If you have never spent a summer in Chicago, you're missing out. Of course, I am romanticizing the city a bit, but summer has always been the time when I get to reconnect with friends and spend more time with my family. It's also the time when the weather is more consistent and Chicagoans can count on some sunshine.
I'm wearing a skirt I got on clearance during the winter from Banana Republic, shirt from Forever 21, and the shoes are the Nike Cortez, otherwise known as the Forrest Gump. Admittedly, I tend not to be a fan of fast fashion stores like Forever 21, however for trendy items that you want to try out, you can't beat the price. On another note, I also have taken to carrying clutches and one of my favorites is this woven one I picked up while in Puebla, Mexico.