Summery Floral Two-Piece

Tie Front Crop Halter Tank (XS, runs a little big) | High Waist Print Midi Skirt (XS, runs a little big) | Steve Madden Stecy Heels | Similar White Crossbody |

Hi guys! Just landed in St. Thomas for the week with Brighton and John! Brighton is a blogger based in Dallas [BrightonTheDay.com] and her and John actually went to college together – so he introduced us a while ago and we’ve been ‘internet’ friends ever since. We’re so excited to finally get to hang out in person instead of via FaceTime – and what better way than to do it in paradise! We’re partnering with Wala Swim this week – one of our favorite swimwear companies to show you their new arrivals, so follow along via Instagram and our blogs this week to see some new beachwear you’ll want for summer.

My two-floral outfit is from Nordstrom, how cute?! I’d say it runs just a little bit big – I had alterations done in the bodice and skirt. Hope you’re having a good week so far, thanks for stopping by!

Photos by Sedbona

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Lace Dress + Chicago Date Night Ideas

Petite Asymmetric Hem Lace Mini Dress (wearing 0P) | Black Leather Clutch | Black Stone Adjustable Bracelet | Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings | Steve Madden Black Sandal Heels

This is the perfect dress for a fancy date night, I wish it came in every color! I’ve never owned a more flattering or better-fitting dress. I love how classic the black and white combination is and the lace adds the perfect touch of femininity. The ruching at the waist makes the dress figure-hugging and the asymmetrical hem gives it a unique shape.


Summer Date Night Ideas in Chicago

Chicago Architecture River Cruise – 10/10 date experience. The top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S. Stunning views and a little history lesson about how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years.

Cindy’s Rooftop – brunch with a great view of the skyline, Millennium Park, and Lake Michigan.

Movies in the Park – lounge on a blanket in front of a 40-foot LED screen in Millennium Park every Tuesday night at 6:30 for a free movie night during the summer film series (June 13-Sept. 5)

Music in the Park – dance to live (free!) concerts in Millennium Park every Monday & Thursday night (June 12 – Aug 21).  The music series features a wide variety of music from top local, national and international artists.

Walk Along the Chicago Riverwalk –  A unique out door date idea with great spots to stop for a glass of wine or bite to eat along the way. Venture down on a Saturday or Sunday and enjoy the beautiful riverfront view.

Mercadito – fun atmosphere, great margaritas and tacos.

The Violet Hour – a cocktail bar with a 1920’s speakeasy vibe.

Jane’s – intimate spot (sit in the window seats!) Tuesdays are half off bottles of wine.

What are some of your favorite date night spots in Chicago??

Photography: John-Philp

 

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Nordstrom Activewear Summer ’17

Zella ‘So Hot’ Crop Leggings (wearing XXS) | Seamless Mesh Sports Bra (Small) | Zella Bae Bomber Jacket (XS – also in white) | Nike Juvenate Sneakers (more colors, love this oatmeal color)

I’ll be honest, my workout game has been pretty pathetic over the past 3 months. My excuse is I was traveling a lot and away from my gym membership in Chicago while I was out of my apartment, that counts right? I decided to motivate myself to get back into it with some cute workout wear and by shooting some new workout content for my blog. I wanted to show you guys some exercises I think do a great job of toning and ways to incorporate cardio if you hate running (me). And considering it’s summertime and I’m off to a tropical destination in a few days – now is crunch time (literally) to get in bikini shape! New fitness content coming here soon, so stay tuned!

In my opinion, Nordstrom has the best selection of athleisure and fitness wear. There are always so many different options and they carry my favorite brands – like Nike, Zella & Adidas. Ok so this outfit: I am obsessed with this sports bra. It’s a little pricey for sports bra, but it’s so soft and stretchy and I love the mesh and double straps. I paired it with these Zella color block crop leggings with sheer panels. Ever since they started making high-waisted leggings I refuse to by anything else. They just make ya feel better and are so much more comfortable! Wearing pretty much the only athletic shoes I own – Nike Juvenates – and a lightweight athletic bomber jacket to wear to and from the gym. I have my eye on these nikes in this color, I love it! And how pretty is the view on Chicago’s lakefront running path?! Hope you’re having a good week so far and THANK YOU to everyone who came to my Equinox class tonight, I’ll be hosting another one soon!

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Photography: John-Philp

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