When I saw this Marissa Webb Checkered Mid-Length Skirt at Intermix, I immediately thought of Valentine’s Day. The thin organza fabric is very feminine and I love the way it sways when I walk. It also has a thin band that sits right on the waist and defines an hourglass figure.
The glossy rectangle clutch from Nordstrom adds a great pop of red to any Valentine’s Day look. Attach the optional drop-in chain strap to wear it over your shoulder or leave it off and carry it as a clutch!
This Valentine’s Day, let beauty knock on your door with Stylisted! Stylisted is an online platform that allows you to book in-home hair styling and makeup appointments from a network of vetted beauty professionals in Chicago, New York and LA. And, for the month of February, Stylisted is offering a special 14% discount for Chicago CatWalk readers only! All you have to do is use the promotion code CATWALK14 when you check out and it will be applied to your final balance.
Use promo code CATWALK14 throughout the month of February to receive 14% off!
I just booked hair and makeup services using their mobile app and it was super easy! All I had to do was select the date and time, choose a service, find a stylist, enter my contact and billing info (along with my promo code: CATWALK14) and submit my request! Continue Reading →
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve really taken a liking to shredded denim…and everything gray. Shredded denim gives just enough edge to an otherwise classic look without going overboard, and gray is more fresh in the winter time amongst all the black most people are wearing. But I can’t say I’m not guilty of wearing head-to-toe black too.
The age-old rule against wearing white after labor day is long gone. And thank goodness, because I love brightening up my wardrobe during these dark winter months with white.
The gray fringe sweater from Intermix was a gift for Christmas (as was my Givenchy bag that I lusted after for months) and I can’t even count how many times I’ve worn it since then. It is really warm and a bit oversized, which makes it that much more comfortable. Unfortunately it is sold out, but there are similar styles here, here and here.
I’ve also had a lot of fun styling my white MICHELE Tahitian Jelly Bean watch this winter to brighten up many of my outfits. And it’s on sale!!
I love the edgy/romantic combination of leather and lace and Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to style the look!
Be sure to check out some of the beauty tips that Beauty Babe by Sabrina shared with me last week to complete your romantic look and stay tuned for more Valentine’s Day looks in the next couple of weeks!
Recently featured on WGN for her expertise in creating perfect brows, Beauty Babe by Sabrina can help you achieve a younger look and the perfect arch with her notable “Eye Brow Lift” and sculpting techniques.
Sabrina claims that the key to achieving perfect brows is “a steady hand and a great pair of tweezers…and most of all, a professional such as myself! I can show you what should and shouldn’t be done to your brows. With guidance and restrain, I can (in most cases) regrow brows or simply reshape them. After that, maintaining is a breeze with touchups every few weeks or months.” Continue Reading →
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and there is so much to do! Make dinner reservations, book spa appointments, plan the perfect date night outfit and kick-up your beauty routine. For the last task, I turned to Beauty Babe by Sabrina.
Sabrina is a leading makeup artist and eyebrow extraordinaire in Chicago. Her professional career took off in 1998 at the well-known Chicago-based salon, Kiva, and after six years, Sabrina took her dedication and will to learn more about the industry by traveling throughout Europe in 2004. After gaining experience in advanced techniques and tending to hundreds of entertainment clients while abroad, her return to Chicago in 2005 led her to being noted as one of the leading makeup artists in the Windy City.
Inspiration for Sabrina’s work usually comes from speaking with the person she’s working on and getting to know them. “I use this as a reference for what I should do and how I see them. Their guidance helps me bring out their natural beauty and radiance.” Continue Reading →
Happy New Year! I know I’m late for my first post in 2015, but it got off to a beautiful start with my sister-in-law’s wedding this past weekend at the Newberry Library. Both being English majors, it was the perfect setting for her and her husband to start their new lives together.
What was also perfect, were the custom bridesmaid gowns designed by Project Runway star, Peach Carr! I mentioned that she would be designing them in my first Chicago CatWalk interview with Peach back in November, and they turned out beautifully. I’ll have to share some photos with you when they become available!
Anywho, we are currently experiencing the coldest temperatures of the winter, so it’s time to bundle up! While the shredded jeans I wore during slightly warmer times might not be the best option for this week, the down jacket, scarf and Prada boots are great accessories to have during this arctic blast. Just make sure you don’t let the salt on the streets ruin your shoes!