Girlfriends and Fashion Event

Girlfriends and Fashion Event Hosted by Chico’s

Chico’s recently hosted a Girlfriends and Fashion Event along with a best girl friend contest. Lori and I headed out for the Chico’s in Oak Brook to check out the new/current spring trends!

As you know by now, we happen to wear a lot of Chico’s for work and play. Additionally, Chico’s has become a supporter of The Fierce 50 Champaign and Movement. In the beginning of March, they sent all of The Fierce 50 women a lovely girlfriend bracelet as a gesture of their support of our over 50 movement. Chico’s target market is women over 50; and we were thrilled to receive the “girlfriend bracelet”.

The day of the Girlfriends and Fashion Event Lori and I met the wonderful staff; Lauren Uher (manager), Jeanie Monaco and Janet Kostelaz.  All three of them were so accommodating…taking our pictures, moving the showroom around, pulling sizes and just plain laughing and having fun with us!


FTF can always find items at Chico’s that we love, are on trend, age-appropriate and figure flattering!

Lori and I both purchased these jeans!  So cute on and we purchased the tee:  “Chic Happens”!  One is in the mail for fellow FTF Cindy!  

This jean jacket was also a big hit with both of us!  SOLD!  The fringe detailing along the bottom adds interest!

Chico’s has amazing accessories and jewelry!  Their pieces are so unique, great quality and add some wow factor to an outfit.  I was so drawn to this amazing scarf and as you guessed, had to have it!


Look at these great jewelry pieces we also purchased:


Future Events:

Chico’s of Oak Brook Center and Fashion Trends and Friends are going to host a shopping event featuring Chico’s summer styles! Stay tuned for the details!  Would you like to join us?  Leave us a comment so we’re sure to invite you!

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Note: All opinions are completely my own.  I was not asked by anyone to do a Chico’s review, and did not receive any compensation for it.






  1. Wendy says:

    Hi Ladies! Love your blog & all the advice that you give. I’m interested in this event. Please let me know when & where it will be. Thanks

    • cindy says:

      Hi Wendy,

      Thanks for your kind words! We’re so glad that our advice is helpful! Stayed tuned for the details of our next girlfriend shopping adventure!

      xo Julie

  2. Nancy says:

    I have never shopped Chico’s before. 🙁
    I did not know the store was geared to us gently older ladies. I am interested in the summer styles shopping event!

    p.s. You ladies rock!

    • cindy says:

      Nancy, thanks so much for your kind words! Our event is going to be held in Oak Brook. Where are you located? Julie xo

  3. jodie filogomo says:

    Isn’t Chicos the best?? I know they market to us older women, but I think they are truly ageless!!
    My friend tried on that Chic Happens t-shirt—I totally can’t remember if she bought it or not–ha ha!
    You two look fabulous—isn’t it so much more fun to shop with friends??!!

    • cindy says:


      We obviously loved that tee so much that Lori and I bought it and sent Cindy one (our blog partner in AZ)! We are even talking about the great material that the tee is made out of on our Outfitting – Spring tab! Yes, shopping is so much more fun with friends! At FTF, we are as much about friends as we are about fashion! We appreciate that Chico’s provides trendy, age-appropriate options! Thanks for your kind words!
      We loved your video shopping with your mom and step-mom!
      Julie xo

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