12 St. Beach

Yesterday, Chicago gave me the best gift: perfect weather. The sky was more blue than usual, the people were happier than usual, and the breeze was just right.

I wasn’t expecting to go downtown, but my sister needed to take some pictures for work. So, I grabbed my sandals, put on my sunhat and was on my way. Once we got to the beach, it was a dream. North Avenue beach is usually the summer hang out spot in Chicago, but it’s usually over crowded. 12 St. Beach is more private and I feel like people are able to enjoy themselves more at this particular beach.

While my sister was taking pictures, I just got to sit around and really enjoy Chicago in its’ entirety. Living in a big city, you’re always in a rush, so being able to look around and enjoy my beloved city, was refreshing.

My outfit: Thank God for Macy’s! For the new readers and for people who are getting to know more about me, I love Macy’s. I am an advocate and a constant shopper of the franchise. With that said, my blouse and shorts were bought at Macy’s. The hat I’m wearing was recently bought at Nordstrom’s, and my shoes were purchased at Famous Footwear.

It was a perfect beach outfit because at one point, I was covered in sand. Once I left, the sand didn’t stick on me. I simply brushed it off and I was on my way! Additionally, my outfit was light, breezy, comfortable, and fun to wear. Definitely will be wearing this outfit again and I will continue to shop at Macy’s (not sponsorsed, just a fan).



Plants and Black Denim Pants

Hi guys! On this blog post, I will be analyzing the outfit I wore when I went to Menards. A little bit about Menards, it’s a low-key hang out spot. For folks who aren’t familiar with the franchise, it’s a home improvement store where you can buy hard wood, light fixtures, plants, patio furniture, doors, you name it!  Knowing that piece of information, you’re probably thinking two things: “Girl, that’s really your hang out spot?” or “Girl, you right about that!” When it comes to Menards, there isn’t an in between. You either love it or hate it.

Reason for my trip: last summer my mom and I bought these special plants that you put in your backyard and the mosquitoes stay away due to its smell (best plant ever.) So, we went to the garden area of Menards to find out that they don’t sell them there anymore. Worst part of it all, I don’t remember the name of the plant! I just know how it looks like and I distinctly remember a mosquito cartoon character being stuck on the plant holder. Since they didn’t have the plants, we still looked around at the flowers and plants and was ready to buy all of them. Haha!


Onto my outfit! I’m going to try to do something new when it comes to listing the items I wear. I don’t know if I’ll keep that format, but I thought it’d be cool to try something out in the early process of the fashion portion of the blog.

Outfit Items:
Black Jeans Lane Bryant
T-shirt: UNIQLO
Jacket: Columbia Sportswear
Shoes: Rock Candy
Glasses: Christian Siriano
Hair: Extremely messy and done by yours truly

The pieces I have listed I wear all the time and I highly recommend each brand and each item I am wearing in this photo.