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Tails for the Urban Cyclist

It finally happened. That resplendent moment each year when the temperature warms ever so slightly, the sun feels warm on our face, and we remember why the hell we live in Chicago in the first place: a blessed day of spring wea...

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Never Be Freezing Again: Subscribe to The Style Up

Whether you’re in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, or Minneapolis, it’s official: Spring is on the horizon. Even in North Dakota (my home state), snow is starting to melt! What’s the worst part about Spring, ...

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Anatomy of A Power Outfit

  Every Career Girl needs that go-to outfit that makes her feel confident and chic. Whether it’s a big presentation, a meeting with clients, or a discussion with your boss, make sure you have a “Power Outfit”...


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Appropriate Heel Heights for Office Wear

One of my favorite bloggers, Capitol Hill Style, recently answered a question I’m asked regularly – how high is too high for heels at work? What was Belle’s answer? Four inches is the absolute cutoff. But even mor...

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Career Girls Take Charge

Left to Right:  1) Floral Jacket – Stella McCartney, Wide Leg Pants – Lafayette, Bag – Celine, Pumps – Christian Louboutin 2) Shirt – Isabel Marant, Ankle Pants – J.Crew, Clutch – Tory...

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The Fashion Brands You Might Not Know, But Need To Love

Chances are, you’re familiar with the list of brands in the photo above. We’d all love to walk around with a Tiffany necklace and a Prada bag every day, but most of us just aren’t a part of that kind of income...


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What Your Boss Is Reading: Own Your Company

  Remember when I recommended that, once a week, you read something that your boss is probably reading? You’ve totally been doing that, right? Of course you have.  But, just in case you maybe forgot or have been bus...

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Our Third Act

I fully intended to write about two skincare gadgets this week, but divine guidance, (or procrastination) interceded on their behalf.  Instead, I offer a public service announcement of sorts, a ‘wow I needed that’ kind of ...

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3 Tips on How to Plan Your Perfect Wardrobe

I’ll admit, I’m a serious planner. I plan almost every part of my day. I even make plans to plan (if that makes any sense). Although I may not plan out my outfits everyday, I do plan what items I’m going to ad...


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Your Closet: Equal Parts Utility and Joy with Stacy London

Recently, our favorite fashion gal and Co-Founder of Style for Hire told the Chicago Sun Times something that may literally shake the way you think about your closet. What was it? Any item in your wardrobe should satisfy one of...