February 14, 2015

Love My City with Shinola

Zara coat (old) / Rebecca Minkoff Purse / Tory Burch Sunglasses / Vintage Boots / Shinola Watch

Today I'm sharing my favorite things about Chicago (my city!) with Shinola. I'm pretty dedicated to my own neighborhood, especially in winter I don't stray very far. I live in the West Loop (or River West if you want to get real specific) and so that places me near some of the best restaurants and bars in the city - all of which I frequent, you could even call me an amateur foodie.

For coffee and donuts on the weekend we love to hit up Glazed and Infused. I love that there's always something inventive or fun to pick up, case in point, their conversation heart donuts they have this week are so appropriate for Valentine's Day.

I try to frequent the taco joint DeCero as much as I possibly can. It's not especially fancy or 'new' but you can always find a table, the tacos are cheap and delicious and I'm never disappointed. There are a few other new spots in the neighborhood like Bar Takito and Cemitas Puebla, but I always end up going back to DeCero. 

One of our favorite bars in the area is Au Cheval (we have a cute story about a reel to reel there but that's for another post). Au Cheval is tiny and has amazing cocktails and food however- there is always a wait. You'd be smart to get there early or be prepared for the 2 hour waits. I'd suggest getting a drink at Lone Wolf while you wait! 

Finally, my MOST favorite thing as of late are all the awesome ramen restaurants opening up. Our main go-to is Cocoro for it's old school vibes and solid menu but lately we've been exploring  the new joints and I have great things to say about Slurping Turtle, Ramen-san, Wasabi and High Five. If you like ramen, do yourself a favor alright?

Let's bring it back to Shinola and their #LoveMyCity campaign. If I had to narrow it down to just 5 things, here is what I'd say are my favorite things about Chicago:
1. The amazing restaurants in the West Loop
2. The Lake and the fact that we have beautiful beaches to escape to in summer
3. I've always always been able to walk to work, it's my cardio :)
4. Barcades and Tiki Bars. I'm a kid at heart I guess 
5. The music and art scene here aren't too shabby. I love the local venues like Empty Bottle, Lincoln Hall and others. 

Thanks to Shinola for letting me show you guys what I love about my city and be sure to check out their amazing selection of watches (a gift for you or a friend?) here.

January 26, 2015

Black Cat

Reformation Blouse / Forever 21 skirt (old but love this style) / Rag & Bone Boots / Chanel Clutch

There are few things I love more than a sassy shirt. I couldn't possibly wear this one to work but for a girls night out? Mmmhmmmm. Just don't get the wrong idea, I swear I'm nice!

January 2, 2015

Range Chicago

Happy New Year everyone! Hopefully you had an awesome holiday and you're ready to start 2015 off right.

Before the holidays I had the pleasure of joining some other bloggers for a fantastic dinner at Range Chicago hosted by Rachel of An Eventful Life. I don't always post about these kinds of events because they aren't always that awesome but I'm happy to report that the dinner/service/environment at Range is spectacular. 

If you are looking for a great dining experience, or have a group of 15 people you need to make last minute brunch reservations for- this place is perfect.  I love high quality spots that don't have a waitlist of 4 months (cough, Girl and The Goat, cough).

Also if you happen to mention Hunter Style while dining there in January or February you will receive 10% off your bill! Woohoo! 

Let me know if you end up going there, I'd love to hear what you think!

December 18, 2014

Hey Asshole

Zara Heels (old but similar here) / Sole Society Purse

My boyfriend hates this t-shirt but I just love it. It's got that, "I don't give a shit" attitude that I really embrace these days. Maybe it's the older I get but I think, life is short, why waste your energy on things that really don't matter?

This brings me to another point- the fact that you may be seeing me much less lately on here. I've been doing the blog for 5 years now and it's really hard to let go but unfortunately I'm just too busy to spend as much time on it - and give you guys the really great content you deserve! So just a heads up, I'll be checking in here and there when I've got something REALLY GOOD to show you or tell you about, but no more daily posts. I suggest signing up for email updates so that you don't have to check back in every day to see if I have a new post up, this way it will just get sent right to you.

Thanks to everyone that has been following all these years, it's been a blast! So I'll see you here and there next year, still keep reaching out as I love to hear from you guys. And.. if you're really upset at this news... then I guess my t-shirt really hits home doesn't it?!

Have an amazing holiday!

December 16, 2014

Camel on Camel

Sometimes you just don't have time for pants! Like when you're incredibly hungover after a holiday party and you're thinking, who has time for pants, I need food! Let's find food! Which is where we headed, over to High Five Ramen, except that High Five Ramen doesn't open until 6pm (fail). So instead we went and saw a movie (Whiplash- really really good, highly recommend) and then finally made it to the ramen joint later.

A little tip if you intend to try this place out, it's small (maybe 20 people max) so head there early and add your name to the sign up sheet so that you aren't waiting around forever in hangry mode. High Five was sooo good and totally hit the spot. If you are a ramen lover like us, go all out and get the special with full spice!!

December 12, 2014

Holiday Dressing

Happy Friday! I'm sure many of you have holiday parties, events and places to attend over the next few weeks. We always dress up during the holidays so I try to get at least one new fun item to wear to all my events. In fact, we have a holiday party tonight we are going to! I've rounded up some of my favorite festive pieces on these here interwebs. Which one is your favorite?