Coastal Irony

Coastal Irony

White shirt

Red cardigan
$38 –

Balmain jeans
$1,885 –

Ankle boots

Eddie Borgo ring

Preen black hat

Maybelline liquid eyeliner
$11 –

Monki pink lipstick
$7.07 –

Rare Stones…(dernier cri)


Who knew…
Who knew a beautiful emerald & indigo stone printed denim Calvin Klein shirt would hold so much significance? Visiting my mom one day after the passing of my gorgeous sweet spirited soft spoken Grandmother, she goes into her closet & pulls out a treasure. This shirt belonged to my Grandmother & my mom held on to it just for me. It’s rich toned greens & blues play so well with a ruby lip Ruby Woo by Mac to be exact, my fav. Paired with American Apparel High Waist Nylon Tricot leggings in Navy, a light blue denim H&M men’s shirt, a 3|4 length sleeved Wilson’s Leather jacket & black Core Dr. Martens.

Fuzz Worthy

Fuzz Worthy

Rick Owens slit sleeve dress
$1,150 –

Carven wool blend coat
$925 –

Women’s Fossil Passport Case
$37 –

Cartier bangle

Vita Fede spike bracelet

Kate Spade star bracelet

Fendi eyewear
$445 –

Moschino cap hat
$420 –

Loop scarve

The Pasta Bowl…(vittles)


So I’m a Northsider at heart, I practically do everything up there, though I reside on the Southside of Chicago & was born & raised in Englewood. Last Tuesday I was in Lincoln Park doing some trading at Crossroads. On the way there my daughter spotted The Pasta Bowl located at 2434 N. Clark, she & I are diehards for Italian food, pasta & cheese to be precise. I was working on a tight budget & I do mean TIGHT but nevertheless wouldn’t dare pass on a chance to spend time with her or check out a restaurant I’ve never been to. When I wrapped up my trading we decided to try them out. A tad bit reluctant about my funds I thought I’d review the menu posted outside before entering, to my surprise it was extremely budget friendly for Italian. We were greeted warmly at the door & had the luxury of seating ourselves. We both knew exactly what we were going to order. Our waiter was amazing, asked if we had ever dined in The Pasta Bowl establishment & offered us an appetizer on the house to get us better acquainted with them. We chose the Garlic Cheese Bread priced at only $3.75 for 5 pieces (not large but satisfying). Given that I was working with a strict budget I thought what better choice than to assure we have bread with our pasta, which we love as well. To our surprise our entries came with bread. I would’ve been exceptionally pleased had there been olive oil & parmesan crumbs at our table as I felt it was needed. I ordered the


Farfalle Pollo bowtie pasta and grilled chicken served with sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, cream, pecorino cheese, mushrooms, and basil.

At a mere $8.50, let me tell you how amazeballs this dish was! I absolutely LOVE sun-dried tomatoes. My dish was perfect, service was very swift and attentive. Aside from the expected parking disgruntlement you may encounter, (I actually found a spot directly in front) which is customary when being up North, the overall experience was super!!! It’s going to be a regular for me, I can guarantee that.

Crissy LaJoy



Silver bangle

Maison Michel navy blue hat
$1,015 –

Calvin Klein belt
$105 –

Laredo clear eye glasses

Tech accessory

Mac cosmetic

Avant Gaudy

Avant Gaudy

French Connection pants
$125 –

Christian Louboutin black pumps
$580 –

Gold plated jewelry

Dolce&Gabbana cat eye sunglasses
$1,430 –

Chanel fragrance

Menstrual SpongeBob

Menstrual SpongeBob

Skull top
$470 –

Piers Atkinson leather headband
$530 –

MAC Cosmetics lip blush

Lime Crime purple lipstick
$18 –