It’s All About The Fit

Striped Pants 30% off (wearing Petite 00, also in regular here) | White Stretchy Tank (xxs petite, in regular sizing here) | Jean Jacket | Tassel Earrings | Heels

Hey guys 😊

I wore this Express outfit to a dinner event this week it’s one of my favorites I’ve put together lately. I feel like I almost always throw on a dress before going out because it’s so easy, but I love everything about this casual 3-piece summer look. The pants are adorable and come in both regular and petite, I love the ruffle, and the high-waisted fit.  This white tank is a classic and goes with so many outfits – it’s really stretchy & comfortable too. And the jean jacket goes perfectly with the blue striped pants!

I’m partnering with Express on this campaign they’re calling “Express Your Rules”, centered around the idea of expressing personal style on your own terms. When it comes to my own personal rules of dressing, my #1 requirement is that the outfit fits correctly and flatters my shape. I’m super petite, so fit always has always been a huge challenge when it comes to putting my outfits together.  I’ve realized that even if something isn’t in a color or style I’d originally pick out BUT it’s available in a XXS, I’ll try it on anyway because you never know! This rule forces me to step outside my comfort zone with colors, fabrics, and styles. I’ve come across some hidden gems this way! I feel so much more confident when what I’m wearing fits properly, so I’m thankful for the petite collection at Express!

Fashion is such a personal choice and it’s my favorite way to express my personality and current mood.  You can use this discount code for Express right now: Get $25 Off $100 in-store and online, using code: 4003 (See terms and conditions here).

And if you missed it last week, check out this post for all my outfit ideas for the 4th of July – one week from today!

 

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Best Ideas For A Bachelorette Party In Chicago

For all my girls planning their bachelorette party here in Chicago, these are my best ideas for where to eat, drink, dance, and say goodbye to the single life with one last hoorah in the Windy City! I get this question all the time and couldn’t wait to share some ideas 🙂

Chicago Bachelorette Party

Brunch Spots

Summerhouse Santa Monica

3 Arts Club Cafe

Hampton Social

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Dinner Spots

Bar Siena

Tavern on Rush in Gold Coast (sit outside!)

Maple & Ash – fancy

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Cute Drink Spots

Cindy’s Rooftop

Londonhouse Rooftop

3 Dots and A Dash

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Day Party

Zella

Federales

Big Star Tacos

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Best Girl’s Night Out Bars

The Vig

Joy District

RM Champagne Salon

The Flamingo Rum Club

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Dancing / Late Night

The Underground

Studio Paris

The Disco

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Spa Day

Cowshed Spa at Soho House: Pretty Party (friends, facials, mani + pedis, drinks, and bites)

Ancient Aire Baths (boujee spa experience, see it here)

Polish and Pour Nails + wine and champagne/premium/cocktails/martinis

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Group Classes

Take a class at AIR Aerial Fitness – hang from the ceiling on colorful silks with your girls, so fun!

And if you girls are feelin saucy, take a class here 

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Other Ideas…

Hire a photographer for a fun photoshoot with your girlfriends in the city! Have her come out with you girls one night.

Rent a boat and party on the lake (posting tmrw how I found our boat on my story)

Shop along The Magnificent Mile


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Let me know if you and your girls end up doing any of these during your trip! I’d love to hear any suggestions in the comments below or on this Instagram post 🙂

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4th of July Outfit Ideas For All Occasions

America’s birthday is right around the corner (13 days away!), so it’s time to plan your patriotic outfit for 4th of July festivities. I came up with different outfit ideas for 4 different occasions. Whether you’re planning on an all-day pool party or a low key bonfire, I’m sharing what I’d wear to each occasion…

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Occasion: 

Casual Day-time Dress

This dress looks so cute with a fanny pack and keds. It could also work as a coverup or dressed up with heels!

Navy Star Dress (XS) |  White Keds  |  Fanny Pack | North Star Earrings | Red Sunglasses | Mac Red Lipstick

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Occasion:

Party Dress

Perfect for a 4th of July party or event. The ruffles and pattern on this dress are so fun!

Star Ruffle Dress (XXS)| Red Lace-Up Suede Heels |Brown PurseRed Earrings | Mac Red Lipstick 

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Occasion: 

Pool Party

Wear this for a day out on the boat, to a pool party, or a beach day. I love the high-waisted bottoms and the red pom pom detail, such a festive suit!

Star Bathing Suit Top (size XS) | Star Bathing Suit Bottom (XXS)| Red Sunglasses | Mac Red Lipstick | Flag Towel 

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Comfy & Casual

A chill outfit for a nighttime bonfire. This Wildfox sweatshirt is super comfortable and I love how it resembles the Chicago flag!

Star Sweatshirt (XS) | Denim Shorts (24) | Converse | Mac Red Lipstick

The 4th of July is the holiday of the summer. I always look forward to having a pool day at my parent’s house with my whole family and friends. Unfortunately, this summer my parents will be getting back from Italy right around that time, so we’re postponing our celebrations to late July. So this year, I’m SO excited to spend Independence Day in Chicago with all my friends for the first time! We’re looking into spending the day on a boat (stay tuned for my recommendation). Let me know what your 4th of July plans are in the comments below!

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