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#OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

When In The Windy City

An easy dress for traversing the streets of Chicago
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Recently, I made a trip home to Chicago for my bestie’s wedding.  I couldn’t wait to be back walking those windy streets, especially since the temps had begun to drop and snow was on the verge of falling.  I love that in-between; you can almost smell the first snow before it hits.

The problem though, for me is always what to pack? I mean I’m a terrible packer in the best circumstance. But add in bridesmaid dresses, hot to cold temps, and outfits that would have to be comfortable, and warm enough, to walk around plus fabulous enough for wherever the wind may blow me. Enter my go-to combo: long dress, high boots, and a hat.  Warm, comfortable, and almost always a “no fail.”

I love this W by Worth dress for a few different reasons.  First, it’s extremely comfortable.  Second, it’s extremely light which makes it the perfect outfit to take when traveling.  It doesn’t take up too much room, or weight, in my suitcase plus it’s easy to steam if it wrinkles during the journey.

And third, it’s extremely versatile.  Technically it’s an “off the shoulder” dress, and looks completely the part accessorized with heels and something shiny.  But here because I was going for a bit more relaxed look I wore the dress on the shoulders rather than off and paired it with my over the knee boots and favorite Rag & Bone hat. This allowed me to walk around Chicago comfortably during the day, but felt ready for drinks with friends later that evening.

All in all, it was the perfect outfit for what turned out to be the perfect week in Chicago.  Tell me, do you have a go-to outfit when traveling?  Truly, MKR

 


 

Location, The Waldorf Astoria Chicago | Photography, Luke Schneider

Seeing Stars

A Versatile Wide Leg Jumpsuit that Transcends Seasons
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Star jumpsuit with leather jacket outfit on waitingonmartha.com

Well, I found another winning piece at J.Crew—shocker, I know—with this wide leg jumpsuit in a fun star print!  I like to think of it as an updated take on your standard polka dot…but way better.  

And not only is this jumpsuit on sale right now, it’s extremely versatile during this transition time of year.  I’ve already paired this easy wide leg jumpsuit with a silk robe because the luxury pajama trend is real and I’m all about it. I’ll definitely be pairing it with my favorite navy leather jacket as seen here, and I’m already dreaming of wrapping a cashmere sweater over it for a dinner date. Because let’s be honest, it’s still hot as all get out in Atlanta and I’m impatiently waiting for it to be sweater weather with each and every day. 

But back to the jumpsuit; I didn’t realize how much I would love the cropped hemline.  It’s extremely comfortable and carefree to wear throughout the entire day, in breathable viscose fabric and a flattering silhouette.  And it looks SO great with heels or sandals, in addition to my favorite pair of suede Manolos.  And if you were wondering, or if I haven’t mentioned it yet, yes Manolos are worth the splurge.  They are hands down my favorite high end heel for both quality and comfort.

For the accessories, I kept it pretty standard with my gold stack of bracelets from the shoppe, one of my go-to pairs of sunnies, and a killer pop of red with this new ZAC Zac Posen bag. I mean can you even handle the pearl and flower strap?!  In interiors, I always mention how important a pop of red is in the overall design.  And I think it rings true for outfits too; it adds the interest an outfit so greatly deserves! Plus red bags seem to be back in a big way! Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

The Golden Hour

Cusp Celebrates Chic Week with 25% Off the Entire Collection of Amazing Designers
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When I’m on the hunt for a great look for an upcoming event, or when I’m looking for a little #ootd inspiration, I usually always find myself at Neiman’s.  And nine times out of ten, when I venture into the Cusp section,  I find whatever I’m looking for…along with unique pieces I never even KNEW I needed.  Think Vince cashmere sweaters, Self-Portrait dresses, Tibi wardrobe staples and more.  I mean, it’s dangerous.

I of course had a recent fall-in-love-and-try-on-everything experience when the team invited me to play dress up in celebration of its Chic Week this week, when the entire Cusp collection is 25% off.  I almost couldn’t believe it either; this sale includes SO many great deals on amazing, high-end labels, and the pieces are going to sell FAST. 

While I had a blast trying on pieces from some of my favorite designers, I must admit that I was absolutely smitten with the entire See by Chloe line.  I’m not kidding you when I say that I could have bought the entire line right then and there.  The collection is b-e-a-utiful.  Just take a look for yourself at this blouse, this top and this top

I settled on this girly, fluttery shirt dress since I’ve always been a big fan of a good shirt dress, and the details on this one are just incredible.  The feathery, frayed fil coupe, the mandarin collar, its arched hem and of course the fun print just screamed my name.  I can’t wait to dress this piece up and down, too.  And when the temperatures drop, I’ll layer this See by Chloe dress with a beautiful silk button down blouse

And do you remember these gorgeous boots?  I snagged these Stuart Weitzman over the knee suede boots last year, and I’m still madly in love and very pleased with the investment.  The unique color combination is no longer available, but there is an amazing pair of bordeaux velvet ones that are just as good.  In my opinion, SW boots are ALWAYS worth the splurge.  Whenever you can find them on sale, buy them in every color…ha!  They’re comfortable beyond belief, and the over the knee style is incredibly slimming AND flattering.  Truly, MKR

  

Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha | This post is in collaboration with Cusp at Neiman Marcus, a brand we love and adore.  All opinions are 100% our own. 

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