Spring Fashion Finds

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The sun is bright and beautiful, and the leaves are green and new. Tulips are starting to open up and everyone’s planting flowers in their gardens. It’s my first ever Spring, and I’m absolutely loving it so far! Spring also brings unique fashion challenges that I’m just beginning to discover. Here in Chicago it’s sunny, […]

TJ Maxxing and Relaxing

Giveaways always make me happy and excited, but my recent TJ Maxx giveaway had this bella feeling over the moon. It wasn’t easy, but I chose one Chicago fashion expert to go shopping with me, and school me in all things related to being chic in cold weather. The winner — Nikia of ChiTown Fashionista […]

Wanted: Chicago’s Most Chic and Curvy Maxxinista!

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Every day I gaze out of my window and notice the trees. Green soon faded to gold, orange, some became fiery red. Gorgeous. And now most of the foliage has fallen, and the trees have bare (yet still beautiful) branches. Chicago has been having an unusually warm autumn and this bella is not complaining! It […]

Getting What You Want (For Less)

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Frugalista. Recessionista. Maxxinista. Whatever you call yourself, saving money isn’t a trend. It’s a necessary lifestyle these days. Gone are the days when people shopped with whimsy. Now I go armed with a list, and double guess myself on every item I buy. Now instead of ooh that’s really cute I want it, it’s ooh […]

Big Girl Pants

Whenever I go anywhere, or even think of going anywhere, they’re the first item of clothing I envision. They go with fancy frilly tops and heels, or teeshirts and sneakers. For many (including myself), they’re practically a daily uniform. Of course I’m talking about jeans. I’d be lost without them. I don’t love a jean […]