My Aveda Institute Facial Experience

My Aveda Institute Facial Experience
When one of my best friends asked me to be her facial model for class, I was ecstatic. Of course I’d drop by for delicious-smelling stuff to be applied to by face and some nice steamy towels! I’d never had a facial before. In fact, I don’t even do much to my face besides badly... Read more »

An Ode to Indestructible Jeans

Do you have a piece of clothing that you’ve had forever? That one shirt that’s a go-to when you need to throw something on and don’t have time to assemble an outfit? That one pair of pants that fits you like a glove no matter how many pounds you put on? I don’t want to... Read more »

New Year's Eve: What to wear

It’s nearly New Year’s Eve and you’re surrounded with friends asking you what your plans are. NYE can be one of the most stressful holidays of the year simply because we want to be able to say that we did something fun and had a great night. Who wants to say they sat around doing... Read more »
Advertisement:

DIY: (Holiday) Vintage Manicure

DIY: (Holiday) Vintage Manicure
Are you sick of boring French manicures? Do you struggle with picking  just one color out of your plethora of nail polish bottles? Here’s an easy tutorial for how to paint your nails with a festive flair using 2 hues. This is my absolute favorite manicure a la Dita Von Teese. She nearly always supports her classic... Read more »

Winter is the best season... for clothes!

Winter is my absolute favorite season when it comes to my wardrobe. Hear me out before you challenge me with your hatred of Midwestern subzero temperatures and snow plows that knock over your mailbox every year. Yes, there’s snow and slush and sometimes all that salt starts to eat through my shoes. But! No season... Read more »

DIY: Garters! (perfect for Halloween costumes)

DIY: Garters! (perfect for Halloween costumes)
Happy Halloween Eve! If you’re in a last minute need to add some sass to an obscenely short Halloween outfit, sock garters (or a belt) are a great accessory. Thigh highs have been my favorite things for the past 2 years but if you’re like me and have normal shaped legs, they tend to slip... Read more »
Advertisement:

Clothes as a scapegoat- the real issues of Slutwalk Chicago 2012

Clothes as a scapegoat- the real issues of Slutwalk Chicago 2012
It’s Friday night. I’m waiting for my ride to the pub with 3 of my best friends. I’m wearing jean shorts, a top, and combat boots. Of course, my father narrows his eyes, telling me my shorts are too short and I should go change. It’s not me that worries him, he says, it’s other... Read more »

Swanky Bridal Gowns at Belle Vie

Today, I’m taking a departure from my “normal” fashion postings to gush about one of the most important shopping days in a girl’s life. Or rather, the most important dress. I’m sure many of you don’t know about my background or how I got into the fashion world. My first job was working at Volle’s,... Read more »

DIY Metal Purse Handle Necklace (really)

DIY Metal Purse Handle Necklace (really)
One of the coolest accessory trends at the moment is the metal collar necklace. I haven’t found one that I like yet; they look a bit too Cleopatra to me. Fortunately, I found an alternative! Once you get in the crafty state of mind, you’ll start seeing potential projects everywhere. My friend was getting rid... Read more »
Advertisement:

Vintage Fashion at the Randolph Street Market

Though last weekend’s Randolph Street Market was the hottest day of the week, attendees still looked vintagey and fashion forward. Antique jewelry baked to an untouchable temperature in the sun, but that didn’t stop the crowds from searching for their next statement piece. The market is a perfect excuse to don your cat eye sunnies... Read more »