Stylin’ in Sub-Zero Temps | What I Wore in Chicago

Hello from Florida by way of Chicago!

DCT and I have been doing our “Back to America” tour with our final week being spent thawing out from Chicago in Florida.

I know, I know – our life is so hard.

Nonetheless, it felt good seeing familiar places and faces in Chi-town. While the week went by faster than I anticipated and made me miss out on a few things I’d hope to do, one thing I’m happy I found the time (and resilience against the cold) for was an outfit photo shoot!

It was just like old times!

Me and my tripod in a slightly sketchy alley with freezing cold temps, debating whether or not I should shed my coat to show my sweater (I decided not – used all my willpower to actually get outside), while I battled a runny nose and icicle fingers.

Outfit shoots are SO glamorous y’all – you should really try them ๐Ÿ˜‰

Despite the glamour (or lack thereof), I found this outfit to be perfect combination of my Chicago style roots and London city aspirations.

A branded beanie, leather leggings, and dark lips (Chicago swag); with OTK boots and trench-style pea coat (London class).

All coming together with the backdrop of killer street art – something you’d find in both Chicago & London.

And let’s not forget – NEW HAIR!

I’m trying out a sew-in weave for the first time ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

It’s weird having long hair that isn’t in braids or twists, I’m still getting used to how to manage it all. But I was bored with the fro and wanted to try something new, so a Brazilian body wave it was.

Beware – this is only the beginning of my “I’m turning 30” midlife crisis ๐Ÿ˜‚

As fun as it was visiting my old stomping grounds, I was quickly reminded why London life has been such a blessing, especially this time of year.

Chicago is cold.

Even though it wasn’t THAT cold (at least by Chicago standards) while we were there, I still seriously wondered how I survived living there for 8 years.

I finally understand my strong urge to hibernate.

And why I’ll be thoroughly enjoying the sun and warmth down in Florida ๐ŸŒž ๐Ÿ’•

Will be back to share more of our adventure soon!

Until then,


What I’m Wearing: ย beanie: Ivy Park | sweater: Primark | leather leggings: ASOS | OTK boots: ASOS | pea coat: DKNY | leather backpack: purchased in Morocco (similar) | lips: NYX