Friday, November 28, 2014



 As the streets are filled with mobs of shoppers hunting for their marked down gifts, camping out in below freezing weather for the newest electronic, and charging doors of companies to get a deal on Thanksgiving Day decorations; doesn't  a nice relaxing cup of coffee over the latest Shopping Girl XOXO blog before you enjoy your afternoon with your family sound a bit more relaxing?  :)

In honor of today's namesake, I have chosen to highlight what I'll be wearing around town tomorrow afternoon while I shop local for SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

This monochromatic look in all black is a sleek ensamble that gives me an instant air of confidence!  I've chosen a statement piece in this amazing vintage inspired jacket with bracket details on the dollum sleeves!  I'm obsessed!
Underneath I layered my favorite pair of leather leggings with a loose fitting black blouse.  The black knee high boots are not only a huge winter trend this year, but also really help to pull the whole look together!  I went with tons of delicate knucle rings, a dainty rose gold necklace and gorg. rose gold hoops to match the rose gold brackets and highlight one of my favorite parts of the jacket, the lining!

I will be rocking this look tomorrow as I shop some of my favorite local boutiques before heading to a local bar to hear some live music!  Very chic rock n' roll!  :)

I hope this look gives you some style inspiration for the weekend and reminds you to shop local tomorrow on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

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Leggings:  Express
Blouse:  Fashion Tomoato
Sunglasses:  Ulta
Earrings:  3 Hearts Boutique
Necklace: Ali's Collection

Friday, November 21, 2014


Thank Goodness It's Fashion Friday!

Not only do I love Friday because it is the beginning of a 48 hour vacation for most of the world, but more importantly because weekends are full of fabulous events to wear fierce outfits!  
Starting this week and moving forward, I'll be sharing a fun look that I love on my TGIFF blog!!  

My first TGIFF look is filled with some of my very favorite trends of the season!
Royal colors, leopard print, sheer details, and raw gem stones!  How can you go wrong!?

I am obsessed with this flowy purple top!  It is such a great piece that can be worn so many ways!  For today, I used it as my backdrop and played up the accessories 
to really pull the whole look together!

I had a brisk and busy day running around to some of my very favorite boutiques for an awesome client!  I also spent time in the editing shop making a photo flip book for yesterday's client, so I wanted to make sure I wore something 
comfortable and fashionable to pop in and out of multiple places!
 Then, this evening my husband and I are making dinner with a couple of friends before we head out to a comedy show!  So, I figured this was a great look to transition easily from a busy work day to a comfortable and relaxed evening out with friends!
 These shoes are to die for!  Not only are they the perfect way to add a fun pattern to any look, but they truly are uber comfortable as well!  I think animal print in subtle accents is always a fun and exciting addition to a look!

I went with gold jewelry and kept the pieces pretty edgy to modernize the look!  I'm in love with the Ali's Collection pendant necklace and simple druzy studs!  Both pieces tie any look together!  This gold belt was my grandmother's and has been a go-to of mine for years!

My look was put together with an eclectic mix of high and low end as well as locally made brands!
Check them all out below, and have fun putting your own TGIFF look together for the weekend!

Shopping Girl,
Lora LaPratt

Photos:  Andrew Garcia Photography
Necklace and Earrings:  Ali's Collection (available in the Shopping Girl XOXO showroom!)
Shoes:  Taryn Rose
Jeans:  Old Navy
Belt:  Vintage from my grandmother!
Cuff:  Polyvore

Photo's by Andrew Garcia

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Video To Show You Why I've Been Gone! :)

Rather than fill this blog with written excuses for why I've been super MIA for the last 6 months on the blog, I thought I would share a video instead!  :)

My HUSBAND and I finally tied the knot after 18 months of engagement/planning and almost 7 years of dating bliss!  :)  We got married this summer at our cottage on Torch Lake on Aug. 9th!  The wedding was everything we had dreamed of and much more!  

Because of the major planning (which I LOVED) I did end up putting a lot of my fun extra circulars on hold (including my blog) while planning, and then honeymooning, and then doing major catch up with my awesome clients over the last few months!  

So I'm here today to share a glimpse into our beautiful day! Let this transport you to the warm summer months for a moment, and get you ready to start checking in on Style In The City on a regular basis again now that I'm back in Chicago and ready to hibernate in style for the winter!  ;)

Hope you enjoy!

Shopping Girl,
Lora Goodrich ;)