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Chicago Area Sale Alert: The Garment Room Summer Clearance

The Garment Room in Chicago is a vintage lover's dream-come-true. Founded in 2003 by our friend Tiffany Nicole, the company takes a modern approach to vintage fashion by carefully selecting and mending timeless pieces of clothing and giving them a fresh, new life. Featured labels include Dior, Halston, Diane Von Furstenberg, Pucci, Chanel and more.

If you're in Chicago this weekend, be sure to check out their sale with reduced prices up to 50% off. Plus, load up on goodies on the newly stocked clearance rack. Take your pick of summer dresses, tops, sunglasses and more. All pieces are only $25! the image for more details, or visit

Great Women of Style: Remembering Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson, the first lady who championed beautification, passed away at 94. Born Claudia Alta Taylor in Texas on Dec. 22, 1912, Lady Bird received her nickname as a child from a nurse who thought she was as "purty as a lady bird.”

Lady Bird was a pioneer in defining the modern role of the first lady. Though she wasn't known for wearing designer clothing as did her predecessor (Jacqueline Kennedy), Lady Bird nonetheless epitomized style and grace. We think her commitment to conservation, her husband and her country make her an inspiration and role model for us all.