Last night was Chicago's forth FNO. Originally started four years ago to boost consumer economic confidence, many of the Michigan Avenue stores opened their doors for freebies, cocktails, food, and prizes.
I met up with Heather after work. When she said she was wearing a high low top with white shorts, she wasn't kidding! I loved it. She happened to stumble across her outfit in Akira while looking for a maxi dress and discovered the amazing top. The whole night, I was chasing after her in that stunning backless number with dramatic tail. I wore a polka dotted ruffled wrap dress from Topshop with a vintage Prada parrot belt. The weather was perfect and kicked off the evening at Sable.
Stop number one was Haberdash. A local Chicago boutique filled with tons of dapper men's pieces. Ladies, if you need to pick up an attractive (and successful) male date, I suggest you pretend to buy your brother a wallet and just browse the store checking out the um... merchandise. Big props to their staff that was so friendly and personable. The in house barber even offered to shave our legs and trim our eyebrows... but we politely declined. The team that works there is so fun.
Next stop was Sak's Fifth and Zara. Sak's hooked our friend Danielle up with a free make over by Chanel. The stylist gave her the cat eye / winged tipped eye. Zara had champaigne flowing. Tables after tables of champaigne glasses with seemingly limitless amounts of bubbly. I bumped into this fabulous couple completely decked out in white and had to get a quick pic. Was it the incredible black highlight, daring crusted jewel headband, or the all white pair... you decide!
After spotting a pregnant woman snacking on a breadstick, Heather, Danielle, and I later figured out that the center pieces were actually edible. Always trust the pregnant women.
I copped some killer flats with cap toe studs for only $50! And last but not least, Matt Rolan was spinning killer disco vibe beats all night long at the event. Gotta check him out at Paris Club tonight.
The night was already flying away so we booked it over to Macy's. I got a free facial from Origins, Heather got some killer smokey eyes, compliments of Mac Cosmetics.
Cat eyes, no make up, and smokey eyes... Chanel, Origins, and Mac Cosmetics, respecitively
Final FNO stop of the night was the 900 North Michigan. Sipping on cocktails, free massages, manicures, and a Beauty Bazaar that could keep up entertained for days, these were all things that we were not able to enjoy because were so fashionably late. We know where we will be starting next year.
my dates vamping it up!
Our final stops of the night was the Rooftop at the Wit. Great music on a rooftop over looking the river made me realize how much I love this city.
...and then we made a couple more friends in the lift.