As you’ve probably seen on instagram, there’s been a lot of buzz lately around 52Eighty — Chicago’s newest and highest rooftop bar! Atop the MileNorth hotel, this amazing lounge boasts some of the best views in River North, and I was lucky enough to attend an amazing party there last week! A few bloggers got together with photographer Christina Slaton for a little pre-party shoot (and lot’s of champagne!) Huge thanks to Nicole for putting this all together!
One of my favorite parts of the event was getting done up at the Burberry store. Didn’t know Burberry had cosmetics? You should! I was so impressed. If you’re looking to get your makeup done in the River North area, you must go here. William worked his magic and the result was understated perfection — no scary eyeshadow or caked on powder. Everyone looked fabulous!
Like any girl, I’m a sucker for a great patio, amazing view, and a great cocktail. 52Eighty did not disappoint in any of these categories, as you can clearly see.
From left: Megan, Christine, (me!), Jill, Maya and Sarah. And no, we didn’t all plan to all wear matching pink and black!
For the event, I chose this little pink number from Forever 21, which I bought a few months back. I’ve been loving short, swingy dresses lately. They’re breezy and cool for summer, and have a sweet and innocent touch. I paired them with one of my favorite finds from the Gilt City Warehouse sale (also styled here!) And of course, I never feel an outfit is complete without red lipstick. My new favorite shade is ‘Marilyn’ from the local Chicago ladies of Goldplaited!