When I started The Chicago Life Blog or “TCLB” in 2012 with one of my best friends, Sam Voss, we had no idea what lay ahead.  We were in our first year of law school and looking for a creative outlet to share our love of fashion, design, interiors, etc.  These days a lot has changed!  Sam and I remain the best of friends, though she now lives in LA (you can keep up with her here) and the blog has taken on a life of its own.  I maintain TCLB partially as a personal blog sharing things like my wedding, home, and most recently our baby news, but I also love interviewing the people who inspire me [some favorites include: Rachel Zoe, Simon Doonan, Karlie Kloss, and Jason Wu] and looking into the stylish lives of other Chicagoans [still drooling over the homes of Jay Michael, Lindsay Segal, Nicole Banks, and Eva Daiberl].

Over the past few years I’ve also been fortunate enough to partner and collaborate with major fashion and lifestyle brands such as Topshop, Lexus, Target, Bloomingdale’s and more.   Interested in working with TCLB?  Or just want to say hi?  You can always reach me at thechicagolifeblog@gmail.com.  Thanks for visiting!



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  1. Thanks so much for the like! Love your blog and will definitely be back again. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. katie cawley says:

    so awesome! we love you amelia!!

  3. Hey girls, thanks for visting my blog yesterday! How interesting that two young and beautiful girls in the city have any interest in a creative lifestyle of an aging artist in the country!! But thanks for visiting http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com and stop in again when you can!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna

  4. love love love your blog! thanks for checking out my page


  5. theidlegirl says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog! All the best for the two of you! Really love the way you guys did the layout.:)

  6. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I look forward to reading everything you two ladies have to say.

  7. Ladies…well done!!! spot on!!! have always wanted to go to chicago….one day soon!!! good luck with law school….brains and style!!!!!!

  8. Hey there…I just hopped over to your blog after I saw you “liked” my post today. Nice to see another Midwestern law student style blogger out there besides me! Good luck with next school year and with the blog.

    Sarah’s Real Life

  9. stella says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have a lovely blog, and I’ve decided to follow you!
    xoxo Stella

  10. jewel says:

    Hey ladies!! Thanks for following me on Twitter!! I love your blog. I wish I would have seen it sooner. I was in Chicago last month for a friends wedding. Next time, I’m asking for fun things to do in Chicago area..

  11. Hi! Thanks for your likes on my blog. I really like what you’re posting here, and will now be following. Best wishes to both of you…

  12. amphinay says:

    thank you for the like…love your style…will be following (hoping to have that chic-ness rub on me :))

  13. 13coco says:

    Hello! Your blog is well done and very chic. I have never been to Chicago, but would like to visit one day (I have heard there is a fantastic, budding art/fashion scene there). Thank you for following my blog and for also looking at style/fashion through a college student’s eyes. Good luck in Law School and I hope to hear from you between our blogs.

  14. Thanks for the “like” on my blog! Loving your fashion shoots & home decorating ideas. I will definitely be back!

  15. flowermom3 says:

    Thanks for the “like” on my blog. I love everything you have going on here. I will be back!

  16. Jill says:

    Thanks for the “like”, this is a fun blog, I’ve been looking around. I love your layout and think the Chicago girls will be a big hit in the Blog World. But, really, how do you go to school and do all this???

  17. JoJoisPurple says:

    Hey, Ladies
    Thanks for showing me some love on my blog. You are a definite follow!! Following…..now….lol

  18. Thanks for the likes! Your blog is fab–what a great outlet from the books! I graduated from law school last year, so I feel your pain!:)

  19. marie says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I appreciate the support.

  20. Thanks for checking out my blog. You girls have a great sense of style, as a Midwestern girl myself, it’s great to see others showing that fashion and style isn’t just for those on the coasts!


  21. Hi Ladies- Thanks for liking my blog. Love your style and will definitely be checking in regularly. I’m also a big fan of Chicago- great town! -Cheers, Deborah

  22. jigglybitch says:

    Yo Chickies! Love the blog – I recd your “like” when I was road tripping from St. Lou to Chi – town! I of course took it as a sign that I was going to love you girls & I was right! Sat night was my fav – bellied up to The Gage bar – had the halibut and the carmalized lobster and plenty of good Chicago cheer served up all fancy and entertaining by one awesome Kevin! I’ll be reading!

  23. Jeni Johnson says:

    I miss living in Lake Bluff! :)

  24. Glor says:

    hey, loves! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! See details at http://dreamlovebelieve.com/2012/07/24/one-lovely-blog-award/! Congratulations!

  25. Cougar says:

    Love your blog and love Chicago. Also, Amelia & Sam are gorgeous. Care to double date? Haha, thanks for stopping by!

  26. Hi ladies!

    Thanks for checking out my blog. Excited to follow your blog and read more, too!


