7/24/14

top dating mistakes




1. Asking too many questions: I think we know which gender I'm talking to with this one... us girls could go all day. What movie are you watching? How far into it are you? Do you like it? What are you doing after? With who? 

2. Fighting in front of other people: This is a huge no no. I don't care if you want to kill your significant other in the most horrific manner, write it down on your note pad on your iPhone and save it for later. Not only are you embarrassing yourselves by fighting in front of other people, but you are making everyone else around you feel uncomfortable. 

3. Thinking that you will like someone more who you aren't sure about:  I believe that you can tell if you really like someone after one to two times of being out with them. You can also tell if you have the potential to love them after a few weeks of dating them. If you think you are annoyed with them now or unsure about how you feel/having doubts...it'll only grow. Here's my analogy about this: When you're lying in your bed late at night and you have to pee... you are so comfortable in your bed and have no desire to get up. However, the more you wait, and the more time you spend thinking about it, it doesn't get any better...in fact that annoying feeling only continues to grow. No matter how comfortable you are in your bed (relationship).

4. Getting in way over your head: After only a week or two, you think you're in love with them. Let me repeat, think it all you want. There are to be NO I love you's dropped until you have been actually dating the person for 2-3 months. 

5. Talking about your ex. It's pretty simple...if you're dating someone and still talking about your ex it's just plain weird, and borderline creepy. Either go back to them, or stop talking about them. Bam. 

6. You fight about the little things: The little things become the big things. If you don't learn how to pick your battles then you might as well stay single for the rest of your life.

7. You tell your friends and family too much about the relationship: Just remember, your mom and dad aren't in love with the person like you are. When you get into a fight with them and tell your family or BFF all the terrible things they said to you, you're going to forgive them in 30 minutes. Your dad is not.

8. You gave up too easily: I'll be the first to say, you normally know deep down when the appropriate time to throw in the towel is. However, remember, rough patches happen, and if anyone tells you they don't then they're lying. Any strong, real relationship has been tested at one point or another.

9. You let yourself go. 

10. You've stopped with the romance, excitement, surprises, etc. One of my favorite quotes by Hemingway is: "When you stop doing things for fun, you might as well be dead."

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7/22/14

Lazy day

casual wear, lululemon hat

There are days when I wake up.... get dressed, do my hair, put on mascara and blush and am ready to run into Ryan Gosling. Then there's the other 29 days of the month. There ARE ways to look cute without doing your hair, make-up, or getting dressed. On days when you decide not to do your hair- a hat, headband, ponytail, or bun are great alternatives. When you just wake up and aren't quite ready to show the world your puffy eyes, oversized sunglasses (aviators in my case) always do the trick. Also, if you're going to wear a loose baggy shirt, be sure to wear tight leggings or shorts. Baggy on the top and bottom should be saved strictly for the bedroom! What are some things you wear on lazy days? 

PS how cute is the four-legged girl in her guest appearance on Celebritized in Chicago

casual wear, lululemon hat

casual wear, lululemon hat

casual wear, lululemon hat

casual wear, lululemon hat



7/21/14

yumi kim floral romper

yumi kim floral romper

It's funny that rompers were such a big thing when I was younger, and just like overalls and off the shoulder shirts, have made such a huge come back in recent years. Like I've said before, I swear by rompers because they allow me to wear a complete, put-together outfit without the struggle of having to put multiple pieces together. I love this Yumi Kim Floral romper because it can be worn during the day with flip flops, or dressed up at night with nude pumps. Unfortunately, I can never pass up a good romper or jumpsuit. 

yumi kim floral romper

yumi kim floral romper

yumi kim floral romper

yumi kim floral romper

yumi kim floral romper

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7/18/14

Pretty Quick Pick: The Godfrey Spa Boutique

Pretty Quick Pick: The Godfrey Spa Boutique

It's official. The Godfrey Spa Boutique is my new "go-to". Thanks to PrettyQuick I was able to book my appointment from my mobile phone, and got the best reviews of all the Spas in my neighborhood of Chicago. 
From one of the best massages in the city, to one of the most high-performance, regenerating facials in town (tailored to match your individual skin type) the Godfrey had me at hello. 

When I walked into the Spa Boutique, I was greeted by two friendly women who led me to a relaxing and calming couch area. I was poured lemon water, and greeted by my massage technician. After asking me about what I wanted, my problem areas, and where to focus most, we chatted for a few minutes to figure out which type of massage would be best for me. I loved how she checked at various points throughout the treatment on how I was enjoying it, and if there was anything she should be doing differently. She nailed it. My 50 minute massage was enough to rejuvenate, refresh, relax me, and make stress a thing of the past. The icing on the cake is that all products used in the Godfrey Spa are organic, vegan, and cruelty-free. 

The staff at the Godfrey even let me in on a little secret. In the very near future, they will be launching a special treatment that nowhere else in the city offers. The Honey Drizzle. The "HD" starts with a Dead Sea scrub, and then they pour warm honey with oil on you for a luxurious, outstanding 80 minute massage. Can't get much better than that. From start to finish, my experience at The Godfrey Spa Boutique was flawless, relaxing, refreshing, and will most definitely keep me coming back for more. Being that the Godfrey Hotel is a boutique hotel, and the spa is respectively, you get the one-on-one personal treatment in all aspects of the hotel. You feel as though you are special, and the experience is designed around fitting your personal needs, while indulging in the complete Godfrey experience. 

Pretty Quick Pick: The Godfrey Spa Boutique

Pretty Quick Pick: The Godfrey Spa Boutique

Pretty Quick Pick: The Godfrey Spa Boutique

Pretty Quick Pick: The Godfrey Spa Boutique

Pretty Quick Pick: The Godfrey Spa Boutique


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