Road trip / Style / Tips n Tricks / Travel

The Great American Roadtrip Day One: Chicago

The Great American Roadtrip has begun! We’ve just made it to our first stop, Chicago, IL.

Enter rush hour:

Currently over staying my welcome an open-air kitchen called Brett’s across from the Vale Gallery.

One thing that I love about this city is its true Midwestern roots. Here I feel comfortable tacking on my yes pleases and thank you very muches. Even the over-worked late-for-a-meeting power mom juggling the blackberry/iphone/ipad trifecta will always add a “please” after commanding soy in her latte (as just witnessed at Brett’s).

Even though it’s often overlooked, street style is alive and well in Chicago and the people know it. It may be more laid back than Milan or London, lots more business ladies in nice flats, professional guys loving the Naturalizer trend, but folks still look sharp in their way.

I’m always slightly baffled on the subject of the maxi dress. On a short frame, they drown me! Thus, I’ve sequestered these beautes to seaside vacays and cruiseliners. Thanks to the working women of Chicago, however, my mind has changed.

I saw hundreds of combinations of chic AND work-appropriate maxi dresses that beat the summer heat while remaining professional. I was so inspired, I had to make a Polyvore styleboard. Check it out below!

Next stop: Omaha, NE
ttyl,
Maria Nichole
MaxiRad

 


Snap dress / Alice + Olivia scoop neck dress, $195 / ASOS pointy toe flat / American Apparel kitten heel pumps / Hermes tote / Club Monaco clutch handbag / Rebecca Minkoff handbag / Mawi gem jewelry, $215 / Casio yellow gold jewelry, $61 / Tom Binns necklace, $1,475 / Mawi white pearl jewelry / Illesteva tortoise sunglasses, $255 / American Apparel round frame sunglasses / Club Monaco reversible belt
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