Posts tagged "Fashion"

What NOT to Wear to Court

What NOT to Wear to Court
Today, I spent my afternoon in court. No, I didn’t finally lose it and go on a Fred Flintstone kissing bandit crime spree. This is still a possibility; however, at the moment I do have enough impulse control left to reign in those lovin’ urges. For now. I was asked to appear as a witness... Read more »

Victoria’s Secret vs. Hanes

I’ve said goodbye to my last pair of Victoria’s Secret skivvies. Maybe one day I will say hello to them again, but alas, the idea of comfort supersedes sexy. I used to strut into Vicki’s with bold confidence, until one less-than-pleasant experience left me frowning and a little disgruntled. It was 7 years ago and... Read more »

The Muffin Top Years: "Tighter" Not Always Better

By Tracy Jensen, Parenting Without A Parachute contributor A few months ago, I got invited to a networking event. My excitement at the idea to get out amongst people over three feet tall quickly withered into smacking my head against the keyboard… Upon closer reading, I discovered this event was at a club. A swanky... Read more »
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Seven Deadly Sins: Lust - "Lust is Difficult to Control at Dinnertime"

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust - "Lust is Difficult to Control at Dinnertime"
Lust enters me when I least expect it. It tests my patience and tempts me to do the unacceptable. Lust makes my skin tingle and my body ache. I’ve tried to fight it, to push my insatiable desire out of my mind. But then an ad appears on my computer screen. I fight the urge... Read more »

Mom's Halloween Costume: Is it Time to Retire the Fishnets?

Mom's Halloween Costume: Is it Time to Retire the Fishnets?
I am a 35 year old mother of 3 children, and I need a Halloween costume. As much as I would love to wear those tiny shrink-wrapped costumes made from less fabric than my swimsuit, I won’t. The days of slutty nurse, slutty vampire whore, slutty cheerleader and, yes, even slutty pumpkin have passed me... Read more »

Mom's Guide To Junior High Fashion

Mom's Guide To Junior High Fashion
Welcome to Junior High School, Mom! Congratulations – You Are Old. Oh, don’t shake your head and say that you still look like you’re twenty and everyone says that you and your tween look like siblings. It doesn’t matter. My oldest daughter was born months before my 21st birthday. When she entered junior high school,... Read more »
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Reinventing Your World With Pinterest

Reinventing Your World With Pinterest
Last week, I purged my closet of everything that reminded me of my 20’s. Disintegrating sweatpants, almost cropped tops and barely there bikinis departed from my now empty closet. I paused momentarily to think back on all the good times these clothes had experienced, when I was single and my toosh was naturally perky. The... Read more »

Newly pregnant and dumped...by my stylist

Newly pregnant and dumped...by my stylist
I’ve been dumped. Yes, I will admit, I have been avoiding speaking of this subject and curse myself for being so naive, for ignoring the signs…But disheveled and 5 months pregnant, I sit and stare out the window today wondering, “Why?” My husband came home that sunny spring afternoon just 5 short months ago and... Read more »

ChicagoNow Has a New Look! Let's Celebrate!

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In celebration of our new look on ChicagoNow.com we are honoring our 118th Facebook fan, Courtney from Naperville. A lovely collection of PWAP’s favorite products have been donated by several local establishments! We treasure all of our readers and fans and appreciate every moment of your support. Don’t be sad if you missed out on... Read more »
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Playing Dress Up

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My doppelgänger lives in France, according to my jet-setting in-laws, who frequent the romantic streets of Paris. My idea of the perfect day is to bask in a French café on a cobblestone street with my striking husband, sipping coffee whilst donning a darling hat. (I have given this scene a lot of thought, can... Read more »