We basically skipped fall in Chicago this year and I’m still grieving and mourning that loss. It’s crazy because we skipped right from 80º weather what feels like just a week ago to the 40’s this week.

So in memorandum of the fall we never got, here is an outfit I shot recently when it was warmer and fall was still a possibility.

Photo credit: Hallie Duesenberg

This look features some really great pieces. Honestly, I’m in love with all of them!

I think the first thing people probably notice about this look are the pants. I purchased them from Zara after seeing them on someone else on Instastory. As soon as I saw them, I opened up the Zara app on my phone and ordered them. Once they arrived, I had my tailor take the waist in a bit more and now they fit like a dream.

The top I purchased at AKIRA here in Chicago. Tube tops are a pain point for me for 2 reasons. Being small busted, there’s often not enough “up top” to hold a tube top up. So it has to fit really snug or else I spend all day pulling it up and that just annoys me to no end! The second reason I struggle with tube tops is because I sometimes feel self-conscious with so much of my chest bare. I start wondering if I look “too thin” and have to fight the urge to cover up. But for some reason, I didn’t feel that way in this top. I felt like it was just the right amount of skin. It also fit tight enough that it stayed put.

This bag! Can we talk about this bag?!

It was a gift from the wonderful team over at Coach as part of the launch of the new Selena Gomez collection. When it arrived, I took it out of the box and literally gasped. It’s that beautiful! You guys know I’m not much of a handbag girl. But with as gorgeous as this bag is, I’m definitely going to try to become one!

What I’m Wearing:

Top: AKIRA | Pants: Zara sold out | Shoes: c/o Shoedazzle | Eyewear: NA-KD | Bag: c/o Coach | Choker: Aldo