Cuban Cuisine

It was HOT Friday so even though I was in the mood for fall clothes, I had to wear a skirt and tank top to dinner. I realized I hadn’t worn one of the skirts I got in Orlando. I paired a simple ruffled tank top with the dotted skirt. I glammed up the look with wedges and a chunky necklace.

Matt was out of town with work on my birthday so we had dinner plans when he got back on Friday. I have an ever-growing list of restaurants to try in Chicago so it was difficult to narrow down where to go. We ended up going to Cafe 28, a Cuban restaurant, on Irving Park Rd. It was delicious! We had baked goat cheese, grilled coconut shrimp, grilled salmon, jalepeno mashed potatoes, and a mojito.

Tank: Express (similar)
Skirt: J.Crew (Kind of similar, but VERY CUTE!)
Wedges: Michael Antonio
Clutch: American Apparel
Necklace: Kate Spade (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar)
Ring: Fossil
Bracelet: Jewel Mint
Nails: OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

(Photog: Matt)

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  1. 9.5.11
    Nicole commented:

    Ahh! I have this same exact j.crew skirt and haven’t worn it yet…SO glad you showed a cute look for it!! I have been wondering what else to pair it with that might be a little riskier…maybe a chambray shirt? maybe a rust colored tank with a grey cardigan? I need your expertise!! 🙂

    • 9.14.11
      Jessica commented:

      I’m thinking that I’ll pair it with a rust or a mustard sweater this fall!

  2. 9.5.11
    Shasie commented:

    This look is so cute. You look fabulous!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  3. 9.6.11
    Real Girl Glam commented:

    I am in love with this look, you look fabulous! Perfect for doing a little birthday celebrating! The accessories are just right too, love the necklace.

  4. 9.6.11
    My Dressy Ways commented:

    I LOVE this! You always look so polished! The necklace is amazing!

    • 9.14.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! Kate Spade Sample Sale for like $40 (marked down from $200)

  5. 9.6.11
    Fashion By Alicia commented:

    Love this skirt! Your look is AMAZING!

  6. 9.6.11

    LOVE this! you look adorable!

  7. 9.6.11
    Lauren commented:

    Ah I love those bags. I have a similar one that I made myself. It was a fun project.

    They just go with everything and look so chic!

    • 9.14.11
      Jessica commented:

      That’s awesome you made one! I wish I was more crafty…

  8. 9.6.11
    New York Diaries commented:

    I love this outfit! Can’t wait to see your outfit posts from NYC fashion week…

    • 9.14.11
      Jessica commented:

      Half are up now, the rest will be up by Friday! 🙂