Glazed and Infused Doughnuts.

Glazed and Infused

Glazed and Infused Doughnuts

Mmmh…doughnuts! *insert image of Homer Simpson drooling* Lol

I stopped by Glazed and Infused on two different occasions recently, in the River North area.

Glazed and Infused
30 E Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60611

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Inkleaf Card Wallet Giveaway Winner + A Special Offer!

Inkleaf Leather Card Wallet

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The giveaway winner is Tonia. Yay!!!

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Happy Shopping! :)

It’s National Hot Dog Day!

National Hotdog Day

How are hot dogs done in your town? Do you eat hot dogs?

A Chicago-style hot dog has relish, onions, mustard, tomato, sport peppers and a pickle on it. All on a nicely steamed, poppy seed bun. Topped with celery salt. Mmh.

When I was a kid, I liked a nice slice of melted American cheese on my hot dog, and mustard. Mmm-mmh! Lol With a bag of Jays BBQ potato chips…Yes Sir!

Not too long ago, I enjoyed it as pictured above. With thinly sliced cucumber, tomato, onion, relish, mustard, sliced peperoncini and celery salt. Delicious.

Today, if I can get a hot dog on a good gluten-free bun, I’d like it either way. Except the way I ate it as a kid.

Happy Hot Dog Day! ;)

T.J. Maxx and Thrift finds + Outfit Photos.

TJMaxx and Thrift Store finds

I really like this eyelet blouse. It’s 100% linen and I plan to wear it until the armpits yellow. Then, I might dye it some dark color to wear it some more. Lol It’s so comfortable on and, pretty! Probably the prettiest blouse I’ve purchased in a few years.

Jeans. It’s hard finding premium skinny jeans that aren’t too long on my legs so, when I saw these ankle length Paige jeans (on clearance), I had to get them. Plus, I’d been wanting a pair of “ripped near the knee”/distressed jeans for awhile.

The blouse and jeans are both from T.J. Maxx. Here are some photos of me wearing them together…

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Currently Reading: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

This is an old book! Still, the tips listed inside can be applied today (from what I’ve read so far).

What are you reading right now?

Coral Nails.

Essie Cute as a Button

This is Essie Cute as a Button.

I used two coats. The first coat went on a little thin/streaky. The second one even things out pretty good.

No shimmer. Just a nice, creamy, bright coral color.

Per usual, I used my staple base and top coats.

Summer Style: Jungle Safari.

JCrew Safari Njema Tee and Linen Shorts

JCrew Tee with Linen Shorts

JCrew Tshirt Linen Shorts and Leopard Pumps

Safari Njema Smile

In the hot summer humidity, linen is the next best thing to naked. Lol

T-Shirt: J.Crew • Linen Shorts: Fresh Laundry
Pumps: Halogens • Purse: thrift store
Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo • Nails: China Glaze Japanese Koi

I bought these drawstring linen shorts off Amazon. Similar breathable styles can be found here and here. I also cut the neck off this old T-Shirt for more of a “Jane of the Jungle” look. No, but seriously. I got tired of the crew-neck and didn’t plan on hemming after cutting it off.