Feeling’ Fresh: Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market

What’s In A Name

I had two friends in college with the same name. We were in the same major and clubs, so it was hard to describe them to outsiders without people getting confused as to which friend I was talking about. Because of this, I started calling them “Romper Katie” and “Blonde Katy.”

Romper Katie was a brunette so I probably should have called her “Brunette Katie” but that seemed boring to me. We grew close over our love of rompers and overalls, so it seemed fitting at the time.

Romper Katie is not only a sharp dresser with a big-whig job in Chicago, but she’s also an awesome writer with incredible wit. When we got to talking about her writing a few pieces for the blog, it was a no brainer. I HAD to have her create content for theclosetdime.com.


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Feeling’ Fresh: Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market

Last weekend, some of my favorite fashionistas (aside from “The Closet Dime,” of course) and I met for our usual Saturday morning outing: Green City Market.

I’m under the firm opinion that there are few places in this world better than a Farmers Market. Seasonal goodies, local produce, free samples…Oh, and dogs. Tons of dogs.

After a week of hustle and bustle, it felt so wonderful to throw on some overalls, sprawl out on a falsa blanket and catch up with the ladies. Vacations, weddings, fashion, dating, careers- we discussed it all over bites of warm croissants and sips of freshly-blended smoothies.

I am so thankful for this group of gals, constantly keeping me grounded in the Windy City. That, and they each serve as my own source of style inspiration.

Check out each of our takes on Farmers Market fashion above. Special shoutout to Shannon’s effortless topknot, Kayla’s trendy accessories and Cristina’s brand-new balayage.

See Katie’s posts and other related articles here:

Things Every Working-Gal Should Keep At Her Desk

Dallas Farmers Market

National Coffee Day

The Chief Dime

Rachel Munson of The Closet Dime