Posted on March 10, 2017
St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is always an event: you see the river dyed green, you eat lots of corned beef and cabbage, drink green beer, and bar hop all around the city. One of my favorite things about St. Patty’s Day is the people watching! Oh are the outfits fun. I wanted to share a ‘street chic’ St. Patrick’s Day outfit I’ll be sporting on Saturday (as Patty’s day happens early this year) as I brunch with friends, see the green river, and hop around Chicago to a few bars and friend’s apartments. I love the slight poof to my top as I have been noticing that as an up and coming style. I decided to jazz up my outfit a little more with an added neck scarf. Thank you Anthropologie for the cute outfit! What greenery will you be sporting?! Below are a few of my top Chicago go-tos for Patty’s Day festivities too.
*Don’t forget to download the app Tally (a bar tab on your phone without the hassle of using a credit card at busy hot spots!) and receive 20% off your tab at participating Chicago bars on St. Patty’s Day!
All my luck,
Photography by Brittany Benson.
Posted on March 1, 2017
This past Friday evening, hundreds of Chicagoans came together to generate awareness about breast cancer and celebrate with the brave survivors through Chicago based charity Tickled Pink. For those of you who don’t know, Tickled Pink is an annual fundraising event that has partnered with Bright Pink since 2013 Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on prevention and early detection for breast cancer in women.
One of the many issues with detecting breast cancer at an early enough to stage to be able to aggressively treat it is that women are not often educated on how to self-check and what signs to look for in their body. Tickled Pink helps to educate women on what to look for and supports survivors. If you want to check out an easy to digest symptom and sign article, check this out.
From dancing to the live band (who rocked!) the event was nothing short of dazzling. Tables were lined with amazing little bites from Chicago’s hottest restaurants- not to mention the donuts from Stan’s. The event location, Morgan Manufacturing, is such a beautiful space in Chicago, and the best part was it never felt too crowded or spacious – it was just right.
We really enjoyed being able to attend such a beautiful event and support a great cause. See below for more fun photos from the event and the looks we went with!
Al + Lex
Dress: Missoni (Similar: here)
Posted on October 17, 2014
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Mother of Pearl dinner at Taste Talks Chicago. Oysters and sparkling wine were the perfect way to celebrate the start of the weekend, and we enjoyed Island Creek Oysters and a wine pairing cocktail hour followed by a delectable multi-course sit down dinner with wine pairings at Kinmont. The organizers of Taste Talks could not have done a more phenomenal job, and I am already looking forward to next year. Seven different chefs from an assortment of restaurants throughout Chicago each prepared a dish. One was better than the next, and I left that night feeling very satisfied.
Green Tie Ball is one of the most celebrated charity events in Chicago all year. This year, the theme was “Great Gatsby,” and party goers embraced the theme with three piece suits and flapper dresses galore. Hosted by nonprofit organization Chicago Gateway Green, all of the funds went towards beautifying our city. Over 55 Chefs from participating restaurants including Fig & Olive, Gibsons, Nightwood, Sophie’s, and Yum Cha fed the hungry crowd. I would highly recommend attending next year.