Shopping in Chicago

This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting one of my very best friends in Chicago. Shoutout the my little one, Raven! Anyhoo, in true Chicago fashion, we hit the Magnificent Mile and went shopping! I didn’t go too crazy (we both decided to stick to a budget) but I did end up with a few exciting items.

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First of all, what’s a Chicago trip without stopping in Zara? Of course I sifted through the end-of-season sale racks and saw a few cute pieces but narrowed it down to one leopard print long sleeve dress. It’s very comfortable, can be dressed up or dressed down and it was on sale for only $15.99. I then found an adorable #FashionCode clutch. Not on sale but it was worth the $30. I had been wanting last season’s “Stressed but Well Dressed” clutch but I actually just might like this one better.

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We moved on to Nordstrom and hit the makeup counter. If you know me personally, you know I have been on the hunt for a great lipstick. I was convinced I would never look right in any lip color but everyone tells me I just need to find the right one for me. So thanks to some convincing from Raven and the lovely JoAnna at the Nars makeup counter who helped me try on various shades, I finally found a color that looks good on me. It’s quite bright but I wanted something that would pop. I never wear lipstick and rarely wear any kind makeup so this lip color just might be the gateway to the new makeup-wearing Jessica!

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I freuently get told I look about 18-24 years old (I’m actually 27) and while I’m grateful for the compliments, I would like to look older at times. My hope is that this fancy new lip look I’ve got going will help me achieve a more mature looking face. I also appreciate that the Nars lipstick came in a special beauty gift set including a lipstick, lip gloss and nail polish. Visit Nordstrom or for the Climax – Schiap Lip/Nail Set or something similar.

I’m excited to show you guys how I style my goodies from Chicago!

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