Sweater: c/o SheInside (I’m wearing a size small. It also comes in a similar dress version!)// Jeans: Henry & Belle (budget friendly version here) // Lips: Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Rich Mohogany // Wrap bracelet: Barney’s // Link bracelet: J.Crew // Bag: Lo & Sons // Boots: Pour la Victoire (old) but similar patent leather chelsea boots here
Happy Thursday from Milwaukee! Hope your short week is going great! As much as I love long weekends, it always feels like I’m playing way too much catch-up! Neal had meetings up here this week, so I tagged along seeing as Milwaukee is one of my favorite cities. (Recco’s on where to go below!) So while I can barely wrap my head around which day it is, at least being in a new city is a breath of fresh air!
Remember last week when I told you we went to South Loop Loft? We snapped these photos outside in front of their cheeky hot pink stoop. (I actually want to live in a loft with a hot pink door–too much to ask? Neal–What are your thoughts?)
I wore my favorite new sweater for the occasion–I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received on it, and it’s much more affordable than its expensive counterparts! (It’s only $29.99!) This was my first time ordering anything from SheInside and I had a really great experience. Despite being so budget-friendly, the sweater is great quality, and shipping was pretty fast! I love that it’s so feminine and comfortable. It feels like a sweatshirt, but is nice enough to wear out to dinner! (I’ve already worn it to my friend’s baby shower and to Neal’s birthday dinner last night!) I also like their adorable similar dress version!
I typically pair it with my go-to skinnies and high heeled booties for night, and flat chelsea booties during the day. It makes enough of a statement on it’s own, so I held off on the necklace and went with my favorite link bracelet and wrap bracelet.
The past couple days I’ve been bopping around different coffee shops to get some work done and meeting up with Neal at the end of the day to check out different bars and restaurants. I’ve spent a lot of time here over the years because one of my old roommates/best friends, Kate, is from here! Her parents are basically my adopted Midwestern parents, and they’ve showed us around just about every part of the city!
I’m hoping to eventually get around to a more in-depth guide, but here are some of my tried and true favorites: Milwaukee Public Market, Colectivo Coffee, Hudson Business Cafe (if you want to get some work done! I’m actually writing this post here, next to the fireplace!) Holler House (the best dive bar ever, with two bowling lanes in the back–it’s the oldest bowling alley in the U.S. It’s a five generation family business, with an apartment in the back), Jackson Grill (an old supper club–amazing food, the best service, and you’ll feel like you’re in another era entirely!), Safehouse (totally gimmicky, but hilarious. It’s a hidden entrance and they’ll ask for a password. Just go with it.) Doing a Lakefront Brewery tour is a must–and if you’re up for some real fun, go for their Friday night fish fry, complete with a live polka band. I actually hate seafood, but I go for the shenanigans.
Hope you have a great rest of the day! The good news: Its Thursday, but only feels like Wednesday 🙂 See you tomorrow! (And really, buy the sweater. It’s the best.)
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