shopping news from chicago.

I must confess: I really enjoy attending trade shows. As some of you know, I don’t look forward to going (sometimes I even dread the impending travel and work)! But, I forget how much I enjoy discovering new treasures for my customers and how much fun I have reconnecting with vendors throughout the year.

I know many of you are waiting to hear what I’ve got in store for you. Here’s a sneak peak of a few things:

cotton sweaters from babette in orange, mustard, and smoke. very cute. very flattering.

black and white peace and love plastic bangles: cheap!

baby-butt soft faux leather handbags and hobo bags from melie bianco in great spring colors!

jersey assymetrical tanks and pima cotton sweaters and slouchy pants from planet.

dolman sleeve cotton peace t’s with a flair in sandwashed blue and black.

surrealist’s three-piece crinkled jersey tops for comfy layering in olive, mocha, and sage.

bottle-cap rings with sprinkles, flowers, and obama!

be.ology t’s in springy colors with springy inspirations (I met creators linda & ali at the chicago show!)

getting psyched?
there’s more: scarves scarves and more scarves! pretty cotton florals, gauzy indian prints, cotton peace in spring colors — scarves are the accessory for spring. I know you’ll be springing in to heavenly metal for yours!

so that was chicago. new york starts this weekend. stay tuned.

oh yeahobama! 15 hours to go! and lest you forget, the obama baggu give-away contest ends tomorrow night, after the inauguration. click here to be included in the drawing.