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Fields of Green.

Tommy Engstrom

Seriously you guys, I feel like a 5-year old sitting on the steps on Christmas morning, waiting for the okay from my parents to rush into the family room and open my stocking. Why you may be asking?

Because summer is so. freaking. close!

Okay, okay, yesterday was like 45 degrees in Chicago. It sucked. But after this past weekend, all I can think about is how ready I am for some warm weather to come through Chicago. 

Mother Nature, I am going to talk to you directly for just a second: You are wonderful. Typically I don't mind your outlandish mood swings, especially in Chicago, it is almost to be expected. But will you please bring on the heat this summer? I'm talking about a scorcher! I want 90s. I want to lay on the beach. Drink margaritas. Go to the pool. Wear flip-flops and tank tops. Please, make Tommy happy.

As much as I want summer to be here, we are not quite there yet. So with that, I take a small step backwards and wear clothes that are a bit more appropriate. I know that chambray is not new trend in fashion. And I am okay with that. In fact, I think it is a testament to how versatile and classic chambray is. Let's look back for a minute. Denim. Cowboys wore it. We all rocked the jorts in the 90s. And now we have a much improved upon version - chambray. Just take my word - it's not going anywhere. 

Now I ask you take two seconds to simply admire that backpack. Just two, okay maybe two minutes. I searched high and low for a backpack like this. At the time, they were all over the place. The only problem? They were at least $250. So as much as I wanted the backpack, I could not justify spending that kind of cash. Until I stumbled upon a Ralph Lauren version at a small consignment shop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for $35. Purchased. No questions asked. I've never looked back and it is one of my favorite thrifty purchases.

Now that I am so amped up about spring, I think I need to go for a walk. Along the beach preferable. Or perhaps a field of green. 


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