The Cycles of Beauty

This is a sponsored post. Remember that 30 Rock episode where Liz Lemon’s boyfriend, Dennis, reminded her that “technology is cyclical?” While bringing back Motorola’s is obviously a terrifying prospect, there’s definitely “cycles” in beauty and fashion. Consider that weird 60s revival we had in the early 2000s or the 90s influences that are starting to trickle in now. To some degree, we all ride … Continue reading The Cycles of Beauty

What's the ROI on your wardrobe?

What’s The Return on Investment on Your Wardrobe?

Today’s lunch topic was simple. Should I buy the Louis Vuitton rain boots? According to popular savings methodology – maybe. In the simplest form, take your salary. Now subtract your basic needs (food, water, and shelter). Got that number? Now you divide using the 20/30/50 rule. Fifty percent is for long term financial goals (think 401K, a home, etc). Thirty percent is for short-term financial … Continue reading What’s The Return on Investment on Your Wardrobe?

Yes, Adults Need Bedtime Beauty Routines 

I think one step to becoming an adult is one of the most basic parts of being a kid. And that is getting ready for bed. Somewhere in between cramming for exams in college and binge drinking on Fridays, I feel like we forget that having a nightly routine is actually necessary to our sanity, if not our health (yes Mr. Dentist, I am working … Continue reading Yes, Adults Need Bedtime Beauty Routines¬†

Black is White: Toothpaste Trend

Black. It’s not just the packaging. When I squeezed the edge of the tube, black toothpaste spread onto the matching Swiss brand, Curaprox toothbrush. It was like that green ketchup phase. You mentally had to get over the fact that you had green ketchup on your fries. And here I was, mentally preparing to brush my teeth with black toothpaste in the  name of cosmetology. … Continue reading Black is White: Toothpaste Trend

5 Fashion Trends to Embrace This Fall

Grab your infinity scarf, your saddle boots, and your pumpkin spice latte, because fall has officially arrived. In addition to the beautiful weather and the cozy, fireside nights, there are a few fall styles you can look forward to this season. A Stylish Turtleneck Turtlenecks have a bad rep over the last few years, but don’t dismiss this style just yet. E! Online cites Fergie’s … Continue reading 5 Fashion Trends to Embrace This Fall

What do you wear to Chicago Festivals?

Summertime is that time where we can finally where skirts and dresses and open-toed shoes. We don’t have to carry coats (just umbrellas) and you can actually be outside and show your whole outfit instead of covering it up buried in a coat, gloves, scarves, boots, leg warmers….. I’ve been spending summer wearing black – but there’s nothing like the colors and the patterns and … Continue reading What do you wear to Chicago Festivals?

Get a Summer Body with this Spin Session

It’s time. You know it. I know it. Backless dresses and white pants have replaced snow pants and overworn hoodies. So with the title to the summer time Chi that helps us get through winter, we need a workout that will help us focus on our goals as well. I want to introduce you to the spin class, Flywheel Sports. Yes, they turn off the … Continue reading Get a Summer Body with this Spin Session

Nick’s Socks: Chicago Fashion Entrepreneur

Fashion is in the details. And that’s how fashion stylist and now Chicago entrepreneur felt when he started his own line of men’s luxury socks, Nick’s Socks. Nick’s Socks started in Chicago in November 2015. But, the socks are made with Egyptian Cotton in Italy right behind the Spanish Steps in Rome. The CEO of Nick’s Socks,Nick Bruce chose Egyptian Cotton because “it is a … Continue reading Nick’s Socks: Chicago Fashion Entrepreneur