SIX OUTFITS TO TRY THIS WEEKEND

Jul 26, 2014

It seems that I've made it my summer goal not to do anything typical with my warm evenings out and about. Go out for drinks? Sure, but let's do it at a prohibition era bar. Catch a movie? Only if it's on a blanket at the park (with wine sneakily hidden in our bag). And one of my favorite parts of finding these quirky activities is deciding what to wear to them. I mean, are pants or skirts more appropriate to go eat beignets and drink Pimms Cups on restaurant patio decks? So in the spirit of that, here's a new series offering you fun ideas to play with during this weekend, as well as suggestions on what to wear to them. 

Chicago readers- these are real events happening this weekend. And everyone outside our area, go find these in your own town! I want to read all about it come Monday :)

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  1. Pair your polka dot dress with a sleeveless turtleneck and wear it to a coffee 101 brewing workshop- then come back here and tell me how to mix honey and cayenne pepper into my morning cup!
  2. Top off your high waisted pants with a loose, knotted blouse and watch a Sunday night movie at one of downtown's swankiest rooftop bars. Watching The Lego Movie with skyscrapers lit up around you? Don't mind if I do.
  3. Tuck in a long vest into your skirt to create a dress-like look and go to that ice cream pop-up just around the corner. Now the only question is: do you get the scoop with blueberry waffle pieces or strawberry shortcake bits?
  4.  Throw on some cat eyes and your best straw hat for a lazy, summer-lovin' feel as you take your friends out to the new underground tequila bar in town. Sip on spicy, strong concoctions and watch  the bartenders put on a show with their bottle flips and potion lookin' viles. I think that's a solid Saturday afternoon.
  5. Match your light chambray shirt with some dark-wash high waist jeans and make it a girls day by going to this fun, bar themed salon. They specialize in blowouts, and each style is named after a drink that you choose from a menu (ex: the Cosmopolitan has tons of loose curls, while the Mai Tai is messy and beachy). But fear not- there's still booze involved! They offer you mimosas while your sit in the chair ;)
  6. Pop a chambray top underneath your loose smock dress and head over to the local library book fair. Fitzgerald and Green books for under $3? Yea, I'm there.

44 comments :

  1. That's a really cool idea to not do anything typical this summer--it seems more fun that way.
    I absolutely adore your style! My favorite outfits are #1 and #3, but they're all so pretty!
    xx Tessie

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  2. Okay, for real, I need to move to Chicago so there are things like this for me to do....underground tequila bar, whaaaa??
    Lol okay, that wouldn't be legal for me anyway (yet!), but I do love the outfit for it. :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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    1. Haha the SECOND you turn 21 you should come visit and I'll take you to all the cool places :-) :-)

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  3. I love the rose tied shirt! What a great idea for a post series as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  4. Can I just come back to Chicago and go to all the fun events with you? That coffee workshop sounds really interesting. Also $3 books? Hell yes.

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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    1. i'll start setting up the guest bedroom ;)

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  5. super:)) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  6. All of these outfits are so cute and such a great push to so something out of the ordinary this summer. I really have to get my butt to an outdoor movie. That red polka dot dress is way to perfect btw.

    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

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  7. Oh wow! I love these outfits and the events work so well. It's winter here in Melbourne and I wish I could go to see a rooftop movie, but it's just too cold! (even though I'm in Australia!)
    You have such a cute blog too!
    You're newest fan,
    -Olivia.

    www.foxandmint.blogspot.com.au

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  8. I love your alternative style! Denim on denim has always intimidated me but you pull it off so well--you've inspired me to give it a go. What great events too! Sounds like your summer is going swimmingly. :)

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  9. Wow Chicago has so much going on this week! loved every single outfit you propose, as always your style is so unique and awesome!
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  10. so unprofessional but omg so inlove with your style and $3 books, wow.

