Hello there! It feels nice to be back to the blog after brief hiatus. What have I done in the meanwhile? I did some interviews that I’m proud of with the Chicago Sun-Times and Groupon, which I do hope you read because they meant a lot to me. And I’ve been busy planning my wedding, though it is now happening next year instead of this year because weddings cost SO. MUCH. MONEY. Mostly I’ve worked through some things in my personal life, which I think for a lot of us can often feel like a minefield, in that there seems to be explosions everywhere and no matter where you step you’re going to set something off. None of us are Katniss Everdeen, we can’t shoot an arrow and disarm an entire field, it has to be done piece by piece. And that takes time. But! I did recently had a chance to take some photos with my dear friend Emma. This is a collaboration we worked on with Warby Parker, who sent me these glasses, the Marcel in Plum Maplewood. I didn’t get a chance to try them on before I picked up them out, but I know that big round frames tend to suit to my face, and trusted in Warby Parker’s design that they wouldn’t look silly. When they arrived I fell in love immediately. We took the photos at the Bourgeois Pig cafe in Lincoln Park which suited the old-timey vibe I was going for.
Wearing a top by Rodarte (purchased on SUPER sale at the Barney's Warehouse site), vintage tie-dyed slip, Rag & Bone jeans and boots (available here), and Venessa Arizaga bracelet (similar here) that was a gift from my sweet friend Dana. All images are by Emma and edited by me.
BONUS!! Here's what I wore after the shoot, all bundled up to trek back to Logan Square in the snow. As you will notice, my poor Rag & Bone boots have not taken favorably to winter but I think they look better with some distressing. Also, Risto Bimbiloski kindly sent me this sweater months ago and I have worn it obsessively throughout this never ending cold. It's cozy and I love the interesting textures. You can purchase it here if you are so inclined!.