Chicago Day 3: Magnificent Avenue

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Third and final day in Chicago! After that rainy second day, we finally had the opportunity to walk around- and when I say walk around, I mean we spent the whole day strolling up and down Magnificent Ave. AKA shopping street galore. I mainly did window shopping (hey, there’s a mission to be saving for!) but when I saw a gorgeous statement necklace at H&M on sale for $3 from $35, it was a no brainer. Also, it has been a while since I’ve seen jewelry that took my breath away and I basically needed my inhaler at this H&M. We ate lunch at Shake Shack, did more shopping while being mesmerized by those painted statue sidewalk actors, randomly bumped into my little lovebug from Bridgewood at Forever 21 (still in shock), then went back to our relative’s house for a Carpio reunion. Great last day spent!

I wore a floral chambray button-down with one of my favorite thrift finds, a pink, fringed lace scarf. There are so many ways to style it and a fun piece to accessorize for the summer :). But these items definitely came in handy since Chicago lived up to its name, “The Windy City.” Don’t let the beautiful sun fool ya! #chillyinthecity

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Button-down & scarf: thrifted • Jeans & sunglasses: Forever 21 • Purse: H&M

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#JirehForFour Update: VLOG #1

Here’s an update on support raising for #JirehForFour! First VLOG of many more to come!

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Chicago Day 2: April Showers

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From the looks of these photos you probably wouldn’t have guessed it was raining like cats and dogs in Chicago just hours ago! We tried to maximize all of our time so my family and I drove around bustling Downtown Chicago while soaking in what we could (no pun intended). The weather may have been gloomy and gray but the hustle and bustle of the city was still energetic as businessmen walked drenched in their suits and interns ran out of Starbucks with a coffee carrier and paper bags. After the sun broke through we had lunch in Chinatown and I left like a cheerful little girl with a taro milk tea in hand.

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Ready for the rain and mugginess yet lack of any type of raincoat and rain boots, I opted for this multi-colored cape for some ventilation from the humidity and booties I didn’t mind splashing in some puddles which, by the way, are so comfortable! Unlike me, I’m sure you have proper gear for the rain. What do you wear out?

Final day and look from Chicago will be posted later this week! In the meantime, please check out #JirehForFour; your support would be greatly appreciated!


Cape: thrifted • Jeans: TJMaxx • Shoes, necklace, & ring: Forever 21

“Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.”
– James 5:18

Chicago Day 1: Car Comfort

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Typically when I get to travel I personally don’t like wearing sweats and a hoodie at the airport; I feel groggy and unprepared for the coming venture. However, when you’re in a car to the nonpublic eye for five hours I think it’s acceptable to slip on comfy yet chic clothes. Ergo my oversize camo jacket with wool-like lining and these ultra drop-crotch harem pants which both provided the perfect comfort while not totally sacrificing the fashion forward sense. You can easily swap these MC Hammer pants for some joggers, too. Check out my post on some jogger-inspo here! And of course, the Timbs to complete the urban look. Gotta love ’em!

What do you wear while traveling?

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Jacket and pants: Forever 21 • Boots: Timberland

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When Ice Cream and Yogurt Aren’t Enough

About a month ago I underwent wisdom teeth surgery; a procedure that thousands of people experience a year and an extraction that can seriously shock a patient especially if they are not well educated on the after effects. Umm- geeeez! My doctor told me all the possible risks and only 1%-5% chance of them even occurring. Not thinking twice about it since so many people have the surgery done, I agreed and he performed the surgery in a week’s time. Fast forward to that day and 45 minutes of being under, once I was conscious the anesthesia seemed to wear off immediately and all the pain came rushing into my mouth. While apparently screaming “I don’t want to have kids! I’m never getting pregnant- this hurts!” I sobbed right there in the clinic. Jireh De Jose Continue reading