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Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor. Jessica is wearing a Sail to Sable white eyelet dress, a denim jacket, a J.McLaughlin rattan handbag, Illesteva tortoise sunglasses with pink mirrored lenses, and J.Crew blue gingham bow-tied knotted slides.

If there’s one thing other than rosé that I absolutely cannot resist in the summer, it’s an ice cream cone! When I lived in New York, Mister Softee was my JAM. I moved to New York in the summer and there was a Mister Softee truck right outside of my L-train station (14th & 1St!) almost every day on my way home from work. While I wouldn’t allow myself to get one every day, it was way too tempting to grab a soft-serve cone with sprinkles after climbing out of the humid subway station. When I lived on the LES, Morgenstern’s was a stop I made far too frequently. And Davey’s in the East Village was a favorite, too!

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor.

Oh and if you’re in New York, don’t be fooled by the imposter ice cream trucks. There is only one Mister Softee. (Multiple trucks, but only one Mister Softee brand.) You’ve got to scope the side of the truck carefully! Looking at you, Master Softee

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor.

My dad is an ice cream fanatic, too, so maybe it’s genetic or something. I’m on a constant quest for good ice cream, but honestly, I don’t discriminate in the least. From Jeni’s to Dairy Queen, I love it all.

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor. Jessica is wearing a Sail to Sable white eyelet dress, a denim jacket, a J.McLaughlin rattan handbag, Illesteva tortoise sunglasses with pink mirrored lenses, and J.Crew blue gingham bow-tied knotted slides.

Jeni’s has been one of my favorite discoveries since I moved to Chicago! The shop on Southport is just so cute… Subway tile on the walls, marble tables, and even twinkly lights hanging… It’s an Instagram just waiting to happen. Her flavors are so unique, too! On this particular day, I went with the Lemon & Blueberry Buttermilk Frozen Yogurt and it was so incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day. (I guess it wasn’t technically ice cream, but minor details. ) Some of my other favorite flavors include her seasonal Pumpkin with Amaretti Cookies, Salty Caramel, Bourbon Salted Pecan, Salted Peanut Butter & Chocolate, and Strawberry Buttermilk. I’m dying to try the new Key Lime Frozen Yogurt, too!

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor.

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor. Jessica is wearing a Sail to Sable white eyelet dress, a denim jacket, a J.McLaughlin rattan handbag, Illesteva tortoise sunglasses with pink mirrored lenses, and J.Crew blue gingham bow-tied knotted slides.

Now that we’ve got the important things out of the way (ahem, ice cream!), let’s talk about this outfit for a second, too… Sail to Sable is currently on Rue La La and this dress is marked down to $99!! I’ve been wearing this white eyelet dress constantly over the last few months… In Palm Beach, in LA, and quite often here in Chicago, too. I absolutely love it! I also have this pink striped dress and it’s marked down to $69! Almost all sizes are available, too, so hurry hurry!

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor.

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor. Jessica is wearing a Sail to Sable white eyelet dress, a denim jacket, a J.McLaughlin rattan handbag, Illesteva tortoise sunglasses with pink mirrored lenses, and J.Crew blue gingham bow-tied knotted slides.

One of my favorite scarf tying tricks is to tie one onto your bag handle. Such a fun way to add a pop to your outfit! This striped scarf is sold out, but I’ve got my eye on this one and this one next.

Oh, and if you’re into these gingham bow-tied slides, they’re majorly on sale right now with an extra 40% off! I’m lusting after the denim pair, too.

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor. Jessica is wearing a Sail to Sable white eyelet dress, a denim jacket, a J.McLaughlin rattan handbag, Illesteva tortoise sunglasses with pink mirrored lenses, and J.Crew blue gingham bow-tied knotted slides.

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor.

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor.

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor. Jessica is wearing a Sail to Sable white eyelet dress, a denim jacket, a J.McLaughlin rattan handbag, Illesteva tortoise sunglasses with pink mirrored lenses, and J.Crew blue gingham bow-tied knotted slides.

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor. Jessica is wearing a Sail to Sable white eyelet dress, a denim jacket, a J.McLaughlin rattan handbag, Illesteva tortoise sunglasses with pink mirrored lenses, and J.Crew blue gingham bow-tied knotted slides.

Get the Look…

White Eyelet Dress c/o
Denim Jacket (also love this one!)
Gingham Bow Slides
Rattan Handbag (also love this one, this one, and this one!)
Striped Silk Scarf
Mirrored Tortoise Sunglasses (also available here & here!)
Gold Watch with Navy Face (also loving this one & this one!)
Striped Phone Case

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor.
Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor. Jessica is wearing a Sail to Sable white eyelet dress, a denim jacket, a J.McLaughlin rattan handbag, Illesteva tortoise sunglasses with pink mirrored lenses, and J.Crew blue gingham bow-tied knotted slides.

