And that’s what I wore to a fun afternoon at the Lincoln Park Zoo, where we filmed the new video look book “Jar of Hearts”. It was hot and I was lazy, so comfort took the lead here. Wondering about the bright orange top? Rechillier is the technique, craftmenship that originated in northeast Brazil. It transitioned to mainstream in the past few years and now you can find it pretty much anywhere in the country. Definitely one of my favorite international pieces.
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!
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.
This year I was lucky enough to have mom here for mother’s day. You know, from Brazil to the US is not exactly a short ride and we don’t always get to celebrate together. My mom is an example of perseverance and determination. She’s a super woman and my biggest suporter.
It’s scary how much our hands look alike (it’s the same hand I swear) and strange that we both sit with legs crossed and rest the right hand in between (the last one only came to my attention a couple of years ago). It’s nice to go down memory lane and celebrate how lucky I am to have her in my life. Hope you all are enjoying Mother’s day as much I as am.
When asked by the beautiful Andrea from Blonde Bed Head how I’d describe my style, I went blank, question mark followed. Other people make it sound so easy to self-evaluate like that when I have a hard time choosing between orange and pink. So rather than trying to fit into a flat category (never been ordinary anyways) I just like to let my surroundings and background flip the pages of my style story. This scarf tie, for example, could illustrate the Carmen Miranda inspired chapter in my life, don’t you think?
You’ve seen the transformation both my regular closet and accessories closet went through. Now I wanna know from you what I can’t seem to decide for myself. Who wins?
But first, for some insight. I bet you’re wondering if everything stays neatly organized like that on any given day and the answer is a straight “no.” Like a normal 25 year old who often doesn’t have time for lunch, I also don’t have time to color coordinate my shoes in a perfect line. That being said, I did my share of the work by picking individual favorites (cause you deserve a break). But you pick the final winner. Deal?
Best Space Savor :: Shoe shelves. No brainner, shoes take and make the most room. (accessories closet)
Best Make It Pretty, Useful :: Round box set. It’s adorable but also hides so much junk for me. (regulat closet)
Best Bang For Your Buck :: Yellow walls. Never underestimate what two coats of paint can do to a boring room. (accessories closet)
Most Clever :: Bracelet solution. A candle holder holds watches for a living. True story. (regular closet)