PART 1: Swept Away in the Windy City

PART 1: Swept Away in the Windy City

Confession…we may be in love. With what? Chicago of course! Our first time in the Windy City was just this past weekend for a Simply Stylist conference. The conference was one day – we arrived early and extended our stay – so as to get the real CHI-town experience. You’ll want to add it to your travel bucket list after you read what we’ve got to say!



The fashion and beauty industry is ever changing and evolving. It is important to be able to make connections with current influencers and be exposed to new and developing trends. An FYI for all the girl bosses out there - the Simply Stylist Fashion & Beauty Conference is an ideal place to meet other career oriented, like-minded fashion lovers, beauty experts, entrepreneurs, bloggers and tech mavens. This conference did more than just impress. It educated.


 Photo courtesy of Simply Stylist



The day-long event started off with a VIP brunch, which served as a fantastic opportunity to meet, network (and sip mimosas!) with some inspiring, motivated and successful women – all in the fashion industry with their own unique stories and strategies, all humbled by what it means to truly hustle in a competitive industry.


Stevie Hendrix & Sazan Barzani


Next up, was an expert panel where the industry’s TOP influencers shared their own success stories and were interviewed by the lovely Catt Sadler of E! News – and then by us! Panelists included Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior, Joey Maalouf Celebrity Hair & Make-up Artist and one of the founders of The Glam App, Sazan Barzani Fashion and Beauty Blogger and Corri McFadden founder of e DROP-OFF. The insights and advice were invaluable. Count us in for the fall conference in New York City!


This Thursday - we're sharing our favorite places in Chicago to stay, eat, shop and drink! After all, what's travel without a little indulgence?