Shop Buzzed: Chicago’s Best Kept Shopping Secret

I wanted to give you the latest buzz about the newest party in Chicago! Shop Buzzed was concocted by two loveable ladies behind Chloe’s Cravings and Shop 522 Envy. It is a once a month event that combines drinking your favorite cocktail or caffeinated beverage and local Chicago entrepreneurs in one space.They came up with this…

10 Most Instagrammable Places To Eat In Chicago

There’s no doubt Chicago is one of the most photogenic cities in the U.S.—from the breathtaking view of Skydeck Chicago at the Willis Tower to the sandy beach lake front. But did you know many of our favorite foodies spots are also Insta-Worthy? That’s why we’ve rounded up mouthwatering pics from 10 of the cities…

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…

Challenges & Triumphs of Cosplaying As A Queer Plus Size Woman Of Color

There are times when we all need an escape from reality. Some people read and others work out, but those of us who are self-proclaimed nerds like to combine ingenuity and fandom to enter the magical world of cosplay. Cosplay is a type of performance art where a person, known as a cosplayer, portrays a…

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…