10/3/14
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Chatting With The Dose Market’s Founder, April Francis

unnamed The Dose Market was a monthly retail event that drew a huge crowd to Chicago’s River East Arts Center for every single installment. It was filled with locally-made clothes, jewelry, art and much more; served food from a huge selection of vendors and offered up tons of libations. In short, it was the  perfect way to spend one Sunday a month. But then the River East Arts Center closed and the market was, for a few months, without a home. Sunday September 21 marked the return of Dose, albeit in a different space (find it at 401 N. Morgan from here on out), a different lineup and a completely revamped schedule. I chatted with the founder of the market, April Francis, about what we can expect this time around and how one woman managed to create what has become one of the most important and influential players in Chicago’s retail scene. Read on for more info.

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09/12/14
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Recent Work And Mentions

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I’ve been especially busy over the past few months, which explains the relative radio silence. I recently started up a full time job directing digital marketing efforts at an e-commerce startup called Savor, but I’ve kept my freelance work going – and business has been booming recently! I guess it’s true what they say: When it rains, it pours.

Here’s a little sampling of what I’ve been up to recently.

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09/9/14
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Getting To Know Lilly Ghallichi From Shahs Of Sunset

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If you’ve tuned into Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset, you’re familiar with Lilly Ghalichi, the cast’s self-proclaimed Persian Princess. You may think you’ve seen all the sides to this dog-toting, Birkin-owning, Herve-Leger-wearing reality star, but I got to see the Lilly Ghallichi the cameras didn’t capture: a  fiercely entrepreneurial, down-to-Earth girl who hails from Texas and hasn’t forgotten her roots.

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08/27/14
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What I Wore: White Before Labor Day

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I don’t often post outfit pictures because I just don’t see this as a personal style blog, nor do I see myself as a personal style blogger. Honestly, I don’t have the time or energy to change out of my work attire (read: Juicy sweat pants and my dad’s discarded tee shirts) most days. But it’s the last Wednesday before Labor Day (aka the perfect time to wear white) and you really can’t ignore the alliteration of ‘What I Wore Wednesday’….so why not?

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08/22/14
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Sazan Barzani Talks Trends, Blogging Success And Posing For The Perfect Picture

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I caught up with Sazan Barzani, the super-sweet and stylish lady behind the fashion blog Sazan. Sazan is only 24 but she’s already established herself as a bona fide digital influencer, fashion blogger and media personality. She also happens to be super sweet and completely gorgeous. 

I picked Sazan’s brain for her thoughts on trends, the state of fashion blogging and how to pose for the most flattering picture. For even more insight, check out her blog for tons of beauty and fashion inspiration and read more about her below. 

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08/14/14
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You Need To Know About This Rebecca Minkoff Sale

Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 9.33.43 PM I love a good Rebecca Minkoff. My Mini MAC is one of my go-to bags (love that it can be worn as either a clutch or a cross body!) and even though the brand is best known for its handbags, you can also find amazing clothes and shoes at RM.

They’re having a massive blowout sale right now and this is definitely not something to miss! Shop RM’s selection of goods, including some of the pieces I’m eyeing at the moment (Pictured below.) Bonus: Use my exclusive promo code to take an extra 10% off! The code is: SummerSale10.

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07/29/14
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My Top Ten Lipstick Shades For National Lipstick Day

IMG_0592Today is National Lipstick Day, which means it’s the perfect day to break out that super daring neon orange you’re slightly intimated by and/or go out and treat yourself to a ridiculously indulgent new lippie. Since I did the latter this past weekend (welcome to the collection, Tom Ford. Read more about it below, see above) I thought I would make a quick little list of the top ten lipsticks in my makeup bag. This is in no real order – they’re just a few of the shades I really adore from my ever-growing collection.

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