My 7 Favorite Christmas Activities in Chicago

Growing up, Christmas, like so many other kids, was my favorite holiday. I had a lag in holiday spirit during my early 20s, but last year I started to feel ready to celebrate with vigor again and I personally think Chicago is one of the best places to delight in Christmas cheer! I am biased, I did grow up here but that means I know all the cool things to do! So here are my recommendations if you’re looking to fill up your holiday calendar:

  1. Have a glass of wine at Marshall Field’s Great Tree.

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Sorry, Macy’s! We are never calling this the Macy’s State Street Great Tree. Marshall Field’s was a Chicago department store staple that went defunct in 2006 and was bought by Macy’s. Luckily, Macy’s kept the structure of the store alive since it’s such a landmark and continued the tradition of the Great Tree. Basically, it’s just a giant tree in the middle of a big restaurant but you can eat right underneath it and they have women dressed as fairy princesses wandering around granting wishes and most of the food is holiday themed.

PRO TIP: The food here has gotten worse and worse over the years and it’s really not worth coming for a full meal (especially now that it’s a buffet – so weird!), so I recommend skipping the long line to get a table and sit at the wine bar that is just to the right of the tree. You still have a great view and you can get a partial a la carte menu and just get the Frango Mint pie, a poinsettia (it’s sparkling wine and a splash of cranberry juice) and thank me later.

2. Shop local on the West Town Winterfest Jolly Trolley!

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I was invited to the Jolly Trolley last year and it was probably the most fun I had all holiday season. Here’s how it works: you pay $20 to have a seat on the Jolly Trolly that is packed full of booze and Christmas music and people ready to shop! It stops at 4 different locations around West Town and you have about an hour to shop at each stop. They give everyone a little map of the area too so you know which shops might have special discounts or are giving out mimosas or free cookies! It’s a way to shop local for the holidays and have a great day out with girlfriends or family. Some of the people I met on the trolley have been going to this for years!

3. Enjoy a holiday concert. 

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Last year, my sister and I went to see Hanson in concert for the holidays and they performed just their Christmas album. I didn’t expect to like it that much since it felt like it would just be a sing-a-long, but really it was so fun and the camaraderie in the room was infectious. So going to a pop-centered holiday concert is a new thing I love doing during the holidays. In fact, I’m going to see Brett Eldredge tonight! If you’re looking to still go this year, I hear Pentatonix is in town doing their newest album and so is the Trans Siberian Orchestra!

4. Bring your own schnapps to Zoo Lights. 

Zoo Lights is like a Chicago holiday requirement. Some years I’ve even gone twice! If you’re not from Chicago, the Lincoln Park Zoo lights up their zoo with a huge lights display and even some light shows displayed to music (Feliz Navidad! Mariah Carey!). One year, a friend and I went to Brew Lights – so fun! But it sells out fast. So last year, we decided to make our own fun and bring our own spiked hot chocolate to walk around the zoo with. It is almost all outside, so come prepared to be cold and definitely check out the ice sculpture display!

PRO TIP: Make a reservation for somewhere after if you are looking to have dinner. Places get bombarded by families and you will not be able to just walk in anywhere unless it’s a bar 🙂

5. Host a cookie exchange with friends!

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Not in the mood to make 3 kinds of cookies this year? Easy answer: have your friends help. We’ve been doing this tradition of having a cookie exchange for the past two years and it’s so fun! Each person brings about 15-20 cookies and everyone takes home 4 or 5 types of cookies. We also added a fun element of doing a champagne blind taste test competition last year. We each had to pick our favorite sparkling wine out of 5 on the table. I won because sparkling wine is my JAM.

6. Go on a Christmas Bar Crawl of Wrigleyville. 

It used to be that your one option to see an awesome Christmas bar in Chicago was limited to Butch McGuire’s. Not the case anymore! Chicago has 3 or 4 holiday pop-up bars opening up just for December and most of them are all within a few blocks of one another! Wrigleyville has the most and a few friends and I might just make a pilgrimage to try them all out next weekend! Here is a list from Eater of all the bars that are dressing up for the holidays.

