7 Pairs of Fall Boots to Buy Now

Summer is coming to a close, and crisp fall weather is on its way. We all know what that means – time for a wardrobe update. The foundation of a beautiful and functional autumn wardrobe is a good pair of boots. Here are seven pretty pairs that will keep your feet toasty (and your look […]

Must-Have School Supplies for Kids of All Ages

As day camps and summer jobs begin to wind down, it is evident that the new school year is around the corner. What better way to fuel the excitement than with a school supply shopping spree? The clean, organized look of new binders, shiny mechanical pencils and fresh notebooks is hard for anyone to resist. […]

Best of 2015: Kids

Make It Better’s Best of 2015 drew more than 105,000 verified votes across 10 categories. Share your thoughts with us on social media using the hashtag #MIBBestof2015. Kids Clothing Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony Your kids may just win Best Dressed at school thanks to this boutique. 1901 Central St., Evanston, 847-866-6292 Kids Shoes Nordstrom You’ll […]

Best of 2015: Shopping & Fashion

Make It Better’s Best of 2015 drew more than 105,000 verified votes across 10 categories. Share your thoughts with us on social media using the hashtag #MIBBestof2015. Accessories Store ENAZ Energy. Nature. Attitude. Zest. For Life! This accessory store brings all of these to the table with their designer jewelry and spa products. 444 Central Ave., […]

Fall Fashion for Tweens

They are no longer little schoolgirls! Have a teen or tween ready to rule the next new school? Whether it’s junior high or high school, back to books means fresh new looks with some of the hottest fashions for fall. Fall Warm Up  Cozy up to oversized sweaters this fall: nubby knits and even the […]

Snag This Season's Best Tights

Winter’s chill has settled in, which means no more bare legs until April (if we’re lucky). Thus, Make It Better has come with a list of our favorite tights that won’t snag or rip on your first wear. From standard black opaques to paisley embroidered tights, we’ve chosen a variety of quality legwear that will […]

5 Chic Fall Jackets

Layering is a necessity again. We’ve sifted through all of the fall catalogs and revisited the fall 2012 fashion shows to bring you our top five jacket styles for October’s transition to fall.   1. The Fitted Blazer This piece is a classic and can put that extra bit of polish (and warmth) to almost […]

Look of the Week: Nordstrom

Get ready for summer with pieces by Splendid, 7 For All Mankind and Vince Camuto, available at Nordstrom . Splendid Striped Roll Tab Sleeve Shirt Nautical influences and a relaxed silhouette give a soft, roll-tab sleeve top a chic appeal.$78 (buy) 7 For All Mankind® Slim Leg Ankle Jeans An on-trend white hue and whitewashed […]

Transition Summer Clothes to Fall

One of the most fun things about dressing for fall is figuring out ways to extend the lives of some of our favorite summer pieces. After all, just because the days are getting grayer, it doesn’t mean our clothes have to. A well-chosen jacket or pair of boots can make even springy dresses feel appropriate […]

Spring Fashion! Six Wearable Trends

Winter begone! Along with sunshine, blooms and warmer weather come the clothes to match.   Fashion this spring has a welcome optimism, from candy colors to playful prints to comfy fits. Embrace the cheer in the air with six of the most wearable trends for 2011. Rainbow Brights There are endless ways to wear this […]