Turquoise & Print

Shopping and lunch at Siena Tavern in Chicago // 8.26.14

Top: Leith from Nordstrom; Shorts: Akira Chicago; Sandals: Sam Edelman.

Top: Leith from Nordstrom; Shorts: Akira Chicago; Sandals: Sam Edelman.

Necklaces: Urban Outfitters & Nordstrom BP; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Bag: Badgley Mischka.

Necklaces: Urban Outfitters & Nordstrom BP; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Bag: Badgley Mischka.

Bracelets: TopShop & Nordstrom; Ring: Kate Spade.

Bracelets: TopShop & Nordstrom; Ring: Kate Spade.

Kale Caesar Salad from Siena Tavern Chicago. Yum.

Kale Caesar Salad from Siena Tavern Chicago. Yum.

Only the most amazing dessert ever: beignets with raspberry, chocolate hazelnut and caramel whiskey sauces.

Only the most amazing dessert ever: beignets with raspberry, chocolate hazelnut and caramel whiskey sauces.

Lunching and shopping on Michigan Avenue called for a laid back, breezy summer look. This tank and these lightweight shorts from Akira were perfect. My favorite part of this outfit were the new bracelets I wore from TopShop and Nordstrom BP. I’m obsessed with light, but colorful dainty jewelry.

Sundress & Sunsets

Sunset on Lake Michigan // 8.23.14

Dress: Blu Moon; Sandals in hand: Tory Burch.

Dress: Blu Moon; Sandals in hand: Tory Burch.

Love this dress so much.

Love this dress so much.

Summer glow.

Summer glow.

Bracelets: TopShop & Nordstrom BP.

Bracelets: TopShop & Nordstrom BP.

Sun burst.

Sun burst.

Cheers to summer. <3

Cheers to summer. <3

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On a recent trip up to a lake house in Michigan, the bf and I took in the sunset with some champagne, making for a perfect evening. I wore a fall-toned sundress by Blu Moon from Planet Blue. It’s one of my favorites and great for an evening on the beach.

Urban Stripes

Errands in Wicker Park. // 8.19.14

Top: Anna Seff; Leggings: H&M; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

Top: Anna Seff; Leggings: H&M; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

Posin' on the pillar. Sandals: Steve Madden.

Posin’ on the pillar. Sandals: Steve Madden.

Love the fabric and feel of this shirt.

Love the fabric and feel of this shirt.

Necklace: Urban Outfitters.

Necklace: Urban Outfitters.

My summer staple sandal.

My summer staple sandal.

This impromptu outfit features one of my favorite shirts from Anthropologie. It’s long hem in the front and back make it perfect for pairing with leggings for an easy casual look.

Floral Fresh

Dinner at Mon Ami Gabi in Lincoln Park. // 8.17.14

Top: H&M; Jeans: Urban Outfitters; Shoes: Louboutin.

Top: H&M; Jeans: Urban Outfitters; Shoes: Louboutin.

Love this bright yellow color!

Love white jeans. They always make a fresh statement.

Love white jeans. They always make a fresh statement.

So chic, yet slightly uncomfortable. But so chic.

In love.

In love.

One of my favorite restaurants to eat outside in Chicago. So chill, great for a glass of wine.

One of my favorite restaurants to eat outside in Chicago. So chill, great for a glass of wine.

The corn soup with lump crab.

The corn soup with lump crab.

Sunday night we went to my favorite summer spot for dinner in Chicago, Mon Ami Gabi. Located directly off the park, they have the most wonderfully chill patio for al fresco dining. It can’t be beat. I wore my white jeans — my time to wear them is winding down — and paired them with my new So Liz floral Louboutins.

 

 

Black & Gold

Date night with the bf. // 8.15.14

Sweater: H&M; Shorts: Juicy Couture; Shoes: Louboutin.

Sweater: H&M; Shorts: Juicy Couture; Shoes: Louboutin.

Bag: Badgley Mischka.

Bag: Badgley Mischka.

Love these shorts, even if they are meant for running in.

Love these shorts, even if they are meant for running in.

Date night at Stella Barra Chicago.

Date night at Stella Barra Chicago.

Stella Barra Chicago's patio.

Stella Barra Chicago’s patio.

I am a big fan of gold. Anything gold. So naturally when I found these shorts at Juicy Couture (which is no longer there, sniff) in Beverly Hills a few months back, I just had to have them. They are actually running shorts, but I knew with a few key accessories and some simple black touches I could turn them into a cute outfit for a night out on the town.

Tea-worthy Dressing

Afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel Chicago. // 8.13.14

Dress: Madewell; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Sandals: Sam Edelman.

Dress: Madewell; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Sandals: Sam Edelman.

Love love LOVE this color. So summery.

Love love LOVE this color. So summery.

Bag: Henri Bendel; Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Bag: Henri Bendel; Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Lovely afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel Chicago.

Lovely afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel Chicago.

Afternoon tea at the Peninsula is something my mom and I have been doing for years. For this outing, I decided to wear a bright blue dress by Madewell — perfect for an afternoon of tea and pastries.

Bright Prints

Dinner date in Lincoln Park. // 8.9.14
Dress & Jewelry: Nordstrom BP; Crossbody bag: Bagdley Mischka; Sandals: Sam Edelman.

Dress & Jewelry: Nordstrom BP; Crossbody bag: Bagdley Mischka; Sandals: Sam Edelman.

Perfect dress for a summer dining al fresco.

Perfect dress for a summer dining al fresco.

Love this print. So summery and chic.

Love this print. So summery and chic.


Sushi & Silk

Sushi date at Katsuya Brentwood. // 7.22.14

Dress: Tolani; Sandals: Tory Burch; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

Dress: Tolani; Sandals: Tory Burch; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

Love the back on this dress.

Love the back on this dress.

So gorg.

So gorg.

Spicy Tuna roll from Katsuya Brentwood.

Spicy Tuna roll from Katsuya Brentwood.

I love silk, and I love the bright, vibrant colors of this Tolani. It’s a great dress for warmer summer — easy and breezy.

Birthday Dinner

Birthday dinner in Malibu. // 7.21.14

Dress: Flynn Skye; Shawl: Nordstrom BP; Sunglasses: Madewell.

Dress: Flynn Skye; Shawl: Nordstrom BP; Sunglasses: Madewell.

Handchain: Nordstrom BP.

Handchain: Nordstrom BP.

Love the open back on this dress.

Love the open back on this dress.

Sunset dinner in Malibu at Geoffrey's. <3

Sunset dinner in Malibu at Geoffrey’s. <3

No one does a maxi quite like Flynn Skye. This one is my favorite. It’s so versatile that it can be worn to the beach or to a dinner out.

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