Oh, it’s the time of year for beer and peanuts galore! Last night I went to the Pirates vs. Cubs game at Wrigley Field. It was my second baseball outing of the season– both of which have been quite chilly and unfortunately filled with Porta Potties (due to ongoing construction at Wrigley). Sporting events are the time and place sit back, snack, and drink as you people watch– forget the game. There are a bunch of maniacs squished into a single […]
I took a very American walk yesterday. That sounds all official and everything, but I really just wore the flag vest I made a few years ago. There were so many beautiful brick patterns and tree fingers to behold. While we’re at it, let’s learn a little flag trivia: The colors of the Flag may be thus explained: The red or valor and bravery; the white is for purity and innocence; the blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice (and the orange of my […]
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– […]
In 1987 the Nike Air Max was born (in good company– I’m an ’87 baby myself). This beautiful sneaker, padded with a comfy cushion of air is one of my favorite types of shoes. It’s a relaxed style that also gives a good inch of a boost to all of those who like a little extra height. There has been quite a bit of hype in the sneaker community this past week about 3/26/15. Well here it is. Happy Air […]
Today is Michelangelo’s birthday. He was born in Tuscany, son of a banker turned farmer. As a boy, he didn’t care much for school– he just wanted to copy paintings from the walls of churches. At 13, he became an apprentice in Ghirlandaio’s workshop. Then off to the Humanist Academy where he was exposed to philosophers and writers and copious amounts of art and all things Renaissance. At the age of 17, another pupil hit him in the nose, breaking it and […]
I have loved surrealism before I even knew what it was. Cloudy messages and hidden meanings give me such a thrill. Being straight forward in the art world can be such a snooze-fest. I enjoy being left to my own devices, plopped in the middle of a confusing painting that I must figure out and enjoy based off clues and my own feelings and agendas. The rush of surrealism comes in the form of a brain unchained. This 20th-century avant-garde […]
Behold–the greatest Nike Gym Ballet Wrap ever twisted about my torso! Thanks for helping me pick a new Nike piece to add to my wardrobe the other day. I couldn’t be happier with our collaborative shopping effort. We should do that more often! I’m already dreaming up ways to wear this thing in a zillion different ways. Like those sneakers? Remember when I did the photography for the drop of the Liberty x Nike Bourton Pack for NTC in Chicago? THIS IS […]
Sometimes you get that new Nike itch and you just gotta scratch it. Here are my top picks from Nike.com. Can y’all help me pick out what to get? Poll ends tomorrow at noon. I’ll be placing me order soon after. Thanks. Y’all rock.
Happy New Year, Folks! I know it’s trite to claim that last year was the best one yet… but last year was the best one yet. I got freakin’ engaged, traveled all over the US, and picked up a few great kicks along the way. Thanks for tagging along with me through fortheloveofnike. Y’all rock. Cheers to 2015, my friends!
When I was a kid, I thought growing up was the worst thing that could happen. I dreaded becoming an adult. Little did I know that being a “big person” is actually awesome. You can eat all the candy you want and buy yourself Christmas presents (all year ’round). A pair of Sweet Classic Highs and Winter Roshe Runs and a very Merry Christmas to me!