1. My bright red rainboots
They saved me from the monsoon I experienced on the way to work & the awful Chicago sewage systems. I had quite a good time splashing through puddles with them as well!
2. This silly little blog
I'll touch on this more some other time, but I really started this for myself. I never expected many people to look at it (& I hardly expect that many do), but the random outreach & encouragement from strangers along the way has been something wonderful that I never expected.
Over the years this wonder woman has turned into one of my biggest role models. She has a great blog, is a wonderful mother & has style that is to die for. She introduces so many cool things to my life, like Debbie Carlos, a wonderfully talented photographer from Chicago. (So obviously she's awesome).