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…

Top 10 Takeaways From Blavity’s #EmpowerHer17 Conference

Hey Girl, Hey! How you doing? I’m still recovering from this past weekends festivities. Thanks to Black Girl Fly Mag, I attended the #EmpowerHer17 Conference by Blavity and 21 Ninety and hunny… it was LIT! From the invaluable insights to the sincere sisterhood bonds formed among attendees—I am so impressed. I even had a chance…

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…

How To Look Your Best In 30 Minutes or Less

Many of us are not early risers, so chances are you have experienced more than a few of those early-morning scrambles. A familiar scenario – you’ve hit the snooze button a zillion times and when you finally open your eyes, you realize how late you are and you instantly panic. You dash to the closet,…

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…