Posts tagged "fashion"

A Paper Dress Gallery

A Paper Dress Gallery
You don’t need fancy fabrics and blinging jewels to feel like a princess. Sometimes all you need is construction paper and tape. I don’t know much about kids or parenting (in fact, I’ve only babysat one time), but this seems like an example of parenting done right. This mom and daughter duo is one part fashion-forward kid... Read more »

(Almost) English Slogan T-Shirts

(Almost) English Slogan T-Shirts
Today, I’m going to brighten your day with some hilarious phrases found on various tops. You might chuckle a bit. You might even want to buy one. The clothes sold on this particular website, Yesstyle.com, are from brands from a few different countries in East Asia. Like most sites, they have clothes with English slogans... 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 »
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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 »
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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 »

Lunch in the Loop: Nude Pumps Street Style

Lunch in the Loop: Nude Pumps Street Style
It’s lunch time in the West Loop! I took to the street around the Randolph Theater district to see what the fashionable working ladies of Chicago are wearing. Office wear can be difficult. So many office appropriate ensembles are so bland and boring that you couldn’t even torture me with paper cuts and stapler wounds... Read more »

DIY Leather Hair Bow

DIY Leather Hair Bow
Good morning Chicago! I’d like to share a DIY today that’s one of the most simple projects: a homemade bow. I saw huge displays of colorful leather bows at American Apparel and State Street. Instead of adding one to my shopping bag, I passed them up with a vow to make one myself. Bows are... Read more »
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Welcome!

Welcome!
Good afternoon Chicago! For my first post, I thought I’d give you all a little intro to myself and what you’ll find on this blog. I’m a recently graduated master’s student of the Goldring Arts Journalism program at Syracuse University, where I specialized in fashion. Sure, I browse Vogue like everybody else, but I’m more... Read more »
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