On me: Roll neck sweater (comes in tons of colors! Fits TTS), Raw hem jeans (SO comfortable–fit TTS. The perfect amount of stretch), Loafers, Leopard hat (sold out again but they keep re-stocking so check back often!) They have SO much amazing other leopard stuff! Shop it here–I especially love the silk leopard button down! Kelly is also obsessed with this velvet wrap dress!) On Kelly: Blazer, silk button down, Black jeans, Leopard Loafers, Mini satchel bag On Blair: Velvet tank (also comes in velvet leopard print!) Camel/Mustard Coat, distressed jeans, Leopard Loafers
A couple of weeks ago, Kelly, Blair (two of BFFs who are also bloggers–if you’re new around here 😉) and I got to take over JCrew’s Instagram stories for their #MeetMyCrew campaign! It was definitely one of those “pinch me” career moments–and the best part was that we had SO much fun shooting it! The photos turned out so cute that I couldn’t NOT share them here, along with our itinerary for our girls day in Lakeview! If you’ve been looking for some new spots to check out in Chicago (or when you plan a visit!) these places are definitely some fun ones to put on your list.
(Also–EVERYTHING you see us wearing here is J.Crew and is currently up to 40% off through the end of the day today! In addition, there’s a huge Shopbop sale happening as well! Now is a great time to stock up for fall, so I’ll be listing some on sale favorites below as well!)
Girls Day in Lakeview Itinerary:
Coffee at Heritage Bike Shop: One of the cutest (and probably most famous) coffee shops in Chicago. Heritage is a combination coffee/bike shop, and I’m not sure you could find a happier, cuter combination.
Shopping around Lakeview’s Southport Corridor: The “Southport Corridor” area of Lakeview is about as adorable and charming as they come. It’s lined with adorable shops (both big name brands–like J.Crew!–and small boutiques alike). It also has a ton of great restaurants, making it a go-to spot for a girls day!
Lunch at Crosby’s Kitchen: I had never been to Crosby’s but had heard such good things about it–so I was really excited I finally got to check it off my list! It’s a cute, unassuming spot with a great menu that will appeal to everyone.
Ice cream at Jenni’s: This actually was not on the planned itinerary but Kelly and Blair wouldn’t take no for an answer 😂 Jenni’s was started in the Midwest, so it’s always fun to support local midwesterners 😉 I got their berry crisp ice cream and it was delicious!
Now the exciting stuff–what’s on sale!
As I mentioned above, J.Crew is having a HUGE sale right now-up to 40% off on pretty much everything on their site. It’s a “Buy More, Save More” sale–the more you buy, the more you save! 20% off of two items, 30% off of 3 items, 40% off of 4 or more items! Use code SAVEMORE at checkout! Here are some of my favorites included in the sale:
The #1 coat I recommend for those looking for a wool winter coat is the Cocoon Coat. It’s definitely the warmest wool coat you’ll find–especially for the price! Also, the wool topcoat Blair and I are wearing here is an absolutely adorable coat for chilly weather (but not winter, just being honest). This is “camel” but I’d say it’s more of a mustard/camel combo–it comes in tons of colors too! It makes every outfit look so much cuter–I wore it a ton this past weekend!
J.Crew Tops + Sweaters:
Okay sadly my roll neck sweater I’m wearing here is not on sale BUT–so many are! I think this striped crewneck is adorable and a perfect feminine sweater for fall–and if you’re looking for work to weekend essentials, their classic Tippi sweater is also on sale!
Speaking of work appropriate tops you’ll be dying to wear on the weekends–this leopard silk button-up is in my cart and I know I’m going to be wearing it constantly for every occasion this year! Additionally, this square neck long sleeve blouse is ideal for transitioning from desk to dinner.
If you’re looking for tops that are warm but still cute for going out, this velvet wrap top is perfect for that! It’s easy to dress up or down–same goes with this velvet tank that Blair is wearing–so cute for layering under jackets or blazers!
J.Crew Denim + Pants:
I just got these button fly, straight leg, raw hem jeans and I absolutely LOVE THEM. I think they add so much personality to any regular old outfit, and I love the way they fit. They’re the perfect amount of stretch and they are super soft and comfortable! If those aren’t your style, every single pair of their jeans is on sale right now–including these high-rise inky black skinnies that will be perfect for dressing up in fall and winter!
J.Crew is also one of your most recommended retailers for work pants! Almost all of them are on sale, too!
I love the crocodile penny loafers I’m wearing here! (Also come in leopard–which is what Kelly and Blair are wearing!) I will say that I haven’t walked super long distances in them so I’m still breaking them in, but they haven’t given me blisters and I think they’re super cute and go with everything! I’m also in love with their new Sadie ankle boots–they come in tons of colors (including the standard neutrals but also the most beautiful dark orangey-red and leopard calfhair!) I think they’re also the perfect height and toe shape for all-day and night wear and pair so well with everything in your wardrobe!
Remember, today is the last day to shop the J.Crew sale!
Another one of my favorite retailers, Shopbop, is having one of their big Buy More Get More sales as well! They’re offering 20% off any orders under $500 site-wide, and 25% off any orders above $500! (It’s a great idea to go in with friends too so you get the biggest discount–it works great to put it on one person’s credit card and settle up with Venmo!)
ALL Stuart Weitzman is on sale! Including my #1 favorite pair of boots– the Lowland boots! These are marked down as well as the Tieland, Highline, 50/50 and every other pair of SW’s that Shopbop carries! Huzzah!
Shopbop is one of my favorite places to buy Madewell because of their free and fast Amazon Prime shipping! A few notables–this adorable “Ciao for Now” tee I just bought this past weekend as well as these mules! (I got them in the off-white, so trendy of me–but they come in neutrals too!) Also, my beloved transport tote is part of the sale–I have it in tan but I’m obsessed with it in this dark green suede too. They make a ton of different bags on sale, so if you’ve been eyeing a Madewell bag, now is a good chance to snag it–see them all here.
Two more of my favorite brands at Shopbop are BB Dakota and Wayf! They both have really pretty classic and feminine staples that you’ll get a ton of wear out of over the next 6 months!
Favorite on fall footwear:
Happy Shopping! Would also love to know YOUR favorite spots for a girls day in Chicago!