Into The Blue

August, already?! Time flies when you’re doing all the things having fun! My first full summer in Chicago has been one for the record books – in the best way possible, of course. blue lace dress

I went for a long run along the lakefront on Sunday (better late than never, right?) and let my mind wander to all of the people and experiences that have made life so great as of late – one of those feel good mornings, for sure.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend Shedd Blu at Shedd Aquarium and it far exceeded my (already high) expectations! If you’re unfamiliar with the event, Shedd Blu is meant to raise money for Shedd Aquarium’s rescue, conservation, and education initiatives. Not to mention it’s an amazing party and the perfect excuse to get dolled up.

Kit, Sarah, Ashlee, Jennifer, Megan and I had the best time eating, drinking, and dancing the night away! Oh, and I finally got to ride on top of one of those double-decker tour buses on the way to the after party in River North (#itsthelittlethings). deep back dress

I wore a blue lace dress I picked up from Anthropologie and my go-to nude heels (from Banana Republic last season, but this season’s are nearly identical). You know those pieces in your closet that make you feel like a million bucks? This dress. I only wish it came in more colors! wedding guest dresswedding guest dressesChicago skyline

My girlfriend Erin gets in tomorrow night for Lollapalooza so I’m hunkering down these next two days to get as much work done as I possibly can (hence why I’m keeping it short and sweet today).

I hope your Tuesday is great, friends!


Blue lace dress // Nude heels (last season, but this season’s style is super similar!) // Monica Vinader bracelet c/o // Maya Brenner Necklace // Kate Spade Wristlet


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  1. Cait

    How much did you love BLU?! It was always one of my favorite events of the summer and I had serious FOMO seeing you guys all there!

    1. Jess Post author

      It was the BEST time! I can’t wait to go back next year. I can imagine! You should venture back and make a weekend out of it next time. 😉

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  3. Sheena

    I definitely saw your Instagram stories for this event and fell in LOVE with your dress! The color and fit are beautiful! So glad you’re enjoying your first summer in Chicago (it’s hard not to love every minute, right?!).

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