Signs Of Spring

This post comes from our ladies over at Free People Wicker Park!

Is there anything more hopeful than the prospect of spring? We look forward to the blooms, the warmth of the sun and the shedding of our layers. In the city of Chicago, we endure through brutal winters and bone chilling temperatures. It’s no wonder we jump at the first sign of spring. It may be a little early for patio season but this past weekend, tucked into a magical alley in the West Loop area of the city, we embraced the unseasonably warm 30 degree weather and pretended for the day. Underneath a smattering of twinkle lights and against a painted mural wall, three friends emerged from hibernation. A beautiful floral arrangement, a pink batch of cotton candy and a muted, simple color palette helped us forget the snow and embrace the warmth… if only for the day.


Get the Look: Vegan Leather Hooded Motorcycle Jacket, We the Free Mod Stripe Tee


Get the Look: Kennedy Pullover Poncho, Cortina Ankle Boot, Buffalo Nickel Leather Hat


Get the Look: Buffalo Nickel Leather Hat, Slouchy Denim Trucker Jacket, Oil Stained Boyfriend Jean, Bromley Point Boot



Get the Look: FP Denim Cut Off Shorts, You Make My Day Hacci, Wardell Distressed Felt Hat




girls and cotton candy

Get the Look: Destroyed Ankle SkinnyWe the Free Mod Stripe Tee, Chunky Cowl Neck Sweater


Photography/Styling/Direction: Danielle Gruley: FP Me, Instagram

Models: Shadai Jennings: FP Me, Instagram , Danielle Lupo: FP Me, Instagram

Store: Free People Wicker Park

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Awww – loving the florals! And legs! Almost forgot what those look like about now.

Warm Regards,

gorgeous looks! love it all!


So talented, that Danielle Gruley. Very well done, and those models!? Beauts!!

oh how beautiful! it’s currently -30 and we are in the midst of getting another foot of snow here, but this sure has me looking forward to when spring shows her colours come april!

julie // northern rustication

So lovely look.
I like your red boots.


These pics, the clothes and the models are perfect!

There is still snow falling yet I am keen to get into spring, it’s been a long winter and I just want to get out for my chunky knits for a few months!

infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

That last image is precious! I live in San Francisco but was recently in Idaho for 2 weeks where it was in the single digits, so I can only imagine your excitement!

FP girls are always the cutest :)

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