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Summer vs. Fall: The Pros And Cons Of Changing Seasons

Labor Day comes at a unique time of year. Caught between two seasons, we’re left picking sides: do we try to Hold On To Summer or Embrace Fall?

08/22/2011

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Chicago Street Style: Building Off A Bold Skirt

How to find a great skirt, and then build off of it! Skirt trends for the summer, what are yours?

08/16/2011

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Windy City Boutiques: Shopping Like a Tourist

I can’t help the occasional (cough) shopping spree. Just the word “shopping” rouses energy. And when summer arrives, so do my out-of-town guests. As my friends and family trek themselves to Chicago for a visit, the agenda naturally includes… shopping.

08/02/2011

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I’m Obsessed With… Boho Chic

Trends come and go. Some come again, and some we can’t wait to go. I used to think Boho Chic was just a trend, but its resurrection and prominence in the fashion world for the last 10 years suggests otherwise. With roots back to the late 60s through 70s, it represented an easy going, loving life, peace, and harmony approach to an ever-changing world.

07/26/2011

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Best Workout Gear Must Haves

Are you a workout fanatic? Check out this go-to gear, great for when you sweat, that’ll make you look good too.

07/19/2011

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Guide To: Surviving The Pool With The Kids

During the hot, humid, sticky days of Chicago summer, a day of sitting inside the house with the kids doesn’t seem appealing – even if there is air conditioning to keep everyone cool. Venturing off to the local pool is a great way to beat the heat!

07/12/2011

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Street Style: Shorts For Your Nightlife Look

Are you looking for a way to spice up your summer wardrobe with something that is equally versatile as it is fashion forward? My answer is SHORTS! Shorts are this summer’s must have item and this season I have noticed more variety and originality than ever before.

07/12/2011

Beach Heat

Best For The Summer: Must Have Beach Accessories

Just head East this summer. Chicago’s 33—yes 33!—beaches span the Lakefront and offer an urban retreat for those looking to unwind in the sun. Part of your beach-bound fun is the style you sport – straw, stripes, and puka shells included! Start simple and build on a classic bikini with eclectic accessories.

07/05/2011

Summer Safety

Celebrate The First Day Of Summer

Here’s a roundup of a few of my favorite Summer-themed articles to help ring in the occasion!

06/21/2011

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Second Hand Shopping Deals In Chicago

There is such a thing as half-priced shopping. Budget-minded shoppers with an eye for style and a thin wallet: head to Lincoln Park. Create your wardrobe from the latest trends—and most classic pieces—at a fraction of the cost.

06/21/2011

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Best Summer Sandals For Everyday Wear And Everyday Prices

I am getting married next summer, and as I meet with vendor after vendor, each asks me the same question. What is your style? It’s not easy to sum up the contents of my closet […]

06/14/2011

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AAA: Summer Can Be A Deadly Time For Teenage Drivers

The AAA Motor Club is urging parents of teens to increase their focus on traffic safety during the school-free months ahead, noting that deadly traffic crashes peaking for teens during the summer months of June, July and August.

06/07/2011

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Best Chicago Street Style: a Pop of Summer Color

As spring slowly blossoms into summer, it’s time to start transitioning your wardrobe into fresh colors. A fun and budget friendly way to go from one season to the next is to add a fun twist to an already popular trend.

06/07/2011

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I’m Obsessed With: Summer Dresses In Chicago

I’m not sure if it’s the whirlwind of femininity hitting fashion or the wide array of patterns or the sheer lighthearted happiness it gives me, but summer dresses are my current obsession. I have set out on a journey of collecting summer dresses this season without even knowing it. I followed my heart and my emotion and that led me to an eclectic sea of dresses!

05/31/2011

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Summer’s Best Essentials For Your Handbag

Looking unpolished and melting in the sun, not so chic. Summer style favors the prepared, so make sure to stock up on the essentials. Here are a few items you’ll find in my handbag this season.

05/24/2011

Summer Safety

Guide to Summer Safety

To make sure this summer is a great one for you and your family, here is our guide to preventing (and treating) some of the season’s health hazards.

05/08/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel, Preckwinkle Seek Summer Opportunities For Youth

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are teaming up to make more jobs and summer programs available for young people in the City of Chicago.

05/04/2011

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