Fall Farmer’s Market

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The Green City Market in Lincoln Park is one of my favorite Wednesday and Saturday morning rituals, especially this time of year! (If you’re in Chicago, hurry and make it out one last time before the season ends on 10/31 and the market moves indoors.)

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I’ve been making a big effort to get outside as much as possible this week. The fall weather has been incredible in Chicago thus far, but unfortunately we all know what’s looming on the other side. I’m trying to soak up as much sunshine and fresh air as I can by walking to all of my meetings and appointments, taking advantage of farmers markets, walking along the lake front, and making it a point to get up to Lincoln Park on the weekends.

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When it comes to making a trip to the farmers market, usually I’m rolling out of bed to get there early (7am!) before things get picked over! I toss on a pair of jeans, a comfy sweater, a puffy vest for extra warmth, and a baseball hat to conceal my bedhead. (I put slightly more effort into my appearance for this trip, as I knew my photographer, Melissa, was meeting me. 😉 ) I always opt for a crossbody bag to keep my hands free and I recently got this tote (not pictured) to take home all of my produce.

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With winter on the horizon (insert panic here), I’ve been focused on my boot game to make sure I’m prepared. You might remember this past spring how I was debating between the packable Hunter boots and the short style. I settled on the packable style for my trip to rainy Europe this past April, but for everyday running around, I prefer the shorter style that’s pictured here. (I got both my packable pair and my short pair from Zappos! Gotta love that next day shipping!) I also love the idea of this same outfit with a sneaker for a cool, casual look. (PS: Don’t forget to get your Bean Boots if you haven’t already!)

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I debated and debated about which color Hunter boots to get in the short style. My tall packable pair is green, so that was out. I love the idea of a pop of red, but worried I would tire of the color. I finally settled on the navy pair (shocking) because really, can you ever go wrong with navy? (Nope.) Once I got them home, though, I loved them even more. Most of the time when you see cute outfits with girls wearing rainboots, the boots are usually a bright color and they make such a statement. It can definitely be cute, but I absolutely love how these navy boots just blend right into my dark rinse denim for more of a subtle look!

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Get the Look…

J.Crew Gingham Quilted Vest (currently 25% off!)
J.Crew Sweater (on sale + extra 40% off!)
J Brand Jeans
Hunter Boots via Zappos
NY Yankees Hat (also love this one!)
Ralph Lauren Aviators
Michael Kors Watch
Gucci Crossbody (also available here! // similar style for less)

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PS: There’s also another location for the market June-October, over in the Fulton Market District, but I’ve only been to the Lincoln Park location.

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30 Comments

  1. 10.21.15
    Jessica commented:

    This is my go to look for fall! I love the colors you picked and it’s super cute with the baseball cap!

    -Jessica
    http://www.wearitforless.com

  2. 10.21.15
    Natali commented:

    I’ve been also making it my priority to go out for walks as much as possible and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.So far, Autumn has been so magical!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  3. 10.21.15
    Eleni commented:

    This is such a fun outfit. I love how the hat and boots give it a more casual look, while still looking very polished. I haven’t been to my local farmers market yet this year, but I’m hoping to make it out for the last weekend on Oct. 31!
    -E
    http://www.misceleniousblog.com

  4. 10.21.15

    you are so cute!

  5. 10.21.15
    anna commented:

    This JCrew sweater is the absolute best! I’m wearing it today in the cream color 🙂
    xx, anna
    http://www.lifewiththechampions.com

  6. 10.21.15
    Preeti commented:

    love this look for fall!

    xoxo, Preeti
    http://www.ninesto5.com

  7. 10.21.15
    Colleen commented:

    So cute! This looks like such a fun little farmer’s market!

    xoxo, colleen
    Pleather & Sparkles

  8. 10.21.15
    Vera Sawicki commented:

    You looks super cute!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  9. 10.21.15
    Monica commented:

    Love this outfit, I wouldn’t have thought to put the olive sweater with the navy and white, but its such a nice combo! The Hunter shorties are great too, def on my wish list!
    -Monica

  10. 10.21.15
    Madison Martine commented:

    LOVE this outfit! These pictures are so cute!

    Madison Martine
    http://www.madisonmartine.com

  11. 10.21.15
    Kate commented:

    I absolutely love your outfit! It’s perfect for visiting a farmer’s market
    -Kate
    http://www.katekoutures.blogspot.com/

  12. 10.21.15
    Maggie commented:

    This is so effortlessly cute! I love it!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  13. 10.21.15

    Farmer’s markets are always fun and your outfit is perfect!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  14. 10.21.15
    Mariam commented:

    Hello,

    First of all, I have to say that I adore this look and just checked out the rest of your blog! So cute! I never wake up early to make it to the Farmer’s Markets in Chicago. I live in the South Loop and have always wanted to go to the Lincoln Park one – but I’m such a sleepy head.

    I love the look of Hunter Boots but I am so petite – they just stick out like crazy. I haven’t found a rain boot that fits really slim legs yet….I’m a size 7 and every hunter boot I’ve tried just sticks out like a sore thumb lol. Oh well….

    Mariam
    http://www.thepetitebijou.com

  15. 10.21.15
    rachel commented:

    I love the farmers market too! I live in Denver and have gotten some amazing deals at mine recently 🙂

    Can you do a post on your make-up routine? I’m always so envious of how great your brows & eyelashes look! I want to make my pop likes yours do!

  16. 10.21.15
    Laura Kathleen commented:

    Cute look! I’ve never tried the shorter hunters, but they look great on you!

    Laura
    http://www.lauraaimevous.com

  17. 10.21.15
    Julia O'Hearn commented:

    This is all perfect. You are rocking this look.
    xoxo, Julia
    http://www.littlepieceofchic.com

  18. 10.21.15

    I honestly never thought about navy Hunters (I have red- so I’m the pop of color girl!), but I am love love loving how they blend in so naturally with your jeans and look like a boot rather than a rain boot! This is an awesome farmer’s market or weekend errand look 🙂
    Boston Chic Party

  19. 10.21.15

    That vest is gorgeous!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

  20. 10.22.15
    Kaitlin commented:

    Great look Jessica!

    http://www.vanitycapital.com

  21. 10.22.15
    Abbie E. commented:

    Your vest is so cute!!!
    Abbie E.
    http://abulouslife.blogspot.com/

  22. 10.22.15
    prepster commented:

    I like this outfit. I love the colour palette you choose for this outfit. Great stuff. I do think it could have been nice to add a drop of bright colour, not necessarily through the boots but through a necklace or bracelet. The bright colour need not be red but it could be a bright shade of blue. A red pair of boots with a matching red scarf would have looked great though.

  23. 10.25.15
    Bella B commented:

    I love you vest! Hunter boots are the best too!

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

  24. 10.25.15
    Heidi commented:

    I keep hearing about this market. I need to get over there this week!

    Wishes & Reality

  25. 10.30.15
    Briana commented:

    I love this outfit, the accessories really make the whole outfit. The hat, vest, watch, and sunglasses are perfect!
    http://beyoutifulbrunette.blogspot.com/