This summer has been quite a whirlwind. With moving back to New York, being very busy at my full-time job, visiting home frequently for my sister’s wedding festivities, and well…life in general, as we all know can be busy. I was able to get in a trip to the beach with a friend and enjoy the simple pleasures of summer, such as longer days, enjoying refreshing fruit for the perfect snack after being in the sun all day, and everything else that comes with the season. The fall season is very fast approaching and with the chill in the air, pumpkin and cinnamon fall treats and drinks, there is something so warming, friendly, and cozy about the season. When it comes to fashion, it is the same feeling. As we wrap up in our cashmere capes sipping our hot tea in the beautiful fall weather with that slight chill, how could it not make us happy? Tis the simple pleasures in life. This outfit is the perfect for the upcoming season. It is not chilly enough during the day to layer up in a sweater, so a nice navy and detailed silk blouse paired with a dark sand colored and pleated skirt does just the trick. The photo I took for the background inspiration was taken just around this time of the year while I was living in Chicago a few years ago. Just like the charm of the season, the charm of Michigan avenue is one to leave you smiling. Cheers *

Top: Club Monaco, Skirt: Club Monaco, Necklace: Francesca’s, Watch: Burberry