3 Habits That Prevent You From Cultivating Self-Love & How To Break Them

Nothing is more important than how you feel and think about yourself. A high opinion of yourself and what you do is a guaranteed recipe for self-love. We all struggle with this from time to time, but if you want to have a positive relationship with yourself overall, you need to put in a little…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

The Ultimate Geek Guide To Chicago

Are you in search of a total geek fest?  You don’t have to search for long—Chicago is a nerds paradise. Love to drink beer and waste quarters at arcade bars? The city boasts plenty of them. Prefer to gain literary knowledge? Just pick an institution and check out an exhibition or spend the weekend at…

The Local Tourist: A Chicago Staycation

Sometimes you just can’t get away. Maybe you don’t have enough time or money to plan some elaborate, last-minute vacation, or maybe you don’t have the vacation days. But surely you can find time to relax for at least a day or two. Good thing we live in Chicago—the city that’s full of good eats and…

Most Memorable Moments of 2016

Hey girl, hey! I don’t know about you, but my 2016 was BURSTING with opportunities. From being featured in a national footwear campaign to winning a Black We Blog Award to transforming into an actual mermaid (watch that adventure in the video below). I’ve been working my tail off and because of that, I have so much to…

Wonder Woman Of The Week: Kyshira S. Moffett

Are you ready for more girl boss inspiration? Last time, we shined the light on Molly Tullis. She’s the blogger behind Haute Tempered and co-author of Blogger in Chief: How To Get Paid to Live Your Life. This week, we bring you a girl boss who teaches other girl bosses how to create a successful…

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…