Peace, love + sunshine.
Chicago murals are at the height of their game. I tell ya...not a dull wall in sight which also made for the perfect backdrop for today's outfit post. I love when that happens.
This weekend was tempered with heat, rain and quite a bit of white wine. Ice cream for the kiddos. We ran around to street festivals, a going away party and my dad's birthday. I always say I'm tired but it's a happy exhaustion if such a thing exists.
On the heat piece...I'm telling you that off the shoulder tops are a win/win. This one is available at Zara for $29 but I linked some cute options below...always :)
I'm still in shock that this weekend brings the fireworks. Shocked and excited really because there are so many fun activities. Let's keep our fingers crossed for a quick + easy week. Bring on the sparklers!
Shop my outfit below:
Apparently when you purge your closet you can actually see all the items you have in it. Novel, right? As much as I used to be a trend follower, you'd be surprised how basic I've really become. Ridiculously basic. Perhaps a basic bitch. <wink, wink>
So here we are. Day 3 of me trying to complete a singular blog post this week and it's 9:20pm on Wednesday night. I am a writer by trade so you can imagine how incredibly unnerving this is for me. I used to crank out five posts a week with ease. And now...I am lucky if I manage two a week. Why? Well...
Summer Fridays are meant to be slightly lazy with a dash of "I woke up like this"...at least in my opinion. I've been wearing these leisure trousers all summer. With an elastic waist, it seems like the perfect solution to a Friday fashion conundrum or a Monday after a weekend full of indulging. Which, is kinda always the case for me. Hello Summer rosé!
It's hard to beat a LWD for summer. It's cool, feminine and crisp even on the days when you feel like you're melting. Melting is in full effect in these parts but I'm not mad at it because that means double the popsicles!
After a long pause from color, I am dipping my toes back in for the 4th of July in a big way! Hello Americana! I am so excited at how easily this outfit came together. Completely unplanned in the best kind of way. I always works that way doesn't it?
Well Happy Friday my people! The temps are rising and I am sharing my favorite summer fashion find - this $28 orange dress! I get more compliments on this lil diddy and for that price, gosh, take two!
I remember reading fashion mags growing up and elite celebrities, style mavens, socialites and models would share their one key closet staple which was typically a classic, white button down shirt or a strong, tailored blazer. And I remember thinking to myself as I rolled my eyes, "How boring." Fast forward 20 years later and I have become that girl.
There's something about these trousers that made me want to have them. It's that cummerbund belt that ratcheted up the coolness factor for me...something I was on the hunt for given my disdain for denim after a long winter. Or is it an obi belt? I am not sure but I'm loving the interesting detail.
You can't take the city out of the girl. It may be Sprummer here in Chicago but black will always be a wardrobe staple in my closet.
I've managed to hang onto these faux leather shorts for nearly a decade and I am so glad I did.
T-minus two days before the big 4-0 and our long awaited trip to New Orleans. I'd like to pretend I've not a care in the world but the truth of the matter is that I have a ten mile long list of items to check off that fluctuate between work, groceries, manicures and most importantly, my littles!