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Streeterville // Bold Work Style

  Hello sunshines! Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Happy Wednesday my loves! We’ll be drinking mimosas & brunchin’ in no time. Today on the blog, I wanted to share how I make fashion statements in my traditional, suits all week type of work culture. First of all, I’ve never been a black pant suit type of girl. I hate dress pants…period. Second of all, I love a good fitting blazer (just got a new navy blue one from Banana Republic and it fits like a glove), but I truly dislike matching blazer and skirt sets! So….you ask…what do I do then?! I go for bold colors, patterns, and/or accessories. Of course, you know your work culture better than anyone else—so if bold colors are a no no, then try to go for patterns or statement jewelry! Read on for more :)!   Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} What I’m wearing on today’s post is a red dress from Ann Taylor (which I wear year-round, they look great with black or grey tights from Hue), a statement necklace from J.Crew, my amazing new pieces of bracelets & rings from Audaviv (details of the jewelry below & also check them out at www.audaviv.com), lace-up […]

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South Loop // Summer Style

Hello sunshines! Happy hump day :)! With the Olympics going on and me buying this irresistible white off-the-shoulder dress, I had to channel my inner Greek Goddess this past weekend. White OTS dress, gold necklace, and gladiator sandals — you think I portrayed the image?!?. So this time, the view is from the South Loop, over in museum campus, where the Adler Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium are located. Beautiful view, as usual. I’m so lucky :). No matter if I go North, South, East, or West, I still have this amazing view. My dress + shoes combined were about $50 (Macy’s – OTS dress was only like $30 since the dress was on sale AND I had a 20% off code, DSW – sandals were only $19.99…amazing!); I am a deal hunter and almost always wait until an item is on sale. It’s only a matter of months! One of the main reasons why I love this OTS dress is that it’s versatile, meaning I could wear sandals, sneakers, or wedges with it. Can you picture this with a pair of converse all stars? I sure can! I plan on carrying over this dress to the fall too – so stayed tuned for an upcoming post in the next few months when the weather turns cooler. Links below to my outfit! Dress: American Rag – Macy’s (still on sale!!) // Necklace: Sweet and Spark (one of a kind vintage […]

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Lincoln Park // Views at the Zoo

Hello sunshines! Happy Wednesday :)! Just TWO more days until the weekend! So it’s been a couple of weeks since my last post — life has been a bit busy the past few weeks for the boo and I, and the boo has been traveling a lot on the weekends so I lost my photographer for a bit there!!! The weather this past weekend was AMAZING, so I obviously had to take advantage of it and we headed to the Lincoln Park zoo (it’s FREE!) for a stroll and then to one of my favorite summer rooftop bars, The J Parker, for a few cocktails. Just as we were leaving the zoo, we walked past suited up guests, then the wedding party, and then this gorgeous bride. LP zoo has a beautiful gazebo area where many have their summer weddings at! I was all smiles after that. I love randomly running into weddings in Chicago…it actually happens quite frequently believe or not! Anyway, a bit about my outfit — I’m still on the off the shoulder top obsession and recently bought the black Zara top at their amazing sale a couple of weeks ago. I couldn’t wait to wear it!! My shoes, the Denver caged sandal by Sam Edelman, were unfortunately better looking than fitting. After the zoo stroll and the stroll around LP, we ended up having to go to CVS in which I proceeded to literally use half […]

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West Loop // Fulton Market

Hello sunshines! Happy Wednesday 🙂 we’re almost through the work week! So I realized that I’ve been taking lots of photos by street art lately…I just can’t help myself! They look so cool! We were at The Aviary the other night for date night and had some time on our hands before our reservation so strolled around the neighborhood and found this awesome artwork–it is right across the street from Federales (hot spot on my to try list!!!!). Also if you haven’t had a chance to try The Aviary yet, highly suggest going for a few cocktails (make sure to buy your tock tix online!), it is super swanky and quite the experience there (date night or girls’ night). I included a picture of our drinks from the night! And of course, links to my wardrobe below :)! Skirt: Chicwish // Top: basic black tank from Urban Outfitters // Lacey Bralette: Urban Outfitters (similar here) // Shoes: Vaneli // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip (Sold out, the Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac is available here) // Necklace: Baublebar – Jennifer Y-Chain and Ice Slim Bar Necklace // Watch: Michael Kors

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Gold Coast // Lakefront

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Hello sunshines! Happy Wednesday and hope you all having a great week so far!  I did some reminiscing this past weekend, as it’s almost been 3 years since I moved to Chicago. I’ve never regretted my decision to move here and honestly, it has worked out perfectly, and I consider myself to be extremely lucky. I’ve met some great people—including the BF and new BFFs—xoxo to you all! Cheers to you Chicago, cheers to many many more years living here. I took a stroll up the lakefront, about 1/2 mile from John Hancock, to one of my favorite spots close by North Ave beach that has the most beautiful view of the Chicago skyline (SO MUCH LOVE). Links below to my wardrobe! 🙂 Shirt: J.Crew (SALE!) // Skirt: Express (old, similar here, here – faux leather) // Shoes: Aldo (SALE!) // Purse: Louis Vuitton // Sunnies: Kate Spade // Necklace: Sweet & Spark (one of a kind vintage jewelry) // Watch: Michael Kors  

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Wicker Park // Street Art

Hello sunshines! Hope you are all having a great 4th of July weekend :)! Wicker Park is one of my favorite areas–there are many AHMAZING restaurants + bars and cute little shops. We ate at Big Star (best tacos + margaritas), roamed around afterwards and found these cool walls of street art to take pictures at. Of course, ended the day with a 4th of July chocolate sprinkles donut from Stan’s Donuts (YUM). It’s been a chilly few days in Chicago so I opted for white jeans instead of a flowy dress or skirt. I don’t mind a cool summer though! Nice change from the 90 degree weather a couple of weeks ago. Links to my wardrobe below :)! Shirt: American Rag – Macy’s (sale!) // Pants: Flying Monkey // Purse: Louis Vuitton // Shoes: Kelly & Katie – DSW // Necklace: Baublebar // Sunnies – Kate Spade and Wander & Co. // Watch: Michael Kors // Lips: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss (Blushing Bride)  

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West Loop // Taste of Randolph

Hello sunshines! Hope you are all having a great start to the week so far! Today’s post features pictures that were taken about a week ago at the Taste of Randolph festival in the West Loop neighborhood and let me tell ya…it was RIDICULOUSLY HOT that day. I wanted to share my key items for dressing in hot weather and still be able to look cute! key items: thin, flowy dress; sun hat; big purse (need the sunscreen + water bottle) Dress: Silence & Noise – Urban Outfitters (similar here, and here -sale!) // Bag: Kate Spade // Sun hat: August Hat Company – bought from Nordstrom Rack! They have MANY hat selections there // Necklace: Baublebar

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