Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Girls Night In with TGIF Cocktails


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I decided that I wanted to have a small gathering of the ladies at my home. As I planned the details such as food, music, décor and atmosphere I wondered what would I serve for cocktails. You could go to any club and get the same vodka and shots, but something intimate was needed. Then it hit me: TGI Friday's ready to serve cocktails. A majority of these drinks only need ice and a blender and you are ready to go! Some just need ice! I went and picked up some notable flavors such as Long Island Ice Tea, Pina Colada, Margarita, and Mud Slide. Each drink fit in perfectly with the my food: wings, potato skins, veggies and chips and dip. As my guests started to arrive I made my first batch of Pina Coladas.





The ladies could not get enough! They wouldn’t even take their seats. “It tastes like ice cream!” They marveled.

After noshing on some food we started the great debates about entertainment news and events. What would this get together be without entertainment news?!




The night drew on and the drinks continued to flow like the Margaritas and Long Islands. It was a fun and enjoyable evening with the girls that was made better with TGIF ready to serve cocktails. T.G.I. Friday’s premium line of ready-to-serve cocktails was created using the same specialty drink recipes served by the bartenders at TGIF restaurants. You can choose over 16 flavors such as the classics--Long Island Iced Tea, Mud Slide and Pina Colada—and latest additions–Hawaiian Volcano (blend of vodka, natural citrus and amaretto flavors) and Peach Tea (combination of Vodka, Rum, and Gin).


If you want tricks and tips to host your own fabulous party, visit:

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Let Overstock.com help you fall into savings




Fall has arrived and its time to get Bedding & Bathfor the cold! Besides I wlll always find an excuse to shop.

Go over and check out storage for that summer clothing and items plus much more!



And Overstock is offering readers of Mrs Windy City a discount! 10% off EVERYTHING.

The discount code is: 121728



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All the ideas and opinions expressed are my own. No monetary compensation was received for doing this post, however, I was provided with a discount code

Monday, September 27, 2010

MWC Now:: Top Shop, Young Jeezy and Kanye


Ameriie, Johnny Wright, and Niecy Nash here in Chicago on Saturday for 2010 Soft-Sheen/Picture Of Strength event at the Chicago Illuminating Company



Calling all fashion focused Chicagoans…. Top Shop will be here in Chicago starting Spring 2011. Next to Filene's Basement.

Kanye will be the musical guest on SNL Saturday…wonder will he perform “Power”? After all he talks about SNL in the song….



Young Jeezy will be here in concert on Oct 30th….. (psst someone get me tickets!)

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MRS WINDY CITY NOW (MWC NOW) is a daily quick recap of the hottest entertainment news….

Monday, September 20, 2010

MWC Now:: Lady Gaga comes back to Chicago, Lindsay is going BACK to jail, and Kim Zolciak has ANOTHER new single


The Monster Ball Tour starring Lady Gaga will roll through the United Center on Feb. 28th, 2011.
Tickets for the show will go on sale Sept. 25th at 10 a.m.



Lindsay Lohan’s probation has been revoked and a bench warrant was issued (it’s on hold until Friday when she is to appear in court) for testing positive for drugs…..
Oh and Bruno Mars was also arrested in Vegas this weekend—also for possession of that ohhh weeee

Kim Zolciak (pic above) has a new song called “Google Me” out… hilarious. Wonder did Kandi produce this?

Listen here



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MRS WINDY CITY NOW (MWC NOW) is a daily quick recap of the hottest entertainment news….

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall fashion must haves

The weather is cooling down and its time for my favorite fashion season of the year: FALL! I am absouletly in love with Fall. Its the only season where you can pair your summer clothing with fall items, wear boots or sandals and also wear jackets and light coats without heavy snow boots.

This season its all about leopard, embellished pumps, big sweaters and my FAVORITE fur/leather/feathers

Here are Mrs Windy City's fav fall must haves

leopard:







This was one of my must haves for summer also.
Take it a step further with clutches, boots and shirts.

A fav (budget) item of mine:






Steve Madden BLuring Frame Clutch for $48

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back embellished heel and lace up pumps

I have been seeing lots of pumps with embellished backs and lace-up pumps... how cool is that?
L to R: Rachel Rachel Roy and Sam Edelman

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big sweaters
You can wear them as coats and they are more fashionable than ever.
My favorite Marciano (seen below) is perfect for skinny jeans with over the knee boots...for weekend brunch


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Fur/Leather/Feathers
Its all about luxe! Leather shorts paired with tights and slimming heels as well as Fur jackets (faux of you prefer) and feather skirts. I would not recommend wearing them all at the same time but I would mix a leopard print shoe with a feather jacket...





