On our third night in the big city of Chicago we had a huge dinner to attend at Morton's Steakhouse. It isn't my favorite place to dine as I have been to Morton's many times and I am not a huge steak eater. However, they did have great desserts and delicious salads. The appetizers were pretty good too. It was overall a fun dinner. Earlier in the day we explored the city even though it was raining for most of the time. I just wore my Converse sneakers. I stopped at Chanel and I was asking about some powder and she ended up painting my entire face. I took advantage and wore the face out to dinner as well. I usually have very little makeup on in my blog posts. I wear mascara, eyeshadow, listick or lipgloss, and some pressed powder to reduce shine for photos. Do you like the full makeup look on me or do you prefer a more natural look? I know she used two types of eyeliners, a few different eyeshadows, two types of mascara, lip gloss, lip liner, brow pencil, foundation, powder, and blush on me. I always feel a little funny in a full face of makeup, but I actually like the colors used on me here much more than the last time I had my makeup done. You can see a different Chanel makeup look here. Tell me which makeup look your prefer. I think makeup takes a little getting used to and I wish I could do something similar to this on my own. I guess you have to practice.
I packed this knit Jonathan Simkhai top that I snagged a month or so ago for the trip. I really love the crossover detailing as well as the stretchy fabric. The shoulder cutouts add a little something extra. It reminds me of a top a ballerina or dancer would wear and that can't be a bad thing. Knits like this one travel really well so it was easy to throw in my suitcase. I planned to wear it with this A.L.C. metallic knit skirt. I snagged this skirt at 40% off here and it is one of my favorite silhouettes. A.L.C. makes these types of skirts every season and I always stock up because they are so versatile. They also work well with crop tops and cropped sweaters.
You can see I am wearing the same Saint Laurent bag as the second night as well as the same Alaia ankle boots. You have to be ruthless when you pack and try to be creative with your looks when you unpack if you want to travel with only carry-on luggage. I make my bag and shoes work with every look I pack. It also really lets you get some wear out of your pieces. I think if I had to stay another week in Chicago I could have mixed and matched even more pieces to create new looks with what I packed in my suitcase. It is sorta fun to try to see how many new looks you can come up with using only limited pieces. It really gets your creative juices flowing.