Shops are starting to get their Fall pieces in and I can feel my excitement growing as my favorite season approaches! In the meantime, my goal is to milk my very top favorite summer pieces for all their worth. These fringed knicker shorts are in that category - one of my all time favorites, and Simply Stylist was the perfect event to showcase them once more while it's still warm outside. I love how daring and bold they are, yet with such a classic vintage showgirl undertone. I wanted to tone down the top since my lower half was to be so "sassy" so I mixed in some ladylike elements. This upswept hair bouffant was actually the result of a very humid day, knowing that my curls wouldn't hold, and it only took me about 5 minutes!
Now about the event... what an incredibly inspiring panel of speakers and such an exciting lineup of activities at the stylish Dana Hotel & Spa (what a view!). I especially enjoyed hearing Wendy of Wendy's Lookbook speak. I've always loved her extra glamorous touch to her outfits, and her story of humble beginnings is so inspiring. She was nearly homeless for a while as she went from foster home to foster home, carrying all of her belongings in a trash bag. She worked 3 jobs to be able to pay her own way through her education. I really respect people who are "self-made" and fought through real life challenges to follow their passions.
From a stunning vip brunch, to a panel of inspiring speakers, to shopping and break-out sessions... the entire day was just a blast. I loved catching up with my Chicago glamour ladies: Janet of Fashionaholic, Jennifer of Red Soles and Red Wine, and Monika of Chicago in Stilettos as you'll see in the photos... we had a blast!
And a couple extra from the official Simply Stylist Photographer:
Shoes :: Sole Society
Tights :: Similar
Bag :: c/o Designs By Tuesdai
Knickers :: Wheels & Dollbaby
Top :: Similar