Chicago, my kind of town

November 29, 2010

“Chicago, Chicago, I’ll show you around, I love it. Bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose the blues in Chicago, Chicago…” – Frank Sinatra

{gifted} Soft Joie blouse, BR jacket, 7 for All Mankind The Skinny leggings, Steve Madden boots, Old Navy scarf, Ray Ban aviators, Marc by Marc Jacobs Q bag and pendant, Michael Kors watch, Anthropologie bracelets (seen here)

The reason Joie became a staple in my wardrobe was for the casual chicness it breathes into ensembles with hardly any effort (like this simple red dress). Naturally, when they launched their line Soft Joie in the Spring of this year, I was eager to nab a few pieces due to my ridiculous inclination for easy and soft tops to throw on with jeans (read: lazy). Better known as, what I like to refer to as, Sophisticated Basics. Sounds way better, right?

Anyhow, one of my very best friends came to visit me in Chicago this weekend (more photos from the weekend to come, some of which are posted here) and we ate and drank and played for 48 hours of perfection. I just love Chicago. If you haven’t ever visited, you must. My whole time being home, I’ve felt nothing but gratitude for my upbringing here, my family and those friends I still hold close to my heart, despite the miles between us whilst I’m in California.

p.s. Nail color shown is Deborah Lippmann’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and it is officially my new favorite Fall Polish (just beating out Essie’s Material Girl). It’s the most perfectly scrumptious aubergine color you will ever find. Ob-sessed.

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