Apparently I only work or reside in places with walls of climbing ivy. Ha! This is our back courtyard of our shop Market Supply Co. No complaints here, it makes for wonderful back grounds in photos. But I have to subconsciously be choosing places like this!!
When Chicago does finally decide to switch to seasons, it happens rapidly and to the extreme. We went from being annoyed by frosty chills at the beginning of June, to being annoyed by sweltering 90º plus temps. Since it's not socially acceptable to be naked, I live as close to naked as possible. Light cotton halter dresses and crop tops it is! I have had this dress for 7 years and I wear it every year at the beginning of summer.
Despite what my bright red lipstick may say, I love to have little to nothing on my face in this weather. I actually have never worn foundation because I can't deal with too much on my face. However, I do wear concealer under my eyes because unfortunately, I look like a 12 year old who's been punched in the mornings;) So I live in red lipstick, concealer, and mascara. Luckily, I also made this Summer easier by keeping my hair short. Shower, comb it (and by comb I mean my fingers) and let it dry!!
What I'm wearing (and duh it includes my wood jewelry) ~
Dress: thrifted 7 yrs ago
Purse: a gift from Merl
Wood Jewelry: thrifted from numerous places over the years
3 stacked bakelite rings: thrifted separately as well
Navy 70s Cuddler Wedges: Etsy (the Rag Museum)
All photos taken by the wonderfully talented Merl Kinzie