Happy Monday, everyone! It’s my second full week in Chicago and it’s been pretty great so far! I’ve been exploring and learning things around me, and my cousin was here for a quick visit this weekend – so it was nice to see a familiar face!
One thing about Chicago is that it’s super humid. I mean, it’s kind of horrible at times and I really hate feeling so sticky! However, do you want to know my secret? Cute and airy dresses. I actually purchased this striped dress last fall, but hadn’t worn it until this summer! I’m so glad I remembered I had it because I’ve worn it too many times to share! The knotted detail is the best part because it adds some flavor to the classic striped dress. With the imminent decline in temperatures, I’m already visualizing this striped dress with a leather jacket – paired with OTK boots, or cute ankle booties.
Another must-have this season? Comfortable espadrilles. I’m typically a high-heels type of girl, but this summer I really took a laid-back approach and gravitated towards something more practical for everyday! They’re a bit tricky to get used to at first (I tripped on literally my first step in them), but after a few wears – I fell in love! They’re super easy to dress up and down and are extremely practical. I’ve worn them out to dinner and drinks with my friends, but I’m definitely wearing them to work this week.
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Photos by Katie Ardner