Style Guide – Casual Fall Friday


  [Photo credit:  Karamode] Once fall begins, casual days are all about warmth and comfort.  To us, that means layers and chunky fabrics.  That’s why we love that ponchos and sweater-wraps are everywhere this season. For your next casual day, try a version of the below outfit.  You’ll be supremely comfortable and still look professional and put-together. For […]

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5 Style Rules To Break

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[photo credit:] The fashion industry thrives on style rules – each season new trends come and go, up-and-coming designers emerge every day, and with the rise of social media, fashion advice is always at our fingertips.  We’ll be the first to admit that all those rules are hard to keep track of and, frankly, […]

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The Best Outerwear for Fall

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[Photo credit:] Jackets and coats are ideal for fall weather and provide practical transition pieces from season-to-season.  We love the versatility of a light jacket – in the winter, it can be worn as a blazer in the office; in the fall and spring, it can be worn as outerwear both to work and […]

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Scarf Weather

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[Photo credit: – by the way, please check out this amazing company supporting women and growth in Africa.  This tote is an HOM favorite.] We’re so excited it’s almost scarf weather!  In honor of the upcoming cooler months, we’ve got our hearts set on cool tones and grays.  This year, we are loving big […]

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The New Bow Blouse

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There’s a new style of top in town and it’s both sophisticated and stylish.  Branded by the fashion industry as the “scarf top,” it looks like a more intricate version of your favorite bow blouse.  This style feature a necktie that is meant to be worn almost like a scarf. Unfortunately, this style just appeared on the […]

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Fall Essentials for Cooler Climates

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In Chicago, as in many places throughout the world, the temperatures are beginning to drop, the days are getting shorter, and we’re preparing to transition our wardrobes out of summer and info fall.  We love this time of year for a million reasons, but we especially love fall dressing.  Lots of layering, rich colors, and […]

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For Women Who Wear The (Yoga) Pants

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Last Monday, we featured an amazing company looking to do good stuff for humanity.  This week, we’re pleased to feature another company taking the world by storm.  AELLA is “fusing activewear technology with the tailoring of luxury ready-to-wear.”  In short, yoga pants (and other great, comfy stuff) that you can wear to work – a […]

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Vested Interests


Fall is for layering and this season one of our favorite layering options is the vest.  But, not just any vest, but one that is equally stylish with your work clothes and your weekend jeans.  Specifically, choose a vest that is structured, yet loose; and made out of suit-like material.  You can then layer it […]

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The Best Booties At Every Price Point

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Bootie season is back!  It’s no secret that we love fall – the weather, the food, the seasonal activities – and especially fall clothing.  Booties are in again and the options are endless.  Below are our favorite picks – each is work-appropriate (although many are meant for casual days) and perfect for wear on the weekends. […]

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You’re Invited: The Designer Closet for Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Live in the Chicagoland area, need new pieces to freshen up your wardrobe, and want to support a great cause?  Look no further than The Designer Closet, a two-day pop up shop put on by the Founders’ Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.    After the success of last year’s event, the Board did […]

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