Walk in the Park CHIC

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Let me just preface this post by saying that the rain completely took us off guard the day of this shoot. This summer has basically been monsoon season here in Chicago, so we get surprised by showers more often than we’d like. But, as Tim Gunn says, we “make it work.” So I have really been digging a monochrome color palette this summer and used it to inspire this look. I love the clean effect it can give to an outfit and how it allows you to play with accessories more freely. I also wanted to meet somewhere in between flowy and edgy with this look and the pieces I chose allowed me to do that. I wore a white top, reminiscent of a Renaissance style, with navy blue, stitched-detailing. Then, instead of going off the lighter vibe of the top, I kept the look dark from the waist down. I chose black leggings (forever the comfiest things in the world) and some faux leather, cut-out booties. The cut-outs on the sides of the booties, along with the buckles, gave the look something special when looked at from the side. For accessories, I threw on one of my favorite necklaces, which is a really pretty blue color, and accentuated the blue detailing in the shirt. I wore a silver, statement ring and put all my essentials in my faux leather cross-body, which I prefer to wear on one shoulder. Although this look was not intended to weather a storm, we made it work and Mal and I had a great time exploring some of the art in Millennium Park. I hope this look inspires you to bring different styles together, to create your own unique look!

-L

The Lowdown:

Top: Francesca’s

Leggings: From my huge pile of leggings (Who really remembers where they get their leggings from? The just kinda appear right??)

Booties: JustFab.com

Purse: Target

Ring: Macy’s

Necklace: Thrifting in the Dominican

Where am I?

N Michigan Ave & E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

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