Wednesday, September 30, 2015
- Cotton knit
- Plain, no patterns
- Not dry clean
- Price to an extent - under $50
Anyway. This is my first foray into the men's section for finding clothes. It sucks that women's clothing is dominated with acrylics and polyesters - either 100% or blended with rayon/viscose. Nothing is ever 100% cotton. I'm actually very curious to the reason why. It's almost like you can only choose 2 of 3 - price, style, or quality. Does anyone have any knowledge on this? Is it a business reason? I'd love to know more about it if I knew where to start. Initial googling did not really educate me at all.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
I've been back at my parents' house for the weekend, so that means food and relaxing in the suburban serenity that is Northern Illinois. Here are a couple photos from this weekend.
Union Station Great Hall
A pond by my house.
Today's lunch - mom's homemade eggrolls, rice vermicelli, romaine lettuce, and nuoc mam.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Haven't posted an outfit here in a while, mainly because my summer outfits have been on repeat. I own probably 3 dresses, and 2 of them are the same black swing dress. We had a touch of cold weather this weekend, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Nothing makes me happier than wearing long pants and chambray. Just want to quickly share some photos from today.
My brother, boyfriend, and I hit up a local brunch spot/cafe today - Bourgeois Pig in Lincoln Park. It's a cute little place, that looks like it used to be a large house that was refitted to be a cafe. I went with a drip coffee, which was gigantic and split with my boyfriend. My brother went with the orange juice, which came in a cute mason jar.
After brunch, we dropped my brother off at Union Station and on our way back to the north loop, I took a pic of this mural on Adams and State. Weird little octopus thing that's been there since my intern days.
All in all - a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
I'm slowly unpacking from storage my cold weather clothes, as we're about to see a return of 60 degree weather here in Chicago. The list is composed mainly of shoes, outerwear, and accessories - with a few key pieces actual clothing that were under heavy rotation last Fall. I doubt that'll be different this Fall, except for a pair of new jeans that I'm still searching for. * indicates a new addition.
1. Camel Boots - Vince Camuto, worn to near death
2. Light Grey Scarf - H&M
*. Black Roshe Runs - Nike
4. Black Jeans - Old Navy (to be fair, these are an all year piece for me)
5. Red Plaid Flannel - Uniqlo
6. Navy Blue Vest - Eddie Bauer
7. Black Long Sleeve Scoop Neck - H&M
8. Water Proof Trench - Nordstrom, Ellen Tracy
9. Grey Wedge Boots - Sperry
*. Black Leather Jacket - Nordstrom, Ted Baker
I think next on my list of purchases is a jean jacket, and I've been eying the Levi's one that Andrea from Seasons and Salt has, since it fits all my criteria. That'll be #3 of this season's purchases. #4 will probably be a pair of jeans. The first two were the Roshe Runs and my leather jacket. I'm actually quite proud of myself for not being spendy on clothing the past couple months. As you may have noticed, I've stopped participating in Fran's budgeting bloggers link up.
Short post today, since work has been kicking my ass for the past month, and I'm in a slump. I guess the whole writing for 30 days straight is out the window!
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
On a related note - this month, I've brought some black Nike Roshe Ones into my shoe wardrobe and they've become my favorite shoe to wear. I don't think I've ever been a sneaker person, but I think I'm starting to become one. They're by no means shoes that I would run in (lift, definitely), but they look quite cute on and are a dream to walk in.
I think I'm also going to try this 30 day writing challenge again this month!