Sep 30, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
The age when your basket goes from make-up and vodka to toilet paper and coffee creamer. I swear I used to be able to go out every night of the week... if I wanted. Now a days i just don't have a full day to recover from a hangover. When the real world starts and your career becomes your social life, whats a girl to do?? I miss the days when my friends would all meet at my apartment and we would pregame until 12am then jump in a cab for some downtown fun. Lately anytime I "go out" its for work related events and my idea of an ideal Saturday night is ordering some take-out and watching a few of my tvo-ed shows (that i didn't have time to watch during the week) with my wonderful boyfriend, who I am sure misses that little party girl he used to know. Finding the balance between being an active social butterfly and a level headed entry level career woman is rough but i think its very important. Part of being a fabulous girl is having a fabulous well rounded life. Week nights are a great time to have girls nights because you can always find a great deal, grab a few drinks, and call it a night by no later then 11... i mean its trashy to be roaming the streets wasted on a Tuesday. I always like to look at this website called www.chicagospecials.com You can find by day of the week where all the good food and drink deals are around the chicagolonad area. Bar Louie dollar burgers well thats my fav! My weekends lately have been work work work and anytime i get a day off is on a monday, tuesday, wednesday, or thursday So going out to a club lately is completely out of the question. Its important though to keep one saturday a month for some going out fun. Once every 4 weeks is a good way to still let loose and have a much needed night of fun and its a good way to conserve funds. The club scene used to be cool back when I was 21, but now when I go it seems like its just all people who are 21 and that makes me feel kinda old. I guess this is the point where we have to evaluate our lives and figure out what is most important. If we want to be successful and strong powerful women certain sacrifices just are made. And i don't know about you, but I do not want to be that 35 yr old in the bar hitting on 24 year old guys.... just not my style. I got bigger dreams, and while I still find time to get a little crazy I just do it in a more sophisticated and mature way. Heres a toast to all the fabulous girls I know, who are going through the very same thing!!!!!!!!
Sep 24, 2011
Sometimes when the store is slow and im just looking at the clock, waiting for it to strike 6:30pm.... I doodle. I really think for summer it would be cute to have a little mini collection called denim and pearls ... so a few little ideas came to mind and i started to sketch them out. Now i know im not working my dream job or anything but hey at least i was getting paid while designing ... it works for now haha
Sep 23, 2011
Friday morning 9 am and im at the fabric store. Very typical in fashionistas lives haha. So I feel so honored and exciting to be putting my lexi touch on a SUPER SWEET 16 Birthday Dress!!! Disha, one of my best friends sisters, is turning 16 and had a trouble finding the perfect dress. No worries though cuz super lexi is here... saving the world one dress at a time of course
Trims, sequence, and tons of rhinestones are much needed to make any party dress absolutely fabulous!!!
and here is a pic of the dress in a rough state... stay tuned for the finished product!
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
haha and in my head i here that song at the circus do do dodo doo doo do do lol. I swear and my closets still filled with clothes ahh I have an addiction. Some people like stamps, others baseball cards... I collected clothes, shoes and purses and sometimes they consume my life and little 550 sq ft apt
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
It was such a nice day out and as I was sitting bored in my car waiting for Mimi I starting snapping some pics... this one turned out pretty cool. so much is going on haha and heres a Where's Waldo for you... Can you spot the guy playing guitar ?????
and of course because im a fein ... i got my fix
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 9, 2011
After graduation, things can be a little scary. Such as not nailing that dream job or just trying to figure out exactly what you want to do. A little tool that we all have but some of us rarely use is networking. For example... Yesterday while at work a older lady came in and asked if she could sit down for a little while her husband was shopping, sure no problem. Me being the talkative person I am, started chatting her up. Turns out we both have a passion for fine fabrics, sewing, and fashion! She was honestly the highlight of the day. I gave her my info and told her to contact me if she ever needed help with anything. Then to my great surprise she told me how her daughter opened up a store downtown for children with designer clothing! Crush boutique is located in Rosco Village here in Chicago. After she left my manager was like " So lexi what is your next step?" thinking to myself I didn't really have a next step... then my manager said " Go in there introduce yourself, have a look around, and tell her that her mom told you about the store, because if her mom liked you most likely she will as well" So monday on my next day off I am going there!!! My key advice is to talk to everyone, and if you stumble across something or someone who can help you out, take full advantage of it. Talent is something you either have or you don't, but how many talented people do you know that do nothing with it? The people who are most successful in the world, believe they can achieve something and do. Just think Madonna or J-Lo they aren't the most talented singers in the industry vocal wise but they knew what they wanted and they worked their asses off to get it. Sometimes its not as much as what you can do but who you know. And if you want something enough what you don't know you will quickly learn. So today's goal NETWORK and see where it will take you!
So since Lexi is driving a lot more around Illinois these days, I need to find some decent music. Every channel plays the same 10 songs and after only so many hours and days can one take it haha. To my surprise XM has a channel that I can say im in love with. STUDIO 54 RADIO yay!
Check it out
Sep 8, 2011
Chicago was a shopper's dream Thursday as many retailers celebrated Fashion's Night Out. The worldwide event is always scheduled around Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, and was launched in 2009 as a way to encourage retail sales and support for the fashion industry during tough economic times. 900 North Michigan Shops hosted the "Fame, Fashion and Flavor" event, with activities throughout the mall and an appearance by Bravo TV's Brad Goreski.
Sep 7, 2011
Sep 5, 2011
So as fall time approaches, while shorts and skirts slowly start being packed away... Nothing is better then wearing my skinnys and a fabulous pair of flats. These right here are my favs. Not only can I do cartwheels in them around the city... but they look so fing cute with everything ;)
Sep 4, 2011
My oh my I can not believe my little brother is 7 today, and of all his birthdays I missed this one :( I love you luke ryan with all my heart. Your sissys number one man! Happy birthday to you and I cant wait till I can see your little face again
(note: the pic is of my mother and Luke on his first bday)
Sep 3, 2011
Sep 2, 2011
I get so excited when I check my blog stats and I see that people overseas are checking out Lexi In The City!!! Thanks so much for all your support and stay fabulous.
(p.s. That is just from today ;)
Sep 1, 2011
Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Play with abandon.
Choose with no regret.
Continue to learn.
Appreciate your friends.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
~Mary Anne Radmacher