Wild & Free

Dinner at Le Bouchon Chicago. // 9.13.14

Sweatshirt: Wildfox; Shorts: H&M; Shoes: Steve Madden.

Sweatshirt: Wildfox; Shorts: H&M; Shoes: Steve Madden.

Leather shorts add a bit of edge.

Leather shorts add a bit of edge.

Bracelet: H&M.

Bracelet: H&M.

Love this graphic sweatshirt -- it can be dressed up or down.

Love this graphic sweatshirt — it can be dressed up or down.

Obsessing over these.

Obsessing over these.

Date night drinks at Le Bouchon Chicago.

Date night drinks at Le Bouchon Chicago.

Graphic t’s are everywhere right now. I’m not a huge fan of the trend, but I do love Wildfox quite a bit. So, I decided to dress up the trend by pairing this sweatshirt with leather shorts for a little edge and these new Steve Madden pumps that kick ass.

Fall Florals

Evening out. // 9.8.14

Romper: Nordstrom Rack; Sandals: Steve Madden.

Romper: Nordstrom Rack; Sandals: Steve Madden.

Love this late-summer laid back look.

Love this late-summer laid back look.

Necklace: Urban Outfitters; Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Necklace: Urban Outfitters; Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Love a good romper.

Love a good romper.

Fall florals!

Fall florals!

Fall is almost here. And while I’m not too pleased about that, I have managed to find some cute pieces that incorporate fall colors in semi-summer styles. This romper from Nordstrom Rack is one example. It’s super chic and still has a fall flavor to it.

Loose Knit Sweater

Lazy Sunday // 9.7.14

Sweater: Vintage Havana; Shorts: Abercrombie.

Sweater: Vintage Havana; Shorts: Abercrombie.

Sunglasses: Chloe.

Sunglasses: Chloe.

I know it's technically fall -- but I can't put these white shorts away yet.

I know it’s technically fall — but I can’t put these white shorts away yet.

Love this color combo.

Love this color combo.

Barefoot -- favorite kind of shoe :)

Barefoot — favorite kind of shoe :)

Loose knit sweaters are a late summer must.

Loose knit sweaters are a late summer must.

I know it’s technically fall now, but I can’t put these white shorts away yet. Plus it’s like 80 degrees out today. That makes it OK, right? Loose knit sweaters are a must for late summer. So comfy and perfect for a lazy Sunday.

Love for Loubs

Top: Urban Outfitters; Shorts: H&M; Shoes: Louboutins.

Top: Urban Outfitters; Shorts: H&M; Shoes: Louboutins.

Shoe love <3

Shoe love <3

Love combining silk and leather.

Love combining silk and leather.

#word.

#word.

Love these loafers for a casual date night. Great with leather.

Love these loafers for a casual date night. Great with leather.

<3

<3

Ready for date night.

Ready for date night.

Matching summer drinks at Carriage House Chicago.

Matching summer drinks at Carriage House Chicago.

I’ve been dying to wear these “I <3 My Loubies” Louboutin loafers for quite some time, but let’s be honest — they aren’t appropriate for just any outfit. But this weekend offered me the perfect chance. I paired them with leather shorts and a silk button down for a laid back date night at Carriage House Chicago.

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.

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