If you’re looking for a killer Instagram-worthy dessert venue, be sure to stop by Bombobar in the West Loop of Chicago. The menu even has a suggestion for the best Insta filter for their desserts – Juno. Lol. I’ll have to admit that I did feel a bit trite going there upon reading that bit but hey, 6 million Frenchmen can’t be wrong right? 😉
Anyway, I’m glad I went. It’s a tiny dessert pick-up place with a walk-up window, and you just order your decadent drink/gelato/Munchkin-like donut holes and plop down on one of these cute chairs for a quick re-fuel, as well as nod to fellow photographers who are taking Insta/blog photos with their respective DSLRs and iPhones. I had a refreshing matcha cooler because it was unbearably hot that day….and the donut hole was decadence squared.
WHERE: 832 W Randolph St (behind Bar Siena)
Super excited to announce that I am now a BaubleBar Ambassador!! Accessories have the power to complete, if not elevate any look, so I was especially proud to stand behind one of the leading jewelry brands of our generation. Who can resist the youthfully modern, sumptuous baubles at reasonable prices? The one featured in this look is the BaubleBar Madelhari warrior bib, which you can snag here. Don’t you love the name of this piece?? I am obsessed with this over-the-top, unapologetic design – replete with rhinestones, metal, and tribal shapes! Ok, full confession: I chose this style because it was ever so redolent of Dylanlex pieces. Yes, the outlandishly exhibitionistic pieces with $500+ price tags! Unless you’ve been hiding under the rock the last 3 years, you’ve seen the likes of Gigi, Kendall, and We Wore What sporting them over their classic white Ts. This is why I really admire Baublebar. It completely democratizes High Street fashion by re-inventing what seemed unaffordable and bringing it to Main Street. I first fell in love with Baublebar when they collaborated with Ms. Glamorazzi back in the day. And then their collab with Olivia Palermo. To DIE for. I snagged the coveted pieces and cherish them still to this day 🙂
Make no mistake – You will be seen/noticed/heard with this statement necklace! People often like to play down hyperbolic pieces with understated ones but I went all out here with my intergalactic silver A-line skirt for maximum sparkle effect. Sometimes a streak of sartorial flamboyance is just what we need to spice up an ordinary day. Jazz up yours by experimenting with visual extremes – go for the riotous combos in colors and patterns and designs. Who said everything has to be easy on the eye? Moderation is a fatal thing…(For bonus points, who said these famous words???).
Now that we are smack down in the middle of summer, I thought I would update you guys on my fitness routine. My main form of exercise recently has been in the form of hardcore, indoor cycling, otherwise known as SoulCycle. I’ll go however many times my body can handle each week (if you’ve been, you will agree that soreness is inevitable), but on off-days, I’ll just hop on the treadmill for 15-20 minutes. Nothing too complicated, as it is the season of R&R!! However, this does not mean that I won’t be in workout clothes for a vast majority of the time–I practically live in them on off-duty days.
Down belowwww…Outfit, Workout, Post-Workout Smoothie
I’ll be doing many more fitness outfits in the near future, but just for reference, some of my favorite stores recently have been Bandier and Carbon 38 (best range of athleticwear–and so one-off!). My leggings are from Alo Yoga, which are available from both retailers. They are titled “moto leggings” which is rather fitting as they do resemble black pants with moto detailing. Talk about fashion doubling as sportswear.
As for the green top in this look from Lululemon, it’s out of stock unfortunately, but I’m sure you can find something similar from another brand. I love its simultaneous form and function so much that I bought it in three different colors, which I normally never do as I get really bored of the same style…It offers medium support, so you can really wear it to anything from jogging to yoga. I’ll link it down below anyway!