Let’s Grab Coffee


I‘m constantly on the hunt for cute little places around Chicago. Whether it’s a boutique, a coffee shop, a place to grab a quite bite, or somewhere for a nightcap, it’s been fun exploring new-to-me spots in the city! I remember my friends visiting after I had only lived in New York for about two months and I remember feeling so anxious about not knowing that many cool spots to take them. I’ve kind of felt the same way since moving to Chicago in July… I’m still a newbie! … But I’m slowly building up my list of favorite spots. Don’t forget that you can check out all of my New York and Chicago favorites (so far!) here!

My amazing photographer, Melissa, introduced me to this coffee shop that feels like it’s straight out of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley! A brick-paved sidewalk, twinkly lights, and a coffee sign… It’s an Instagram waiting to happen. The coffee was really good, too! Definitely add Asado Coffee to your list if you haven’t been.



When I’m keeping it casual for a quick meeting or coffee date, throwing a blazer over a crisp white shirt and a pair of jeans is my natural instinct. I added patent loafers that look kind of dressed up, but they’re definitely the lazy route compared to heels. Instead of my usual tote, I opted for a leopard-print clutch and, man oh man, it sure felt good to not carry everything but the kitchen sink with me for a few hours. Especially since I work for myself, I feel like I constantly have to have my laptop with me. And then there’s my backup phone charger. And my collection of lipsticks that have found their way to my inside pocket. Approximately 45 packs of gum. Endless receipts (that I really need to start documenting and filing!). You know the situation… My daily tote looks like it exploded inside. I typically tend to only use clutches when I’m “off-duty,” at night and on the weekends, but let’s try to make this daytime clutch a thing, okay? Our backs and shoulders will thank us!






Get the Look…

J.Crew Blazer
J.Crew White Shirt
Rag & Bone Jeans
Just Fab Patent Loafers (sold out; similar here, here, & here)
Clare V Leopard Clutch
Julie Vos Necklace
Julie Vos Cuff
Michael Kors Watch
Karen Walker Sunglasses


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  1. 11.18.15
    Jessica said:

    I love the weave of the blazer. The texture makes it even more interesting. Cute outfit!


  2. 11.18.15

    I finally (!!) ordered that clutch earlier this week. I’ve been debating on it for what seems like a year haha. That pink color looks fab on you 🙂 Have a great week!

  3. 11.18.15
    Natali said:

    You’re looking so lovely in this outfit! I like your blazer and shoes very much!


  4. 11.18.15
    Dana said:

    I am OBSESSED with that blazer on you!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  5. 11.18.15
    Olivia said:

    I just moved to Chicago in June and exploring is by far one of my favorite activities! I totally understand the feeling of wanting to take visiting friends to cool and unique places. Thanks for sharing this one- it has been added to the top of my list, looks amazing!

    xo Olivia | prepessentials.blogspot.com

  6. 11.18.15
    Preeti said:

    this look is SO cute and functional!

    xoxo, Preeti

  7. 11.18.15
    Kate said:

    Love the pop of pink! And that coffee shop looks adorable!

  8. 11.18.15
    Alyssa said:

    I love that blazer!

    Alyssa | a href=”https://glitterandgrey.wordpress.com/”>Glitter and Grey

  9. 11.18.15

    That coffee shop is too cute, just like your outfit! Love the color of your blazer, Jess! xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

  10. 11.18.15

    I love the blazer!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  11. 11.18.15

    Love my Claire V clutch, it’s perfect when you don’t need to bring everything, which I wish was more often like you said! I hate lugging around my laptop!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

  12. 11.19.15

    your blazer is so cute, I love it with the leopard

  13. 11.19.15

    Wow, that sure looks like a very good cup of coffee, haha 😉

  14. 11.19.15

    I LOVE your blazer!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  15. 11.19.15

    Love Asado Coffee! Your look here is perfection.

    xo, Laura

  16. 11.19.15
    Mariah said:

    What a cool way to wear a blazer! I love how it becomes a statement piece.
    Also this place looks incredible! Totally like Diagon Alley.


  17. 11.21.15
    Daniela said:

    Love the coat, the colour is perfect! And I agree that a clutch is a much needed break from lugging around half my body weight, but sometimes you need an extra hand when you carry them!
    xx Daniela / Fashion Shower Blog

  18. 1.6.16

    superb !! looking gorgeous. Perfect outfit for a cofee date.