Posts in category "style"

The Knockoff book review

The Knockoff book review
The Knockoff  by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza is a contemporary tale of rivalry among work life balance. The hero of the novel, Imogen Tate, embodies the realities of today’s ever-changing professional landscape. Her character relies on friends to adapt. She acts with kindness. Imogen’s relationships span her 20 year career in the industry where... Read more »

I'm not going to hide in mom bathing suit anymore

I'm not going to hide in mom bathing suit anymore
As soon as I turned 12, I hid behind a giant t-shit over my swim suit. I was not comfortable in my own skin. That expression is true, “Youth is wasted on the young.” Young people of every shape and size are beautiful. I believed what my classmates told me. They said I was too skinny.... Read more »

White jean jacket wardrobe staple

White jean jacket wardrobe staple
I’ve played dress-up and had fun with fashion since I can remember. I embrace my wardrobe staples such as huge hoop earrings even when they go out of style. At the wise age of 36, I have a new fashion staple: the white jean jacket. A wardrobe staple is something timeless and classic to easily... Read more »
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Top three things I'll miss about Mad Men

Top three things I'll miss about Mad Men
Sunday nights won’t be the same without Mad Men. The dream-like quality, nostalgia and inevitable aspect of change are so Sunday night. I’ll most miss the fashion, business model and history. I admire the Mod fashion of the 1960s that Mad Men captures so well. It evolves as the show progresses from year-to-year during that... Read more »

Stop postpartum shaming Kate Middleton

Stop postpartum shaming Kate Middleton
I cringe at all the Twitter and online shaming about how Kate Middleton should appear in maternity pants. We can conserve our outrage. It’s absurd to compare our own family and experience to the Royal Family of England. As my Mom says, “That is them and not us.” Duchess Kate endured physical and emotional pain... Read more »

7 ways I try to embrace motherhood chic

7 ways I try to embrace motherhood chic
I love to get dressed up and incorporate my sense of style each day. I was seven years-old when I got my first makeup kit. That was almost 30 years and two kids before motherhood. 1) Wear lipstick. Even when I’m on the go, I reach for my lipstick for a pop of color. Since my... Read more »
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Attend the Chicago Spring Fashion Show

Attend the Chicago Spring Fashion Show
Save the date and buy your tickets for the Saint Bonaventure Fashion Show to be on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Poretta’s Banquet Hall at 3718 N. Central Avenue. Tickets for a fun, delicious and elaborate luncheon and fashion show are $30. You may call Norma at 773-348-7180 to reserve yours or purchase it at church. Lord... Read more »

PTA fashion police at first school auction

PTA fashion police at first school auction
I over-think everything, including wardrobe for my first school auction. When I’m at my son’s school, I’m usually in business casual clothes en route to the office. That being said, I’ve seen parents when I’m wearing yoga pants (not exercising) and had crazy hair. I’ve asked co-workers and friends about school politics. There’s a PTA learning... Read more »

5 easy ways to get ready for spring

5 easy ways to get ready for spring
Can you believe this Friday is the first day of spring? I love these hilarious examples thanks to Show Me Chicago. Are you ready? Have no fear! These simple steps are all you need… 1) Play outside. The outdoor cafes start to get crowded. Get out the grill. More people smile and have a skip... Read more »
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How to dress for Saint Patrick's Day

Get your green hair on, too (Chicago Tribune photo rights)
“Saint Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic,” said Adrienne Cook.  At the end of our long winter in the United States, get out your green beads, tutu, plaid, jewelry, feathers and big hats! Here’s some different ideas for Saint Patrick’s Day attire in the... Read more »