Month: March 2012

FBFF: The One-Time-Use Piece

This week’s FBFF post calls on us to address the “one-time-use” wardrobe piece, and talk about whether-or-not we have items like this in our closet.  Lots of fashion bloggers (or even women in general) are accused of having items they…

New to You Clothing & Accessories Swap

Exciting news!  Suburban Style Challenge has partnered up with Phantom 42 Studios in Fox Lake to host our first ever clothing and accessories swap!  This is a great opportunity to build your wardrobe without spending a whole bunch of money.…

Local Focus: Kina’s Boutique

On Friday I had the pleasure of attending Ladies Night Out at Kina’s Boutique in Hoffman Estates.  Kina’s is tucked into a little strip mall not too far from where I live, though I’d have never found it if I…

FBFF: Think Spring

Spring is officially here, even though it felt like spring (well, typical Chicago spring) most of winter in this area.  Today’s Fashion/Beauty Friend Friday post asks us to talk about when we think of spring, but I figured I’d just…

Dup-A-Look 7

I feel like things are starting to get back to normal, but that’s only because I’ve ditched my husband (and painting) twice this week and went to the gym, hung out with a friend, and started a couple DIY projects…

Link Love

Here are some more fabulously random links for you to browse, hopefully fall in love with, and share with your friends!  Enjoy! Temptalia’s Makeup Dupe List A completely searchable list of duplicates of nearly every makeup brand and product out…

Random Outfits: February

Winter finally came around and decided to visit the Chicagoland area in February, so it was hard to dress as cute as I had earlier in winter.  However, I still managed to work in some great outfits, despite the cold…

Inspiration Monday: Olivia Wilde

Today’s Inspiration Monday post couldn’t have been more perfect in regards to what I “needed” to wear today.  I spent all weekend working at my husband’s new shop taking down ceiling tiles, painting the drop ceiling grid, and otherwise working…

Tipsie Tuesday: Incorporating Trends

Let’s face it, trends can be intimidating.  It’s especially true when trends are presented on the runway, in all its styling-and-fitting perfection.  Actually, I can’t lie, sometimes, trends can be downright scary when you look at what’s on the runway.…