Photography: Monica Modzelewski
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Isn’t this daisy necklace sooo summer?! My ‘lil sis sure knows my style 🙂 She got me this necklace in Spain, so every time I wear it I pretend I’m on vacation there. I know it’s a bit silly, but you have to have fun with fashion and have an imagination! Summer style to me, is effortless like this black shift dress and the most comfy espadrilles. Summer is just the greatest.
To celebrate how great summer is, there are some fun events coming up in the city this week:
- On Wednesday, July 13th, Big Shoulders Coffee (1105 W. Chicago Ave.) is celebrating their 4th anniversary. In honor of their anniversary, all coffee drinks at the Cafe will be $1 from 6am – 7pm! Share a photo of your coffee drink on Instagram and wish Big Shoulders a Happy Birthday by tagging @BigShouldersCoffee #4YearsBoldBrew and Big Shoulders will select a winning photo to receive 4 months of complimentary drip coffee.
- On Thursday, July 14th, Sprinkles Cupcakes (50 East Walton Street) is also ready to celebrate summer! At NOON, the first 100 customers will receive a FREE scoop of the Red Velvet handcrafted Sprinkles Ice Cream (sweet cream layered with bites of sprinkles cupcakes iconic red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting). *Also, the CupcakeATM will be loaded with “golden tickets” for customers to win their choice of 2-pints shipped directly to their home.
- Also, on Thursday, July 14th, take a trip around the world without leaving the North Shore at Westfield Old Orchard’s Uncorked, from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. The first event of its kind at the center, Uncorked, a Moroccan-inspired Midsummer’s soiree, will be hosted at The Cube and Cube Park and will benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry. Bringing the best of summer to the North Shore, this colorful evening will include choice wine samples, light bites, whimsical entertainment, shopping, and more! Revel in exclusive promotions and giveaways while enjoying an unforgettable night in conjunction with Westfield Old Orchard’s premier retailers.
Now let’s go celebrate!!
Sanctuary: Dress (option) // Sole Society c/o: Espadrilles // Ray-Ban: Sunglasses // Daisy Necklace: (option)
Meet Mireya, or Mire. Mire is one of my most lively people I know and long time friend. She is so energetic and smiley all the time. Her fun personality shines through her personal style and her creative nail art. Mire is often referred to as Beyoncé because let’s face it – they could be clones of each other! I also like to refer to Mireya as my personal Chicago insider because she knows all the hotspots and local secrets. Read more about this fashionista below.
5 Minutes With Mireya
HAMR: What is your occupation?
Mireya: Currently I am living life to the fullest. I have worked in Entertainment, in one way or another, for the last nine years. I started off working with the Chicago Cubs, then moved on to work at Live Nation. Sports and music have been a fun and great experience. Now, I am just trying to figure out what I would like to do next. Can’t wait to see what the future holds.
HAMR: Describe your style?
Mireya: I don’t have a set style. You’ll typically find me in dresses and skirts. I’m always comfortable in what I wear though. My style leans towards casual with a bit of glam – Beyonce inspired. I like to take one key piece and make many outfits out of it.
HAMR: What’s your go-to accessory?
Mireya: My go-to accessory is my Michelle watch because I can change the wristband to match any outfit; BUT I love ALL accessories! I often remind myself to, as Coco Chanel put it, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.”
HAMR: What’s in your bag currently?
Mireya: I’m a very organized person. Everything in my purse has a place. First, you’ll find my wallet. This is probably my favorite item. It’s the Chicago flag made out of recycled newspapers from India. I bought it a few years back at Lollapalooza in the “green” area. Then, it’s my Mickey Mouse notepad. Last, but not least is my beauty bag. This has everything and anything… nail file, mints, pens, sharpie, USB drive, bottle opener, hand sanitizer, tissue, lipstick, lip line, lip gloss, chapstick, lotion, lint roller and so much more!
HAMR: What’s your favorite Chicago spot?
Mireya: This is very hard. I love Chicago and have many go-to spots depending on the neighborhood I’m in. Hmmm… For restaurants I have to say that Green Tea will always be my favorite sushi place and Sabatino’s will always be my favorite Italian restaurant. For stores, I like to shop boutiques in Roscoe Village. Aside from that, I enjoy the museums and usually hit them up at least once a year along with Lincoln Park Zoo. Zoo Lights here I come!!!
Bar III: Dress (1, 2, 3)
INC: Jacket (similar)
Franco Sarto: Shoes (similar)