Guys, keep calm it is finally summer! We can get lost in the endless sunshine and breezy warm nights. I don't know about you, but, I love being outdoors, soaking up the rays in the summer time. I barely stay inside because I crave that vitamin C all day.
However, being outside means getting a little bit sweaty and uncomfortable. I don't know about you, but my hair doesn't have a love affair with the heat. It dries up and frizzes making me look more so like a sheep, than a Barbie Doll.
However, do not fret! If you have frizzy hair days, but still want to look cute and chic, I suggest pairing your everyday outfit with a fun little Bandanna. Not only are they stylish and comfortable, but they're great for pulling your hair out of your face, and letting your hair get a break from styling tools. This Bandanna and Barbie shirt is from forever 21! The shorts I swiped from target, they are high rise and super flattering on all body types! The shoes are Keds Kate Spade brand, and of course I had to rep my Disney socks that I got from Target. I am a HUGE Disney nerd. The best part is that altogether this outfit was under 60! I just love cute finds, especially when you can get them on a discount.
LINK Bandana: www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/product/f21/acc/1000287051
LINK: shirt: www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/product/f21/top_blouses/2000258092
Now, if you're like me, and love to be outside, wearing your trendy style, but want to stay within a budget, it may seem difficult. There's so many interesting things to do in the city! However, I am going to list some fun activities coming up that are NOT going to break the bank!
Lincoln Park Zoo
I have always loved the zoo! Not only is it fun, going out with friends, and viewing animals, but it's also a free zoo! Meaning you don't have to pay any money to get in! I recently went and had such a fun time walking around, looking at the monkeys, they're my favorite, and catching up with old friends. Now, if you are feeling a bit more daring, and want to do something more than animal watch, the zoo also has a great event calendar, these events can range from 10-50 bucks depending on when you buy tickets. I personally love doing the wine and beer fests at the zoo. Below is a list of the events that will be happening at the zoo this summer!
Randolph Street Market
I love markets! They are great ways to meet people, look at different local boutiques, and find some awesome pieces to add to your collection. One of my favorite markets to attend is Randolph Street Market. This week will be their annual 15th year celebration! I love how they conveniently make it two days, so if you miss something you can always go back! The theme of this year is red, white, and blue so come showing your patriotic pride as you discover different antiques, drinks, and music! The best part about this street market is that general admission starts at $10.00! There's also different packages for family and friends! I will be there on Sunday, so maybe we can drink some wine and meet up there! I am linking the website so you can see all the awesome activities that will be occurring there!
Navy Pier is seriously underrated. There are so many awesome things that you can do there over the summer! Not only is the architecture interesting to behold, but they also have live music, and movies that play during the summer! I am a huge fan of rides, and the Ferris wheel is definitely not a disappointment. I love watching fireworks, there's something so magical about them, and Navy Pier is doing free fireworks tonight from 9:30-9:40! Take a stroll by the pier and bask in the beautiful atmospheric setting that Chicago has to offer and the best part is that it's absolutely free!
I hope that you enjoyed my three different options on what to do, in the city, on a budget! I know sometimes being a penny saver can be annoying but there's so many interesting things this city has to offer. You just got to take the time to find it! List some of your favorite, cheap outings to do. If you're not from Chicago, that's fine too! I'd love to hear what other cities has to offer! Also, list your favorite accessory that you like to pair on your bad hair days, I'd love to see different ideas!
Until next time!