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COLOR CRUSH // HANDBAGS

Happy Monday everyone! With these gloomy winter months, it’s fun to spice up your styles with a pop of color. Recently there have been so many bright bags popping up online, that it’s like a candy coated wonderland. I’m obviously drawn to the hot pinks {duh}, but also loving the bright oranges, minty greens, electric blues, and neon yellows. They go great with neutrals and really pop when wearing them with denim or black. Below are some favorites of mine. Which one is speaking to you?

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1. Pink Clutch // 2. Green Fringe // 3. Pink Crossbody // 4. Mint Tote
5. Purple Tote // 6. Orange Clutch // 7. Blue Crossbody {on sale} // 8. Pink Satchel
9. Yellow Clutch // 10. Blue Satchel // 11. DVF Pink // 12. Mint Crossbody

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FASHION FRIDAY // FAIR ISLE & FRINGE

Helloooo Friday! You really couldn’t have come soon enough. Today’s look is all about fair isle + fringe. This sweater is a new favorite of mine that I picked up on super sale from Madewell {now also at Shopbop}. I paired it with my favorite black skinnies {from the Gap}, my leopard print booties {from Nordstrom}, and a fringe bag I got awhile ago from Francesca’s {also seen here + here}. It’s a bit chilly here in Chicago so a coat is a must. This one is Andrew Marc. I got it last season on super sale from Bloomingdale’s. There are similar versions here + here. Have a happy weekend everyone!
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Madewell Sweater {also here} // ℅ Gap Jeans // TopShop Booties {similar}
Francesca’s Bag {similar} // Andrew Marc Coat {similar, similar} //
Anthro Sunnies // Clinique Grandest Grape // Essie Smokin Hot Nail Polish
PHOTOS BY PEGGY KOLLIAS

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NEW YEAR NEW YOU // STYLISH WORKOUT GEAR

It’s a new year people so that means let’s keep those new years resolutions we made a few weeks ago. One of mine has been to work out more. What better way to motivate yourself then with some brand new workout gear. I recently picked up these leggings and am OBSESSED. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars either. There are so many fun patterns + colors out there at affordable prices, it has been hard to choose. I have narrowed down my favorites below {including some fashionable accessories} to help you hit the gym in style. What are you waiting for? Grab a friend and go werk it out!
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1. Tory Burch FitBit // 2. Workout Thongs // 3. Sports Bra // 4. Black Gym Bag
5. Pink Sneakers // 6. Digital Watch // 7. Purple Pullover // 8. Liquid Leggings
9. Printed Tank // 10. Metallic Dufflel // 11. Nike Sports Bra // 12. Pink Capris

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RESTAURANTS // TOP 10 BEST BURGERS IN CHICAGO

There is a little secret you should know about me. I LOVE cheeseburgers! If you follow my Instagram, then you might already know this because I do tend to take quite a lot of pictures of them :-) . Also, if I’m going to waste the calories on one, then it better taste great and be worth it. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to begin writing for Groupon Guide Chicago. My first article of course talks about the one thing that everyone craves {yes, cheeseburgers!}. With so many fantastic restaurants in Chicago, it was really hard to narrow down my choices. I was able to round up the best of the best of what I believe to be the most-watering, creative, and down right delicious burgers to try.

My top choice was of course Luxbar. A Gold Coast favorite, this places really knows how to make a perfect cheeseburger. They also have some pretty fabulous truffle fries to go along with it {upgrade!}.
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{image via Kuma’s Corner- another on the list}

To check out the full article {including all the secrets, discounts, and what to order}, click on over  to Groupon Guide Chicago and let me know what’s your favorite burger in town ;-) !