Entries Tagged as 'Photography'

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year everyone! And with the beginning of 2014 comes a fresh round of resolutions and the promise that (hopefully) I’ll be a much better blogger this year…

If you’re from the Chicago area you might have spent the past couple days digging yourself out of the tons of snow we’ve been getting. While I’m usually not thankful for any sort of wintery weather, the snowfall made it easy to come up with my New Year’s Eve plans – stay at home! So, I decided to have a few friends over to ring in 2014.

To make my apartment feel festive, I created a backdrop using letters that I cut out of foam core board and covered with gold wrapping paper:
Party Decor Backdrop

For a little extra glam, I glued tinsel garlands and metallic confetti to plain white balloons to flank the letters and add to the party atmosphere:
Party Decor Backdrop 2

Whenever I throw a party I like to have a few pre-planned activities for the guests to take part in, as ice breakers for my friends who vary in their interests and backgrounds. This time, I created a “photobooth” by using wrapping paper to create a backdrop:
Party Decor Photobooth

And, to make it a little more interesting, I created paper flowers (using this tutorial) from scrapbook paper that fit my theme of gold, silver and black. A few feather boas and party hats and you’re good to go!
Party Decor Paper Flowers 2

Party Decor Paper Flowers

Of course a party blog post wouldn’t be complete without including my New Year’s Eve party outfit. I decided to weave in the gold and black from my decor colors with a few pops of color from my favorite pencil skirt.

New Years Party OutfitTop: Urban Outfitters/Skirt: Zara/Heels: Aldo/Earrings: Stella & Dot/Bracelet: H&M

Here’s to a great 2014!

Best of Summer: Green City Market


With the Labor Day weekend around the corner, as much as I hate to admit it, the closing credits are beginning to run on summer. I’m trying to push the thoughts of the cloudy days and cooler temperatures out of my head by reminiscing about some of my favorite summer activities – like my weekly trip to Lincoln Park’s Green City Market. It’s the perfect beginning to my Saturdays and usually involves picking up fresh produce and flowers and of course, snacking on some delectable treats. Have a great week everyone!



Carrots Farmstand




Travel Photography


With Memorial Day weekend travel just around the corner, I’m always on the lookout for cool, unique ways to capture memories. I came across this photographer’s work on Instagram and had to share his way of making each destination even more special by capturing a snapshot of his girlfriend leading him towards it. Have a great weekend everyone!

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