Did You Hear? A Designer Share Service Just Launched In Chicago

DesignerShare is the first truly peer-to-peer marketplace for women to rent their designer clothing and accessories to one another. We all know keeping up with appearances is tough and costly,  so I was thrilled when they asked me to try the service.  It was really simple: I set up an account, browsed my options, selected a…

5 Fierce Swimwear Lines Designed By Black Women

Hey Girl, Hey! Summer is only a few weeks away and if you’re lucky, that means a slew of pool party invites, vacations on the beach or maybe even lazy evenings in a jacuzzi while sipping on a mojito. Regardless of your summer plans, you probably want to look fly and fabulous while soaking up the sun….

The Ultimate Geek Guide To Chicago

Are you in search of a total geek fest?  You don’t have to search for long—Chicago is a nerds paradise. Love to drink beer and waste quarters at arcade bars? The city boasts plenty of them. Prefer to gain literary knowledge? Just pick an institution and check out an exhibition or spend the weekend at…

What To Wear To The Derby + Chicago Fashion Show

One day each year, folks put on their fancy spring attire and head to the racetrack. Or, for a few minutes, some with otherwise no interest in equine affairs turn to their televisions. Mint juleps are poured, bets are placed, and all eyes are on Louisville, Kentucky, where for over a century 20 of the…

6 Overall Dresses You Need This Spring

Spring weather is a constant guessing game. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, the weather decides to take a turn and reminds you who’s boss. So while we’re eager to start wearing the hottest spring fashion trends, we can’t quite pack away our layers and long sleeves just yet.  Our favorite way…

How To Get Gorgeous Skin In 5 Simple Steps

Are we the only ones still mentally stuck in January? Gosh, time flies! Still, despite the time-lament we definitely won’t complain about the beautiful weather out – it’s warm, it’s sunny, and we finally get to bury our drab winter coats at the back of our closets! And it’s not just the coats – with the…

13 Playful Plus Size Floral Finds

Can you believe we’re halfway through May? It’s going by so quickly, so make sure you take time to smell the flowers and…wear them! Thanks to Lane Bryant, I recently debuted this gorgeous scuba floral dress on the runway as apart of the Leading Ladies Luncheon at Chez Chicago.  Don’t worry if you missed the live social…

The Local Tourist: A Chicago Staycation

Sometimes you just can’t get away. Maybe you don’t have enough time or money to plan some elaborate, last-minute vacation, or maybe you don’t have the vacation days. But surely you can find time to relax for at least a day or two. Good thing we live in Chicago—the city that’s full of good eats and…

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…

11 Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

Are you sick of seeing hashtags like #skinnyisperfect and #fitspiration on your Instagram feed while you struggle to keep your New Year “new you” self-love resolutions? Then it’s time for an Instagram makeover! Here’s eleven body positive Instagram accounts you should follow in order to jump-start your self-confidence and remember that no matter your size,…

Wonder Woman Of The Week: Fashion Stylist, Nikki Ellis

Happy Woman Crush Wednesday Friends! Are you ready for more girl boss inspiration? Last time, we shined the light on Kyshira  S. Moffett, the Founder of successful career coaching business, #HERmovement.  I am extremely EXCITED to share with you the new Wonder Woman of week, Nikki Ellis! Recently, our paths crossed on Instagram and I immediately…

3 Lessons I Learned From Having Panic Attacks

One of the scariest things happened to me—I had a panic attack for the first time and it happened at work. As in a heart wrenching, breath losing, and eye twitching…in front of everyone!!!! Sigh. Here is how it happened… On my 29th birthday, I was on a bus headed to LaGuardia Airport when I…