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Kane County Towns Seek Voters’ Permission To Shop For Electricity

In a couple of months, voters in several suburbs and outlying towns will be asked whether they want their towns to shop around for electricity alternatives.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

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Tips On Best After Christmas Sale Shopping

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… after holiday sales have begun! Starting the day after Christmas, you can find that most stores holiday merchandise has marked down to nearly 50% off the original pricing…

01/03/2012

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Fashion Picks For New Year’s Eve

If you are like me, you are racking your brain about what to don for New Year’s Eve. One of the biggest nights of holiday fashion is of course New Year’s Eve. You can celebrate this night in the most casual of intimate affairs to the most dashingly dapper social events!

12/27/2011

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Last-Minute Christmas Shoppers Converge On Chicago

Chicago shoppers were rummaging through mounds of what was left on the shelves Thursday, in search of last-minute deals.

12/22/2011

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How To Stay Chic In The Snow

I have personally spent years figuring out ways to stay fashionable in the snow and slush and I would like to share my following finds and recommendations!

12/20/2011

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Q & A With Local Jewelry Designer Laura Tanner Swinand

Laura Tanner Swinand discovered her love for making jewelry as a teenager. Now, Laura Tanner Jewelry (LTJ) is located just outside Chicago. I asked the designer several questions about what’s in for the season, tips for a few classic pieces to pair with any outfit, and more!

12/13/2011

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Guide To Host(ess) Gifts For Under $50

It’s that time of year again, gift giving season! I’ve found an array of budget friendly options that you’re friends and family will love. Whether you are buying as a part of your family’s holiday traditions, participating in an office gift exchange, trying to impress in-laws or a new boss, or plan on attending an array of celebrations and want to indulge in host/hostess gifts, you can’t go wrong with any on this list.

12/06/2011

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Renegade Holiday Craft Fair

The craft world now seems to be dominated by young, fresh, innovative creators and artists. The new generation of crafters not only have a unique and careful eye, but also an eco-friendly and forward approach to originality. Why not check out Renegade Craft Fair?

11/29/2011

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Must Have Gifts For 2011

Since the season of gift giving is here, take a look at some of the year’s top buys that drew in the shoppers, me included.

11/22/2011

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How To Dress For Your Holiday Office Party

‘Tis the season of holiday parties. As excited as I am to sip cocktails and devour appetizers, I’m even more wound-up about getting dolled up. Here are some ideas on what (and what not) to wear to your holiday office party.

11/15/2011

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Gift Guide For The Adventurer

Uncovering worthy gifts for the adventurous world traveler can be difficult. From a travel diary to a language course to a tricked-out Nikon camera, presents that are both fun and useful are the way to go.

11/10/2011

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Chicago Fashionisto & Designer Harrison Luckett

Harrison is a 28-year-old Chicagoan by way of Mississippi. Fascinated by sewing and creating at a young age from his Grandmother in Mississippi, he landed himself in Chicago to attend Academy of Design, Chicago. It was there that he created a life and met his future (now current) business partner. They currently co-run Cheairs, a fashion design business…

11/08/2011

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Retail Therapy For Free In Chicago

It’s ok to just look. Here are a few of Chicago’s best spots to window shop.

11/07/2011

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Fall Into Layering: Save Money By Reusing Pieces

Fall is an incredible season for fashion. This fall, to save money, I am taking my favorite spring and summer pieces and adding a variety of layering options to update my wardrobe for the colder months.

11/01/2011

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‘Tis The Season To Shop For Yourself, Experts Say

Consumers are expected to spend more money on themselves this holiday season after holding back for the past few years. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

10/27/2011

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Best Chicago Fall Sweaters & Shawls For Under $100

Once the mercury starts to dip, you can start pulling out your warmest wardrobe for fall. Whether you prefer your tops to be thick and woolly or lightweight and tissue-thin, this season’s hottest sweaters span a variety of styles. However you choose to stay warm, a few of our picks will make sure you stay stylish and cozy, each for under $100…

10/25/2011

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Best Fall Boots For Under $100 In Chicago

If you’ve been living in sandals all summer, it’s time to slip into something a little sturdier for fall. Whether you like to be sky-high in your shoes or step firmly on the ground in flats, check out some of our sub-$100 picks for your autumn style…

10/18/2011

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Men’s Fall Fashion Deals & Steals In Chicago

Menswear this fall is as usual, classically driven. You’ll see a lot of light grey, and pieces reminiscent of the romanticism period (bow ties, long flowing coats, tailored jackets), which I’m totally loving. There’s also the reappearance of Nordic sweaters and high-top shoes, if you’ve got the confidence to try something a bit trendier…

10/11/2011

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Guide To Buying The Perfect Coat In Chicago

It’s that time of year again to start contemplating your fall wardrobe. What better way to start than with outerwear! There are a wide variety of coats and jackets this season ensuring you will find your perfect match.

10/04/2011

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Best Tailors And Alterations In Chicago

It doesn’t matter how high or low end your clothing is if everything fits like a dream. The secret behind the best-dressed people isn’t designer labels or trendsetting threads – it’s a good tailor…

09/27/2011

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