The last two blog posts have been all about coffee, a new topic for this blog–although this blog is titled CoffeeColumnist. My blog is meant to be a lifestyle blog that you can read while sipping your favorited caffeinated drink and as such, I want to have a beauty category as well. Plus, I’ve always loved makeup and fashion!
Anyway, read on to find out more about NYX Liquid Suede and Tarteist Lip Paint and see the swatches of my favs!
I wanted to bring to you all two things–a life update and a story I recently read about the Kopakama Cooperative. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you already know that I’m a barista at Stellar Beans in Lake Charles, LA. I know, first I drink the coffee then I write about the coffee then I became a barista (Gilmore Girls reference anyone?). Anyway, I’m currently living at my parent’s house in Lake Charles, LA while I try and save money to move to Austin, TX where in two or three years time I hope to one day open a coffee shop!
Anyway, I’m currently living at my parent’s house in Lake Charles, LA while I try and save money to move to Austin, TX where in two or three years time I hope to one day open a coffee shop! Well, that’s my little blurb about me, let’s move on to the real story–The Kopakama Cooperative.
First, it got lost in transit. Then it made it to my door. I could barely contain my excitement when I saw the bright metallic pink package sitting in my mailbox. I had been severely stressed out lately and this was one thing I had for me.
I hurried into my room, cleared a space on my desk, ripped open the package and gasped at what I saw.
“The road to happiness is in your curves,” wrote my personal Dia & Co. stylist Nykiera. I must say that she hit this Dia & Co. box out of the park! To see what my stylist picked and what has me doing my happy dance, click the read more tag!
Fall is just around the corner and with it comes what I like to call the layering effect. Some people may call my fashion sense as “hipster.” I call it 90s grunge. I grew up on Nirvana and grunge music. To me, grunge fashion is timeless and not to mention cheap since it mostly consists of band tees and you can buy these at Target in the men’s section for like $10.00-$12.00.
In fact, I buy most of my t-shirts in the men’s section of Target and then cut them to make them more feminine. I’ll do a post about Grunge DIY another day.
Read more for some grunge fall fashion mood boards, with pins from Pinterest, to inspire you all for this upcoming fall! Comment with your favorite grunge fashions!
It’s tourism season in Chicago. The city is bustling with people from many different parts of the world. There are people from Europe, Asia, South America and many other countries all here to visit the Second City and to see what it has to offer.
More tourists mean that they are all looking for some place to visit and dine while visiting our beautiful city. I decided to share seven of my favorite places to dine in Chicago.