Black Sunday at AKIRA!

25 11 2008

Our favorite Chicago boutique (okay…mine) is at it again! On Sunday, 11/30, AKIRA Women (1814 W. North Avenue) will host its Black Sunday event from 7-9p. Shoppers will be treated to a hosted bar, a live DJ, AND 10% off merchandise!

Partial proceeds from Sunday’s event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. Whoo hoo! Head on over and get some good party dresses for the holiday season! 

My friend, Shana, and I were JUST talking about responsible shopping, and AKIRA is seriously testing my willpower. Sigh…I don’t know what to do. Especially since I’m still searching for my perfect nonprofit job (I’ll update you all on that one later)!

Anyways, I’m stuck…but I’m going on Sunday. Just to look though!



For the Benefit of Giving…Soca Style

17 11 2008



Salon Soca is no stranger to supporting charitable causes. If you go to their website, you can see pics of other events that they’ve hosted for the community. Hope you can stop by on Saturday!

To learn more about the Lincoln Park Community Shelter, please check out


Give and Get at CB2

12 11 2008

Are you starting your Christmas shopping early? Or are you in the market for some new home decor? Whatever your motive may be, the Associate Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is hoping that you will come out to CB2 (800 W. North Ave) to browse the selection and make some purchases (of course)! The JDRF is hosting the “Give and Get Holiday Shopping Spree” this Thursday from 7-9p. 

Tickets are $50, and your support will net you a $25 CB2 gift card (which can be used at the event), cocktails, appetizers, and a free gift! CB2 will also donate a portion of sales during the event to the JDRF. To purchase tickets, call (312) 670-0313 or email Christine at

So, go brave the cold and get your house (or someone else’s) some fab items. The holidays are around the corner, and I’m sure that some of you have some entertaining to do! 

Need some inspiration? Check out some of these items from the CB2 website!


CB2 Rug


Tory Burch sales to benefit Dress for Success!

8 11 2008


For more information on Dress for Success and the event, check out my story at the!


Shoe Drive at Hubba Hubba Chicago

6 11 2008

Now, that the seasons have officially changed, it’s time for us to reevaluate our closets and determine what items stay and what items must go! I know that I am notorious for keeping old shoes around thinking that one day I will be motivated to put them on and wear them with ONE outfit. Most of the time, that never happens. So, Hubba Hubba’s shoe drive is so very timely!

If you bring in a pair of gently worn shoes to Hubba Hubba (3309 N. Clark), they will donate them to Soles4Souls, an organization which provides shoes to those in need. In exchange for your goodwill, Hubba Hubba will give you 25% off any item in the store! Whoo Hoo! The great programs lasts from today through November 30th!


I’m Back!

6 11 2008

Over the past 5 days, I’ve taken a much-needed break from life and my responsibilities. I very rarely have the chance to do absolutely nothing so I jumped at the opportunity. But, now I am back and ready to dig back into all my blogging duties. Let’s start the show…