How To REALLY Help A Homeless Woman – What I Learned From My J.Jill Styling Event

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When the folks behind fashion brand J. Jill approached me to host their downtown Chicago compassion fund styling event,  I knew it was going to be a special day and I’d meet some special ladies, but I had no idea what to expect. I had an idea of what clothing items they needed and what […]

How Do You Pay It Forward During The Holidays?

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  Every year ends with the usual mayhem. It’s the holiday season – time to shop till you drop and make sure you get something fancy for everyone on your list and then some! And don’t forget to get a few gifts for yourself, too! It’s a time of abundance for many. And for others, […]

FEED for Target -The Collection, The Launch, The Fabulous Evening in Brooklyn

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  As a proud member of Target’s Inner Circle, I’m liable to be whisked off to incredible events from time to time. Last week in Brooklyn, I was lucky enough to attend a truly remarkable launch event for an incredible design partnership – one that I hope is successful beyond measure. Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED […]

Pay It Forward this Holiday Season

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Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. And now, today – Cyber Monday. It’s been a busy weekend for shopping addicts. So many of us are shopping for our loved ones (and for ourselves! Tis the season). In the midst of all of this marvelous materialism, it’s so important to also look around at the tremendous need […]

Sending Love to ALL Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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It always feels hollow and weird writing about beauty, hair and fashion in the wake of a natural disaster. Maybe people who have been affected really want that escape, that burst of happiness and lighthearted news in the wake of their devastation. Seeing the footage on the news of Hurricane Sandy swept away all the […]

Lancôme Genes Day = Genius

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If you are familiar with this blog then you already know, I love the combination of beauty and charity. October is a month dedicated to breast cancer awareness, but in the midst of the pink ribbons, the folks at Lancôme are also raising funds and awareness for a different, but still very special cause. Lancôme […]

Win, Donate, and Dress for Success with Naturalizer Shoes!

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Clearly, Chicago is trying to send a message. Lately the weather has been stuck on rainy and cold. It is blazer weather, cardigan weather, and yes – boot weather. I’m on the hunt for the perfect pair of fall boots, and I’m betting you are too. My watchwords are comfort and style — and Naturalizer […]