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Feb 10, 2015

Bag: Hayden Harnett (c/o) // Coat: Old Navy (old, similar here) // Vest: Barbour (c/o) order by calling the Lincoln Park location at (773) 360-7926 or similar here and here // Striped sweaterLoft (also love this embellished version) // Leggings: Art Effect Chicago (similar here) // Boots: American Eagle (c/o) // Necklace: Shamelessly Sparkly (c/o) 

Last week Kelly and I decided to get out of our apartments for a work date in Bucktown. Sometime’s you just need to get out of your usual neighborhood for a breath of fresh air, right?

We spent a couple hours working at Goddess and Grocer (one of my favorite spots), ran a couple errands, and stopped in a couple shops. Speaking of, we’re hosting an event at one of our go-to boutiques, Vintage Charm, in Bucktown this Thursday. You should come! There will be a sweets bar, drinks, and a surprise guest 😉 Get all the details in this post.

I don’t know about you, but I have been getting SO. BORED. with my winter stuff. How many more times can I re-wear these sweaters?

So I decided to mix it up by, what else, adding more layers, and more patterns! The vest you see here is actually the lining of my Barbour jacket. It’s so cute, I’ve been wearing it on its own lately, too! I like this mix because you get the pattern variation of the checked coat and striped sweater, but also the texture differentiation between all three as well. Plus, a quilted vest kind of doubles as a pattern AND a texture. Total win-win situation.

I’ve also been living out of my Hayden Harnett bag lately. (I babysat Noodle last week, and she even fit in it when we went on the bus (along with my laptop!) Total Mary Poppins magic happening.

Have a great Tuesday!

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Photos by Kelly Larkin

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