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stylecasting it up!

22 Jun

ever wanted to go to a party at a hair salon? I didn’t even know I wanted to but I realized I did on Wednesday night.

Sponsored by StyleCaster, Teddie Kossof Salon, SecondCityStyle, Sebastian  Professional and ChicagoStreetStyle this networking event brought together a wonderful group of women, all decked out in amazing clothing, and ready to get glamed up. O! and did we!

That’s right. This is the best part: You could get your hair styled by one of the stylists from Teddie Kossof Salon… while sippin wine and jammin to dance tunes…

My stylist was Mindy. She is awesome. She got her inspiration from my vintage sailor inspired outfit and went retro. I went from having a high bun to a faux-bob with retro waves in the front. reallly amazing! and it took ten minutes. it was so dramatic that when i got home everyone thought i cut my hair.

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the other great part was meeting new friends.

It was wonderful to meet Francia from Chicago Blogger Network and Meghan and Abbie from Stylecasters. the ladies rock. I even had a chat with Amy from Chicago Street Style. keeping it low key.

yes, oddly this event was in the suburbs but it was totally worth it. The Teddy Kossof Salon is an awesome space (it has 2 floors and over 30 stylists)  and the stylists are amazing. worth the drive.

(pssst! win a gift certificate if your the first to comment on this post!)

yup! this stylejuncture event was a total success! cheers to starting the weekend early and right!

Honor Roll

3 Mar

Hello darlings!  This is a compilation of all our current favorite things.  Enjoy!

sometimes parents do funny things when they have kids and sometimes it’s really cute

smithsonian’s 9th annual photo contest – diversity of ordinary life

like cheese? love cheese? don’t know anything about cheese? 13 cheeses everyone should know about

Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def remixes Kanye West & Jay-Z’s N-s in Paris and creates a much better song

Fashion, Friendship and Building a Business- read the interview

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes…yes please!

 

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Free People Dress vs. Vintage Dress

16 Feb

We found this lovely dress for sale by Free People for $128.

And realized it’s very similar to a vintage dress we have for sale for only $20.

Paired with a shrunken, black leather jacket it’s the perfect combination of sweet and tough.

Which do you prefer?

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I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as I can be a woman in it.

2 Feb

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Vintage Fashion Inspiration-Marilyn Monroe

2 Feb

Marilyn Monroe was a woman that embraced and accentuated her feminine assets.  She proclaimed “I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.”  She dressed up in tight, curve enhancing dresses and lounged at home in slacks.  Her platinum blonde hair and red lips are simple and chic.   She wanted to be taken seriously as an actress AND she was actually a good actress.  Watch her last film The Misfits to see her talent.  Marilyn was aware she was a sex symbol, but wished for people to see her as a person.   “Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.”  Had she lived longer Gloria Steinem believes that Marilyn most definitely would have been a feminist.  I absolutely agree,  since she most certainly did not want to be a housewife.

Vintage Finds at Seek

4 Oct

Seek Vintage is a cute boutique on Chicago Avenue.  It’s cozy and not overwhelming.  Carefully curated with vintage gems. I like to think about my purchases so I walked away empty handed.  I absolutely adored and definitely would not have had to think about buying the sailor shoes, but they were too small for me!  They were a 7.5 and I usually wear a 9.  My feet are ginormous compared to the rest of me.  It was a sad day indeed. Here are some interesting items to check out.

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