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    Outfit: Wavy Black Lines

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Corey Lynn Calter dress (via Couture Candy) Baublebar earrings ASOS purse SheIn bracelet Le Château wedges (old) vintage belt The trouble with doing posts with items from certain designers is that it does usually lead me to wandering around their sites, which often leads me to purchasing more of their pieces (it’s a vicious cycle!). Such was the case with this Corey Lynn Calter dress. I just fell in love with its wavy black lines (bonus points if you…

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    Outfit: Zebra Stripes

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Modcloth blouse Anthropologie skirt (old; similar) Modcloth sunglasses Sam Edelman flats Anthropologie earrings (old) My (mild) obsession with clothing items that have animals printed on them is well-documented, so it wasn’t surprising that I was quick to snatch up this adorable zebra-printed blouse from Modcloth. I was so tickled by the zebras that I couldn’t help but pair the blouse with this trusty Anthropologie skirt, complete with zebra-inspired stripes. A black-and-white striped skirt is a great staple,…

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    Outfit: A Novel Graphic Dress

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Sheinside dress (currently sold out) Modcloth heels (old) Betsey Johnson sunglasses Lilli Pop earrings Now, in recent years, I’ve certainly grown in my confidence in wearing bold and unusual prints, but this one probably takes the cake as one of the crazier ones I’ve worn. When I saw this dress on Sheinside, I just loved the graphic, comic book-esque nature of it–with an almost Roy Lichtenstein flavour to it. I felt a little bit like a superhero when wearing it…

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    Outfit: Birds in the bees

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Corey Lynn Calter dress (old) Ted Baker flats Anthropologie cardigan (old) Kate Spade earrings Kate Spade sunglasses (old; similar) bird necklace (bought in Portland) I’ve been re-visiting many of my “greatest hits” dresses of late–ones whose colour, fit and general sense of whimsy I just adore and that I won’t part with until they fall apart. This Corey Lynn Calter dress is an oldie but a goodie, bought from a little boutique in Portland a million years…

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    Outfit: Hats Entertainment!

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Anthropologie blouse, shorts and earrings Kaanas shoes Hat from Lincoln Park Zoo With summer weather finally hitting its stride, a sweet pair of shorts and a colourful, print blouse are just the ticket. My love-hate relationship with shorts was somewhat ameliorated by these fun, textured shorts from Anthropologie (particularly because they were on sale!). White shorts are always so tricky, in that they’re often so thin as to be basically translucent, so I particularly appreciated the…

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    Outfit: Lakeside strawberries

    Outfit details: Anthropologie dress (old) Funny Girl Designs flower clip (via Amazon) Kaanas shoes (via Anthropologie) Guess blazer (old) Oh, Hello Friend earrings This weekend, America celebrated its 239th birthday. While I tend to try and avoid 4th of July celebrations (loud sounds make me jumpy, and this holiday is particularly  rife with fire crackers), it was such a nice day that we couldn’t help but take an afternoon walk by the lake, munching on delicious strawberries. Though not American, I thought…

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    Top 5 Home-cooked Meals

    There are a lot of reasons why I love my husband, and his superb culinary abilities are certainly high on that list. I credit him with expanding my gastronomical horizons and inspiring me to try my hand at baking. When we moved to Chicago, I started Gastronomical Wayfaring as a way of keeping track  of and sharing the recipes we’ve tried and enjoyed. In honour of David’s birthday today, I thought I’d consider the Top 5 best home-cooked meals he’s ever made. Click through on the…

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    Outfit: Little Blue Dress

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Modcloth dress ASOS clutch Modcloth earrings Sheinside bracelet Nine West heels (similar) Much has been said about the “little black dress”, purportedly the go-to outfit for a stylish evening out because of its easy and flattering properties. While I don’t disagree with its status as the staple item for all things chic, I feel that summer weather calls for something a little more cheerful. I was immediately struck by this Modcloth dress–its striking colour, cut and detailing make it a viable summer…

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    Outfit: Market Day

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Anthropologie blouse (old) Club Monaco skirt (old) Vince Camuto sunglasses Ted Baker flats Moonlight for Violet earrings Nothing like a gorgeous, hot day to kick off the summer! What better way to spend it than walking around the local Glenwood Sunday Market and the surrounding streets (we picked up a dozen duck eggs, which will make some seriously delicious breakfasts). The area around Morse in Chicago is definitely one of our favourite neighbourhoods nearby, not only because…

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    Outfit: Summer lanes

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Anthropologie blouse (old) Old Navy shorts Kate Spade sneakers (old) Betsey Johnson sunglasses earrings from Presents of Mind (Portland, OR) Shorts can be tricky business–finding the right length, the right cut and, of course, finding a suitable top. I’m always amused when people think that wearing a dress is so “fancy” and “dressed-up”; it takes less work to throw on a dress (it’s all one piece! Very few decisions!). Because I don’t wear shorts very often, I…