It’s getting to be that time of winter where lightening up your wardrobe comes naturally. I’ve been trading my dark black and grey clothing for lighter shades of whites and pastels in hopes that spring shows up sooner rather than later! Though after this past weekend, saying “pretending it’s spring” definitely seems like a poor choice of words. It was in the high 60’s in Chicago this past weekend! In February! Truly magical, I could hardly believe it. I look my computer outside and spent my days getting some work done in the sun. I would have loved to be able to be out and about, but you know, the whole stress fracture in my fibula thing.
However, when I wore this outfit a few weeks ago, warm weather wasn’t the case. But I find that when I dress for the weather I want, my mood follows suit a little bit! It may have been in the 30’s and windy, but at least I felt a bit more spring-like with my white corduroys, long mint green coat, and blush pink sweater and accessories.
In search of the perfect backdrop, Melissa and I came across C.C. Ferns and Spinning J. We first stopped for coffee at C.C. Ferns and couldn’t get over the light green facade and quaint and quiet interior. It was as if you’d just stepped into your grandparents’ Hawaiian, antique-filled abode. I mean that in the most charming way! After snapping some pictures, we stopped into Spinning J for breakfast. I was planning on heading home after our shoot to eat breakfast, but the smell from outside and my growling stomach drew us in! What’s life without a little spontaneity and an impromptu breakfast date? We got (another) coffee and two of their breakfast sandwiches and everything was SO good! It was hard to resist their bakery case… I wanted to take a pie to go but thankfully didn’t give in to the temptation. The atmosphere was so cute… It had the feel of a retro diner with mismatched china and all. Highly recommend checking out both places, they’re on the same block in Humboldt Park!
Get the Look…
Lavish Alice Sage Green Coat c/o
Blush Pink Sweater (out of stock; similar here, here, & here)
Vineyard Vines White Corduroys (old; similar here, here, here, & here)
M.Gemi Pointed-Toe Flats
Azalea Blush Pink Clutch (sold out; similar here, here, & here)
Round Sunglasses (purchased at a tiny store in Italy; similar here & here)
Also, I recently discovered the UK brand Lavish Alice and I’m loving the affordable, fashion-forward pieces! Everything looks a lot more expensive than it is. You can shop on their website, ASOS, Nasty Gal, and Revolve, too!