Ladies, ladies, Chicago ladies.
You have to get your bum down to the Nike store in Lincoln Park.
It’s time to see London, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, and New York City in sneaker form.
They were designed for the fashion capitals of the world just in time for fashion week.
Take a close look at each pair.
Paris is covered in a spring-ish tweed with a golden swoosh.
New York is a silver toned reptilian print with pony hair panels and patent leather.
London’s fabric is a very tactile green and red plaid. (I got a pair and I’m so excited to mix a million patterns with them!)
Milan is fashioned after classic luggage styles with crocodile leather.
Tokyo, my favorite, has a sci-fi flair to it with gorgeous holographic panels on nude colored canvas.
(I also got a pair of the Tokyo’s and I am SO stoked to put some great outfits together!!)
If you’re in the Chicago area, don’t miss out on your chance to grab a pair of these exclusive sky high sneaker wedges for yourself.
I’m a firm believer that the sneaker wedge is the perfect concert-going shoe.
It’s comfortable and gives you a few inches of lift to see above the people standing in front of you.
All you short girls know what I’m talking about. and VIVA CHICAGO! a wonderland of concerts and live music!
Hey there Chicago girls– it’s our lucky sneaker day!
NTC in Lincoln Park is now open! (That stands for Nike Training Club.)
It’s a giant Nike store for women that also offers classes and running clubs to the ladies in the neighborhood. How cool is that?!
If you’re free tonight, swing by from 6pm-8pm for a running group led by Nike trainer, Marie Purvis.
If not, check it out in the future. You’ll love it, I swear.
I stopped in yesterday and picked up this beautiful pair of Nike Skyhigh Dunks with the beautiful Liberty of London print.
Happy Valentine’s Day to me!
Meet Liz and her very minty Nikes.
Nothing like a little festive cheer with a bit of minty goodness on your feet! Am I right?!
We went to a German Christmas Market downtown and filled ourselves with warm cider and cinnamon nuts.
I love Chicago at Christmas time and I want the pre-holiday excitement to last forever!
It feels so right walking down a crowded city sidewalk, seeing your breath dance before you,
with your pockets jammed so far in your coat pockets you’re convinced you’ll find an old hand warmer still giving off a little heat.
If you want to see more of Minty Lizzy, click here!
So I think we all fight a little bit of boredom during our workouts. Am I right?
It’s nice to have something to keep your mind focused on while you do your thing.
Music only keeps my mind occupied for fifteen minutes or so before I start getting bored.
And then I found the TED app on my phone. If you don’t know what TED is, check it out!
It’s an online collection of some of the most interesting seminars you’ve ever heard.
Now when I rollerblade I get to learn! (I don’t think I’ve ever sounded like a bigger nerd before in my life.)
That’s right. I rollerblade and I love adding new wrinkles to my brain.
Feel free to laugh at me because I would probably laugh at me if I weren’t me. (That was sorta confusing / dumb to say.)
Anyways. I love to keep warm with my Nike and Carhartt gear.
Like your mom told you: layer, layer, layer! and add argyle socks when you can.
This post revolves around the recent hombre fad and finding inspiration in the world around you.
If you’ll take the time to check out a DIY post I did on one of my other blogs HERE, you’ll see how to make your own fade into blue hombre shirt.
The other evening I walked around the beautiful city of Chicago with my eyes peeled.
A common theme of different shades of blue resounded in my photographs from the day.
It inspired me to dye one of my long plain Tees to reflect the way blues can shift between varying tones.
This year was the 54th annual Chicago air and water show.
The show included The Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and army parachuters– Team Golden Knights.
I watched the show from the rooftop of my apartment building. It was unreal to see the planes so close.
To fit in with the theme of the day’s festivities, I wore a pair of Air Forces 1s.
As I’ve said way too many times before, there are very few things better than Chicago summers.
After the long winter, all you want to do is be on a patio and enjoy some day drinking.
There are free concerts in Millennium Park and plenty of music festivals.
The beaches are filled to the brim and Lakeshore bike path is the desired route of transportation anywhere.
Yesterday was a beautiful Chicago summer day.
I started off the summer festivities at The Cubby Bear, a bar across from Wrigley Field.
Then my friends and I enjoyed ball park food, people watching, and a rare Cubs victory.
(Note the Cubs sneakers I spotted while I was waiting in line.)
Later that night, I sported my Threadless ghost lover’s Tee and some KD3s while I made my way to the Beer Olympics at a friend’s house.
Of course I was lame and didn’t watch the opening ceremonies. but um. USA!!!!!
Pitchfork 2012 has come and gone– with all the hipsters and musical festival lovers you could throw an ironic rock at.
I went with my friend, Paige, on Sunday. and it was a blast! We saw some great bands– Real Estate, Beach House, and Vampire Weekend to name a few.
Since cameras with detachable lenses aren’t allowed into the park,
I brought a few disposable cameras that I taped straws to and manipulated with glue and by scratching the lenses.
They made for some cool effects. Check it out! It’s the land of music festivals on steroids.