Second City Style’s 12 Days of Christmas (Shopping) ’10. Carol Wishes For Extravagant (On Sale!) Pieces

December 9, 2010 • Yahoo


I know that my taste is sometimes over-the-top, but keep in mind, I have no intention of wearing any of these items…at the same time! (Well, maybe the shoes and the black jacket…) Think of how beautiful my closet will look with these pieces! And yes, I will wear them, too! Each of these items will make quite a statement. I know what I am asking for may be a bit extravagant… but, hey, at least I found them all on sale!

3.1 Phillip Lim Sequin-Embellished Silk Dress Was $1,100 – Now $550

Where will I wear this? I don't know, if not to a party, who cares? I could just hang this dress as artwork on a wall! I met Philip Lim when he was at Nordstrom in Chicago showing this collection, so it has sentimental value for me as well.


ALICE by Temperley Mara Leather Shift Dress  Was $795 – Now $556.50

This is a perfect leather dress for several reasons. (And I've had my share of experience with leather dresses.) 1. There is no slit to tear in the back. 2. It is not too fitted, so it will not stretch out. 3. It will always stay flattering with this fabulous, adjustable, unattached (bonus!) belt.

Marc Jacobs Houndstooth Leather Brogues  Were $685 – Now $342.50

I never saw a pair of silver menswear shoes I did not love! I noticed Marc Jacobs did a lot of them this season, and this pair is my favorite. I think I need to add them to my silver menswear shoe collection. (Not part of my clown shoe collection – that's different.)


Smythe Intermix Exclusive Shawl Collar Tailored Blazer Was $625 – Now $299

You see, I do have a practical side by choosing this black jacket! Even if the boyfriend look is a trend.

Lanvin Animal Print Knee Boot Was $1,750 – Now $1,049

At Fashion's Night Out last fall I picked these boots as my favorite of any pair at Barneys! (Lauren disagreed.) But look how practical the heel is!

— Carol Calacci, Second City Style Managing Editor

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2 Responses to Second City Style’s 12 Days of Christmas (Shopping) ’10. Carol Wishes For Extravagant (On Sale!) Pieces

  1. Lauren-Second City Style says:

    Carol, you know I love you and your crazy shoe collection! You are right I don’t care for the boots, but would prefer them any day over those brogues!

  2. IC Faces says:

    I absolutely LOVE those shoes! Who knew my style was this wild! Thanks for helping me learn about myself. LOL

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