Macy’s Celebrates Earth Day with a Sale!

24 04 2009

It’s time for most of us to re-up our summer wardrobes, and need to do so without maxing out our budgets!

Stop into Macy’s tomorrow, the 25th, and enjoy savings between 10-20% as they host a special shopping event to benefit the National Park Foundation and other organizations which protect the environment on a local level!

So, here’s what you do:

1. Purchase a $5 One Good Turn Ticket (proceeds to charity)

2. Receive an all-day in-store shopping pass AND $5 off a purchase of $15 or more

3. Shop and Save!


And, if you’re shopping online, you will see the discount in your shopping cart, provided that you’ve purchased the ticket! As always, there are some item exclusions, etc so visit for more details and the store nearest you!



CFF Scholarship Fashion Show

26 02 2009

On Wednesday March 4th, the Chicago Fashion Foundation is hosting their 2nd annual Scholarship Benefit, a fashion show featuring the designs of five local design students. These students will have the opportunity to present their designs in a live fashion show to a panel of judges from the Chicago fashion community. The winning designer will receive a $5000 scholarship!

Attendees will be enjoy drinks, light appetizers, a DJ, and silent auction. The first 150 guests will also receive goodie bags (yay!). The event will be held from 6-8p in the Narcissus room at Macy’s (111 N. State). Tickets are $25 for students and CFF members, and $35 for non-members. 

Click here for more details!


KB’s Journey: I Need A Red Dress!

23 02 2009

This Friday, I’ll be volunteering at the Macy’s Go Red for Women Luncheon, which is actually at Macy’s (in case you were wondering). Now, I suspected that I would have to wear some red, but now I’m thinking that I will more than likely need to be in all red 😦

The frowny face is due to the fact that I’ve never been a big fan of red clothing. I have plenty of red shoes and a couple of red handbags, but nothing red to wear! So, not only do I need a red dress, it needs to look professional and not make me gag. Here are some of the ideas that I’ve come up with thus far:

A classic sheath dress is perfect luncheon attire…

Photobucket London Times Sheath Dress, $39.99

Or…I could wear a nice red sweater over a black sheath dress or with dress slacks!

PhotobucketBelted Cardigan, $32
Photobucket Pearl Cardigan, $29

Or, if I had time to have a dress shipped to me, I’d order this one and channel my inner (First) Lady O!

Photobucket Addicted to Love Dress, $74.99

Whatever I choose, I better do so QUICKLY! This week is filling up with volunteer assignments and meetings (and bikram yoga classes!)…so I better hop to it and SOON!


Quick Hits

17 02 2009
  • The Chicago Auto Show is hosting a food drive to benefit the Chicago Christian Industrial League. When you bring in 3 canned good items from 2/18-2/20, you will receive 1/2 off adult ticket prices. Questions? Click here.
  • This Thursday (the 19th), the Auxiliary Board of the Chicago Red Cross is hosting a networking event for young professionals to meet board members and learn the benefits of joining. The event will take place at one of my favs, the China Grill (230 N. Michigan). Get more information on the Chicago Red Cross blog!
  • The American Heart Association is looking for volunteers for the Macy’s Go Red for Women Luncheon to be held on Friday, 2/27. If you are available and have experience in leadership development, fundraising, or special events, please send an email to


Macy’s Go Red Sale

4 02 2009

On Sunday, I posted about Campbell Soup’s support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red initiative! Well, it’s hard to discuss Go Red without also recognizing Macy’s committment to the cause. In addition to the funds being donated through their corporate foundation, Macy’s is allowing us to show our support and save!

Starting today through Sunday, February 8th, you can save 20% in Macy’s stores when you wear red! No red in your closet? Well, you can purchase a Red Dress pin for $2 (sales to benefit Go Red), and still receive the discount!

If you’re shopping online, use the discount code WEARRED to access the savings! As always, there are some details that you may need to read. Learn what’s included and what’s not included by clicking here!

And, while we’re on the subject, this Friday the 6th is National Wear Red Day to show support for women’s heart health. Don’t forget!


The Red Carpet Walk Out

5 12 2008

You all remember Isis, from this recent cycle of America’s Next Top Model?


Well, she (along with other models) will be strutting her stuff on the catwalk tonight at Macy’s on State Street (111 N. State St) in a fashion show to foster awareness of HIV/AIDS. Tonight’s show begins at 6p and is one of many events hosted by the Chicagoland World AIDS Day Committee 2008 and will benefit the Center on Halsted. There is a $10 suggested donation and guests will be treated to martinis and appetizers.

“Filantropía” during Chicago Latino Fashion Week

28 10 2008

Chicago’s 2nd Annual Chicago Latino Fashion Week kicked off last night with a bang at Religion nightclub! The weeklong event will feature fashion shows by some of the rising and established Chicago designers, as well as national and international Latino designers, educational seminars, retail trunk shows, celebrity appearances and VIP parties at some of Chicago’

s hottest spots.

There are two events this week which will raise funds for charitable organizations:

  • The San Juan Fashion Group Show. Some of the most recognized fashion designers from Puerto Rico will show their designs on Thursday, October 30 at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts (777 N. Green Street). Featured designers will include Felix Poll, Lilliam Landron and Tommie Hernandez. There is a cocktail reception by Diageo from 6-7:30p followed by the show at 7:45p. Tickets cost $40 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit MANA of Illinois, an organization whose mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service, and advocacy.


  • The “El Fin” Finale Show. Chicago Latino designers will debut their Spring 2009 collections and couture design inspired by their favorite Hollywood screen icons on Sunday, November 2 at the Drake Hotel (140 E. Walton Place). Guests will have the opportunity to shop the vendor showcase from 11a until the fashion show begins at 1p. Featured designers include James de Colón, Orlando Espinoza, Anna Fong, Elda de la Rosa, and Horacio Nieto. Confirmed celebrity guests include actress and icon Rita Moreno, actor Freddy Rodriguez, and ANTM winner Jaslene Gonzalez. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago and the 25th Anniversary of the Chicago Latino Film Festival. The VIP After-Party will be Macy’s (111 N. State St) from 4–6p. Tickets are $75 (show only) and $100 (show and VIP After-Party).

     Rita Moreno on cover of LIFE               Freddy Rodriguez               Jaslene on cover of Latina

    Rita Moreno (1954)             Freddy Rodriguez                Jaslene Gonzalez


For event and ticket information, please visit!


UPDATE: For pics from the week’s events, click here to visit!