5 Ways to Wear Tropical Prints—Even if You’re Not on Vacation

Whether you’re sitting pretty by the pool, running errands, or taking advantage of casual Friday, dressing in tropical prints help you hold onto that carefree summer vibe. Believe it or not, palm print pants can actually be cute. They might be too much of a statement in some offices, but if you work for a more…

Conversation With Andie Meadows, Photographer Behind Queer Visibility Project Queens Who Bathe

Dear Instagram thank you for introducing me to Andie Meadows, the fierce photographer behind the queer visibility project, Queens Who Bathe. Andie uses her keen eye not only to authentically capture people but also to empower them and cultivate relationships. Plus she always has the deets on all things queer in Chicago. So without further…

How To Rock A Not So Basic Little Black Dress

If the little black dress is your go-to party outfit and you’ve run out of sneaky little ways to revamp it then it’s definitely time to try one with a bit more pizazz. For this style challenge I did a little online shopping at Boohoo and found this floral plus size smock dress and I couldn’t be happier…

Top 10 Looks of 2017

Hey girl, hey—pop, fizz, clink, cheers, HAPPY NEW YEAR! But before we move forward you know we have to take a step back. 2017 was my most colorful year yet, so today let’s look back at the top 10 looks for a little style inspiration. If you love leggings, and bold prints this roundup is for…

3 Years of Blogging + 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started

There is a misconception that you can start a blog, post content, and be successful. If only that were true. Unfortunately being a successful blogger takes a lot more than just writing a post every week and calling it a day. The most successful bloggers are out there promoting their posts and building a brand….

Did you hear about the DREAM BIG Curvy Girl Fashion & Beauty Conference?

Hey girl, hey! Did you know I’ll be speaking this Saturday at the Midwest’s very first DREAM BIG: CurvyGirl Fashion & Beauty Conference? I am THRILLED to team up with Alysse of Ready To Stare, Amber of Style Plus Curves, Natalie of Natalie In The City, Sierra of Eclectic Kurves, and Marcy of Fearlessly Just…

The No BS Guide To Getting The Perfect Beach Body

Earlier this summer, a Refinery29 survey revealed  how women feel about their bodies, and among the more shocking revelations: 73% of respondents said that wearing a swimsuit at the pool or beach is one of the most stressful situations they face; nearly three in four reported they avoid the beach because of their body image. Sadly,…

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…

Wonder Woman Of The Week: Fashion Stylist, Nikki Ellis

Happy Woman Crush Wednesday Friends! Are you ready for more girl boss inspiration? Last time, we shined the light on Kyshira  S. Moffett, the Founder of successful career coaching business, #HERmovement.  I am extremely EXCITED to share with you the new Wonder Woman of week, Nikki Ellis! Recently, our paths crossed on Instagram and I immediately…

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,…

The Most Versatile Vegan Shoes

Hippy-dippy, chunky, clunky, and downright ugly—those might be the first words that come to mind when you think of women’s vegan shoes. But cruelty-free shoes are a lot more popular and stylish than they once were. That’s why I tested out Wendy from JSPORT and put together a roundup of styles to prove it. In terms of…