October 8, 2012

Chicago

I'm back from a quick weekend in Chicago. And I'm exhausted. We kept moving the whole time and I landed back in Charleston at 11 last night. It was such a fun time. I stayed with my friend Jeanette, she and I are friends from high school.


Aren't the leaves pretty? It was freezing. Like high of 50 all weekend. Was a nice little change from the heat we've had here though. We pretty much shopped and ate our way through the weekend. Tons of walking, so I have very little guilt over all the amazing food I shoveled into my mouth. Breakfasts at Toast and Nookies....... Some pizza from Lou Malnati's, snacks from the Wit's roof bar and Untitled, and the most amazing asian dinner with some bloggy friends at Sunda.

Recognize Alex and Liz? You all know my love for Alex, and she just got back from her honeymoon! Wedding recaps on her blog all week long... But it was my first time to meet Liz. What a sweetie. And her family has a place outside of Charleston... I see more dinners in our future. 

As for the shopping, my kids made out like bandits. But frankly they needed tons of clothes, they're growing like weeds and the weather is changing. I did alright myself. A lot of tees and pants. And these high shine black skinnies I got from All Saints are my favorite.

Or maybe the Angel jeans that I got from Edith Hart are my favorite. Alex helped them with their interior design and I knew I had to stop in. Such a great boutique in Bucktown. Here I am with the owner, Morgan.


I kinda lived in my Anthropologie Lyra booties that I picked up. They're shimmery suede, comfy, and only $100. Great shoe. And I totally lived in my Veda leather jacket. Thank goodness I brought it! I also had dinner with an old friend that I hadn't seen in nearly 15 years. So bummed we didn't get a picture. It was great seeing you, Brenna!! Oh, and Jeanette also insisted that I do one touristy thing. Since we walked right by it, I obliged. The Bean.


Good weekend. Need to get up there again! I hope you all had a fun weekend, too.

13 comments:

Christine Dovey said...

Jealous you got to spend your weekend in one of my favourite places...and that you got to meet up with such fun ladies!

The Now said...

Looks like a blast!! I'd love to get up to Chicago some time soon. So glad you had a great time!!! xoxo

17 Perth said...

Looks like so much fun! Shopping, eating, sightseeing? Sold! Haha. I would love to have a little cold weather!! :) I know it's coming---patience!

Reagan said...

So fun!! I must comment on the fabulous hair days you had :)

Morgan S. said...

I LOVE CHICAGO! Miracle Mile is amazing. I love those shiny black pants too! I am jealous, I need a girls' shopping weekend in Chicago or Manhattan. What a blast that would be. And a change of weather must have been nice...I would love to pull out my winter jackets and fuzzy boots! P.S. - saw you at Los Arcos the other weekend, but didn't get a chance to say hi before you left! :( xoxo www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Seems you had a great weekend! I really like the first picture will all the fallen leaves!

Jeanette Kiekbusch said...

Such a great weekend! Miss you already! I cannot wait to see the outfits on the kids! Love you!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Just checked out those booties, hmmmm....you just made me add another pair of booties to my wishlist (not good!!!) ;)

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

LOVE these pictures, makes me so happy! xoxoxoxoxo

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Cute wrap up. And realizing I need to rethink my wardrobe when we go next month. CHILLY. Can't seem to get out of the tank and skirt mode.

whitecabana said...

oooh...those black skinnies look pretty amazing! do they look and feel as fabulous in real life?
Jordana

Zane Wooder said...

My mom is jealous of anyone that can fit into those pants.

-zane