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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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Sales, Shopping

14 October 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

Find Designer Deals at The Shopbop Friends and Family Sale


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!



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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Home, Local Finds, Local Gems, Shopping

09 February 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

Celebrate Galentine’s Day the Stylish Way


Rosa & The Artist Galentine's Day

Valentine’s Day. That wonderful holiday when we celebrate love with our significant others.

But what about our close friends, that we love and adore?

It has become increasingly popular to also use this time of year as an opportunity to celebrate friendships, old and new.  February 13th, which is now known as Galentine’s Day, is the day to let your girls know just how much they mean to you. If your crew is a stylish bunch, like mine, and you’re stumped on how to honor them, it’s Kalla to the rescue!

The luxury floral delivery service (which is only available in Chicago and Miami) has an impressive collection of arrangements that are perfect for Galentine’s Day, or any other special day. Once you pair their flowers with an exclusive array of artisanal chocolates by Christopher Elbow and a bottle of champagne (all available on the site),  then add in a few party favors and girl talk, you’ll have the makings of  a memorable Girls’ Night In.

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Beauty, Shopping

13 December 2014 / By Elise Giannasi

Shop Local: The Beauty Gift Guide For Everyone on Your List


It’s a big weekend for holiday shopping here in Chicago, and in the spirit of enabling your fashion consumption, we had to round up the best in bauty! With these products, which are either Chicago-based brands or available for pickup locally, our beauty gift guide should take care of all the ladies and men on your list.

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  1. Cocovit Coconut Oil – A luxurious and organic wonder product known for its healing and emollient properties, Cocovit is pure coconut oil for your face and body. What makes Cocovit different is that they do not cold-process/press the oil, ensuring it’s essential nutrients are not lost through the packaging of the product. Use it as a face moisturizer and blemish-healer, as a hair mask and nail strengthener, or even as a baby-safe body cream. Cocovit is a Chicago-based line selling across the country this holiday season – with two sizes available – a travel and TSA-friendly 3.3oz size at $25 and a substantial 8.8oz jar at $38.

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Local Finds, Local Gems, Shopping

10 December 2014 / By Nikia Jefferson

Head “South” For the Winter: 3 Reasons to Holiday Shop Roosevelt Collection


The Shops at Roosevelt Collection

If you frequent the South Loop, you can’t help but notice the many changes taking place on Roosevelt, between Clark and Canal. What was once just a new development with 300+ luxury lofts and an impressive movie theater (VIP, anyone?), has quickly become a premier shopping destination for those living south of the city’s center.

Although there is much to be said about the selection of national and local shops at Roosevelt Collection (150 W. Roosevelt Rd ), I’ve decided to break down what separates it from the pack when it comes to holiday shopping.

‘Tis the season to do more shopping in a few days than you have all year (well, for some of us). So here are just a few reasons that The Shops at Roosevelt Collection is winning during this time of year.

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Beauty, Local Finds, Local Gems, Shopping

02 December 2014 / By Elise Giannasi

Thierry Mugler Les Exceptions: Redefining the Fragrance Buying Experience


When you think of Thierry Mugler fragrances, you probably think of two words: Angel and Alien – the uber-iconic scents that most beauty-savvy fashionistas have on regular rotation. But what about the exceptions to this rule? Or rather, Les Exceptions (see what we did there?). Five unisex, luxury fragrances by Mugler, just released this Fall. The Les Exceptions collection – which blends original alchemies with unique and exceptional ingredients – captures Mugler’s visionary and sensual approach to the art of perfumery.

MUGLER Les Exceptions Fragrance Collection

So what does this mean for local fashionistas? Mugler chose Chicago to be the first and only city in the U.S. to indulge in a luxurious, white glove (or in this case, black glove) experience when purchasing one of his Les Exceptions fragrances – an exclusive to Nordstrom on Michigan Ave.

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31 October 2014 / By Dana Nostro

Love All Around For eDrop-Off and Christian Siriano


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team eDropoff with Cristian Siriano (yes, that’s me on the far right)

Something old and something new, combined, typically symbolizes good luck for new beginnings. This may be an old wedding tradition, but certainly applies to other significant moments.

Case in point: The eDrop-Off loves Christian Siriano event, which took place last week.

The party, hosted by eDrop-Off owner, Corri McFadden,  and Christian Siriano celebrated their recent career achievements – a 10-yr anniversary and newly-established retail shop (The Collection at 1201 N. Clark St) for eDrop-Off as well as the first Chicago pop-up shop and a fragrance launch for Siriano.

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23 October 2014 / By Nikia Jefferson

The Book That Will Make You a Better Consumer


A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy


Reading books is a pastime I thoroughly enjoy, but simply don’t have time to accomplish. Even “light reads” take a back seat to spending time with this guy. But recently, while sifting through the countless unread messages in my inbox, I caught wind of a new book, A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy, centered around the idea of buying less and focusing more on quality. I must admit, this has become increasingly important to me in recent years. Maybe it’s the old age (35 and still fine, thank you very much) or the simple fact that the more I come in contact with high quality goods (even if it is only while window shopping), the less desirable it becomes to shop fast-fashion wares.

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Local Finds, Shopping

22 October 2014 / By Nikia Jefferson

Because Every Shopping Trip Needs Blacklane Car Service


Shopping trip (noun) – an opportunity to bond with friends while searching for the best deals, a new wardrobe, the perfect pair of shoes, et cetera, et cetera.

It’s also the perfect way to try out car service with Blacklane, an international limousine company that has now made its way to Chicago. A few weeks ago, I rounded up a few of my best fashion friends (a new spin on BFFs) and planned a journey to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago.

Scheduling the car in advance was quite simple. Since I had to pick up someone along the way, I chose the hourly service (you can also do Transfer service, which is ideal for direct transportation to airports or events). After filling out a few details, I was given an estimate and allowed to select my vehicle of choice. It was all done online, in less than 10 minutes.**


9:30am:    The ladies arrive at my house, where I provide them with popcorn and pralines for the trip.

10:00am:  Our driver arrives in a roomy Cadillac Escalade, giving us the best of both worlds – luxury and style.

Blacklane Limousine

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