3/27/14

Chicago Day Three



We spent time in Wicker Park the third day in Chicago. One of the things I love about Wicker Park is its vibrancy. There are always colorful murals and something interesting to look at. I'm sure anyone who has read my blog consistently knows my love of this neighborhood. You can see that here.



We went to an amazing 80's themed coffee shop, The Wormhole, complete with old school DeLorean hanging from the ceiling, old school video games, and 80's movie posters. The coffee was great too, I might add.

 

This was taken in Myopic Books, which is a really cool bookstore with three different levels and just about every book you can imagine.


Wicker Park is always a successful trip for me, and to be honest, I always spend way to much money on the ridiculously great vintage and consignment shops there, but the trip is worth it every time.

3/25/14

Chicago Day Two

Boots: JC Penny, Coat: Thrifted, Shirt: Thrifted, Leggings: Zara
First stop of our second day exploring Chicago was in Lincoln Park where we went to my favorite cup cake shop in the world, Sweet Mandy B's. I've already posted about them before here, which was crazily almost two years ago now.


We wandered around Lincoln Park for a while and found this cool sign.


Then we took the L to the Art Institute of Chicago.







Overall, it was a fun but exhausting day, like any good tourist experience should be.

3/23/14

Chicago Day One


So the past week was my spring break, and for that my roommate at school came to visit Chicago with me. The first day was a little dreary, but we still had a good time. I took her to Millennium Park where we saw the Bean (a.k.a. Cloud Gate). 




 We wandered around the city for a while, and we finally stopped at Eataly for lunch. I went into chocolate overdrive, but it was so worth it. I got a Nutella crepe and chocolate gelato.


For those who don't know, Eataly is a multi-level Italian food destination in Chicago (there is also a smaller one in New York). It has a super market section as well as various food stations serving things like pizza, pastries, pasta, etc.


Overall, day one was an exhausting success. I don't have any pictures, but for those who know Chicago we walked from Union Station, to Millennium Park, to Water Tower Place and then shopper there. So we were pretty tired on the train.


Hope everyone had a good week while I was gone!

3/22/14

Spring Break

Sorry for the lack of posts the past week. I was on Spring Break and showing my roommate around Chicago while I was home. 

This is my look from the airport, but I'll have plenty more posts to come!



3/13/14

My Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Yard


(Get it?? I'm wearing a cow skirt.)

Anyways.



I'm displaying another sale item purchase from Zara, and it was finally warm enough to wear it. I really liked pairing the cow print  with the denim shirt as a sort of western motif.


Shirt: Pac Sun, Skirt: Zara, Boots: Forever 21, Necklace: Zara

I tried to keep it modern with the abstract necklace and bold lipstick.




Coat: Thrifted

In addition to getting some pretty cool shots for the blog, this post caused several positive changes in my life.


I learned a lesson...


and I made a friend.





3/9/14

Hello Brooklyn

Sunglasses: H&M, Everything else: thrifted


I've been living in New York City for about a year and a half now, and I have spent very little time in Brooklyn. Granted, I live in the Bronx, so the over an hour subway commute does deter me a little bit. However, every time I visit, I see why it's so popular.


We took a walk by the Brooklyn Bridge and near the waterfront. It has a gorgeous view of the sky line and the Statue of Liberty. There's a little ice cream shop called Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory that is always super crowded, even though it was still pretty cold yesterday.



There's a park and a boardwalk type area that would be great in the summer. I'm definitely planning on coming back to this area when it's a little warmer outside.



One of the things that I love about New York is that you're never done exploring. I love finding new places to see, adventuring to different neighborhoods and playing perma-tourist. Sometimes it's fun to just take some pictures and let your city surprise you and captivate you all over again.





3/7/14

Spider Webs




I went on a major shopping spree this week and picked up most of the pieces I'm wearing here. I've been wanting a pair of leather leggings for a while, but I hadn't quite found the ones that were exactly what I wanted.




These Zara leggings were perfect. I love the paneling and the touch of suede on the sides. I also got this sweater on super-mega end of season sale, which was amazing. I love when my clothes have a little bit of an edgy touch to them.


Jacket: Asos, Sweater: LF, Leggings: Zara, Boots: Forever21








3/5/14

Laundromat

One of the most interesting and difficult aspects to get used to with fashion blogging is having your picture taken in public. When I model in public, I see it as a job, but blogging seems like one of the most narcissistic pursuits: "Hi, I think I look cool enough today that I should have this outfit documented and shared on the internet for all to see."

I had to face this anxiety when I decided it would be really cool to take pictures in a nearby laundromat. When I walked inside, people were going about their daily business, and here I am, just taking pictures in front of your dirty clothes, don't mind me.

Hat: Target, Blazer: Zara, Shirt: Zara, Jeans: Express, Sneakers: Nike


The beauty of New York City though, is that no one cares. I was nervous that people were going to call me out or give me strange looks, and yet I barely got a second glance. 



It was a real eye-opener for me, and I think it's going to help me be less self-conscious about taking pictures in public spaces in the future. Hopefully this means prospective posts will be taken in new and exciting locals.





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