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25 November 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

Who, When, What and How Much: Your Guide to the Best Thanksgiving Weekend Sales


Black Friday Small Business Saturday Cyber Monday 2015


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 Shopping Thanksgiving!

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29 October 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

JORD Watches: Where Sustainability and Style Meet


JORD wood watch

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.

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Accessories, Jewelry, Local Gems

04 May 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

Make a Statement with Boo+Boo Factory


boo and boo factory

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.

bbf pic4

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.

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Accessories, Handbags, Jewelry, Sales, Shoes, Shopping

06 March 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

The Shopbop Sale You Don’t Wanna Miss


shopbop sale the big event 2015


As you know, I can never pass up a designer sale. Especially when it’s from an online retailer I shop at least once a month.

Now through the end of the day tomorrow, you have a chance to take advantage of Shopbop’s highly anticipated sale. The discounts are tiered (code: BIGEVENT15) – the more you buy, the more you save. It’s the perfect opportunity to jump start your Spring wardrobe or simply spend that tax refund that’s burning a whole in your pocket.

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Accessories, Handbags, Home, Jewelry, Local Finds, Local Gems, Shopping, Uncategorized

24 June 2014 / By Nikia Jefferson

6 Chicago-Based Etsy Shops to Bookmark Now


 Chicago Etsy

Sometimes we get so caught up in the major brands, that we forget about the indie gems sitting right at our fingertips. Finding legit, handmade goods can be a bit tedious  on Etsy (especially now that they’ve changed their policy…boo!) – though it’s always worth it in the end.

For this latest roundup of bookmark-worthy Etsy shops, I’ve decided to keep it local. From leather jewelry to quirky “chill pills”, here is my list of top Etsy picks, Chicago-style.

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Accessories, Clothing, Events, Handbags, Jewelry, Shoes, Shopping, Shopping Events

10 June 2014 / By Nikia Jefferson

Shop My Closet at the Milwaukee Blogger Bazaar


If ever you needed a reason to round up the girls for a mini road trip, I’ve got three words for you:  Milwaukee. Blogger. Bazaar.

On June 14, I will be joining eight of the area’s best fashion and personal style bloggers to sell some of the highly coveted items in our closets. Thanks to our lovely host, Livia Borger of Love Always Liv, we now have a chance to share our great finds with our readers (and anyone else who loves fashion and good deals).

mke blogger bazaar final

I’ve already started rounding up the goods. And let’s just say, there will be plenty of shoes (23 and counting), handbags (20 and counting) and jewelry (I stopped counting) on hand. Below is a sneak peek of some of the shoes you could get your hands on at the Milwaukee Blogger Bazaar, many of which will be priced as low as $30.

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Accessories, Clothing, Fashion, Handbags, Jewelry, Local Finds, Local Gems, Sales, Shoes, Shopping

06 May 2014 / By Antaash Umar

Bargain Hunting: Designer Deals under $100 at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago


foc collage final

The old adage, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is”, doesn’t always ring true.  Case in point: The Fashion Outlets of Chicago (FOC).

FOC has made dreams come true for the savvy bargain shopper. However, many seem intimidated by the high-end designers who have set up shop there. Fashion powerhouses such as Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Gucci, Prada, and Zegna have settled in at FOC, along with some of the most famous department store outlets such as Barneys New York Warehouse, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Fifth OFF Fifth.   Contemporary labels such as Diane von Fürstenberg, Tory Burch, Trina Turk and Vince also offer shoppers heavy discounts on many popular items (some of which are from the current season). Perhaps that’s what sets FOC apart from traditional outlets, which tend to sell mostly odds-and-ends along with the eyebrow-raising items retailers were unable to move at their original locations.

Upon our last visit there, Nikia and I were on a mission to find deals for $100 or less.  We wanted to prove to our readers (both men and women) that although many designer labels are typically out of reach for many of us, this is not always the case at the outlet.   Not only is it easy to find gems at FOC, it’s even better that you don’t have to dig for them.

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Accessories, Clothing, Handbags, Jewelry, Shoes, Shopping, Shopping Events

06 January 2014 / By Nikia Jefferson

It’s Official, I’m a Keeper


keep feature

Now that my much needed blogging vacay is over, it’s time to ring in the New Year with my first feature of 2014 and my latest addiction. Keep reading and you’ll find out how they’re one in the same.

A few months ago, I was introduced to a site (and app) by the name of I signed up then, but was relatively inactive until Christmas rolled around. Known as the shopping version of Pinterest, I figured it would be the best way to compile my wishlist for those looking to gift me something for the holidays (hubby actually relied heavily on my “All I Want For Christmas Is…” collection for ideas).

Needless to say, when Keep asked if they could feature me in their Guest Stylist series, it was a no brainer. The only problem is, I had to curate a collection of at least 50 items I was currently lusting after. Who knew that would be so hard? Of course anyone could go on one site (i.e. ASOS, Net-A-Porter) and find 50 things they wouldn’t mind being delivered to their doorstep. However, the pressure (in my mind) was on, to create the most interesting and visually pleasing collection possible. I mean, I was following in the footsteps of magazine editors, television personalities and renowned bloggers. It was time to step my virtual shopping game up!

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Accessories, Beauty, Clothing, Jewelry

17 December 2013 / By Nikia Jefferson

That’s a Wrap!


Chicago Giveaways

Our first holiday giveaway series, #DaChiTownGifter, has now come to an end. Congrats to all of the winners! The elves are working hard to get the items to you!

The 9-day giveaway included everything from facials to streetwear and allowed us to share our favorite Chicago brands to some of our readers. For that we are grateful!

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Accessories, Jewelry, Local Finds, Local Gems

10 December 2013 / By Gabriel Charles Tyler

#DaChiTownGifter with Roslyn


‘Tis the season for giving! And in the blogging community, that means giveaways.
#DaChiTownGifter is ChiTown Fashionista’s holiday giveaway series, featuring the best designers and brands Chicago has to offer.  Whether you enter for yourself or a loved one, we guarantee these goods and services will be worn/cherished/remembered for years to come.

Roslyn Boutique Chicago and Minearalogy


Today’s giveaway is from one of our favorite Bucktown boutiques with a bi-coastal take on merchandising, Roslyn. Roslyn has created a name for itself nationwide as the go-to location for the latest collections from across the country, including emerging and established designers from Chicago, NYC and Los Angeles.

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