There are few things better than catching up with your girlfriends over a mimosa (or three, yes?).
I was lucky enough to knock back quite a few delicious breakfast cocktails with some of my favorite women on several occasions the past few days! Grabbing brunch at Zed451 with my best friends from college for a belated birthday breakfast (their $35 all you can eat brunch is to die for) and swapping stories with some of my blogger friends over a couple DIY mimosa buckets at Bull & Bear (seriously, this might be one of Chicago’s best kept brunch secrets!) After which, we snapped these photos!
At first, I won’t lie, I kind of felt like a big dope in this hat when I first tried it on at H&M. Like, Curious George The Man with the Yellow Hat style. It really grew on me though, and now I’ve come to kind of adore it. I think I’ll be wearing it to the beach this weekend!
And now, for the outfit: I can’t get enough of this lightweight sweater from JCrew. Perfect for cooler summer days (although the day this was photographed, it was NOT one of them. Woops!). I also scored these shorts on sale earlier this summer from JCrew Factory.
I also have to admit, I once hated Birkenstocks when they were a thing back in the early 2000’s (they were definitely not cool in Arizona, just sayin’) but I’m really glad they’re back now. I got this pair at H&M. But word to the wise, I ended up walking a few blocks to Starbucks after this shoot, and my feet were completely torn up. If you’re wanting to get the same look, go for these super comfortable Sam Edelman ones instead.
With the hat doing most of the talking, I kept things simple with accessories and makeup– my tiny gold J pendant and new Daniel Wellington watch (my birthday present this year from Neal!) and minimal makeup with just a pop of orangey-red. Pictured here is my all-time favorite lipstick is from Goldplaited. This Lincoln Park beauty bar makes their own [to die for] products. It’s a must check-out for you Chicago gals.
Can you believe it’s already Friday? What are you up to this weekend?
Photos by Blair Culwell and Emily Charron
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