7. Take a holiday crafting class. 

Last year I took TWO crafting classes during the holidays and I had so much fun. One was at Bottle & Bottega and we painted wood pallets with little holiday sayings like “Let it Snow!” This year, they are doing holiday tote bag painting too! I also took a class with my favorite crafting queen of all time Jocelyn. Her company, J.Villa Workshop, does fun classes like making your own holiday needlepoint or your own decorations for wrapping presents. She is so calm and does a great job of teaching each and every one of her students. I’ve taken 3 of her classes and I am not a very good crafter myself so take that as a testament! She’s not offering any holiday classes this season (she just had a baby!), but she does offer private classes if you’re into that sort of thing.

Sponsored Posts Explained

I have been on Instagram since its inception when my friend Jamie introduced it to me. If you scroll way far back in my Insta posts, you’ll see the proof in these horrible, horrible shots of grainy dark food shots.

Back then it was kind of the wild west of Instagram and people didn’t have to say if they were doing an ad or indicate it was sponsored because it was new and it hadn’t really been regulated yet. This was also back when I just had a personal account so it also didn’t really matter to me.

Then brands started to realize they could capitalize on these followings people had garnered on Instagram and sponsored posts started to become more and more prevalent. But if you’re not trying to get sponsorships or advertisement deals for your Instagram, how do you know what all of the different terms for sponsored posts mean. #ad, #sponsored, #partner – what does it all really mean? And how much money are people really making?

One questions I personally get a lot is if I blog for a living and the answer is a resounding NO. I don’t make nearly enough money to support myself from my blog or Instagram alone. However, some people do blog full time, but usually, they have a much larger following than I do which means they have a higher reach. Marketers want to reach a wide audience when they spend money on a campaign and people with 100K followers vs. 7K are usually more desirable. Makes sense! So how do I sometimes work with partners or advertisers? As a micro (very micro) influencer, PR companies and advertisers might be more interested to work with me because of my engagement. I might have a smaller audience, but that audience (aka all y’all) are very engaged with me which means you might listen to me as opposed to a larger blogger who could talk about the same product.

Not all sponsored posts are paid opportunities though. This is where I think people get confused the most. What is the difference between #ad, #sponsored and #partner!?

Legally if you are doing a paid for sponsor post, you must include the hashtag #ad or #sponsored according to the FTC. That means if I am getting paid by the company to create content, I have to disclose that I am getting paid to sponsor the product in question. That’s why so often bloggers or influencers feel the need to say, “Guys, this isn’t sponsored”, because for so long you didn’t have to say it was sponsored and people want you to know the difference between being sold to vs. just liking a product and wanting to talk about it.

If you see the hashtag #partner, that usually means that the influencer/blogger got the product for free in exchange for a post on their feed or stories. However, if you see something like #airbnbpartner, that does suffice with FCC as indicating that it is a paid partnership. Paid though can mean many things and sometimes paid just means getting product or expensive product for free in exchange for content.

Now that we know what these hashtags all mean, where does the trust come in? Well, I can’t speak for all bloggers but I personally only work with brands that already use and trust or do research on and find to be quality products that I think you would also like. To talk about Big Fig mattresses again, I received the mattress almost two months ago so I waited to do my review until I had used the bed a good amount to know that it was something I would recommend to you all. If I hadn’t liked it, I would have returned it to the company and not written the post but I truly do love the mattress. In fact, I’d like to be in that bed right nowwwww. If I also haven’t explicitly said this is a sponsored or partnered post, then know that I was not paid to talk about the product.

Dining out at restaurants is a tiny bit different. A lot of times restaurants will host an event or reach out and offer you a meal on the house. Right now FTC does not require you to say that is sponsored so usually if I get a free meal I will indicate that by saying, “Thank you so much to Restaurant X for having me!” or something to that effect so you know I got the meal for free. Same goes for if I got other product sent to me in the mail, I should disclose that they sent it to me for free to review or test.

And that is sponsored posts in a nutshell and hopefully gives you a better idea of how the whole sponsorship process works on our end and how we bring that to life for you!

 

Holiday Hallmark Movies That are Worth Your Time

It’s the time of year where Hallmark convinces me that I need to move to a small town in Nowhereville, USA to meet a baker, snow sculpture fanatic or Christmas tree farmer and fall in love and leave the big city behind because I am overworked and don’t know what the meaning of Christmas is anymore. This is my confession that I am a Hallmark Christmas movie freak. I’ve watched them allllllll.

