For me, my morning is not complete without a large cup of coffee and a few minutes to browse headlines and catch up on any major political, fashion or entertainment news. These are my go-to newsletters that kick off my morning.
The Everygirl is a resource for living a healthy, meaningful, and fashionable life. It is filled with articles on my favorites topics including travel, fashion, and of course food. I always browse their city guides for inspiration on where to book my next trip.
A Cup of Jo
This witty lifestyle blog has been a longtime favorite of mine. Joanna Goddards’s approach to relationships, and life in general, is refreshing and insightful.
Who What Wear
Who What Wear is a staple in the Skirt office and is referenced on a daily basis. Their elevated content is the perfect combination of fashion news, how-tos, and celebrity style guides. It’s almost impossible to not end up shopping on the site at least once a day!
Ahead of Mother’s Day, we wanted to share a few tidbits of advice from the women who inspire us most: our moms!
Lincoln Park, as in the actual park, is one of my favorite outdoor spaces in Chicago. This time of year brings everyone out of hibernation to enjoy the sights of the city and the smells of the beautiful budding flowers.
Here is just a small list of the things that I love to do in the park:
• Picnic on the Conservatory Lawn amongst the beautiful flowers and plants.
• Walk through the Lincoln Park Zoo and learn something new about an animal each time.
• Join a workout in the park. I have yet to participate but it is on my to-do list this year.
• Walk through the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond — one of my favorite serene places.
• Eat outside at Café Brauer overlooking the pond.
• Hit golf balls at Diversey Golf Range or play putt-putt at the miniature golf course.
• Browse the Green City Market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
• Take in the city sky line on the bridge over the pond.
• Go on the Giants in the Park Tour and learn about the statues in Lincoln Park.
• Walk around the boardwalk surrounding the pond. You are bound to run into some wildlife!
• Play tennis at Waveland Courts.
I’m a firm believer that the book is always better than the movie so I’m making sure to skim these two novels before they hit the big screen.
“The Girl Before” instantly gave me the chills and sucked me in upon reading the first few pages. This easy read flips between two women’s devastating consequences after answering the question, “Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life.”
Pick this up this murder mystery before Ron Howard releases the movie if you liked “The Girl on the Train,” “The Silent Wife,” and “Gone Girl.”
“Where’d You Go Bernadette” is next up on my list. After her mom, Bernadette, disappears, 15-year-old Bee dives into emails, documents, and secret correspondence to find her. You know it will be a good one when you find out that Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber — the writers behind (500) Days of Summer — are set to write the screenplay.
We’ve got all of our fingers on the pulse here at Skirt, so each week we’re rounding up a few of the news stories we can’t stop chatting about.
Looks like Kelly is finally filling the seat next to her:
It’s been over a year since Strahan exited Live! with Kelly & Michael and after test-running 67 potential new co-hosts, Kelly has finally found someone to fill his shoes. It was announced earlier this week that Ryan Seacrest will officially be joining the show as Kelly’s counterpart. Looks like Ryan gets to add another gig to his already impressive resume.
Fashion’s biggest night:
The first Monday in May is by far our favorite night for fashion, celebrities and decadence on social media. Selena and The Weeknd made their first red carpet appearance together, Serena debuted her baby bump, and Rihanna proved that she is the queen of the Met Gal (again). Check out our favorite #eyecandy from the night.
Reformation wants your mini-me to be eco-chic, too:
That’s right, one of our go-to eco-friendly brands just announced that they are expanding into the kids’ category, aptly titled #reflittle.
Your Snapchat is going to become a lot more crowded:
… With ads, that is. Snapchat is set to roll out self-service advertisements to businesses of all sizes starting this June. Which means you may have to shift through a whole lot more movie previews before you can check out your friend’s puppy-face selfie.