I recently did a search for FlyWheel Sports, so weird to call it by its full name, on my blog and I was surprised on how many times + posts I have dedicated to my obsession (okay maybe not so surprised). There’s just something about being a part of the #FlyFam that makes me keep coming back. If you don’t know what FlyWheel Sports is by now, well these two posts (here and here) will definitely help you out.
When I found out there was another Chicago location opening up, I instantly soiled my pants. Not only did they say that FlyWheel was coming, but also the hyped up FlyBarre. Now I’ve never taken a barre class before, but from the management + FlyBarre masters they swear by it. They said if you want an Anaconda butt then just do FlyBarre religiously. Also since I now have a pool in my building, I want to get a new pair of swim trunks and want to look good in them.
The new studio will be located in Old Town at 1653 N. Wells Street, aka one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chicago. This will be FlyWheel’s 28th studio they are opening and there are constantly growing as a company. I mean how many fitness classes have you been to where you can burn 600+ calories in 45 minutes? Oh and that are fun too? I haven’t really been to many. That’s why I’m obsessed.
Since I love FlyWheel Sports and FlyWheel Sports loves me, they decided to let me giveaway one free class to three lucky readers. This means that on top of your free class that you receive when you first register with FlyWheel Sports, right here, you can receive additional class for free! So if you try it out and get obsessed like me, then if your lucky, you can use your free class at either the Old Town or Gold Coast studio in Chicago. You can simply enter below!
PS: Remember that there will be 3 winners chosen that will receive 1 Free FlyWheel or FlyBarre class each! You will be sent a code where you can redeem it on FlyWheel Sport’s site.
This outfit post is dedicated to Brianne’s first day in Chicago (here’s the first post here). I decided to wear something super comfy, aka this year’s school uniform. Head-to-toe black with a mix of baggy and slim fitting pieces. Although I kind of regret wearing head-to-toe black, because last Saturday it was gorgeous out and sunny. So when you mix direct sunlight with black you create a heatwave. Basically the entire day I was sweating my butt off. Hey at least it burns calories right?
I’m so glad that I ended up getting these Rick Owens x Adidas sneakers from East Dane. Although their not the most comfortable sneakers I own, I get so many compliments when I wear them. Everyone is always surprised when I tell them that their actually by Rick Owens.
Another thing that I must stock up for this Fall are baggy sweaters. You guys know from my previous posts (here and here), how much obsessed I am with baggy sweaters. Their comfy, they hide everything, and they go with everything. Oh and I completely forgot that their perfect for layering. Think of putting oxford shirts, longer tees, and blazers to pair with a baggy sweater. The options are endless.
I was lucky enough to have my friend Brianne visit me this past weekend. We actually met when I was interning Topman and she was interning for Topshop. She was extremely quiet in the office, but was always sweet about everything. One thing I always did was take note of her outfits. She is completely obsessed with vintage floral prints. Anyways she mentioned that she’s never been to Chicago, so I told her to come on over and stay with me.
She only stayed for 2 days, but man did we have a blast and do a bunch of stuff. The first day I took her to Sable for brunch, Flywheel(which you all know I’m obsessed with), the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the David Bowie exhibit (in the MCA). If you haven’t checked out the David Bowie exhibit yet, you must do so ASAP. The exhibit was well curated and extremely eye opening. It definitely made me more of a David Bowie fan, even if I didn’t know much about him to begin with.
This was the first time in forever that I had to play tourist. I always freak out with someone wants me to take them around the city, because since I’ve lived here my entire life, its hard to determine what tourists want to see. While I might want to see all of the stores, she might want to see all of the museums. Although we didn’t really have a strict itinerary, we still saw a bunch of stuff and had a ton of fun.
On a random note, I’m loving Brianne’s outfit. I’m obsessed with her Topshop boots (I mean hello we interned there) and her Club Monaco top.
PS: There will be a part two of Brianne’s trip that I will post this week! Too many goodies for one post.
Happy Friday peeps! Halloween is literally around the corner (next Friday to be exact) and in preparation of Halloween I’ve been watching American Horror Stories religiously. If you hate horror movies and television shows then I would definitely recommend passing this up, although this season hasn’t been that scary. Most of you guys know that I’m not a huge fan of scary things, but there’s something about American Horror Stories that excites me. Maybe its the characters or the plot but damn is it one good show.
This season is focused on the aspect of the Freak Show. So far its been pretty good, but (as I mentioned above) it really hasn’t been that scary. I missed the first 35 minutes of the last episode, due to being let out of class late, and was lost pretty much throughout the entire episode. So if your looking to start watching American Horror Stories, I recommend that you start from the beginning or else you’ll be as lost as I was in the last episode.
The reason why I’m making a post dedicated to American Horror Story (and there might be more to come, who knows) is because of this…
Isn’t she freaking incredible? When I first saw this performance, I thought oh god its terrible. As I kept on listening to it I started to like it more and more. She might not be as good as Lana Del Rey, but I mean Jessica Lange is totally WERQING.
Now the question is, does this really fit into American Horror Story or am is the show just going to turn into another Glee production? Only time will tell.
Remember when I dedicated an entire post to the bucket bag trend? Well if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I finally received my Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag (after being on a waitlist for 2 months). The bag in person is simply stunning. Buttery leather, minimal hardware, long strap, and perfect size is what makes this bucket bag, THE PERFECT BUCKET BAG. No wonder its impossible to find this bag anywhere. Girls and guys are going cray cray over it.
