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Your spring wardrobe just got a lot sexier, thanks to the arrival of Los Angeles brand Sam&Lavi to Chicago stores. Beginning January 30, shop the designs that await you in their dreamlike spring '12 lookbook at Sarca, Handle with Care, and Eskell, all locally owned boutiques. We die for the California coolness, and fresh, feminine spins on basics that will allow us to effortlessly chic-ify our outfits, once warmer weather arrives. (If it ever does.) Don't doom yourself to a life of shopping an unfamiliar brand online. Get to a store and try it on. Feel things. Lots of things. Ugh, is it spring yet?!
Photo: Courtesy of Sam&Lavi
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