Can we talk about how great Chicago is? We live in a city where every corner is a new opportunity. In this life, we can take those opportunities and turn them into an unforgettable adventure – no matter how big or how small. Alter your path to explore Chicago. Take a chance. Notice the stories happening around you. Observe nature. Live to your fullest potential. Positivity is a choice.
For our latest photoshoot we were inspired by Yin and Yang. If you’re not familiar with the concept, it is described in Chinese philosophy as when opposite forces are actually interconnected. They even complement one another.
With Caitlin’s light Scottish features and soft-spoken nature / Danielle’s olive Italian features and outspoken vibrancy, the two look like opposites on the surface.
The Dolls call each other soul sisters, because while they are so different in some elements they complement each other greatly. We believe in supporting others and sending a positive message to the universe
Life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be. We always have a blast pulling our looks. Fashion is fun, and a perfect opportunity for us to harmlessly break some rules.
Keeping with the Yin Yang theme, Cait chose all black sequins and gold shoes to show how we sparkle like we mean it. To have add a little gangster to this look, we added this Namaste beanie. Dani wore all white in paige denim jeans ripped herself, a white lace crop top and nude pumps. We added a vintage fur hat to make this look on point.
As for the backdrop – we chose one of our favorite local adventure spots – Chinatown.
If you live in Chicago and haven’t been here yet. Stop what you are doing and make plans to get there now!
Here are a few of our favorite recommendations:
- PHO: The Noodle
- DIM SUM: Phoenix
- ART: HoyPoloi Gallery
- GIFTS: Chinatown Bazaar
Always remember… Say yes to adventure.
Photography by: Josiah Thorngate
Robin Masshole Mommy says
I love the photos. I have always wanted to go to Chicago. It seems similar to my home city of Boston.
Chicago is amazing! You should definitely come visit… Come in the Spring or Summer! XO
Super cute post! I love how you styled your individual outfits
Thanks, Doll! XO
Kelly - A Side of Sweet says
Great recs! I’ll be in Chicago later this year so I’ll definitely check them out!
Fun! We hope you are visiting in the sweet summertime. XO
I have not been to Chicago’s China Town yet, only to SF, Boston, LA, NYC and Vancouver’s. Yum! Fun photo back drops!
It’s such a fun destination. You’ll have to visit next time you’re in town. XO
Looks like a great place to visit! we have never been to chicago but I love the Yin Yang theme! and the outfits are amazing – the black two piece is my favourite – I love a bit of bling :p
Hi Charlotte, Thanks so much! You’re a Doll 🙂
How awesome! I love seeing images of other places! So much color!
Thanks, Mariah! We love the vibrant colors. XO
Such a cute post! Love the location!
That’s Kayleigh! It was a glam adventure 🙂
I would love to visit Chicago one day! Pictures look amazing!
My husband and I visited Chicago last fall and had so much fun 🙂 Your outfits are especially cute in these pictures! Great photos 🙂
Beeb Ashcroft says
Positivity IS a choice, I couldn’t agree more! Daily we have to choose to look on the bright side or our day is going nowhere fast!
YES! You said it 🙂
Audrey Stowe says
awww SUCH a fun post girl!!!
Thanks, Doll! We appreciate you checking it out. XO
Your outfits are so cute and I love how supportive you are of one another.
Ana De- Jesus says
Please take me to Chicago ASAP, the street art scene there is insane and I would love to document that!
This is the COOLEST idea! Love the outfits.
I love those sequins. They are simply gorgeous. What a fun outfit!
Chinatown looks AWESOME! How fun that you both styled cop tops differently!
Thanks, Annaliese! We have so much fun pulling looks for our photoshoots 🙂 XO
Love the outfits! I’ve never been to Chicago but I’ve always wanted to go, after reading this I want to go even more!
Hi Sarah, You should totally come visit! We’re counting down the minutes til the temp warms up. XO
Aw!!!!! How cute is this?! And I LOVE Chicago!!
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Thanks, Lauren! Chicago loves you back. Come visit for patio season 🙂
What a fun shoot!! You two are the cutest! Love both of your outfits!
tp keane says
What great photo’s. Love the fact that you’re wearing opposite colours too.
Thanks, TP! We went with a Yin and Yang theme for this – it was a fun concept 🙂
Nikka Shae says
You ladies look beautiful!! What a fun photoshoot!!!
Thanks, Nikka! We had a blast. XO
This is such a cute post! I love the location and your outfits 🙂
Thanks, Danielle! You are so kind.
You two are friendship goals! I love what you said about always say yes to adventure!
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Awww thanks, Morgan! We’re super grateful for our friendship and just want to spread the positivity. XO
Dia All The Things I Do says
Chicago is pretty awesome. I don’t know if I could survive the winter but oh the pizza. I have never been to any Chinatown. I love that you’re just taking photos in the street lol so fun!
Oh the pizza! You are singing our song. We had a blast in Chinatown – it’s one of our favorite spots. You should definitely check it out! XO
I love that you used Yin and Yang as photoshoot inspiration! Chinatown made such a fun backdrop for these photos!
Thank you, Jordyn! It was a fun concept especially as we work to send a positive message out there. XO
I love the pictures, you two look great!
I definitely want to visit Chicago one day! Love the inspiration behind this shoot, and you both look great!
Heather lawrence says
each one of those hats are so cute, I’m going to have to find a toque just like that !
You both are so cute. I love the pictures and the clothing. I have not been to Chicago before.
Thank you, Candi! You’re a Doll! You should totally come visit Chicago – it’s a great city. XO
Eva / Kid Minds says
You look great in your yin-and-yang outfits. And Josiah is a very adventurous photographer taking pictures of you in the middle of the traffic. Stay warm!
Thanks Eva! Josiah is the best. He was actually safely across the street 🙂
Bella B (xoxoBella) says
Great photos! The location makes a great backdrop.
jill conyers says
Chicago is my second favorite city and it has one of my all time favorite races to run.
Sara Kate says
You guys are so cute! I love this post. What a fun adventure.
Thanks, Sara! You’re a Doll 🙂
Clare Speer says
I have heard so many wonderful things about Chicago… but of course I don’t really think I would want to go there in the wintertime! I love these photos – especially the ones where you guys are dressed in black and white! Very cute!
Thanks, Clare! You are so sweet. You totally have to come to Chicago in sweet summertime. The vibe is so on point. XO
Clare Speer says
Not sure if my first comment came through – but I have heard wonderful things about Chicago! And I love your pics – looks like fun – and I love your black and white outfits! Too too cute!
Stephanie Ziajka says
Girrrrrl, these pictures are amazing! So gosh darn fabulous!
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Thanks, Doll! You are so sweet. XO
Alexandra Hollander says
This is too cute, both of your outfits are absolutely to die for!
Thanks, Alexandra! You’re a Doll!
Omg I just love Chicago!! Chicago was the first place hubby and I ever went together for a getaway!
amy valle says
love chicago !! this post makes me want to visit again soon <3
It’s so great! Come visit in the sweet summatime. XO
Jennifer L. } Modern Chic says
I miss Chi-town! I remember going to Chinatown often for dim sum. The memories!
Love the yin and yang look. Great location to shoot as well.
Thank you, Doll! XO
Your blog is fabulous! So much interesting information!!!! Love it!
Thanks for stopping by the Dollhouse, Sabina! We have an open-door policy. Come back anytime.
karissa Ancell says
I’d love to spend some time in Chicago. I’ve only ever been there on a layover and never got to see anything.