So you might see why personally I think all Hallmark holiday movies are worth your time even if they are incredibly cringe-worthy and predictable, but if you’re someone who is new to this genre of movie and really like a storyline that makes sense and characters that have depth then not all the Hallmark holiday movies are for you! If you’re someone who needs a plausible storyline, then I have put together a list of movies I think you’ll particularly like and should go out of your way to record.

Snow Bride 

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My all-time favorite Hallmark movie and arguably the most obscure because GASP no one who was a child star is in it. The plot is actually somewhat unique: a tabloid report is competing with her coworker to get the inside scoop on the son of a famous political family since there is a rumor going around that he is going to get engaged on Christmas and she wants to be the first one to report it. The reporter ends up going out to their winter home to find him and somehow gets invited to the family’s holiday celebrations (the somehow is so wacky that it’s laughable but whatever!). What I like most about this movie is the chemistry (this is RARE actually!) between the two main characters and they actually learn something about one another during the hijinks which makes the story of them falling in love actually believable. They also have flaws, unlike most Hallmark movies.

Love at the Christmas Table

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It’s possible that this movie was actually first shown on Lifetime, but let’s pretend it was Hallmark. And if you want to watch it ASAP, it’s actually streaming on Amazon Prime! This is where my love for Danica McKellar Christmas movies began. I love this one because the premise just makes sense. It follows two families who spend Christmas together every year, which means the two main characters Sam and Kat have been friends for three decades when they realize this could be something more. You literally follow them from age 5 to age 30 and every year in between so each scene is a different Christmas they spent together so you see their friendship develop as well as their love, making it one of the more believable Christmas movies out there.

Christmas at Pemberley Manor 

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This movie started the Hallmark Christmas movie season this year so it just premiered last week. I personally am a huge Jane Austen fan so anything that is based off her books is always a treat for me, but really the only thing remotely like Pride and Prejudice is that Darcy is a tiny bit ornery and Liz has to bring him out of his non-loving Christmas shell. Ignore the fact that some of the characters are named after characters in the book. For example, there is a Jane, but Jane isn’t Liz’s sister but instead the assistant to Wickham who isn’t evil. So yea, ignore that. Focus on the chemistry that the main characters have because they are good at making a very PG movie seem a tiny bit sultry with some bedroom eyes. Also, it’s safe to say now that I like Jessica Lowndes who plays Liz in this movie. Normally I find it hard to like her since I’ve seen her in too many Lifetime movies playing villains to see her as a “good girl” type but it works in this movie so I think I’m a believer.

Coming Home for Christmas 

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Another Danica! If you can’t tell already, she’s my favorite. I think she’s really good at convincing you she loves her costar…aka she’s good at acting. Anyway, the plot of this one is that Lizzie needs a job and lands one as a house manager for a large estate in Virginia while they prepare it to sell. Since it’s the holidays, the matriarch’s grandchildren are all home for the holidays including Robert who is intent to sell the house before Christmas and Lizzie feels drawn to him while also being pursued by her other grandchild Kip. Again, this feels convincing since she and Robert have to live together for a somewhat long period of time and get to know each other pretty well. Plus I find the main guy in this really handsome. Trust me, he looks better on the screen than in this thumbnail.

A Bride for Christmas 

brideThis movie is basically How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days but with a Christmas twist so obviously I’m into it. Aiden bets his friends that he can convince a woman to marry him by Christmas, and he sets his sights on Jessie, a young woman who has sworn off serious relationships.

The main characters are quirky and cute and I love characters that don’t seem to quite fit the normal Hallmark mold of perfect guy and girl next door who have zero flaws but somehow can’t find love.

 

A December Bride

decemberThis includes one of all my favorite rom-com movie hijinks: fake fiancees! Layla gets broken up with right before her cousin’s wedding so she enlists an old friend Seth to go to the wedding with her and they start a lie saying they are dating so she’s not embarrassed to be the old maid at the wedding (I kid you not), and dating turns into fake fiancees because he needs help impressing his boss which a fake fiancee obviously does. The story is ludicrous but I love it anyway mainly because I love Daniel Lissing.

 

Making Creative Cocktails with Barrit’s Ginger Beer

Making Creative Cocktails with Barrit’s Ginger Beer

When my friends and I get together for a fun girls night in, we love to start the night with cocktails. In fact, back in the day, we used to get out my great grandma’s old punch bowl and do what we liked to call “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Punch Bowl”. Each person would get to take the punch bowl to their house and come up with a fun punch bowl recipe. It made for some pretty interesting celebrations let me tell ya!

