25 November 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson
It’s that time of year again, where we mentally prepare ourselves to either a) tackle the overzealous (and sometimes rude) crowds for discounted goods or b) post up on the computer all weekend to “add to cart” until our fingers bleed.
Navigating the sales can be a tad daunting and I’m here to help out a little bit. Below is a list of the sales you can expect to find from my favorite retailers and brands, from one end of the spectrum (mainstream) to the other (indie).
As I gain more intel throughout the weekend, I will update this post. So keep checking back in, and most importantly, Happy
29 October 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson
My first encounter with wood watches was several years ago, while shopping, er, covering a tradeshow. I was immediately intrigued and quite impressed. I even convinced my husband that we had to get one for his dad, who is an avid watch collector. On the flip side, I couldn’t see myself wearing one. They were a little too hefty and masculine for my personal taste. Fast forward to this year, when I was contacted by JORD to review one of their watches.
14 October 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson
The Shopbop Friends and Family Sale kicked off yesterday and if you’re familiar with the site, you already know it’s a big deal and the perfect time to scoop up those designer wares you have been eyeing for awhile.
The beauty of Shopbop sales is that the discount typically applies to majority of the inventory. And the Friends and Family Sale is no exception. Using the code INTHEFAM25, you will get 25% knocked off your total (with only a few exclusions).
Below is a roundup a few things currently saved to my Favorites and most of them are not excluded from the sale (where’s that handclap emoji when you need it?). Feel free to click through the items to get more detail.
The sale ends Friday, October 16 at 1:59AM CST. So, act fast and more importantly, enjoy the sale!
06 October 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson
It’s that time of the year again, when industry professionals converge inside the Bridgeport Art Center to gain access to the best beauty brands and makeup artists. That’s right, The Makeup Show Chicago is right around the corner!
From lashes and cosmetics to brushes and skincare, The Makeup Show Chicago is a chance for Midwest pros to re-up on all their essentials. And with so many vendors under one roof – selling goods at the industry price – this annual event is also an opportunity to try new brands and products that are trending in the marketplace.
07 August 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson
You have unclaimed money!
Typically, when you see those words in your inbox, you quickly hit the delete button to avoid the scammers and spambots. Needless to say, when the Illinois Treasurer’s Office contacted me about the possibility of there being money and assets with my name on it, I was a bit hesitant. Once I started researching, I discovered that not only is the I-Cash site legit, but I (and some of my family members) actually had funds waiting to be claimed!
16 July 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson
What happens when you bring together some of the city’s most fabulous philanthropists for a night of food, fun and fireworks? One of the hottest events of the summer: Shedd BLU.
Hosted by the Shedd’s Auxiliary Board, this annual fundraising soiree will be held on July 25 and is the perfect opportunity to party hard and celebrate summer (what little we’ve had of it), all in the name of charity.
04 June 2015 / By Elise Giannasi
Ladies and Gentlemen! Summer is coming and it’s time to update your look with a makeover. So how about a FREE makeover?! That’s right, free and sponsored by Sine Qua Non Salons. Their newly-launched Desperate Measures campaign is designed to help you get that much-needed cut and color, and all you need to do is enter the contest!
13 May 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson
If Iris Apfel is on your personal list of fashion icons, one of the style traits you seek to possess is the ability to effortlessly (and creatively) pile on tons of accessories. Simply put, no one does it like Iris.
Fortunately, the newly released IRIS documentary gives us a tiny glimpse into her life, including the thought process behind some of her over-accessorized looks. The film takes a close look at how her interior design background influences her style and also focuses on the beautiful relationship she has with her husband Carl.
04 May 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson
With Spring finally showing face and Summer right around the corner, there’s no better time to liven up our accessories a little bit…or in the case of Boo+Boo Factory, a lotta bit.
If you recall my Etsy roundup last year or have seen my recent feature in NewCity, you already know I’m a fan of local jewelry designer Christina Anton (pictured above). In a segment of the market where metalsmiths seem to be reigning supreme (mainly due to the layered necklaces and stacking rings trends), Anton’s designs are both refreshing and uncommon.
27 April 2015 / By Elise Giannasi
Memorial Day and summer vacations are upon us! That means we will be spending a lot more time in O’Hare airport over the next few months. Here to make your travel experience less stressful is the Terminal Getaway Spa, located right in the middle of Terminals 1 and 3 (you can access it through the other terminals as well).