What an eventful weekend it was! I woke up at 7am! So much time to enjoy the lovely hot-in-the-sun-but-chilly-in-the-shade spring weather.
After a lovely yoga session at Millennium Park followed by brunch, Matthew and I went to check out the opening of the new Bloomingdale Trail, aka the 606.
The trail was previously an elevated railroad track and has been converted into a park.
The sun was shining, the trail was bustling, and doggies were abundant.
Next time, we’ll bring our own YogiBear!
Hope you were able to enjoy the lovely weather as well :)
Matthew and I have decided that we are fancy and will be having afternoon tea from time to time.
This requires a later wake-up time than brunch and more tea drinking for Matthew (he doesn’t often drink tea).
I had tea at the Allis in Soho House with Eve for her birthday in March. Because we fancy like that, haha.
But I liked the egg salad sandwich so much that I wanted to come again for Matthew to try.
The decor is very much to my liking as well. I have decided that black metal framed windows and egg salad sandwiches are for me.
Matthew had the African Amber tea and I went with Jade Green tea.
Afternoon Tea at the Allis includes wing-back chairs, herringbone hardwood floors, beautiful tea sets, egg salad (and other) finger sandwiches and fancy cakes & pastries. And clotted cream.
Revised list: black frame windows, egg salad sandwiches and clotted cream.
Hope your weekend was as fancy and delicious as ours was.
I’ve been needing new glasses since… forever. And since Warby Parker does the whole buy one, give one thing, why not now?
I chose 5 frames for their Home Try-On program:
What do you think?
To hipster or not to hipster, that is the question.
Oh the weather outside is frightful! But the fire is so delightful~
Holly sent home a package and inside were these weird legging things that are weird but I love them because they are so cozy omg.
But! THIS WAS INSIDE TOO!
It is an electronic handwarmer/phone charger! It’s BOTH!
The warming mode (M1) is super quick and within a minute, I can rub it all over my frozen face—I mean I don’t do that, that’s weird.
I haven’t actually tried the charging mode (M2) yet, but I’m not sure how well it will charge. It only lasted 1~2 hrs for warming.
But it’s super cute and is only used for extreme warming/charging conditions so I’ll let that slide.
Thank you, Holly! I hope you are enjoying your gifts too~
This is a late Christmas post…or is it an on-time bragging post? Hmmmm.
Either way, I just wanted to share the beautiful (and SHINY) things I got for my birthday/Christmas from Matthew ♥
I had finally spent the last of my prize money and couldn’t afford the pretty watch we saw at Marc by Marc Jacobs :( I know, #firstworldproblem.
Matthew surprised me with this beauty on my birthday (initially intended as a Christmas present, he couldn’t wait)!
And when I first saw this necklace in the J.Crew catalogue, I was done. Christmas list is done.
No idea when I’ll wear it (it’s a bit extravagant) but SO HAPPY!
How much more would I weigh with all my new bling on?
For Christmas, we made gingerbread houses!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I was the winner of our 3-person contest, haha.
In this beautiful (aka super-freezing-and-I-got-stuck-to-the-gate) snowy weather, I took my sturdily-built gingerbread house out!
The red in the peppermint candies started to run a little, but it looked so pretty in the “polar vortex” as they are calling it.
Stay warm, Chicago!
PS- The purple thing on top was supposed to make my house more “TARDIS”-y… Do they make TARDIS/Doctor Who-themed gingerbread house kits?
I finally decided to dye my hair again! I liked how it turned out last time so much that I went for it again: Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring in the shade Mocha Pink.
This time I decided to do a more thorough/visually-aiding post… a VIDEO!
The bottom half of my hair in the “Before” is from dying it last time. You can see that it doesn’t get much lighter and instead blends in better.
Here is a link to my previous post on the same hair dye. It came out lighter last time because of the summer sun exposure. If you wanted slightly lighter results, use it in the summer!
I hope this was helpful and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Sleigh bells ringing
Are you listening
In the lane
Snow is glistening
This year has been a whirlwind of excitement and growth.
With each post, I became more confident in myself as a photographer, writer, and person.
I hope to continue sharing my adventures with you.
Thank you for all the love!
The best thing about a white winter is the plethora of dog-in-snow photos!
So to accompany my year-end farewell, here are some photos of Yogi
earning treats frolicking in his new sweater.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
If you haven’t noticed, December is coming. Both my birthday and Christmas within a week of each other! To give an idea of some things I’d like, I have curated a list~ Hop to it! :P
OCC Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 4 Set // Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis A Levrs Glossy Stain, #9 // Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl, No Regrets // Nars Satin Lip Pencil, Luxembourg // MUFE Aqua Shadow Essentials, Pop of Color (navy, taupe, black) // LUSH, no shower jelly // H2O+~ Spa Sea Salt Purifying // J.Crew mirror metallic oxfords // J.Crew jewelry // ZARA silver braided chain necklace // ZARA triangular studded necklace // ZARA double-sided soft checked scarf, red/green // ZARA combined lace scarf, grey // Longchamp tote, black, navy, olive, burgundy // Fjallraven Kanken backpack, Ox Red // Lunasol Cheek Brush N (not pictured)
What are something you’re looking forward to receiving this year?
What better way to start a new week than to recap the Halloween weekend?
Of course, I’ll actually be jumping 3 years back to 2010… when I dressed up as Dara from 2NE1’s Fire music video.
This has to be one of my favorite KPOP concepts and the most difficult, time-consuming, and fun costumes I have ever completed.
Enjoy my amateur photography (and makeup) skills from then and the result of my 14hr feather-sewing-marathon!
HINT: This costume MAY OR MAY NOT be debuting in a movie project!
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!