The Craziness Begins

Full OutfitI hope you guys had a great weekend, because I know I did. The weather was so gorgeous this weekend that I was able to sneak in a 7 mile run on Sunday. It felt incredible to just run in shorts and a tank top. I know I’ve said this numerous of times, but I hope the weather just stays like this.

With the weather starting to finally warm up that means that school will be ending in just a few weeks. I can’t believe I only have 3 weeks left of my undergraduate career! WOO. I couldn’t be more excited to move on. Of course the next 3 weeks will be hell due to the amount of work I have remaining before I graduate. The key to not getting overwhelmed is do not procrastinate, take one project at a time, and look forward to the end goal. Oh and I can’t forget believing in yourself is extremely important.

On top of all the craziness, SoulCycle Chicago finally opens tomorrow. I’ve seriously been counting down the days since a little birdie told me they were coming to Chicago. I was fortunate enough of to get into the first class the studio is having at 7am with Jaclyn. I’ve heard some pretty amazing things about her, so I’m glad to be able to finally experience her class. If you haven’t signed up for a SoulCycle account, make sure to do it fast because there are already a few sold out classes!

Of course with a little craziness comes a little shopping. I didn’t go crazy, but with the sun coming up I figured I would need a new pair of sunglasses. So I did a little research on some brand and decided to purchase a pair of illesteva sunglasses. Jena, friend and blogger behind ChiCityFashion, raves about her illesteva sunglasses, so I thought hey why not give them a try. I also saw some A.P.C. x RetroSuperFuture sunglasses that might be in my closet in the future.

For now I’m off to do a little homework and prepare my mind for SoulCycle tomorrow. I think I might go a little crazy on merch tomorrow, but we shall see.

Denim Baseball Shirtneon sneakers

What I’m Wearing:

kith nyc denim baseball shirt (similar shirt) // uniqlo black denim (similar denim)
adidas xeno black pack sneakers // supreme camp hat (similar hat)
rayban wayfarer sunglasses // rolex submariner watch

 

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Meet Lady Gaga (at SoulCycle Chicago)

SoulCycle_Lady_Gaga_EventObsessed with Lady Gaga and want a chance to meet her? Obsessed with SoulCycle? Well, you can make your dreams come true thanks to the SoulCycle x Born this Way foundation collaboration.

Yes you heard me right, you now have the chance to ride with Lady Gaga on the Tuesday, April 21st at the new SoulCycle Chicago location. Although the bravery bike that is next to Lady Gaga is sold out, there are still 10 more bikes available! The bikes start out at $1,000 (you get a cute swag bag) and proceeds of the profits will benefit Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

Not only are doing good deed by donating to an incredible charity, but you will be able to participate in an event that tons of people dream of doing (me included). If only I had $1,000 just laying around I would be there in a heartbeat.

Oh I can’t forget that Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s mother, will be joining the group of lucky riders in creating awareness and raising funds for Born This Way Foundation.

If you do have an extra $1,000 laying around, simply click this link and sign up for a bike. I know I’ll be thinking dreaming of what songs will be blasted in the class. I’m sure there will be some Bad Romance and ArtPop playing.

So who will be riding with Mother Monster?

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Spring Sale

East Dane Spring SaleIt’s time to put all of your heavy jackets away and stock up on spring basics. What better of a time to do so when East Dane & Shopbop are having their friends and family sales. Hello comfy tees, chinos, and sandals. Okay maybe just not yet. So why not get a head start?

Using the code SPRING25, you’ll get 25% off on a bunch of goodies. Whether it’s that Miansai bracelet that you’ve been wanting or some Theory tees, you’ll be able to save 25% off the normal price (woo). There are a few brand exclusions that you can see check out right here.

The sale starts today (April 7th) and ends on April 11th at 11:59pm PT. So make sure to get shopping, as the sale doesn’t last much longer and there’s only a limited supply of goodies.

Here are a few things that I’ve been eying over the past couple of weeks.

Rick Owens for Adidas Springblade Sneakers

Adidas x Rick Owens Springblade Sneakers

OAK NYC Rebel Leather JacketOAK NYC Rebel Leather Jacket

J Brand Mick Raw Skinny Jeans

J Brand Mick Raw Skinny Jeans

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Beautiful Spring Day

Relaxed Full OutfitI can’t believe I’m saying it, but I think its finally spring. The weather was in the 50s and it was incredible. The perfect weather for a light cardigan and baggy tee paired with nice denim and comfy sneakers. I wish it was this kind of weather everyday.

Aside from the gorgeous weather, I came back from my insane New York workout trip last night. I had an amazing time out there. Not only did I workout a crap ton (2 SoulCycle + 1 FlyWheel class), but I got to see + grab dinner with one of my favorite FlyWheel instructors. By the 3rd class I thought my legs were going to fall off. I think I’ve learned the hard way that foam rolling is your friend. Although it hurts like hell, it is necessary for all cyclist and runners to do it. I’ll probably be doing a mini review on my favorite foam roller in the next week or two. I feel like its something people always forget to do, because (1) it hurts and (2) people don’t think its necessary. Like I said, I’ve learned the hard way.

