Dressing for dressing Thanksgiving is a holiday that's a little strange to dress for. It's got a lot of boxes to check. First and foremost, you gotta have room to eat! No bodycon dresses on this day, no way! Second, most of us are traveling, and Downey Wrinkle Releaser can only do so much. Third, hopefully you'll be spending some time with family, which means your look has got to be mom-approved. To help make your Thanksgiving plans a little easier, here are a few outfit ideas. Each of these ... View the Post
Who else can't believe we're already halfway through November!? AAH! Fall has really flown by, and it's hard to believe it's almost on its way out. Fall is my absolute favorite season. Call me biased, but I also have a real sweet spot for fall style. Chicago has had its ups and downs in temperatures this fall. Somedays, I could've sworn we were already in winter (please no!) Other days, it's been absolutely idyllic. Either way, the key to survival this time of year is LAYERING. This ... View the Post
So about last night... I have to be honest. I originally wrote this post expecting a very different outcome. Last night was rough to say the least. I am very saddened by HRC's loss, and I am truly not sure what to say at this point. Not to mention, I certainly wasn't sure what to do about this post. Then, Refinery 29 published an article this afternoon that offered a new perspective. The article offers a fresh look at how Hillary is maintaining grace and style in this very surprising ... View the Post
The day is here! Welcome to To The 9s! I’m finally taking the leap to begin a blog! This is something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time, and I'm excited to take the plunge and commit bringing To The 9s to life. It has been a lot of (fun) work, and I'm so happy you're here reading. Life is too short to not have fun with your style. To The 9s will be my outlet to learn and explore the inner workings of the fashion industry. To quote Blair Waldorf (fashion icon?) "Fashion is the most ... View the Post
I can’t believe I’m finally finally taking the leap to begin a blog! This has been something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time, and recently I decided to take the plunge and commit bringing To The 9s to life.
Never has being a "ugly girl" looked so good. Award winning illustrator and designer Tuesday Bassen has a cheeky sense of style that creeps into every corner of her work. On her website, your cursor transforms into a raised middle finger, and she’s instafamous for her #UglyGirlGang and #MixedEmotionsClub. ... View the Post
This fall, you might’ve given into temptation and added the season’s latest trend in texture to your closet. I know I have! Velvet has been seen everywhere since FW 2016 began making its debut. Most can see how this trend is in the same vein as other retro comebacks that have been popular, however, velvet’s lux roots run much deeper. It is more likely that our sudden velvet crush is a reaction to current events. Let’s take a look at how this centuries old fabric is having a renaissance of its ... View the Post
This fall, you might’ve given into temptation (like me) and added the season’s trend texture to your closet. Velvet has been seen on the shelves of many a retail store and even the most couture runways since FW 2016 began making its debut. Although most claim this trend is a call back to the fashion of the 90s, velvet’s lux roots run much deeper. Our sudden gravitation to the fabric, however, might be a reaction to current evens. Let’s take a look at how this renaissance fabric is having a renaissance of its own: