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DRESS: Gingham Dress with Eyelet Trim, also love this and this dress | SHOES: Dahlia Flats, how cute are these and these?! | BAG: vintage Straw Tote, similar here and here | SUNGLASSES: Leonard Sunglasses | NAILS: Essie Color Binge

This weekend truly felt like summer in Chicago. I’m talking hot days, sunshine, street festivals and impromptu get-togethers with friends we haven’t seen in months. It’s sort of funny how we all winter I question why I live in here, and just a single beautiful day like we had this weekend instantly reminds me of why I love this city. And, I forget about winter completely until the next January.

I love that the sun rises earlier and sets later making the days extra long and extra enjoyable. Our warm summer walks are the absolute perfect start to my day too. Every morning we’ve walked in a different direction which has been a great way to learn the neighborhood and stumble across some cool spots.

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outfit ideas for summer

Last Friday I wore this super comfortable and summery gingham dress. It’s ideal for hot days because it’s so loose and flowy. The criss cross in the back is so fun and the eyelet detail on the trim of the dress is my favorite. I paired with these bold yellow flats that just arrived and added a straw tote for a casual look. It was perfect for my workday and then I wore it straight to dinner! I know I’m going to be wearing this one at least once a week all summer!


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eyelet gingham dress

[one-half-first]summer outfit ideas[/one-half-first][one-half]how to wear a gingham dress[/one-half]

After being in our new place for a little over a week, everything is starting to feel like home. Sure, my closet may or may not be half unpacked, but we’ve been settling in and getting to know our new neighborhood. We’ve been loving trying all the new restaurants that are within walking distance from our place. We’ve found some really delicious spots that are also much more affordable than what we’re used to downtown.

A few other things that I’m looking forward to this summer are evening walks to get ice cream (just found a non-dairy fro-yo spot nearby), hanging on patios with Oliver in tow and fresh produce for yummy healthy meals!

How was your first weekend of summer? What little things are you looking forward to this summer?

BTW, the perfect sleeveless top for summer, and what are your summer travel plans?