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Britt Ryan Peplum Lace Top (c/o) / Lilly Pulitzer Cardigan / Joyiia Initial Necklace and Elephant Bracelet (c/o — A portion of Joyiia’s proceeds goes to Safe Passage!) / J.Crew Factory Pants / Lilly Pulitzer Bow Belt (Old, similar here) / Kate Spade Glitter Bow Pumps (Old, similar here and here), Bow Clutch (Old, newer style here), and Bow Watch (Old, newer style here) / Fornash Elephant Bangle (c/o)

Yes, I realize my hair is in my face. BUT CHICAGO IS SO RIDICULOUSLY COLD AND WINDY. Or it was, at least. The “Arctic Blast” is over! (It’s a glorious 55 degrees outside right now!) These photos were taken on Blair‘s roof in 19-degree weather, though.

Oh my goodness.

I’m all about doing whatever it takes to get the shot, but never again, haha. You should have seen us! We were quite the sight. Lots of shrieking, jumping and laughing. I think it took me a good 15 minutes to warm up. Needless to say, we’re already brainstorming indoor locations for winter shoots. Brrr!

Anyway, I wore this little number to dinner last week with my friend Maya. We both live around the corner from a cute pub/restaurant (and each other!), so it was the best ever to be able to actually get out of our apartments and beat the “cabin fever” without spending more than five minutes in the freezing cold. I foresee a lot of winter nights spent at that restaurant, Maya! Hope that’s okay with you! ;)

(Photos by Jess and Blair)

Oh, and can you count the bows? Five. #issues

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