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Faux Fur, Real Suede

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Faux fur vests - well actually vests in general - are very in this season. I’ve always liked vests, but struggled to wear them. In Chicago, you have to wear a jacket over the vest when you’re outside, and then it’s too hot inside…

How to Monetize Your Blog

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Since many of my readers are also fellow bloggers, I recently started a Facebook group as a means of connecting with bloggers and sharing some insights. Every Wednesday, I’ll be responding to one of the questions that was sent to…

Valentine’s Day Giveaway

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This Valentine’s Day, I’m hoping that all of you - my lovely readers - will be my Valentine. If you’re feeling single in February, sometimes you just have to treat yourself to some pretty new things because you’re worth it.…

Review: Marc Jacobs #VelvetNoir Mascara

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Courtesy of Influenster, I got to test out Marc Jacobs’ new Velvet Noir mascara. I don’t typically splurge on mascara, but this product has me reconsidering. First of all, the packaging is so classy. It might be worth paying for just…

Cozy Winter Essentials

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You may have seen my previous outfit post featuring these Ilse Jacobsen boots. Now that I’m back in Chicago with plenty of snow and freezing temperatures, I was really able to test the limits of these boots. I’ve been wearing…

AKIRA x DePaul

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I’m so excited to share that I’ve taken on a new role as AKIRA’s campus rep for DePaul. AKIRA is a Chicago style staple. They have locations adjacent to both the Lincoln Park and loop campus. AKIRA stores are stocked with…

Allie’s 10 Commandments of Shoes

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Topshop snake booties If you make one style resolution this year, it should be to wear good shoes. I’ve written many times before that shoes are the most important part of any outfit. It doesn’t matter what else you’re wearing.…

5 New Year’s Fashion Resolutions

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Here are some resolutions that you can actually accomplish and look good while doing so. 1) Wear more jewelry. Thanks to Rocksbox, I became a jewelry person this year. Every month, they send you unlimited designer jewelry for only $19. You can get…

Stocking Stuffers Under $25

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Great gifts don't have to be expensive. Here are my favorite wallet-friendly choices. Shop the gifts: Ban.do folder and sticker set ($6) for your organized friend. Candle in a mug ($10) is like two gifts in one. H&M glittery over-the-knee socks ($10) because high…