We are thrilled to share the details of this Saturday’s  Simply Stylist Fashion and Beauty conference in Chicago.

The event will be hosted by E! News’ Catt Sadler and will be host to a handful of successful entrepreneurs in the fashion and beauty business, including our very own Keaton Row co-founder, Elenor Mak!

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Elenor will lead a breakout speaking session  on how to launch your own Fashion Business! Alongside her will be,  Jill Badlotto of the Chicago Blogger Network, Corri McFadden of eDrop-Off, Marcellas Reylonds a celebrity stylist, Tia Dantzler, a celebrity makeup artist, and Heidy Best of BeClothesMinded.

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Attendees will also have a chance to meet a few of our top Keaton Row Stylists: Alison Guglielmo, Beth Hovey , Angela Denae and Lili Morton.

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All Stylists that attend the event can compete in a Lookbook challenge for the chance to win a Keaton Row Goody Bag, including $100 Keaton Row Shopping spree or enter for the grand prize raffle drawing for a $200 KR shopping spree!

If you are planning on attending this conference, you can buy your tickets at Simply Stylist

For more details on these speakers and the event itself, read about them here. 

On today’s Stylist Chat, we feature Keaton Row Stylist Clare Dempsey and get a sneak peak at her style and getaway guide for the Midwest!

KR: Favorite weekend getaway?

CD: Looking for a Great Lakes getaway?  Check out South Haven Michigan!  It’s just a two hour drive from Chicago and three hours from Detroit.  South Haven is a great beach town with plenty of Midwest charm.

KR: Where do you love to Shop?

CD: For a day of shopping, head up to Saugatuck, Michigan.  Saugatuck is known as the “Art Coast of Michigan” and is filled with wonderful galleries and shops!  And just south of Saugatuck along the Blue Star highway, there are antique shops.  USA Today readers have voted Saugatuck the best weekend getaway location in the US.

While there be sure to visit the Farmers market in South Haven on Wednesday or Saturday.  There are so many fruits and vegetables grown in this region of Michigan and we love the fresh produce and home made baked goods at the farmers market!  Blueberry fans might want to stop at De Grandchamp’s Farm, to pick up some fresh blueberries, home made jellies, jams, and sauces, or just pick your own.

KR: Where do you go to Eat?

CD: Dining here is always a pleasure, since produce is often provided from local growers and picked at it’s best!  In South Haven we like Clementines for casual dining and great food, and if we are in the mood for jazz during dinner, we head up to The What Not Inn, in Fennville. If you are an ice cream lover, we can recommend Sherman’s in South Haven.

KR: Favorite place to Stay?

CD: This area of Michigan is the Bed & Breakfast lover’s dream.  Check out cozy places like the Castle in the Country B&B, filled with romance. Or look into Martha’s Vineyard B&B for an elegant stay.


WHAT TO WEAR

 

FOR THE BEACH

So, what am I wearing from Keaton Row to my Great Lakes get away?  I’ll need a swimsuit and cover up!  I love this classic glamorous Badgley Mischka bathing suit  with an airy white cover up by LIV that has the feeling of the classic cotton linen’s of yesterday!  This beach hat is just what I wanted and I love the cutout with the floppy brim to keep the sun off and keep me cool.  Shades are a must and these ombre lenses will flatter the face at a great price!  And finally, I never visit the beach with out the tote for holding the sunscreen, lip gloss, book, and more!

FOR GALLERY SHOPPING

For the gallery shopping day, I like to wear something elegant and classic as well.  So many bright colors in the shops have me thinking of wearing black and white!  I am a huge fan of the cold shoulder trend this season and love this Bailey 44 black top.  I’m pairing it with white skinny jeans because I know how versatile these jeans are!  I like flats for a day of shopping and some stunning jewelry in classic silver.



FOR DINER & DANCING

After the beach and shopping, we’ll head out for dinner and hopefully dancing!  Or maybe we’ll take trip to some of the many area wineries! I love a maxi dress, with a graphic print at the top of the post.  Add to that the Free People Crochet top, a laser cut clutch, thong sandals and a string of pearls and I’m feeling stylish for the anywhere in the Bay Region of Michigan.

 

You can find all of my Great Lakes Getaway looks here.

Request a Lookbook from Clare Dempsey today!