Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Print pants, paint nite & graffiti wall

Hi all, Hope everyone's been having a great week so far? Mine has been blah, but I am glad that the memories of this past weekend still put a smile on my face. 
So my girl Bibi is visiting from Nigeria and had mentioned about a million times that she wanted to go vintage hunting. My plan was to take her to the stores and NOT buy anything for myself, but I ended up with a bag full of gorgeous vintage/thrift finds--story of my life! After shopping, we wandered around the city, took pictures and ended up at a Paint Nite party. The party was a blast and I think I gained 10lbs from nibbling on yummy yum appetizers. 
 Below are the pictures--enjoy!

...and Bibi caught the Kate Spade bug too.She got the same cobalt blue bag that I own (Great minds think alike)
Because thrift shopping is a lot of fun
We made a stop at Graffiti Alley, and of course a photo session ensued.
How cool is this?

Don't you just love the colors bursting from the Graffiti Alley?
We also attended a paint nite event. We had a good time and had so much fun jamming to 90s music
Champagne time!
Cupcake overdose
Fun times!

And oh, thanks to Bibi for hooking me up with this lovely ankara pants. Happy hump day chicas!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Plaid Uniform

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you'll know that I am obsessed with blazers. Blazers are very easy to style, and I find myself wearing them all the time! At this point, I think I own about 25 blazers, and I believe I have them in every color there is on this planet!
I work in a very casual environment and 95% of the time I wear skinny jeans. However, I like to look a tad professional, so I usually throw on a blazer to achieve a "business casual" style.
The pictures below were taken after work sometime last month. The sun was still up and I thought to take some pictures for the blog. I call this "Plaid Uniform" because blazers are pretty much a uniform for me, and of course the "plaid" is for the blanket scarf wrapped around my neck.

Bag: Kate Spade Saturday | Shoes: Ann taylor | Jeans: H&M | Tshirt: OldNavy  | Blazer: Thrifted

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Essence Music Festival--Day one

I blogged a while ago about visiting New Orleans to attend the Essence music Festival. However, what I failed to do was share pictures from the music fest. The festival took place 4th of July weekend, so these photos are loooong over due--pardon my tardiness. 

Anyhoo, these pictures are from the first day of the festival headlined by Prince. I am not  a Prince fan (to date, I do not know any of his song. However, his energy was so awesome,and I couldn't help but get into the groove during his performance. Janelle Monae was in the house too, but since I am not a big fan of her music (love her hair and fashion though), I left the main auditorium where she was performing to attend the smaller music sessions in the Super Lounge. 

The smaller  music session were more intimate and it was at one of these we got to know about an upcoming DC musician, Kevin Ross. The guy is totally awesome and you may have noticed him in Glade's holiday ad. He is definitely one to watch out for. My friends and I also caught Estellle performing in the smaller rooms and we were glad we stopped by. She has a great stage presence and gave a really performance. I grew up listening to SWV so it was definitely great seeing them perform live.  

One thing my friends and I failed to do was attend the free, daytime empowerment seminars. If you ever plan to attend the NOLA, Essence Music festival, you should stop by these sessions. I heard they are pretty powerful and inspirational.

Below are the pictures, enjoy..

Y'all know I had to dress super comfy for the concert

SWV ( Sisters with Voices)
Janelle Monae
Kevin Rosss

Yay! It was an amazing day.

Part 2 coming soon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lately on Instagram: @chic_therapy

Instagram flow--@chic_therapy
Saturday chilling 
After work flow
Work selfie
Still obsessing  over my new flats, and still shocked that it was discounted by 50%--winning!
After church shenanigans 
A stroll through a frozen park
Coat game this winter
Lunch on Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
The many faces of me

Healthy eating.

Check out more of my daily updates on Instagram, @chic_therapy

That's all folks. Happy hump day.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Red hot!

Shirt: H&M | Blazer: Thrifted | Pants:Target |Bag: Chic Therapy

Friday, April 03, 2015

Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod

If you live in the colder regions you know that this winter has been extremely brutal. I have never minded the cold weather, but this year's winter has got me thinking about moving to a warmer state--California, anyone? Or maybe Florida! Anyway in anticipation of warmer days, I thought I'd post pictures of my trip to Martha Vineyard last summer. Martha's vineyard consists of  three/four  island but we chose to visit Oak Bluffs because of the charming online reviews and personal recommendations. From the ginger bread cottages to the clear blue waters and delicious seafood, Oak Bluffs definitely lived up to the hype. I didn't get to take a lot of pictures, but below are some of the few images I captured...enjoy!

The ferry to get to Oak Bluffs

Yay! I'm here.

How cute are the gingerbread cottages. They look like straight out of an Enid Blyton story book. People, not fairies, actually live in these homes.

We checked out a souvenir store
...and then we fooled around in the store.

And of course we had to sneak in some sea time at Inkwell Beach.

That's all folks. Dont forget the check out the Chic Therapy Accessories sale here.40% off the entire store with discount code "Easter40". Don't get left behind--shop now!

Happy Easter.