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Fall Vibes – ChiCityFashion

It’s time to deflate your flamingo pool floats and stop posting Instagrams from your summer time Greece journey…as a result of it’s formally Fall. Whether or not you’re celebrating with a PSL in hand or sporting that cozy sweater you’ve been dying escape (which you’ll have a number of more months to put on), I assumed it was the right time to share a number of things I’ve been feeling up to now this season.

Let’s kick issues off with somewhat fashun, as a result of…why not?


tibi faux fur

In Chicago, we have now to wear some type of outerwear a majority of the yr. Due to this, I all the time assume it’s necessary to have quite a lot of coats and jackets (practical, heat, dressy, casual, fun / novelty, and so on). Many occasions once I depart the home, I never even take my coat off. So why not have it’s the star of the show? This season, I’m all a few colourful faux fur. Thankfully, Shopbop has an unreal choice right now (I linked a few of my favorites at the backside of this submit, together with this one by Tibi). Even higher? They’re having a reasonably candy sale right now via the 29th. Get 20% off orders underneath $500 and 25% off orders over $500 with code STOCKUP18 at checkout.

fall vibes

sally lapointe spring 2019

Coming from somebody who’s pretty much simply worn black and white the previous few years, it’s a surprise to me that I’ve been so into brights…and for fall / winter! Although each of those runway seems to be are from the newest Spring 2019 exhibits (Tibi on prime and Sally LaPointe underneath) I’m very much feeling orange / rust + scorching pink for Fall. Now I’ve no plans on sporting these two issues collectively, however I really like the thought of a monochromatic rust OR fuchsia look.



I LOVE skincare. Truthfully typically more than trend (shhh, don’t inform anybody). I truly look ahead to my morning and night time time routine. I actually take pleasure in taking good care of my skin. Sadly, this obsession can get costly. I very not often splurge on a skincare merchandise over $100 but I had to make an exception for Vintner’s Daughter. This can be a product I’ve been eager to attempt since they first launched, however I had a tough time justifying the worth tag. After reading all the superb critiques, though, I lastly pulled the set off…and I’m positive glad I did. Yes, this can be a expensive product…however it does the work of each a serum and moisturizer (so really it’s a two-for-one deal). I’ve observed within the last yr or so that I developed a number of very high quality strains on my brow. I’m doing the whole lot I can to keep away from Botox for so long as potential (nothing towards it…just not prepared but!) I’ve tried so many products and instruments to see if something would fill them in. And the one luck I’ve had is with this serum (plus my subsequent obsession under). If you put Vintner’s Daughter on your face, it feels tremendous luxurious and provides me the advantages I would like (extra even skintone, plump skin, a wholesome glow, and so on).

nurse jamie uplift tool

Are you able to inform I’m a sucker for what I see on-line?? ?Between a loopy expensive serum and a inexpensive (however not low cost) device that I guarantee you’ve seen a star promote on Instagram, yes…I’m a full-on magnificence junkie. But when I attempt one thing and I like it / see a noticeable distinction, it’s all value it to share with you! The Nurse Jamie Uplift Beauty Roller is not any exception. I posted on Instagram Stories a couple of months ago to see if anyone had a better expertise with the Nurse Jamie Roller over a jade roller or Gua Sha. I acquired combined evaluations so I made a decision to provide it a go myself. I’ve been utilizing my jade curler and Gua Sha (I alternate between the two each night time) a lot of the summer time. I observed less puffiness (which is not a huge situation for me to begin with) with the jade curler and barely firmer skin with the Gua Sha. No matter how both makes our skin look, they each really feel great…especially for someone like me who’s a jaw clencher. But I needed one thing that was extra lifting and smoothing, which is why I went for the Nurse Jamie curler. I’ve solely been using it a few week however I observed the very slight sagging I’ve around my jaw line is lifted, and those pesky forehead strains are smoothed out. Granted, I’m fairly positive that is all a short lived fix but hey…it works!

tan drops

I’ve never been much of a self-tanner individual. I’m fortunate sufficient to be Greek and Italian so my physique stays pretty tan all year long but my face doesn’t. After sporting sunscreen on my face everyday for fairly some time, the tan simply doesn’t stay. I’ve all the time feared self-tanners though as a result of I’m very afraid of being orange (to not be confused with the orange monochromatic outfit I’m dying to wear from Tibi’s Spring assortment). There’s been perhaps two other self-tanners I’ve tried in my life (they usually have been effective however I couldn’t get past the odor!) I examine Tan Luxe’s Self Tan Drops earlier within the yr (it was bought out once I first came upon about it though) and I was very much intrigued by the thought — simply adding a couple of drops to your moisturizer, serum or face oil. It appeared like a good way to regulate the amount of tan you’d like to realize as properly get a good look. I just add two drops to my Vintner’s Daughter and it is the good bronze…I don’t even want bronzer. Not orange, not streaky, no disagreeable odor. Tan Luxe really nailed the self-tanner (and if I don’t get a chance to catch some rays this winter, I’ll most undoubtedly be getting the Body model).


