Friday, February 27, 2015

NYFW with Karen Millen

It seems a bit early to do a #FlashbackFriday to last week, but there is no way I can resist sharing one of my favorite moments from New York Fashion Week any longer!

During my trip to NYC I was invited for a private preview of Karen Millen's F/W '15 looks at their new flagship store + showroom. For those of you who don't know, Karen Millen is one my favorite brands; not only for myself, but to recommend to my clients. Each and every item brings a piece of elegance and class to your outfit that will make you feel happy, desired, and sophisticated. 

Speaking about desire, I had my eye on this blush colored wool trench wrap coat for the past couple of months. I loved the story that Karen Millen only produced 740 of these jackets across 6 continents as a Limited Edition piece, thus it would be a rarity for you to be walking around town and see someone wearing the same thing as you (every true fashionista's nightmare!) Not only was I able to see the jacket in person, play dress up with it for an hour after the presentation, but now I can exuberantly say that I am the proud owner of jacket #251.

Bracelet: J.Crew Factory

Photos by: Lindsey Cavanaugh of eat pray photo & vibe tribe creative

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Snowstorm Music Festival

Instead of complaining about this Winter madness, I've decided to team up with The Gathering Group to embrace it instead. Want to join the fun and take over Navy Pier with us? Want to be a part of the biggest White Party this city has ever seen? Want to sip cocktails with your best friends in an igloo? (Yes, I said igloo.) Then check it out!

Snowstorm Music & Arts Festival will be Chicago’s first and only inaugural Winter Music Festival, and will feature a variety of electronic music and artistic performances all set to the theme of a winter wonderland. The fest will be a celebration of the Windy City’s residents’ winter resiliency, with headliner Moby, who sold over 20 million albums throughout his impressive career, plus RJD2, Trippy Turtle, The Hood Internet, local Chicago artists and more! Early bird tickets are already SOLD OUT, so make sure to snag your package today to ensure you don't miss out on what I anticipate to be the experience of a lifetime. 

Who: YOU
What: Snowstorm Winter Music Festival + the biggest White Party this city has ever seen
Where: The Grand Ballroom and Lakeview Terrace at Navy Pier
When: Saturday, March 7th from 6pm-1am
Why: Because it's going to be awesome.

Monday, February 16, 2015


It's here...and I'M HERE. Aren't in the big apple to watch the shows in person? Don't worry, you can stream all of the shows LIVE! Make sure to follow along on Instagram via @adoptedSTYLE {+@lduevel} for my show room visits, celebrity styling appointment, and to catch my fashion week in the big city.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Brunching w. Nellcôte

As the "Don't restrict yourself from yummy goodness" New Year's Resolution continues, today I am sharing some of my absolute favorite menu items from one of my favorite brunch spots, Nellcôte. If there's one thing to know about me, it is that I am always DTB (Down To Brunch). The one thing I love about Nellcôte's brunch is that you can always get a little bit of everything. Whether you're in the mood for something sweet - like their famous apple cider-maple glazed-bacon donut, or something savory like they're eggs ‘en cocotte’ - you will always leave with a smile on your face and an incredibly satisfied belly.

Here are some of my featured favorites from my most recent brunch with some of my absolute favorite ladies. 

{Not Pictured: Lindsey Cavanaugh from vibe tribe creative, creator of Giuliana Rancic's new website/blog & Kaleigh Glaza of Lux & Concord}. 

Bellini & Apple Cider-Maple Glazed-Bacon Donut

Lobster Hash

Photos by: Lindsey Cavanaugh of eat pray photo & vibe tribe creative