|dress||–||Max Studio (found at Nordstrom Rack)|
|handbag||–||Charming Charlie (c/o)|
|necklace||–||Sparkle and Sophistication (simlar)|
|lip||–||Burt’s Bees Hawaiian Smolder|
Spring is finally peeking through the Chicago winter gloom, and I couldn’t be more excited. The weekend before last was unusually warm, and my husband and I decided to enjoy the nice weather by walking downtown from our West Loop loft and doing some shopping. We hit our favorite stores, including Nordstrom Rack, where I found this chambray dress from Max Studio for over 50% off. I also found these nude pumps, which I’ll be featuring in an outfit later this week.
After our Nordstrom Rack success, we intended to grab lunch at the Macy’s foodcourt (at Frontera Fresco) but after finding out it had just closed, we headed over to Miss Ricky’s instead. We got there just in time for happy hour, so we split a reuben and salad between the two of us and washed it down with several discounted beers.
We continued on to the Nordstrom Mall on Michigan avenue, where I discovered that Porshe’s sunglasses look pretty darn good on me, and my husband finally found the perfect gray sport coat. We celebrated by having a few drinks at the Nordstrom bar, which was a surprisingly good time. We even met a few interesting characters while there. After that, things were starting to close, so we hit the Nike store as our last destination. I finally replaced my sneakers with a pair of new Lunar Tempos. All in all, it was a great day of shopping successes.
The weather was beautiful again this past weekend–so beautiful that I was able to wear this outfit outside without tights or a jacket. All this warm weather has me itching for spring to truly arrive.
I think a shirt dress like this is such a staple piece. You can dress it up or down. When it comes to dresses like this, I actually prefer “mock” shirt dresses where the buttons end around the waistline. This helps to elimate inapporpriate glimpses through the button area in the underwear/upper leg region. In fact, I actually sew all of my full-button shirt dresses closed for exactly this reason.
A bright lip is a great way to brighten up your look for spring. I’m wearing Burt’s Bees lip crayon in Hawaiian Smolder. I really like their lip crayons as a way to get a pop of color without things looking overly lipsticky and too made up. I’ve also got my eye on the Carolina Coast shade, which is even brighter.