Ahh….it’s Friday! I’m trying to get all my Summer outfits in as it seems it became Fall overnight with the first Bears Football game last night and the cool morning breeze this AM. I have a fairly relaxed weekend planned with girlfriends. We are going to try out a new establishment focused on bubbly, RM Champagne Salon…it just sounds fancy, can’t wait! Have a great weekend!
top: DVF; skirt: Ann Taylor; shoes: BCBG (similar KORS here); bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here); earrings: Ralph Lauren (similar here); bracelets:vintage (Randolph Street Market), Banana Republic (old), Athropologie, Etsy; rings: Ariella @ Nordstrom, Etsy (similar here), Anna Beck, gifted; sunnies: Ray-Ban; lips: M.A.C. Vegas Volt; nails: Essie Go Overboard
jacket: J.Crew field jacket, pants: All Saints Petrol Brodie Jeans, bag: Peter Jensen satchel @ Asos (on sale!), pumps: Christian Louboutin, sunnies: Gucci Rimless Shields, polish: Essie Luxedo, hat: Cara @ Nordstrom and similar here
I was inspired by this picture of Charlize Theron on Pinterest. She looks amazing, yet she is simply wearing all black. All the pieces she’s wearing are very classic and can definitely be smart investments to your wardrobe. Plus, black leather is going to be big this Fall and will never truly be ‘out’.
Even though I only live a short walk away from the beaches of Lake Michigan, I rarely make it to any of them other than to go for a run along the lakefront path. I decided to change that and designated a ‘beach day’ this week! Since all of the fashion magazines are beginning to release their famed September issues, I thought why not head to the beach for a day of perusing all the new Fall fashion. I even splurged and rented a chair and umbrella for the day which was well worth it. Unfortunately, the five magazines I purchased weighed about 20 lbs. and I really only made it through one of them; they are huge! Oh well, guess another beach day is in order so I can finish the rest. I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of your Summer!
If Lollapalooza was my thing, this is along the lines of what I would wear. You may be thinking it looks a little glam for Lolla, but I am not cool or hip enough or I’m too cool, or too hip (I get confused) to do the ‘rocker/grunge/I want to look like I haven’t showered in days but I actually have’ look. For me, this is the ideal ensemble for any outdoor street festival with temps in the 90s and here is my reasoning:
Brimmed hat~the best way to keep from getting a sunburn on the part in your hair
Jewelry~Leather & friendship bracelets, thin rings; when the temps soar, it’s best to keep jewelry minimal, especially rings as fingers swell; and to avoid any metal bracelets that may heat up and get sticky on your wrists
Light colored tank~keep the material light in color/pattern to stay cool and to disguise any sweat stains, this beaded tank does the job
Denim cut-offs~denim is durable, i.e. you can sit on the grass/dirty ground without the worry of dirt spots, and again disguises the sweat
Crossbody bag~you definitely don’t want to be carrying a handbag around all day and night
Flat sandals~now here I favor sandals, I know, I know…you can get dirty feet and people may step on your toes, but I just can’t do the worker boots in the Summer!
Sunscreen~the smartest and most important part of your day! Reapply every couple hours!!
hat: Eugenia Kim, tank: Calypso St. Barth, shorts: Rag & Bone, bag: Rebecca Minkoff, sunnies: Ray-Ban, sandals: Asos, earrings: Topshop, bracelets: Topshop, Linea Pelle, Madewell, John Lewis, rings: Stella & Dot, lfrank, sunscreen: L’Oreal Sublime Sun
She is my idol, Rachel Zoe. I know she is a stylist turned designer and therefore gets some criticism, but I don’t care. I can’t get enough of her and her style! She has gifted us once again with her new jewelry line, and I have styled some of the pieces below. The prices can seem a little steep, but hopefully the quality supports the higher cost. Enjoy and check out the rest of her line here at Neiman Marcus.