  27. RobynG says:

    Thanks so much for the “like”! Your blog is so creative and fun! I’ll be back to visit!

  28. homebadger says:

    Thanks for the like! I like yours too! Please stop back again! Or better yet, suggest a topic for me to blog about!

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  30. thanks for visiting my blog! yours is pretty awesome too :)

  31. I too have nominated you for an award. You can choose from the “One Lovely Blog” Award, the “Reader’s Appreciation Award” or “The Sunshine Award”. They’re all on my page with their rules for your choosing. I love reading your blog! It’s my one-stop shop for everything fashion and food! Keep up the good work! :)

  32. Hi -

    I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I just wanted you to know that you are one of my favorites!! I really appreciate all of your support. Thanks so much!!!

  33. Hi darling.
    I think your blog is pretty sweet! So I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. Check it out! http://corksandleather.com/2012/08/01/one-lovely-blog-award/

  34. madeinusafan says:

    Hi, thanks for liking my latest post, your blog is wonderful!!:)

  35. Inestyle says:

    Juicy blog, ladies. Thanks for stopping by, BTW.

  36. adeyah11 says:

    Thank you for visting my blog and liking my outfits! Now could you follow it?

  37. Thank you for visiting my blog, I’m glad you liked my new room. I’m loving your blog and will definitely follow it.

  38. A. McGrew says:

    First off, GREAT blog! 2ndly, I’m afraid I’m like the millionth person to nominate your blog for the ‘ Lovely Blog Award’ But, obviously you two have generated a MAJOR following so keep up the inspiration and Great work! http://majordilemma.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/one-lovely-blog-award/

  39. hannahjane6 says:

    Hey! I just wanted to stop in and let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award! You can check out the original post here (http://buttonsandbeadsandbaublesplease.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/the-inspiring-blog-award/) and for what you should do, if you choose to participate!

    I’m sure you’ve gotten it before. Oh well. Here’s another.

  40. Amber Genise says:

    Loving the blog! Also I love Chicago so nice all around:)


  41. Amy says:

    Hey! Thanks for following me on Twitter, so glad I found your blog. I kind of laughed out loud when I saw the “supressed law student” caption on your Twitter account, I work at a law school so I definitely hear that a lot. You both are fabulous! Can’t wait to start reading your blog :)


  42. I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! I really like your blog, your posts and your ideas :)


  43. Hello,
    I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” Award! Check out the details on my post: http://myfavesjournal.com/2012/12/05/the-one-lovely-blog-award/

  44. Veggie Kate says:

    What a fun blog! That’s for checking out the healthy, healing, beautifying tabbouleh salad :) I hope you’ll try it out and let me know what you think!

  45. Holly B says:

    Loving going through your blog, girls! So much going on I can’t get enough;) You’re an inspiration to a new blogger like me! Thanks so much for the like!

  46. Thank you so much for the like! Especially because it brought me to yours, which I already love! Chicago is one of my favorite cities, and you guys blog about things that I definitely like, so I’m looking forward to reading it (:

    xx, D


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  50. Thanks for visiting The He Said She Said Experience and liking our post about the SAG Awards!

  51. Thanks for visiting peaches+gingham and liking my Chunky Cable Cowl and DIY Rustic Star from Pallet Wood. So kind of you to stop by!

    I think it’s great that you’re doing this blog as a way to express your creativity while you go through law school. LOVE the fringe jacket post – so cute!

    Have a great day!


  52. Thanks for the like- much appreciated in V early stages of my blog http//:thelaststraggler.wordpress.com. Love what u guys r doing- v inspirational. Sending London Love!

  53. Oh am also a law grad- what is it about law and fashion- hmmm??

  54. Glad you liked my how to on drawing a cute penguin!

  55. Thanks for the like! I love a another cool chicago blog!!!

  56. Liz says:

    you ladies are awesome:-) Appreciate you stopping by foodforfun for the deLizious wrap ups. Having much fun wandering through your site. Wishing you all the best with school etc.

  57. Hi ladies, thank you for following our blog, we hope you`ll enjoy it! xoxo Besa&Vlora

  58. Sophie says:

    Thanks for following my blog…. im new to the blogging world and your checking out my page warms my heart. Hope to get inspiration form you.

  59. I have just discovered your blog! I am in love! I also live in Chicago, which only makes this that much more awesome!

  60. anonanon says:

    Cute blog, but you spelled Milwaukee wrong.

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  64. Great blog… we love Chicago! Good luck with Law School :)

  65. Elis says:

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  68. Alex says:

    Love what you guys are doing- very inspirational. Great blog!

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  72. Keri says:

    Just came across your blog and I love it! So fun to find another great blogger in the city. much love

  73. mg60611 says:

    Love your blog! Any chance you can tell me who made your dress in the photo above (on the “About” page)? Happy weekend!

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