The hustle and bustle of the City never gets old…My family and I spent the weekend downtown, followed to a trip to Ravinia to watch the Symphony play classic children music. Continue reading to learn more.
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Downtown Chicago will always have special place in my heart. I’ve been calling this City home for the least 10 years but I do think eventually it’ll be time to move. Summer’s are beautiful in the City (there’s no other city I’d rather be!) but Winter’s are cruel. I have such a hard time with them year after year…But let’s change the subject, shall we?
New York Fashion Week is currently going on and I’m bummed that I didn’t quite make it this year. Once I will share my surprise announcement you’ll find out why, and everything will make sense! I typically don’t like to have secrets but this one just needs to wait a little longer until…Do you have any guesses?
On a different note, I’m grateful that I was able to spend the entire weekend with my family and friends. We took my son to Ravinia to see the Symphony play music to some of his favorite books/movies, such as Winnie The Pooh, etc. It was so fun!
As always, thanks much for reading & have a wonderful Monday!
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You look so beautiful, Vanessa! I just love your pleated maxi! Eager to hear your announcement! You’re pregnant…. you’re moving… you’re partnering with another fabulous brand?! Okay… I’m all out of guesses, I guess I’ll just have to wait this one out! 🙂
Oh my goodness how wonderful! I just loved Winnie the Pooh growing up he was my favourite ( maybe still is 😉 ) I very excited to hear your announcement! The winters out east are very rough. All of my family is in Toronto and we don’t visit in the winter for a reason! I will stick with summer visits!
Wishing you the best Monday !
Lots of love … Sydney
I have a guess but I am not saying! Aren t those pleated skirts just great! I am so happy to see they are a hit this fall too!
Wow ! Love your elegant city style. And i really love your Chanel bag and your skirt.
Hope you will have a great day.
Always perfect, this look is so glamorous!
Kisses! 💕 F.
La Civetta Stilosa
Oh how that lovely skirt just simmers!!! We done downtown Chicago, I bet you had the best time!! You look as beautiful as ever!! Have a great Monday sweetness!!
Love this classic chic look Vanessa! That skirt is amazing! Can’t wait to hear the news and I agree that the winters here are rough. Have a wonderful week my friend!
You look so pretty, I love this look!! I love downtown Chicago!! I hope y’all had an amazing time! xo
Yay for weekends in the city that sounds like so much fun! And I hope he enjoyed the symphony that is serious so fun! You look so gorgeous obsessing over those shoes so fun! As always looking so fab!
Perfect outfit, love the channel handbag..Have a good start in a week..
Chicago winters are very similar to our here in the prairies, they can be so cold and the windchills just make it worse. I feel your pain. I’m loving your pleated skirt, it’s such a classic and elegant look. I’ll wait for you to announce your surprise but I’m pretty sure I already know what it is. And I’m so happy for you and your family! It’s a beautiful thing😊 Hope you have a great week beautiful!
I’ve always wanted to visit Chicago! I wish I could have met you at NYFW while I was there but I can’t wait to hear your big news! Have a great week.
xO – Steph
Love it all: the pleated silver skirt, the delicate cami, the unstructured blazer, the Chanel bag, Super sophisticated look for late summer in the City.
Love your skirt so much, so chic with the hints of metallic! And so excited about the news!! Xx
Happy Monday, Vanessa-love your pink/clear sunglasses & am pleased to hear that you had such a nice weekend!
You are so downtown chic, Vanessa! What a perfect look for the city. Love the black and white combination with the gorgeous Chanel. Have a great start to the week!
A Blonde’s Moment
I absolutely love this look!! I have been looking at pleated skirts a lot this week because I think they add such a fun element to the outfit! You look gorgeous and I hope you have a wonderful week! Can’t wait to hear the surprise (I have my guess!)
Love this post! You look so glam and I’m obsessing over you hair rn!! xx
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what a gorgeous look Vanessa, I love the pleated skirt super cute! wishing you a wonderful day.
VANESSA! I’m in love with your gun metal liquid silver skirt (do those words even make sense together?!) Love this chic look! And as for ze announcement, hmmmm you’ve been chosen as brand ambassador for a brand, bagged a campaign, omg you got a TV show…I’m getting quite excited, haha! Xx
Such a fab look! I am loving metallic pleated skirts at the moment, I really need to get one! Can’t wait to hear what your surprise is!
You always look so gorgeous Vanessa, I can understand why you love Chicago so much and I bet the winters are so harsh it would make you leave. I am sorry your couldn’t go to fashion week but my guess is that you will go to London? Paris? Milan? I hope you do!
Looking sooo chic Vanessa! I adore your outfit today!
