Summer in Chicago

summer style, date night, casual style, prada, sam edelman, distressed denim, white blouse, ray ban aviators, casual chic, summer time date, michele watch

Forever 21 Blouse (old, similar here and here), Tilly's Jeans (old, similar here), Sam Edelman pumps (similar here), Prada Bag, RayBan Aviators, Michele Watch

When I was getting ready to move to Chicago last year, so many of my friends and family told me that summer is the best season to really enjoy this city. After surviving a supposedly mild winter (ok, let's be real- any winter for this California girl is not mild), the summer was much needed. Of course, now we're complaining about how hot it is!

If you don't know by now, Aamir and I are complete homebodies, and we are both totally content staying home, eating popcorn for dinner and watching a movie. But, now that we don't have the excuse of "it's freezing outside!" we are trying to get out and explore as often as we can. One of the things Aamir has been doing since he started medical school here is compiling a list of all the restaurants and activities for us to try together when I moved. This list has been a life saver, especially when neither of us can make a decision on where to go. 

We like trying out places that are within walking distance; it allows us to enjoy the fresh air, scout out new locations for outfits, and not feel as bad about all the extra carbs we know we're probably going to eat. I usually wear some form of this outfit: comfortable jeans, a basic blouse, and some heels. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I've been gravitating toward lightweight white shirts in this heat. You can really never have enough white tops! 

summer style, date night, casual style, prada, sam edelman, distressed denim, white blouse, ray ban aviators, casual chic, summer time date, michele watch
summer style, date night, casual style, prada, sam edelman, distressed denim, white blouse, ray ban aviators, casual chic, summer time date, michele watch
summer style, date night, casual style, prada, sam edelman, distressed denim, white blouse, ray ban aviators, casual chic, summer time date, michele watch
summer style, date night, casual style, prada, sam edelman, distressed denim, white blouse, ray ban aviators, casual chic, summer time date, michele watch
summer style, date night, casual style, prada, sam edelman, distressed denim, white blouse, ray ban aviators, casual chic, summer time date, michele watch

This weekend I'm making a quick trip to New York for a wedding! I love to travel, even if it's just a short weekend trip. I'll most likely be wearing this exact outfit on the plane (without the heels, of course). I've been trying to pack, and even though I'm only going for two days, I feel like I could use more clothes (you know, for the "just in case" scenarios that never happen). Anyone else a notorious over-packer?

Hope everyone's enjoying the last few weekends of summer!