October 10, 2014
Friday Feature is back and this week one of my dearest friends, Lia describes her personal style. I met Lia in college when we both worked at the Men’s Polo department at Bloomingdale’s at Old Orchard. She was Greek, I was Greek, so inevitably we quickly became friends bonding over paper folding polos (which to this date I fold a mean polo) and what great items we picked up on sale. Although we were at work, closing on a Friday or Saturday night was always entertaining and fun when we worked together. Needless to say, we both outgrew our retail jobs, but remained close friends. Lia makes everything look effortless and she always looks amazing in everything that she wears; truly a Grecian goddess. She likes to switch up her looks and wear unique pieces. Read more about Lia below.
5 Minutes With Lia
HAMR: What is your occupation?
Lia: I’m an attorney and the cases I work with are with bankruptcy and small family claims.
HAMR: Describe your style?
Lia: Modern, elegant and classic. I like to experiment with my personal style. I get a lot of inspiration from the 30s, 40s and 50s, but I like to put a modern twist to these decades. I don’t like to categorize my style because my look changes day to day. One day, my look may be edgy and a little rock while the next, a bit more feminine and delicate with a decade inspired dress.
HAMR: What’s your go-to accessory?
Lia: A great pair of shoes. Shoes can change the entire effect of a whole look for better or worse.
HAMR: What’s in your bag currently?
Lia: Eos lip balm, Mac cremesheen lipstick, extra peppermint gum, hempz vanilla plum hand lotion (an impulse buy while waiting in line at Ulta) and the basics: wallet, iPhone charger, and documents.
HAMR: What’s your favorite Chicago spot?
Lia: My two favorite Chicago restaurants are Japonais and Hubbard Inn because they are lively, elegant and have unique menus.
BCBG Max Azria: Dress (similar)
Ann Klein: Shoes (similar)
Style & Co: Handbag (similar)
Emporio Armani: Time Piece
Pearl Necklace (similar)
Thanks for the wonderful feature! It reminds me of how our college job (Bloomingdales) steered our style and how you influenced my style. I credit you with making me truly appreciate Lacoste (among other of my style must haves).
I loved having you on the blog Lia! I think both of our styles have influenced each others and I wouldn’t want it any other way! xoxo