Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.

OK, I lied. My lesson was not learned. I still go out wearing a plastic hair clip to hold my bun. It’s so practical! How can it be so unsophisticated? Designers of the world, will you pretty please with a cherry on top create a hair clip that’s cool? Does anyone have a tip? Anyways . . .

There I was, at Home Depot, relaxed after having a soothing kefir smoothie from Starfruit (Breakfast Blast, in case you wonder), with bits of granola and ground almonds lodged between my teeth and, yes, a plastic hair clip on my hair, when guess what? I ran into last week’s really sharp dude—aka Jared of Tom freaking Ford—again. I gotta say, this universe really has mysterious ways. I guess in order to see really sharp dudes I have to look like crap. Maybe that’s a spell my husband cast on me?

In any case, I’m down with that. I’m the one with the nice view.

See more Chicago street style in the Chicago Looks blog.