Articles by: Laurie Espino

Pret Reporteur: Spring Metallics

Pret Reporteur: Spring Metallics

0 by / on April 21, 2014, 11:00 am / in Magazine, Pret Reporteur

What do you think is fashion’s hardest challenge? Hands down it’s translating seasonal trends from runway to real way. As much as we praise Jenna Lyons for transforming athletic sweatpants into sleek casual wear, it’s hard for us to imagine rocking the aforementioned sweatpants in the corporate world. And what’s one of this spring season’s trickiest trends? Metallics! Metallics were spotted […]

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Pret Reporteur: How To Wear Orange, Spring’s Trendiest Color

Pret Reporteur: How To Wear Orange, Spring’s Trendiest Color

0 by / on March 17, 2014, 9:00 am / in Magazine, Pret Reporteur

Did you know that the official start of the spring season is just three days away? It’s hard to believe that soon the harsh winter days will be behind us. Which begs us all to wonder: are our closets ready for a new season of trends? Probably not. So, before you set on a panic-induced trip to your favorite stores, […]

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Pret Reporteur: 5 Spring Toppers To Score Now

Pret Reporteur: 5 Spring Toppers To Score Now

0 by / on March 3, 2014, 10:00 am / in Magazine, Pret Reporteur

It’s that awkward time of the year when the temperature is (slowly!) rising up, but a winter chill is still in the air. This season’s transition can make it extremely difficult to plan your day’s outfits: Crispy, cold air in the morning calls for layers and an appropriate coat, while sunny, warmer weather during the height of the afternoon has […]

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Pret Reporteur: 6 Floral Finds To Lift Your Mood

Pret Reporteur: 6 Floral Finds To Lift Your Mood

0 by / on January 13, 2014, 9:00 am / in Magazine, Pret Reporteur

Thank goodness the Polar Vortex has passed! However, we can’t help but feel as though it left a dreary feeling looming around us. Despite the weather’s 20-degree spike these past few days, we still find ourselves feeling a little grey. Let’s not be too pessimistic though, we are in the middle of the winter season. But still, a little pick-me-up is called […]

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Laurie’s Fashion & Beauty Resolutions For 2014

Laurie’s Fashion & Beauty Resolutions For 2014

0 by / on January 7, 2014, 11:00 am / in Beauty, Fashion, Second City Style Blog

My fashion resolution is to rotate my clothes regularly. My closet is constantly overflowing with clothes. Unfortunately, I store them and sometimes forget I have them until the next year. This time around, I hope to give more pieces love by regularly rotating my closets’ contents. My beauty resolution is to take better care of my hands. I’m big on […]

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Pret Reporteur: Not Your Usual Little Black Dress

Pret Reporteur: Not Your Usual Little Black Dress

0 by / on December 16, 2013, 9:00 am / in Magazine, Pret Reporteur

It’s the time of year when our social calendars are bursting with events. From office holiday parties to gift-exchanging with your BFF’s over cocktails, you’ve got a ton on your plate. It’s no surprise that we find ourselves short of wardrobe options sometime between now and New Year’s Eve. This is the moment of when we reach for our trusty […]

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Pret Reporteur: 6 Midi Skirts To Ring In The Holiday Season

Pret Reporteur: 6 Midi Skirts To Ring In The Holiday Season

0 by / on November 25, 2013, 9:00 am / in Magazine, Pret Reporteur

Mini, maxi, mini, maxi — for seasons past it seemed like there were only two types of hem lengths we could choose from. So when the traditional length midi skirt started popping up everywhere after what seemed like decades of absence, we were a little stumped. Could these modest length skirts be here to stay? Or is it another fad […]

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Pret Reporteur: That’s A Wrap

Pret Reporteur: That’s A Wrap

0 by / on November 4, 2013, 11:00 am / in Magazine, Pret Reporteur

It never fails, despite how many articles of clothing sit in our closets, we inevitably find ourselves with nothing to wear at the worst time. In these moments of panic, it’s so easy for us to forget the one frock that can solve all our dilemmas. The wrap dress has been a quintessential part of a woman’s wardrobe since Diane […]

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Pret Reporteur: Multi-Tone Handbags For Fall

Pret Reporteur: Multi-Tone Handbags For Fall

0 by / on October 15, 2013, 10:00 am / in Magazine, Pret Reporteur

Stop the presses! There’s a handbag trend that’s been sweeping the style scene, and you need to get on board, stat! Multi-tone handbags have been popping up on the arms of everyone, from the models on the runway to the editrixes sitting front-row. These color-block sensations are the perfect way to add an extra splash of color to your look. They […]

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Pret Reporteur: Cozy Up To Sweet Fall Sweaters

Pret Reporteur: Cozy Up To Sweet Fall Sweaters

0 by / on September 30, 2013, 11:00 am / in Magazine, Pret Reporteur

There’s no denying it, fall and its temperamental weather is officially here. Mornings are chilly, with a preview of what’s to come in the winter. But when noon rolls around, temperatures soar and we’re slowly peeling away jacket layers. It’s absolute madness! There’s one item of clothing that can keep us sane during Mother Nature’s fickle mood swings: cozy sweaters. […]

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