Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Guest Post: Gemma & Jet

It's the day before Thanksgiving and we could not be happier to have Jeannine of Gemma & Jet sharing a little Thanksgiving Day outfit inspiration.

There's only one rule when dressing for Thanksgiving...
Comfort. I repeat, comfort. Let’s be honest.  You’re going to overeat.  Might as well look chic while doing it.  Our Thanksgiving look will clearly win you best dressed for dinner, and it’ll be our little secret that your pants have more stretch in them than your favorite Spanx.  

Check out the details and follow us on Polyvore here.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Guest Post: The Kissing Booth

Happy Monday! We're so excited to have Chicago blogger Sarah of The Kissing Booth guest blogging today! Take it away Sarah!

There are many things I love about the Midwest, for example the changing seasons that we get to see every year.  With that being said, I personally hate how cold it can get, although I know I couldn’t live someplace that didn’t have the amazing seasons that we experience here.

Fall brings the changing of colors, the falling temperatures and a crisp feeling in the air.  The cool bite in the air has an endearing feeling that will always remind me of the upcoming holidays and fun times to follow. 

Year after year I will complain about the first real cold day, but I secretly love you I love that that seasons will always change- just when you think you are getting tired of one season another season is here to join us. 

Jacket: JCrew [similar Zara Checked Blazer] // Top: Target // Jeans: Old Navy // Shoes: Tom's // Bag: Philip Lim for Target [the mini gray bag is available online!]

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Save the date!

We're thrilled to share an upcoming event from Chicago Midwest Blogger Jill from Hot Pink Style. Stop by to enjoy fabulous food and fashion with one of our favorite ladies on December 5th! Drop an email to to reserve your spot! 

Have an event you want to share with us? Email us at! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Accessory Mercado Giveaway!

We always love fabulous Midwest businesses, so we're excited to share Accessory Mercado with our blogger friends! Accessory Mercado was started by founders Angie and Sarah, with the goal of making trendy jewelry affordable for bloggers and women who love to trade up there looks every season {what's not to love about that?}.   What's great about Accessory Mercado is that you can buy their pieces during their Facebook flash sales on Sunday's and Wednesdays {and now their new website!}, and they are super affordable . Besides loving their jewelry, we're amazed by their story and success so far {just look at their Instagram and Facebook page}. Talk about some inspiring female entrepreneurs! 

The ladies of Accessory Mercado were kind enough to pass on this pretty black and gold number that you can win! Enter below and check out their other gorgeous pieces on their website and social channels.  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New: Midwest Blogger Resources Pinterest Board

We're so excited to have launched a new Midwest Blogger Resources board on our pinterest site! If you're not following us already- be sure you follow us hereAlso,if you're interested in being a pinner on our "state boards" leave us a comment blow!

This board will be your ultimate guide for blogging tips, tutorials & resources that every Midwest Blogger could find handy!

Also, be sure to leave a link below if you have any great blogging or social media tutorials or tips on your blogs, we love to promote our network!

Guest Post: Curlybrydie Chirps

We're thrilled to have Indiana blogger, Mary of Curlybyrdie Chirps, guest blogging today! This girl knows how to work it on a budget.

Happy Wednesday fashionistas! My name is Mary and I am 40-something mother of two that has always been in love with fashion. Some women obsess about shoes but I’ve always had a passion for dresses.  Because I’m a single mother, it is extremely important that being fashionable doesn't break the bank. I love to share my finds so that other women can see that fashion can be fun and affordable. I feel lucky to live in the Midwest where we have our own sense of fashion, and I feel the deals are more plentiful.

Sweater  - H&M $10
Pont Pants - Kohl's -$8
Boots-Kohl's Rock & Republic -$25
Watch - Charlotte Russe $5
Necklace -H&M -$3
Details on look 2
Dress- Kohl's Derek Lam -$7
Boots - DSW -$35

Monday, November 11, 2013

Minneapolis Blogger Meet-Up!

We're thrilled to have the lovely Linsday of Pink & Navy Stripes sharing her photos from the Minneapolis bloggers brunch this past weekend. Special thanks to Linsday for organizing such a fun event! We hope you all had a great time meeting other area bloggers :)

As promised, here are some pictures from our Midwest Blogger's Brunch.  We had a great time and a wonderful turn out.  It was so fun to get to hear a little bit about each of these girls.  It was a little loud in the French Meadows Bakery, so I'm sad to say I didn't get to know everyone at the table. Next time we'll have to swap seats mid way through!

Don't forget to check out some of their blogs. They're listed below!

Monday, November 4, 2013

What's in Your Bag // via K on the Bay

We love "What's in your Bag" posts & this peek inside Michigan blogger, Kristin from K on the Bay's glam Phillip Lim for Target bag! How perfect is that monogrammed phone cover & heart shapped mirror?!

  Be sure to link up below with link to what's in your bag post below & we'll be sharing our favorites on the Midwest Style Bloggers facebook page!

 Bag: Phillip Lim X Target / iPhone & Monogrammed Cover / Keychain & Mirror: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Fillmore store in SF- my favorite place for small gifts and trinkets) / Passport Holder (used as an on-the-go wallet): Kate Spade “Wellesley” / Essie “Hip Anema” (my favorite red!) / Sunglasses: Karen Walker “Number One” / Lipstick: Maybelline Vivids “Neon Red” / Hand Lotion: Mark / and of course colorful hair ties, nail file and POPSUGAR pen for my to-do lists 

We can't wait to see all of the fabulous contents of our midwest bloggers' bags-Link up with us below!