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A Day In The Life

I can’t believe it’s been a year, huh? It seems like just a few weeks ago when my very first post went live on September 19, 2011. If you ask me, I’ve really enjoyed the times I’ve spent creating new content for my own little piece of the internet. Of course there were also times when joy gave way to stress and I wanted to pull my hair out, but nothing crazy.

 

 

I’ve learned a great deal. Went from not knowing what cache and cookies were to improvising html tricks here and there. A  year ago I didn’t know how much of a difference this blog would make in my life. And now I’m glad I do. So in celebration of Lulu Abroad’s first blogiversary I present you with “A Day in The Life”, a close look at my routine as a personal style blogger.

 

And of course, the blog wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for each one of you who stop by to check on me. Thank you for reading. Cheers! 

 

A Day At The Zoo

Ever since my husband and I moved to Chicago the Lincoln Park Zoo has become one of our top rated things to do on the weekends. During our last trip, we filmed another video lookbook edited by the sound of “Jar of Hearts”. Push play to watch:

 

 
Perfect days like this are what Chicago summers are famous for. If you haven’t visited, you must. Little insider tip: entrance to the zoo is totally free!

 
 

Bobbi Brown

 

Last night Taylor (friend and blogger at The Wearist) and I stopped by Bobbi Brown on Michigan Avenue to preview the fall collection.

 
 

Welcomed by Rita (whom I adore and also beauty contributor at Chitown Fashionista) and Yanita, beauty and fashion blogger  at Manolos Manicures & This Mom we learned more than a few useful makeup tricks from these ladies, including eyeliner 101 (which I could use to improve the cat-eye, six ways how to video).

 
 

There are a lot more images on Lulu Abroad’s fan page if you wanna take an extra peek at what went on at the event and remember to follow on instagram (@luluabroad) for instant pics and updates

 
 

Retro Beachwear

Today’s outfit is one of my favorites I’ve posted here on the blog (more so than the first video lookbook) I’ve been promising myself a retro inspired halter one-piece swimsuit like the one seen in this video lookbook for ages now.
 

 

But adding to the sad truth I’ve put on a few pounds I had no excuse but to cheer myself up with something cute that would flatter my body, give me confidence (even though I’m not in my ideal shape) and enjoy some compliments from other ladies at the beach. Heck yeah who wouldn’t? Anyone interested in purchasing this piece should be warned: sizes run extremely small so make sure you go at least two sizes up when ordering. Stay tuned for the outfit post that will follow!

 
 

Closet Conversations

 

Early this week the lovely Nikia from Chitown Fashionista hosted a brunch to announce the launch of a new video series. Over sweet mimosas and danishes, we all went bananas for the idea. Closet Conversations is an in-depth look at fabulous closets that belong to fabulous people in Chicago.

 

 
The first episode features Sally Schwatz, founder of the Randolph Street Market who I had the pleasant opportunity to meet that afternoon. And wow, she’s just like she is in the video! So spontaneous it made me jealous. It’s a monthly hook-up deal (certainty once a day would be too much. right? No!) and I honestly can hardly wait for the next episodes.

Summer Days

 

 

 

 

 

topshop shirt and bikini, tom ford sunglasses, forever 21 ring(similar here)

 

 

 

 

Video Lookbook


 

Time to try something new around here. Last month I ventured on my first music video in celebration of my birthday. Now I’ve decided to take that insight and implement fashion into it (which is kind of what I was trying anyways) It’s the same idea behind the outfit posts (which will be next) but they’re outfit videos, get it? With the addition of a little script and my singing on the background (not to worry, all under the 2 min rule) Let’s hear what you think?