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    Our Generation Doll Review + Target In Store Event

    Dolls have been such an important part of playtime for girls for many, many years. I remember growing up and having tons of play sessions with my sisters and cousins, all based around our dolls! We would dress them up and create these fun and elaborate fantasy worlds – those moments are some of the […] Read more…

  • PlayCHIC Fashion Show Navy Pier

    PlayCHIC Fashion Show: Fashion is More Fun After Dark

    My favorite time of year is here! Kicking off November feeling excited about the holiday season. Cubs won the World Series, I celebrated my 10 year wedding anniversary, Halloween is over (bye bye candy binge sesh) and in a few weeks Chicago Toy and Game Week is back at Navy Pier for its 14th year! If […] Read more…

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  • Fall Shoe Trends DSW

    Fall Shoe Trend Try On Party with DSW

    What is it about the change in season that makes me crave new shoes? When fall rolls in I can’t get enough of over the knee boots, every style of bootie in leather and suede. This year I’m crushing on chic sneakers and peep toe booties. DSW is one of my all time favorite destinations for keeping up […] Read more…

  • 5 Tips for Hiring a Stylist

    As much as I love fashion – shoes, handbags, dresses – you name it I want it, the process of shopping is not my jam. I loathe going to department stores and digging through racks upon racks that take so much time. I tend to wait until there’s an event or special occasion to shop […] Read more…

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  • DIY Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

    Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

    You guys know how much I love essential oils and let’s not forget April’s popular 9 beauty uses for coconut oil. This got pinned 95 times! So when I found a recipe that combines both to create a Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner, I just had to share. I am truly obsessed with coconut oil. In addition […] Read more…

  • Chemical Free Hair Products for Kids SoCozy Hair Care

    Chemical-Free Hair Products for Kids: SoCozy now in CVS

    Thank you SoCozy for sponsoring this post. I love that my oldest daughter is finally at the age where she’s interested in caring for her own hair. After a recent trip to the salon where she begged for a cute bob, it became obvious it was time she learned how to style her hair at home and […] Read more…

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    Why I Went Gluten-Free

    If you’ve been reading So Chic Life for awhile you may already know I went gluten-free by following the Paleo diet but here’s a quick refresher. In grad school I lost 25 pounds after cutting out processed food and having so many issues with with hormone imbalance and adrenal fatigue, I’ve realized along the way that my […] Read more…

  • Making breakfast a little more exciting with oatmeal banana smoothie bowls paired with goodnessknows snack squares!

    Oatmeal Banana Smoothie Bowl

    Have you seen the back to school posts on Facebook this week? Where the heck did summer go?? Not that I’m complaining but we’ve been having ourselves a good ole time hanging at the pool, staying up late, eating more than our fair share of ice cream and just having fun. Now it’s time to start […] Read more…