WW: A Shift in Perspective

I can’t believe how fast July has snuck up on us. As this weekend nears, I can’t help but think of my moving anniversaries and I’ve found myself getting sentimental more than once over the past few days. I moved to New York over Fourth of July weekend in 2012 and this Saturday also marks my two year anniversary living in Chicago. Where the heck does the time go? On one hand, it’s absolutely mind-blowing to think of how much has changed and how much life has been lived in these past two years in Chicago.

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Bad & Boujee

I picked up this ruffled, gingham pom-pom top two years ago (remember this post?) and it’s been one of those pieces that’s held it’s own through rounds and rounds of closet clean outs! I don’t where it that often, but it’s so fun to pack for a vacation or to wear around the 4th of July. It’s surprisingly versatile, but I tend to go with the red, white, and blue route… I’ve worn it with blue jeans, ripped jeans, white jeans, denim shorts, and now eyelet shorts, too.

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Rainbow Stripes

I picked up this rainbow striped dress before my trip to Santa Barbara and I couldn’t be happier with it! (More on my trip coming soon!) I got so many compliments when I wore it in California… The colors are even prettier in person. When I first spotted it on the rack, I really liked it and eyed it for a little bit, but didn’t grab it since it was out of my usual color wheelhouse. (Have you ever seen me in yellow? Nope. And very rarely in a red, minty green, or pale blue.) But I kept getting a glimpse out of the corner of my eye and liked it more and more each time.

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Little Orange Dress

This little orange dress has to be one of my most worn in my closet, which is kind of shocking considering the bright hue, short hemline, and backless silhouette, right? I bought it last spring before a trip to Vegas and it’s been on of my go-to “going out dresses” ever since. Chicago, Italy, NYC, Mexico, Montauk, Las Vegas, this dress has made it’s rounds around the world. (You can see how I wore it on the blog last summer here!) It’s fun and flirty, but it’s so easy to wear during the day though, too. Just toss on a little denim jacket and a pair of flat sandals and you’re good to go!

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Friday Finds || Week 25

It’s finally Friday! Last Friday kind of feels like forever ago, doesn’t it? The beginning of this week was quite long, but I will say the last two days have flown by… Either way, I’m so excited the weekend is finally here. I’ve got a few fun plans on the calendar… Cooking out with the girls tonight, Mamby on the Beach tomorrow. Summer in Chicago truly is *the best!* It’s been so nice to have been in town the last week… I got back from Santa Barbara late last Friday night (around 1am or so) and had a blast catching up with friends on Saturday. I was out and about all day (and night) and then embarked on the 3.5 hour drive to my hometown to take my dad to dinner for Father’s Day on Sunday. I wasn’t able to stay long, but it was worth the trip! I drove back to Chicago on Monday morning and had to hit the reset button once I was home.

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