Chambray in the City

July 7, 2016

Chambray Dress | Rocksbox Jewelry

Dress: Mint Julep via A Secret Closet (sold out: similar) | Shoes: Shein (sold out: similar) | Necklace and Earrings: Rocksbox (get one month free using code asentimentaladventurexoxo) | Sunglasses: JCrew

I hope everyone in the States had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! We enjoyed the company of family over a BBQ at my sister’s in-laws.  While humid, the weather was still pretty decent this weekend! So we took advantage of that and played some outdoor games like bags and badminton.

We took these photos on Sunday night when we made a trip out to Wicker Park to get dinner at The Southern.  Randomly a few months ago, Groupon informed me that I could get any Groupon up to $40, so of course we jumped on the offer. The deal for The Southern was an appetizer to share and an entrée for each of us. We shared some Mac and Cheese, which is absolutely fantastic.  For dinner Dan had the jambalaya and I had a pork roulade. We were both very happy with our choices and left contentedly full.

Our favorite aspect about the restaurant is their gorgeous patio. It should definitely be taken advantage of on beautiful summer nights in the city. It is not right at the street so you aren’t constantly hearing cars zooming by, since it is on a somewhat busy road. They also have lights strung throughout the patio, which gives it such a beautiful glow. We definitely enjoyed sipping our cocktails while waiting for food.

So I’ve been on the lookout for a great chambray dress and I finally found it at the most unassuming location! In Lincoln Square there is a small store called A Secret Closet, which I had thought was all second-hand, but they also sell new items. Like most thrift stores, the tags have different colors on them and the color refers to a certain discounts on the item. This chambray dress was a new dress that I still got at 10% off the original price! The owner does a great job at stocking beautiful new dresses as well as second-hand and vintage items. I could have spent hours in that store perusing the clothes and trying everything on. Not only is it a chambray dress, perfect for the summer, but it has dandelion decals on the top, which is what completely sold me on it.

As for my jewelry, these items where in my most recent and very impressive Rocksbox set. It costs $20 a month to be sent three pieces of jewelry that you can wear as much as you like for as long as you like. When you send back the items you will be sent another box with another set of three items. For more details on how Rocksbox works, check out my post here. I was so excited when I saw this bow necklace in my set. I’m in love with it and wish I never had to take it off! You can choose to purchase an item in your set and I believe that I will be keeping this necklace!

Don’t forget to get one month free at Rocksbox using the code: asentimentaladventurexoxo

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  • Christina,

    Glad you had a good 4th with the fam bam!!

    I am LOVING your dress. The print is so darling!! And how nice to stumble across a shop that you really like.

    The Southern sounds awesome! I clicked the link to the restaurant site and the atmosphere looks cool, too! I’ll have to keep that in mind if I need food next time I’m in the Wicker Park area!!

    How’s your summer? We gotta get together soon! Believe it or not, but I am hunkered down and about to generate a response to our blogger collaborative endeavor! Ha!! FINALLY. Took me a month. So many other distractions and planning in other areas of my life… The end of this week is a prioritization to my blogging goals.

    Hope you and Dan make it out to visit me and David sometime this summer!! I know we’re free next weekend!


    Amber
    All the Cute 🎀
    Today’s Post: Coffee with Chicago Novelist Renee Rosen

  • That dress is adorable and looks awesome on you! The Southern sounds so good! I’ll have to remember it the next time I make it into the city!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • AngeliePangilinan

    I love your shoes! I actually have a similar pair in white! 🙂

    Angelie // Avon Illuminating Face Pearls Review

  • I love Groupon! Sometimes it’s hit or miss, but once in a while a great local deal is on there. That’s great that you got a deal on the dress too! The dandelion pattern is adorable.

    Jamie
    http://www.sweetteasalvage.com

  • Adorable outfit, so lovely with the shoes too! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  • Hayley Solano

    I just love your outfit! Especially your necklace – a hint of sparkle is always so pretty! I hope you’re having a lovely summer 🙂 | http://www.hayleysolano.com

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