Sep 12, 2014

Weekends are meant for playing and exploring, and when one does that she needs to dress the part. You can't just wear any old dress to that one rooftop bar you were meaning to hit up all summer. And will pants or a jumpsuit work better to that one book reading you heard about last week? In the spirit of that, here's a new series offering you fun ideas to try out 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 :)

Six Outfits to Try This Weekend

  1. Try on the last of your summer sheer and head over to Billy Sunday in Logan Square to get your fill of summer drinks while they last. Their most recent concoction is served in a watermelon and meant to be split with a friend, and is whipped together with frozen sake, sparkling wine, and booze-soaked fruits. Patio drinkin at it's finest, eh?
  2. Starting to ease into the fall mood, pop a cable-knit sweater over a pussy-bow dress and head to Avec, where you'll treat yourself to a vanilla ice cream after dinner. But not just any old vanilla ice cream. Next to your dish of the homemade creamy stuff sits a shot of espresso, and when you're ready, the waiter pours the hot liquid over your cold ice cream. Yum. 
  3. Top your chambray shirt with a denim jacket and go to the Malkovich art exhibit in River North. There the artist, Sandro Miller, takes famous photos of Malkovich and alters them by using the styles of famous artists from the past (like Andy Warhol!)   
  4. Pop a collared blouse under a short sleeve dress and go to Bordel in Wicker Park, a bar that's got a 60's era Parisian jazz house vibe what with their spirit cocktails, live music, and swinging dancing. 
  5. Take a sheer, feminine dress and pair it with heavier accessories (like a cargo vest and a dark colored scarf) and head to Write Club. Set up like a boxing match with three rounds, two writers get in the ring and have seven minutes to talk about opposing topics. The audience chooses who wins and who sucks at life. 
  6. Pop an embroidered top underneath your overalls and spend your Saturday night at Emporium, a pinball arcade slash bar, with a foodtruck parked inside acting as a kitchen. Quarter games, tacos, and craft beers? I've found Mecca.


  1. great post! which one will you wear this weekend?

  2. I remember when you first posted the sheer skirt over a maxi look and I still love it. It's such a clever way to style it and stretch your wardrobe!

    prosecco in the park

  3. I love the #4 outfit, and the outing behind it sounds pretty awesome as well.
    P.S. Hoop earrings look gorgeous on you!!

  4. Such a fun post! My weekends are never that eventful. lol. You look amazing! Have a fun weekend!

  5. Midi dresses + sweaters sounds so perfectly cozy right now!

  6. If only I had a sheer maxi skirt to layer on top of my dresses...I think I'd be doing that trick all the time!
    Now I'm inspired to go out and find something to do this weekend - wish me luck! This small town is no Chicago, that's for sure :P

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  7. I've been obsessed with that first outfit since you featured it! SO dang beautiful! Hope you're enjoying a fab Friday and gearing up for an awesome weekend! <3

  8. If only the weekend had enough days to wear all of these lovely outfits! xx

  9. Great looks!
    Have a good weekend

  10. Well these are all so creative I feel sad that I'm not as imaginative as you! :D Seriously!
    I guess I have to go find what events we have here, bye for now! :D

  11. These posts always make me wish I was in Chicago for the weekend! I realllly love the sheer maxi look and the embroidered top with the overalls is a PERFECT summer to fall look. Hope your enjoying all those fun weekends plans :)

  12. i'm totally bookmarking this page for things to do in chicago!! these all sound super cool

  13. Loving the cargo vest outfit! Perfect for transitioning into the (ugh) cooler months! :)


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