Thursday, June 28, 2012

POSHMARK

Last night we attended the Poshmark #PoshParty held at JBar! Hallie of corals + cognacsHelen of Hel Del Chic, Taylor of Curly in the City and Jessica of Bows & Sequins hosted the event, while some of our favorite bloggers attended. Poshmark is a free iPhone app that makes buying and selling fashion very easy. With just a quick sign up, you can upload photos and the deets of products you want to sell, and just as easily raid the closets of others around you. To make it even more fun, they have Posh Parties! Once you have that app installed, check out upcoming events under the 'Parties' tab and find a local Posh Party near you.

We had so much at this event and chatted with so many amazing bloggers! Scroll through our photos and logon to that App Store and start shopping and selling!


 
Sara of Project Soiree | Hallie of corals + cogancs

Kari of Style at a Steal & Jess of Urbn Explorer

 
Jessica of Bows & Sequins | Hallie of corals + cognacs


 
 Amanda and Maria of Poshmark | Jessica of Little Miss 312

 
Look who we found! Jenni of I Spy DIY!

Are you adding or downsizing your closet this season?

XO Jess & Jill

PIN IT TO GIVE IT

Elizabeth Arden has recently launched a great campaign that every Fashionista/Beauty Guru can get behind! They've teamed up with Look Good ... Feel Better, a program dedicated to helping cancer patients look and feel their best during treatment, to launch the "Pin It To Give It" campaign on their Pinterest page. For every image repinned, Elizabeth Arden will donate an eyeliner to Look Good ... Feel Better, with a total of 10,000 eyeliners. To participate, visit their Pinterest site here, repin any of the images from "Pin It To Give It", and keep the hashtag #PinItToGiveIt. That's it! An eyeliner will then be donated to a woman undergoing treatment for cancer. Everyone deserves to look and feel beautiful, and with the help of Elizabeth Arden, you can make this possible!


We would love it if our readers would take a minute out of their day to participate. You can go to our Pinterest page here to see what images we've repinned. Happy Pinning!

XX Jess & Jill

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

RAD + REFINED LAUNCH PARTY

We may or may not (okay, we totally did) have had our calendars marked for this Friday event. Along with our outfits planned. With matching makeup...

One of our favorite online shops Rad and Refined, has FINALLY brought their California style to Chicago. Customers can book an appointment with a stylist to peep their showroom (talk about the PERFECT shopping experience) filled with trendy pieces and vintage goodies. But what would a fabulous store be without a fabulous launch party? Held at Market in the West Loop and sponsored by Refinery29, Mink Pink, Voli Vodka, and Uber, we got to enjoy cocktails, sweet treats, and yes... A photo booth! Thanks again to owner and stylist Jacqueline Rezak for inviting us to such a fabulous event!

Jess wore a blouse from H&M, studded denim from Zara, GUESS by Marciano clutch, bracelet from J.Crew, necklace from GUESS, and Dolce Vita sandals. Jill wore a Rebecca Beeson top, H&M skirt, Stuart Weitzman wedges, and Marc Jacobs clutch. A big thanks to Jess's boyfriend, who kindly took all our photos for us! It makes mingling a breeze with him around!






With one of our favorite bloggers, Lisa from Stilettos & Diaper Bags.

Us with the lovely Sabrina!

Another night in a row seeing Mary from Sportsanista!

With the beautiful lady that made this all possible, Jacqueline of Rad and Refined!

And of course, if there's a photo booth, we're in it!

 

 
 Photos from ShutterBooth.


XO Jess & Jill

Monday, June 25, 2012

ONE NIGHT, TWO EVENTS

Thursday was our time to attend the Primp & Pour event and finally try out the Santa Margherita wines that complement the nail polishes we've had so much fun playing with! (Check out Jess's post here and Jill's here.) The Sparkling Rosé we sipped on made the evening filled with manicures and girl talk perfect, as we totally enjoyed the retro-glam feel of Beauty BarJess wore a dress from Gap, denim jacket from H&M, sandals from Steve Madden, GUESS jewelry, and a gifted clutch. Jill wore a Silence and Noise blazer, Ella Moss shirt, Forever 21 shorts, Stuart Weitzman wedges, a Steve Madden bag, and a vintage necklace.

