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Denim is everywhere right now and we cannot get enough of the versatile yet classic fabric! If you're looking to try out this trend in a non-trendy fashion, we've got you covered. Read more

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No matter what you are doing for the holiday of love, you of course want to look cute celebrating it right? From brunch to the movies, to a fancy dinner or a get together with the girls we have your v-day style inspiration covered! Read more

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One of the major trends for 2017 is flowy fabrics! This trend comes in and out of the fashion scene but this year these silhouettes are the ones to covet. Check out a few different ways to wear this trend for work or play. Read more

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Photographed on location at Drumbar at Raffaello Hotel by Kirsten Miccoli | Styled by Arlene Matthews and Brandon Frein | Hair and Makeup by Andrea C. Samuels of Factor Artists | Model Alexandra Florina, Ford Chicago.

Elevate your idea of holiday dressing and try clean winter whites with hints of metallic shimmer and dramatic texture combinations. Photographed at Drumbar at Raffaello Hotel by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Arlene Matthews and Brandon Frein. Read more

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Stylist Katie Schuppler shares her picks of purple hued clothing, accessories, and make up. Pantone's seasonal trending color, Bodacious, serves as inspiration. Read more

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There’s nothing worse than leaving the house 15 minutes late—with piles of clothes on the floor—only to feel inappropriately dressed for the weather. Try these key transitional pieces to create great outfits suited to the season. Read more

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High fashion and runway shows are carefully crafted beautiful pieces of art. However, often we find ourselves having NO idea how to bring those high fashion trends into our own closet. We picked 4 of our favorite fall trends for you to try out! Read more

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Adidas Florera pant, $40 at Nordstrom Spiritual Gangster Love tank, $48 at Nordstrom Nike sports bra, $40 at Nordstrom Adidas Florera jacket, $75 at Nordstrom Adidas Cosmic jacket (worn as vest), $150 at Nordstrom Vans Sk8-Hi sneakers, $79 at Nordstrom

Give the black yoga pant a rest and shake up your gym gear this year—bright prints, sleek silhouettes, and graphics make workouts anything but routine. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews Read more

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As the end of summer approaches quickly, the unpredictable Chicago weather can be a damper on all your fun fall fashion ideas. Don't worry though- try out these boho transitional pieces that work with your summer and fall wardrobe! Read more

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Accessorizing is the art of every fabulous outfit. Julie Hightower, host of A Better Day with Julie, and Erin Leary, the creative force behind Be Buddha Jewelry show you how to wear this season’s statement pieces with fun colorful tassels. Read more

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5 staple items you need to add a French twist to your fashion look! Read more

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This week's webisode with Julie Hightower features fashion blogger Michelle Arellano's picks for summer dresses under $50. From local boutiques to your fashion deal go-to's, here are some great styles to try this summer. Read more

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Seek out the shore this summer in the season’s best shifts, maxis and flowing skirts. Shot on location at a private residence in Glencoe, this is truly Chicago style for summer. Read more

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Katie Schuppler, stylist and fashion blogger, shows us that we do not have to sacrifice style for comfort with these 5 shoes. Read more

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Julie Hightower talks beachwear trends with fashion blogger Jessica Lynna Wesley. Plus find out which major retailer has 60% off your favorite swimwear! Read more

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Julie Hightower from A Better Day With Julie gets summer fashion tips from Ela Czupta from Generation Bliss Boutique—It's all about whites, embellishments, and denim! Read more

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When it comes to skirts, the wrong shape can ruin even the cutest of outfits. This short guide will show you which skirt is the most suitable for 4 common body types so that you can look great no matter where the day takes you. Read more

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Okay ladies, time to expand our denim wardrobes … literally! For several seasons, the shape of our tried and true blue have seen some reinventions that have us more than excited for a new go-to jean. Read more

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Summer is quickly approaching and that means it’s time to reach for those sunnies again! With so many options out there every season it can get difficult to choose the best style for you. Read more

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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Maticevski In Awe dress $3140 at Chalk • Flower swim cap $16 at swimoutlet.com

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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Maticevski Personify skirt $700 at Chalk • Monarc 1 bomber jacket $895 at Robin Richman • Bubble swim cap w/chin strap $7 at swimoutlet.com • Jean-Francois Mimilla chain bracelet $625 at Robin Richman

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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Uma Wang open back dress $1450 at Robin Richman • Acne Studios Adisa sandals $480 at Steven Alan • Chloe Faye mini bracelet bag $890 at Chalk • Chloe crepe tie shoulder dress $1795 at Chalk • Marni jeweled sandals $610 at Chalk

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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Uma Wang open back dress $1450 at Robin Richman • Chloe crepe tie shoulder dress $1795 at Chalk • Jean-Francois Mimilla necklace in white $625 at Robin Richman

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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Stella McCartney lace cut out dress $2260 at Neiman Marcus • Cynthia Rowley cropped tank with embroidery $120 at Cynthia Rowley • Bubble swim caps with chin strap $7 each at swimoutlet.com

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    Photography Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Carven sequin dress $540 at Chalk • Jean-Francois Mimilla wood bead bracelet $580 at Robin Richman • Marni jeweled sandals $610 at Chalk • Face à Face Punkit 1 sunglasses $820 at Luxury Eyesight • Cynthia Rowley patchwork jacquard skirt and flounce camisole $275 and $265 at Cynthia Rowley • Merrit Weinstock necklace $540 at Robin Richman • Steven Alan Marlow sunglasses $175 at Steven Alan