Valentine’s Day Look Featuring Kushyfoot

Valentine's Day Look Featuring Kushyfoot - Chicago CatWalk

Valentine's Day Look Featuring Kushyfoot - Chicago CatWalk

Valentine's Day Look Featuring Kushyfoot - Chicago CatWalk

Valentine's Day Look Featuring Kushyfoot - Chicago CatWalk

Valentine's Day Look Featuring Kushyfoot - Chicago CatWalk

Valentine's Day Look Featuring Kushyfoot - Chicago CatWalkOpaque Tights with Massaging Sole: c/o Kushyfoot // Flared-Hem Skirt: Parker (on sale here and here!) // Top: A.L.C. // Rectangle Clutch: Natasha Couture // Chandelier Earrings: Tildon // Crystal Spike Ring: Spring Street // Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Valentine’s Day is only six days away and I’ve styled another look for the most popular date night of the year! I love this Parker McKenna Houndstooth Flared-Hem Skirt, mostly for the fit and flare shape. However, because of the short hemline, tights are a must in this cold weather.

Fortunately, I recently received shapewear samples from Kushyfoot that included these opaque tights! Kushyfoot is known for their chic, well-made, yet affordable tights. All of their products feature a specially designed sole with a massaging sensation. The tights I’m wearing have a 3-dimensional padding in the sole that acts as a cushion between my bare feet and the hard insoles of my shoes. I actually notice the massaging soles more when I’m wearing flats than in heals, and they really are comfortable! However, what I love most about these Kushyfoot tights is how comfortable they feel on my legs (the fabric isn’t scratchy like other brands I’ve tried) and the fact that they don’t have that dark control top line on the thigh, which would show when wearing short skirts like my Parker one in this look.

Visit Kushyfoot.com and check out the more than 40 styles that Kushyfoot offers!

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Check out Chicago CatWalk’s Valentine’s Day Style & Beauty Guide for more Valentine’s Day looks and beauty tips, including:

Glamorous Waves: Valentine’s Day Hair

 

Glamorous Waves

When it comes to doing my own hair, I have mastered the round brush blowout (thank you, Ashley!) and can use old fashioned hot rollers like it’s no one’s business (thank you, Mom!). But when it comes to curling my hair with a curling iron, I am completely hopeless. It’s always been disappointing because I love the various looks you can achieve with a curling iron, which you can’t quite get with round brushes or even hot rollers.

So, when my sister got a curling wand and said that it was really easy to use, I got excited because she too is inexperienced with curling irons. I began thinking that this could be my hope for achieving glam waves or loose curls at home!

As I do with any hair conundrum I have, I turned to my trusty hair stylist, Ashley Young. Ashley invited me into Salon Buzz last week to show me how to use my sister’s curling wand (because I wanted to try it out before buying my own) to achieve glamorous waves for Valentine’s Day. Read on for simple steps and tips for achieving the look! Continue Reading

Mid-Length Skirt: Valentine’s Day Style

 

Mid-Length Skirt

Mid-Length Skirt

Mid-Length Skirt

Mid-Length Skirt

red glossy rectangle clutch

Lace Manolo Blahnik Pumps

Red Glossy Rectangle Clutch

Mid-Length SkirtCheckered Mid-Length Skirt: Marissa Webb // Crop Top: Nadia Tarr (old – similar here and here) // Rectangle Clutch: Natasha Couture // Chandelier Earrings: Tildon // Crystal Spike Ring: Spring Street // Pumps: Manolo Blahnik (similar here and here) // Fur Coat: Yves Salomon (similar here and here) // Nail Polish: Essie – Cocktail Bling // Lipstick: Mac – Brave Red

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.

This mid-length skirt looks great when paired with a fitted solid black crop top or a fitted solid white crop top. The Nadia Tarr crop top I’m wearing in the photos above is no longer available, however Alice + Olivia makes a great V Crop Top and Twist-Back Crop Top that would look great with it! I also have my eye on this Elizabeth and James Aisling Mia Crop Top in white and the Alice + Olivia Twist-Back Crop Top in white.

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!

For more Valentine’s Day style and beauty tips and trends, check out my Valentine’s Day Style & Beauty Guide.

In-Home Beauty with Stylisted + 14% Off

In-home beauty services with Stylisted plus 14% off!

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.

In-home beauty services with Stylisted plus 14% off!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

Leather and Lace: Valentine’s Day Style

Leather and Lace

Valentine's Day Look

Leather and Lace

Valentine's Day Look

Leather and Lace

Valentine's Day LookFaux-Leather Skirt: Bailey 44 // Lace Crop Top: Topshop // V-Neck Crop Tank: Topshop // Box Clutch: Natasha Couture // Ring: Panacea // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Nail Polish: Essie – Cocktail Bling // Lipstick: Mac – Brave Red

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!

Photos by Sam Lee

Beauty Babe by Sabrina Talks Valentine’s Day Beauty

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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's Headshot[4]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