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My Favorite People, Services and Products

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This is a list I’ve started of people I use, services I love, and products that excite me.  If you ever have questions on any of these- please reach out!  And, I know I have many more to add, so please let me know if you’d like your service or product added to my favorites list, send it my way!

Click HERE to check out the names I’ve come up with.

I hope your Day is awesome & these resources come in handy.

With Love,

Annie

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Event Happenings – FREE Services

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EVENTS HAPPENING:

I’m partnering with a newer boutique in Roscoe Village!  I’ll give my services for free and the store is offering 20% off their merchandise for the night!
What’s great is the incredible owner, Sandy, is capping the limit so everyone gets personal attention and it won’t be too crowded!
Let me know if you’re interested in coming – would Love to see you!

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I have been keeping something from you…..

I feel like I’ve been holding out on you with this tidbit of knowledge. And yes, as you can see the pictures below, I’m talking about something as simple as a tank top :o)

I typically like to show fun pieces,  tips on how trends should fit, or where to find a certain piece but have failed to share with you something so basic.

The MASSIVE benefits of this small item are this:

*If you wear your shirts and  holes are getting created right where your pant button rubs it. This will prevent that from happening.

*Try wearing a tank to elongate a top.  You may not be into the crop tops or even ones that skim your pants.  Add a tank underneath to change the look & feel more comfortable

 

*A tank (especially the lycra ones!!!!) seem to really hold us in. Whether or not you have anything to “hold in,” wearing something underneath (if your clothing allows) gives your top half a very smooth, beautiful look.

 

You may already have in your drawers and wear them, but just last night I had a client that didn’t realize all the tops she could wear when putting a tank underneath (which is what stemmed this email!).

You know I love to shop local, so in addition to the tanks you can order,  I have also included a link to a store here in Chicago that carries one of my favorites…..Handle With Care

 

Sending much love today!!!

Annie

Key Ingredients to “Put-Together” Looks.

Key Ingredients to “Put-Together” Looks…With Links to My Faves!

Some of the “pain points” my clients tell me they are struggling with:

-“I just want to look put-together”
– “I need clothing that allows me to be comfortable and cute”
-“A lot of bloggers are in heels and it’s just not me or doable”
-“I love how “so and so” always has a complete look”
-The list goes on…

My hope is to give you a tidbit of information to help you pick out your outfits confidently!
Like I always say, fit is everything and simply having pieces you love in your wardrobe.  (Toss what isn’t working, but a newsletter coming soon on that).

Here are my key pieces for easy day-to-day or weekend looks:
1. A striped tee or a tee with graphics or detail.
2. A jean that allows you to move and groove. Try a dark grey or color.
3. An outer layer that could be a sweater, jacket, or vest.
4. A scarf to bring color/depth to your look.  Or a long necklace.
5. A sneaker or bootie that is comfy
Bonus: a nice lip balm/gloss/lipstick  (bring a little color without needing makeup)

The pieces I’ve picked are to show you my fave items that I think makes a quick, easy, versatile look.  Mix and match is the name of the game!

Have a great rest of the day.

With Joy,
Annie

 

Support Local Businesses This Holiday Season

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Support Local Businesses This Holiday Season


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I hope you are able to spend some time shopping in local shops and boutiques this Holiday Season.  Shopping local keeps the money flowing through our communities, helps build the local economy and helps the community grow.   Usually, you will find that the shopping experience within a local shop is a more distinctive and personal.  There are such incredible boutiques with some of the nicest people running them!!   You never know what hidden gems you may find.  Take this blouse, for example,  it was a “shop local ” find from North Shore Exchange.

 

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How Do You Tie Your Scarves?

Clients often ask “how do you tie your scarves?” So I thought I should share with you all the best ways I like to tie mine.  A scarf can add quite a bit of flavor to an outfit without much effort!  Go floral, bright, neutral, striped, textured…whichever feels best with your look.  I hope this helps:

 

 

Mixing Giving Back With A Great Jeans Brand

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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

 

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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!

 

 

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