Treat Yourself

Realistically, we cannot always afford to treat ourselves all the time. Sometimes, you have to walk past the shiny new Jimmy Choo’s calling your name at Barney’s.

Sometimes we have tiny wins (like not spending a small fortune on the Jimmy Choo’s we are ogling.) We get all of our work done early, you go to the gym consistently for a month, you haven’t texted “that guy” back for a whole day…the list goes on and on. Essentially, there is nothing wrong with a tiny treat for a tiny win.

My tiny treat is always something chocolatey. If you’re going to do it, do it right. Last week, I had all of my tiny treats in one night. Godiva hosted a wonderful dessert tasting at their flagship store in Chicago, and it was truly the perfect experience. Course upon course of Godiva truffles, Trufflelata sips, and soft serve came out as each one was explained.

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Personally, I love any form of chocolate and hazelnut, so the Hazelnut Crunch Trufflelata will always have half my heart. The other half of my heart will belong to Godiva’s chocolate soft serve, which could not be any more delicious.

What are your tiny wins? I would love to know, so please feel free to share in the comments below!


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This post was sponsored by Godiva Chocolate.

Your Summer Fling

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Today, Streetstylechi gets a little personal. Valentine’s day 2014. My boyfriend insisted on keeping our plans for the night as a surprise, so hand in hand, we trotted through the snow into the unknown; which turned out to be a food and wine pairing at Pastoral, our favorite neighborhood spot. Already giddy from the romantic atmosphere and perfect dinner, I told him about how every Valentine’s day, my father would get me a box of Godiva chocolate covered strawberries. A huge smile spread across his face. When we got home, a big box of Godiva strawberries magically appeared out of the fridge. I immediately ate three, and thought about how lucky I was.

Godiva has always had a very soft spot in my heart. Every Valentine’s day, my dad would always bring home the heftiest box of chocolates he could, and strawberries just for me. When my family would make trips to OakBrook mall, you can bet on anything that we made a stop at the Godiva store. This is how I discovered theĀ  Trufflelata, a fresh twist on a frozen shake that has a GODIVA truffle in every sip, and a premium Belgian Soft Serve. So, basically this is heaven in a cup.

No time for lunch before class? Clearly this is a great excuse to eat Godiva’s soft serve as a meal, my personal favorite being the chocolate.

With this being said, all of these chocolate splurges can get pricey, which is why I would take advantage of the Godiva happy hour. This is also why you should enter the Date With Godiva contest for a chance to win one of five, $25 gift cards. Simply comment on this post answering the question; “What was your most memorable summer fling?

I will be picking my favorites, so show me what you’ve got! Good luck!


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*Photos courtesy of Godiva. This post was sponsored by Godiva Chocolates.