I love a good weather report and find it essential for planning my spring attire in Chicago. Don’t you just hate it when you are the buffoon walking around in shorts when it is 40 degrees outside? At first glance, this week’s forecast might look a tad depressing. Instead of cozying up at home waiting on a sunny day- a great rainy day activity is to work on some personal branding, a primarily indoor endeavor. As luck would have it- the personal brand gods are smiling down on us because there are tons of ways to do that this week in Chicago!
If you want to fashion your personal style, 312 Fashion has a series of shows and events. Lara Miller, one of my favorite Chicago designers, is headlining Friday’s affair. Her designs are eco-lux and most can be worn in a variety of ways. One of her pieces has so many options that it is like getting 3 outfits for the price of one! If fashion events aren’t your bag, Shopbop is another incredible style resource. They have great look books for inspiration and just kicked off an online sale that has me on a shopping high. Did I mention that they have free three day shipping and returns? Where else can you receive your items within three days? Shop today, wear this weekend- magnificent! Sale prices are up to 70% off – a can’t miss.
The fashionable man is not to be ignored. Am I the only one that thinks a gents a watch is a considered a measurement of success? It is like a little sports car for the wrist. Nothing says success like Tourneau watches and Hautelook is having a sale this week on certified pre-owned watches. If your look is a little more on the sporty side, check out the TechnoMarine sale at Rue la la. Vroom Vroom bling it on!
Once you are sufficiently styled it is time to strut your stuff at these amazing Chicago events. Tuesday is a night of professional networking. There is the Greater Chicago Networking Extravaganza at The Metropolitan Club. The name alone says fabulous! If your personal brand is more low key Young Professionals Chicago is hosting an event at Goose Island. Shecky’s girls night out are on the 8th and 9th- here you can get pampered and mingle with other Chicago professional women. Oh and did I mention there are cocktails- seriously who would want to miss this? For those with the finely tuned brand ready to hit the airwaves, get half off tickets to NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!: Live Tapings from Chicago Public Radio on Thursday. Now that is some newsworthy networking!
After a busy week, you deserve a reward! Personal maintenance and grooming are an essential aspect of your personal brand. A coiffed style is a statement of who you are during every first introduction. Did you know that next week is Spa Week in Chicago? A number of local spas are offering great discounts on services and are accepting appointments now. If like me you can’t wait until then, Lincoln Park Massage Spa, offers immediate discounts on a variety of services to relax and perfect.
With rainy day activities like these you may bloom more than just flowers!