Wicker Park Chic

Friday, March 24, 2017


Grab a margarita, everyone. We made it to Friday.

After yesterday's post I feel the need to lighten it up around here. I try to keep my "animal worry" in check or it can really affect my mood. This past week I didn't do a great job and spent a good chunk of time dwelling and feeling sad about things I can't control.

Not today though. It's 75 degrees and sunny and I'm listening to the Beach Boys while I write from our rooftop. Yes, I like the Beach Boys, you can judge me, it's fine. I can tell my very hip Wicker Park neighbors (who are also sitting on their rooftop right now drinking very hip cocktails) are throwing some major side-eyes my way. Just wait until I put on some Jimmy Buffet. Just kidding! But...  *Okay, sometimes in secret I do occasionally like Jimmy Buffet but if you ask me about this in public I will deny it forever.

It's hard keeping up in this neighborhood, everyone is effortlessly cool. The kids, the teens, the parents, they all look like they just stepped out of American Apparel's spring mag. I was telling Chris this last week and he said, "oh really? You mean they don't go out wearing jeans under their sweatpants with slipper booties?" 

One time! I did it one time and he won't let me live it down. In my defense, it was the day it snowed far too much for a March day and I was just admitting defeat.

In an attempt to keep up with the hip Jones' next door I've been buying a lot more bodysuits and Levis lately.  I'm told it's what all the kids are into these days. (I told you I was going to keep this light and airy today so indulge me as I spend six paragraphs talking about ruffled bodysuits and high rise denim.)


Just kidding, I won't. But I will say this bodysuit is less than $40 and it doesn't hurt (if you've worn tight bodysuits then you know what hurt I'm talking about) and it's not impossible to put on. Win/win.

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned the $29 Sam Edelman espadrilles I've been wearing all the time lately (comfy for wide feet- always a must for me) the color I have on are sold out, but these peach ones are also very cute!

And that concludes my clothing talk. I may go all in and do a full "SPRING MUST HAVES!" post over the weekend (or something equally as cliche) I'm not really sure yet. It will depend on how much I eat at brunch.  Outdoor brunching season is almost here, I can feel it.

On that note, I need to get Harlow to the 606 and enjoy this amazing day. I'll leave you with some yogi words I heard years ago from an instructor that randomly popped in my head last week- I have no idea why I suddenly remembered them, but I'm glad I did.

"Our only true thoughts are the ones we choose to believe."

Happy Weekending!