A Scent of the Ocean | Skylar

A Scent of the Ocean | Skylar
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July has come to an end and as a bitter-sweet celebration, I wanted to share Skylar’s July scent. If you love the scent of the breezy ocean air, this month’s scent is just for you! It is the perfect salty air scent that makes you feel like you are at the ocean all day long. It is light, airy, and perfect for the type of gal who doesn’t want to over power the room with her perfume. As always, this is a limited perfume, so make sure to visit Skylar’s website to grab one before its long gone. What is your go to perfume scent? Leave a comment down below!

fashion blogger sharing her love for Skylar's Scent Club Salt Air Perfume
Flatlay of Skylar's Salt Air perfume

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love, gaonou

The Importance of Having a Strong Group of Girlfriends

The Importance of Having a Strong Group of Girlfriends
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2019 has been an extremely challenging year for my family and I. This year made me question who I am, what I want, where I want to go, and who I want in my life. With all these questions coming towards me all at once it made me mentally hit rock bottom. This past week, I took some time away from home to reset my mind, body, and soul. During my time away, I had the opportunity to reconnect with two girlfriends of mine, who I haven’t genuinely spoken to in 5 years. It’s crazy how time flies by and how much a person can grow in just a few years. When I met up with them, it was like I was only gone for a split second. We were still the same old silly college girls who loved to giggle about the most random things, but we were different in a good way. That is when I knew that they will be in my life for the long run.

Before I move along with why I think having a strong group of girlfriends is important, let me give you a little back story to my own personal experience with girlfriends before college. Growing up, I was surrounded by strong women, but it felt more like a competitive environment to see who would be the best at the end of the race. This is why I was always cautious around girls growing up until I went away for college. College was where I met the most loving, and supportive group of girls that made me feel worthy, and confident. I have never felt ‘friendship love’ where friends would do anything for each other even if not blood related or expecting anything in return. These girls did more for me than most of my family members would ever do, especially at a time of vulnerability. Even though I was finally given the opportunity to connect with these wonderful ladies on a deeper level, growing up with hurtful relationships caused bad memories to resurface where I pushed them away.

Fast track 5 years later, I continue to wonder why I was still unfulfilled after having a wonderful boyfriend, strong family, and good group of friends (mix of guys and girls). It wasn’t until a recent family situation hit that I realized I needed my girlfriends, whom I have always considered as my sisters. Let’s be honest, my boyfriend, family, and group of friends can only do and understand so much. When you are with your favorite girlfriends there is a spark that you can’t find anywhere else. You get one another without having to say or do too much.

So why is it important to have a strong group of girlfriends? They are your wolf pack until the very end. Through thick and thin they understand those indirect and direct cues that most boyfriends or husbands don’t get. I wouldn’t be half of who I am today if it wasn’t for my girlfriends. They continue to love me for me and cheer me on when I feel like I’m all alone. They provide me with a special kind of strength that other people in my life cannot give me. As someone who is the oldest child in my family, I have never experienced having an older sibling and these girls care for me like I am their little sister. They understand why I feel a certain way towards other people in my life and free me from past feelings that I can’t overcome on my own. Overall they are stronger and better versions of myself that I aspire to be one day.

Style blogger wearing pink puffy sleeve for feminine look

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love, gaonou

Chicago Food Guide

Chicago Food Guide
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Happy Wednesday! Chicago is one of my favorite places to visit. I love how it’s a near by New York City where I can devour in delicious food, take gorgeous Instagrammable photos, and immerse into a city-like life. The day was filled with hectic activities, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite Chicago food spots that still have my mouth watering till this day.

The Hampton Social

Outside of The Hampton Social in Chicago

Our first stop was having lunch at the Hampton Social! Literally, the most Instagrammable lunch spot. The decor is gorgeous, the service is excellent, and the pizza is soo good! Also don’t forget to try their Rose wine, it is the perfect drink with the cheesy pizza. I can not recommend this place enough!

Couple photo outside of The Hampton Social in Chicago
Instagram photo with the Rose All Day sign at The Hampton Social in Chicago
Blogger enjoying pizza for lunch at The Hampton Social in Chicago

RYU BBQ

Instagram photo of Ryu BBQ in Chicago

For all my Korean BBQ lovers out there, RYU BBQ is the place for you! The restaurant is about 15-20 minutes outside of the city, but so worth the drive. The food has a light sauce to it, which makes it so deliciously “healthier” in a sense. The portions are more than enough. My 3 sisters, boyfriend, and I couldn’t finish 2 orders, which says a lot about the portions. They also have an all you can eat Korean BBQ special! The decor is simply rustic, and modern. A great stop before heading back home!

Ryu Korean BBQ food
Couple photo in Chicago

I hope this short Chicago Food Guide inspired you to visit Chicago and try out the amazing food they have to share. Thank you so much for reading! Have a wonderful day!

love, gaonou

Style Trend | Puffy Sleeves

Style Trend | Puffy Sleeves
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Happy Monday! I’m starting off the work week with my favorite work outfit at the moment. It consists of my favorite colors AND a style trend I’ve been obsessed with lately!

Puffy sleeves is a style trend that isn’t going anywhere. I love the strong, feminine structure the sleeves project around the shoulder areas. It’s the perfect way to live out your princess, fashion dreams in a more modern way. Also how cute is the tan and pink color combo?! I mean I’m obsessed! By now, I’m sure that it’s pretty obvious that I love a neutral, feminine look for everything I wear. The top is currently on sale so make sure to grab one before it’s all sold out!

Thanks for reading loves! Have a wonderful start of the week!

love, gaonou

Golden Glow Perfume | Skylar

Golden Glow Perfume | Skylar
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Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a quick post about Skylar’s June perfume – Golden Glow! By now you probably are well aware that I am part of the Skylar Scent Club where I receive a new perfume each month to test out. So far my experience has been amazing with each scent and this month’s scent is so perfect for the tropical season!

Fashion Blogger sharing Skylar's Golden Glow perfume. It is limited edition.

Golden Glow is the perfect coconut scent for when you are heading to the beach or having a nice picnic with your significant other. For all my sun lovers out there, this perfume is for you! The scent makes you feel radiant and warm with that sun-kissed glow. Like every other Skylar Scent Club perfume, this one is limited edition, so make sure to purchase one before the end of the month! You can find the product here and use the code GAONOU10 for 10% off your order.

Skylar's Golden Glow perfume

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