Maxi Dress


I last wore this graffiti maxi dress in Hawaii. Truth be told, I have problem with buying too many dresses, and sadly they never get enough wear. However, this has been one of my best impulse buys to date.

This weekend we’re heading out for a couple trips and while the destinations aren’t as tropical as this one, I’m reminded of the many reasons we love to travel, and most importantly the many friends we’ve been able to make long the way. As you know, we’ve moved around a lot, and we are so lucky to have friends all over the world. In fact, it seems that wherever we travel, there’s always the chance to reconnect, and we love this part of our trips!

I always say the best way to organize a trip is as follows…

  1. Explore, Get Messy, Adventure

  2. Visit Friends, Eat Well, Shop, Get Local

  3. Recover, Unwind, & Relax before heading back home

I’d say 90% of our trips follow this recipe whether we travel alone or with friends. So next you get away for a trip, try it out, and let me know what you think! As for this dress, unfortunately it’s old and no longer available, but I’ve linked my favorite similar styles below.

As always, be sure to follow in stories! These next two destinations will include lots of friends and lots of outdoors– turns out you can take a girl out of Alaska, but you can’t take Alaska out of the girl ;)

Tribal Town

Jacket | Dress - see similar | Shoes (sold out) - similar | Bag | Bracelets | Necklace | Lipstick | Aviators

Last Wednesday was Cheeky Chicago's Real People of Style Show. This is one of my favorite events because it highlights Chicago's most stylish everyday men & women– not celebrities, not models, but your friends! It's the best concept & the evening was full of celebrating in cheeky style, including moscow mules & a video app to document the fun in fast-mo (hard to explain, but here's our example).

Since this year's show was held at Chop Shop in Wicker Park, it was only natural to end the evening at Big Star with friends. If you're not a Chicagoan, this is our hottest taco joint where the margaritas run on tap– literally.

Needless to say, it was a great Wednesday night, and this little tribal maxi was up for the adventure!

To view more from Cheeky's 5th Annual Real People of Style event, click here.