Date Night Outfit

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Now that I’ve re-entered the world of dating (“I feel like I should send you to Chicago with a warning sign…” -my mother) I’m once again facing the age-old “what to wear?” dilemma. Do you have a go-to date night outfit…? I would love to hear! I usually spend 25 minutes on my makeup (smoky eyes, bold brows…) and all of 5 minutes getting dressed. Most nights I sport a variation of the tomboy ensemble above…

1. Black Blazer - This Helmut Lang number is on my wish list, but I usually sport a sharply cut Club Monaco blazer, always unbuttoned or draped over the shoulders… // 2. Eberjey Bralette – I love itty bitty bras like this… // 3. Tai Stick Earrings – I really don’t wear much jewelry, these little studs are subtle and chic… 4. Linen V-Neck Pocket Tee – I have a drawer full, I think the deep V is sexy, I love the grey and the white… // 5. Black Toothpick Jean – some pairs with ripped knees, some without… // 6. Essie ‘Wicked’ Nail Polish – I know it’s spring, but I like my mani dark… // 7. Rag & Bone Harrow Booties – I’ve worn these just about every day since landing in Chicago. They give me some serious height, but you can walk in them for miles… // 8. (not pictured) a yummy scent like Tokyo Milk’s Tainted Love… //  

 

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Greetings from Chicago

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My apologies for the radio silence! The pug and I officially moved to Chicago on Sunday evening and it has been a whirlwind ever since. I absolutely love my new neighborhood, the Gold Coast, and everything seems to be falling into place. My friend and her husband live a few floors down and they’d already picked up my keys, unrolled my new Casper mattress (it’s like sleeping on a cloud!), and ordered in Lou Malnati’s. Needless to say, it was the perfect first night. My apartment is just a studio, but has three closets, big windows, and a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Everyone here is so friendly, the food is spectacular (so far I’ve hit up Fred’s at Barneys, Longman & Eagle, and Lost Lake…), and the architecture takes my breath away. Flat Rate Moving arrives with my boxes from New York this afternoon. I can’t wait to finally unpack and get all settled. I have such a good feeling about this place. Cheers to new beginnings!

(images via my instagram)

 

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Poolside Chic

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I have been laying out for thirty minutes each afternoon here in California (soaking up some Vitamin D before Chicago!) and it has me searching for something cuter than my boring black bikini. This Tory one-piece is tempting me–understatedly sexy, don’t you think? 

1. Tory Burch Swimsuit – because a one-piece doesn’t have to basic, also here… // 2. Dannijo Minnie Earrings – love the spiky yet dainty design… // 3. Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag – into the gold hardware… // 4. Tory Burch Viv Flats – classic for day to night… // 5. Sculpted Skinny Cuff Bracelet – want on my wrist stat… // 6. Baker Leather Strap Watch – a longtime favorite… //

 

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