Writer’s block

Hey everyone, I am back from my vacation or as most people would call it, writer’s block, but I didn’t have my creative juices at 100% so I needed to take some time off to recharge!  But here I am, back and better than ever.   I took the time off to reflect on my blog and the content that I was sharing with all of you.  I didn’t feel special about me, and looking at thousands of pictures of beautiful models in designer dresses which obviously someone who is a reguIar working girl can’t afford, caused me to begin to question my outer beauty.   Lots of women can not style themselves after the top models because it just is not affordable. We need to be creative in how  we use or budget to get the most out of it.  I can’t be alone in this constant struggle!   I want to keep sharing with you my tips about how to stretch a budget to keep your outward appearance flawless.   If your parents or husband isn’t a millionare, stay tuned for many great tips and advice on how to present yourself with all the class and beauty for a fraction of the cost!

A special thank to Shabbyappple for the collaboration and the beautiful skirt you shared with me which was my inspiration for the current shoot. You can use there skirts for everything from photo shoots to fancy events. Simply adding a beautiful top and a necklace and you are ready to go for any occasion.

 

 

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Skirt: ShabbyApple

Top: FrenchConnection

Heels: Guess

Clutch: Givenchy

Sunnies: Gucci

Dear Mother.

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With mother’s day coming up, you have to make sure you show your appreciation and love for the women that raised you to the person you are right now. I don’t want to give you any gift ideas, because I simply don’t know your mom as well as you know her. Today I just want to suggest you to bring her favorite flowers and tell her how much you love her and how much you care.

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” -Washington Irving

This year i’m not that lucky to be able to see my mom, but I know she is my fan number one and that she will definitely read this post 🙂

Dear, Mother, I just want to let you know that I thank God for blessing me with a mother like you and if I had one wish I would wish that everyone else would at least have a mom half as wonderful as you are… You are not just my mom but my best friend and I love how you understand me and I can come to you for advise. Thank you for always being here for me, I appreciate all that you give me. I love you, Mom!

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LOOKBOOK Hype Brunch

Recently, we hosted our second Lookbook Hype Event, the “Lookbook Hype Brunch” attended by 15 of Chicago’s hottest fashion bloggers at the world reknown Tavern on Rush!  We have been going to Tavern on Rush each monday for their “Girl’s Night” where you can win pair of Louboutines and thought what better place to host an event than at a restuarant that continues to support Chicago’s booming fashion industry.  Tavern on Rush was gracious enough to provide us with a private room with a balcony, and the weather could not be beaten! As bloggers, we took full advantage of the georgous balcony and city views to snap hundreds of great pics!

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The table decor was designed and decorated by me and hope everyone enjoyed the detail and time it took to make each hand crafted piece that was on display.

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Tavern on Rush was also generous enough to provide a full brunch and bar menu for our enjoyment.  The drink of the day was mimosas because nothing says brunch like a little OJ and champagne.  The tuna tartare was a big hit and a personal favorite.  All the dishes prepared were delightful.  The man dish that I choose was the crab cake benedict and the meal was simply delightful and the best brunch entree I’ve ever had.

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I want to say thank you to repeat sponsor Magnolia Bakery for the fabolous Cupcake arraingment which was again a bit hit and tasted fresh and sweet.  Also a shout out to Glamour Girl Tan for sponsoring the event with gift cards.

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Of course thanks to everyone who was able to make it and I can not wait to see you at our next event!

Videographer- Andrew Phan.

Like a “grown up”

A couple of days ago I figured out that I have grown up. I had very conflicting feelings about this. Should I be happy or sad? What should I wear? How show I spend my weekends now? So I decided to be more responsible with my life, have a healthy lifestyle, and be a better person. Sounds good right?

My first goal as a “grown up” is to continuing maturing as a person! Chicago has so many amazing museums and cultural activities and events to see and participate in! I’m a regular visitor at the Art Institute of Chicago and have been one for over 4 years. Each time I discover new galleries and exhibitions, but every time I go, I always start with the Modern Art Gallery, which holds such a great collection. It could seem very predictable that my favorite painter is Salvador Dali, and his painting “A Chemist Lifting with Extreme Precaution the Cuticle of a Grand Piano, 1936″ charms me again and again.

It’s spring now! A Beautiful time to decide to start a new life or “grow up” and start getting out of your comfort zone.  My next step will be about healthy choices, and on my next post I will tell you more about my workout routine and nutrition.

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Sunnies: Gucci

Jacket: BCBG Paris

Top: JCrew

Shorts: Michael Kors

Boots: DSW(unknown)

Neckless: H&M

A mile in Louboutin shoes.

Little black heels are as vital to a woman’s wardrobe as the little black dress. And in that same way, owning a pair of little black heels from Christian Louboutin is probably at the top of every shoe-lover’s bucket list — assuming she hasn’t already coughed up a paycheck to snag a pair.

I love a good pair of statement heels — Louboutin designs a wide variety of basic shoes that cater to his mainstream and cult followings. In his collections there’s a silhouette for everyone — and no one can resist the appeal of their signature red soles. For the shoe lover or the girl just looking to step up her shoe game, owning a pair of Christian Louboutins is the starting point.

“The shiny red color of the soles has no function other than to identify to the public that they are mine. I selected the color because it is engaging, flirtatious, memorable, and the color of passion.”

Christian Louboutin

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“People say I am the king of painful shoes. I don’t want to create painful shoes, but it is not my job to create something comfortable. I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be, but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness. I’m not against them, but comfort is not my focus.”

Christian Louboutin

So true! Louboutin shoes are absolutely beautiful but mostly very uncomfortable. So be ready to sacrifice your comfort for fashion.

So here is my first Christian Louboutin Black and gold suede spike boots in Dolce&Gabbana ispired outfit.

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Coat: Ellen Tracy

Skirt: Top Shop

Headband: H&M

Sunnies: Jimmy Choo

Boots: Christian Louboutin