Carol’s Pearls of Shopping Wisdom. Spring Has Sprung! Second City Style Fashion Blog

April 5, 2007 • Shopping


If you are looking for a quick spring wardrobe update here are some items that you simply must have! These jeans by Geography are simply put, the best-fitting and most flattering jeans I own. Marc Jacobs recently said (in a jean debate) he recommends Levi’s straight legs. I agree that a simple dark denim straight leg is a classic – but sorry Marc, you won’t get the fit of Geography! Designed by Michelle Alcott (who is in the apparel biz) they hit the right notes. A little bit of stretch for comfort, a simple back pocket (just the right size), a rise that is not too low, and fit at the waist that won’t gap. I can finally wear jeans sans belt! They are so slimming…and the best part? You have to order down one size! In dark blue or black, $122 at

Next you "have to have" Vika’s White Sash Top. The snaps allow you to wear it over a tank or as a jacket. With puff sleeves and detailed folds, you can be casual work day appropriate and still look fashionable. $230 at

K. Amato’s lemon yellow cat’s eye teardrop drop necklace is just so darn cute. I have to have one. $62

Lastly, never let your new spring handbag touch the floor! You may have seen them before, but you have to have this unique handbag hook – name "Hooker". It is hand crafted by Silversmith John Mitchel, with a Strass Swarovski Crystal. It’s a small piece of art! You can also get one without the crystal in 24 Carat gold plated or pure silver. I have to have the gold with the crystal…since I’m married to my handbag! $122 with crystal, $96 without at

Don’t forget you will receive 20% off by using the discount code: ‘scsspring20’ through April 15th at!

– Carol Calacci, Managing Editor and Shopper Extraordinare

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2 Responses to Carol’s Pearls of Shopping Wisdom. Spring Has Sprung! Second City Style Fashion Blog

  1. leslie says:

    I love the handbag hook! does anyone know where I can buy this, or another version, in Chicago? It would be the perfect gift for my girlfriend’s birthday this weekend!

  2. Lauren-SCS says:

    Call Carol at 312.961.0026. She can help you get one.

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