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Festive Fringe

Happy New Year, my friends! I hope you had a great weekend ringing in 2016.


Should we play a game and see who suffered through the highest Uber surcharge? A casual 7.4x the usual rate, right here… Or something like that; you know how it gets a little hazy. Wink!

Who else? (I read that it got to 9.9x in some areas. Crazy!)

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More often than not, I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s Eve. There’s just so much hype, you know?

This year’s exceeded expectations, though. I spent the weekend toasting to 2016 at Chi-Town Rising, the city’s first-ever outdoor celebration hosted at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago.

The event was put on by Hyatt Gold Passport, the hotel’s rewards program.  It was a really fun balance of celebrating (/drinking champagne) and capturing scenes from in the hotel and around the event all evening.

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There was a lot to see and do at the event, but much of the action — like live music and such — was outdoors, so I knew I needed long sleeves for the occasion.

Fringe felt appropriately festive — this dress in particular was fun to wear and super simple to accessorize. (The exact style I’m wearing is sold out/old, but both Macy’s and Nordstrom have a lot of fringe dresses in-stock. Fairly certain I need this navy faux suede slip-dress.)


Right at midnight, a giant Chicago-inspired star rose up the front of Hyatt Regency and was met with a seriously dazzling fireworks display over Chicago’s riverfront.

I remember feeling a pang of nostalgia for New York — it really felt like the ball drop in Times Square… Way to step it up this year, Chi-town!

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Black dress with fringe: Maje (similar here)
Nude pumps: Steve Madden (similar here)
Black clutch: Unknown (similar Tory Burch version)


Hair styling: Living Proof’s No Frizz collection (introductory kit here)
Lip gloss: NARS satin lip pencil in ‘Palais Royale’
Foundation: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue (in Natural)
Eyebrows: Benefit Instant Brow pencil

*Click to shop: fringe dresses | NARS LIP PENCILS | this post, below:

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In partnership with Hyatt Gold Passport


Iron & Honey Photography

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