The mixtape. What was once a form of high school communication for some has since become a nostalgic novelty item. When was the last time you made a mixtape? I haven’t made one for you in almost a year. I know, I’m sooooo not a good friend. But fret not. I’m back with a nerdy assemble of songs. No, there is no giddy romanticism I’m trying to convey in this playlist. It’s just a compilation of stuff that’s been making me shake it in the car…only at stop lights of course. Click thru to enjoy.
When it comes to vintage shopping in Chicago, you can shop til you drop, take a disco nap, rally and shop some more. It’s also safe to say I shop for vintage…a lot, and therefore I receive quite a few emails that go something like this: “Hey Kyla, I’m visiting Chicago, and I was hoping you’d share some of you favorite places to shop vintage.” Of course I oblige. Shopping for vintage is my jam.
Now, before you bombard my inbox asking to be sent the coveted, super secret list, keep on reading this post, then promptly bookmark, save to Pinterest, and engrain it in your brain because today I’m sharing the mother of all lists…House Of Hipsters ultimate guide to vintage shopping in Chicago and surrounding suburbs!
Popping in randomly for a weird life post that has absolutely nothing to do with home decor, but I felt compelled to share all the same. Yesterday was Friday. The Boy took Cooper to his first soccer match, and Zoe was already in bed. That meant I has the house to myself. I could pretty much do anything I wanted to do. Yippee!
This meant no Captain Underpants. Not Teen Titans Go. No Barbie and the Mermaid Rockstars. The remote was mine. Flipping through the guide…nothing…nothing…nothing…nothing. Gah! Jackpot. Here are the thoughts that ensued.
Yup, it’s that time of year! As of today, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing…of course I’ve been shopping. The main reason why I adore this particular sale is because it’s truly a sale…markdowns on brand new fall fashion that hasn’t even hit the floor. If you’re reading this now, know that I just added this sentence in…some of my picks are already sold out. Yikes! So hurry over if you something you like. I didn’t realize it would be quite this bonkers.
In my last post, I mentioned that I was on the search for a new day planner. Although the love for my Google calendar notifications runs deep,I really work best with to-do lists…however I’m not very good at making said lists. When working at the ad agency, account execs gave me a to-do list every Monday morning…read, they did it for me. Since becoming unemployed, I’ve realized I must figure out how to create lists myself or there’s no way I’ll remember everything that’s coming at me.