Saturday, May 11, 2013
Do you vehemently refuse to wear that winter coat even one more time? Has this crazy spring weather got you all distressed over getting dressed?
My clever brother tells me spring in the mid-west suffers from bi-polar disorder. One day it's 75 and sunny, the next it's 40 something and rainy. So how in the world are we supposed to know what to wear? That pretty floral print scarf I just bought . . . should I wear it with my winter jacket? That doesn't sound right. Or how about jeans, boots and a turtle-neck sweater in May? That sounds ridiculous, but hey, that's exactly what I had on just a few days ago. As a seasoned wardrobe advisor, this is what I do and this is my best advice. Keep the calendar in mind, but dress for the weather. It's the smart and stylish thing to do. I also recommend some classic closet items that come in very handy this time of year: Layer, layer, and then …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Figuring out what new fashion trends are worth our time and attention can be tough going these days. Here's a rather tricky trend that you can make work, but only if are willing to give it a try!
If you've seen any fashion magazines or store catalogs lately, you have likely noticed the proliferation of wild and crazy color/print combos out there this spring. And I must admit, it's quite refreshing after such a long steady diet of winter black and grey! But the craziest combos of all are not red, green, blue and orange all together now. Rather, it's the mixing of various prints and patterns along with the red green blue and orange. Even stores with traditionally more conservative fashion layouts like Talbots and J.Crew are showing the most outrageous combinations of colorful florals, stripes and animal prints I've ever seen! For young women who are having fun with fashion and still experimenting with their own sense of personal …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Give your best for less. That’s the motto of Darien’s latest shop located at Lemont Road and 75th Street. Have you been?
Whether you’re looking to congratulate a recent graduate, recognize your favorite teacher or thank a local pastor, Card Frenzy has got you covered—and at a super low price. Think .29 cents. “Not only is it the price [of our merchandise] but the variety,” says co-owner Michael Perri. “We have every caption and every solution. We even carry ‘congratulations on your driver’s license’ and foreign language cards—all at value prices.” Card Frenzy opened at Lemont Road 7511 in December. And if you’ve been to the shopping center recently, chances are you’ve taken notice. Located between Frugal Muse Books and Ross, its vibrant colors and signage set it apart from its neighbors. The store carries more than 4,000 greeting cards that range in price …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Check out these gifts for friends, family and co-workers.
Friday, October 12, 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means a variety of pink products will be hitting the shelves. But, do your pink purchases always go towards the cause?
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Erin Sauder
Friday, October 12, 2012
A wave of pink is flooding stores everywhere, as retailers participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the savvy shopper, it's an opportunity to donate to a good cause while snagging unique, pink-hued items. Here are a few local places offering pink products: But before you plunk down your green for some pink, the nonprofits behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month want you to check the label. Jenna Glazer, director of development for Young Survival Coalition (YSC), a global organization dedicated to helping young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, said that buyers should be on the lookout for a label or tag that tells where the money from the purchase goes. "If you walk into Bed Bath & Beyond and see something with a pink …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
At nine months pregnant, Jessica McGinley won't be missing out on her family's post-Thanksgiving tradition.
Under most circumstances, pregnant women get special treatment: a seat on a crowded bus, closer parking spots at shopping malls or a bump to the head of the line at public restrooms. But that’s most circumstances. Black Friday isn’t most circumstances. “They’re going to say, ‘Take her out. She’s the weak one,’” predicted Jessica McGinley, who at 36-weeks pregnant, plans to be out shopping with the best of them when Black Friday sales start on Thanksgiving night. Even with her baby due Dec. 20, McGinley said she didn’t want to miss out on what has become a family tradition between she and her sister, as well as two of her sisters in law. The tradition hatched about three years ago when someone — no one quite remembers who — casually …