Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto gives us the blues — in the form of dresses, pants and other pieces made from Italian stretch denim. The capsule collection, which released this month, is inspired by female icons like Lauren Hutton and Katharine Hepburn. Starting at $295, M2057 Style Studio, 833 W. Washington; M2057.com
Take the plunge this summer with an ocean-inspired hue.
Shift into summer by shopping for a good cause this month.
Give mom the gift of time not spent on her hair this year, with a state-of-the-art blow dryer in a limited-edition case. The tool, which released last fall, keeps temps under control to prevent heat damage, and cuts down on the time it takes to dry. $399; Sephora locations citywide; Sephora.com
Chicago mom Edisa Sivac opens her children’s shoe boutique May 8 and offers more than just a great selection (including brands like Bogs, Mini Melissa and more). The 1,000-square-foot space features a play area for kids and will even host monthly activities, like story time and music classes. 1136 W. Armitage; Ayyakids.com
Get ahead of the fashion pack this season in a power pantsuit.
Say “I love you” in style with a Parisian-inspired bouquet from this Canadian e-shop, which just launched its white-glove flower delivery service in Chicago. The chic barrels house 25 roses in one of six gorgeous shades, from romantic red to playful yellow ($169); for Mother’s Day, this special edition is a pretty mix ($199). Givelandeau.com
Spoil mom this year with a piece from the edgy designer’s lastest roll-out. The trendy pieces feature bold neon accents, chunky chains and fun floral designs; we love this crystal-encrusted ring ($195). 1710 N. Damen; Alexisbittar.com
We’ve all been there: You hit snooze three times too many and now you barely have enough time to find a matching pair of socks, let alone apply a full face of makeup.
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