Here is just a small preview of my trip to Chicago this past week! I was there for 4 days and I did 3 photo shoots all the while getting to meet up with many of my best friends.

I always have an absolute blast visiting my friends and getting to catch up with them, but to take advantage of my time, I decided to get some work done as well. If you enjoy your work as much as I do then it doesn’t really count as work anyway!

I collaborated with two super cute boutiques in Chicago, the first one being Emma which is located in Wicker Park and the second one is Milk Handmade which is located in Andersonville. I really love both of these boutiques and recommend checking them out if you are ever in the Chicago area.

On top of those two collaborations, I am designing a jewelry line with one of my friends who is the owner of @rachelkeppelerdesigns. I helped her on my last day with a photo shoot and got my hair and makeup done for the first time, by another fellow YouTuber, Amanda Farmer. (Check out her videos if you don’t already, she did an amazing job!) This final photo shoot, I had the pleasure of connecting with another creative in the industry, Rachel Loewen. She opened up her home for us to get ready in and warm up in between looks and was the best hostess ever all the while snapping amazing shots.

Overall, I had so much fun and can’t wait to go back! I plan on going back to Chicago in the Spring to launch the jewelry collection which I am really excited about.