Hey Chicago weather,
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s supposed to be nice beautiful outside now (not spontaneous thunderstorms). Please make it nice so that Yogi can enjoy the sunshine and not be stuck indoors barking at the leaves outside. Thank you!
The nice weather has been keeping me in a surprisingly energetic mood. I really felt like going out and doing stuff!
We haven’t been to Bittersweet (on Belmont) in a while, so we went for a light lunch. I also treated myself to four little somethings.
Bittersweet makes my favorite French macarons EVER. MY FAVORITE. I absolutely LOVE everything about them.
I got one of each flavour (minus chocolate and lemon): Passionfruit, Red Velvet, Strawberry Rhubarb, and Salted Caramel.
Trust me, after trying so many times to make them myself, my appreciation for them is a bajillion times greater.
Sometimes it’s nice to let yourself indulge a little… just because
Tuesday was such a nice day~ It was especially nice since I was recovering from my 24hr flu.
To celebrate the beautiful weather, Matthew and I had a day-long date! ♥
We stopped by Annette’s (in Lincoln Park) for some Italian ice before making our way to the lakefront~
It was soooooooooo windy. My hair was braided, but that was quickly undone by the wind
I felt lucky to be in the city. The lake is so pretty (although the wind nearby is quite violent O_O) and I am really enjoying my carefree student life in Chicago haha~
But exams are next week so I’ll have to live on this memory until summer break REALLY begins!
PS-I also spammed the internet with all my Instagrams. So if you don’t already, follow me: fannehsm!
This is sort of a post about nothing… unless you like boxes as much as I do!
I went to visit Leeza at the Marc by Marc Jacobs store again. All the Spring stuff came in so I wanted to check it out~
I ended up with some new things, but I’ll show you guys later. (I’m trying to build suspense—is it working?)
Anyway, I asked Leeza for some gift-boxes. Because who doesn’t love boxes?? I also wanted them for storing my purses.
Leeza gave me some of the beautiful HATBOXES! SO PRETTY!!!!!
And the answer is: Yes, I DO like packing things into boxes
PS- Matthew helped me take these photos, did I do a good job directing him?
I guess you can call them my “lucky shoes” because this pair is BLACKJACK!
“WASSUP, WE 2NE1!” XD
In case you haven’t noticed, I am a HUGE 2NE1 fan (Dara biased). Last summer, Matt and I hopped onto a plane to go to their New Evolution tour in New Jersey. Not only did Holly send me the BEST CARE PACKAGE EVER full of 2NE1 stuff, but I prepared a little something extra.
The most important travel and concert staple is comfortable shoes.
I decided to make my own Blackjack shoes! (from 2NE1 TV Season 1!) Using acrylic paint, I hunched over each shoe for ~3 hrs.
I had been RAVING about Keds all year so they were my obvious choice of shoe (also it was a good canvas).
Whenever I wear these, they make me happy and people always ask me where I got them. This is important because I am bad at starting conversation and making friends T__T
So thank you, shoes, for making me more sociable.
PS- These are ~1 year old so they have some paw prints and crease marks.
I’m a bad student, I skipped my morning classes last Wednesday.
Instead, Matthew and I stood in line for the opening of the new Madewell store on Rush St. They were giving out free gift-cards! Of course we had to go! And OF COURSE Matthew had to be dragged along to give me his! (They only sell female clothing )
We went with Amanda who is OBSESSED with Madewell. Her friend was first in line. She was there at 7:30am—the store opens at 10am.
It was SUPER COLD, OMG. What happened to Spring?!
Amanda, our saviour, bought hot chocolate for us. Near opening, the staff was really nice and started passing out coffee too!
I really needed the hot cup of coffee to warm up my hands—they were frozen from Instagramming!
If you tagged with #madewellchicago, they had a printer that would print out your Instagram photos. We went a little crazy.
Matt and I each ended up with a $10 gift-card. But Amanda got $100 and her friend got $50!
I had already decided what I wanted prior to our trip, these pretty little ring things!
Matthew and I had breakfast after and then went to class. What an eventful and exciting morning!
I almost regret not waking up earlier everyday… almost.
PS- Sorry, a lot of photos are from my Instagram! (Follow me @fannehsm!)
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to properly write out my feelings here.
Ever since I’ve started working part-time
at Abercrombie I’ve also stopped blogging often. I’ve only managed to blog “big things” like contests
What also comes into play is that I hate looking at such a huge block of text. I prefer having photos to show, but I haven’t taken many photos (darn this iPhone!)
There is also the “so what?” factor.
Looking back at my older posts, I wrote a lot about new places and fun events. It’s not that I haven’t done anything recently, I just haven’t bothered to take photos and write about it. Because sometimes it’s disheartening not knowing whether people read or if they care
But I realized, I care. So I will be trying to do more of those kinds of posts. Because I enjoyed them. Because I liked sharing these experiences.
Here’s to more adventures and dedication to doing what you love!
Note: I didn’t want this post to emphasize that I feel unappreciated by a lack of readers. I am just slightly disappointed in myself for not feeling confident and taking care to write more about my daily adventures. I appreciate your support though! It warms my heart, haha XD
After realizing I’ve had ramyun and custard 3x this week, I decided to get my health in check. Starting with NEW TRAINING SHOES!
…who am I kidding? These trainers were brought home because they were pretty. I mean look at this zigzag detail.
The atomic purple and anthracite black color combo gave my heart excitement that I hope to see again on the treadmill!
But lesbi-honest (any ‘Pitch Perfect’ fans here?) the only exercise these shoes will be doing is walking the dog.
I take pictures with this doggy every day, every hour, every bath he gets. I figured maybe I should share some tips!
(Please ignore my messiness, I just wrestled him into a bath and blow-dry)
The best tip: ALWAYS have your smile on.
If you are waiting for the dog to cooperate, you can ruin the photo with your unprepared facial expression.
Have fun & ENJOY~
I know it’s been a while but I promise I’ve come back with EXCITING NEWS!
I am the SUPER ECSTATIC recipient of a $2500 Marc Jacobs gift certificate!!!!!!!
The staff at Marc by Marc Jacobs (Wicker Park) was super accommodating and very friendly. Leeza literally climbed the walls to show me their new merchandise.
Too Hot To Handle Satchel in Black.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCES!
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Hello! This is Fanny~ I am a student and aspiring photographer in Chicago.
Come along as I conquer the thrillingly unpredictable adventure that is life!