paleo dinner

I’ve been making more of an effort to prepare dinner at residence (as I’m going out to eat wayyy to much). Due to this, I’ve been on the hunt for some wholesome recipe ideas which might be scrumptious and don’t take very lengthy to make. I found @bitesbymi on Instagram a number of months ago on the discover / explore page (not even positive what it’s referred to as anymore) and I’m positive glad I did. I like that she’s a dietician so I know her recipes are actually healthy (most of which are paleo, which I’m not, however I do attempt to prepare dinner that means at house — it’s just what makes me feel greatest). A few of my go-to recipes to date have been the turkey veggie skillet (which I add avocado to typically, and I haven’t tried but however can be great with an over straightforward egg for breakfast), tomato basil turkey meatballs and egg roll in a bowl. I’m not a lot of a baker but I do have a sweet tooth so I’m undoubtedly going to attempt making a few of her desserts this fall.


green circle wellness

I’ve mentioned right here earlier than that I’ve had some skin issues within the final 6 or 7 years that I’ve seen several docs, dermatologists and allergists about…and no one has been capable of help me. I found Inexperienced Circle Wellness via a pal and it’s the whole lot I’ve been in search of in a follow. I have a very holistic strategy to things so I’m all the time in search of docs who do as properly. But I also don’t need to be handled like a number and recognize individualized remedies. I haven’t been able to find this anyplace, till Green Circle Wellness. I’ve had a hunch this complete time with my pores and skin that it’s inner. I’ve additionally had some digestive points just about my entire life…however once you’ve had something that long, it feels pretty normal (and I didn’t even understand these have been actual points until I went to Green Circle). Turns out they have been both very much related. I did a bunch of speciality exams and discovered I have an imbalance of bacteria in my intestine, which was causing all types of points (pores and skin, digestive, my capacity to soak up sure vitamins, and so forth.) I also discovered I had low Cortisol levels, which explained why I was so tired on a regular basis. Now that I’ve adjusted my weight loss plan accordingly and included dietary supplements my body truly needs, I have by no means felt higher. I don’t really feel bloated anymore, I have more power, and my pores and skin points appear to be resolved. I might go on about this type of stuff (health / wellness) eternally so I gained’t bore you but for those who’ve been by way of something comparable and have any questions be happy to e mail me! I’d love to talk.


jungle band

I discovered Jungle earlier in the summertime and was instantly hooked. Their music is soulful and funky (just how I like it). They hadn’t had a brand new album since 2014 (which lead me listening to loads of their songs on repeat). Once I came upon they have been enjoying at Lollapalooza this yr, I knew I had to do no matter I might to see them (even if it meant missing Bruno Mars…which I did, nevertheless it was totally value it!) Jungle is palms down among the best reside exhibits I’ve ever seen. And fortunately, they came out with a new album a couple of weeks in the past AND are coming to Chicago March 13 (greatest consider I’ll be there!)

Aspect observe, for those who’re on the lookout for some new jams to take heed to this season, take a look at my FW18 playlist on Spotify (can be up to date throughout the rest of the season!)


goop cb2

There’s something about CB2 that makes me need to re-do my complete condominium. There’s few shops I stroll into the place my heart begins racing I’m so excited, CB2 is one in every of them (is that standard??) Though it’s not all my taste, I’m loving the goop x CB2 collaboration. I’m additionally just a fan of goop (*guilty*) so I’m going to love most goopy issues. I’ve been digging boucle furniture recently so once I noticed these chairs, I was very joyful. I’ve absolutely nowhere to place them however I can respect them from afar. That sofa is fairly superb too. However it’s truly the smaller gadgets I’m particularly into…just like the glassware and bowls (super simple but added a bit additional one thing with the exaggerated rim) in addition to the match striker. Who knew I needed a match striker?! Thanks Gwyneth.


sneaker cleaner

It might sound slightly crazy to be loving a shoe cleaner however hear me out. I’m not nice at protecting my footwear clear, I admit. My boyfriend, nevertheless, all the time has recent wanting sneakers. It never really mattered to me till he cleaned a pair of my footwear as soon as and I used to be like whoa…this makes an enormous distinction. He uses the Jason Markk shoe cleaner, so I obtained myself a bottle with the brush and went to town. After I obtained it, I cleaned all of my sneakers (and some other footwear — but most of my boots are in storage till it gets just a little colder — that’s my next venture). It felt so satisfying. However I needed to take it one step further and take a extra preventive strategy. So I received the Repel Spray as properly and sprayed all of them. It’s great because you need to use each merchandise on just about any materials. I’m unsure how clear I’ll have the ability to maintain every part once there’s a foot of snow on the bottom nevertheless it feels good to take a step in the suitable course. I really like footwear (more than garments, luggage, jewellery, and so on) so I’d as properly maintain them in a fine condition, proper?

What do you think of these fall vibes? Something you’re utilizing / doing / going to attempt?

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