Dressing For Spring In Chicago

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody, dressing for spring in chicago

pink ASOS skater trench, also love this and this || striped dress {not shown} || Original Hunter adjustable back boots || similar plaid scarves herehereherehere and here || Rebecca Minkoff ‘Love’ crossbody || zeroUV sunglasses

photos by Ashley of Sed Bona

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody, dressing for spring in chicago

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody, dressing for spring in chicago

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody, dressing for spring in chicago

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody, dressing for spring in chicago

plaid scarf, dressing for spring in chicago

navy adjustable original hunter boots

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody, dressing for spring in chicago

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody, dressing for spring in chicago

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody, dressing for spring in chicago

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody, dressing for spring in chicago

plaid scarf, dressing for spring in chicago

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody, dressing for spring in chicago

asos pink skater trench with pleates, navy hunter rain boots, plaid scarf, pink rebecca minoff love crossbody, dressing for spring in chicago

Chicago weather isn’t exactly predictable, but this spring has got to take the cake. I hate to sound like a 90 year-old lamenting about the weather, but shit is crazy! Saturday varied between clouds, wind, snow, sun, hail and rain. Things were changing on a dime and with a baby shower to get ready for I had no clue what season to dress for or where to even begin! And in no time flat my closet was emptied out onto my bed!

Luckily I had a basic and trusty striped dress with sleeves that fit the bill nicely. I wasn’t sure how dressy the party would be and a simple shift does the trick every time. Adding accessories like pearls, bush heels and a great pink crossbody polished off the look perfectly. But with the weather swinging all over every seasonable extreme possible, I needed to be practical. Thankfully, I always travel with my Hunter boots, so I knew I’d be covered on my drive to the northern burbs.

But what I was most excited to throw on with this outfit, was this beautiful pink skater trench from ASOS. Sadly, mine is almost completely sold out, but I was able to find 2 nearly identical versions, that I’ve linked above and below. I may even like the Laundry by Shelli Segal version more than mine and it also comes in a gorgeous serenity blue shade! It also has the back pleating detail which is such a feminine touch to a fairly utilitarian piece. The perfect spring jacket.

I’ve discussed how a trench is a classic piece that any wardrobe is incomplete without, especially in Chicago, but I’ve never been able to find just the right trench for me! Until I stumbled across this pink skater trench. I love the skirted detail, its such a fun silhouette and keeps me from feeling to frumpy! Heidi 1, spring weather, 0.

I also wanted to thank you all for your kind words on Friday’s post. After a rough few days my daughter is finally on the mend! Its so very hard to see your child in pain and completely vulnerable. She continues to amaze me daily and I continue to learn from her every day.