“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision” – Salvador Dalí. I often envision where I want to be in life. A year, 5 years, 10 years down the road. Would I be heralding the start of a journey so invigorating and divine that decades later, when I flip through the pages of my “life book”, that I would be proud of a path well taken, a destination well achieved?
As someone that often shuttles between the monochromatic colors of black and white, it’s easy to resort to a workhorse outfit. A classic LBD, white T and distressed denims, or simply black jumpsuits with hints of gold or silver for individual flair. In my closet that much-touted classic is a black top with sheer, cutout details like this one by Never So Modern.
One of the sentiments I resonate well with spring is warmth. The late afternoons basking in the sun’s glow, taking in ample doses of vitamin D while melting those residual remnants of winter. Word on the weather forecast street is that we will be embracing much warmer days (finally) in lieu of the polar vortex aftermath we’ve battled the past 3 months. And word on the FASHION street is that the hot trend for summer is…hold your horses…the magnificent bell sleeve dress and top! Worn singularly as a sheath or paired with denim flares, the trend has been taking front row seat in the street style department due to its avant-garde cut that’s both fashion-forward and classy!
Since Winter came into full swing a few months ago, we’ve had our fair share of sleet, snow and flurry flakes in the Windy City. Granted we were blessed with a much milder winter this year, it was still below freezing when we stepped out in our snow-proof boots. So when the weather god decided to embrace us with a 60+ degree weekend (with the sun’s generous radiance and glow), I took advantage of the fleeting warmth to shoot a pre-Spring ensemble in the heart of Lincoln Park.
“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” ― Flavia Weedn