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor.

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor. Jessica is wearing a Sail to Sable white eyelet dress, a denim jacket, a J.McLaughlin rattan handbag, Illesteva tortoise sunglasses with pink mirrored lenses, and J.Crew blue gingham bow-tied knotted slides.

Bows & Sequins at Jeni's Ice Cream in Chicago on Southport Corridor. Jessica is wearing a Sail to Sable white eyelet dress, a denim jacket, a J.McLaughlin rattan handbag, Illesteva tortoise sunglasses with pink mirrored lenses, and J.Crew blue gingham bow-tied knotted slides.

PS: If you’re looking for a healthier ice cream alternative, Hallie and I have been obsessed with Halo Top (found at Whole Foods) and Arctic Zero (found at Plum Market). SO, SO GOOD! And yes, I eat an entire pint in one sitting. Not sorry. I mean, is there any other way? And PS: The trick is to letting it thaw for at least 5 mins on the counter before you dig in. It tastes so much better after thawing a bit than it does when completely frozen! Trust.

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22 Comments

  1. 6.22.16
    Monica commented:

    LOVE your dress and have heard such great things about Jeni’s! Also totally agree re: Halo Top and Arctic Zero…so freaking good!

  2. 6.22.16
    Rena commented:

    There was a long time in my life when I didn’t like ice cream. But in the last years I learned to appreciate ice cream 🙂 Love the dress!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  3. 6.22.16
    Annie commented:

    Ahhhh Jeni’s in the best. You have to try the Brambleberry Crisp – it’s my favorite by far!!

  4. 6.22.16
    Paula commented:

    I love Jenis! It’s sooo good.

  5. 6.22.16
    Jess commented:

    OMG so with you on the ice cream addiction. I may have just purchased an ice cream maker. Also love these pics you look so cute. xx

  6. 6.22.16
    Natali commented:

    Super adorable outfit, perfect for summertime and so girly!
    I’m loving your style and that ice cream looks so delicious!

    http://www.lartoffashion.com/2016/06/22/visit-helsinki-savu/

  7. 6.22.16
    Emily commented:

    Jewel in the city carries Arctic Zero now. I need to get to a Whole Foods to try Halo Top. I also LOVE Scooter’s Frozen Custard and Black Dog Gelato

  8. 6.22.16
    Emma commented:

    I’ve been to jenis before in Ohio, it was so so good!!
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  9. 6.22.16
    Jess Zimlich commented:

    Holy yum. I’m heading to Chicago for the rest of the week/end this afternoon and there are so many spots I want to try for food and drink – adding Jeni’s to my list!

  10. 6.22.16
    Jenn Lake commented:

    What a fun post – makes me so thankful that summer is finally here!

  11. 6.22.16
    Laura Kathleen commented:

    These photos are too cute! I need a Mister Soffee next time I’m in NYC! Soooo good!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

  12. 6.22.16
    Rosa commented:

    Love the white dress on you.. its so flattering

  13. 6.22.16
    Kate commented:

    Your wicker purse is ADORABLE
    -kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

  14. 6.22.16
    Lauren commented:

    Jeni’s has the best ice cream! The salty caramel and bourbon salted pecan are two of my favorite flavors, as well! Now I’m craving this! Also, lovin’ that cute eyelet dress!

    Lauren
    http://oliverstwistblog.com

  15. 6.22.16
    Aubrey commented:

    I LOVE that dress & the ice cream looks amazing.

    Cute post.
    XX The Coastal Confidence
    http://the-coastalconfidence.com/

  16. 6.22.16

    Cute dress!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  17. 6.22.16
    Brittany Pillard commented:

    Love your shoes! Super cute look!!

    xo Brittany
    @brittanypillard
    http://thecashmeregypsy.com

  18. 6.22.16
    Mary commented:

    I love those shoes! Your whole look is so adorable 🙂
    xxoo
    Mary
    http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

  19. 6.22.16

    Such a perfect summer casual look!

  20. 6.22.16

    I don’t live in and have never visited Chicago, but hey…I’m always a fan of good ice cream! I know where to visit for ice cream if I’m every in Chicago though! I have found though, some of the smaller non-chain shops I’ve been to are awesome!

  21. 6.23.16
    Sophie commented:

    Cute white dress! Sophie x

    stylestarsandsparkle.com

  22. 6.24.16
    elizabeth commented:

    I’ve been eyeing that fabulous bag but I’m having a hard time justifying it after scooping up an Ark bag.
    also, is it me or does anyone else read ‘penis’ instead of ‘jeni’s’? no?