Beauty, Life

Casual Cute Holiday Looks…plus Chicago hot spots for last minute gifts!

Hey hey babes!  The countdown to Christmas is officially on!  Today I am sharing two of my favorite casual holiday looks, as well as my favorite local boutiques for last minute gifts.  My first look is a basic black sweater dress, by the super affordable designer Tobi.  If you are looking for new trendy pieces, but don’t want to spend much, I recommend checking out this site!  I couldn’t believe the quality of this piece, considering the crazy low price tag.  A basic sweater dress is so easy to wear, and fun to style.  I added a pair of funky tights by Wolford, ankle boots that are currently on sale by Marc Fisher, and bright knits by Kate Spade.


Look number two I love for a fun girls night.  This lace tunic by Free People is so so pretty!  It comes in a variety of great colors, but I love this raspberry shade for the holiday season.  It is quite sheer, so a cami underneath is necessary, or some kind of  “slip” as my mom would say 🙂  I love it for a girls night, because the flowy style allows plenty of room for bubbles and bean dips, yet still looks festive and fancy!  I paired this beauty with my favorite faux leather leggings by Spanx, and my go to black booties.  This tunic can be worn year round.  I can’t wait to rock it with jean shorts for a summer night out!

fp-tunic-smilesfp-tunic-movingfree-people-tunic-closefp-tunic-backfp-turnaroundAll photos taken by my girl Olivia Szwarc, in her beautiful new married life home!

Hopefully y’all have your Christmas shopping done at this point…but in case not…here’s a round-up of  local Chicago boutiques I recommend for great gifts!

Great cards and knick knack goodies~  The Fig Tree, Paper Doll Chicago

Beautiful cashmere sweaters or scarves for a fancy loved one~ Mulberry and Me

Fabulous cosmetics and gift sets for the beauty loving girlfriend~ Bluemercury

Darling home and kitchen goodies, candles, frames, and general fun “stuff” ~ Vintage Charm, Anthropologie, World Market

To find something for anyone…Mom, Dads, friends, babies….the “holy grails” of gift shops!~ M2 Boutique,  Art Effect

Happy shopping loves!


Julz Chez


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