Visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden



          The Chicago Botanic Gardens is a massive garden oasis that is split up into several smaller gardens.  Each one has a different theme with different types of plants.  I had never been before, which is kind of crazy because if you know me, you will know that I absolutely love gardens.  I had actually never heard of it before until recently even though I live just outside Chicago.  There is just so much to do in Chicago but I feel like this place gets overlooked.  It's also not very close to downtown.  It was truly a magical experience.  There are way too many pictures ahead (just a warning).  




          Visiting the Botanical Garden is one of my main travel recommendations for people visiting Chicago.  In my opinion, it's much better than going to Navy Pier, or The Bean.  It's pretty far outside the city but it is so worth the drive.  We were there for around 5 hours and still didn't see the whole garden.  It's split up into different sections and each one has different types of plants.  My favorite gardens were the rose garden and the Japanese garden.  Since we didn't see everything I will be returning before the weather gets too cold.  Stay tuned for a part two!


ROMPER: Zaful | SANDALS: Forever 21 | PURSE: Kate Spade (similar) | 
SUNGLASSES: Asos (similar)
             This romper that I wore is from Zaful.  I love everything about it.  It's this pretty white fabric that is sheer with little dots.  It has lace trim on the top and bottom that adds a lot of nice detail.  My favorite aspect of it is the cold shoulder style, with the ties to keep it up.  I just think it is so pretty.  There are lots of Alice McCall vibes happening.  I ordered a size up to be sure it fits and it ended up being a bit too big.  Just so you know, it runs true to size.  






White Denim Shorts


SHORTS: Zaful | TOP: Rose Wholesale  | SHOES: Sperry x Gray Malin (more) | SUNGLASSES: ASOS 

          I've been getting rid of a lot of my clothes lately because I am planning on moving to L.A. in the upcoming months.  Although it's good to have such a large clear out, I feel like I have nothing to wear.  I've found that I needed a pair of white shorts probably ten times this summer, but I didn't have any because I sold them.  I picked these from Zaful because they have a high-waist, embroidery, and are white.  Overall they are perfect.  They even fit really well and feel like good quality.  I have already worn them SO many times.  
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Flare Sleeve Dresses from Zaful




          If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, I'm sure you will have noticed that I wear Zaful a lot.  They offer a large variety of trendy items.  Here are some flare dresses.  They have flared sleeves. I chose these three as my favorites because they represent my style really well.  I just love floral and star prints.  

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Ruffled Pink Maxi Dress


MAXI DRESS: Zaful | PURSE: Forever 21 | SANDALS: Forever 21

          This is the other maxi dress that I got from Zaful (besides this one).  I think it's so interesting with all of the ruffles.  It just looks so perfect because of the off the shoulder style combined with all of the detail.  It's not as wearable because I think it's a bit more dressy.  Unfortunately, I don't really have any occasions that I can wear it to.  Am I the only one that thinks that there aren't enough dressy occasions in life?  It always makes me a bit sad.  I think this purse looks really cute with it.  I also need to address how adorable this ice-cream cone purse is.  I'm pretty sure it's the cutest purse I have ever seen.  













Zaful Midi Dress Wishlist






          These three awesome midi dresses are from Zaful.  They have a huge assortment of midi dresses to choose from.  I selected some of my favorites to show you guys.  Since the weather is going to be getting chillier soon, I though midi dresses would be appropriate for late summer.  
          I selected the first one because it resembles a Self Portrait dress.  I love Self Portrait and this kind of lacy style.  The fabric is just beautiful.  I love the fabric of the second dress as well.  The colors and print are so cool.  The style is a little bit boho.  The third dress is super pretty because it's gold.  Who doesn't love gold? I've been looking for a gold dress to wear for my upcoming birthday because it's my "golden birthday." I'm looking for something similar to this but I want it to have sleeves.  


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