    Rayxx
    www.fashwithray.blogspot.com

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  11. gorgeous outfit!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  12. All your outfits are so adorable! But if I had to choose, I love your blue high waisted pants :)
    I would love for us to stay in touch via GFC since I love your style! Let me know what you think and have a wonderful day!

    xo
    Yujin
    La Celestials

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  13. your nights sound so much more interesting than mine. I usually eat noodles and try to find something I haven't already watched on netflix. Looove outfits one and five!!

    - alexis

    http://nevernewd.blogspot.com/

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  14. gosh i love your style so much!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  15. I love your outfits You have a great style!

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  16. That prohibition era bar sounds amazing!! If I ever go to Chicago I will have to check it out. I love all of the cute outfits.
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  17. Thee-hee, I would love to go on an event like that. Maybe we can arrange something in Bulgaria too :D Adore these outfits so much, especially the red polka dot dress, it's so dreamy! ^^

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  18. The concept behind this post is so fun. It makes me wish I lived in a city again and had all these great events to spend my weekends visiting... Although, I don't think I could truly part with my sleepy village now!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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  19. Not my style. Nevertheless I love them all! ^_^ they all suit you and you pull them off very well!

    Maria // Fashion and much more on: www.phentastic.com

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  20. the stripe trend is my thing :D

    Would you like to follow each other via GFC ?? Let me know on and i'll follow you back.

    www.moonshineandsunlight.com

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  21. I love the second and last outfits, they're so cute <3

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  22. Dear, randomly found your blog and I’d like to say that you have amazing design,
    beautiful photos and interesting posts! I’m also impressed by your style! Everything is magnificent!

    would you like to follow each other?
    will be happy to see you in my blog)

    www.dianacloudlet.com

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  23. All of these sound so fun! I want to be in Chicago. I also want to hang out with you and have you plan everything. ;) Also according to these outfits, you are dressed perfectly for this weekend of fun.

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  24. i lov the blue trousers in the 2nd one x

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  25. You look amazing in all of those looks! The spotty dress and tucked in vest looks are my fave but I want them all!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  26. I love this. It's your "wear to a" series, revved up.

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  27. Ah, your outfits are always so fun and inspirational. The underground tequila bar look is my fave! I'll never pass up on polka dots and cat eye glasses :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  28. Fab idea for a post! I love your style! so pretty :D

    www.violetdaffodils.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  29. Lots of great inspiration here! My personal fave is the striped dress paired with a chambray shirt. I'm definitely ready for a book fair. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  30. I love all of your fun scenarios and the outfits you've concocted to do them all!

    xx Hélène
    www.FashionOverReason.com

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  31. oh my goodness, these are soooo cute. Totally obsessed. You look amazing, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xx

    www.fashboulevard.com

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  32. How is it you have so many amazing things to do in your town? I'm not only jealous of your style now, I'm jealous of your city. Way to be. ;)

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  33. all adorable!! chicago is a great city! and you should totally get mermaid hair!

    Jessica
    Jump Into Puddles

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  34. You look gorge, and this is such an inspiring post. Lately I've felt like I haven't been having proper "summer nights". Too many good outfits, not enough good activities!
    x Justina // www.abentpieceofwire.com

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  35. Oh, I love your looks!! <3 The second is my favorite!!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Bests,

    Dana from www.howimetmyoutfit.de

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  36. I love that floral tie front shirt - I live in London, and there is a outdoor sceening of lego movie here too. And I love the denim on denim look too!

    Nadia
    The Girl Who Looks Like a Cake

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  37. Dang. I wish I was in Chicago! There are so many cool things happening in your area. I love outfit number for the most (:

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  38. I love when you do these lists, like what to wear to these events suggestions. Its so fun and honestly I look forward to seeing the outfits you put together cause they always hit the nail on the head! And its funny cause I always know what events you are talking about ;)
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  39. This is such a cool idea for a post! Unconventional activities and outfits for sure! Also--I'm detecting DryBar? I LOVE DryBar.

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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