Back on the Boat

Over the weekend, I made my second trip “home” to Chicago since I moved to Manhattan.

jumping picture, summertime chi, summer in chicago

neon jelly sandals, jack rogers navajo flats, jack rogers sandals

diane von furstenberg kaftan, dvf cover-up, dvf dress

Most of my time was spent maintaining a YOLO^ mindset either on the lake or at the bar with some of my best friends — and in this breezy DVF kaftan (that I thrifted). I more than welcomed the excuse to unplug for a bit and re-acquaint with my former city of six years.

To say it was a weekend for the record books is a biiit of an understatement, as I may or may not still be sporting a little holiday hangover.

belmont harbor, diversey harbor, montrose harbor

diane von furstenberg kaftan, dvf cover-up, dvf dressbeach cover up, designer kaftan, cute kaftanbeach cover up for summer, cute pool cover up*Wearing: Thrifted DVF kaftan (also love this Tory Burch one), jelly sandals c/o Jack Rogers (similar), Ray-Ban sunnies

lake michigan playpen

lake michigan playpenlake michigan playpen, boating in chicagochicago lake michigan, chicago skyline at dusk

^ Yep, I said Yolo.

Hope you enjoy these snaps from my trip — I’ll share more photos later this week (or you can check out a few in the meantime on Instagram). I hope you had a great Fourth, as well!

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  • Looks like an awesome weekend! I love your DVF kaftan – cant believe you thrifted that!!

  • Look at all those amazing boats! I’ve always dreamed (key word: dream) of owning one!

  • Michelle

    YOLO…. Diane Von FurstenBURGER… Can you come back already?! Can’t wait to see more of the pics from the weekend!!!!

    • Just tried to “Like” your comment… Which means I need a vacation from my vacation.

  • HOW fun is that?! You look so cute! I love boating!! : )


  • Totally relating to the holiday hangover! So glad you had a great trip back to Chicago, and you look amazing in that DVF kaftan!

    • I think mine is finally gone! Nothing a little iced coffee, green juice, water and gatorade can’t fix… Oy!

  • There is no shame in the YOLO! 😉 Looks like you had a fabulous 4th of july holiday weekend. that DVF kaftan is amazing!

    xo, Stephanie 🙂

  • I love that you & your friends all have different colored sunnies on! Completely unplanned, I’m sure, but they work great together. Looks like you had tons of fun!!

    • Unplanned indeed. 🙂 Good eye! Looking forward to a similar weekend with you and Jess very soon!

  • Liz

    Love your “home” pics! Def Chicago summer in a nutshell 🙂

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  • You are too cute! I love, love, love these photos. My fiance is from Chicago, so we visit the city pretty frequently… I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with it! 🙂 Love that picture of you with your girlfriends. Looks like you guys had a blast. Great photos! 🙂



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  • Lisa

    Such a fun weekend. I’m surprised no Rolds Golds didn’t make it into the photos! 🙂 Come back please!

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  • Andi

    You look so happy and gorgeous! DVF is the best!!

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