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Queer Casual Style Inspiration: Graphic Tee

  Sunday evenings are always a fun night to go out to eat for me. Not a lot of people are out, restaurants are usually slightly empty, and it’s a great way to regroup and relax before the start of a new week. The tradition harkens back to my childhood a little. Every Sunday night, my grandparents, parents, and me would go out to dinner. We had a list of old favorites and occasionally went to try new places. It let us catch up with ...

Be Buddha Launch Outfit

You read about the launch party for Be Buddha Jewelry on Monday. Here’s the details from my outfit for the day. The Clothes This amazing two-piece set is a Forever 21 find. I was super surprised to find it but seriously pleased! This is the first and only crop top I’ve ever owned/tried and I’m actually really shocked at how much I love it. I would totally pair it with some other pieces in my wardrobe (read: my high-waisted ...

BeBuddha Jewelry Launch Party

Let me tell you about my new favorite jewelry company: Be Buddha Jewelry! Their manifesto is “outer piece for inner peace” and the jewelry reflects this! The different stones and symbols used in the jewelry all reflect different human facets including creativity, calmness, etc. The colors in these hand made pieces are absolutely stunning and range from basic golds to vibrant teals and pinks- and everything in between! I was lucky enough ...

Business Casual

It feels like everything has been non-stop work lately. Putting together outfits is fun but when I can’t have a fun pair of shorts or some particularly distressed jeans in my life, I tend to get disheartened pretty quickly. There’s only so much fun I can have with slacks before I am just ready for sweatpants. Yesterday, though, I woke up and made a decision to make business casual fun. Take the dress code for my workplace and ...


I finally did it! I finally actively looked for and found a jumpsuit. I’ve been waffling on how I feel about them for months. They look good on others but would they look good on me? What do I wear it with? How the hell do I style this thing? I have super long legs and a super long torso, what do I do?! Well, I had an event to attend (ROOF Runway with Glossed and Found and Topshop), nothing new to wear, and a might need to find ...
Lifestyle, Style

Wine Night: Independent Spirits, Inc. in Edgewater

Neighborhood exploring is easily my favorite thing to do. Now that the weather has gotten nice enough to be outside for more than the time it takes the dog to do her thing and go back in, Sarah and I have really been spending time getting to know our neighborhood. Exploring boutiques, eating at local restaurants, visiting small pet stores, etc.! It was thus, we discovered Independent Spirits, Inc. The little boutique is WONDERFUL. My adult ...
Queer Weddings

Engagement Photos by Chelsea Bliefernicht Photography

Just a few of my favorite snaps from our engagement shoot. Chelsea was a joy to work with! Enjoy just some of my favorite snaps from our engagement session! Chelsea was amazing to work with and made the shoot so much fun.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...