The punch bowl has since been retired, but we still love starting our nights off with a cocktail. The problem always seems to be how do we make this cocktail fun and different (aka not a margarita!).

Enter the Mexican Mule made with Barritt’s Ginger Beer!

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This cocktail involves our girls night in favorite ingredient: TEQUILA! It’s our go-to spirit so we were excited when we found out it was the secret ingredient in this recipe.

To make the most delicious Mexican Mule this side of the Mississippi, you will need:

  • Ice
  • Tequila
  • Jalapeno
  • Limes
  • Barritt’s Ginger Beer – comes in diet too!
  • Moscow Mule cups or mason jars if you want to be extra cute!

Recipe:

  • Fill the glass halfway with ice.
  • Pour 2 oz. tequila (about a shot and a half) into the glass along with 1 oz. lime juice and 4 oz. of Barritt’s Ginger Beer.
  • Add jalapeno for heat. You can also leave this out, but I can’t handle a lot of heat and this added some nice spice for me.
  • Stir it all up!
  • Garnish with a lime and drink up!

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The Barritt’s Ginger Beer really cuts the tequila well. One of my friends even said she couldn’t tell there was alcohol in it! That’s a good thing because no one wants to be wincing after every sip, but also a warning to not add too much tequila!

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You can look up where to buy Barritt’s using their website, but it can for sure be found at Target and Mariano’s (and even 7-11!).

We only tried the Mexican Mule last night, but Barritt’s also has great ideas for other types of cocktails like an Irish Mule or a Pimm’s Cup, so definitely check out their recipe section too!

How Trump Has Created a Divide Between Me and My Father

When I tell people that my father is a staunch Republican, I’m usually met with a lot of shock. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen Jim. He dresses well, lives in a blue state and heavily blue city, is compassionate, and supports and loves his two daughters whole-heartedly. Outwardly, he doesn’t seem like someone who would support a man like Trump. That’s why most people then ask the follow-up question, “But he doesn’t support Trump, right?”. Because how can someone with the above traits support someone like Donald Trump.

Unfortunately, my response isn’t one a lot of my friends, or really even I, want to hear.

For as long as I can remember my father has been a Republican. This fact was always kind of a family joke since my mother’s family is very, very Democratic. My uncle even ran for State Representative back when I was in high school (didn’t win sadly!). The running joke in my immediate family was that our family was really Neutral because my parent’s votes canceled each other out.

I honestly don’t really remember much political turmoil in our household growing up because my father was really a moderate Republican. Sure, there were things he really didn’t like about my mother’s families Democratic presidents or policies but nothing that made the table erupt into uproar.

The only time it really became an issue was during the 2018 election. My father supported Kasich. My sister and I, both Democrats, were open to really anyone who wasn’t Trump. Then Trump won the nomination and I feel like I lost my moderate father to someone who had to fully support the Republican nominee because he had to tow the Republican line. The minute I knew I wouldn’t be able to reason with him and maybe it was best to not discuss politics, or otherwise destroy our relationship, was when the Billy Bush/Trump conversation tape was released and my father responded with the line of, “it was just locker room talk”. My father isn’t someone who participates in such talk. He actually has more female friends than male. He has two daughters. This literally made no sense to me.

Since then, we’ve tried to have conversations about other topics and really we usually avoid politics. We know that we won’t agree so why try. This past weekend though, my sister, father and I were all hanging out and I mentioned that I didn’t like how Kavanaugh reacted to the questions he was being asked and did I really want someone that quick to anger to be a Supreme Court Justice in my country. I said it in passing to my sister, not my father, and it quickly turned into a screaming match between myself and my dad.

At the end of our screaming, I thought to myself, “OMG, he literally just seems to be repeating things he heard on FOX News or in conservative media.” I was livid, raging. Couldn’t understand how he could think this woman was lying. And then I realized a lot of what I had said was being repeated from what was said in liberal media. We had literally been divided.

We had succumbed to what Trump wanted to do: divide a country in order to win the country’s vote.

The scariest part of this realization is that what is happening in just our tiny family of three has happened across this nation.

