Living a few blocks away from a legit, honest-to-god beach is totally surreal. I've been landlocked my entire life and I can't wait for the weather to get hot so I can spend more time here!
Patterned athletic-style shorts were on my shopping list for this summer and I found the perfect pair at Akira, which I had never heard of before seeing them everywhere here! It seems like the Chicago version of Bloomington native Pitaya-- fast fashion that reflects the style of that location.
(top: American Eagle)(shorts: Akira)(bracelets wrist up: Topshop, J. Crew, self-made, J. Crew)
About my summer shopping list-- since I'm constantly surrounded by my favorite stores here in Chicago, I've made a list of trends that I want to cover while I'm here. That way, when I'm inevitably walking around stores, I don't just buy anything that I like-- I keep an eye out for the PERFECT item to cross off my list. It's better for my budget but also more fun, like a scavenger hunt! Maybe I'll post my list eventually.
Until then-- what are some of your must-haves for this summer??