In Case You Missed It: Alexander Wang for H&M, Kate Spade for Gap Kids, and more…

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This week was definitely a blur (how can it already be Friday?), but hey we're not complaining that the weekend is only one work day away! If your week was just as hectic, we rounded up all the fashion news you may have missed (and need to know) before you head into Easter weekend (and eat yourself into a Cadbury creme egg coma)! 1. In our favorite fashion news of the week– Alexander Wang has just announced that he will be doing a collaboration with H&M. If it's … Continue ➤

Pretty Bridesmaid Dresses? Made Easy?

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It's no secret that bridesmaid dresses are often the most hated part of any wedding.  No bride wants to be the one intoning "You can totally shorten it and wear it again!" No bridesmaid wants to spend money on a dress they'll never wear again.  And luckily, no bride or bridesmaid will ever have to again!  Brideside, an online bridal boutique, has solved that problem for all the future Katherine Heigls out there. … Continue ➤

GuyTalk: What Really Happens at Bachelor Parties

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We at L&C do a lot of talking about girly topics - from fashion to home decor to DIY how tos - but we rarely get the guys' perspective on things.  And so with the boys in mind, we are introducing a new monthly series: GuyTalk.  Every month, our expert on all things bro, Will Wilson (from Major Onions and the ad world of Chicago), will give us his opinion on a topic we ladies have some questions about.  Today Will is tackling bachelor parties (the myth and the legend) … Continue ➤

30 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses That Are Totally Unique

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If you're anything like me, and you've been dreaming of your own wedding day since you were five, you might just have to sit down before scrolling through these dreamy wedding dresses. Although my five year old hopes of a Barbie dream wedding dress have long been replaced with a gorgeous one of a kind Marchesa gown (think Nicole Richie's 2010 Black Swan-esque dress) not much else has changed in my dream wedding plans. If your big day is coming up soon, or you're just … Continue ➤

How to Look Your Best In Your Wedding Photos

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For upcoming brides,  finding the right photographer is a key step in any wedding to-do list, as this is the person who will be capturing the most important day of your life!  So you need to find the right one, and get ready for those must-capture moments from the engagement announcement to the first dance.  Luckily for you, we got top tips for how to look your best in your wedding photos from Chicago photographer, and bridal expert, Cara Nava from Carasco Photography. … Continue ➤

The Real Housewives Make Good Jeans (Our April BJB Express Box Has Arrived)

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I will explain that title in just a sec. But first…. Last month, I told you about my busy woman's wardrobe saver, BJB Express, which is basically a curated selection of clothing, based on your style, delivered directly to your door each month. Yes, this really does exist, and yes, it is as awesome as it sounds. You get to choose what you like, and whatever you don't like, you send back with a prepaid UPS label. Anyway, after choosing a few things from last month's … Continue ➤

WWL: Jenny Yoo, Designer of The Best Bridesmaids Dresses Ever

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When I got married in 2012, the single thing that gave me the most stress was choosing bridesmaids dresses. I started looking about a year before my wedding at all the usual places: J. Crew, various boutiques, department stores, Pinterest, Etsy, Asos...everywhere, and couldn't find anything that I liked. I got a little panicky about five months before the wedding, when I still didn't have dresses. Around that time, I also got a new job, and my new walk to work everyday … Continue ➤

In Case You Missed It: Coachella Outfits, Kim and Kanye’s Cover, Tom Ford’s Wedding and More…

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We rounded up all the fashion news you'll need to know before you head into the weekend: 1. As if we couldn't fall in love with her anymore, Michelle Williams awes us again in the new Louis Vuitton Spring Campaign. Get ready for some major makeup and accessory envy! (Elle) 2. Rumors were afloat this week about John Galliano taking a permanent role with Oscar de la Renta, but according to Page Six the rumors have been shot down. It seems that money was a big factor … Continue ➤

Classic NYC Spring Styles

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Henri Bendel. An iconic and enviable name in fashion, even for a Chicago girl like me.  And while that name has always been synonymous with a luxurious lifestyle, there is a whole new meaning to that way of living thanks to the brand's latest jewelry line, and their newest spring accessories. … Continue ➤

Sail into Spring

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We at L&C all have our favorite styles, designers and "must have" pieces for the spring, whether that's a great pair of girly wedges or athletic inspired pants for the office.  But one thing we all need, what every girl needs, for spring spring is a pop of color to remind us of our Spring Break vacation days of old.  And when I found the perfect line for that, I knew I had to share! Enter Sail to Sable... … Continue ➤