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Beauty

Curly Girl

I’m going to let you in on two little secrets: 1) I only wash my hair every 3-5 days. 2) I haven’t used shampoo in nearly 7 years. I know, you’re thinking “what in the world?! That’s disgusting!” But let me tell you some other things: 1) Curls are fundamentally different from the root from straight hair. 2) Curls dont benefit from shampoo whatsoever. In fact, it’s super bad for them. 3) By cutting ...
Lifestyle

Upcycled Planting for Earth Day!

Whaaaaat?! Two posts in one day?! Crazy talk! But I’m super pumped about these so I want to share them ASAP. Chicago does that thing there it’s freaking freezing for so much of the year that our growing season doesn’t really officially start until Mother’d Day. But Earth Day is a good day to start planning and planting heartier stuff. For me, I like to start inside and work my way out. So I ventured to my local garden ...
Style

Flying my Nerd Flag in Wedges

This past weekend, I got an awesome opportunity to promote my show at a convention. Columbia College Chicago does their own version of C2E2 and brought us on board to talk about Badfic Love! The panel was great, we got asked some interesting questions, and generically got to share this great show! And of course, it being spring and all, I used the opportunity to break out a pair of wedges for the occasion. Hope everyone had a great weekend! ...
Style

Striped Skirt & Spring Flowers

Spring has officially arrived in Chicago enough that flowers are being planted in the beds around downtown. Color me excited! I love all the bright pops of color amid a sea of grey and concrete. It’s a super refreshing change. I found a code for a free Julep Maven Bridal Box not too long ago and am finally getting to trying out all the awesome colors I received. Look out for a review of the colors coming up soon! I don’t claim to ...
Style

Denim and a Pattern

I somehow magically managed to survive tech week! My show is open and on its feet and I couldn’t be happier. This is always my favorite part of the process- the run of the show. Rehearsals are fun and all and it’s a great time to get to know everyone but the run of the show is when I feel like I really get to connect with my cast. It’s also when I’m more in my element. Working as a stagehand for so long, I’m so ...
Lifestyle, Style

Easter Dress

I totally get why everyone loves pastels and light floral patterns and stuff for easter but I’m all about bold colors and patterns. So I pulled this Francesca’s dress out of my closet for the celebrations today. It’s from two years ago but continues to be a favorite of mine. Paired with this H&M denim jacket and an Aldo necklace, and we’re all set for a picnic on the beach! Everyone was looking extra cute today. ...
Style

Spring! Florals and Color in the Office

Spring has really and truly officially arrived in Chicago. And by that I mean today is properly rained instead of snowing. And construction vehicles are out in full force. My favorite joke about Chicago weather is that we have four seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction. We’re finally moving out of Still Winter and into Construction which means it’s going to rain a lot but not be cold anymore! Alas, with ...
Food, Lifestyle

Virgin Hotels, Two Zero Three Coffee House

Right down the street from my work, a new Virgin Hotel has opened up. And with the hotel came this great coffee shop called Two Zero Three — the name comes from their address. They’ve done a spectacular job of hyping themselves right on their building so I was already excited for them to open up. Then Chicagoist and Chicago Eater both hyped the place and I got even MORE excited to find out that it was a coffee and wine bar. Color ...
Style

Window Pane Blouse

Flash sales are a dangerous thing for me. Ann Taylor Loft had one this past weekend and I caved and got this blouse (It’s still on sale!). It is hands down the best purchase I have made in a long time. It’s lightweight, classic with a twist, and matches so much in my wardrobe. I’m thinking of doing a series of posts styling it three different ways. Thoughts?   Top (on sale!) | Bag | Shoes | Necklace
Style

Back in Action

I am such a whiny baby when it comes to being sick. A small case of the sniffles and I instantly become that person walking around with a box of kleenex attached to my hip. But I usually at least tough it out. This entire last week, I was entirely out of commission for most of the week. Friday, though, I finally felt good enough to get out of the house. And go directly to rehearsal for a choir concert. So I celebrated with some bright spring ...