Shedd Aquarium BLU Event Ticket Giveaway!

July 21, 2014  |  Events

Every summer, the Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Board hosts its highly anticipated charity event, BLU. Attended by over 1,000 young professionals each year, BLU is one of Chicago’s must-go social events of the season. For 2014, BLU will be transformed into ‘Festa de Brazil‘, a Brazilian-themed bash celebrating the aquarium’s incredible Amazon Rising river exhibit.


This year, I’m so honored to have been chosen as the official fashion blogger of BLU 2014! And as part of my hosting duties, I’m giving away four VIP tickets to my followers worth $250 each! Read on to learn more.




VIP tickets include admission to BLU on July 26th, held at the Shedd Aquarium. Each VIP ticket includes premium seating at the aquatic show, access to an open bar, gourmet tastings from over 30 top Chicago restaurants, entrance to aquarium exhibits, plus access to the official Shedd Auxiliary Board midnight afterparty at Radisson Blu. Come show your support for one of city’s cultural gems at this incredible event, and don’t miss out on your chance to attend for free!


Shedd Aquarium


Here’s how to enter the giveaway:


1. Tweet at both my handle (@ChiStreetStyle) and the Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium), and include the hashtag #SheddBLU


That’s it! Only one entry per-person will be counted, but I’d love it if you tweeted in support of the Shedd!


Two winners will be randomly selected to receive two VIP tickets each. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Twitter the evening Wednesday, July 23, so make sure to enter before then. Good luck!


Don’t want to take a chance on missing out? Buy tickets for BLU: Festa de Brazil >


Main photo from BLU 2013 used courtesy of SociaLife Chicago 

Refinery 29 + Cusp Party Tonight!

May 15, 2014  |  Events



Looking for something fun and fashionable to do tonight? Drop by Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue for On The Verge Chicago, a party hosted by Sequins & Stripes blogger Liz Schneider! It’s tonight from 6 – 8 p.m. There’ll be a pink carpet and everything!


RSVP here >

Marni + H&M

December 17, 2011  |  Announcements, Events, Inspiration, Streetstyle
One of my favorite pair of heels (wait did I just type that?)… ok so one of the ONLY pair of heels you’ll ever catch me out and about in are a sick pair of Marni wooden pumps that have a subtle shinguard vibe to them. Call it soccer chic. Although clearly the line is not for everyone – Cathy Horyn once wrote she’s “allergic” to their designs. I like the weird, the quirky, and the off-beat, so naturally Marni’s point-of-view resonates with me.

“[Consuelo Castiglioni] aims for a sensuality of the mind”
-Tim Blanks 
Marni+H&M is a collaboration I’ll be spending the night outside on the cold, cruel pavement for a chance to purchase some pieces. I know I’ll see some of you there, especially my pal Luis Torres, the blogger behind Chic Overload. I first met him in line at Lanvin+H&M. Although he denies the encounter I only told him my first name and didn’t say anything about my blog, so I can’t blame him. He didn’t say anything about his blog either so we were just two random people chatting about nothing, but I know it was him because he was first in line. I had wandered up to the front to get the DL on rumors floating around about the wristband shopping plan. It was only after we became good friends months later that I put two-and-two together. Yes, it was you Luis and you can’t deny it any longer! 🙂