Category: sales

style week on AAB: my affordable spa favorite

style week on AAB: my affordable spa favorite
This week on AAB is all about style and beauty. Up today? An incredible spa that’s as relaxing to your paycheck as it is to your body. When it comes to pampering myself, spas were a luxury I would indulge in on bachelorette parties upon receiving a gift from a friend who could see I... Read more »

white chicago is closing--huge bridal consignment sale

white chicago is closing--huge bridal consignment sale
White Chicago, a bridal consignment destination for brides-t0-be for the last five years, is closing up shop and offering gorgeous gowns at largely discounted prices. Book your appointment now between August 31, when the shop closes up for good. Find out more here. p.s. The shop is also looking to get rid of its furnishings,... Read more »

WIN a FREE pass to the Chicago Makeup Show!

    Beauty and makeup fanatics, take note! This Sunday and Monday, Chicago welcomes the Makeup Show to Venue One (located at 1044 W. Randolph St), showcasing the beauty industry elite to share the latest tips and trends, as well as hands-on tutorials, question/answer sessions, and product launches. Brands such as Make Up For Ever, Stila, and... Read more »

use your bridesmaid dress for charity...and a new dress!

  Remember when your friend had you wear that bridesmaid dress that was neon yellow/an orange floral pattern/a super awkward length/really ill-fitting/something you felt okay about but would never ever wear again? Well, my dear readers, it is now your time to thank her, because finally, finally, there is a light at the end of the closet... Read more »

Exclusive discount to Ciao Bella: A Locally Inspired Bridal Event

  Happy Thursday, readers! I am excited to tell you about a fantastic event happening this Sunday from noon to four for brides-to-be (and the people who love and support them!). Cial Bella: A Locally Inspired Bridal Event, co-sponsored by Taylor Made Invites and recent Refinery 29 obsession, bridal stylist Libby Salerno, will feature a fashion show with looks by Belle Vie Bridal... Read more »

attention fashionistas: intersection of style event

  One of my favorite ways to completely deny Chicago’s betrayal of the Spring weather is to go shopping for clothing I would have no business wearing in the daily conditions this city keeps spewing out. As in, shorts, mini dresses, and sandals. And although I am currently on a shopping hiatus, I am attending the... Read more »

don't miss it! gilt groupe wedding boutique

  It’s here, ladies–the return of the Gilt Groupe wedding boutique, filled with everything from an advance entry to Kleinfeld’s couture wedding gown sale to tuxes and honeymoon deals, teeth whitening kits and bridesmaid gifts, and even Vera Wang and Twobird bridesmaids dresses. The sale starts April 14 and runs though April 19, and you can find... Read more »

update to Always a Bridesmaid: posts by category

Happy Thursday! As a celebration of this blog being live for almost a year, I have added a new feature–Posts by Category. If you look at the top of the blog, where “about” and “contact the bridesmaid” are located, you can now find a tab that breaks down all of the categories covered on this... Read more »

friday night equation: dinner and a movie

When it comes to the first couple weeks of a relationship, there is nothing like the debate a girl goes through regarding what to wear. A spring first date is even better-the air is getting warmer, and the breeze–especially before a storm–holds a certain electricity within it. A dinner and a movie type of date,... Read more »

in the clutch gift resource: francesca's collections

When I was little, one of my favorite parts of visiting my grandmother’s house was her Ribbon Room. Before I was born, her and my grandfather had owned and operated a delightful gift boutique in North Kingstown, Rhode Island called The Birdcage, and while I never had the fantastic privilege of visiting this shop while... Read more »