I hope everyone is having a Happy Easter and a Happy Passover! Enjoy this beautiful spring weather. Hopefully the weather will stay like this over the next few months.

Relaxed Outfit BenchRelaxed Outfit Relaxed Profile Outfit

What I’m Wearing:

marc by marc jacobs cardigan (similar style) // h&m basic tee (similar style)
uniqlo black denim (similar style) // comme des garcon converse // celine nano luggage tote

 

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A Little Quickie

lululemon half outfitNo its probably not what your thinking. I decided to take a quick little trip to New York tomorrow. I’ve been stalking Spirit’s site and found a round trip fare for $126 with taxes. BAM. Although I’m not the biggest fan of Spirit Airlines, the fare was extremely cheap and its only a 2 hour flight!

When I mentioned that I’m taking a quick little trip, I meant that I’ll be in New York for a whole 12 hours. Yes you heard me, 12 hours. You probably think I’m crazy and why would anyone want to be in NYC for 12 hours. Since we don’t have SoulCycle in Chicago just yet (that will be changing in the next few weeks), I thought to myself why not take a few classes in NYC? Talk about devoted. So excited.

So what to pack for a 12 hour trip that will consist of 2 SoulCycle classes, a FlyWheel class, and a little bit of shopping? Let’s just say that 95% of the clothes I’m bringing is lululemon, aka why I took these pictures. I swear that 1/4 of my closet now consists of lululemon. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing (meaning I’m working out more) or a bad thing. I guess I would rather be comfy than wear a pair of shoes that are uncomfortable the entire day.

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What I’m Wearing:

lululemon metal vent tech short sleeve shirt // lululemon half zip pullover
lululemon on the mat pants // lululemon swiftly headband // nike roshe sneakers

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SoulCycle Chicago Opening

SoulCycle Chicago Old Town

Oh. My. God. I feel like I’ve been waiting for this moment forever. SoulCycle is OFFICIALLY coming to Chicago. I’ve been hesistate to post anything about SoulCycle because I know it was up in the air for a while. It is finally true at last.

The (best) full body workout will be coming to the Old Town neighborhood in Chicago (supposedly, thanks instagram) on the 14th of April, aka only 12 days away. Not like anyone is counting or anything. So excited to finally have a little piece of the amazing fitness industry in New York come to Chicago.

A photo posted by Gina DiCello (@ginadicello) on

SoulCycle will be opening two locations in Chicago. The first one will be on 1225 North Wells Street in Old Town (as mentioned above) and the other one will on Wacker and Clark in the Loop. The second location is supposedly going to open in June, which is only a 5 minute walk from my apartment. YESH. If you have no clue what SoulCycle is, check out their their FAQ. There’s tons of great info on how to sign up for classes, what is SOUL all about, and their locations! You can also like SoulCycle Chicago’s Facebook to get instant updates on the studio’s happenings.

Introducing our Soul Chicago team! We're coming soon, Windy City!

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Now I’m sure you guys are all wondering what the difference is between FlyWheel and SoulCycle. Be on the lookout this week for an upcoming post of FlyWheel vs. SoulCycle.

Can’t wait to see you guys on the bike!

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Havas Intern Fight Club

Havas Chicago Office

Sorry I haven’t posted in forever. I went from going to NYC to Midterms in less than a second. My New York trip was incredible. I ended up doing a Peloton Cycle, FlyWheel, and two Soul Cycle classes. Sadly I was unable to take any pictures in NYC because the weather sucked (and I was having too much fun to take pictures hah). 

If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve noticed that…

  1. I’ve been posting a lot.
  2. Not my usual #selfie pictures.
  3. There are a lot of weird #’s attached to the picture.
  4. The pictures are about Havas Chicago.

This is because I’ve entered into the “arena” to have a chance to get one of Hava’s coveted internship spots. Basically everyone was given 8 challenges to partake in and post their results/vision on Instagram. The judges will then be able to take a look at their candidates and judge them by how they completing the tasks.

Havas Chicago Office Sign

I decided to do the #Twintern, #GetYourOwnDamnCoffee,#HungryForHavas, #SnailedIt, and #SleepYourWayToTheTop challenges. I had a bunch of fun doing them and actually got to meet my middle school sweetheart (we haven’t been in contact for over 10 years).

They announce the champions on Wednesday. I brought the heat. So fingers crossed that I get it. Below are my submissions for the challenges. Make sure to comment/like them and let me know what you think about them!

