On Trend: Pullovers

Since this summer has been on the cooler end, I find myself constantly reaching for a light pullover. I normally wear brighter colored bottoms so I like to keep my pullovers neutral by sticking to black, grey and patterns. These colors simply just go with everything and anything you could be wearing. I’ve pulled a few of my favorites that will work for the rest of summer, but also will take you well into fall and winter.

pullovers

:: Calvin Klein Pullover | Glamorous Floral Print Pullover | Madewell Jardin Graphic Designer | Mother The Square Pullover | J.Crew Toile Pullover | Wlidfox Congrats Pullover ::

Casual Summer

summer menswear:: John Varvatos Star USA shirt | J.Crew shorts | Prada shades ::

A few weeks ago when Arin & I hosted our #YESWAYROSE party at 52Eighty, I invited Marty to come and join us. Dressed in his casual summer outfit, it was a rare occasion to see him so dressed down – in a good way!

For those warm summer days that keep you down at North Avenue beach, keep things casual with light button downs and shorts. The summer is all about getting out there, moving and being free.

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:: Photography by Christine Dubay ::

Pinspiration: Between Bread

For the past few days, my daily dinner has consisted of some type of sandwich. I’ve been working overtime, prepping for a move to a new apartment, and entertaining guests. Since I’m constantly on the go, something delicious and portable is just what I need. I’ve rounded up a few amazing sandwiches that I can’t wait to try out.

:: Teriyaki Chicken Sub Sandwiches – Half Baked Harvest ::

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:: Pressed Italian Sandwiches – Seasons & Suppers ::

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:: Turkey & Brie with Fig Jam & Arugula – Frankie Hearts Fashion ::

Turkey & Brie

:: Blackberry & Ricotta Grilled Cheese – Foodista ::

blackberry and ricotta grilled cheese

:: Slow-Roasted Tomato & Cilantro-Cashew Sandwiches – Aida Mollenkamp ::

slow-roasted tomato

Blooming Shorts

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:: ASOS Floral Printed Shorts c/o | ASOS Sleeveless Top c/o | ASOS Dockland Sneakers c/o | ASOS Cross Body Bag c/o | ASOS Abstract Wire Cuff c/o | M.A.C. Vegas Volt Lipstick ::

If you haven’t yet noticed, I went for a very specific theme for Lolla this year and for me it was all about the “flower power”. I’m not sure what drew me to the floral theme this year but sometimes I still feel like a five year old who only wants to wear floral print dresses all day every day.

I rarely wear shorts; I’m not super confident about my legs and I’m in total awe of women with those never ending long stems. I was however pleasantly surprised to try on these floral shorts because not only were they an appropriate length (when did shorts become underwear?) but they also flattered my figured. For the first time in a long time, I’m feeling good about wearing a pair of shorts- especially the floral kind.

I paired up my floral shorts with a soft pink top, my matchy matchy sneakers and bag for brunch at my favorite place, Yolk, with my brother Sunday morning. Seriously, if you’ve never made it out to Yolk before you must go immediately!

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:: Photography by Christine Dubay ::

This post was sponsored by ASOS and all opinions and photography are my own. I do my best to only work with brands that I truly love and feel fit well with my audience.  All opinions are always 100% honest and my own. Thank you ASOS for sponsoring Caravan of Style!

Girls in White Dresses

white summer dress

:: ASOS Fit and Flare Dress c/o | ASOS Dockland Sneakers c/o | ASOS Cross body Bag c/o | ASOS   jeweled headband c/o (sold out) | ASOS Abstract cuff c/o | Madewell necklace (old) ::

Guys a few words of advice to remember for next years Lollapalooza weekend – Don’t Wear White!

Now I will say I have been loving the white trend this summer, however I was hesitant to start wearing white because to be honest, I can’t even wear PJ’s to bed without somehow getting a stain on them. However I decided to be brave and picked out this structured skater dress to wear to Lolla on Friday. The morning went well and I was able to snap a few of these photos just outside of Grant Park. I loved the how I felt in this dress, it was so “met” yet in a style that kept my outfit music festival appropriate. The afternoon was another story; lets just say that when you are in a middle of a huge grassy park and it starts to rain, you will get muddy.

I paired the dress with a twist of coral pink, from my cute floral printed flats to my cross body bag. I’m starting to realize that maybe deep down, there is a little flower child bursting out.

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:: Photography by Daniel Modzelewski ::

This post was sponsored by ASOS and all opinions and photography are my own. I do my best to only work with brands that I truly love and feel fit well with my audience.  All opinions are always 100% honest and my own. Thank you ASOS for sponsoring Caravan of Style!