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You look absolutely gorgeous, Vanessa! I adore this entire pairing, which is so chic and full of texture and detail, it has a very city girl feel, perfect for the topic of your post today! I’ve never been to Chicago before, but I’ve heard it’s quite amazing and I, of course, hear so much about the deep dish pizza and I’m pretty much obsessed with pizza. It sounds like you had a great weekend and I’m sure your son loved the symphony, it’s one of those things that both parents and children can enjoy equally. I can’t wait for you to share your exciting news with us, I honestly have no idea what it could be! I hope you’re having a very Happy Monday and thanks so much for the inspiration as always, beautiful!
I loved Chicago when we visited and want to come back when I can explore more and meet YOU! You look so chic and perfect for spending some time downtown. Love the skirt. You know I am a sucker for anything midi length. The anticipation is building for your announcement!
Straight A Style
This looks like a great outfit for pretty much anything. I just love the white blazer, V. Happy Monday. xx
You look stunning Vanessa. I adore pleated skirts and I’m so happy they are still going strong.
Gorgeous! I love the white pieces =)
Mermaid in Heels
so cool, love it!!! 🙂
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Well, I think I know about the announcement, dear V.! I wrote about it last week 🙂 Well, then there are new Fashion Weeks, I am sure you will make it, really! I loved the outfit you are wearing, nice blazer, lovely skirt and always so chic and sophisticated, my dear friend! Gorgeous! I loved the fact that you went to the Symphony for children! It is so important to start early! I hope you have a very beautiful weekend, just like you are! Can’t wait for the annoucement! Hugs and kisses!
What a great look! I love the pleated skirt and white blazer. You look like a million bucks! Where would you end up moving too? Chicago is so beautiful, but I totally understand what you’re saying about the winters. I’m from Pittsburgh and the winters there seemed to last from November to May!
I am in love with this look on you V you look so fab! So fun that you took your little one to the city to so fun!
I am obsessing over this cool outfit V so fab! So fun that you took your little one to the city!
You look very classy in this outfit. I’m glad you had a great weekend. Now, I can’t wait to see what the surprise is….
You look so chic! I love the skirt!
Obsessed Fashion Blog
You have me on the edge of my seat waiting for your surprise! I am so excited to hear what it is.
PS. I love this outfit! You look gorgeous as always. Happy Monday, V!
Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture
Love how you paired the white blazer with the metallic skirt 🙂
Girl you are sooooo having a baby right? 🙂
Love love this look! I love being a tourist in Chicago too, and yes, it’s the best city during Summer. I don’t like Winter but I’m not thinking of moving out just yet 😉
Have a great week ahead gorgeous!
Chicago makes for such a gorgeous backdrop, doesn’t it? I haven’t spent much time there but LOVE that city. I love that skirt of yours almost as much, it is so fabulous! I love that it can transition so well into autumn and winter, you’ll be able to wear it for months to come!
I love this metallic pleated skirt! I saw a very similar one at Zara a couple weeks ago, and I almost bought it!
Ooh I have guesses about your secret. Sounds like you might get even busier soon 😉
I love these photos and especially this skirt!! You look amazing as always V!
Such a chic outfit !
Your lace top is so lovely.
So chic and gorgeous! Love the outfit!
Are you pregnant? I think that’s the announcement, am I right?? I hope when you move out of Downtown Chicago to your new place you will bear the winter better. I love this look, the metallic skirt is so edgy, you look amaze balls and your tattoo are goals!!
You look classy. Loved this post. Such a lovely outfit.
Love that skirt!! Super pretty! xo
Hi Vanessa, so glad you had such a great time with your family in downtown Chicago!! I would love to visit some day but I do hear you on the harsh winters, Toronto winters are just brutal and I would love to move somewhere warm all year round if I could!! You are looking so beautiful, classy and glam in this outfit! The white blazer and Chanel purse are perfection! Hope you are having a wonderful week & I’m really excited to hear about your news. Have some ideas but not sure what it’ll be. xoxo
Cool look! Love the video you made on instagram too!! xx
You look perfect!
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Such a beautiful skirt! Lovely outfit!!
Chicago is a lovely city! Hope you’re having a great week <3
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Stunning! Love this outfit – so chic lady!
You look amazing and I am literally obsessed with everything about this outfit! <3
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You look beautiful Vanessa. Love that skirt!
What a chic look to walk around Chicago. It’s the best city during Summer I agree!
Love this look, can’t wait to hear the announcment
Beautiful outfit! That skirt is so striking with the metallic-ness of it. And you can never go wrong with a monochromatic look. 😉
Hope you are having a great week!
I love chicago, I grew up super close to there and spending the weekends on michigan ave was my fav.
your skirt choice is perfect also.
such a chic look – that skirt is just beautiful !xx
Chicago is one of my favorite cities! I love the outfit you chose to wear here – that skirt is awesome!
Great outfit! I love the downtown Chicago backdrops!