If anyone can capture the essence of a Moody Monday, it’s actress and director of the LA-inspired You Tube series OnlyinhelLA, Rory Uphold. Her nemesis list starts with parking tickets and LA traffic and ends with the declaration that she is a self-professed onesie collector for those “I don’t give a fuck” days. She started the series as a form of self-expression which she describes as a “love/hate” letter to LA. With some of her videos getting over a million hits, her series quickly has taken off. It has also given her more traction to continue on her tongue in cheek exploration of what it’s like to be single in the city of angles with “This is Why We’re Single” series with Elite Daily. We got to chat with her over the weekend and couldn’t help but fan girl over her. Go to the jump to see our conversation and learn more about Rory’s take on those Moody Mondays in LA, and to learn what she’s working on next!
“A lot of people have a personal style, they just don’t know what it is and it’s my job to help them figure it out.” – Alyssa Doohry
In this week’s installment of Behind the Scenes with WhatRUWearing, we are yet again, granting access to our studio in between our moments of professionalism. When we invited Alyssa Doorhy, founder of CoChic Styling, to come hang with us, we had lots of catching up to do. Last time we chilled, she was the face of her family’s Lincoln Park boutique, Comfort Me, single, and definitely not thinking about bridal. These days, she is styling some of her past boutique customers and after being inspired by planning her own wedding, styling fashionista brides all over Chicago! After taking a peek into our conversation on the old ass conspiracy theories on Beyonce’s fake pregnancy with Blue Ivy and Kim K’s most famous ass-et, check out Alyssa’s Fast Fashion podcast episode.
Whether this is the last year you will be able to call college home or you have been in the working world for a couple of years, it’s never a bad time to start financially planning for what most will call “the real world”. For many, this is a big step and can be very overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. If you take a deep breath and break down your financial life into small chunks, then getting your financial life together will seem easy and manageable. Follow these six steps to get on the right track.
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For fashionistas like us who love their Badly Mischka’s, DVF’s, Slate & Willow’s, and Carmen Marc Valvo’s, Rent The Runway is like your fairy god mother to your cinderella. Where else can you get a $1000 dress for less than $50? Attending events on a budget and in high end style has never been more affordable and accessable. A fashion buisiness built off of metrics, Rent The Runway knows that when it comes to planning what you’re wearing for NYE, you can never plan too early. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Chicago’s Rent The Runway Boutique and the Renee Feldman Salon so that you can start 2017 with style to the Gods. After all, what’s a pretty dress without a whipped head of hair and a beautiful face? At our intimate event tonight, you will be able to book RTR rentals for 20% off and get pro undo services for free and an appointment for top of the line, $400 hair extensions that you can actually rent for only $150! Since we’ll be trying on our favorite looks for NYE at Chicago’s flagship Rent The Runway Botutique with Renee Feldman’s stylists tonight, we couldn’t help but obsessivly round up a few of our favorites! Make sure to come see us tonight from 6p-8p at 710 N Wabash. RSVP@WhatRUWearing.com to make sure we save you some bubbly! Continue reading “WhatRUWearing for NYE?!? Come hang with us tonight, drink & figure it out!”
“I have a dream, I have a vision and I power through”. – Jacki Debb
A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of meeting for the first time and sitting down with Jacki Debb, the founder of the Wicker Park unisex clothing boutique, Jax & Debb. She dished all about her retail days at Men’s Akira and how her and her partners had the idea to start the boutique and actually made it a reality. More importantly, when the mics were off and we were chillin’ in the studio, we chopped it up about family jewelry, our favorite things about this fall weather and Kanye’s fashion line. Here’s a hint, Jacki won’t be ordering any for her boutique. And if you haven’t already listened to her Fast Fashion: The Podcast Experience from WhatRUWearing episode, make sure to go check that out next.
We couldn’t resist doing a “look for less” based off of Melania Trump’s “Pussybow” blouse mishap. The leaked video, in which Donald Trump brags about being able to “do anything to women,” including “grabbing them by the pussy” was treated with much outrage by oponent Hilary Clinton and the public. Even his wife Melania called his remarks “unaccepbable and offensive” according to an article by The Washington Post. Here at WhatRUWearing, we also agree that the entire country, male or female, should be outraged by the fact that a man who talks and believes the way he does, is this close to running our country.
One thing we can get down with is the quickness of the twitter-verse! Twitter users soon started pointing out the irony of his wife’s wardrobe choice since the very blouse Melania wore to the second debate was in fact named a “pussybow.” While the twittersphere was speculating if Melania trump is a double agent spy or silently taking a defiant stance, we decided to pull together some of our favorite, affordable “pussybow” tops.
Photo Courtesy Of: Best Friends For Frosting
We would all like to belive that we can look just as relxed and picturesque as the girl above when working from home. Just because you do not work a 9-5 desk job doesn’t mean that the struggle isn’t real. Mondays can be just as grueling and moody even if you do have the luxury of not having to deal with a morning commute. The realization that the case of the Mondays can still affect your entrepreneurial sprits is a reality that doesn’t seem fair. After all, you made it! Not only are you following your dream but you’re not chained to a desk while doing so. Here are our five Moody Monday suggestions to help you get through your day if you work from home.
Which beauty products do you have in your bag? On a Monday morning, it’s typical for me to just grab whatever I can get my hands on. Whether I’m cursing myself by midday or cheering that I remembered everything I need depends on what I grab. These are the makeup products every girl needs in her bag. Continue reading “5 Makeup Products That Should Never Leave Your Bag”
“No pain, no gain” is a popular saying that has been thrown around as one the fashion world’s encompassing, yet unspoken, golden rules. And this fashion month has proven no different. However, with the welcoming of the spring season and “new year”, it seems as though many Fashion Week street style attendees are challenging that rule head on. Keep reading to get a refresher on London Fashion Week, gain advice on how to get noticed by photographers and a quick guide on how to achieve LFW street style looks for less!
The weather in Chicago has been quite dreary as of late, but that doesn’t mean that your style has to be! Although rainy weather tends to provide an excuse for throwing on your comfiest outfit and putting an athleisure twist on it, rainy days can also serve as a great excuse to try out more eccentric styles that one might normally shy away from. A formula of sorts comes to our minds when we think of perfecting our indoor and outdoor style on these rainy days.