Corduroy Jumper on Campus

I can't believe that this is my third fall not going back to school. Although it feels like it has been that long, it certainly makes me realize how fast time has gone. I've never been the type that thrives in a school setting, but sometimes the fall makes me miss going back. I think it's because fall reminds me of a new start, but that should be happening regardless soon enough.

This Sunday Dino and I walked around the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park. Since I've never been there, and Dino hadn't since before he started his MBA on the downtown campus, we decided to make our way over there. The campus was serene with its gardens, architecture, and overall prestigiousness, I was in awe.

I wore this corduroy jumper that I recently purchased at H&M. I remember having a similar jumper during my childhood, talk about throwback!

Top 5 Brunch Places in the West Loop

For those who say they don't love brunch, you're lying. Just kidding, but really, though, besides the fear of being called "basic" what's not to love?

Personally, brunch gives me a sunny disposition on the rest of the day with its unique breakfast cuisines and possibly a mimosa, or two. My boyfriend and I love trying different spots all over the city, but the West Loop, in particular, is slowly becoming one of our favorite spots in the city.

Here are a few of our favorite places:

1. The Publican- A cool, communal atmosphere with large tables. The food isn't your traditional brunch and focuses heavily on seafood and pork dishes.
2. The Allis- This is located below the Soho House. It's a creative, rustic, and grand venue offering light breakfast bites, plus coffee and tea.
3. Bar Siena- A casual, Italian restaurant that serves great shareable brunch plates.
4. Nosh and Booze- A pop-up restaurant that serves southern style breakfast (pictured below).
5. Little Goat Diner- The Bull's Eye French Toast is unbelievable. I would recommend going here for all breakfast classics and then some.

What to Wear: Football Season

Find the blue tunic here. Find the red tunic here.

Football season is officially here. Not to be the stereotypical girl, but I don't watch football... like ever. I have a lot of girlfriends that do but my favorite part of football season is everyone getting together on a Sunday with food and drinks.

Since I'm all about comfort, especially on Sunday's, I decided to wear my new Mint Julep tunics. These slouchy dolman tunics are the comfy staple that was missing from my wardrobe. I have been wearing mine all weekend depending one whichever one is clean, haha.

The regular price is $48, but they are now on sale for $24. Usually, these tunics were only on sale on Sunday's, but now they are officially available at this price any day of the week. Yay! I may or may not be wearing mine right now. :)

Hanging With Happy Socks

Apparently, Sunday's CAN get even cozier with the right pair of socks! I'm excited to collaborate with this funky Swedish brand called Happy Socks. I'm in love with the goody package filled with eccentric patterns.

I couldn't stop laughing during this shoot because the photographer (Dino, my boyfriend) had to crouch in the smallest corners of our studio apartment to find the right angle and lighting. I definitely owe him for his tenacity!

Fall Transition

I've always loved Fall. The chilly weather, pumpkin spice everything (yes, I'm that person), and the fashion. Every year I have the tendency to shop like I did when I would go back to school... new shoes, sweaters, and jeans. Fall tends to be my gateway into a shopping frenzy and it's a tough habit to break.

I often forget about the long dresses I've bought for summer that transition perfectly into my fall wardrobe. Throwing on a jean jacket and booties allow me to wear my long dresses far into the chilly weather! It's definitely a win-win for my bank account and it gives me the ability to wear my favorite dresses longer.

Irresistible Me Review

I've always had naturally curly hair and one thing that I cannot stand doing is straightening my hair. In the past, I bought cheap straighteners because I didn't want to make an investment in something that I didn't think I would use. Before I would have to set aside an extra 30 minutes to style my hair, straightening each piece. #curlyhairprobs

I started using Irresistible Me's diamond hair styler, a professional styling iron. I'm able to finish my hair in ten minutes or less because the iron not only heats up fast, but you can change the settings to find the right degrees for your hair. This is perfect for my hair because I have the most stubborn waves that never want to stay stick straight, I'm pretty sure I use the hottest setting haha. I'm so happy I found something that works for me!

Summer Vibes- Lincoln Park

I've been extremely unmotivated when it comes to updating my blog this summer. I can't believe how fast this summer has gone, well, mostly the weekends.

Lately, I've been working on gratitude for the good in my life. I'm thankful for the people that surround me, summer is meant to slow things down and enjoy the few nice months we have in Chicago.

My family visited this weekend and there's nothing better than spending time with them and showing them around a city I've almost lived in for two years (I can't believe it!). We spent a little some time walking around Lincoln Park Zoo and Old Town.