Monday, August 22, 2016

Pinup LuLaRoe || Animal Inspired



Cat-eyes, poodles, and abstract cheetah print... today I played with a subtle mix of 4-legged inspiration, but I was sure to keep it simple and chic!  LuLaRoe Storm Sisters offers a range of vibrant vintage-inspired clothing with a sleek, stylish vibe.  Creating a fun and distinctive shopping style, the cyber store is presented in the form of a Facebook group, where you can shop from Tuesday - Thursday.  What is also unique about LuLaRoe, is their prints and colors are constantly changing!  So each shopping experience is like a little surprise, with endless possibilities for keeping an array of variety in your wardrobe.

Today's setting is the iconic Palace of Fine Arts, built in 1893 for the renowned World's Columbian Exposition.  Unlike the other mythical-esque buildings of the "White City" which were made to eventually disappear, this was one of the few actually built to last and stand the test of time.  It serves as one of our only remnants of such a grand time in the history of the world, and was converted to a museum in the 1920's.  Her enormous size, milky white facade, and opulent statues create a breathtaking structure and emblem of the legendary Chicago World's Fair.

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Aside from the online world, Pinup LuLaRoe offers pop up opportunities!  While based mainly in the San Diego and surrounding areas, availability extends to Chicago pop-up boutiques as well.  Please feel free to contact Michelle for any pop-up inquiries: michellebgm@hotmail.com.











Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pastels & Sweets || Secrets in Lace Pink Stockings



It's a pastel world today, accompanied by mouthwatering treats, 40's victory rolls, and my favorite summer accessory - pink seamed stockings!  Sweet Mandy B's is a neighborhood bakery with a nostalgic diner feel, and their treats are as feminine and fun as their colorful decor.  The entire Secrets in Lace pastel stocking range provide equally sweet legwear options as you've seen here before, and I'm taking full advantage of wearing them often before summer is over...

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Monday, August 15, 2016

LondonHouse Rooftop || Dining on History



I'd like to begin today's post with a thank you, to LondonHouse Chicago, for giving us all a chance to experience history in the most glamorous way.  The London Guarantee & Accident Building was one of the stunning 1920's skyscrapers in the Michigan-Wacker historic district to only admire from afar, until now.  As a tribute to it's origins with it's appropriate name, this iconic building was redeveloped into LondonHouse Hotel, a 452 room design with a breathtaking 3-level rooftop lounge.  I'll be taking you inside this designate landmark soon, but join me today for the most sensational sky-high dining experience.

Just as the sun was setting, we began with cocktails overlooking possibly the most beautiful part of Chicago, surrounded by equally stunning pieces of history: 1920's Jeweler's Building, Wrigley Building, Carbon & Carbide, and 100-year old loop bridges on the Chicago River.  Our cocktails were crisp and refreshing, and the perfect complement to such a view on a warm summer night.  Our light bites were absolutely delicious, including a seared swordfish that simply melted in my mouth.  London House rooftop is a must not miss, if you are in or visiting Chicago.  Stay tuned as I'll be taking you inside soon!

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{The Pretty Dress Company Dress // Lady Jane Vintage Handbag}