What Why Where: Kickin’ It

Because I’ve been dying to wear a dress and sneakers…

dress and sneakers, street style

It happened.

chanel backpack

nike sneakers

jena gambaccini, chicityfashion

dior earring

jennifer fisher choker

nike sneakers

accessory details

chicago street style

pastl manicure

WHAT (am I wearing):
Dress: Dries Van Noten. SunglassesZac Posen x IllestevaShoes: NikeBag: Chanel. Rings: Ellie JayGabriela ArtigasDana RebeccaNecklace: Jennifer Fisher. Bracelets: Dana Rebecca, Azeeza. Earring: DiorNails: NARS

WHY (am I wearing it):
Okay. I did it. I set out to do the dress and sneakers thing…and I did it. I always feel a little too fancy in a dress and heels (unless I’m in a formal setting) so lately I’ve been pairing my dresses with loafers (specifically these and that’s even if I wear a dress at all). I decided it was time to get even more casual so cue the Nikes. I wasn’t so sure what bag to wear with this and because I already had my backpack packed, I thought why the hell not? It’s almost like the adult version of a back-to-school look, right? Although this length dress wouldn’t fly in anything but college, considering it’s actually a shirt (which is why I added my handy dandy lace trim shorts — KEY for living in a windy city…especially if you like to wear dresses). And there you have it — I could go to cocktail hour AND on a run along the lake in the very same outfit (but let’s be honest, no running is going to happen in these kicks).

WHERE (can you get the look):

Photos by Heather Talbert

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