How To Register To Vote + Key Election Dates

We are thirty-eight days away from what may be the most historic presidential election of all time. Have you registered to vote? If you haven’t, you still have time, but the deadlines are nearing if you want to have a say. So, if you only do one thing today, mark your calendar for these key…

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 end date which means you all have until May 31, 2017…

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…

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…

DePaul Fashion Society

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a fashion show hosted by DePaul Fashion Society. It was a fun experience filled with good conversation, food, fashion, photos, and gifts! Take a look. From left to right we have Dannie of Stile.Foto.Cibo, Allie of Allie’s Fashion Alley and me of course. Thanks to Be Buddha Jewelry, Amazing…

Bloggers Who Brunch

A lot of us start blogging to share our views and connect with like-minded people around the globe, but somewhere along the way we can start to feel isolated if we don’t meet up in person. That’s why I decided to get a group of bloggers together. So what happens when bloggers go out for brunch? There’s…

Windy City Bloggers Holiday Party

Christmas is right around the corner, but I haven’t been feeling particularly festive. That all changed when I attended the annual Windy City Bloggers Holiday Party. So, I want to thank the co-founders Erin Bassett, and Kit Graham and our host Hyatt Centric Chicago for making this party fabulous and free! As always thank you…

Eleven 60 by Kierra Sheard

I spent my Friday night at the Westin Hotel on Michigan Avenue, shopping the Elven 60 Pop-Up Shop. This was my first time experiencing the brand and the designer, Kierra Sheard. I am so happy to report that this line is high end curvy chic! The quality of the material, the vision behind the designs,…

Financial Literacy Workshop

I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to attend the #PushMoneyMatters workshop yesterday. I arrived early, and took part in the morning forum led by Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. Corey Mays gave an uplifting speech highlighting his transition from a professional NFL linebacker to Angel Investing, Economic Development, and Sports Journalism. Mr. Cheeks kicked off…

The Trendy Sparrow

Good evening everyone; I recently received this invitation and I am so excited to share this experience with you! Step into the party with me and meet Lindzi (far left) the designer and beauty behind the brand, The Trendy Sparrow. My first introduction to her work was made this past summer, and I immediately fell in…

Behind The Scenes of A Better Day With Julie

Good morning everyone; I missed you all so much this past weekend! Let’s catch up. Recently, I was invited to be on A Better Day With Julie as a guest stylist and expert in frugal full figure fashion. I graciously accepted her invitation and challenge to find not one, but two complete holiday looks for less than…

The Makeup Show Chicago

Hey ladies! I’m super excited to share my weekend with you so let’s jump right in! Saturday began with a trip to the chiropractor and ended with a bag full of goodies from The Makeup Show Chicago.  When I picked up my press pass I was jumping of joy on the inside because this event…