Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Winter Favorites!

My Winter Favorites

Living in Chicago can pretty much suck everyday in the winter. If you've ever experienced a Chicago winter, then you know what I'm talking about! This is seriously the only place you will get all 4 seasons in one week. Being that its been below 0 degrees here, we literally celebrated to get some 40 degree weather! It can be a little hard during the winter season, because it takes such a toll on your skin, the clothes you put on, even the type of mood your in! I've put together some of the items I absolutely CAN NOT live without, and I always find myself grabbing while in the store this season. I recommend all these items, seeing as though these are my current winter faves!

1. Eddie Bauer Valley Down Parka here  / 2. Bath and Body Works "Peach Bellini" Candle here / 3. LUXE Heels here / 4. LUSH Bath Bombs in Butterball/Avobath/Phoenix Rising herehere and here / 5. Little White Dress here / 6. Essie in Poor Lil Rich Girl here/
7. Burt Bee's Beeswax Lip Balm (local pharmacy) / 8. MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Diva here / 9. Misumi Black Ribbed Fleece Leggings here /10. ALDO Black Quilted Chain Purse here / 11. Oversized Sweaters ( I always buy mines from Zara in store, but you can find some here, here , and here12.Over the Knee Socks in-store here and similar here / 13. Clairsonic "Mia First" Skin Cleansing Device here / 14. Givenchy Leather Knee High Sheath Boots here / 15. MAC LipGlass in Viva Glam here 16. Cetaphil  (local pharmacy) 17. Pink Roses ( local market or floral shop)

I hope you girls enjoy some of my winter favorites. I am always wearing or using one if not a few of these items at any given time. For all my ladies going through this God- forsaken tundra...stay warm :) For those who are living in sunshiny states...and the weather is nice? Send a little shine our way: )

Hugs and Kisses

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ladies Who Tea....

Happy New Year ladies! I'm so excited this is the first post of the new year, and not to mention my birthday post!!! Yes, yours truly has just turned 24! I hear this is supposed to be my "Kobe Year"? I had such a great New Years this year. Just stayed home with family, watched movies and drank champagne the entire night. One thing about New Years is that my birthday is always right around the corner! My girls really came through for me this year, and I has such a blast! We did a tea party at The Drake Hotel in the Palm Court here in Chicago, and to say it was beautiful is a complete understatement. If you're ever in the Downtown Chicago area, I highly recommend getting afternoon tea. It was so much fun, and they seriously treated us like royalty! Everything from macaroons, to cucumber sandwiches were served, and it was delish! This birthday girl had no complaints! They also had a harpist playing the entire time, and she also played "Happy Birthday" just for me! Here are some shots via the camera roll......

Lauren showing us how it's done!

 I seriously felt like Marie Antoinette I was her in that moment.

  We dressed up in everything tea for the party, and that meant lace, pearls, gloves, the whole nine!

 How good was this chocolate mousse cake with cranberry on the side?

I seriously had the time of my life! Anyone who knows me, knows that my mission in life is to become Queen, or rule a country somewhere, so anything that makes me feel as a pretty big deal! Tea was followed by dinner at the Grand Luxe Cafe, and then Soundbar. We literally danced the entire night. I couldn't have asked for a better 24th birthday : )

Hugs and Kisses



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