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From the contents of that coveted blue box to thrifted gems, jewelry, in all its forms, is a weakness of ours. And why not? With just the perfect accoutrement, you can take any ensemble to the next level. But, fair warning: Not all baubles are created equal. That's why we've rounded up 10 gorgeous, handcrafted pieces made right here in Chicago, with the best material of all: love. Now, that’s what we call precious metals.
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Going home means getting an opportunity to appreciate some things you always took for granted. Things like a full fridge, neighbors who know your name, and decent thrift shops with reasonable prices (seriously — if we could count all the moments of rage we've experienced from sticker shock in big-city thrift shops...). read
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read