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Add This Chicago Event To Your Calendar This Spring

Add This Chicago Event To Your Calendar This Spring
Add This Chicago Event To Your Calendar This Spring

Girl, I know you’ve already bought some spring dresses and you’re probably already looking for a great Chicago event to show them off! Well, I want to make sure you know about one Chicago event in particular — the Leading Ladies Luncheon on April 29th at Chez Chicago Event Space. Style Plus Curves and an amazing group of Chicago bloggers have joined forces with Julie Hightower from A Better Day With Julie to raise money for a Mother’s Day Makeover Event in May. Come see us at this Pre-Derby Day Tea & Luncheon on April 29 and help us raise funds for a great cause! Buy your tickets here >>

Chicago bloggers in spring dresses and derby hats for Mother's Day Fundraiser, Chicago Event
Photo credit: Rachel Bires

Mother’s Day Makeover Event Honors 150 Mothers in Chicago

A Better Day with Julie, the Daisie Foundation, Dress for Success, and other nonprofit organizations are joining forces to honor 150 mothers in Chicago with the makeover of their dreams. It’s a powerful collaboration to support these inspiring women, and it’s all happening on Monday, May 8, 2017 leading up to Mother’s Day at Chez Chicago.

Chicago bloggers in spring dresses and derby hats for Mother's Day Fundraiser, Chicago Event
Photo credit: Rachel Bires

Pre-Derby Hat & Tea Luncheon and Fashion Show Fundraiser on April 29

The Mother’s Day Initiative kicks off on April 29 with the Pre-Derby Hat & Tea Luncheon which will be held from 12:00-2:30pm at Chez Chicago. Tickets are only $50, and they are limited, so buy them now! The Luncheon will be hosted by Michelle Relerford, Weekend Anchor for NBC 5 Chicago News and will include keynote speakers: Stacey Flowers, TEDx Talks Speaker and founder of The Happy Conference; Katy Lynch, CEO of Techweek; Jeannine Turner, MD, Cardiologist at Cardiac Wellness Consultants, SC and National Speaker for Go Red for Women; and Bela Gandhi, Founder and President of Smart Dating Academy, also seen on Steve Harvey Show, NBC Today Show, and Good Morning America. It will also include a spring fashion show hosted by Lourdes Duarte, WGN Anchor. And OMG you guys….I’ll be walking in the fashion show!

I am so happy to be participating in this amazing upcoming Chicago event with my fellow bloggers and influencers. Meet the girls…

Julie Hightower (@abetterdaywithjulie; Twitter: @abetterdayjulie); Michelle Laarabi (@michelleswoons); Cheryl Leahy (@cjalldressedup; FB: @cheryljleahy) Photo credit: Rachel Bires

Julie Hightower – This lady is a powerhouse! Not only does she host her own beauty and fashion web program, A Better Day With Julie, she is involved with so many philanthropic and charitable events and causes in the city. Julie is spearheading the Mother’s Day Initiative along with the Daisie Foundation. She is truly inspiring and I’m so honored to know her! Check out her website at

Michelle Laarabi – The flawless face behind the beauty blog Michelle Swoons, Michelle is one of the sweetest, funniest people I’ve met in Chicago! As a beauty guru, she’s always got the lead on the best products and always looks fierce! Visit her at

Cheryl Leahy – I just met Cheryl from All Dressed Up With Nothing To Drink at our photoshoot for this event, and she immediately impressed me with her gorgeous smile and quick laugh. She was so much fun to be around, and she’s a natural in front of the camera! Check out her style tips and fashion advice at

That’s me! Amber McCulloch (@stylepluscurves); Lisa Gunderson (@lisamarie2215; @lmgchicago); Dasha Guyton (@windycitywardrobe; Twitter: @dashaguyton) Photo credit: Rachel Bires

Lisa Gunderson – Lisa is a PR maven and owns her own business called LMG Chicago. She has her hands in so many fashion related events in the Midwest, that I’m sure you’ve encountered her work before. She is always smiling and is so positive. She’s such a joy to be around! And she always looks fierce! Visit her site at

Dasha Guyton – If you don’t know Dasha from Windy City Wardrobe, you are missing out on one of the most hilarious, fabulous people around! She’s got mad style skills and totally impresses me with her ability to travel on a dime! You may remember her from a previous post about our day as mermaids!!! lol Check out her blog at

Cheryl Leahy (@cjalldressedup; FB: @cheryljleahy); Latavia “Tavi” Johnson (@chiataglance); Yana Frigelis (@nomadluxuries)  Photo credit: Rachel Bires

Tavi Johnson – Tavi is everywhere and she’s one of my favorite Chicagoans-about-town! She makes an appearance at nearly every major Chicago-related event and shares her adventures on her blog Chicago At A Glance. You can find her at

Yana Frigelis – Yana is another woman that I’ve just met, and she impressed me with her impeccable style! She is a lifestyle, decor and travel blogger at NoMad Luxuries. Her blog is beautiful and a great source of inspiration for decorating your home! Check her out at

I’m so honored to be part of this event with so many strong women that I admire. If you want to attend this Chicago event and support this great cause, then buy your ticket now! I’ll see you on April 29!

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