Chicago Doughnuts

I went to Chicago for a work conference two weeks ago, but didn’t let that get in the way of having fun or good food for that matter! I took it upon myself to do a “self-guided Doughnut tour”. And holy goodness does Chicago have some delicious doughnuts.

First stop was Stan’s Donuts. The amount of doughnuts to chose from was overwhelming, so I stuck with the original. It was phenomenal to say the least!! I could’ve had 20 of them! The decor in the store was so perfect. I mean look at these amazing Kitchenaid Mixers displayed.

Stans 3          Stan's 1
Stans 2          Stans 5

Next stop was Glazed and Infused. We went to the one in Wicker Park and what a fun atmosphere! It’s right down the street from the reputable Big Star restaurant. We went to the walk-up window, which didn’t have as many options as Stan’s, but regardless, the old fashion was yet again delicious.
Glazed 3           Glazed 2
                           Glazed 1

Firecakes was up next. In all honesty, I can’t even remember what part of town we were in. But how stinkin cute is this bakery. With the old fashioned utensils as decoration on the walls and subway tiles throughout, this is the kind of place I could see myself grabbing a doughnut and coffee from on my way to work.

Firecakes2          Firecakes 1
Firecakes 3

Last, but definitively not least was the Doughnut Vault. By far, my favorite. It’s literally this hole in the wall place that no more than 5 people can fit in at a time. We also caught a glimpse of their food truck!! But get to either early, because once they run out, they are done for the day. This was actually the second time we’ve been to Doughnut Vault and what a treat! If you are ever in Chicago, it’s a must!!
Vault 4          Vault 2
 Vault 3          Vault 1


Color Crush

Olive is my new color crush. It’s a perfect neutral and flattering to all skin tones. You can transition it from summer to fall and itt goes well with any black, white, or brown clothing piece. This blouse can be dressed up for work with black pants or down with a dark jean. This jacket is light enough for a summer night over a LBD or perfect for an early crisp fall day. You also can’t go wrong with any J.crew pair of shorts. Perfect with a ruffled white tank for summer! And this 3/4 arm length dress, recently on the Nordstrom anniversary sale! This dress is right on trend too for this summer with the ‘off the shoulder’ look. Lastly, how stylish are these d’Orsay flats!! I need to try them on stat!

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Quilt Yoke Shell // ‘Outbound’ Military Jacket
Chino Short // Trapeze Dress
Topshop Off Shoulder Dress // d’Orsay Flats