Chicago, I miss you so much already! Dylana and I found ourselves completely zoned out by the cool water of Oak Street Beach. Lake Michigan, you really are a stunner! I was in town just for a day’s shoot, but the whole 3 day’s stay felt very much like a week. We barely slept! We stayed out late over at the dive-y bars of Wicker Park while mornings were spent overlooking the water in hopes of gaining some color. All I packed were lightweight, easy pieces like this Johnny Was embroidered tunic, and little denim cut-offs (yes, I wore them nearly everyday). I found Dy in and out of little babydoll frocks each day. See? Killer weather really makes getting dressed ten times easier. Right before our flights back to NYC, we hit the beach one last time…I came home with sand in my boots, in my hair, and just stuck to my skin. At least I brought a bit of the Midwest back home with me!
I don’t know how I’m awake right now. My flight back to NYC from Chicago last night was 3 hours delayed…I’m super exhausted and yeahhhh, I’d still be in bed if I didn’t have work so early this morning. Just another reason to fill my closet with “throw-on-and go” pieces like this little Evil Twin number. The side details remind me of the ocean, and what better than sport it around Fishtown, the grungy little city in Philly. Fishtown is literally painted with all sort of colors, images, murals, everything you can name. There’s art hidden everywhere, and if you look closely, you’ll find it. Anyways, I wish I could write more, but I literally have to leave for work! Stories from Chicago will be shared shortly! Somehow, every city I visit always take a bit of my heart.
I’m pretty stoked to have traded in NYC’s sticky heat for Chicago’s cool breeze…even if it is just for 3 days! Our hotel is right on the water, overlooking Lake Michigan, and I’m in complete summer mode (luckily all I packed were denim cut-offs and tiny dresses). The more people I see out and about with their tanned legs and beach towels, the closer I am to running to the nearest swim shop and buying that bikini I completely forgot to pack. I’ve got this Saturday off and I plan on hitting Navy Pier and showering my evening with grunge over in Wicker Park. I like it here.