Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Giving Back & Getting Gorgeous!

I'm super excited to be participating in a fun event to get the Holiday season started off right on Nov. 29th!  My Daily Find Chicago will be throwing a fun night out event with stylist advice and specials from Shopping Girl XOXO!!!  There will also be lots of shopping to be had!  I will be bringing fabulous pieces from unique Chicago designers (mentioned in my Oct. blog, Frock N' Roll, and Stella & Dot will also be participating! 

Of course there will be wine flowing and tasty treats compliments of Naked Pizza!  The best part of the event is that the proceeds (donation of your choice) at the door will go towards Imerman's Angels, an amazing organization to provide one on one support for those effected by cancer.

Giving Back and Getting Gorgeous!  What a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!  Hope to see you all there!  Share this with your friends and family and be sure to RSVP here!

Rock your favorite Style In The City on Nov. 29th and head to Abeille Beauty and Bridal!
Shopping Girl,

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Packing Tricks!

The holidays are coming up so I figured it was a perfect time to shed a little light on packing!  I am a major OVER packer by nature!  It wasn't until my post college year of backpacking through New Zealand that I discovered many skills in downsizing my necessities. Having the true comfort in knowing exactly what every item I had in my possession was and exactly where to find it was fierce!

Now, packing in a backpack that you will literally carry on your back for a year is much different than packing in luggage for a holiday vacation filled with fun/stylish events or even a trip out of the Chicago winter on a cruise to the Bahamas (which I actually just had the luck of returning from!)  But many of the packing tricks hold true no matter what you're packing in or where you're packing for!

My favorite thing to do when packing for any trip is to run through each day in my head, and photograph the outfits I will need for that day.  I include everything from jewelry, shoes, and undergarments.  If there happens to be a few different events, I will try to use the same pieces throughout as much as possible.

Here is an example of just one day on my cruise last week.  Each day consisted of a beach/pool outfit, a day outfit for enjoying the ports, and an evening wear outfit for our fancy dinner on the ship!   

By giving yourself a visual of what you will wear every day for each occasion, it will alleviate all the stress when getting ready on your trip, leave you with more time to enjoy the vacation and hopefully more space to bring home some souvenirs!

Shopping Girl XOXO has packing specials where I will come to your home and put together all of your outfits for your trip, help pack, take pictures, and even bring options of new clothing to take with you (whatever you're looking for!)  contact us @ to set up your holiday packing package!!!

Create your own Style In The City you're traveling to this season!
Shopping Girl,