Thursday, January 26, 2012


I wasn't always a fan of makeups kits; whether it was eyeshadows or lip colors, I felt that I only used one or two colors. Then, I came across Urban Decay's NAKED. I was once a foundation, blush, mascara, call-it-a-day gal, but with such an easy go-to kit with beautiful, everyday colors, eyeshadow became a part of my morning routine. When I heard that a sequel was coming soon, I called my usual makeup stores that second to find out when, and that glorious release date is today! Now NAKED2 is filled with 12 taupe and greige neutrals, everything from glittery neutrals to matte black. It also comes with Junkie Lipgloss in Naked, and a cruelty-free double-ended shadow/crease brush (right after I replaced mine!). This kit went fast the first time around, I can't imagine it would be any different this time. I got mine first thing at Sephora - North Bridge. Get yours today!

What's your must have makeup kit?

Photo: Urban Decay

Urban Decay's NAKED2 is available at Urban Decay OnlineUlta (114 S. State St., 3015 N. Clark St., 2754 N. Clybourn Ave., 1000 W. North Ave.), Sephora (108 N. State St., 845 N. Michigan Ave., 520 N. Michigan Ave.), and at Macy's (935 Michigan Ave.)

XO Jess

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


What better way to jumpstart JUNCTURE than with a look at a FABULOUS event, filled with fashion, food, and fellow bloggers! Last night Bloggers from the Chicago Blogger Network were invited to style and model Lara Miller's upcoming collection for her Fall 2012 lookbook, and we have the recap of the stylish evening. 

Lara Miller is an earth friendly Chicago designer who hand-looms each garment one at time (a process that takes 4 to 8 hours). She also uses organic and recycled cotton, bamboo, linen, hemp, and vegan silk in her items. What we love about these garments is that they can be worn so many different ways: wrapped, layered, reveresed, and our favorite, flipped. The versatility and chic comfort of these pieces fit any style. Check out this Eva Flip Dress!

Upon our arrival we headed straight for the the racks to play dress-up! Jess wore the comfiest long sleeve Addison Cardigan paired with the Flora Flower Headband. Jill opted for the Lucy Cowl Flip (worn at least three different ways by the end of the night) with the Thome Necklace. And yes, we purposely matched! Then it was off to hair and makeup, courtesy of Anthony Balthazar & Laura Pederson, who along with the rest of the artists, primped each look into perfection. Jess is in love with her teased curls and is still rocking it! Next it was off to a photoshoot by photographer Bret Grafton, who was so much fun to work with. Who knew we had it in us?

We had a fantastic time last night meeting such beautiful bloggers, and a huge thank you to CBN and Lara Miller! Can we do this every week?

Check out the photos from the event below.

Table of must have accessories.

Newest Lara Miller collection.

Makeup time!

Such fun photoshoots!

Jess and her teased, curly hair.

Jill's choices for the night.

You can shop Lara Miller at Macy's State Street, Florodora Stores, p.45, Pivot Boutique, Studio 808, Cerato Boutique, and Lara Miller Online.

XO Jess & Jill

Monday, January 23, 2012


We're Jess and Jill! Just two girls that moved for love and found a new one. A love for Chicago, of course! Mix that with a passion for fashion (yes, we did just say that) and JUNCTURE was born. Welcome to the place where Chicago and style meet, and natives and visitors can find a place that showcases everything the Windy City has to offer. Check out our FacebookTwitter, or shoot us an email!

XO Jess and Jill

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