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Monthly Archives: August 2013



Second-Hand Style: Finds of the Week

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Sometimes you may just come up empty at a second hand store, finding nothing that strikes your fancy. Even worse is coming across something you fall in love with, but it isn’t your size. Don’t fall prey to the idea that even though something doesn’t fit you can make it work. Unless you have great sewing skills at your disposal …

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Caged Booties

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Whenever fall comes around, that always means that it’s time for my favorite type of heels. Booties!  Booties are the perfect fall accessory. With so many different options in heel heights, and the choice between open, or closed toe, a good bootie is really a necessity in any savvy woman’s wardrobe. The newest style for this fall is the caged …

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Marissa Mayer for Vogue

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The internet is in an uproar: Feminism is being questioned. Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer, landed a 3000-word spread on this month’s issue of Vogue. Known for her brilliant mind and powerful leadership skills, Mayer’s photo has brought up many questions. People question if such a powerful woman can juxtapose her position with glamour. What is your take on this statement …

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Best and Worsted Dressed of the 2013 VMAS

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Last night’s 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was full of surprises, both good and bad. The good was the fact that Lady Gaga made her comeback with the performance of her new single Applause, though her red carpet look wasn’t too appealing. The bad was Miley Cyrus’ continuous gyrating on national television. The red carpet looks were both hot and …

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Second-Hand Style: Finds of the Weeks

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I always like to mix it up by going to different thrift stores and second-hand stores each week. If you go to the same one all the time you’ll start to see the same stuff, so space out visits to each store. This way you have better chances of finding something. Though I admit to frequenting my favorite thrift store two, …

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A Girl’s Guide to Football

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Ladies, football season is approaching and usually it is all about the guys, but the NFL has taken a lesson or two in fashion this year! In the September issue of Marie Claire magazine, there was a whole section dedicated to the “savvy girl’s guide to football”.  This guide included; stylish ways to mix your favorite team apparel with a …

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Good Day Chicago Segment

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Today’s Good Day Chicago segment featured today’s celebrity trends as translated into affordable pieces. We promise, looking like a celeb doesn’t mean having to break the bank. Watch the video and check out Barbara’s great finds here! Barbara’s color block biker jacket: H&M $49.95, zebra shirt, $24.95 Biker Trend (Rachel Bilson wearing Burberry jacket at $5900) Model: Christina wearing Zara …

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The Best New Sneakers of Nike 2013

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The competition in the world of sneakers is nearly unfathomable. Think about how many times you’ve walked into a store and seen styles that looked like other styles. And we’re not talking even talking about the countless brands that make their entire existence from sideline-scoping and stealing ideas. Coming up with something new in the world of sneakers is tough …

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Man Up Monday: 3.1 Phillip Lim For Target

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Set a date for September 15th on your calenders, because 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Target collection releases that day online and in stores. The menswear featured in the collection has pieces that can go from day to night. Prices range from 19.99 to 299.99. The collection isn’t strictly mens, but features women’s wear and accessories. Pictures from the look book are …

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