Last Tuesday, I turned 28. What better way to celebrate than to surround yourself in art–and what better place to do that than The MCA in Chicago? And what better to wear than a killer T-Shirt? Take a look at this Shape Shifter Tee by Curated Cotton. It’s incredibly soft and comfy and created by a couple of kick ass girls. They have several different designs and each one is screen printed by hand (see the process here).
The photos below are from The Chicago Air and Water Show. Very few cities can rival this city in the summertime. See what I mean?! what I wore: Taget sundress, Victoria’s Secret swimsuit, Ann Taylor sunglasses, & my favorite Nike flip flops
You know how using a 35mm camera is a beautiful almost-lost art form these days? After sailing around Lake Michigan last Friday, it made me think that sailing is the 35mm of boat rides. Sailing, in its most primitive form, has been around since around 5000 BCE. It provided a wealth of food and closed large distances in a earth shrinking way. Now, it mainly serves as pastime. It’s so interesting how once revolutionary technologies transition into a cool hobby. I’ll […]
Pitchfork weekend has come and gone. It was fun. It was a blur. It was very muddy. From Future Islands to Run the Jewels, I was in heaven. Sleater Kinny, Caribou, & New Pornographers weren’t too shabby either. Future Islands is one of my favorite bands at the moment. If you haven’t heard of them, you have to check them out. Here’s a great song: Seasons (just listen, don’t watch the video– it’s insanely cornball and nothing like them). The front man, Samuel […]
There’s no party like a girl-party in the windy city. With one month till the big day, I can mark the bachelorette weekend off my list. We had a blast with great friends, lots of art, drinks, and good food. Here’s a list of what we did, in case any of your guys are planning a trip to Chicago: Howells and Hood (with the largest draft beer selection in the city) Shopping on Magnificent Mile Slid down the Picasso statue […]
It feels like it has been way too long since my last post, so I thought I’d catch y’all up on the comings and goings of this sneakerhead. Nike, Nike, Nike everywhere! A group of friends and I recently took a limo to the premiere of Insurgent. If you guys are familiar with my other blog, Crafted in Carhartt, you know how much I love girl power. Veronica Roth, writer of the hit series, is a champion of female heroes– […]
I’m big on birthdays. I mean big. I’m not sure why. It’s not like I hope for huge mind-blowing presents or anything like that. It’s just so exciting to have a day where everyone congratulates you for being born and hanging around for another year. I also like dragging the special days out for as long as possible– to milk it for all it’s worth. It only comes once a year after all. Now my birthday is in August, so this post […]
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The Air and Water Show in Chicago is one of the greatest summer events in this grand ol’ city. Pilots perform tricks over Lake Michigan and boats do there thing in the water below. It’s the right time to find your way to a rooftop deck so you can sit back and enjoy, drink beer, and dip your feet in a pool. I wore a child’s Lacoste shirt I bought in a Greek bazaar a few years back (so who […]
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Another year, another Lolla. I have a love/hate relationship with it myself. I’m sure that’s true for many. But hey, where else can you see an endless number of bands in a matter of 3 days? Here are a few things I learned about the festival. Let’s start with the etymology of the word. Lollapalooza (lä-lə-pə-ˈlü-zə) is a noun that was first used in the late 1800s meaning “an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or […]
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In the spirit of gearing up for 3 days of Lollapalooza, I went to the Broken Bells and Wild Cub concert last night at House of Blues. What a great show! The House of Blues in Chicago is really crazy. You can tell it’s an old venue right when you walk in. Then imagine throwing a painted junk yard on the walls and there you go! So Broken Bells is made up of two amazing artists merged into a whole […]
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