All of the Brights

When I saw this colorful gingham-like dress with a bow-tie neckline, I couldn’t say no! Lately I’ve been really into halter-like necklines, as they tend to look the most flattering on my shoulders, so I was sold x2. With so many colors and a busy pattern of stripes & gingham, you can’t go wrong with neutral accessories, but I decided to go all out with light pink earrings, sunglasses, and a pom-pom clutch, too. Originally, I thought this would be a fun dress to wear to Lolla since it’s pretty lightweight, but the weather was *so* unpredictable that I ended up wearing a sweater and boyfriend jeans because it was 62 degrees on the second day of the festival. Chicago weather, man.

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Friday Finds || Week 32

Happy Friday, you guys! Hallie and I just got to Croatia yesterday afternoon and are absolutely loving it so far! From Chicago on Wednesday evening, we had a nine-hour red-eye flight to Munich, a five hour connection (Munich has such a nice airport, and thank goodness for the Star Alliance Gold lounge!), a 75 minute flight to Split, Croatia, and then a 30 minute Uber ride to our hotel. We checked in to our hotel (it’s so cute!) and freshened up before heading out on foot to find some dinner and see where the night lead! If you know Hallie and I, you won’t be surprised to hear we found ourselves a cute group of Brits after dinner to help show us around. Pro tip… Always follow the music if you’re looking for a fun place to hang out! More to come from Croatia soon… Have a great weekend! xx

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My Must-Have Travel Steamer

I know I keep saying how I can’t believe August is finally here, but this summer truly flew by! After a busy travel schedule the first half of this year, I put myself on a travel hiatus… From Santa Barbara in mid-June to Croatia in August, I wasn’t going anywhere expect for a friend’s wedding in California one weekend in July. I wanted to soak up summertime in Chicago! And here we are, at the end of that little break and I’m gearing up for another month of travel. Time flies when you’re having fun!

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Friday Finds || Week 31

Happy Friday, friends! Keeping it short and sweet today… I’ll be at Lollapalooza all weekend here in Chicago so be sure to follow along over on Instagram! I’ve been running around like crazy all week trying to get ready for this weekend and for my trip to Croatia next week. I’m leaving on Wednesday and won’t be back until the 24th, just in time for a wedding I’m in here in Chicago! And right after that weekend, I’m headed to Nanutcket for a week over Labor Day. Can’t wait to share more details soon, but if you have any Croatia recommendations, please leave them in the comments below or shoot me an email. Have a great weekend! xo JRS

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Floral + Pops of Coral

I bought this silk floral dress when I was in Paris in April and had to patiently wait for the right time to wear it. It’s the perfect date-night dress! When I was in Santa Barbara in June, I wore it out to Angel Oak at the Bacara for dinner, but we shot these photos at one of my favorite dinner spots in Chicago, The Winchester. The back patio is perfect on a summer night. (It’s great for brunch, too!)

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