Wednesday, June 6, 2012

i heart chicago

Just a few weeks ago over Memorial Day weekend, B and I took a little getaway to Chicago. Just to enjoy some time away from KC and cross off one of the cities on our vacation bucket list (the list is quite long...I'll need to post on that some day).

I could go on & on about how lovely this trip was... From the weather, to the company, to how lucky we got with our dinner reservations at Girl & the Goat, and the random celebrity sighting (which I was secretly hoping would happen and actually did).

Here's a quick pic I took on our first day as we made our way to the Architecture Tour, which was so fun - I definitely recommend.

We left late on a Friday and came back early on a Monday. Super quick trip but we were able to do just about everything we had in mind - be a bit touristy, enjoy some delicious food & bevs, spend time with my fabulous cousin Elizabeth, see a show at Second City and of course shopping...  

I didn't go crazy, but I did find the blouse. I'm calling it "the blouse" because ever since S spotted this adorable DVF top on A Piece of Toast we've been trying to hunt it down together. And there it was at Nordstrom Rack. Such. a. steal! Don't worry, S, we will be sharing it:)

I also did a little damage at the Nars counter in Saks. Obsessed with my new lip color - Pop Life. Perfect orangey-red for summer.

...Inspired by Elizabeth and her funky graphic T's, I bought a couple basics at Zara. Love the comfy knit fabric and the length. And did you know you can shop online now? Dangerous.


And last but certainly not least, shoes. While at the Nordstrom, conveniently connected to our hotel, I bought my first pair of Jack Rogers. My friends have been wearing these since college and I never really knew what the fuss was until I bought them. They go with everything. They are a little tough to break in, but according to A Piece of Toast's latest post, after a few wears they mold to your feet and are super comfy. I totally had my eye on these wedges, but for my first pair I went with the classic.

So, although it's been almost three weeks since we were there, I'm still having Chicago withdrawals. The good news is it's a close and easy trip to make, so hopefully we will be back soon. 

Any other Chicago lovers out there? If so, send me your suggestions so we will be sure to add them to our itinerary for our next trip. Which will hopefully be sooner rather than later.


Monica Rose {finer feelings} said...

Can't wait to see your new Jack Rogers! PS: Can we go to Chi-town together again soon? This post made me miss it oh so much.

Hillary said...

Yes! We didn't make it to Pippen's or Bloomy's when we were there, so another girl's weekend is a must!

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