Bean There, Done That


Time has just flown by this summer! I was in Chicago 6 weeks ago and I am still editing photos. I think that is a sign that I took too many!  Today’s outfit share is a great summer dress…because you know I love a great dress.  🙂   I really like this yellow dress because of the colour and the little details.

Yellow Free People Dress

It has a smocked waist band, which creates a nice look but also is super comfortable. It has a cut out back and a cut out detail under the arms.  However, the best thing about this yellow dress is the pockets. I love dresses with pockets. In Bella’s world all dresses would have pockets.  🙂 If yellow isn’t your cup of tea, this dress also comes in red and cream.

Yellow Free People Dress

I paired this dress with some basic lacy wedges. When traveling I try to take shoes that will go with several outfit and are comfortable. These shoes fit that description.

Yellow Free People Dress

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Yellow Free People Dress

You are probably wondering how I managed to get photos at Cloud Gate with no one else. Well, my friends, the early bird catches the worm. In this case, the early riser gets the photo without 100 other people in it. These were taken at about 5:45am…which just happens to be 3:45am in the time zone that I live in and was still “in”. This things you do for an epic photo! 

Thanks to my mom for capturing the images, as always, for me.  She is a superstar.  🙂

Yellow Free People Dress

No matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

Yellow Free People Dress

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  • I really love to go to this place. Soon! Lovely look. 🙂

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

  • Gorgeous dress! Ha! As I was looking at the pictures I was wondering how you managed to get it all to yourself but now it makes sense! Props to you for getting up super early to score the shot! 🙂 <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Candy Kage

    Love visiting Chicago and you had to be up extremely early to get your shots without all kinds of people getting in the way. Love the color yellow and this dress is great looking.

  • What a lovely dress, looks so lovely! And such a charming quote that one should bring your own sunshine! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  • I love the color of this dress! I went to Chicago a couple of years ago and loved it! My husband is going there next week on business and I am SO JEALOUS! haha

  • I actually WAS wondering how you managed to get those great shots at the bean all by yourself! I’m surprised it was light enough, but that is awesome!

  • Samantha

    Those photos are fantastic! And I love that dress! The colors and the cut-out back are so pretty!

  • Amazing! An early morning Bean photoshoot is such a tough thing to do! Kuddos to you and your mom for sure!

  • Love the dress! The color is definitely something I would wear. Seeing your photos of Chicago makes me want to go back!

  • These photos are gorgeous! And yep, I was 100% wondering how on earth you managed to get in front of the Bean without anyone else. Props for being up so early!

  • Amy Scott

    Your little sun dress is a dream!

  • I love this dress. It’s so cute and just my style! And thanks for sharing how you got that picture – I have been wondering how bloggers get pictures at “famous” places without no one in them. Well, now I know! Thanks <3 <3

    http://www.thesparklingdarling.com

  • Elly Leavitt

    Haha I was wondering how on earth you managed to get the pic without 5000 people photobombing you!! The colour looks great on you x

  • I adore chicago! And you look so cute in these!

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    How adorable this dress is! Lovely style!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

  • I love when clothing have two or more totally different prints that still work really well together – such a cute dress!

  • Alex Lo

    Love Chicago and that dress!

  • I’ve never been to Chicago but I really want to go! I love your hair with this look, so cute!

  • Kate

    Love love love the open back detailing. And I wish all dresses came with pockets…its convient and cute
    -kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

  • mckenna bleu

    That dress is so cute! The bean is usually surrounding my people everywhere! You got such good shots infront of it!

  • Alyssa Arraya

    These pictures are gorgeous and I love your dress!!! So pretty!

    http://www.modishmuse.com

  • Miss ALK

    I went to Chicago twice when I was little but never got to see the Bean! So cool!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • Cait Weingartner

    What a fun dress! I love the back of it.

    – Cait | http://www.prettyandfun.com

  • Abby Grajewski

    What a cute dress. I love the colors and the back! 🙂

  • Ashley Garza

    Such a cute dress!! I totally agree…all dresses should definitely have pockets!

    xo Ashley

  • You’re a beauty and so very dedicated to take these shots at 5:45 am haha.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • Carrie Colbert

    Really great pics! So much dedication to get up so early. Ha.

    You should be really thankful for your mama. She takes great pics. 🙂

    Carrie

    http://www.wearwherewell.com

  • Sami Mast

    I was wondering how you got photos without any other people there! That’s a big dedication! But very worth it, these photos are gorgeous!

    xo
    Sami
    http://www.theclassicbrunette.com

  • Sarah Louise Zerbe

    That dress is so pretty, I adore the back detail.

  • Gorgeous photos as usual. The golden hue of that dress is so fun I love it!!

  • Julie McLelland

    Love the dress. I really like the back of it! Super cute!

  • Adaleta Avdic

    What a fun & cute post! Absolutely loving the dress and I want to go to Chicago so badly. This bean always reminds me of it…obviously haha! xx adaatude.com

  • Angelle Marix

    Gorgeous pictures!!! I can’t believe that your mom took them!! Wow, teach me your ways ❤️ Love the dress. And, I love Chicago.

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  • I love this dress and the color of yellow. It fits you so well.

    oxo,
    Iesha aka Lesh
    LivingLesh.com

  • I love the dress! The way the two prints are pieced together is very appealing.

  • I absolutely love that dress! And Chicago is amazing!

  • DrDaisy Sutherland

    Beautiful dress and the photos are incredible 🙂

  • I love that dress! I can’t believe you got those shots, seriously a once in a lifetime thing to have zero people around you there!

  • Such a pretty dress and hairstyle! I am always so envious of your travels! You inspire me to travel more for sure! xo

  • I LOVE this dress! I finally was able to find a dress in a “mustard” that suits my skin tone and I am so excited. This is such a great color and I love the detail on the top part.

    xo
    Brenda
    Barefoot in LA | Instagram | Bloglovin’ | Facebook | Pintrest