• crown-fountain
    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: H2O

    This week seems to have gone by pretty quickly and I’m not complaining. Now if the weekend goes by slowly I’ll be really happy! So as with every Friday I’m posting my photo response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge. This past week’s photo challenge was “H2O“. It was rainy last weekend and I did take a few pictures in hopes that I would get something good to share, but I didn’t get anything that I thought was that great or special looking. So I started to think of what old pictures I had that would fit into the challenge. I didn’t want the picture to be of the…

  • bp-pedestrian-bridge
    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Edge

    Happy Photo Challenge Friday! It’s felt like an incredibly long week despite it only being a 4 day work week. I have a busy, but exciting, weekend ahead as one of my closest friends is getting married tomorrow! But back to photo challenge Friday on the blog. This week’s challenge was “Edge” and while I probably could’ve found some cool shots if I sifted through my photos, I wanted to do something a little different than a ledge or straight edge. So the photo I’m sharing is from about 5 or 6 years ago when I visited Chicago for the first time. I’ve since been back to Chicago two more times,…

  • Fashion,  Looks,  Travel

    “Beach” Dress

    I’m back home from Chicago, but have a few things left to share from my travels. Saturday morning, I went to brunch with a bunch of friends in downtown Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, before we had to run around helping out with wedding preparations. This dress is called “Beach Dress” on the H&M website, but I didn’t wear it to the beach, hence the quotes. Dress: H&M Sandals: New York & Company Wristlet: Coach The dress is very light and airy, has wide sleeves and a matching belt. The loops are actually not loops at all for the belt, but holes within the material instead of added on. I love…

  • Fashion,  Looks,  Travel

    Sporting Grey & Black in Chicago

    Hello from the Windy City! I arrived in Chicago yesterday morning because 2 of my good friends are getting married here this weekend. There are a lot of festivities going on and I’ll be capturing some of the moments, and of course fashion/beauty looks, to share both on here and on Instagram so keep an eye out! Since yesterday was a travel day and a day to get settled into the city, we didn’t do anything too exciting besides eat and hang out. Both of my looks yesterday ended up featuring the colors grey & black coincidentally. For my plane/traveling/walking around the city stuffing my face with deep dish pizza,…

  • Food,  Travel

    Wedding Weekend Part 2 – Food

    When I’m traveling, I can’t help but take pictures of my food. Don’t ask me why, it just has to be done. While away for my friend’s wedding in the Chicago area for the weekend, I realized this would be a great opportunity for a food themed post about my weekend. It was a jam-packed weekend with things to do, so 2 meals were eaten at SugarToad at the hotel we were staying (Hotel Arista). Sometimes hotel restaurants are nothing to write home about, but we were all pleasantly surprised by the food there. While my friends all ordered brunch/breakfast foods, I decided on a bacon cheeseburger. Saturday night we were…