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Lifestyle

Playing Tourist in My Own City

It is a poorly kept secret that I hate tourists and I hate crowds. And yet, for some bizarre reason, I work right in the heart of tourist land. As with every summer, as soon as the weather begins to warm up, I find myself surrounded by them simply trying to get to and from the train when it’s time to commute. And yet despite my dislikes, when I find myself with some time to kill after work, wonderful early evening sun, and pleasant ...
Style

Greenscale – Late Spring Haul

Chicago is finally starting to behave warmly! Took it long enough… And then, of course, after a week of nice warm days, we get mid-50’s and rain for the Mudderella. Let me tell you how chilly THAT was. But all is not lost! The change of weather and new job warranted a little bit of a haul to get my wardrobe up to speed. Haul included stuff from all over but mostly Forever 21. Because, let’s be real, they’re actually ...
Beauty

Lush Caca Rouge Henna Hair Color Review

I’ve been coloring my hair various shades of red since high school. My natural color is this dishwater blonde that just tends to look kind of dirty. And I LOVE red hair. Since I started Curly Girl, though, I’ve dramatically reduced the amount of color I use simply because of all the harsh chemicals in dyes. Curls are NOT a fan of hair dyes and it always takes me weeks for my curls to bounce back to life. And by the time the ...
Style

Striped Skirt & Spring Flowers

Spring has officially arrived in Chicago enough that flowers are being planted in the beds around downtown. Color me excited! I love all the bright pops of color amid a sea of grey and concrete. It’s a super refreshing change. I found a code for a free Julep Maven Bridal Box not too long ago and am finally getting to trying out all the awesome colors I received. Look out for a review of the colors coming up soon! I don’t claim to ...
Style

Denim and a Pattern

I somehow magically managed to survive tech week! My show is open and on its feet and I couldn’t be happier. This is always my favorite part of the process- the run of the show. Rehearsals are fun and all and it’s a great time to get to know everyone but the run of the show is when I feel like I really get to connect with my cast. It’s also when I’m more in my element. Working as a stagehand for so long, I’m so ...
Lifestyle, Style

Easter Dress

I totally get why everyone loves pastels and light floral patterns and stuff for easter but I’m all about bold colors and patterns. So I pulled this Francesca’s dress out of my closet for the celebrations today. It’s from two years ago but continues to be a favorite of mine. Paired with this H&M denim jacket and an Aldo necklace, and we’re all set for a picnic on the beach! Everyone was looking extra cute today. ...
Style

Spring! Florals and Color in the Office

Spring has really and truly officially arrived in Chicago. And by that I mean today is properly rained instead of snowing. And construction vehicles are out in full force. My favorite joke about Chicago weather is that we have four seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction. We’re finally moving out of Still Winter and into Construction which means it’s going to rain a lot but not be cold anymore! Alas, with ...
Style

Back in Action

I am such a whiny baby when it comes to being sick. A small case of the sniffles and I instantly become that person walking around with a box of kleenex attached to my hip. But I usually at least tough it out. This entire last week, I was entirely out of commission for most of the week. Friday, though, I finally felt good enough to get out of the house. And go directly to rehearsal for a choir concert. So I celebrated with some bright spring ...
Style

Spring has Sprung!

  It’s SO NICE OUTSIDE! If spring isn’t here, it’s doing a really good job of faking it. I’ve been waiting for an excuse to wear these shoes for a while now. The weather finally warmed up enough to justify it! Clutch || Shoes
Lifestyle, Style

Nose to the Grindstone

You know those weeks where you have so much work to do you don’t know how you’ll get it all done and in the meantime oh my goodness everything seems to be exploding in your personal life and you are simply running out of energy to do things like eat let alone blog? That’s been the last week for me. And will continue to be this coming week. Now don’t get me wrong on the work front, I love having work to do. I love that ...