I just wanted to give a quick post on my return. As usual I do not blog during the winter for whatever reason I do not even know myself but it seems to work for me. As Spring is finding it way out and Summer slowly approaches I will be back with my very first post soon. I am happy to say that I will be collabrating again with RedHeadCreative studio Chicago for my #ChichiInTheCity Series. I cant wait to style my personal looks and slay all over the city of Chicago.
Till then pls be sure to follow me on all social media
Hey guys, I am back with another collaboration with RedHeadCreativeStudio with my project “Style in Chicago” featuring the best of my personal style captured around the city of chicago. This time, I decided to incorprate another zurikgirl item.
I am wearing Zurikgirl “Shakara Oloje” Skirt and I turned my over sized button Up shirt into an off shoulder top. If you follow me on my snapchat (@chichi_nneka) you will understand my love for reconstructing, tweeking and DIY(ing) all my clothes. This season, I am all about the obvious details like ruffles and layers, a wrapped waist, a slashed cutout, or an asymmetrical hemline to liven up any look.
We shot this look on the busy intersection of Broadway, a major street in Chicago’s Lake View, Uptown, and Edgewater community area. Random fact: The name of the street was changed to Broadway on August 15, 1913, my birthday is on August 16th. :). Broadway is the only street in the city of Chicago that does not have a suffix. It is neither a Street, Avenue, Road, Boulevard nor Parkway; known simply as Broadway, how cool!
My shoes are Badgley Mischka, and My purse I purchased from Aldo last summer.
If you really know me you would know that I usually plan and go a bit over board for my birthday.
I get all excited and cray cray about it, countdown the days, bug my sisters and friends with all my silly ideas, go out dancing and head home in the early hours, and basically act like its a super long holiday.
This year I kept things much more mellow if I do say so myself, I celebrated with friends and family I mean that was the best gift anyone could ask for.
My birthday weekend Ended with a Fun Night at Shrine Afrofusion Party Hosted by DIS-entertainment. Did so much in-between my birthday weekend Friday – Sunday… snapchat (chichi_nneka) got all that story.
The Second best part of my birthday was going to Miami that following week!!!!! Third time in Miami but it felt so different cause this time I wasn’t going with friends or my sisters….. I went with my Boyfriend. 🙂
barely took pics in MIA because, basically everyday was a No-MAKEUP day it was so humid I couldn’t take it.
Blushing so hard bae gave me a whole photoshoot I even had to capture the moment
Yall should know he didn’t just sit and agree to a damn photoshoot lmfaoooooo…..The story behind these pictures was; I simply was begging Jolo to take my picture and this nice middle aged caucasian lady heard me and answered my cries. She suggested we both take pictures together and even lead us to diff locations hehehehe …. Low-key she gave us a little interview about our relationship and it turned out she is a photographer and everyday womens journalist of real life stories. She also featured us on her IG page with a nice caption.
Overall My birthday Month was splendid!! now I will forever be turning 25!! its my not so perfect age. 🙂 SUMMER CAN OFFICIAL END NOW! CHURCH AGBASALA!!!
So I guess I can say I am at that weird midpoint between calling myself a soon to be MBA graduate and a proper grown up, it’s time to pull myself together and make sure I am well prepared for the big 25. It feels like I just turned 24 yesterday, and honestly I do have a good 5 months plus before my 25th birthday. This is me just preparing, reevaluating, and reassessing with a list of 25 things I need to get on board with and make it a habit.
Start saving: at the top of my 2015 long term goal. I am kinda sorta right on track , Ijust hope I keep it up. Personal saving just keeps me at peace, even though I have plenty of big sisters and loving parents to rely on its always good to build that habit of saving.
Travel: and I don’t mean locally, that’s easy to do. There’s nothing like experiencing a different way of life firsthand. I love traveling with the right people also, I swear it makes a difference in the experience. So far I have Mexico, Paris and Ghana listed in my places to visit before I turn 25/before 2015 is over.
Enjoy my friendship : Yes I am learning to save my free weekends for my real friends. Not every “lets meet up” will be taken seriously. My four categories: I have a definite number of my inner circle friends, Family friends, social media friends and friends by associates.
Budgeting: Honestly budgeting has been my best friend since I started Zurikgirl, nothing happens without a written budget (thanks to Manager Ajie) but it’s so hard for me to budget my personal life. I have to get serious with it apparently people who make a plan for their money end up winning with money. *Two snaps*
Exercise: You all do not understand how much I eat, I am always the one at the table with no doggy bag, I crave for cupcakes and pastries every other day and bread is one of my weakness. With all that being said my body is not 18 anymore, now I have to start making a conscious effort on eating right and working out.
