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I've got your weekend plans! (+ a giveaway!)

I've got your weekend plans! (+ a giveaway!)

Twice a year, The Mart houses one of the most unique gifting shows you'll ever find. From fashion to art to jewelry to housewares, you can check off just about every item on your Spring list in one spot for one weekend only. That weekend happens to be this week!

Check out the One of a Kind Show goodies I scooped up this year... 

Fearless Friday: Kelly Chrischilles

Fearless Friday: Kelly Chrischilles

Meeting Kelly for the first time (probably about five years ago) was like inhaling a giant ray of sunlight. Immediately warm and welcoming. Those two words describe her perfectly and righteously so given that she heads public relations for the uber, luxe Langham Hotel right here in Chicago. She's cool as a cucumber. You will never see this girl sweat which is amazing as I am literally sweating all over the city with an average late time ranging anywhere from 15-20 minutes. Some girls just have it!

Flare.

Flare.

Long gone are the days of boring suits. I much rather prefer to punch it up with vibrant shoes and accessories. Such is the case with today's look. It's my one and only Spring suit. If there's ever a time to break it out...it's now! Today I went for a nautical look because...well, because why not?

Fearless Friday: Christine Matsunaga

Fearless Friday: Christine Matsunaga

While Chicago is not known as the fashion capital of our country, Christine Matsunaga is out to change that one household at a time. With a knack for color palettes and accessorizing, she is evolving our sartorial reputation closet edit by closet edit teaching us women to purge the old and shop smarter...perhaps even more designer. A motto I can get behind!

Bright whites.

Bright whites.

I've had this crochet dress for several years and never shot in it. Crazy, I know. Literally the 8th Wonder! I kid. In all honesty, it was relatively inexpensive from the ever-popular ASOS website. I love it for two reasons. I can dress it up as shown above AND I can pair it with a pair of combat boots for a totally different look. Just add a leather jacket!