I fancy myself theÂ consummateÂ Wicker Park girl. Living there for 11 years(!), my wardrobe has become a lot like the neighborhood- ever-evolving, eclectic…andÂ gentrifyingÂ with age. I love my west side style but there is something I need to confess…When I venture outside of my six-corner-comfort-zone, I dress different.Â There, I said it.
Nights downtown, I pull out my luxe pieces. Hanging in Pilsen, I go back in time five years to when I was hipster. Basically, I have a vacation wardrobeÂ for my own city and TBH, I don’t feel bad about it.
Inspired by my style-schizophrenia and a few of the neighborhoods that inspire us(me and my personalities),Â here are five under $100 LBD-looks for New Year’s Eve. Because we’re so crazy(about you!), we’re GIVING AWAY any pair of Bakers brand shoes your heart desires(worth $100 or less) from Bakers.com to help you ring in 2012 in style.
Follow both @BakersShoes and @TheMidWasteland. Comment below with your favorite neighborhood look. For an EXTRA chance to win: Use the “share” button below to tweet this article bothÂ @BakersShoesÂ andÂ @TheMidWasteland,Â hashtagged with your favorite neighborhood look – #WickerPark, #LoganSquare, #GoldCoast, #WestLoop, or #RiverNorth. Contest ends at Midnight on 12.27.11.
PRIMPÂ |Anastasia Brow Ex-Press Brow Palette, $38;Â WEARÂ |Â Vintage 80s velvet and lace party dress,Â $66.50//Wild Pair Leopard “DANA”, $79.99;Â ADORNÂ |Tom Binns Passive Attack rhodium and pearl earrings, $260;Â LISTENÂ |Â M83 – Hurry Up, Weâ€™re Dreaming;Â DRINKÂ | Orchard Old Fashioned fromÂ The Whistler
PRIMP |Â T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers Set, $99;Â WEAR | Vintage 60s Midi Fringe party dress, $65//Wild Pair Black “ELLIE”, $59.99;Â ADORN |Â Fallon Jewelry Large 3 Strand Pearl Necklace, $165.90;Â LISTEN | Bon Iver – Bon Iver;Â DRINK | Cecelia’s Society Punch fromÂ The Violet Hour
PRIMP | NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil inÂ Red Square, $24;Â WEAR | Sequin Shift Dress, $27.50//Wild Pair “GISELLE”, $69.99;Â ADORNÂ | American Apparel Sheer Luxe Backseam Stocking, $18//Topshop Polka Dot Scarf, $28;Â LISTEN | Adele – 21 (aka “Someone Like You” on Repeat);Â DRINK | â€™99 Perrier-Jouet Fleur De Champagne at Old Town Social
PRIMP | Dior Eyeliner Patches, $59;Â WEAR | Beaded Shoulder Shift Dress, $75//Bakers “SQUARED”, $69.99;Â ADORN | Diane Von Furstenberg Cameron Long Leather Gloves, $225;Â LISTEN | The Weeknd – House of Balloons;Â DRINK | Dry Martini at The Pump Room
PRIMP | NARS Body Illuminator in Laguna, $45;Â WEAR |Â Long Disco Dress, $47,50//Bakers “VENESSA”, $90;Â ADORN | Hot Pink Bop Basics Turban Headband, $20//Free People Hayden Stone Cuff, $358;Â LISTEN | Florence + the Machine – Ceremonials;Â DRINK | French 110 at Hubbard Inn