I told a friend what I had realized this weekend and she agreed, mentioning that her husband is a moderate and doesn’t feel like any message out there today is one he agrees with. There’s no one speaking out on behalf of those who see both sides. What we need is more meeting in the middle. Have those hard conversations without fighting each other into corners where we are afraid to even talk about the issues anymore.

Last night, I went to a Chicago Ideas week presentation on what leadership looks like in 2018 and beyond and the former mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, said one of the greatest things he learned in politics was that we needed to learn how to say the hard things in a soft way so people come to you, not away from you.

I think this is honestly the best advice you could get heading into the holiday season to realize yelling will get us nowhere but honest conversations can no matter what your political affiliation.

Take Me to Lollapalooza!

Take Me to Lollapalooza!

Last summer, my friend Rob got us backstage passes to Lollapalooza since he knew someone who knew someone in the band Cage the Elephant, and it was one of the best nights of my life for lots of reasons (another story for another time), but one of the reasons was because I met this beauty blogger who also knew someone in the band and she was at Lollapalooza with L’Oreal as an influencer. Back then this blog was just an idea I had and I had just started to take it more seriously and the idea of representing a prestigious brand at such a large event was mind-boggling. I vowed that someday that would be me. I would get to go to Lollapalooza because of my own personal brand.

When it actually happened this year and Toyota asked me to go to Lolla to cover their presence at the fest, it was a total pinch me moment! It was a crazy, wild four days but I was so happy to have the opportunity. And not just that, I got a loaner car this past week to test drive and tell you all about!

But let’s start at the beginning, which would be Day One!

Lollapalooza: Day One

I started my Lolla experience by heading straight to the Toyota Music Den because Fletcher was playing and I love her! A lot of people, myself included until now, don’t know that Toyota actually has their own music tent set up on the north end of the fest. They usually have people who have previously performed during the day later during the week or later in the day so you should always check their schedule when you go next year! It’s a hidden gem for live music 🙂

I also got to check out the interior of the C-HR which is the car I got to drive around all this week, but more on that later! We scurried off after seeing some music and checking out the cars because we had to see Chvrches and Arctic Monkeys who were both fabulous. Day one was a success – especially because it was less crowded!

Best part of the day: Getting my hair & make-up done at Goldplaited in River North! I loved it and I felt pretty badass all day long because of it!

Lollapalooza: Day Two 

My friend Mindy joined me on Friday so we could see our fave body positive singer Lizzo, but first, we stopped by the Toyota Exhibit Love tent that was set up by Buckingham Fountain. This one was my favorite tent because they had free scoops of ice cream and the cones even had the Toyota logo stamped on them! So cute!

Mindy and I also got to record our own voices using the JBL headphones to make a commemorative pin that had our voices etched onto it. I had mine say, “Sassy Confetti loves Toyota!”, because this was the best week ever. That is not sarcasm, this was the best 4 days ever thanks to Toyota. Did I mention they hooked us up with VIP passes? Well after we checked out the Exhibit Love, Mindy and I went straight back to VIP to get some free snacks and drinks all while watching Lizzo from some plush seats with SHADE. Shade is a hot commodity at Lolla, let me tell you! We also go to Bruno Mars, which was a real highlight of the weekend for me. He is such a showman. Day two, complete!

Best part of the day: Meeting Lizzo…well, I didn’t, but Mindy did and seeing her get all emotional about it was pretty great. OH, and I met Jordan from the Bachelor which was pretttttty great.

Lollapalooza: Day Three 

Saturday was a HOT day, so my friend Nic and I went over to the Toyota x Sirius FM booth because we heard it had a LOT of shade. They were right! The whole vibe screamed Marfa, TX (maybe because that was the theme ha!), and it had a real spiritual Texas vibe. I even got my aura read and I mean they readdddddd me. Our spiritual guru told me I need to stop planning so much and just let life happen. Not sure how well I will ever be at that, but I guess we should give it a try if that’s what my aura says, right?

This was our favorite day of the line-up in terms of singers: Carly Rae Jepsen, Dua Lipa, and The Weeknd! We had a great time and maybe a little too much wine before ending our night with a faux deep dish pizza at the Hilton across the street!

Best part of the day: All of Nic’s horrible puns. If you watched my stories, then you know haha.

Lollapalooza: Day Four 

At this point, NOT sure how I am alive after four days of drinking in the Chicago humid heat, but I am alive and kicking, and I had to stop by the Toyota Exhibit Love booth again to get my commemorative Lollapalooza screen printed tote.

