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…

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…

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…

Windy City Street Style: Jessica Lauren

Dear Instagram thank you for introducing me to Jessica Lauren, the fierce go-getter behind the blog, No Real Jewelry. She uses her site to inspire, uplift, and encourage female entrepreneurs like herself. Plus she has great natural hair care tips and how to’s. So without further ado, I’d like you all to meet Chicago Style Blogger,…

How To Attend A Cold Weather Cocktail Party Like A Pro

Even though there are a bunch of guides on party-dressing, not many of them tell you how to stay warm and cozy while rocking a glamorous outfit everyone will be envious of. If you’re up for attractive party clothes, you won’t freeze in, stick around for five amazing tips for attending a cold weather cocktail…

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…

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,…

The Most Versatile Vegan Shoes

Hippy-dippy, chunky, clunky, and downright ugly—those might be the first words that come to mind when you think of women’s vegan shoes. But cruelty-free shoes are a lot more popular and stylish than they once were. That’s why I tested out Wendy from JSPORT and put together a roundup of styles to prove it. In terms of…

What to Wear To A Wedding When It’s Cold AF

Weddings are hard enough to dress for as it is, but this time of year once you factor in wind chill, and the chance of every kind of precipitation, it seems nearly impossible to go without freezing your cha-cha off. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be your fabulous self at your friend’s wedding. We love the fact…

From Athleisure To Athletic With Old Navy Activewear + Gift Card Giveaway

Initially, athleisure seemed like a short term trend, but the demand has increased year after year, which means athleisure is here to stay. But what, exactly, is athleisure? It’s what you wear when you’re heading to the gym—or the mall, or brunch with your bestie. It’s perfect because it fits your life perfectly.  It could…

Stylish Shoes For Women With Big Feet Do Exist

I can’t really remember a time in my life when I wasn’t frustrated with having big feet. The struggles for those of us who happen to have feet size 10 and up seem to be endless. From barely squeezing your feet through the opening of skinny jeans to finding a pair of comfortable shoes —…

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…