Anyone else love Thanksgiving as much as we do? The time spent with family, the food, the goodwill and cheer and the official kickoff to the holiday season gives us all the feels. With Thanksgiving dinner around the corner, our stylists are sharing 5 looks that'll work for wherever you're headed and whatever your doing come Turkey Day. Whether you're the hostess with the mostess or headed to an early (and super laid back) Friends-giving, see what we're wearing and how come November 23rd.Read More
You know those people that say beauty is pain? Well, it definitely doesn’t have to be. If we’re going to use cliches, let’s stick to comfort is key. Because that, at least, is true, even in the fashion world. We all have those days where we want to look and feel great, but the last thing we want to do is throw on a pair of heels. This is where sneakers come in. Using sneakers to accessorize outfits instead of wearing them on your way to the gym might seem scary, but I promise you it’s way easier (and way more comfortable) than you would ever imagine! Here are some ways you can get more use out of your sneakers, without having to drag yourself to that zumba class!Read More
As fall ensues and temps continue to drop, we’re all about keeping warm, but also staying stylish. And how do we do that? Texture, texture, texture. READY to try an outfit that feels as good as it looks? Add some texture! Have you tried the velvet trend yet? Not only does wearing velvet give you a feeling of luxury, it can be worn in so many different ways and give off different vibes depending on how you style it. But don’t let this material intimidate you! Here are 5 different ways you can add velvet to your wardrobe right now.Read More
Fall is all about footwear. You can be like most people and think of fall as a pre-winter, preparing you for snow shoveling and protecting your feet from the blistering cold. Or, you could view it as the one season where it’s socially acceptable to drink pumpkin spice lattes on the daily and amp up your looks by wearing one of the most comfortable yet stylish pieces of footwear: boots. Boot season is finally here and we are more than ready. Here are five different styles of boots that will be the perfect finishing touch to any pumpkin spice latte and sweater combo, keeping your mind off of the cold that is yet to come and more focused on how you are killing the fall fashion game.Read More
First of all, let me start this with, I’ve been there. And I wasn’t warned. So I’m warning you. If you’re preggo with your first baby, just know, the minute that little bundle of joy pops out, your belly (who am I kidding) your whole body, takes a bit of a hit. Please note, I am not addressing all of your super-human moms who immediately bounce back after a week. For the rest of us, today we’re sharing tips and tricks of the trade for dressing that postpartum bump and coming out the other side a cool and stylish mom.Read More
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These days, we're all about versatility. Making one great piece in your wardrobe work extra hard is the best way to make your dollars stretch and create fresh new looks over and over again. Today I’m sharing six super versatile pieces to add to your wardrobe now, that will give you plenty of outfit options later.
Aside from solid basics like some great fitting tees, black and blue denim, neutral booties, and a few great silk tops and shells, check out my favorite pieces to you have in your closet as Fall rolls in.Read More
Some times you gotta shake things up. And shake things up we did. When Chicago photographer Brissa of Breeze Art Creatives came to us asking to fully revamp her style, we got super excited. After struggling with years of trying to uncover her own unique style and an admitted "tomboy", she wanted to embrace a more feminine style that better showcased her personality and fashion aspirations. In addition, as an up-and-coming photographer in Chicago, she wanted a wardrobe that was a bit more polished than her usual denim and tee uniform so she could better present in front of potential clients.
Not only has Brissa helped our team at Ready Pretty with some amazing photography for our blog and social, but she's become a good friend. See why she decided it was time for Ready Pretty, her favorite picks form her stylist, and who she's choosing between Aiden or Big!Read More
One of the best parts of my job is being able to connect and interact with so many amazingly talented, intelligent, funny, beautiful women. This morning we popped by WGN Morning News where I shared a few of my favorite boutiques in Chicago and some of the best trends of the season.
Thanks to all of the ladies from the amazing shops below for sharing your morning with us! Shop the looks or if they’re not online we’re including store contact info so you can shop directly with each of them. Best part? Every single piece listed is under $150, and most of them under $100 - happy shopping!Read More
This season, we're all about great basics with a twist. Our stylists have hand picked 10 of their favorite Fall must-haves and we're sharing all the details with you. P.S. these ten pieces make up at least 15 different looks! Now that's making your wardrobe work for you!Read More
From dull and ill-fitting, to a fun and streamlined wardrobe that better fit her body, style and new job - see how we seriously refreshed this cheeky working mom's work wardrobe in a major way.Read More
Thought the denim skirt was a thing of the past? Think again. No longer just for teenagers, this skirt has done some major growing up and we’re loving this trend for end-of-summer into Fall looks for all shapes and sizes.Read More