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.

Rings: Kate Spade, Nordstrom BP. Rings: Kate Spade, Nordstrom BP.

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.

Lunch Date

Taco date at Blue Plate Taco in Santa Monica. // 7.20.14

Top: Nordstrom BP; Shorts: Juicy Couture; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

Top: Nordstrom BP; Shorts: Juicy Couture; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

 Sandals: Tory Burch.

Sandals: Tory Burch.

Love these easy, breezy track shorts. They make for a perfect light and chic summer outfit.

Love these easy, breezy track shorts. They make for a perfect light and chic summer outfit.

Blue Plate Taco in Santa Monica, amazing tacos & guac. A must try.

Blue Plate Taco in Santa Monica, amazing tacos & guac. A must try.

Track shorts. A great way to leave house feeling like you are dressed up when you are basically wearing chic sweats. But there’s nothing wrong with that. I love this pair that I got from Juicy Couture (RIP, sniff) last spring. Pair them with a swing tank and volia — the perfect outfit for a Sunday lunch date.

 

Summer Sweater

Errands in Wicker Park. // 7.7.14

Sweater: Zara; Shorts: Zara; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

Sweater: Zara; Shorts: Zara; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

Sandals: Steve Madden.

Sandals: Steve Madden.

So comfy and chic.

So comfy and chic.

I love love LOVE the color of this sweater.

I love love LOVE the color of this sweater.

Probably my favorite thing to wear in the world is a really light, loose knit sweater. So comfy, and so chic — like this one from Zara. I paired the bright yellow-green sweater with black and white shorts (also from Zara) for a pop of color. The result? A chic yet comfy outfit to run some errands in.

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