Beauty Bar

Jess!

And Jill!

We loved Beauty Bar's glittery walls!

Sparkling rosé, please!

Laurie of Product Girl and I wanting to get our hair done this way sooo bad!

Jess and Laurie's mani turn!

Jess getting her mani.

We loved the girly, vintage look Anna chose!

We finally met Mary of Sportsanista!

If you haven't hit up a Primp & Pour date yet, this Thursday is your last chance. So get on it! RSVP here for one of the time slots available.

We weren't ready to go home just yet, so we headed over with our pretty manicures to the Sassy City Chicks event, which we found out about through Chicago Blogger Network. The mix of fabulous jewelry, clothes, and beauty products made the quick dash back downtown totally worth it. Check out some of our favorites we spotted!


Everyone's favorite, Stella & Dot was showing off their newest pieces! We met independent stylist, Sharon Millas (you can reach her at 773.301.3962 or sharonmillas@hotmail.com).




We were introduced to Colleen's Collection, jewelry inspired from "the beauty of life and nature". And you can see that in all of her pieces! Don't forget to follow her on Twitter and Facebook! She currently has a 20% off sale online, use JUNE20 at checkout to redeem.




Our last favorite of the night was Nomadic Ant, a Chicago based designer and retailer that features handmade pieces using unique metals, shells, and rare stones. We absolutely loved their necklaces, especially the brass mounted deer piece! Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.




Did you go to any exciting events over the weekend? Come back soon for more recaps!

XO Jess & Jill

Thursday, June 21, 2012

SASSY CITY

Want to spice up your Thursday night? Thanks to Chicago Blogger Network, the readers of CBN members can enjoy a trunk show sample sale for FREE tonight! All you have to do is use the code GEN ED when "purchasing" a General Admission ticket here. You can also learn more about Sassy City Chicks by checking out their website.


So get out and celebrate the weekend early!

XX Jess & Jill

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SUMMER WITH GUESS


More info on Facebook!


Summer is officially here and GUESS wants to celebrate with you! This Saturday, June 23rd from 2 to 5 PM, GUESS at Orland Square (288 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park, IL) is starting off their favorite season with an exclusive event! GUESS List Members that spend $100 of more will get a sweet gift bag (valued at $50) filled with summer essentials, including a pair of GUESS sunglasses! And in one of those bags will be a mystery shopping card worth up to $300! This event is open to everyone so get started on your summer wardrobe!

Summer essentials gift bag!

I am loving that dress in the flyer! How are you celebrating the beginning of summer?

XO Jess

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

FLOWER POWER

After spending the cold months in dark shades, we are more than delighted to switch up our outfits now that it's June. And what better way than sprucing up this season with some floral? Any lady can pull off this style - from dresses to casual slip-ons - floral is for everyone. We can almost smell the blossoming tones from these exuberant pieces that have caught our eye. Pair it with pastels or brights, and you're on your way to showing true flower power.


Floral Drop Back Shirt ($64.00) - Topshop (830 N. Michigan Ave.)

 
Beryl Skirt ($128.00) - Anthropologie (108 N. State St., 111 E. Chicago Ave.)
Brittney Floral Jeans ($138.00) - GUESS (605 N. Michigan Ave.)

  
Floral Silk Satin Blazer ($89.90) - Zara (1 W. Randolph St., 700 N. Michigan Ave.)
Floral Printed Denim Cutoff ($68.00) - Free People (835 N. Michigan Ave., 1464 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

 
Floral Loop Scarf ($24.95) - American Eagle (835 N. Michicagn Ave., 1000 W. North Ave.)
TOMS 'Bloom' Cordone Slip-On ($73.95) - Nordstrom (520 N. Michigan Ave.)

XO Jess & Jill
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