What Why Where: Weird Pants

I feel like the last 3 of my What Why Where posts have been such a tease. I hope you realize that I don’t take these pictures the day I post them. They’re usually taken earlier in the week (when it tends to be warmer for some reason, which is a conclusion I’ve come to recently) and then by Friday (when I typically post) it’s freezing. So, I apologize for blogging schedules and unpredictable Chicago weather.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way…

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What Why Where: Dress With Pants

When it comes to fashion, I do enjoy a challenge. Pastels in the winter, mixing prints, a sequin sweatsuit…I find these things entertaining. One challenge I’ve recently decided to take on — the dress with pants. Something typically reserved for the couture runways, this look is rarely seen on the streets. But I decided to kill two fashion challenges with one stone this week (dress with pants + headband not at a music festival) and here’s how it turned out.

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Lollapalooza Essentials

Whenever I go to a music festival (especially one as large as Lollapalooza) I’m always sure to bring the essentials. Note: this isn’t a post on how you should dress and the different kinds of cut-off shorts you can wear…but more about what you should bring. I promise you’ll thank me later.

I’m that girl who at first people are like “why are you bringing extra toilet paper and a blanket to a music festival?” and later are like “can I use your toilet paper and sit on your towel?” So yeah. I come prepared. And you should too.


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4 Designers 4 CURE at p45

On October 19th, p.45 (one of my favorite Chicago boutiques) celebrates its 14th birthday with the launch of 4 Designers 4 CURE. This will feature exclusive products that benefit CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy). Because of p45 founder Tricia Tunstall’s personal connection to the cause, she invited four designers to create custom pieces, including CFDA-winning milliner Eugenia Kim, inspired by the organization’s signature color red.

Eugenia Kim will offer 45  limited-edition “Daniella” headbands (pictured below) with 100% of proceeds going towards CURE. These can be purchased both online and in store. Each headband will also be autographed by Eugenia herself!


Other “4 Designers 4 CURE” items include Lizzie Fortunato‘s signature mix of materials in a key chain charm, a crescent moon on a red leather cord by Sarah McGuire, and a Abigail Glaum-Lathbury knit dress in her well-known architectural style.

Check out p45 at 1643 N. Damen and visit www.p45.com for more information.