When in Wilmette

Monday, August 24, 2020

If you're visiting Chicago, explore the city first. After living here for 5 years, we've used most of its great locations for my blog photoshoots. 

On top of my list are Honeycomb (also here), Chicago River Walk, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, the City Beach, Buckingham Fountain and the Bean, beautiful Chicago bridges, Lincoln Park with its zoo, the farm, and conservatory.

Afterwards it's time to look for hidden gems in the nearby suburbs. Bahai Temple in Wilmette will take your breath away. It is only a 30 minutes car drive from Chicago (they have free parking), and it's totally worth it! The temple is surrounded by fountains and different gardens where you can have a romantic getaway, or a family picnic (I also saw a couple of people doing yoga), not to mention taking great snaps for your Instagram. It's quiet in the morning with very few visitors, later it gets busier. The temple is currently closed, however its usual hours are 6 am to 10 pm.

If you're visiting with kids, there's a playground park nearby (Gillson Park); or, if you like the beach, there's South Beach (make sure to go online and purchase their pass).

We spent a great day there.


Pink Panther

Sunday, August 9, 2020

I can't say enough of how much I love these lilac pants! I wish I got more colors a few years back. I wore them with white kitten heels here and with cropped top and mules here. They're mens beach chino pants. I appreciate deeper pockets too. I was unable to find something similar, especially at the right price ( I paid only $10 for these).

To get this Pink Panther tee from h&m, I had to be on a wait list for a couple of months, it's available now.



Levi's baggy overalls

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

I've loved a good overall for quite a while, especially after having a child. It's simply a matter of comfort, and no wonder it's loved by so many professionals. However, it could also be challenging to wear it without looking like a farmer.

That's why I opted for a feminine top with balloon sleeves, some jewelry, and kitten heel mules. The baseball hat was just a fun touch.

A few posts back I mentioned reading The Ballard of Snowbirds and Snakes, and I loved it. Totally recommend it. Another book I've finished and enjoyed a great deal is Men Walking on Water. It's genius!





Love of my life

Monday, July 6, 2020

Hello! Inspiration has been avoiding me till I remembered about this Free People Love of My Life dress. We did this photo shoot last year, I still love this dress, and I adore this little girl in the photos (although she's been growing up so fast!). 

I often think about the past life, how perfect everything was, and we had no idea. I remind myself to think of all the good stuff more, and the good stuff will be even better.

Now back to the dress, it's old but I was able to find a perfect alternative. I still like the Kate Spade backpack for the times when I want to be a little more pulled together. 

Have a good week, and stop by again!

P.S. How magnificent downtown Chicago is! I miss my nonchalant walks there!






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