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,…

Camouflage Pattern Mixing

The most common way to mix prints is with florals and stripes. Why not throw in a little edge with camo? Get more wear out of your spring nautical stripe tops by adding them to your fall and winter pattern mixing. Whether you rock a camo print jacket over a nautical top or test drive…

Top 16 Outfits of 2016

We all need a little fashion inspiration every now and then—especially during this time of the year when the weather outside is still frightful. So today I rounded the best 16 outfits I put together in 2016. If you like bold lips, and mixed prints this roundup is for you. P.S. Are you getting my…

How To Make A Bold Fall Fashion Statement

Dialing it down simply isn’t an option this fall—at least not on my watch. Before you reach for yet another basic fall layering piece (been there, done that), why not usher in some drama with a bold statement necklace, a corduroy skater skirt, a classic color block satchel or a pair of the season’s highly coveted embroidered…

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…

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…

5 Bags Every Woman Must Have

One fashion rule of thumb that every woman should know is how to match her handbag to the occasion. The last thing you want is to show up with a purse that’s inappropriate for the event. Whether what you’ve chosen is too dressy, underwhelming, over-sized, or not big enough, I’m going to clue you in…

What To Wear To A Festival

July is finally here which means festival season is in full swing! Every weekend is jam packed with concerts, outdoor movie screenings, plus food and wine tastings.But with all the fun comes heat, humidity, long lines, and bumper to bumper traffic. So try to keep your outfits simple because going to a festival is a real…

How To Mix Prints Like A Pro

At first glance, print mixing seems like a tricky trend. But all you really need is a few guidelines and a fierce attitude to master the art of mixing and matching. I promise; it’s much easier than it looks. The first thing you have to do is forget everything you every knew about fashion. Instead,…

I Can’t Adult Today

I’ve been looking forward to saying this all week…Happy Friday Friends! Is it just me, or do you have a hard time adulting during the summer months? I don’t know if it’s the warm temps or if it’s because I went to school from 3 to 23. One thing is for sure, I appreciate downtime a whole…

The Benefits of Shopping With An Affordable Personal Stylist

Take a look at every successful actor, athlete, or celebrity with noteworthy style, and whether they talk about it or not—there is most likely a stylist behind the scenes helping them discover and express their personal style. Luckily, more and more people have realized the importance of personal style and started taking advantage of services…

Wonder Woman: Nicole

I’m all about finding a good deal. In fact, I refuse to pay full price for anything.  Why is why I was overjoyed when I found Nicole of Curves On A Budget.  She has been featured by Bustle, Fashion to Figure, and Good Housekeeping. If you’re a frugal fashionista or strive to be, she is going…