Sunday, June 8, 2014

I Wanna Be Yours

When all your friends are busy working, it is hard to find the time to meet and catch up. Even though you all work in the same city, you all get out at different times and go home in different places. Days can become weeks and weeks can become months since the last time you have all seen each other. So when you do find a common day and time wherein you are all free, it is a celebration that hopefully will go without a hitch.

It was an extremely warm day in the city in the day we decided to meet. It felt like the temperature was in the 90s even though they said it was only going to be in the 80s. Walking around was a struggle if you did not dress and drink right. As soon as I got out of the train station, I regretted not bringing a bottle of water with me. It was pure sunshine outside without a single breeze to be felt. Fortunately,  I was able to pass by a cafe and bought myself an iced coffee and all was right again especially when we went to the Bowery Mural after brunch.

Outfit Details: Floral Shorts - Brandy & Melville, Black Crop Top - TopShop, Black Kimono - H&M

Accessories Details: Oak Alexa Bag - Mulberry, Oak Sandals - J.Crew, Sunnies - Hugo Boss
I've had these floral shorts for a really long time now and I'm so sad that the garter is starting to loosen up. They're my favorite pair and I have worn them with everything and brought them everywhere. The same goes for my Alexa bag. I remember I begged my mother if I can get the bag when they first came out and I am so glad I got them then because its price today is almost double of what I paid. Even though it looks a bit worn out now ( because I use it all the time every summer), I still consider it one of my favorites and I will never give it away....sorry, sister. 

Arm Party-goers: Watch - Tag Heuer,  Everyone Else - Henri Bendel

Currently watching the Tony's and I really want to watch Book of Mormon, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder,  Aladdin, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch more than ever now.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

O/Fly On - Chicago, Day Two

My mother once told me that my lucky element is water. Water brings me good luck and somehow, I just always end up living by the water. My first apartment in New York was by the Hudson and now my second apartment is by the East. Whenever I'm by the water, I just always feel happy so it is no surprise that my favorite day in Chicago involved going to the beach.

One of the best beaches in Chicago is the Oak Street Beach. It's right at the beginning of the North Side and is also steps away from the Magnificent Mile making it perfect if you forgot to bring a pair of bathing suit or sunglasses. As soon as we get there, I was giddy with joy. I just love the beach. I may not like swimming in it but I love everything else about it. The sun was shinning so bright but not too bright that it became too hot. In other words, it was perfect and it seemed like we were not the only ones who thought so because the beach became packed a few minutes after we got there. 

Outfit Details: Bikini Top - Aerie, Bikini Bottom - PacSun, Wayfarers - RayBan
After two hours of laying under the sun, you can pretty much guess I got toasted. In just two hours at the beach, I got darker than when I was in the beach in San Diego last March for three days. I'm not complaining though. Toasted and tan is exactly what I was going for. I could have spent the whole day just laying under the sun but like I said...I was going for toasted and not roasted. After the beach, my friend and I decided to have a Chicago staple - deep-dish pizza and I was glad we decided to eat this after the beach because I would not feel comfortable tanning after eating such a hearty meal.

Outfit Details: White Dress - Forever 21, Tan Sweater - Forever 21, Black Sandals - American Eagle Outfitters

Accessories Details: Gold Grandfather Watch - Michael Kors, Gold Bracelet - J. Crew
When the other day we went to the usual tourist spots, this time around we went to somewhere off the beaten path a.k.a Williamsburg of Chicago a.k.a Hispterville a.k.a. Lincoln Park/Wicker Park. As soon as you get there, you will see boutiques after boutiques of interesting clothes and records as well as all types of cafes and restaurants. Too bad we were still full from our lunch because I really wanted to try all the foods they had to offer.

P.S. Have you guys listened to Coldplay's new album? It's so beautiful both lyrically and musically. Here's my favorite song in the whole album. It tugs something in my heart that I almost forgot about.