I immediately demanded she tell me where she had been (obviously not the tennis court) and all the details about her chic outfit, which my iPhone camera does not fully capture.
Anyway, Rita good naturedly agreed to give me the scoop and so now I can share it with you. She's an interior designer and owner of RL Designs, so she knows where to get the good stuff but not pay top dollar.
Where she'd been:
Board Meeting for the Lincoln Park Zoo Ball and
the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, on behalf of design clients.
What she's wearing:
- Vintage camel coat from Winnetka consignment shop (think it's closed now)
- Yigal Azrouel dress from Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th (their discount outlet)
- Jimmy Choo nude pumps
I'm on the lookout for more real-life style inspiration, so watch out friends - I may be asking to photograph you next!
PS - A "seen on the street" fashion blog that makes me feel good about life is photographer Scott Schuman's website The Sartorialist. Fresh and beautiful images from around the globe.