Fall In Chicago + The Daily Basic Pics + Let's Save Dogs

Friday, October 30, 2015

We've all seen leaves before. I get it. However I'm about to show you even more because this fall has truly been one of the most beautiful I've ever experienced since living in Chicago. The colors are on fire and they're everywhere.

Can't. Stop. Photographing. Foliage. It has to be documented or the world will never know.

And now for a few of my favorite #thedailybasic pics.





So good. So pumpkiny. So basic. 

This hashtag has officially passed 1,000+ photos of wonderful basic fun. If you haven't browsed it lately, you should. I'll be choosing a winner to send the basic gift package next week.

And speaking of that... this weekend is my favorite weekend for one thing. Animals in costume. In true Harlow fashion, he will be paying tribute to Cecil the Lion on Saturday.

We need to work on his mane, I know. A little hairspray and a crimper should do the trick. Are you dressing up your pets? If so, I want to see! 

I was trying to figure out a way how animals in costume could somehow help animals in shelters, but I came up with nothing. So instead, if you tag me in your pet costume pics on Instagram @thedailytay and use the hashtag #harlowhalloween one winner will be sent an "I Just Want To Hang With My Dog" shirt. 

When I google this shirt it makes my skin crawl because there's about 100 others who have blatantly copied my exact design/phrase since I created it, but the worst part is the crappy stealers aren't giving a dime back to shelters. Makes my blood boil...

Anyway. I'm trying to keep this positive. I'm almost to the point where I've donated $5,000 to shelters because of this shirt so maybe this weekend we can reach it.

Animals in costume make me happy, but animals in shelters getting more funds makes me even happier. Help me spread the word and I think we can do it!

Happy Halloween weekend, everyone!


  1. I WILL tag you in Hawkeye's picture tomorrow in her shark fin while at Corner Bar (in bucktown.) But even if I don't win, I'll still buy a shirt because SAVE ALL THE DOGS.

  2. The leaves are gorgeous!!
    Abbie E.

  3. these pics are with your phone?! also your insta challenge is the best.

  4. SO MANY BASIC PICS! How will you ever choose a winner?! I also think Harlow's Halloween costume is on point.

  5. These pictures are insanely pretty! Also, Harlow as a lion is adorable!

  6. Harlow looks so cute as Cecil the lion! I just bought the I Just Wanna Hang With My Dog shirt for myself and my sister and I seriously can't wait to wear it! I love the fact that you donate to shelters and that it's helping puppies in need!

  7. I am loving Chicago in the fall. Also loving your lion, sorry, dog.

  8. Harlow as a lion, so adorable!! Look at all of those gorgeous Fall pics!! The only thing I miss by living in Florida.

  9. Chicago is literally amazing right now, it is so warm and colorful!! I need to get out and take pictures like asap.

  10. Woo hoo $5k to shelters! So annoying that people are stealing your design, but at least you can say you're doing something good.

  11. Girl, you need to copyright your design and chase down everyone who copies you!

  12. The eye cookies are awesome!

    Very unfortunate about the thievery.

  13. I sent someone to your website today because they saw my shirt and asked about it. It's my favorite and all the copiers can kiss my ass. Also, I love the basic challenge.