Wednesday, July 31, 2019

My Month in Photos // July

July was quite the month. Three major things happened: I moved into my very own place, I went on the trip of a lifetime to Banff, and I said goodbye to two of my closest friends as they start new adventures out of state. I also experienced one of the worst sunburns of my life! You'll notice that I'm missing photos from July 8 to 11, as I could barely walk from pain. Below is a peak into how I spent the non-sunburnt parts of July.

JULY 1: PICKING OUT MY BRAND-NEW COUCH

JULY 3: SO MANY IKEA ITEMS


JULY 5: VISIT FROM THE PUPS


JULY 6: MORNING VIEWS


JULY 12: MY PACKING PARTNER

JULY 13: MOVING DAY

JULY 14: BREAKFAST VIEWS FROM MY NEW APARTMENT

JULY 14: LATE NIGHT ICE CREAM WITH FRIENDS

JULY 15: CELEBRATING MY NEW HOME

JULY 16: WORK-FROM-HOME VIBES

JULY 17: RELAXING AT THE AIRPORT

JULY 17: SUNSET PLANE VIEWS

JULY 18: LAKE LOUISE IN BANFF

JULY 19: MY FAVORITE TIM HORTONS' TREATS

JULY 20: JOHNSTON CANYONS IN BANFF

JULY 20: DINNER WITH A VIEW

JULY 21: LAKE MORAINE CANOEING

JULY 22: POUTINE FROM HARVEY'S

JULY 23: SUNRISE PLANE RIDES

JULY 24: NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY

JULY 26: WICKER PARK FEST

JULY 27: LUNCH AT EATALY

JULY 27: GOODBYE PARTY PHOTOBOOTH

 JULY 28: MY FAVORITE PUPS

JULY 30: NEW NAIL COLOR

JULY 31: KINCHIE INTENTLY WATCHING TV

Hope you had a fabulous July!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Fourth of July Weekend + Target Bathing Suit Favorites

The weekend before Independence Day was so busy and the Fourth didn't slow down. I experienced the holiday in the city for the first time, planned an epic girls' night out, and had a boat day on the lake.

It was a weekend full of sunshine, friends, and fireworks.

JULY 4TH: POOL DAY
To celebrate the Fourth, a group of friends and I decided on a relaxing afternoon. It was a gorgeous day, which meant it was finally time to break out the bathing suits. We ended up playing a catch-and-throw game with the entire pool; it was so random, but so fun! We capped off the night doing my favorite thing - watching fireworks over the water.

JULY 5TH: TAO NIGHTCLUB
This was one of the most surreal nights I've had while living in the city. I truly felt like I was on some kind of reality show. I was contacted by a Tao Nightclub promoter who offered a group of friends and I a table for the night. We had a private section to dance our little hearts out. For the occasion, I purchased my first leather skirt. It was surprisingly comfortable and perfect for our night out. (Also check out the third photo for our secret to getting the best nighttime lighting. Ha!)

JULY 7TH: ON A BOAT
We'd been planning this day for months and were so excited when it finally arrived. The water ended up being really choppy and the temps were low, but we still had a blast. We went to an area on Chicago's lake called the Playpen and anchored there for most of the day. A few of us decided to brave the cold water and take a dip. To be honest, it was my favorite part of the day. It was quite chilly, but being able to float in the lake with that view was truly incredible.

MY FAVORITE TARGET BATHING SUITS

I wore two separate suits over the Fourth of July weekend, both from Target. Whenever I'm looking for a cute bathing suit, I almost always end up at there. This year, I'm loving one piece suits and bralette-style bikini tops. Below are six of my favorites, including the two I wore over the weekend.

 Red (my suit) / Blue / Pink

Red / Floral (my suit) / Crochet

I can't wait to experience even more of Chicago during the last months of summer.