Monday, October 25, 2010

In Which I Went to Chicago and Only Took Five Pictures

In Which I Went to Chicago and Only Took Five Pictures

In Which I Went to Chicago and Only Took Five Pictures

Works Cited
dress, bag, socks: h&m (w/ gift card from weardrobe)
sweater and boots: j crew

This weekend, Christopher and I took the train to Chicago and had the most wonderful, relaxing few days exploring the city and eating ourselves silly. We had so much fun that we almost entirely forgot to take photos, except during a few hours at Navy Pier, where the sun miraculously appeared from the clouds.

In Which I Went to Chicago and Only Took Five Pictures
(Awkward and hilarious almost-up-your-dress shot in which I look like a giant).

I was also lucky enough to spend some time on Michigan Avenue with birthday gift cards that were burning a hole in my pocket. I bought this dress on Saturday, put it on that evening and haven't taken it off since. These pictures are from Sunday, when we strolled around the city and I learned that boys love polka dots. Or, at least, the boy in my life does :)

36 comments:

cuppycakeme said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the outfit! Too cute!


http://www.cuppycakeme.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

The Ferris wheel shot is actually my fav! Love the polka-dots!
Pocket of Presh

The Suburb Experiment said...

That dress is fantastic - I wouldn't take it off either!

Jenn

Carys said...

I love your dress, it's so cute!! The ferris wheel picture is amazing too.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Justine said...

Polka Dots, eh!? I shoudl give this a whirl!

Loving your new outfit!

Just Better Together

Jessica said...

hahaha! i think i have the EXACT same picture as your second one!! same pose, same squinting... too funny! glad you had a great time!

Jessica
Surely Sonsy (newly re-designed!)

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love the ruffles on your dress! And the few photos that you did end up taking were awesome. Glad you had a great time, friend! Happy, happy birthday.

JoAnn
Sidewalk Chalk

megannielsen said...

I love that he has an opinion on polka dots! so cute! That dress really is awesome - but the boots are what caught my attention! In my dreams I buy boots from Jcrew hehe

Elaine said...

So cute!! I think you look great in polka dots. I'm glad you had so much fun you almost forgot to take pictures!

www.clothedmuch.com

Amber Noella said...

Hi there, I wanted to let you know that your outfits are wonderful! Very book-ish & school teacher-ish.
Also, I think they are very modest.
You can visit me @ my blog at, noblenotions.blogspot.com
-Amber ;)

portlandize.com said...

Congrats, that is indeed a fantastic dress! :) Sounds like you had a great time, and it's always wonderful to be able to take a few days and not have to worry about much of anything, just do what you like.

From Suns To Moons said...

You look great, as always. Keep up the great work!

jamie said...

Love the dress! I hope Navy Pier was extra fun! Were there people dressed up for Halloween? The bride/groom is my favorite! Haha! I hope you had a great time in Chicago! :D

Lindsey P. said...

Oh, Chicago, how I miss thee! Glad you guys got the chance to visit. I think I gained five pounds when I went there last year. And I'll bet you got lots of attention in that adorable dress! I love the grey sweater with it. :)

www.styleusvancouver.com

archives said...

awww, glad you had fun! and i hope volare was good - i'll have to make a date with my man to get over there! :)

Roxanne said...

Your outfit is too cute! My boyfriend loves polka dots as well! Must be a guy thing. ;)

Laura said...

I have that H&M dress in navy! Early this spring, when it was still cold (March), I paired it with skinny black ponte pants and a cardigan and it really worked that way, which was surprising--I thought maybe it would all be too bulky. I like yours with boots--I'm going to try that look!

Alex said...

Envy! Not just for the trip and the lovely time you had, but because I tried on that very same dress a month or two ago and looked AWFUL in it. I so wanted it.

Lexie, Little Boat said...

adorable! i love that you pair your boots with knee socks!

Liz said...

Not having time to take pictures means you are having too much fun to document it! It looks like fun and I love polka-dotted/ruffly dress!

Kinsey said...

Very cute dress. I was so close to buying it but I have too much polka dot!

MUA said...

That dress is precious ! I can see her in many outfit (tugged in jeans as a top, worn with leggings when weather is chilly...) I have been reading your blog for a while now but I never commented before...Your blog is really full of classy inspirational outfits and you are so beautiful !

Caro xxx

JB said...

Love your dress!

Modestly Fashioned said...

I love the polka dots too...and the ruffles on the neckline are such a great detail! I used to live in downtown chicago and I miss michigan ave sooo much! I am jealous that you got to be there!
~Ally
http://modestlyfashioned.blogspot.com/

Sydney said...

UM. HOW did you get a gift card from weardrobe?! Are you kidding me?

That dress is insane. And so are your legs.
I want to be a giant now too.

Jill said...

Ooooh love that dress! Nice find! I had so much fun at Navy Pier in Chicago--glad you had a great weekend!

Looks & Books

amy said...

Sounds like a completely fabulous birthday! :)

ciupa said...

Chicago is so great, glad you had a good time...and the few photos say it all anyway! love the outfit on you!

Cathryn♥ said...

I recently found your blog and I love it! Your outfits are adorable...and I love the new polka dot dress! Can't wait to continue reading!

http://choccoveredbridges.blogspot.com/

Hope said...

You look really cute! I love the polka dots! I'm glad you had a fun birthday weekend!

Laura said...

How fun! My bf and I also went to Chicago for the weekend (from AR) and I got to introduce him to the wonders of H&M! That dress is so great on you!

Wasn't the weather just absolutely perfect Sunday?

90dayswithoutshopping.blogspot.com

Lori said...

I am loving that dress. You look so fresh.

Aubrey Anne said...

I love love love that polka dot dress!!

Rosiecat said...

Chicago! Best city in the world. I miss it a lot, so it's always fun to see it show up on blogs and such. I'm glad you had a good time and that you felt relaxed enough to forget to take pictures ;-) It's good to get away!

Terri said...

the Ferris wheel photo is wonderful! Beautiful dress.

Molly said...

Are there polka dots on your socks too??? How stylish are you?
You may have only gotten 5 pictures, but the 5 pictures are pretty great.

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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