Happy Tuesday, guys! How was your weekend? I meant to have this post up yesterday, but it was just one of those days where I felt like I was running on a hamster wheel from sunup to sundown. After getting back from Italy last weekend, it actually felt pretty nice to be back behind my computer last week. I was definitely ready for the weekend by the time Friday rolled around and I spent the weekend totally offline, which was lovely. I hadn’t been out in Chicago in almost a month (and I’ll be gone for the next few, too), so I desperately wanted to take advantage of a few of those sweet summertime nights that Chicago does so well. Friday night we checked out a newer spot in the West Loop, Federales. I’d been for lunch earlier this summer (highly recommend!), but it was fun for evening, too! We were out on the lake all day on Saturday for a big boat party, which was so, so much fun. And somehow we made it out on Saturday night, too. Sunday is when the exhaustion from the last few weeks finally hit… While I felt guilty for “wasting the day” and not leaving the house until I went grocery shopping in the evening, I was in major need of a day to do absolutely nothing. It’s back to work this week though and time to cross a whole lot of things off my to-do list before I leave for a wedding this coming weekend!
I’ve been a longtime admirer of Elizabeth McKay dresses, but this is the first one that I’ve gotten my hands on! Her dresses are perfectly polished and preppy, just how I like my summertime wardrobe to be. I can’t get enough of the sweet light blue gingham and the oversized bow-tied waist! The fit of this dress is great, too.. I’m wearing a size 4 and it fits perfectly. If you’re in between, I’d size down! I love how the shoulders come out far enough for a very flattering fit.. None of that annoying area between your arm and chest shows, which is an A+ in my book. And the length makes the dress appropriate for almost any occasion!
I played on the picnic theme when I wore the dress this time around. A straw hat, a wicker tote, and espadrille wedges for a look that’s perfect for a summertime Saturday or Sunday! Picnic perfect, if you will.
Get the Look…
Elizabeth McKay Gingham Dress c/o (on sale!)
Hat Attack Hat from Club Monaco (similar here!)
Vince Camuto Espadrille Wedges
J.McLaughlin Wicker Tote
Michael Kors Watch
Lele Sadoughi Pearl Cuff