Photos: David Potter
My request for warmer temperatures was answered! Over the weekend, Chicago basked in downright summer-like weather, so I was stoked to be able to take this lovely outfit for a stroll with nary a sweater or jacket in sight. I’ve been eyeing this Anthropologie dress for some time now, as I just love the combination of graphic stripes softened with touches of floral patterns. This is definitely a pairing I could see re-creating beyond this dress (a striped skirt with a bold floral blouse, for example). I discovered these ballet flats while poking around on Shopbop, an online retailer selling designer fashions. It’s mostly out of my price point, but there can be some reasonable deals (plus it’s owned by Amazon, so as an Amazon Prime member we get free 2-day shipping, which is nice). As a dancer, I loved that they looked like pointe shoes, without the pain, and the ribbons come out quite easily, so they can be converted into regular sparkly flats without much fuss.