Working Girl’s Guide To: Staying Warm in the Office


While I’m very lucky to sit by the windows overlooking the Chicago River at work, these days I’m shivering and constantly reaching for my blanket scarf and a cup of hot tea to stay warm. After failing to convince our office services department to increase the temperature, I got to thinking about simple ways to stay chic and […]

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HOM’s 2017 Resolution


There is a unique opportunity that comes every 365 days to reflect on the successes and failures of the year gone by and set our intentions for the next 365.  While in my personal life I resolve to spend less on Starbucks, cook more at home and spend more time reading books than social media, […]

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Holiday Wish List: Sheena’s Picks


I landed in ATX late last night and couldn’t be more happy to be home for the holidays! It’s been one year since my sister left to teach in Malaysia under the Fulbright Program, so last holiday season was bittersweet. The Program ended in October, so after traveling around Malaysia and Bali for a couple […]

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Holiday Wish List: Melissa’s Picks


The Holiday season is upon us and we are making a list and checking it twice.  Here are a few of the things I’m hoping to find under the tree this Christmas: 1. Personalized Stationary | Rifle Paper Co. | $50 The past year has felt a little frantic – between starting a new job and moving […]

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Style Guide: Holiday Party


‘Tis the season for statement dresses, champagne cocktails, swanky venues, and holiday jazz. I love the glamorous yet sophisticated style associated with this time of year, and I tend to take a lot more fashion risks as a result (made easy by the endless holiday sales!). It’s hard not to be inspired by the hundreds […]

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Coffee Break with Nada Litwin


Hi ladies! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and welcome you back to a freshly-brewed Coffee Break featuring University of Michigan Law School alum and partner at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, Nada Litwin. Nada and I (S) met through another Coffee Break guest, Leslee Cohen (it’s true what they say […]

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Working Girl’s Guide To: Mastering a Morning Routine


[Photo credit: Char Co.] As the New Year approaches, I have begun to take inventory in my life and determine which things I am doing well and what could use improvement.  And one area which could use some improvement is my morning routine. Every morning in my house is a struggle between doing what I […]

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Major Blazer


Ah, blazers. Where do we start? I remember when this wardrobe staple went from stuffy to trendy in undergrad (i.e. when you’d throw the suit jacket your wore to your job interview over a body-con miniskirt for a night out…). Thankfully, our closets have evolved since then, and we’ve learned that blazers have a well-deserved […]

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Color Code: Burgundy


I mentioned in a recent post that burgundy (a.k.a. oxblood, maroon, bordeaux, cabernet, merlot, someone hand me a glass of red, etc.) is one of my favorite colors to wear. This deep, moody hue is a punchy alternative to your basic black, charcoal, and navy and also happens to pair perfectly with all of the […]

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Brand Spotlight: Bonobos


While most of our posts are geared towards women’s fashion, we can’t forget the men in our lives.  Just as a team is only as good as its worst player, a woman is only as fashionable as her male counterpart.   But as we all know, taking a man shopping is often more painful than pulling teeth. […]

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