Friday, August 29, 2014

Pretty Pleasures

- Baha'i House of Worship in Evanston, IL -
It's been a while since I have shared some pretty pleasures so, I have added a bit more pictures than the usual. Although Labor Day is just around the corner, it just started feeling like summer here in Chicago and I'm saddened to celebrate the Holiday thinking it is the last hurrah of warm weather. Unlike those who are embracing the early arrival of the pumpkin latte at Starbucks, I am holding onto every bit of the season there is left. Here are some bits and pieces of my past few months. Enjoy!

- A blurry glimpse of a $5M carousel at the House on the Rock in WI - it was breathtaking -

- One of my favorite desserts - creme brûlée - at the Coast Guard Festival in MI -

- July 4th at the Lurie Garden in Chicago-

- Interesting decor in the entryway to 3 Dots and a Dash -

- Snapped this while on an architectural boat tour on the Chicago River -

- Finally got around to trying the acclaimed Girl & the Goat restaurant (it was amazing) -

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lavender Look

ASOS Dress, Christian Louboutin Heels, Ray Ban Wayfarers 
It's been a while and hopefully it has been worth the wait! Although this summer in Chicago has not been one of the finest, my skin has a tendency to absorb every single ray that gets emitted and fry me up as if I'm intentionally trying to get tan. That's the great thing about this dress - the lavender complements my darker skin tone without making me look too bronzed. The lightweight fabric allows it to be breathable and body-forming. This is an ideal dress for afternoon tea or summer weddings.