Back to Blonde

I skipped along to work and dinner with friends yesterday in this outfit. I’m feeling especially feminine and cutesy now that my hair is blonde again and I’m wearing a frilly outfit. I went to the salon on Wednesday, asked to keep the strawberry blonde and somehow leaving with it looking close to what it looked like before I dyed it red. I’m just not sure what to do with it anymore! I struggle with a slew of first world problems.
Back in May when I visited the Randolph Street Market, I visited the Dethrose Vintage booth again. I love Karyn’s stuff and beelined it for this mint top as if everyone else planned to scoop it up. Since I hardly wear tops like this, it took me a while to style, but I loved how the outfit came together.
[vintage top from dethrose vintage, skirt from anthropologie, thrifted belt, oxfords from dsw, sunglasses by banana republic]
The light was so great in the city yesterday evening and I’m still so enamored by Chicago’s downtown. I see the same views of the buildings and clusters of people, but they always excite me. Working downtown has been so much fun so far too. I step outside to restaurants and can meet up with friends who work nearby in a minute or less. I’ve spent a couple days this week eating in the park. Soon enough, I’ll make sure to take photos of my building and inside our office at Band Digital. It’s pretty much the coolest place ever where I feel challenged, have countless hip and fun people to chat up and at the end of every week we can look forward to Beercart Fridays, because retrieving a beer from the refrigerator just isn’t the same as having a beercart going around the office.  I’m hoping to enjoy a beer at work today myself. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
Photos by Becky Johns
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  • Chloe
    July 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    This is gorgeous. Love the blouse.

    C x

  • Ivonne
    July 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Red or blonde you look beautiful either way! I love the blouse, so cute!

  • Kasmira
    July 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I've also gone from platinum blonde to red and have had the same problem with the color "sticking." Fortunately, I had short hair, so I just dealt with the fading until the formerly blond tips were trimmed off.

    Unless you were willing to chop-chop, staying blonde is probably the best option!

  • Sabrina
    July 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    while I loved the red on you, I do love the blonde even more.. But you can still see the red undertones in your hair which looks awesome.

    The mint color of the top looks so great on you.

    I miss working and living in the city. The abundance of things to do during the summer is what I miss the most. (the commute not so much)

    July 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    What a stunning outfit Andrea, you look SO fabulous! And those shoes have me swooning, love the mix of tweed & leather. And, hello beercart Fridays, we had something similar at an office that I worked at -SO fun. Enjoy your weekend too. xx veronika

  • s
    July 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    very nice outfits…. love 😉

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  • shooting star
    July 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    love the look!!….the shoes are killer!!!!…..

  • audrey marie
    July 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    love this look – and love the blonde hair too!

  • No Guilt Fashion
    July 8, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Back to blonde! You look great as a blonde! Love that skirt. It goes perfectly with that blouse.
    No Guilt Fashion

  • Bethany
    July 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Aw I love that last photo! My friends who have lived here their whole lives sometimes think I'm weird for how excited I get at going downtown, but I can't help it. When you grow up in mid-MI, to move to Chicago, a place with so much to do, will never be boring! 🙂
    P.S. LOVE the skirt.

  • Frannie Pantz
    July 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    While I liked your hair red, the blonde just seems so natural on you! And I love your frilly outfit! Glad you snatched up this top because it looks great with the skirt!

  • effortlesscool
    July 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    aw, I liked the red! also love this skirt though 😀

    XO Sahra

  • Steffys Pros and Cons
    July 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    that top is so pretty, i love the tie up top 🙂

    <3 steffy
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  • The Tiny Team
    July 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Beautiful! And I love your outfit!


  • Sara
    July 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Glad you're liking the city so far! I've lived in the Chicago suburbs until a few weeks ago when I finally moved downtown, and I love it too!!

  • sartoriography
    July 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I have that skirt! And I love that skyline! You and I are thinking quite a lot alike in this post. I love how girly that skirt is, and it looks perfect with your little flirty top. And agreed on how amazing Chicago is, even after you look at the skyline 1000 times.

  • shelby
    July 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Your hair is so epic! I just bought a shirt like this, so this post is nice inspiration xx

  • Gina Michele
    July 8, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Both colors looked great on you, however I must admit I'm partial to the red 😉

    ♥ Gina Michele

  • The Fashionista's
    July 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    That top was gorgeous and I enjoyed how you styled it. I hear ya about having something that's a little out of your usual zone and needing more time to get it right.

    But you definitely got this one right!

  • Katy Rose
    July 9, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I like the return of your blonde hair – and it's fun that you can see some of the strawberry blonde peeking through the bottom part. – Katy

  • Santina
    July 10, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Your hair looks amazing! Love those oxfords!


  • Suze
    July 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I loved you as a fellow redhead and I love you as a blonde! And this outfit is awesome! I love the top paired with that skirt.

  • minnja
    July 11, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Beautiful outfit :)))

    LOVE from Germany

  • Florence
    July 11, 2011 at 2:29 am

    nice hair!
    Great blog girl!
    Newest follower

  • Claire M.
    July 11, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Nice skirt! I love the hair too 😉

  • Irusja
    July 11, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I love the outfit! The skirt is awesome!

  • Tara @ Haute Lunch
    July 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I really loved your red hair, but this color is super pretty, too! The strawberry blonde color is just so flattering on you! Love the outfit, too! It is definitely feminine and flirty! Glad you're loving your new job (who wouldn't love a job that has beer cart Fridays)!

  • Dethrose Vintage
    July 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Oh the blouse looks so great on you!! Love the entire look:)

    We should have a blogger meet up soon!