Well if this isn't a way to start off a Monday on the right foot then I don't know what is. I am so excited to announce that my adoptedSTYLE team will be styling a runway fashion show sponsored by LOFT taking place on October 10th from 9-11pm at The Underground for Cheeky Chicago's 5th Year Anniversary bash! The evening will consist of beer, cocktails and the debut of the "Glamour Shot" provided by Bailey's Vanilla Cinnamon, dueling DJs, a "Glam Station" courtesy of our friends over at TheStylelisted and goodie bags that will make you feel like a VIP for days to come!
Make sure to grab your tickets NOW as this event is predicted to sell out early! LET'S GOOOOO!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
As Riot Fest wrapped up this past weekend here in Chicago, I am sad to say that our Summer Festival season has finally come to an end. However, for those of you in Michigan, it appears that you still have something to look forward to!
This weekend React Presents launches the inaugural FOREVER FESTIVAL featuring two of the biggest names in electronic dance music today, Grammy-award producer and DJ CALVIN HARRIS and Circus Records founder FLUX PAVILION at the freshly renovated Freedom Hill Amphitheater. If you're in Michigan, don't have plans on Friday night and are interested in attending the show, make sure to email me your favorite Festival moment from this past Summer at lily@adoptedSTYLE.com for a chance to win two tickets!
Monday, September 16, 2013
A lot of people have asked me what I wore to the BINGO Fundraiser that I hosted a couple of weeks ago so I thought I'd post it for all of you and share! When I was asked to host "Not Your Grandmother's BINGO" at PUBLIC hotels I just knew I needed a new outfit (rather, I just thought it made for a good excuse). One of my favorite go to stores for my clients, as well as myself, is Karen Millen located in the Shops at 900 N. Michigan Avenue. Whether you need a dress for a girls' night out on the town, something more conservative for a work function or something spicy for that Saturday night date you have, Karen Millen will always have exactly what you're looking for.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Andrew Gn Black & White Bow Tie Top // Moto Zip Vest / Zara skort // Zara faux patent leather Court pump // Zara leather ankle boot Style shoe // Dorothy Perkins structured satchel handbag // Gap colorblock leather enevelope clutch // Marc by Marc Jacobs black watch // Kate Spade black square earrings // Kate Spade bangle // Karen Walker sunglasses // Aqualillies for Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance12-hour lipstick
Well, I guess the weather gods decided that it wasn't quite time for all of us to put our Zara skorts, one of the hottest and best selling items from this past Summer, away just yet! With the 90 degree weather outside, incredible sunshine and a week full of after work events + parties, here is how to transition that great $49 find from Day to Night before you throw it, I mean, hang it nicely, in the back of your closet.
Friday, September 6, 2013
If you forgot to mark your calendar, don't have plans for tomorrow night, or want to come hang out with me and some fashionable, charitable, and down right FABulous people, make sure to purchase your tickets for Gateway Green's Green Tie Ball Gala here!
Guests will enjoy tastings from over 55 of Chicago’s top restaurants, like Siena Tavern, Lockwood, Mercadito, Jellyfish, Tavernita, and Public House, as well as multiple open bars with premium offerings. There will be a River's Casino gaming tent, beats by American rapper and record producer, Lupe Fiasco, and of course, the always-entertaining ABC7’s ‘Windy City Live!’ hosts, Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini, will return to emcee again this year. Aren't convinced yet? Check out some of the photos from last year's party and see you all tomorrow night!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I hope everyone has fully recovered from what was nothing short of a SPECTACULAR North Coast Music Festival this past weekend! As crowds consisting of students, the usual summer festival youngsters, and even out of towner's in town for the long weekend packed into Union park to roam amongst the 5 stage grounds, I got to experience some of my favorite artists up close and personal. All I can say is that if you haven't been to what some refer to as "Summer's last stand," make sure you get your tickets early next year and join us. Until next year North Coast...(sigh).
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Although I have enjoyed every styling session, every event, and every moment of the past few months, the time has come to say Goodbye, Summer and Hello, Fall! Take a look back at some of the most indelible moments from this past Summer and get ready for some exciting new stuff coming to the blog SOON! Hint: Fall fashion favorites, VIP event recaps, and give-aways!
Styling Amelia Canham Eaton of The CHICago Life Blog for her Summer gelato photo shoot with Chef David Blonsky & Pastry Chef, Amy Arnold of Siena Tavern
Cheeky Chicago's Neiman Marcus Beauty Event
Anastasia Chatzka's new 1,000 sq. foot boutique opening in the Ukrainian Village
Styling for the 1st Annual Chicago Techweek Summer fashion show