Monday, July 10, 2017

Nike Air Society Chicago

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of spending time with some badass women at the opening of the Nike Air Society here in Chicago. The weekend kicked off with a bra fitting and Air Max event at the Nike Chicago store, then carried over into the events at the Air Society.

At the Air Society, there was a closet (read: decently sized room) where you could chat with women designers from Chicago and even try on some of their digs, a braid bar, henna tattoo station, manicure stations, kitchen with tasty and healthy snacks, and a totally sweet rooftop patio. Throughout the day, there were organized panel discussion and roundtable talks with women changing the game in Chicago and elsewhere. And, of course, this wouldn't be a Nike event if fitness didn't figure into the equation: there were rooftop yoga and high intensity training classes you could join. The coolest part of the event was seeing a diverse group of women come together to just hang out, have a good time, and embrace their bodies.

There was also a photobooth-esque deal where women could try on the shoe of the hour, the Nike VaporMax, and snap a pic. I had picked up a pair the day before the event in the new violet colorway, so they fit in perfectly at the Air Society.

The rooftop was basically the rooftop of my dreams and had a perfect view of the skyline. 

*The views expressed in this post are mine and do not represent the views of my employer*

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summertime Chi

Welcome to the good life! (Did you catch the reference?)

If you have never spent a summer in Chicago, you're missing out. Of course, I am romanticizing the city a bit, but summer has always been the time when I get to reconnect with friends and spend more time with my family. It's also the time when the weather is more consistent and Chicagoans can count on some sunshine.

I got some ice cream and went over to the lake with my friend Natalie to snap some pics. I recently tried a new hairstyle and it's kind of perfect for summer. Braids like these are so easy and lightweight. Check out the Instagram page of the woman who did my hair @gotothemo. Her hair styles are so creative and always looks super neat.

I'm wearing a skirt I got on clearance during the winter from Banana Republic, shirt from Forever 21, and the shoes are the Nike Cortez, otherwise known as the Forrest Gump. Admittedly, I tend not to be a fan of fast fashion stores like Forever 21, however for trendy items that you want to try out, you can't beat the price. On another note, I also have taken to carrying clutches and one of my favorites is this woven one I picked up while in Puebla, Mexico. 

Keep up with my post-grad, summer adventures on Instagram @all_worn_out.