FASHIONABLE INVITE | Macy’s State Street Hosts Fall Bridal Sample Sale

Tara Keely by Lazaro

Tara Keely by Lazaro

WHO: Macy's State Street

WHAT: A Fall Bridal Sample Sale Extravaganza

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 14th – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Macy’s State Street – 111 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60602 – 7th Floor, Narcissus Room

WHY: The exclusive clearance event will feature 500 sample gowns all available for $500 or less for a savings of approximately 60% to 80% off original prices! Brides-to-be can browse through dresses from top designers, including Demetrios, Cosmobella, Augusta Jones, Lazaro, Tara Keely by Lazaro, Watters & Watters, Watters Wtoo, Jorge Perez and Judd Waddell.

FASHIONABLE INVITE | Lafayette's Autumn/Winter 2018 collection

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WHO: Neiman Marcus

WHAT: Lafayette 148 New York's Autumn/Winter 2018 collection

WHERE: Neiman Marcus, Michigan Avenue, Third Floor

WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 1pm

WHY: Fashion expert, Brooke Jaffe, talks about the collection inspiration by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

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