An afternoon spent running through cornfields and laying in the sun is an afternoon well spent indeed. This Asos dress is a great budget take on everybody's favourite reformation bodysuit - The Avalon Bodysuit and it is an absolute bargain at less than a third of the price!
I honestly couldn't have asked for a better summer; between our camping trip to Devil's Lake, WI (photos to come soon), Lollapalooza and the countless evenings picnicking whilst listening to live music the past few months have been a dream. I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to spend so much time here in Chicago and I will seriously miss it when we head back to LA in a couple of days.  



(H&M Skirt and Bag, Forever 21 Curved Hem Top and Necklace, Birkenstock Arizonas, Kontraho Ring, Celine Baby Audrey Sunglasses)

A laid-back outfit for a lazy friday morning walk to the local farmers market to have a flat white coffee with an almond-chocolate croissant and to buy some sourdough bread. 

The past few months have been so magical and relaxing here in Chicago's northern suburbs. However, we will be heading back to LA in a few weeks to move apartments, ahead of my month-long trip home to Melbourne in September. I truly feel so lucky to have all these diverse places to call home in different  parts of the world. Although I will miss my little family here, I can't wait to see my family and friends back in Australia, to watch some AFL at the Gee and indulge in everyone's favourite spread (Vegemite). Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!



(Vintage Wolf Shirt from Paris, H&M Jeans, Saks 5th Ave. Pumps) 

Here is an outfit that I have been wearing quite a lot lately. I actually got this t-shirt in a small vintage store in Paris two years ago but I've never really worn it much up until recently. 
A huge shoutout to the talented photographer who shot these. If you like really sweet portraits and travel photos then check him out on instagram @esteeveeen or on the web - Steven Sampang.



(Loft Shirt (similar), Vintage Lee Shorts from the Pasadena Rose Bowl, Vintage Belt, Forever 21 Sandals)  

Sometimes you need to get a little perspective in order to properly define and visualise your goals. After two and a half years of living in LA, I think it's fair enough to say that I was desperately in need of a change when I came to the midwest in June. Although LA has truly become my home, it can be nauseating after a while and despite the self-obsessed and ego driven nature of the city, it has ironically caused me to forget who I am. I guess that the city isn't to blame, but when you are still unsure of who you are, I think LA makes it easier to become trapped in a bubble of self-absorption and caught up in the seemingly grandiose narratives of other peoples lives. 
The mid-west feels so far removed from all of the above that I feel as if I can breathe again for the first time (not to mention that the air to the north of Chicago actually is cleaner than LA air!) This break and working in a different town with a new agency has reminded me of the girl I once was in Australia and all of the things that she valued and wanted to work towards. I feel invigorated, passionate and creative once again. Hopefully I can get back to my former self to help me in re-evaluating the way that I live my life when I get back to LA next month. Being around such genuine and inspiring people here in Chicago, has made me feel so much love and gratitude for all the people who I am so lucky to have in my life, including my loving and supportive family back in Australia.