Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Round Up!

It's that time o' year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale hath begun. Well, it's technically not open to the public until July 20th, but if you have a Nordstrom card (which I highly recommend), you can shop now and get all the savings! Anywho, I wanted to share what's on my wish list, trend observations, etc.,… Continue reading Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Round Up!

Let’s Catch Up!

I haven't posted as frequently in the last week because I've been just enjoying some time "off", as it were, with the holiday and a few days off from real work. Also, if I don't go out and live my life, I will have nothing to write about. Beyond the extraordinary weather last week, which included… Continue reading Let’s Catch Up!

Bubblegum Pink!

My post today is simply devoted to one of my favorite colors: bubblegum pink! There's something about it that's so vibrant, happy, girly, youthful, fun, and a little wild. Bubblegum pink has a firm root within popular culture, beauty, and fashion. Let me show you! Who could forget this epic opening scene, starring the color… Continue reading Bubblegum Pink!

Stars, Stripes, & Fashion!

*Before I get into today's post, I just want to thank friends and readers for their positive feedback and encouragement. If ever I had doubts about this blog, I certainly cannot now. So, again, thank you so very much.* Today's post includes some fun outfit ideas for the 4th of July! Now, I know it's… Continue reading Stars, Stripes, & Fashion!

Weekend Recap!

Pardon the delay, friends! I've just been living my best life and spending time celebrating and being with my favorite people on the planet. I'm absolutely POOPED, but wish I could relive this weekend because it was so jam packed with so many fun events and activities. Before we get back to typical programming, I… Continue reading Weekend Recap!

Relax Feet

Hello friends! I have another Lincoln Park spot for you to check out! It's called Relax Feet and it's located at 2352 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 (at the intersection of Clybourn, Fullerton, and Ashland). It's a spa that offers massage services, using Chinese Reflexology. First of all, let's define reflexology: Reflexology, also known… Continue reading Relax Feet

Marge

Instead of effusing about my mom, who I affectionately call "Marge" of "Ma", I thought I'd create a tangible list of the value she has brought to my life and the lessons she has taught me. Brace yourselves; it's a long list. Be polite. Respect yourself and others. Read. Put butter on the outside of the bread when… Continue reading Marge

The Allure of Tragic People

Some of my favorite books, stories, films, and histories are about tragic people. You know those individuals whose stars shine so brightly and flashes across the sky so quickly, it either burns out or comes to an abrupt halt? Well, I loved reading novels like Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, The Virgin Suicides, etc. I still… Continue reading The Allure of Tragic People

Glamour and Beauty in Pop Culture

I didn't wake up one morning and decide that I wanted to devote time, energy and money on elaborate skincare and makeup routines and products. Much of my interest has stemmed from certain iconic moments in film, literature, and pop culture. I've compiled some of these pivotal moments that have left an indelible impression on my perception of… Continue reading Glamour and Beauty in Pop Culture