UPDATE: In need of a little beauty inspo on this chilly afternoon? Us, too. Peek through Mercedes Parra's oh-so-stylish world. This story was originally published on May 3.
is the go-to friend we all dream of having. She's cool, relatable, chic, and, just for good measure, a beauty consultant, too. But wait, there's more! We think Mercedes has the sartorial savvy to add fashion stylist to her impressive resume as well.
We spent the day with this sophisticated Chicagoan to find out what she's stoked to wear this spring and summer, and, while we were at it, picked her brain about everything from style inspiration to shopping wish lists (and, of course, plenty of makeup advice). Click through for four Mercedes-styled outfits and find out why you'll want to get in good with this beauty pro, ASAP.
Photographed by Heather Talbert