My Favorite Things!

Even though fall is quickly approaching I thought I’d still share with everyone some of my favorite things for the summer season…

…When it comes to summer fashion I like to keep things fly and fresh. I find that there are a lot of great bargains to be found so I don’t have to break the bank. Taking it easy in the summer leaves you plenty of cash to spend when fall comes, which is my favorite shopping season! Right now I’m loving my Old Navy toe loop sandals and my Nike 6.0 Air Morgan Dunks. I like to pair my sandals with my Hope t-shirt and some big gold earrings. If I feel like channeling my inner around-the-way girl I put on my Dunks with some jeans and a plain white fitted tee to complete the look. This summer I’ve really been loving gold accessories such as my treble clef necklace and my Juicy charm bracelet. They go with everything I wear be it dressed up or down. I’m all about keeping it cool and comfortable when I’m enjoying myself at hot events such as the Taste of Chicago and outdoor music festivals. My jumpsuit from Forever 21 paired with a retro fanny pack help me do just that. I’m hands free to eat as much as I want and throw my hands up to my favorite song. I enjoy clothes that are versatile like my yellow tunic that I got for a steal at Francesca’s Boutique here in Chicago. Since I’m vertically challenged (& loving it), I can either wear it as a dress with a pair of flats or cinch it up with a cute belt and wear it over a pair of skinny jeans. Gotta love it!


1. 7 for All Mankind Jeans, shopbop.com, $185 2. Treble Clef Necklace, girlprops.com, $5.99 3. Toe Loop Sandals, oldnavy.com, $19.50 4. Nike 6.0 Air Morgan, zumiez.com, $74.95 5. Navy Silk Jumpsuit, forever21.com, $24.80 6. OBEY Hope T-Shirt, karmaloop.com, $32 7. Vinyl Fanny Pack, americanapparel.net ,$17 8. Yellow Tunic, francescascollections.com, $13.50 9. Juicy Couture Charm Bracelet, juicycouture.com, $68

Just as much as I love fashion, I love beauty…

…I don’t wear full make-up everyday but when I am headed out the door I throw on some M.A.C. Lustreglass, swipe on some blush, and give my lashes a lift with CoverGirl’s lash blast mascara. It’s a clean look I can wear straight from work to drinks with an addition of Maybelline eyeliner. My favorite fragrance of the moment is Japanese Cherry Blossom from Bath and Body Works. It’s not overbearing and I always get compliments on it. To keep my skin amazingly soft I use Johnson’s baby oil in the morning and in the evening before I get my beauty rest. It has a soft, clean scent and doesn’t fight for attention with any perfume I wear. To keep my hair moisturized and shiny I use Biosilk silk therapy. Whether I’m rocking kinky twists or a bob hair is healthy and glowing. I love getting a mani-pedi (what girl doesn’t) and when I do I go for OPI’s ‘You’re Such a Kabuki Queen.’ It’s a fun, punchy color that’s perfect for the summer season. When it’s all said and done and I’m back in after a night on the town, I always remember to take it all off with Neutrogena’s Make-Up Remover Wipes. After using one of these my face feels clean, smooth, and refreshed!

1. Japanese Cherry Blossom Lotion & Eau du Toilette, bathandbodyworks.com, $18.50 & $9.50 2. Johnson’s Baby Oil, walgreens.com, $4.99 3. Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Wipes, walgreens.com, $6.99 4. CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara, covergirl.com, $7.99 5. Biosilk Silk Therapy, target.com, $22.99 6. OPI Nail Lacquer, opi.com, Sally Beauty Supply, $8.50 7. Maybelline Define-A-Lash Eyeliner, walgreens.com, $5.69 8. M.A.C. Lustreglass in Instant Gold, maccosmetics.com, $14

Hey girl! Share your thoughts!

  • I like how you mentioned toe loop sandals. I think that is the sexiest summer footwear for women. It looks like they are wearing toe rings on their big toes. It just looks so sexy!