Afrobella is Celebrating Macy’s American Icons!

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Macy’s is one of my favorite department stores and ever since I moved to America, I’ve been shopping there. Macy’s to me truly IS the quintessential American department store shopping experience – fun, clean, bright, on trend, glamorous and abundantly inspiring. When I lived in Miami, my Macy’s was in Dadeland Mall. Now that I […]

Chicago Favorites – Where To Eat, Drink and Visit In the Windy City

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It’s July, which means it’s tourist season here in Chicago. This is the time of year that our apartment sees the most action. The weather is sizzling hot and every weekend there’s a festival or some big summer event that brings the masses to the city. Summertime Chi! I love it, and it’s one of […]

An Elegy For Eloquii – The Frustrating State Of Plus Size Fashion

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In case you haven’t been paying attention to the fashion news, The Limited’s plus size fashion line Eloquii, will be no more by the end of summer. Right now, the discounts are ridiculously steep. We’re talking 70% and 80% off the original prices, for those willing to dig through the remnants of dresses, tops and […]

Gorgeous New Jewelry For You To Get Into

New Jewelry for You To Get Into

  My husband has learned over the many years of our marriage – I’m not one for generic jewelry. I’m not one who wants him to go to Jared and I don’t believe every kiss begins with Kay. I don’t generally go gaga for the pieces you see on display at the department stores. What […]

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday Breakdown

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  Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a beautiful, relaxing day filled with family, fun, and turkey! Now part deux of Thanksgiving weekend begins. The part with the shopping and the shoving and the STRESS.   Online shopping photo via Shutterstock Let’s make one thing clear – my Black Friday street shopping days are in […]

Welcome to Chicago, City Target!

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For months now I’ve been peeping in the windows and wondering what the new Target at the corner of State Street and Madison would be like. I’ve been living in Chicago for a mere three years and didn’t have the privilege of knowing and loving the legendary, historic Louis Sullivan designed Carson Pirie Scott building […]

What To Buy Your Lady — 5 Tips For Men Trying to Christmas Shop

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Recently I had the privilege of shopping with my husband and a guy friend of ours as he tried to buy a present for his lady. I hope he’ll forgive me for saying this, but it wasn’t pretty. In fact, it gave me QUITE the lesson in the differences between genders. I got all kinds […]