Elephants on Rush

Lilly Pulitzer Elsa Tusk in Sun-48

J.Crew Pink Coat (And oh my goodness. This hot pink spring coat? And this blush blazer?) / Sole Society Pumps c/o (Also love this option) / Paige JeansLouis Vuitton Neverfull in a size “MM” (Also available here) / Lilly Pulitzer Top (Mine is sold out, but here’s the current Elsa collection!) / Kate Spade Sunglasses (Old, but I LOVE these!)

I love how I spoke about not wanting to “be preppy” anymore in my 2016 goals post, yet here I am wearing a navy elephant-print top, hot pink coat and navy bow pumps. Okay, Kelly. Probably should’ve worded that a little differently. I still love classic styles. I just want to start incorporating other, less omg-crazy-preppy styles into my blog posts, too. ;)

LIKE EVERYTHING FROM MADEWELL. These photos were snapped outside the Madewell store yesterday after the amazing Ann Taylor Spring/Summer Preview brunch I attended with Nicole, Shaheen and Blair at Le Colonial on Rush (more on that soon!)… and we couldn’t help but pop in to shop. I mean, these flats?! Adore.

Side note: these tortoise beauties from Ann Taylor are soon joining my closet. Holy cuteness. Shop my other faves from AT above!

In other news, I’ve had a busy week with lots of events downtown, so I’m really excited about having another low-key, relaxing weekend. My in-laws are coming to visit and help us with some big design decisions for the master bedroom and bathroom (the second phase of construction starts in the next two weeks!), and I’m hoping to do a lot of wandering around the neighborhood because, drumroll please… it’s WARM(ish) in Chicago!

Yesterday still required a coat, but not a puffer. (I even wore an Elsa top! Haven’t broken one out in months.) And today and tomorrow, temps are supposed to be in the 50s. I can’t even tell you how happy I am. February is my least favorite month of the year as it’s typically dark and freezing, but this little reprieve is a reminder that warmer days are kind of around the corner. Everyone says that Chicago packs 12 months of fun into six months (on account of the cold weather), and it’s so true. I can’t wait for outdoor brunches, events and street fairs!

Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?!

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Shop the Post:

J.Crew Pink Coat (And oh my goodness. This hot pink spring coat? And this blush blazer?) / Sole Society Pumps c/o (Also love this option) / Paige JeansLouis Vuitton Neverfull in a size “MM” (Also available here) / Lilly Pulitzer Top (Mine is sold out, but here’s the current Elsa collection!) / Kate Spade Sunglasses (Old, but I LOVE these!)

  • That elephant print blouse is beautiful! I can totally see why you couldn’t help but go the preppy route again. It’s stunning and a piece I’m sure you will get lots of wear out of.

  • I am loving your hair! It looks gorgeous. =)

  • I am loving your hair! It looks gorgeous. =)

  • I love that print and pink coat together – you look gorgeous! Don’t hate me, but it’s supposed to be 70 here in Kansas City today and I’m already counting down the hours until Happy Hour ;) Have a great weekend!

    26 and Not Counting

  • I love that print and pink coat together – you look gorgeous! Don’t hate me, but it’s supposed to be 70 here in Kansas City today and I’m already counting down the hours until Happy Hour ;) Have a great weekend!

    26 and Not Counting

  • That coat is perfect for this dreary time of year! I am thinking maybe I should add a statement coat into my wardrobe lineup too :)
    Also- amen to February being almost over!
    -Maggie http://www.thatgirlmags.com

  • That coat is perfect for this dreary time of year! I am thinking maybe I should add a statement coat into my wardrobe lineup too :)
    Also- amen to February being almost over!
    -Maggie http://www.thatgirlmags.com

  • That coat is perfect! Bright colors in dreary weather are the best!

  • MAJOR coat envy! And lol, can’t you still infuse prep in your look without getting too extreme about banishing it forever and ever? ;)

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

  • You look beautiful and I had so much fun with you yesterday! Pink coat twins now :)

  • Elana Lyn Gross

    I absolutely love your coat! Your hair looks so beautiful too! http://www.elanalyn.com

  • Darling welcome to the darkside that is Madewell. My whole office is in Madewell :) And funnily enough, I just tried those flats on last weekend and bought a very similar pair from JCrew Factory!

  • Alyson

    Your outfit is absolutely perfect! I get what you mean by “calming down the preppy,” sometimes my blog posts are just covered in all things preppy too, whoops, haha.
    XO Alyson | http://www.mylifeasalyson.blogspot.com

  • This Elsa is so cute and I love how you paired it with hot pink!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

  • That elephant print is so freaking adorable! Don’t worry, we’re supposed to hit 50 again this weekend too :)

    Kristina does the Internets