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Finding Queer-Friendly Third Space in a Cup of Coffee | Ridman’s Coffee

It Always Comes Back to Coffee, Ridman’s Coffee There’s a new coffee shop on the North Side. Head West down Lawrence to Clark and you’ll stumble on new signage there on the Southwest side of the intersection. Ridman’s Coffee may be the new kids on the block but they certainly know what they’re doing. Beautifully yet simply designed space, Dark Matter coffee, vegan-friendly, and a whole mess of inclusivity. From the restrooms ...

Wine + Friends | The Best Ways to Enjoy Wine in Chicago

Since the two pups featured in these photos have already been adopted, I’d been waiting for some sort of opportunity to present itself to share these shots. So before we get into the meat of this post, let’s give Stanley [the brindle pup pictured above] and Amit [the big tan dog] a little cheer for finding their forever homes! And now… onto the wine You’re probably wondering what puppies and wine have in common. But ...

Summertime Chi | Summer Style in Chicago

Sarah immediately requested I call this post “legs for days” when she saw my outfit choice. And I don’t blame her. Mini skirt + wedges? Yeah, that’s a legs for days kind of outfit. But this is so much more than that. This look is my nod to summer in Chicago (or as we lovingly call it, Summertime Chi), to the promise of long warm days, cool nights on rooftops with amazing people, and so many other different activities ...

BCBGMAXARIZA + Blogger Babes

With the sunshine in Chicago this weekend, my gal Caitlin and I made plans to head out to the lakefront to shoot. And, Chicago being the amazing city that it is, gave us that promised sunshine! With a windchill. Us bloggers, though, we brave a lot more than a slightly chilly day for the perfect photo. Let’s just say there was a ton of hot coffee and warm layers when I got home. But when you have an awesome blogger babe on your side and ...
Fashionably Femme

Fashionably Femme | Dasha of Windy City Wardrobe

Welcome to Fashionably Femme!  It’s International Women’s Day! I’m celebrating today by launching a series that’s been in the works for a while. Welcome to Fashionably Femme, a blog series featuring femmes from all nooks of the LGBT*QIA community. These rocking folks are girl bosses, moms, entrepreneurs, and all sorts of amazing human beings.  For our first Fashionable Femme, We’re featuring Dasha of Windy City ...

How to Style A Slip Dress

If you were keeping tabs on any part of NYFW, you saw that slip dresses where everywhere. They were the perfect summer dress and, when layered correctly, became the perfect fall piece as well. I loved seeing all the different looks bloggers created with them but my favorite has to be Jacey of Damsel in Dior. I love her post on incorporating metallic into your wardrobe and you should definitely read it. But I love it more for the slip ...

Wife Life | ASOS Curve Skirt

Being the wife of a style blogger sounds incredibly difficult. Constantly managing the budget of clothes shopping, not sure how to dress for an event, and even being her photographer! I often feel a bit of guilt dragging Sarah to and from events and shoots. But once in a while, she puts together an outfit that makes her feel awesome and she wants to share it with my readers! Any time Sarah wants to share an outfit with you lot, I’m ...
Lifestyle, Style

Wedding Day with Stile.Foto.Cibo

It’s our wedding day! I’m so excited to share this day with friends and family and finally stand up and tell everyone how much I love this amazing woman. Our rehearsal  dinner last night was absolutely amazing and now today finally here. After nearly two years. My favorite advice someone gave me leading up to this was simply, “don’t think of it as a WEDDING. Just think of it as the biggest party you will ever ...
Lifestyle, Style

Blogger Behind the Scenes

What happens when you add up a handful of bloggers, two photographers, and an amazing jewelry designer? You get one of the best days with your blog to date. A car full of outfits, boxes of jewelry, amazing friendships, and so much more. I’m here to provide an exclusive look into the behind the scenes of being a blogger, the glam edition! Sure, we have nights in sweatpants with glasses of wine writing posts, managing all the SEO, ...
Lifestyle, Style

Cruise with Mystic Blue, Boathouse Blogger Bash

Happy Labor Day, to those of you who live in the US. I hope you’re all enjoying a good summer send-off with some form of barbecue or other outdoorsy activity (such as a cruise!). I’m headed to the Renaissance Faire to send off that season. So excited! Keep up with me on snapchat @dannie54 if you want to see some extreme nerdery. ————– What happens when you combine Lake Michigan, a Chicago skyline ...