A Proposal on Lake Shore Drive

My brother-in-law recently had an engagement party on the top of his apartment building in Lincoln Park and it was the PERfect evening for the soiree. Before the party, he took his girlfriend for a walk along the beach of Lake Shore Drive to propose, and happily, she said yes!  It was such a lovely evening and we could not be happier for the new couple...and I will have a new sister!  Here are some of the photos, including some outfit pics we took while we were waiting for the guests to arrive ;)
View from the roof
Sporting my chunky new heels from Steve Madden, love them!
Can you ever go wrong with a tank, blazer and skinnies? I think not.
My and my hunny ♥
Me and "The Kraker Brotherhood" as they like to be called.
 Richard & Stephanie...the newly engaged couple!
SUCH spectacular evening.
Summer lovin, had me a blast...

i4design Magazine Suite Sixteen Launch Party

This annual soirée celebrates i4design Magazine's top picks of sixteen architects and interior designers who are making their mark in the industry. This year, the event was held at the swanky new TZAR Lounge in downtown Chicago. The venue was a bit of a hybrid between a club and a lounge and was a great setting for the event...that is, until it got a bit too packed for comfort and an oddly risque runway show made me long for the class of last years event. However, these nuisances paled in comparison to the fabulous people in attendance and the fact that I was chosen by an even organizer to film a segment for HGTV! Overall, another great event from a great industry publication.

Pictured here: Me, Mitchell Obstfeld (President & Publisher for i4design Magazine), Sarah Winchester

The IIDA Team: Me, Jeffrey Sanchez, Sarah Winchester

Ciao! Michelle

Nautical Neutrals

Do you ever see an outfit on the street or in a magazine and think... I could totally do that! Well, I do that all the time because I am always looking for new ways to style the pieces that I already own to keep my wardrobe fun and fresh. I saw this cute little number on a fashion blog the other day and just fell in love with the easy casual look and knew I already had some similar pieces to make my own version of the ensemble! What do you think? xx
My version:

I thought the perfect backdrop for this shoot would be on the Chicago Water Taxi and whats even better was that my bestie Bethany happened to be in town so we enjoying cruising around and enjoying the pretty city for the afternoon! Ahhhh summer.
View this outfit on Chictopia.
Shirt: H&M
Skirt: Zara
Belt: Banana Republic
Glasses: Urban Outfitters
Heels: Chinese Laundry
Accessories: Express
Photography: Nicole Schneider