Shop at Karen Millen With Style Block

Looking for a reason to shop tomorrow? (like you need a reason…) Stop by Karen Millen at the 900 North Michigan Shops for exclusive discounts. You’ll have the opportunity to be styled by the girls behind Style Block, which happens to include myself :)

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**INVITE UPDATE: Shoppers attending the event will receive 25% off dresses and 20% off other full-priced merchandise. Also, if you “like” Karen Millen on Facebook, you’ll receive an additional 5% off your purchase!

Winter Local Pop-Up Shopping Event

Love to support and shop local? Then you should check out the Winter Local one day only pop-up shopping event Saturday, December 10. Shop independent designers and boutiques while benefiting the Chicago Artists’ Coalition. Some of the participating vendors include Emerging ThoughtsElyse Marie Vieni, Winter Session, and withlovexox to name a few.
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Happy Shopping!

CyberMint Monday With WhoWhatWear

Today at 10am PST, WhoWhatWear‘s Hillary Kerr & Katherine Power will be celebrating Cyber Monday with BeachMint, the parent company to JewelMint, StyleMint, BeautyMint and ShoeMint.

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So what exactly will be going on for this CyberMint Monday? It’s a live-streaming video shopping experience that will air on Facebook featuring interviews with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson. You can even shop directly from the videos! Pay close attention because there will be exclusive CyberMint Monday deals streaming at the same time. Celebrity stylists Cher Coulter and Nicole Chavez will also be in the house offering style advice, along with a few other surprise guests. Be sure to RSVP here and tune in today from 10am-12pm pst.

Fashion Books For Your Holiday Wish List

I’ve never been a big reader but I absolutely love fashion books (probably because they’re mostly made up of large, visually appealing images). I’ve been collecting them for the last few years but there’s always more to add to my wishlist. I compiled some that I already own along with a few that are currently on my mind, but regardless…there’s a fashion book for everyone and these books would make any fashion enthusiast quite the happy camper this holiday season.

PhotobucketFashion for beginners: The Little Dictionary of Fashion

PhotobucketFor those who don’t mind a little bit of nudity: Kate Moss by Mario Testino

PhotobucketA lot of pretty pictures: Harper’s Bazaar Greatest Hits

**I just bought this over the weekend and met Glenda Bailey herself…such an inspirational woman! This book is awesome.

PhotobucketTop of the list (Carine can do no wrong): Carine Roitfelt Irreverent

Photobucket Fashion foodies rejoice: American Fashion Cookbook

What are your favorite fashion books? Have any on your mind for the holidays?

Have a Stylish Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving all! I hope you’re prepping to feast on turkey (or tofurky for the vegetarians), stuffing and of course…pumpkin pie. If you feel yourself wondering what to wear on this food-filled occasion, I recommend stretchy pants (leggings, specifically…I’ll be wearing my favorite by David Lerner).

With the city looking mostly burnt orange/brown/mustard yellow due to all of the leaves on the ground, I thought I’d take this opportunity to showcase my favorite Thanksgiving-appropriate fashion finds. Enjoy!

Photobucket The Row Hamilton wool-crepe coat

Photobucket Sonia By Sonia Rykiel Pleated Jersey Pants

PhotobucketProenza Schouler PS1 Keep All leather and jacquard bag

Photobucket Giuseppe Zanotti cutout suede sandals

Photobucket Alexander Wang Robyn textured leather hobo bag

PhotobucketRag & Bone Leather-trimmed wool-felt fedora

Of course I can’t forget about the real meaning of Thanksgiving. Although I love fashion and I sometimes can go a little overboard with the shopping, I’m beyond thankful for everything I have. I’m extremely thankful to have amazing readers like you who have supported ChiCityFashion over the last [almost] 2 years. I wouldn’t be where I am without you…so thank you!