Style. If there is anything I am obsessed with, it is style. One of my things that gets me out of bed in the morning (besides my fave Trader Joe’s Vanilla Coffee) is figuring out what to wear. Honestly. I try on about 3-4 outfits every morning and usually end up wearing whatever I was mid-try-on when it is time to go (which is why I might be wearing a full length gown to preschool drop-off, FYI).

And my friends? Most are equally obsessed with style and it shows. We text back and forth endlessly about shoes, bags, trends, celebs, you name it.

One friend that has a particularly amazing sense of style is Souk. In fact, she is a stylist…go figure! She owns and operates styled. by souk, the high end styling service that caters to city gals AND guys who want to up the ante in the style world. EVERY time I see her she pulls something unexpected yet chic together.

Photo: styled. by souk

In fact, she styled me for a Rent the Runway photo shoot, and it was like a party in the most glamorous closet in existence with a BFF since I had carte blanche of the inventory and we both love to laugh. PS- Souk not only styled me but was the photographer as well. Jill of all trades, for sure!

Souk has an amazing background- she was part of the NYC fashion scene as well as working with a local Chicago designer. She has been featured on WCIU, WGN TV, FOX 32, and CS MODERN LUXURY, and has produced and directed numerous fashion shows. To see her in action is like a little buzzy, busy bee who just kicks so much ass!

I am honored to serve on the Host Committee for her 2nd annual fashion show, THE STYLE SESSION. This is Chicago’s hottest Fall Fashion Event. Missed NYFW? You are in luck- this is much more intimate and informative. Souk will even be providing style tips during the show- sharing the secrets of how she works it. Local community influencers will be strutting their stuff down the runway, DJ Lani Love (voted Best DJ by Chicago Magazine 2 years in a row) will be spinning beats, and Jodi Glickman of Great on the Job will emcee the show. Of course there will be scrumptious snacks and superior sips to enjoy as you socialize at Chez Event Space on Thursday October 13th.

If this wasn’t enough to save your seat, a portion of the proceeds benefit Step Up– an organization that inspires professional women to inspire teen girls through after-school and mentorship programs. 98% of all Step Up seniors graduated high school in 2015 – compared to a national average of 73%. This amazing program’s celeb support team reads like an A-list party invite: from Kaley Cuoco to Anne Hathaway, Christina Hendricks to Eva Longoria, so many movers and shakers know how incredible this charity is.

Want to join me? Tickets are $100 in advance, $125 at the door. This is a MUST see event, and the perfect night out in the city for fellow fashion lovers! Grab your tickets here, and I will see you at the show!