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Mixing Giving Back With A Great Jeans Brand

 

Mixing giving back to feed those in need with a great brand (with the BEST jeans) is a match made in styling heaven!

Part of my mission in doing what I do as a stylist is to give back to our community. I love shopping at the local boutiques, volunteering at the soup kitchen with my husband, and helping out when I can.  So when the opportunity arises that I am able to style people while the money goes to a cause, I’m ALL in!

Join me at Madewell downtown, Tuesday the 21st, with my styling team!  Jenna, Lindsay, & I will be putting looks together, finding the best accessories for your outfits, and talking about what best fits your body.  A portion of the proceeds will go to Common Pantry, to help with providing on Thanksgiving.

No pressure to shop, but feel free to come on in and check out the store!  I would love, love to see you!!

 

When: November 21st 6-8pm

 

Where: 932 North Rush Street

Why: Early holiday shopping/ shopping just b/c and giving back

 

My Tips On Getting Ready For Date Night

Date nights are incredible and never seem to happen enough.  But when one arises, you want to be ready for it (and feel sassy as well!).

They always seem to sneak up or you try to fit it in quickly right after work. With the rush of it all, even if it’s on a weekend, it’s still tough to “just throw something on & add lipstick” …and still feel beautiful. Here is a quick run-down of ideas/my thoughts on how to feel fun and pulled together for the date nights with your partner (or your gals).

Great essentials for any style are:
A silk blouse  (white or patterned)
Jazzy earrings
Your favorite hair product that is travel size
Black sleeveless turtleneck
A pencil skirt (floral or black)
And of course Lipstick
A black suede booty

Look Beautiful And Put Together The Easy Way

No matter the time of year, dresses are just an easy way to have a “put together look” .

The only difference now is needing to put tights underneath to keep warm.

Use tights/ hose to your advantage to edge up the look or keep it sleek.

Wear a black dress with navy tights & black, or a brown dress with black tights & brown booties, (toss on a necklace or scarf if it feels right!).

If you’d like to just throw on a dress, these are great for a bootie, riding boot or great loafer.

Since the dresses are so bold, just toss on black tights & you’re good to go!

It’s all about getting dressed with ease!

 

 

Jean Hems For Fall

Jean Hems For Fall:

Denim is such a go-to and designers and brands have “stepped it up” with making simple jeans have a bit of a twist. Distressed hems can be found anywhere from Target, to Anthropologie, to Mother.  
I think these bottoms give your look an instant edge. I love booties, sneakers, and heels with these raw and cut ends.
If you’d like to take this trend one step more, you could try the button-fly. This is more of a 70’s vibe that is coming back for this Fall.  Try a new pair or make your own jean bottom to jazz up your jeans this season.

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Jean Hems for Fall

Beautiful Silk Scarves

Argaman and Defiance

One of my favorite parts of my job is shopping local, meeting new designers, working with Boutiques, and simply making connections.  One I want to rave about is the designer of the incredibly beautiful, fun and funky brand, Argaman and Defiance.

 

Argaman and Defiance

 

 

Argaman and Defiance

The best part is I have already found that no matter my clients’ style – their scarves can be tied into any look.  I got a chance to visit the studio and it has an aura of creative awesomeness (if that is even a description?!).  Here is the link to check it out for yourself.  Shop local and still be stylish? A total win-win.

 

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Upping Your Style With A Pop Of Color

When you open your closet, do you notice a sea of neutral basic colors like black, white, grey or brown? Did you know you can change the look of your outfit with a simple, quick trick?   One of my favorite ways for upping my style is with a POP OF COLOR. Take a basic look and make a statement with COLOR. Get ready to set yourself apart from everyone else with these easy color style tips.

  • Throw on your Favorite shade of Lipstick.  (My favorite brand is Mac.)
  • Add on a colorful Necklace or earrings
  • Put on a skirt or pants with fun colors (Got these great pants for a client from Anthropologie)
  • Don’t forget the purse, this can be a great source of color.
  • Turn up the color by making a statement with a colorful dress.
  • Opt for a pair of shoes with character and a splash of color.

Don’t be afraid to add life into your outfits. Upping your style has never been easier.  If you are going out or staying in, you can add POP OF COLOR  in simple ways.

 

 

 

 

 

Be Confidently You!

One of the things I love about my career is my ability to help people find their authentic style and feel confident from the inside out. Do you often find yourself editing who you really are to fit in? Would you like to learn how others have found the confidence to truly be themselves and live authentically?

 If so, my friend and fellow entrepreneur, Amanda Mausner is hosting a FREE online event on how to build confidence, break free from your fears, and create a life that’s completely on your terms and I’m excited to be part of it!

The Millennial Trailblazer Series is a collection of 21 impactful interviews with people who are blazing their own trail, sharing their gifts with the world, and living life on their own terms. The interviews cover what it’s like to take the path less traveled, undergo a career change, challenge your fears, and persist in order to achieve your goals. Plus, if you join in, each interview offers a special free gift for you!

In this series, you’ll learn how to:

  • Uncover what holds you back, master your mindset, and build your confidence
  •   Stop caring about what others think and stay fiercely authentic
  •   Discover your gifts and monetize your passion
  •  Plus so much more!

This free online event starts on July 19th and I don’t want you to miss out, so if you’re ready to really start defining what the terms of your life are for you, join now by clicking here!

Don’t wait. Sign up here!

Palazzo Bridal: Modern Yet Elegant

Jane White, knows what a brides needs for the most important decision they has to make; what to wear for her wedding. Jane, designer for Palazzo Bridal  located on Armitage ave. in Chicago, has the perfect mindset of giving her brides modern looks with a hint of grace and glamour. All her gowns are made in the U.S  with luxoroius fabrics such as silk, satin, organza, and lace. Jane understands the need for luxury and feeling glamorous on ones wedding day and applies that to the quality and craftsmanship she puts into each of her wedding gowns! Planning your special day? Stop by Palazzo Bridal and take a peek at what Jane has in store! 

Mixing Up Patterns!

Looking to add a little flair into your wardrobe? A style move that may seem intimidating yet very rewarding, is mixing patterns! This may seem like a big step for some, but there are ways to transition your wardrobe into the fun of mixing and matching patterns! First, is start off small by replacing a solid shirt of your outfit with a soft print! The next step would be knowing your neutrals; patterns can be used as neutrals, so using stripes and leopard print are a perfect way to add the pattern flair you are looking for! Lastly, playing with the same pattern but switching up the sizes can also be mixing patterns. Take a vertical striped shirt as well as vertical striped trousers with different sizing and it’s a classic sleek look!

 

Soft Patterned Blouse

Nuetrals

 

 

Switching Up Sizes

Four Boutiques… One Look!

I just love boutiques! Maybe it’s the small-town feel of knowing the owners, the unique pieces they carry, or how great they smell (I think it’s a combo of all!).  I have been shopping at a few in the city that I can’t get enough of and had to share their info.

See below my favorite pieces from each store that create a great summer look!

Ruffled Eyelet Top From Cinnamon

White Gem Bracelet From Handle With Care

Step Hem Jean From 2 Penny Blue



Sofft- Somers From Click

 

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