Shake up the dinner routine by grabbing a friend and taking the L a few stops down to the Vietnamese neighborhood. Be tempted by the steamy bowls of pho but keep your eye on the prize and pick up a couple of banh mi sandwiches. Chat about what you want to do that weekend over bitefuls of pickled carrots and shredded chicken, and leave room for a few pistachio and lavender macarons as desert. Now that it's getting warmer out, feel free to trade in your jeans for a vintage suede mini, and play up the tapestry-work texture by pairing it with suede sandals and purses in complementing colors. Tone down the busy look with a white blouse, and break up the over-load of suede with a fringe leather jacket.
- Deja Vintage Boutique 70s suede mini
- Zara top with bow
- Mango fringe jacket
- Zara combined suede messenger bag
- Zara leather sandals
There's noting like blowing off a crowded bar with flat screen TVs for a dark, nearly empty blues hall on the other side of town. Order yourself a sidecar and try to pick the booth that Al Capone used to sit in (if you're from Chicago, you know what I'm talking about) as smooth and heavy notes fill up the space. Go for an unexpected look by pairing a vintage pencil skirt with a sporty anorak, and give the outfit a 60s-college-kid feel with a soft knit and structured satchel. Balance out the look with a touch of modernity by pairing it with chunky sandals, and add a sassy beret to keep things looking interesting.
- Bottle Blonde Vintage plaid pencil skirt (only $30!)
- Zara diagnle knit sweater
- Zara ankle strap sandals
- Parkhurst slouchy beret
- Time Resistance leather backpack
- J Crew fishtail anorak
Have a day off and just about had your fill of Bob's Burgers reruns? Force yourself out of your sweatpants and go try a new restaurant in your neighborhood for a midday nosh. Whether you're feeling like sushi or like Argentinian food, go for something minimalist and simple so you feel comfortable while you sample your way through the whole menu. Try out the monochromatic look by choosing a gray sweater and then pairing it with different shades of beige, oatmeal, and white. Give the soft look a pop of color and class by pairing it with unexpected vintage crocodile flats. Now you can look stylish as you defy science with all the food you'll put away!
- Mango pleat detail trousers
- Mango flecked blend sweater
- Bottle Blonde Vintage mod alligator flats
- Mango faux leather backpack
- Topshop wide brim hat
Now that it's warmer out, the food trucks are starting to come out of hiding and are offering us tasty treats like falafels and Korean barbecue. And what's better than one food truck? A whole fleet of them. Head down to the food truck festival this weekend and be brave with your food choices- sampling a cream cheese hot dog here and a kimchi with fried egg salad there. Start toeing the line of spring by dressing up in a vintage indigo skirt and denim jacket, and adding playful accessories like platform sandals and a fringed fanny pack. Because real talk, you'll be needing both hands while there.
- Duncan Loves Tess Vintage indigo skirt
- Mango Outlet oversized denim jacket
- Zara crop top
- ASOS suede fringed fannypack
- Zara crossover leather wedges