Category Archives: FOODIE

Read about Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier’s experiences becoming a foodie!

What I Wore to Oyster Fest Chi

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What I Wore to #OysterFestChi. Another successful Chi Festival in the books! Last night I went to Shaw’s Oyster Fest. Continue reading

What I Wore to Chicago Food + Wine

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Chicago Food + Wine Festival with @zappos was a success! Continue reading

What I wore to M Burger’s 5 Year

What I wore to M Burger’s 5 Year.

One of my favorite aspects about being a life and style blogger is the amazing opportunities to test out FOOD. Fashion is great, of course – I mean she *is* my first love… but food can take you places 😉

Today, I took the red line down to Magnificent Mile and found M Burger in WaterTower Plaza with a few Chicago bloggers to enjoy the restaurant’s birthday preview. Tomorrow 3/18, MBurger is handing out FREE burgers with any purchase. So that means… get a milkshake, add a burger on the side. Get some fries… add a burger on the side! Here’s my burger-pic via


And, here is what I wore…

coat / Vintage by Kristy(null)
blouse / romwe
jeans / thrifted
pumps / j.crew
white blazer / H&M

Photo by Sydney Harbosky

I’m grooving on blazers this season… can you tell? First it was the Houndstooth (which I will be doing a feature on, shortly!) now it’s the white. I love a good accent piece this time of year. It truly brings the ‘transition from winter to fall’ full circle… you know? That’s my best advice when it comes to dressing for this crazy, back and forth, hot one day, cold the next – weather.

Here are a few of my white blazer picks from

<< The BoyFriend Blazer, style this with boyfriend jeans and you almost have an entire man on top of you… if you know what I mean 😉

 << How could you not like a white blazer with a bow? This is great to style with straight leg pants.

 << You can hate me all you want, but I LOVE shoulder pads. I don’t know if this is because I’m small? And it makes me feel more structured and confident in my look? Either way, I’d also style this with straight leg pants… or a pencil skirt!

Don’t like either three of these options? Make sure to click HERE for FREE shipping on all Amazon White-Blazer shopping orders of $35 dollars or more.

xo, Duffy

Chicago Eats — ChiChopShop

I think I just realized why all we fashion people wear sunglasses, no matter if its sunny or not. Sometimes, in the morning – all I have time for is some base concealer and Rutz Skincare’s #EyeConquered uplifting eye cream (that was a total #shameless plug, by the way 😉 )… no but I really do, do that. I actually do use Rutz everyday. I’ve learned my eyes need that extra something, something in the mornings. I literally looked in the mirror today, and thought to myself ‘wow, you’re getting old.’

So, walking to my office this morning, brisk cold running up against my face (it’s officially Winter in Chicago*) – I wore my sunglasses. We wear sunglasses because of our E Y E S, it’s like they tell a story of the night before or something…

Which! I had an awesome evening last night, thank you for asking. I spent time with @BoldFaceChicago at one of their recommended spots: The Chop Shop. I had a pumpkin martini, yes – that’s right it was pumpkin. And it was real. I’m holding onto the ‘crisp fall days’ for as long as I can (I hate these fall into winter days where it’s not really fall anymore, just like coldness waiting for Jack Frost’s doom). And this martini was epic, it came with a toasted marshmallow on top! Like, actually… toasted, over a fire (probably a culinary blow-torch, but same thing!).


Bucktown (although, I’ve also heard that some people think of Chop Shop’s location as ‘Wicker Park’, too) is lucky enough to host the restaurant and Butcher Shop #ChopShop has. I have to admit, I thought I walked into the wrong location at first, but keep going… walk further inside, you’ll be glad you did.


You enter to see a top-of-the-line Butchery, and then – only after you pass the hostess and those cold glass cases – do you realize, you’ve entered into bar-ed bliss. You can order lunch, dinner and cocktails back there! It’s worth the trip up the Blue Line… don’t forget the Damen stop is closed… get off at Western and walk the few blocks back.

Last Night’s Menu:

Pumpkin Head Cocktails
Apple Cocktail (with a way cooler name than I remember*)
Sausage & Peppers

xo, AD

-The Chop Shop’s Menu, here.
-For details on #whatiwore this evening, click here.