Introducing a new series to the blog called "What & Wear", aka the things I like to do and the things (and makeup) I'd like to wear while doing them. Pretty self explanatory, so let's get started...
Now that the weather is warming up a bit (we'll just ignore the fact that it SNOWED yesterday), and happy hour specials are officially legal in Chicago, it's time we stroll from the office to drinking cocktails on a patio.
A few spots I'm excited about... PARK GRILL has the best outdoor space, and I can't believe I haven't been before. You can never go wrong with Millennium Park and the skyline as your backdrop. Oh, and they have food/drink specials daily from 4-6pm (like half priced cocktails and apps). The rooftop at ZED451 is a place to be. Because who doesn't love a good rooftop bar? They have drink specials Mon-Fri from 4:30-7pm, and Tuesday is marg night (mark that down). McCORMICK & SCHMICK'S may not have outdoor space, but it does have one of the greatest happy hour food menus ever. It changes regularly, but with things like baja fish tacos for $5 and spiced ahi tuna flatbread for $9, you won't leave disappointed.
So what to wear? I'm PUMPED about Benefit's new Dandelion Dew, a liquid version of their classic blush. And it's matte. Because nothing says trying too hard like day drinking with a face full of glitter. I've played around with it a bit already, and my first snip of advice is to tread lightly; the color is soft, but a little pump goes a long way. Add a bit of texturizing spray and some gloss, and you'll be good to go. As for outfits, think layers that can be shed once you leave the office and staple pieces that can be dressed up or down.
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