Spring Time Sippin’ in Chicago

Spring time is HERE and you know what that means?! Floral everything, flow-y tops and rooftop season is upon us! When it hits even 60 degrees in Chicago, it’s sandal season with no jackets sipping on Moscow mules. For tourists or locals alike, I always love going to Cindy’s Rooftop on top of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. It is half indoor and outdoor with stellar views of Millennium Park and the Lake. When the Cubs won, my gal pal Kati and I swung up to see the exciting chaos from above. It was a day to remember to say the least. When I stop by for an early evening cocktail or at night to see the city lights, I tend to wear a leather jacket in case I get cold, with boots, a long black tank top and ripped jeans. Trust me, the moment it it is warm for a consecutive 3 days in a row, I will be sporting my bright floral attire. Until then, leaning towards darker hues but gradually moving into spring!

In case you were trying to plan for the first warm day way in advance like myself, here are a few of my favorite rooftops in Chicago!

Any other rooftops or neighborhoods you would like to know about? Comment below and ask away! Love recommending my favorite places!

 

XO.

Lex

Cindy's Grey Garden Cindy's Rooftop Cindy's RooftopCindy's Rooftop
Cindy's Rooftop
Cindy's Rooftop

Jacket: Helmut Lang (similar here and here!) // Boots: Aldo

Drink: the Grey Garden @ Cindy’s

MensWear 2.0

August 31st 2013

I remember the days when men thought having a sense of style was throwing on a Ralph Lauren polo, khaki shorts, and calling it a day.

Thankfully, this is not the case anymore. In the current day and age, we have men swearing by their favorite brands just as often as we have women with their cult favorites. Men are now layering their looks, and tossing on chains and accessories the way we slide on a wrist full of bracelets.

My personal favorite look that has evolved to be edgy yet refined, is mens streetwear. While the preppy, collar popping boy will always be a classic look that we’ll all love, it’s fun to see guys dressed in a new way.

Although I am a girl, I do take style inspiration from many men style stars. For example: Gerald Gillum [G-Eazy,] Baauer [I see you in those Free Flyknits boy,] Grady Brannan, Frankie de Guzman [StyleThroughMyEyes,] Derek Blasberg…and the list goes on and on.