5 Ways To Wear Sneakers

Newsflash: your sneakers are meant for more than just the gym! These days, rubber-soled kicks aren’t just for marathoners—they’re a fierce fashion statement…something to show off. The best way to do that is to make sure the entire shoe can be seen and your socks aren’t visible. Make sure your pants fall above your ankle…

Saved By The Bell Pop Up Diner

I totally geeked out when Saved by the Max, a diner modeled after the eatery in the 90’s sitcom the Saved By The Bell set up shop here in Chicago. The diner was a huge hit, so they agreed to stay well past the original August date which means you all have until December to experience…

City Chic Floral Skirt

Today is the first official day of fall, but tell that to the weather. It’s still hot and humid here in Chicago, so I’ll be donning short skirts and sandals a little while longer. I decided to pair this floral skirt from City Chic with a striped crop top from Forever 21 Plus. You’ve probably…

Fashion For Every Body

If we don’t see ourselves reflected in the media or on fashion runways, how can we feel like valid members of society? As entire groups of people go on without representation, it feels like a purposeful erasure of your identity. But what if all that was different? What if the runways featured women of all shapes,…

What’s Up With thredUP?

A very special polka dot box from thredUP was just delivered to my house, y’all and I’m so excited to share this collaboration with you! Have you heard of them? Just in case you haven’t, let me tell you a little about it. thredUP is an online consignment store for women and children which make it possible for you…

Mystic Blue Blogger Cruise

What happens when you give bloggers booze and send them on a cruise? The best and most photographed end of summer party ever! We checked in with the Windy City Blogger Collective, and quickly found ourselves on the VIP roof deck aboard Mystic Blue Cruises.As if a sunset cocktail cruise on the lake with Chicago as the backdrop…

So This Is 30

On your thirtieth birthday, you suddenly become an old, boring person, right? WRONG. Your twenties come with a lot of self-doubt and anxiety around life’s big questions: What are you going to do with your career? Who are you going to end up with? Where are you going to live? That’s why I’ve always looked…

The Not So Little Mermaid

Growing up, I took pride in being the not so typical girl, but my love for mermaids was the one exception. At the sheer mention of The Little Mermaid, I would swoon, sing, and dream of living under the sea. So you can imagine my excitement when Nora, the owner of Aquamermaid Chicago offered to…

Black Web Blog Awards

Last January I received very exciting news—Windy City Wardrobe was voted Best LGBT Blog Award and the icing on the cake was my Editor-In-Chief (aka wife) won best comics for her site, The Deep End Review. After months of anticipation, all of the 2015 award winners were honored in a live ceremony last month in Washington, DC during…

2016 Blogging While Brown Conference

After several months of anticipation, I finally arrived at the 8th annual Blogging While Brown Conference held at George Washington University in D.C. This was not only my first time attending a Blogging While Brown event, but it was also my first time in D.C. When I signed up I really didn’t know what to expect….

DC Road Trip Recap & Pet Travel Checklist

Let’s be honest. Even when you love your city, you still need a break from it. So I’m doing just that! Road trips are one of the easiest ways to escape, and one of Chicago’s best qualities is that it borders six states which make great getaways. So far I’ve done Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Dubuque…

Wonder Woman: Molly Tullis

I like a woman who knows what she wants and passionately goes after it. Enter Wonder Woman of the week, Molly Tullis, the brilliant blogger behind Haute Tempered and co-author of Blogger in Chief: How To Get Paid to Live Your Life. I’m reading it right now and would love to chat about it, so pick up your…