Category archives: Fashion

What I'm Obsessed With for Spring

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If I have to be honest... I'm more of a Fall and Winter person than I am a Spring person. The difference between my cold and warm weather outfits is the subtraction or addition of tights and a jacket. That aside, there are a few different trends that I'm itching to try out for myself as soon as it gets warm. Of course, in Chicago, that could be a few months.[...]

A Very Late NYFW Diary

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I'm so behind on getting my diary on New York Fashion Week up (Paris Fashion Week just started, which gives you the idea of how I'm about three weeks behind), but better late than never. I make the trip to New York every single February for fashion week - or I have at least for the past three years - an[...]

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Your Stylish Friend

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When it comes to holiday shopping for my friends, I think that all of my friends are the 'stylish one' of the group. I always have a hard time shopping for them so I've pulled together a few different ideas for gifts that you might be able to pick up for your friends. The stylish one in your friend group is probably like Rachel from Friends - you love her[...]

The Under $50 Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

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For this cynic, the holidays are actually my favorite time of year. I love the holidays. Everything is decorated for no good reason and there are nothing but endless parties upon parties. Easily, the best part is that it means stretches of time with friends and family that are uninterrupted and full of warmth. In the blogging universe it means another thi[...]

How to Pack Stylishly (and Efficiently) for Holiday Travel

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Believe it or not - it's already the holiday season! While the Macy's on Chicago's famed State Street is already rolling out the Christmas red carpet, most of us will be traveling home for Thanksgiving first. Packing comes with enough anxiety on its own. When you factor in holiday delays and expensive jewelry for fancy parties... it becomes a nightma[...]

How to Dress for a White Tie Event (Especially When It's the Opera)

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There's nothing that strikes more fear - or elation - in a guest's heart when they read "dress code" on an invitation. I've had the opportunity to go to a wide array of events since I've started writing. The dress codes always vary. They range from Brooklyn roof tops in knee high socks to the Baccarat Crystal Hotel launch event in designer. There are always [...]

A Blogger and an Editor Walk Into a Bar: a #VogueHatesBloggers Round Table

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When the entire "Vogue hates bloggers" controversy came out last week, I had a lot of thoughts about the topic. What is the best way to tackle the issue of blogging, media consumption, and fashion in 2016? I have huge respect for the publishing industry and I'm a blogger. So while discussing the issue with an editor friend of mine, she noted that we shoul[...]

How to Shop Fashion Week Street Style

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With New York Fashion Week (and all of the fashion weeks) coming to a close, everyone's obsessed with personal street style snaps. Learning how to complement your own personal style with accessories can be tricky, especially because your personal style can change depending on your mood. One of the best ways to complement your style is through sunglass[...]

How to Work a Transitional Wardrobe

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With today being the first official day of fall - finally! - it ushers in transitional weather. Cool in the mornings, warm during the heat of the day, only to drop one more time on the rush home. Dressing for this kind of temperamental weather is unpredictable and always tricky - but it can be done! The best way to dress for transitional weather is one wo[...]

Shop the Best Trends from New York Fashion Week

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New York Fashion Week seems to roll around quicker than twice a year. When it does, it is a whirlwind of social updates and frenzied street style snapping. I had the opportunity to attend a few shows this year - but decided to sit it out for some peace and a long weekend viewing from afar. I have racked up a few of my favorite trends that you can shop below [...]