City Fun

I broke my hermit streak this week by going out tonight for one of CitySwarm's patio series at the Crossing. My friend Courtney and I both enjoy putting sweats on right after work, overeating and watching television. It's not a glamorous life, but it's the life I live when I can. I reserved Monday and Tuesday this week as days to caught up on life--edit wedding photos and nap and I spiced up Wednesday by meeting a slew of new people and drinking Summer Shandies out on a bar patio, thanks to CitySwarm's invitation. I need to start registering for more events and experience the city of Chicago. I enjoy organized events where I don't have to do the planning and organizing, it's really the best way to get my butt out there to meet people and see new places.
[white bustier and maxi dress by f21, thrifted belt, shoes c/o blowfish, bag by badgley mischka, accessories from kie&kate]
I wore this maxi dress when I first moved to Chicago and you can see it here. This time, I wore the dress as a skirt and added a white bustier and heels, the perfect outfit for a couple drinks and to meet new people on a hot day.
My fabulous friend Courtney wearing a dress by H&M and heels by Jessica Simpson.
The ladies of CitySwarm! Grace, Lindsay (the founder), Emily
P.S. to see more photos, check out my guest post over at Sartoriography
Aaaand, happy birthday, mommy!