Pre-Fall in Chicago


Last weekend, I made a trip up to Chicago to get my hair colored and meet up with my family. Purdue is around 2 hours south of Chicago, so the drive isn't that bad (plus, the time change makes a nice difference). Driving up to Chicago to get my hair done may seem a little much, but the girl I go to is just too good! I see HairbyCM and to me, she does the best blonde in the city! Her pricing isn't that bad either, which makes up for the commute.

Peep my fresh beige-blonde thanks to the wonderful  HairbyCm .

Peep my fresh beige-blonde thanks to the wonderful HairbyCm.

The weather tends to be a little chillier in Chicago due to the breeze from the lake. I was so excited for the cooler weather since I got to break out my new BlankNYC moto jacket that I picked up during the NSale. Don't worry, Nordstrom still has some in stock! Here it is, but in a different color.


If you follow me on my Instagram, you would know that I have been loving mules as a transition piece into fall. These mules from Nordstrom paired so well withmy BlankNYC moto jacket. Not only that, but they're so easy to pop onto any summer-ish outfit! If the weather got a little warmer, I could have easily taken my jacket off and traded out my mules for some sandals.

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After we explored a little bit, we decided to grab some pasta at Eatily in Chicago. I can always go for Eatily, the food is amazing and the grocery items are even better. Cheers to 21!


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Thanks for reading & following.

XO. Natalie.