Chicago over 10 years ago by Liz Adams

The Chicago Top 10

CITY-GUIDE-CHICAGO-1CITY-GUIDE-CHICAGO-2SS_LOFT_1CITY-GUIDE-CHICAGO-3CITY-GUIDE-CHICAGO-4CITY-GUIDE-CHICAGO-5SS_LOFT_2CITY-GUIDE-CHICAGO-6I mentioned on Monday that I have teamed up with LOFT and Chicago Magazine to bring you a detailed Chicago Style Guide with the best of the best that this beautiful city has to offer, plus my personal recommendations of where, when, and why to go! I had so much fun bouncing around Chicago, falling in love with my old favorites all over again, and discovering new places to add to my rotation. Specific highlights? The pizza at Coalfire is to.die.for {and you know how picky us Chicagoans can be about pizza!}, Jayson Home‘s dreamy interiors are sure to inspire, Epoch Floral‘s flower arranging classes sound amazing {would be so much fun to do with my bridesmaids}, Bar Pastoral‘s cozy menu and atmosphere are perfect for a low-key date night, Drybar is a must for mid-week pampering, The Yoga Circle made me appreciate meditative yoga, Flywheel for the ultimate Monday sweat sesh, Intelligentsia for my afternoon soy latte, Lula Cafe for Sunday brunch, and Provenance to stock up for nights of entertaining at home. The guide is filled with all of the details of these hidden gems with a map to help you easily navigate your way around the city’s charming neighborhoods. You know I could go on and on {and on} about Chicago but this guide is a true reflection of some of my favorite places to visit when I’m out and about.

In addition to the guide, I was given the chance to style four outfits around two of my favorite pieces from LOFT’s spring collection – the Embellished Stripe Sweater and the Anorak Jacket. This new season is sort of like a refresh for the line with a focus on soft neutrals and pastels, simple prints, classic silhouettes, and light textures so I really wanted to keep my looks feminine, classic, and comfortable. This chambray blazer, a relaxed skinny jean, and a pretty lace dress were perfect compliments to these easy looks AND you can get $50 off your purchase of $100 or more with code FLASH {hurry it ends today!}.  See the entire guide here and don’t forget to check out LOFT’s newest arrivals for Spring and shop my outfits from this post {and this post, too}.

Shop all items used in this collaboration:

LOFT Anorak Jacket c/o  //  LOFT Dotted Denim c/o  //  LOFT Floral Lace Dress c/o  //  LOFT Embellished Sweater c/o  //  LOFT Boyfriend Jeans c/o  //  LOFT Lace Skirt c/o  //  LOFT Chambray Blazer c/o

…and more favorites from the new collection!…

A big thanks to LOFT for sponsoring this post!
Photos by Heather Talbert, Chicago skyline photo by Daniel Seung Lee.