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…

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…

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…