Have you ever seen a piece clothing that reminded you of a place you’ve never been? I know I sound crazy, but bear with me. From the first time I saw this Lovers & Friends dress, I couldn’t get it out of my head. It immediately reminded me of that European vacation… that I haven’t been on yet ? Something about the print makes think of Italy or Greece, or somewhere Mediterranean and dreamy. So, naturally when I saw this number on sale, I had to snag it. A little reminder in my closet to get my booty to Italy already!
Back in my early 20s, European vacations were way out of my very poor budget. And now, as I enter into 30s, I’ve had a ton of other travel to manage! I mean, in 2017 alone I’ve been to New York, Connecticut, Arizona, Mexico, Memphis, and Denver. Between now and the end of the year, I’m also heading to Kansas City, Grand Rapids, San Diego, and 4 cities in Texas. Some of those are press trips/vacations, but a lot were for weddings… so I’m crossing fingers that NO ONE gets married next summer! I’d say just kidding but I’m not really ?? If there’s any way I can make a trip abroad actually happen next summer, I think I would be the happiest girl in. the. world.
To be honest, as I was writing this post, it turned into a whole Travel Bucket List… and then I realized I’d rather feature travel photos when I share all of that! So, stay tuned because I’m DYING to know if we have the same lists! (It should be up next week) But for now, let’s just say I’m trying to narrow down which Italian cities I want to hit on my first trip out there. Right now I’m thinking Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome and Positano/Amalfi Coast.
I’m swooning just thinking about it, guys.
But back to Chicago – I’ll be wearing this dress as much as I can until summer comes to a close. I’m especially obsessed with it when paired with the pink tassel earrings that my friend Kate got me. I can’t find the exact pair online, but I found similar versions here and here. Blue + pink is always a winning combo in my book!
Do you have any clothes that remind you of travel destinations?!
Or am I totally weird? (You can tell me I’m weird ?)