One of my favorite things about Chicago is that there’s always something new to see! Sometimes it’s a new restaurant or coffee shop that pops up on a corner, other times it’s a cute little local boutique that you discover on a side street you’ve never walked down. Occasionally, if you’re lucky, you can come across cool new (or new to you) art painted on various walls and buildings throughout the city. I love stumbling across and scouting out murals in unsuspecting places throughout Chicago and this flamingo one might be one of my new favorites!
What I Wore
Nha Khanh Pink Ruffle Top – Hudson Black Skinny Jeans – David Yurman Bangle – Kendra Scott Ivory Tassel Earrings – Mixed Metal Bangles – Adjustable Arrow Necklace – Dainty Necklace – Holly and Tanager Bag ℅ – Rose Gold Nail Polish – Drusy Ring – Platinum Jack Rogers Sandals
According to a little blurb I found on the far end of the wall, this mural was first painted in 1980!!! It was designed by an artist named Gamaliel Ramirez and painted then with the assistance of the youth in the neighborhood. In 2005 Gamaliel repainted it with the assistance of Jose Samuel Sepulveda. It’s kind of mind-boggling to come across a piece of street art in Chicago with so much history! Walls get painted over so regularly as the Chicago weather tends to wear them down quickly.
I was able to find this mural thanks to the Style Charade Street Art Guide by Jenn Lake! I’d seen Instagrams that people had shot in front of it before, but I never came across it myself until I really searched for it! (This mural in particular is located on Division Street in Humboldt Park.) As soon as I picked out this fun and flirty pink Nha Khanh top and paired it with my new Holly & Tanager bag, I knew this mural was the perfect spot to shoot this look!
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Do you have any favorite murals in Chicago or your city? I’d love to check them out them! Feel free to leave links in the comments.