Just do it: like Nike just do it : if your heart want it, don’t fight it, don’t force it. The Italians have a great word; “Asolare“. It means spending time in a meaningless but delightful way.
Eat Exotic Food: for a girl that loves food I am supper picky with what goes into my mouth -__-
Learn to Say No: “Learning to say “no” is an important skill and one that can dramatically increase the quality of our lives. “
Learn to Be Alone: honestly I have always been the girl in long term relationships; I can’t help it, but I also understand the quality of being alone, loving yourself and learning to enjoy your own company. Keeping a good balance is all it takes.
More Wine: I am not a drinker; I don’t drink hard liquor even during occasions, I don’t because I don’t like the taste and not because I feel like I am better than those who drink. But as of late I got introduced to sweet white wine and I am taking baby steps towards ordering wine when I go out. Less juice more wine
Read a romance novel: I can’t bring myself to read a romantic novel it doesn’t interest me. I dont believe in fairytales but i believe in LOVE. My sisters love romance novel, I am sure they will help me in this area!!. I can’t wait to say I finally read my first romance novel.
Vegas: Don’t ask me how I’ve always missed a Vegas trip!!! On three occasions I can remember, for some reason I never get to join on a trip to vegas, and the most recent one is about to happen. Poor me!!!
Mentor or volunteer: For as long as I’ve known my best friend (mimi) she has always had a mentee or been involved in a program where she lends her time for a good cause. I aspire to be like her, I just need to find the time, and place.There are lots of people who didn’t have it as good as I did.
Read the paper: one day I will go to the coffee shop, order my latte, sit down and pick up a newspaper and actually read it. We live in a world where we get all our news from apps, blogs, and fcbk.
Less Linda Ikeja: I am an addict!!! I love Linda, she inspires me and it doesn’t help that her blog is very entertaining and always up to date.
Lie in bed all day with the one you love: being still together, just being there with no other plans but to enjoy each other.
Appreciate my parents often: I am grateful to my parents for everything they’ve done for me. They’ve devoted the best and the most productive years of their life to bring up a happy person. Everything I am is because of them and God. I promise to love and take care of my parents now and in the future.
Prayers: More prayers because they work. Pray in good times, in bad times more prayers at every moment.
Jamaican club: One day I need to roll with joof or mimi and just rock out all night at a hot Jamaican night club. Let me just whine all night with a hot or not so hot Jamaican dude.
Make a new Friend: I suck at making new friends and not at meeting new people
Become a morning Person: because morning people stay winning and I have to be on the winning team
Quality over quantity: I need to practice this in every aspect of my life from as high as career decisions to as low as picking out a meal on the menu.
Speak Igbo: a start will be replying my mom back in igbo as to that Is all she speaks to us. I honestly wish I learned how to speak igbo fluently.
Be Happy: One word: contentment.
Gratitude: Everyone wants to feel appreciated. It means showing respect and understanding. Life is better with gratitude and Business thrives on appreciation.
P.S: When I started my blog two years ago, My first blog post was “10 facts about me” . For a change in blogging sake I created an anonymous platform for my readers, friends, facebook friends and such…. I will be doing my 37th post and first vlog on “ask chichi 25 question” so feel free to ask me anything you would like to know here
Today we celebrate our very first ZG birthday (Anniversary) and I am still not quite sure I can believe it’s here already, in a funny way it feels like only yesterday that Myself and my sisters were sitting, all gathered in my room gisting and just dropping out plans, goals, ideas, dreams…..
One year later, ZurikGirl have been doing outstanding for a start-up business, I mean it’s been an incredible feeling!! Progression is our biggest motivation!! Everyday it gets better and everyday We want better for ZG. We have been working hard, some of which you can see through the quality clothes and consistency we provide, some we can’t tell you about, many you’ll be seeing very soon. This summer is going to be a breakthrough of greatness, a stepping stone to bigger and better things.
From me (chichi)personally, this seems like an appropriate moment to say a huge thank you to our incredible ZGAdmin, (ajie attiawa, Brittney Livingston and Aminvat vixama) our wonderful ZG customers, My lovely ZG sisters especially ADANNA, she was and is the start and head of ZURIKGIRL, without her push and guidance I wont be here. Also a big Thank you to the huge loving local and international community for your continued love and support.
Yes We’ve got some exciting announcements and collaborations planned for year two and I can’t wait to share them with everyone and anyone willing to support us.
Zurikgirl is relentless!! The possibilities are endless!!
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