After weeks and weeks of terribly cold weather, Chicago finally had a little relief this weekend. I woke up on Saturday morning to the warmest temperature so far this year, and instead of dreading my weekly shoot, I couldn’t wait to be outside in the sunshine.
It was truly a joy to take these pictures. The sun was so warm that I didn’t mind slipping off my wool coat and frolicking through the gardens of a nearby mansion. It was such a different feeling from the last time I wore this dress, which was at my company’s holiday party at the beginning of December. Back then, I had to wear thick tights and carry around an emergency cardigan, but this time, I think would have even been perfectly happy going barefoot!
I do want to point out that this is one of those outfits that I wore specifically for a shoot. A lot of the time, the clothes I wear to a shoot are ones that I’ll be wearing for the rest of the day. There are a few reasons I do that, chief among them being my horrible laziness, but with the weather behaving the way it was this weekend, I just had to put on something that captured that springtime feeling.
I ended up wearing two other outfits that day, actually! Normally, I pick out something in the morning and wear it all day long, but Saturday was full of events that called for lots of costume changes. Shortly after taking these pictures, I buttoned myself into one of my favorite Emily & Fin dresses for my aunt’s birthday party, and later in the evening, I put on a little hot pink number to go dancing with my boyfriend. The sole constant was my hairstyle. In fact, the curls held up so well the next day that I was able to do a little Brigitte Bardot ‘do! Maybe I’ll do a tutorial on that soon.
What about you–do you often change your clothes throughout the day, or do you wear one outfit from day to night?
Dress: old, Delia’s
Booties: old, Seychelles
Bracelet: ModCloth (This bracelet is perfect for ladies with smaller wrists, like me. FINALLY, something that won’t slip right off my hand!)