Tee: Homage (c/o) // Boots // Jeans: Zara // Sweater: Free People (on sale for $49!) // Hat: old Nordstrom Rack
Today I'm teaming up with Homage to bring you this awesome tee shirt that holds a special place in my heart after leaving Chicago. That city taught me so very much after living there for 34 years. Today I want to share with you the most important thing it taught me.
Chicagoans are a prideful bunch, and with every right to be in my opinion. We survive sub zero winters and spend half of our existence either walking to where we need to be or endlessly looking for parking spots. It's not an easy life but it sure is fun. I've had an amazing time living in Chicago but the one thing it did teach me was to fight. And no, I don't mean fist fight (although maybe sometimes it may feel like it needs to come to that) I mean the fight of life.
Chicago forced me to work hard to get where I wanted to be. There are always hundreds of other people wanting that job opportunity, parking spot, new apartment, or even dinner reservation, and you have to fight to get it all. I know everyone goes through this in some capacity but I really think living in Chicago pushed me to points I may not have ever experience if I wasn't there fighting all along the way. Maybe it was the teaching in the inner city hoods I did for 11 years or the public transportation I endured in the freezing cold, but I feel I earned a badge of honor and can proudly say that I ain't no sissy and have my sweet home Chicago to thank for that!
Want to win your own "Chicago ain't no sissy town" tee? Tell me what makes you tough in the comments below and leave your name and email as well. I'll pick one winner at random to get their own tee on Sunday February 14th!
Giveaway closed! Mina, you are the winner!
// Scarf: Forever 21