After much debate, I decided to sell my baby to a new home. Why you may ask? Well, I’m an extremely poor college student right now and the bag was kind of an impulse. Also I recently noticed that I haven’t been wearing bags lately. Maybe it’s because the only bag that I’m carrying now is my Lululemon school backpack.
My lost is your gain. If you want to check out my auction for the Mansur Gavriel mini black bucket bag, you can do so right here. Make sure you take a look right away, as the auction ends today at 4:04 PM (central time).
If your unsure on how you would wear the bag, your in luck. Below are few inspiration pictures of peeps working their Mansur Gavriel bucket bags.
PS: Yes guys can wear Mansur Gavriel bucket bags. With the minimal aesthetic, their fine for everyone (well kind of).
I’m all about casual Fridays. Throw on a pair of comfy denim, a baggy t-shirt, sneakers, and a bomber jacket and your all set for the day. I love this particular look because you can easily transition from a day to night look. Sometimes I just don’t have time to change going from work to dinner or school to dinner, so mixing some casual pieces with dressy pieces is essential.
Also (a little off topic) I completely forgot to mention that Gilt City’s Warehouse Sale will be coming back to Chicago tonight (the 17th) and tomorrow (Saturday, October 18th). If you haven’t bought tickets, make sure you do because you sure won’t want to miss it. Last Warehouse Sale I ended up finding some gorgeous black Chloe Susanna boots that were marked down 60% off in mint condition. Too bad I’m not a girl or else they would’ve definitely been in my closet.
The schedule for the Gilt City’s Warehouse sale is:
- Friday, October 17, 9:30PM-11:30PM, $20
- Saturday, October 18, 9AM-11AM, $10
- Saturday, October 18, 11AM-1PM, $10
- Saturday, October 18, 1PM-3PM, $10
- Saturday, October 18, 3PM-5PM, $10
You can still buy tickets right here. I’ll be at the media shopping session tonight. If you decide to stop by, make sure and say hi! I can’t wait. Hope to see you guys tonight.
Usually when I receive emails about sales I put them directly into the trash. It seems like I just get endless amounts of emails from J.Crew about their “biggest sales yet” and a couple days after that email I get another sales reminder. I get it, I get it, and oh I get it.
A few days ago I received an email from one of my favorite retailers, East Dane, mentioning they were having a 25% off family and friends sale start Tuesday the 14th (yesterday). I jumped for joy and went straight to putting stuff into my shopping cart. You know how I’ve been eying those Rick Owens for Adidas runners? Well, they made it inside my cart with a few other goodies.
I ended up having to decide between getting a few pairs of A.P.C jeans, another Canada Goose jacket(since the weather will be changing soon) or the Rick Owens x Adidas sneakers. I took a look at my wardrobe and slowly began to eliminate things from my shopping cart. I was finally left with these babies.
PS: To get the 25% off, simply use the promo code FAMILY25 when checking out. You can use this code either at East Dane or ShopBop (for the ladies).
If your wondering where I have been, I’ve been on my death bed for the past two weeks. It started two Saturdays ago when I slept for 14 hours straight. I felt so sick when I woke up, but thought it due to oversleeping. I ended up having a 102 degree fever for four days. I decided to go to the ER because it was going to be 2 weeks until my actual doctor saw me and I could barely move. I received three antibiotics (which I can’t stand) and I was off to watching endless amount of television. Oh I also have been doing a bunch of online shopping for sweaters and new sneakers.
The ER doctor mentioned that I would have to do another checkup with my primary doctor 1-3 days after my ER visit. Since my primary doctor was once again booked, I decided to see another doctor. She took a few tests and explained to me that I had strep throat. Great. Not only was a feeling like poop, but now my throat was killing me and I could barely eat anything.
Two weeks later, I’m feeling a little bit better. Still not 100% but I’m getting there. Unfortunately due to my lack of training and being sick for two weeks, the Chicago Marathon is not happening this year. As much as I will be hurting to run it, I think its a smart idea not to do it.
Thankfully I’m back in action and I’m sorry about not posting. Yes, I’m still alive.
One of my favorite online store, East Dane, is celebrating their 1 year anniversary opening and want to give back to all of the people who made it all happen. They are giving you a chance to win one of 4 weekly prices and a $2,000 East Dane gift certificate by showcasing your biggest moment on Instagram. All you have to do is include #1BigYearSweeps and @EastDane on your Instagram post and your entered. Easy right? I know I’m definitely going to take advantage of the giveaway. Who doesn’t love free clothes? I know with the weather changing, I’m sure we can all use some nice sport coats.
If you haven’t taken a look at East Dane, make sure to check out their incredible selection of men’s sweaters, men’s jeans(3×1 being some of my favorites), men’s boots, and much more. Below are some of my current favorite items from East Dane.
I took a mini trip to NYC to see a bunch old friends. It was great but the sad thing was I didn’t take much pictures this trip. This trip was focused on trying to relax after a rough work and summer session. The weather was bearable, which was a plus, and I got to do most all of the things that were on my checklist.
Surprisingly I was a good boy and didn’t shop too much, but I did pick up this long Rick Owens shirt at Barney’s NY. On the first day I purchased a bunch of things from Oak NYC, but decided against the items and returned them.
Probably one of my highlights of the entire trip is seeing all of my friends and SoulCycle. Oh man, oh man am I obsessed now. Its completely different from FlyWheel as it really is a fully body workout. I seriously can’t wait till it comes to Chicago, because I will definitely be altering between FlyWheel and SoulCycle.
So the big question is when will I be back? Well I’ll thinking making a small trip in November but still a little unsure with school back in action. I’ll definitely keep you guys up to date and if you want to see more pictures from my mini trip, check out my Instagram @ChicOverload.