It got COLD in Chicago on Friday. Windy, rainy, grey… the works. This would be considered normal in April most years, but we have been spoiled with such fabulous weather as of late so it was quite the debbie-downer weather. I was kind of stuck on what to wear to stay both warm and seasonally appropriate. I think the key to balancing the two is layering and color! I thought about repeating this shirt and sweater combination, but I just wore that last weekend so I went back to the drawing board. My outfit ended up looking absolutely autumn, but hey, I tried.
I curled my hair because I knew it wouldn’t stand a chance battling the mist to stay straight. I purchased the Conair Infinity You Curl Wand a few weeks ago and have been experimenting with my hair (here and here). Let’s be honest, until the last week or so, my hair has been pin-straight… every.single.day. I have yet to master the “beachy wave” look I’m going after, but I’ll get there! (Let me catch you up to speed… Doing hair is NOT my strong point. If I have time, I usually let my hair air dry (blow-dry if I’m in a rush) and then run a flat iron through the ends and that’s it. I’ve tried to curl it before, but I’m just not good at it. Plain and simple. For me, the curling wand is so much easier to use… I highly recommend it!)
I’ve had most of these pieces for.ev.er, but I tried to find similar styles for you!
Striped Sweater: J.Crew (similar style) // Orange Gingham Shirt: J.Crew (similar style) // Dark Denim: Citizens of Humanity // Boots: Sam Edelman // Right Wrist: Express (similar style) // Watch: Michael Kors (similar style) // Left Wrist: Vintage (similar style), J.Crew (similar style), J.Crew (similar style), H&M (similar style), Sequin // Nails: Essie “Sure Shot”