R29 Chicago Turns 1! Party On With Our Top 10 Stories!

Today marks one year since we launched Refinery29 Chicago, and I have loved every minute of the last 365 days. As your Chicago editor, I am constantly inspired by this stylish city that never tires of challenging itself and developing its sartorial savvy.
Celebrating Chicago style, sharing fashion advice, and featuring truly inspiring Chicagoans is, for me, pure joy. The entire R29 team looks forward to many, many more anniversaries like this one, and we're counting on you and your feedback to help us bring you the stories and features you want to see most. Click through for 10 of my favorite stories from Refinery29 Chicago's first year, see if your fave made the cut, then take to the comments to tell us what you can't wait to see in year two.
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MyStyle stories that give us a peek into the homes (and closets) of stylish Chicagoans are some of our favorite stories. We were particularly taken with Heiji Choy Black's elegance, and her completely covetable home.


Photographed by Heather Talbert
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In sunnier skies, we asked Chicago's favorite style bloggers to show their stuff for a massive street-style slideshow. Did you love the results as much as we did?


Photographed by Amy Creyer
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Who knew Chicago had such hot single guys? Our 11 bachelors refueled our dating fire in 2011.
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Always on your side, we know it can be tough to turn out a smokin' hot look in the dead of winter. We styled 3 ways to look hot when its cold, just for you.
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Chicagoans love their town, but are constantly looking for fresh, new ways to enjoy the city. We found 10.
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Street style photog Amy Creyer went to the Pitchfork Music Festival and came home with 50 outfits we couldn't get enough of.


Photographed by Amy Creyer
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The stunning-at-80 Mamie Walton gave us a glimpse into her home and graceful style. This was one we'll never forget.


Photographed by Heather Talbert
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With more freelancers and even full timers working from home, our Chicago Editor's Guide To Working From Home offered advice on how to stay productive from the comfort of your crash pad.
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We chatted with some of Chicago's most inspiring shop owners and were fascinated by what motivates them to run a local business, and why they love it.


Photographed by Heather Talbert
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We had a blast bringing together Chicago's Hottest 30 Under 30 in Chicago in 2011. Who will make the cut in 2012?
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