5 Fantastic Cocktails You Need To Try This Fall

Bring it on, fall. It’s officially time to put up your short shorts and dig out your sweaters. If you are anything like me, that also means you will need a drink to smooth over the transition. But if you love fall, chances are you’re all about the seasonal celebratory drinks. Whatever the reason you…

The No BS Guide To Getting The Perfect Beach Body

Earlier this summer, a Refinery29 survey revealed  how women feel about their bodies, and among the more shocking revelations: 73% of respondents said that wearing a swimsuit at the pool or beach is one of the most stressful situations they face; nearly three in four reported they avoid the beach because of their body image. Sadly,…

The Street Art Lovers Guide To Detroit

As I drove into Detroit for the first time I immediately noticed that the creative spirit is alive and well in the Motor City. In this auto-centric area, you don’t have to park your car to see breathtaking street art. It’s available free of charge on buildings, down alleyways, in parking garages and from 55…

Shop Buzzed: Chicago’s Best Kept Shopping Secret

I wanted to give you the latest buzz about the newest party in Chicago! Shop Buzzed was concocted by two loveable ladies behind Chloe’s Cravings and Shop 522 Envy. It is a once a month event that combines drinking your favorite cocktail or caffeinated beverage and local Chicago entrepreneurs in one space.They came up with this…

10 Most Instagrammable Places To Eat In Chicago

There’s no doubt Chicago is one of the most photogenic cities in the U.S.—from the breathtaking view of Skydeck Chicago at the Willis Tower to the sandy beach lake front. But did you know many of our favorite foodies spots are also Insta-Worthy? That’s why we’ve rounded up mouthwatering pics from 10 of the cities…

Did You Know? Eloquii Is Opening A Store In Chicago

YASS KWEEN, you read that right! One of the most beloved plus size fashion brands will open its doors inside The Shops At Northbridge, right here in Chicago.  Their plus size women’s clothes feature all the best trends of the season: Exposed shoulder tops, ruffled blouses, cropped jeans, embroidered dresses, leather jackets… In a nutshell:…

A Broke Girls Guide To Self-Care

Self-care on any budget is possible. In fact, most acts of self-care don’t cost a thing. Self-care is simply the practice of treating yourself with enough respect that you honor and fulfill your own needs as they arise. Self-care isn’t something that you can just put off until you have more time or money. Your…

Do You Know About CurvyCo? The First Plus Size Only Resale Store

Hey Girl, Hey! Do you know about Curvyco? There is FINALLY a site where you can buy & sell affordable plus size clothes! Need a serious closet purge and want to make money from clothes that are just hanging in your closet?  Well, hurry up and check out CurvyCo, the first plus-size only resale marketplace where women…

A Magical Ride: Review of Disney Musical Aladdin On Broadway In Chicago

  Thanks to my blogger boo, Jaye of Curvatude and Disney Theatrical Group, I was lucky enough to lounge around The Cadillac Palace Theatre last week prior to viewing Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway in Chicago. Among the group was the production’s company manager, Michael Height who shared his excitement for the show and asked if it was our…

How To Improve Your Body Image In A Beauty Obsessed Society

“Don’t let your mind bully your body.”   ~June Tamaso Wood Raise your hand if you’ve ever pinched your stomach for fat, compared yourself to someone else or felt inadequate after looking at social media and magazines. It’s okay, you’re not alone, my hand is raised too. When you live in a body that’s constantly labeled as…

Celebrating Pride With Gender Queer Fashion Brand, Rebirth Garments

June is one of the most EXCITING months because it’s all about celebrating and honoring the LGBTQ community, what we’ve accomplished, and raise awareness for issues that we’re still working on. In addition to the Pride parades, there are plenty of unique ways to celebrate Pride Month— especially if you dig a little deeper.  After…