FASHIONABLE INVITE: Glossier

Glossier opens a pop up store in Chicago's West Loop

WHO: Glossier, the beauty brand from Into the Gloss

WHAT: Favored by millennials, the cult brand, has opened a temporary retail experience in West Loop

WHERE: 114 N Aberdeen St, Chicago, IL 60607

WHEN: Now till the end of October

WHY: Housed in a former firehouse the space draws inspiration from not only the city’s iconic architectural history but the vibrant art scene. Inside, visitors will be able to test and shop the full Glossier product line and also discover the brand through highly interactive installations.

Into the Gloss beauty brand Glossier opens temporary retail experience in Chicago's West Loop

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Everlane Denim Pop-up

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WHO: Everlane

WHAT: The online brand has opened a pop-up store launching its new "Authentic Stretch Denim” collection.

WHERE: 160 N. Morgan St. Chicago, IL

WHEN: September 5–16, 11am–7pm

WHY: Three new styles, a mid-rise skinny, a high-rise skinny, and a cigarette pant with a button fly and a wider ankle, all have been added to the denim range. Also unlike typical denim manufacturers, which are notorious water-waster, Everlane's factory is able to recycle 98% of the water, as well as repurposing byproducts and using alternative energy sources. Now, why wouldn't you want to support that! The brand's ethos has always been focused on being a transparent company regarding its business practices.

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Rent the Runway Sample Sale

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WHO: Rent the Runway

WHAT: Chicago Sample Sale

WHERE: Water Tower Place 835 N. Michigan Ave, Level 5 Chicago, IL 60611

WHEN: Saturday August 18th - Saturday, August 25th; Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm Sunday, 11am - 6pm

WHY: 90% off retail prices on designer clothing, handbags, and accessories, including designers like Badgley Mischka, Elizabeth & James, and ML Monique Lhuillier.

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Kiehl's LifeRide

WHO: KIEHL’S Hosted by Executive Chef Dan Snowden of Bad Hunter

Also Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA and Kevin Robert Frost, CEO, amfAR will lead this year’s riders:

• Ian Bohen, actor, Teen Wolf
• JR Bourne, actor, Somewhere Between
• Anthony Carrino, co-host, Kitchen Cousins
• Gilles Marini, actor, Switched at Birth
• Grant Reynolds, host/producer, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
• Luke Wessman, tattoo artist, Miami/NY Ink
• Tyler Posey, actor, Teen Wolf

WHAT: Chicagoland celebration of the eighth annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR, an eight-day, multi-state charitable motorcycle ride from Minneapolis to Nashville that raises funds and awareness for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Rallying with the public at nine store stops along the route, Kiehl’s will donate a total of $100,000 over the course of the ride.

Guests will enjoy seasonal light bites served up by Executive Chef Dan Snowden of West Loop hot spot, Bad Hunter, and can channel their inner biker and get a LifeRide inspired temporary tattoo from a local artist.

WHERE: Kiehl’s Since 1851, The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

WHEN: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WHY: Cos it's all for a good cause (and you will have fun)!

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

WHO: Nordstrom

WHAT: Yearly Anniversary Sale, it's your chance to get new fall merchandise on sale. Many fashion and beauty brands are included like FRAME Denim, Alice & Olivia, Veronica Beard, Stuart Weitzman, Diptyque, Rodin and Charlotte Tilbury.

WHERE: Nordstrom, 55 E Grand Avenue

WHEN: July 21-Aug 6

WHY: Cos it’s never too early to start planning your fall wardrobe!

Some of my favorite pieces...

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 favorite selects

Rodin Olio Lusso Face Oil & Crema set $120

Gas Bijoux Buzios Feather Earrings, Anniversary Sale Price $119.90, After Sale $180

Alice + Olivia jacket Anniversary sale price $321.90, After Sale $485

Topshop Coat, Anniversary Sale Price $109.90, After Sale $180

Cirstabelle Earrings, Anniversary Sale price $44.90, After Sale $68

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Diptyque Candle Set, Anniversary Sale Price $55, Value $75

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Gilt City Warehouse Sale

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WHO: Gilt City

WHAT: Warehouse Sale

WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art Warehouse, 1747 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60622

WHEN:
Friday, May 19
• First Access Session: 7pm-9pm, $25
• Late Entrance: 9pm-11pm, $20

Saturday, May 20
• Morning Session: 9am-11am, $10
• Early Afternoon Session: 11am-1pm, $10
• Late Afternoon Session: 1pm-3pm, $10
• Early Evening Session: 3pm-5pm, $10

WHY: The Gilt sale is back with a makeover. Along with up to 80 percent off retail prices of designer fashion you will also be offered onsite styling, makeup touchups, luxurious pop-ups, complimentary monogramming and more.

Tickets are now available at giltcity.com/Chicago

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Week

Nordstrom's Fall Beauty Trend Week

WHO: Nordstrom

WHAT: Fall Beauty Trend Week

WHERE: Nordstrom, Michigan Avenue, 55 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

WHEN: October 30th to November 5th

WHY: Get one-on-one time with Nordstrom beauty experts, tips and tricks to nail the newest trends and beauty buzz intel from industry insiders. From makeup recommendations specific to your look, to in-store treatments/services such as mini-facials, to consultations for hydrating winter skin savers, it’s all free to attend AND you’ll get free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchases (while supplies last).

Go to Nordstrom.com or call 312.464.1515 for more info.