Floral Maxi

20160520-56This summer weather is amazing and I cant get enough of it! As soon as the Fourth of July is behind us, thats when I start to panic about Summer coming to an end! Ah! Don’t go!!!! I spent my days again at the pool this past weekend I wouldn’t have it any other way – I mean as a Chicagoan these moments are far and few between. We have a couple trips planned for the second half of summer and I can’t wait – I’m always up for a good adventure, exploring a new place and experiencing new cultures. This week we are headed back to China for a two week stint for work (follow along on snapchat: mksportsanista). In August we are headed to the Adriatic Coast of Italy and then Albania! Todays outfit is travel inspired by one of my favorite places in the world – Paris. This Tie Neck Sleeveless Midi Dress is the perfect dress for a night out, work, traveling – you name it!

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When packing for trips, for me, it’s all about ease. I enjoy simplicity in a look so a dress is something I’ll go to 9 times out of 10 because it requires nothing more than putting it on. This maxi dress (which is on MAJOR sale at Nordstrom right now), is the perfect dress to pack for any trip. Just last month I packed it for a trip to Singapore for work – I was able to wear the dress to work and then easily transition it to night. Throw a blazer over it to make it appear more formal for work – take the blazer off and add a bold lip, and boom!20160520-58I’m currently in Shanghai for a two week long work trip and being able to connect to anything is a struggle. Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat and GOOGLE! Are all blocked! AHHHH! I thought, ok, if I don’t have those things, I can at least do some Nordstrom Sale shopping. Nope. China, you will be the demise of my closet if I don’t get access to the sale! So, since my minor freak out the other day, I’ve downloaded a VPN app so that I can present I’m elsewhere when I’m here just to access to the Nordstrom sale. Same may call that a serious issue – I call it dedication. 
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I went HAM on the sale! Have you checked you checked out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet? It’s by far the GREATEST sale that takes place all year. You can shop the latest of greatest for the fall at 40% off – it’s beautiful, so much so, that I shed a tear of joy every year. You can access the sale early if you have a Nordstrom credit card, or you can wait until this Friday to shop the sale once its live. I’ll tel you what, getting the card and having early access to this sale once is year is BEYOND worth it20160520-62While I don’t want to talk about Fall fashion, some of these items I’m about to share with you will make you want to skip right to those crisp fall days filled with leather, denim and suede! This knit zip vest is one of my favorite sale items – it seem like a cozy cocoon that I need now! This lace dress would go perfect with these mary janes for the perfect work outfit! How about this bag?!? Its like the Chloe bag, but it a little more economical. And I’ll leave you with this suede moto – I have no words. 
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Check out all my sale picks here! Happy Sunday!

Photography by Iron and Honey

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Tiered Maxi Dress | Nude Strappy Sandals | Black Satchel | Cat Eye Sunglasses | Wrap Watch

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