Who doesn’t love a little midday caffeine boost? #snailedit #InternFightClub

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What I’m Wearing: Airport Edition

Full Airport Outfit
Today is the day Ryan & I leave to NYC for the weekend. Him and I have been basically dying the past week. Counting the days, minutes, and seconds until we hop on that airplane and jet off to the Big Apple. He told me that he hasn’t been on an airplane in 8 years, so it’ll be an interesting experience. My goal is to get half of my research paper done on the plane. It’s due on Monday, ah.

People always ask me what they should wear to the airport. Whether your going on a 2 hour or 10 hour flight, you should always dress comfy (and chic) . I usually like to wear a basic baggy tee, stretchy skinny jeans, and comfy sneakers. I know a couple months ago I wore a very similar outfit (and almost 4 years ago I wore this silly outfit). I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, everyone’s personal style changes as he or she grows up. I know mine did.

So I’m going to get back to working out my research paper, because I’ll be on my way to NYC very soon. I’ll make sure to keep you guys up to date on what I’m doing (and what I’m buying) by using the #ChicOverloadTakesOnNYC. Can’t wait!

Side Profile Outfit

Full Airport Outfit Look

Horizontal Airport Outfit

Black + Blue Outfit

Up Close Airport Outfit

What I’m Wearing:

t by alexander wang t-shirt // margiela bomber jacket (inepensive jacket) // uniqlo jeans
3.1 phillip lim sneakers // goorin bros. fedora
bvlgari ring // cartier love rings // rolex submariner

 

 

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Things To Do: NYC

SoulCycle's "Ride With Soul" Best Buddies Benefit

T-minus 3 days till I head over to the NYC for a quick mini trip. Not only did I do a little research on shopping (need to find those hidden boutiques) , but I also joined ClassPass to check out some boutique fitness classes that I have never tried. Studios like Barry’s Bootcamp, CYC Cycling, and Peloton are on the top of my list to visit. Of course I have to check out my little baby, Soul Cycle. I’m determined to take at least 1-2 classes over my 2 day, 3 night trip.

Delicatessen NYC Restaurant

On top of working out a crap ton, I want to grab some grub at a few of my favorite restaurants and shop till I drop (or behave). One of my all-time favorite restaurants is Delicatessen NYC. Their truffle fries, fried chicken, and mac & cheese are some of the best I’ve ever had. Sounds like a heart attack right? Probably, but its worth it.

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I also want to stop by Pomme Frites, which has the best fries in the entire world. They have so many different mayos and sauces to try out but they literally only sell fries, so there isn’t much room for error hah.

Pomme Frites NYC

When it comes to shopping, I need to stop at the famous Bergdorf Goodman and Barney’s NY. I mean the Barney’s NY in NYC makes the Barney’s in Chicago look tiny. I also can’t forget about my favorite retailer that sells the best basics, Uniqlo. I’m going to stock up on a few pairs of denim and basic teas (since they are seriously some of the softest). A store that I have yet to check out was Owen, which I’ve only heard incredible things about. We’re going to try and stay far away from Fifth Ave as possible, because who wants 5 million tourists stampeding you.

Uniqlo NYC

AH I’m so excited, I can’t get my mind off of it. I’ll be sure to update you guys on what I’m doing, who I’m seeing, and all that jazz. If you haven’t already, make sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter, as well as Tumblr. Let’s stay connected.

photos courtesy of purpose generation // delicatessen // ny daily // solifestyle

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4 Years Old

Full Birthday Outfit

Time seriously flies by. Yesterday (and I totally forgot to post) was my blog’s birthday. My little baby turned 4 years old. I remember when I started blogging in ’11. I was using a cellphone camera and a point-and-shoot camera to take my outfit posts. Fast forward to now and I’m using a fancy DSLR camera. It’s crazy how times change.

On top of my blog’s birthday, its my birthday as well. I turned the big 22 today. Your probably thinking, how are your going to celebrate the big 2-2? Well I get to spend with my best(est) friend in the whole entire world at one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, GT Fish & Oyster. I’m so pumped to get some fish & chips and a few Po Boy sliders.

Of course I can’t forget about a little retail therapy. You know that East Dane’s big event ends tomorrow. So make sure to get your orders in before you lose out on savings. I already purchased my birthday gift for myself. Cough it has something to do with 3.1 Phillip Lim and men’s sneakers. I can’t wait to get them next week. It’ll be perfect timing to bring them with on my trip to New York (NYC post).

Thanks so much for all of your support and birthday wishes! Without you guys, this blog would be nothing more than me just obsessing over everything and venting over my problems.

Full Outfit Without Coat

Walking by Lakeshore East

Closed Jacket Birthday Outfit

Open Jacket Birthday Outfit 2015

Walking Away Birthday Outfit 2015

What I’m Wearing:

margiela x h&m jacket // h&m turtleneck shirt (similar shirt) // acne studios jeans
christian louboutin aoussam boots (inexpensive similar boot) // hermes collier de chien bracelet
rolex submariner // goorin bros fedora

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