4 Chicago Style and Beauty Bloggers We Love

We love Chicago and we are obsessed with all things style and beauty.  Checkout our favorite Chicago Style Bloggers Part 2!  See our first post written by Kit Hamlin here. 

Style Plus Curves

We Love Amber from Style Plus Curves.  I first met her at a fashion event at Macy's when we were doing a DIY Table and was blown away with her kindness.  She also modeled for our very first wholesale catalog. Her style is always unique and inspiring. Check out her blog and Instagram page for adorable styled looks!


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Glossed and Found is a Chicago Staple.  I had the honor of meeting Graham a couple of years back on small business Saturday at the shop. He is kind and creative and his blog reflects that! Check out G and F for unique spins on a variety of subjects.  Their photographs, subject matter and writing is super unique and brings a fresh voice to the blog world.


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Laurie and her adorable dog Betty are so kind!  I meet Laurie because she is friends with one of my favorite designers, Michelle Starbuck! Check out Laurie's blog to learn about beauty tips and tricks and the latest and greatest products out there.  Here photographs are gorgeous and she has a very focused style and voice. 


Johanna is a super fashionable, working mom of two. Seriously, I DO NOT know how she does it!  Her blog is full of beautifully composed photographs in fun, bold places in the city.  Follow along for a great mix of color, beauty, and style. 

July 4th Outfit

We're always on the look out for a good holiday-themed get up! Since July 4th is just around the corner, we put together a couple of our favorite looks. What will you wear?

We always love a good summer dress. Pair this adorable number from Brooklyn Industries with a bright blue statement necklace (One Strange Bird, $26) that draws attention to the unique neckline. Mix patterns successfully with a neutral-colored woven clutch (One Strange Bird, $42), perfect for any summer BBQ or patio party. Pair with sandals to dress down or heels to dress up!

Heading to the beach or somewhere low-key? Try a patterned crop-top and striped waders! Mixing patterns is all about matching colors and making sure they are different enough to stand out from each other. Try lightweight accessories, like these filagree earrings (One Strange Bird, $15), understated gem pendant necklace (One Strange Bird, $27), and sunglasses (One Strange Bird, $15). Match with a bright red fringe bag (One Strange Bird, $32) for a festive touch!

Happy celebrating!

5 Spring Fashion Trends You Need to Know

We are SO excited for spring! Fresh colors, fun accents, flowy skirts and scarves are just around the corner. Update your wardrobe just in time for patio season with these trends to help you shop.

DELICATE GOLD SPARKLES

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Simple, classic styles get a fun flair of geometric accents and sparkle this season. Choose pieces with unique shapes, personalized letters, and thin bands and chains for a delicate look that pairs with all outfits.

PRETTY PASTELS

It's no surprise that spring shopping means pastels! Add a little edge to the softness by mixing in neon colors with a traditional pastel palette. 

TASSELS

Beautiful yarns and threads are popping up everywhere! Bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with softly textured threads add a unique juxtaposition to the hard stones and metals.

BRIGHT STATEMENT PIECES

Mix up that all-black work wardrobe with some fun pops of color that still say professional. Add a bright yellow clutch or saturated statement necklace to add flair to any monochromatic ensemble.

ONE-OF-A-KIND

One-of-a-kind pieces are always in style, but even more so this season we see handmade and locally made items that are especially unique. We love statement pieces designed by local artists both as gifts and as an update to your new spring wardrobe.

Michelle Starbuck, a featured local designer, has created these signature pieces especially for our VIP Event on March 30. Browse her beautiful creations and more during the event. We will have more featured local products, appetizers and sangria, and free mini-classes of jewelry design or watercolor painting! Register here for the event. We hope to see you there!