Thursday, June 29, 2017

CASUAL SUMMER NIGHTS


June is one of the few months of the year where I know I'm going to see my friends who I grew up with and I look forward to these few short weeks every year. While we love to go out in downtown Chicago, sometimes we have more fun catching up with a bottle of wine, reminiscing about all our crazy antics and our plans for the future. For these nights, I always turn to a casual cute look that will keep me warm as the temperature drops while we talk into the night. 

For this night, I wore a casual light-weight white knit sweater. I got this randomly on Etsy a few years ago and can't remember how I found it but I found a similar sweater here and here. A good white sweater is a must-have in the summer, it's easy to throw on over a tank top and anything white or cream is a go-to from June to August. 

The jeans I'm wearing are Levi's (shop here) and I've been living in them this summer. I had seen them on a few other bloggers who raved about them and saw that they were pretty affordable ($88), so I had to get them myself! They may not look like much but they are so comfortable and are easy to dress up and down – I highly recommend. I'll be doing another post in them soon for how I style them for a nice dinner, so stay tuned!

Lastly, to keep the look super casual, I threw on a pair of black slide loafers from Forever 21 (shop here) – total Gucci dupes but SO much cheaper and actually look great in person. Despite their low price, they are actually quite comfortable and really go with anything, but make sure you size up a half size! I've gotten a lot of compliments on them since I purchased them a few weeks ago which goes to show you don't necessarily have to break the bank to stay in-fashion! Forever 21 also has another Gucci look-alike slide loafers with a rose on top (shop here). I'll definitely be looking into getting these as well, they add a little something extra that I love although I could do without the fake fur.

Keep scrolling for more pictures from my casual girls night! Also, Wear We Roam turns 1 in July so look out for a major content overload! 





Monday, June 26, 2017

GINGHAM EVERYTHING


This season has been all about gingham and I'm loving it! I mostly gravitate towards the classic black and white gingham prints but I've seen gingham in every shade you could imagine every time I'm out shopping. I bought this pair from Zara after seeing them on Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What (unfortunately they are now sold out but I linked some similar pairs below). They are incredibly comfortable and actually so much more versatile than I initially thought and I've worn them a ton since getting them. 

For this outfit, I paired my gingham trousers (similar) with a cropped black tank and black loafer slides. For this unseasonable cold Chicago day, I topped it off with a black leather jacket. While this is a slightly nicer way to wear these pants, I also love to pair them with a band tee and Vans. Also, I think red tops look really great with them as well. There are so many ways to style these pants and I'll definitely be posting about them again.

Scroll down to see links to similar gingham pants as well as other gingham pieces I'm obsessing over right now!



Thursday, June 15, 2017

BLUE DRESS OBSESSED




This summer, I've been swapping out my shorts for dresses and rompers. They are SO much more comfortable than denim shorts and can be dressed both up and down. What I love most about both dresses and rompers is that it's a complete outfit – you just throw it on, pick a nice pair of shoes, and you're done.

Since I've been stocking up on summer dresses, I've been looking for affordable options so I can get more bang for my buck. I found this beautiful blue floral dress at, of all places, Forever 21. I actually found that this dress looked pretty high quality considering the store I purchased it at. That being said, I wouldn't say it's the MOST flattering dress. It's beautiful in theory but definitely was a bit looser than I hoped and doesn't flatter my figure. However, I love the tie sleeves and print, and for this price it wasn't worth returning.

I paired the dress with a simple gold bracelet and this gold necklace. I got this necklace for college graduation and I've been wearing it every day since. It's so beautiful and simple, it goes with absolutely everything! Lastly, I wore a simple pair of black heels – definitely a staple pair of shoes.

Scroll down to find the links to everything I'm wearing as well as links to six other blue dresses I'm loving right now!

Dress | Heels | Bracelet (Similar) | Hoops

Shop more blue dresses I'm loving right now (all under $100)! 



Monday, June 5, 2017

#OOTD 06.05


It's officially *almost* summer and it is HOT! There's nothing I hate more about the summer than denim shorts, but denim skirts are a totally different story.

Last summer I was obsessed with my Urban Outfitters denim skirt (see in my old post 'denim daze'), but this summer I wanted something slightly longer. I found this light wash denim skirt at H&M (here) for under $40 – a total bargain. What I love about this skirt is that it's slightly longer in the back, so there's no need to worry about flashing anyone (just kidding, kind of).  

This summer is all about bigger & bolder looks, so instead of pairing it with a plain top, I chose this v-neck graphic tee from Urban (here). This t-shirt has been my go-to since I bought it a few months ago, it is super light weight and is a bold addition to a casual outfit. I paired the look with a double buckle belt (here) and Vans (here). Both of these accessories are going to be on repeat this summer. This belt is a Kendall Jenner duplicate and goes perfectly with both jeans and dresses, and as all of you know, I always love accessories that give a little extra edge. These Vans are the new Adidas', the big summer trend last year, and I love them! They are so comfortable, and while I do love the white sneaker trend, I always gravitate towards darker shades so I'm loving this trend.

Keep scrolling to see more of how I styled this denim skirt.

xx





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