Afterward, with margaritas in hand, my friend Sammy and I headed over to see The Aces who were fabulous. If you don’t listen to their music, you should start. They are going to be the new HAIM! We also got to see Bazzi and Odezsa to round out a great final day at Lollapalooza. And then it was a week of recovery for me!

Best part of the day: Two things – The Aces (they really are amazing!), and getting glitter like the kids do!

Week After Lollapalooza: Recovery with My Toyota CH-R

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Getting this loaner C-HR from Toyota could not have come at a better time, to be honest! I was so tired from walking all over Lolla that I needed a reprieve from walking all over the West Loop to do errands, pick up lunches, and taking public transportation! Not only that, but I had a wedding in the suburbs and was going to Ravinia on Sunday after the wedding so having a car was super ideal.

After a week of driving it, I had to give it back and I already miss it. My favorite features were for sure the Toyota Safety Sense, which beeped at you whenever you floated across lanes and would nudge the steering wheel back to where you were supposed to be. Really helpful when you’re driving on the highway or narrow Lake Shore Drive! I also loved the in-mirror back up sensor which helped me see if any car was near me when I backed up in my packed parking garage, and this car is Apple Car compatible and I love that hands-off feature where you can respond to texts or command it to call people! It’s a lifesaver when you’re driving and need to send a quick text to someone but don’t want to pull over or be distracted by your phone.

Hands down, I would recommend this car to anyone looking for something that would transition well from city to suburbs.

Thank you again Toyota for such an amazing experience! It was the highlight of my summer!

Unboxing My First M.M.LaFleur Bento Box

Back in March, I told you all about my first experience with MM.LaFleur, a women’s collection of clothes intended for the workplace. Their goal is to take the work out of the dressing experience. This past fall/winter, they opened up a brick and mortar styling studio for people in the Chicago area to stop by and do styling sessions to see if their exclusive collection of clothes…and they serve you prosecco. Before they could finish saying ‘free bubbles’, I was running towards their doors.

My first experience was so great that I decided to also try out their Bento Box service. First things first, this is NOT a subscription box. You literally only pay for what you decide to keep. Even shipping to and from your home is free.

The whole process is insanely simple. First, you go to their website and fill out a form on your personal style for your MM.LaFleur stylist to get an idea of who you are.

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I picked “fashion-forward” and “business casual” because I like to bring some of my personality into my work wardrobe even if I have pretty conservative clients. After you submit this you get assigned to a stylist and then wait about a week to get your Bento Box in the mail!

You usually get about 4-6 items in your Bento Box and it can include dresses, skirts, accessories or even jackets. Specify to your stylist what you prefer to wear. I told mine I prefer dresses so she sent more dresses and skirt options than she did pant options, which is what I prefer. But I also told her I was open to trying new things so she sent me a few things to experiment with and I was pleasantly surprised with one top!

Once you’re done trying everything on and deciding what you want to keep, return or exchange, you use a pre-paid label to send it all back! It’s easy to drop off at UPS store and you’re DONE! The simplest process ever and like I said before literally no commitment.

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These were the top 3 looks that I adored from my first Bento Box and things I could easily see wearing to client meetings or even out after work is over (I mean that top with the jeans is a perfect happy hour outfit, right?).

Here were my big takeaways from the entire experience and why I think every corporate woman should try their services:

  1. I love that it’s not a subscription service. I’ve done a few subscription boxes and gotten ones where I didn’t love anything and then just waste $20 on a box of things I didn’t want to keep.
  2. If you want a different size, they will also replace that for you for free. A few of the things were too small so I sent them back to get a bigger size which was really easy.
  3. The best thing about MM.LaFleur to me is their inclusivity. They service sizes 0 through 22 and it’s so refreshing to be able to try something on and not be nervous that it will be too small!
  4. All their pieces are made with the corporate woman in mind. For example, that top I’m wearing in the photo above has slits on the side so if you sit, it doesn’t feel uncomfortable or bunch up. A lot of the dresses are made with fabric with a lot of give for the same reason. They know you spend a lot of your day at a desk or in a conference room so the clothes are made with that in mind.

Final verdict: try it! You literally have nothing to lose since it costs nothing. If you don’t live near a brick and mortar store or you are very busy and travel a lot (hi, yes that’d be me), then the Bento Box is an awesome alternative.