This has definitely been the longest Winter since moving to Chicago and although we’re all waiting very (very) patiently, Chicagoans are so ready for Spring’s warmth to finally arrive. In anticipation of this so called Spring, a little bit of fringe may help us get into the mood.

I have updated one of my best selling products, the leather fringe necklace (pictured on the left above) to a new, improved style. There is an added cutout and the fringing is now sewn together making a loop for the chain, so that the chain is more secure.

This year I’m also introducing a daintier counterpart, the magenta suede fringe necklace (pictured on the right above). The suede leather fringe is 2.5″ long, with a 29″ chain.

 

I’m pretty excited about the new fabrics I’ll be using for this year’s clothing collection.

You will be seeing pops of graphic prints, pin dot textures, burnout fabric, and details such as ruffled hems and low backs will be incorporated in the cropped tops. The color palette for the collection is minimal; black, white, royal blue, and blush pink.

 

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You may have noticed that I’ve been on a hiatus for the past year for a much needed break to relax, enjoy life, and reset. 2014 has already been quite eventful with many exciting personal occasions taking place, the most notable being a recent trip to Iceland. The colors and beautiful landscapes were really inspiring.

The fun for 2014 is definitely not going to stop there for me – With Love XOX is back in business! I am excited to share all of the new products I have in the works, so I’ll be giving you a little sneak peek over the next few days.

 

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Just some plain ‘ol gloating. With Love XOX tops are featured in the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair letter in the bottom right circle. Woohoo!
 

It’s that time of the year again. Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago is on this coming weekend from 11am-7pm both Saturday and Sunday. Come find With Love XOX near the Paulina entrance, facing South.

Get ready to pick up some great stuff!

 

 

Pitchfork is just around the corner!

It’s on this weekend from Friday 7/13 – Sunday 7/15, and I am selling my wares in the Coterie Handcrafts section under the huge tent. I have some cute tops, pom pom key chains, earrings in yummy colors, and some other products for you to check out.

I’m sharing a booth with the wonderful Esther of Essimar. She’ll be selling super cute cards, prints, and earrings too.

Come to Pitchfork, listen to some great music and stop by the Coterie tent. Do it, it’ll be fun!

 

Pictured below: Floral Print Shorts, Eyelet Top, Studded Sunglasses Case, Earrings.

 

 

New With Love XOX products for Summer! They will be available at Pitchfork Music Festival on July 13 – July 15. More details about my booth @ Pitchfork to come.

 

 

I’m proud to be part of an exciting 1 month pop-up shop in Bridgeport at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. SMALL aims to promote companies and individuals that make locally manufactured products.

Here’s a peek of the products and space that will be up from May 4 – May 27.


With Love XOX can be found in the clothing section towards the right hand corner in the back of the store. Pictured above:

Isabella scallop edge top on the left hand side of the rack; Sweet Skull Plush on back wall; Pom pom keychains on top of the mirror on back wall.

Stop by at SMALL Showroom and support some great local businesses.

 

 

 

 

Although time hasn’t been on my side lately, I know 2012 is going to be a good year. There have been lots of exciting things that have recently happened, so let me update you all!

I now have 2 wonderful stockists that I love love love. One selling some of my accessories, Asrai Garden in Wicker Park (Chicago), currently stocked with my pom pom pins, lace bow necklace and leather bow pins, and another store selling a select range of my clothing, Emerging Thoughts (online).

My Facebook page is now live and kicking. You should check it out for news and updates and there will also be some exclusive giveaways in the future too so make sure you ‘like it’ to stay updated.

I have lots of ideas and exciting things planned for 2012, but for now you will have to wait and see ;). Hope you have all had a great start to the year too!

 

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A very lucky lady would have received “the best gift ever” (which was the title on my check) from her lovely fiance by now. He bought my “Bonjour!” crochet french telephone for her for Christmas, as he knew how much she had loved it after seeing it at one of the shows I had displayed the phone at.

My favorite memories of the “Bonjour!” were at the couple of shows that I displayed it at. Just seeing people’s reaction to it – mostly gasping and gawking once it had caught someones eye which was followed immediately by them grabbing the person they were with, and asking if I had made it myself – was very rewarding. There was even one time that a kid had screamed “Oh my God!!!” from the other side of the street whilst pointing and running excitedly into my booth. That kid has good eyes! I don’t even know how he saw it from that far away.

Although sad to see it go, I am SO happy at the same time that my phone now lives with a wonderful lady that adores and appreciates the 3 months of testing and intricate crocheting and knitting that went into the making of this.