BEBE fur caplet




Alice + Olivia Feather skirt




Shakuhachi Leather Short




Happy shoppin!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ludacris to sign bottles of his CONJURE Cognac in Chicago at Binny’s on Sept 11th



The Chicago Girl Guide to Fashion Night Out w/ BCBG, Sprinkles, Nordstrom and more

UPDATED to include all the fashionable events and giveaways:






RSVP to: chicagofashionsnightout@bcbg.com

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Macy’s at Water Tower

Place Lush Cosmetics is providing shoppers with mini spa treatments. Also, visit the Impulse department to receive special gifts when you purchase Joe’s Jeans and other designer goods. Plus, get your picture taken for a cover of Vogue magazine. 835 N Michigan Ave (312-335-7700, macys.com). 6–11pm.


Macy’s on State Street

Vicki Gunvalson, from The Real Housewives of Orange County, will be on hand to pass out copies of her book, More Than a Housewife, to customers who spend more than $75. 111 N State St (312-781-1000, macys.com). 6–11pm




Neiman Marcus

190 North’s Michelle Alegria is hosting a fall trends fashion show at 7pm. Plus, guests can enjoy Estée Lauder makeovers and meet shoe designer Taryn Rose. 737 N Michigan Ave (312-642-5900, neimanmarcus.com). 6–8pm.

Nordstrom

Enter to win a suit signed by Michael Bublé and a $2,500 shopping spree. 520 N Michigan Ave (312-464-1515, nordstrom.com). 6–10pm.







Fashion Night Out started in 2009, in NYC and was coined as “ a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion.” It was also the official kickoff to New York Fashion Week. I was so jealous I could not partake in these festivities. This year while NYC celebrates, Chicago will be doing the same! On Friday, September 10th from 6-9pm join The Shops at North Bridge for Chicago’s fashion Night Out!



Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

Runway Fashion Show featuring the latest fall trends from Nordstrom, Kenneth Cole, Stuart Weitzman, White House Black Market, Swarovski, Adele Dallas Orr, United Colors of Benetton, XXI Forever, LOFT and more!

RSVP to TheShopsatNorthBridge@michiganavemag.com








Join Chicago's Sprinkle cupcakes and GILT to enter to win a $1000 GILT shopping spree!!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Blake Lively and Serena WOWS at Fashion's Night Out: The Show

Lots of celebs and other are getting a look at the largest public fashion show in New York City history with "Fashion's Night Out: The Show," taking place tonight at Lincoln Center.

Vogue's Andre Leon Talley and fashion blogger/model Hanneli Mustaparta are hosting the event. CBS will recap the show at 7 p.m. PDT on Sept. 14




Blake



Serena




Leighton Meester

Hmmmmm Leighton hmmmmmm

Shopt It To Me is giving away one of four very fabulous bags


The winner will be able to choose from the following:
Alexander Wang Diego bag
Rebecca Minkoff Morning After bag
Marc Jacobs Quilted bag
Tory Burch Louiisa bag


For every friend that a subscriber gets to sign up for Shop It To Me, she'll get another entry to win!

Go to: http://www.shopittome.com/refer

UPDATED: Chicago's Fashion Night Out -- enter to win $1000 GILT shopping spree!


Fashion Night Out started in 2009, in NYC and was coined as “ a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion.” It was also the official kickoff to New York Fashion Week. I was so jealous I could not partake in these festivities. This year while NYC celebrates, Chicago will be doing the same! On Friday, September 10th from 6-9pm join The Shops at North Bridge for Chicago’s fashion Night Out!



Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

Runway Fashion Show featuring the latest fall trends from Nordstrom, Kenneth Cole, Stuart Weitzman, White House Black Market, Swarovski, Adele Dallas Orr, United Colors of Benetton, XXI Forever, LOFT and more!

RSVP to TheShopsatNorthBridge@michiganavemag.com



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Join Chicago's Sprinkle cupcakes and GILT to enter to win a $1000 GILT shopping spree!!!!