Monday, July 13, 2015

Trip to the City

A few weekends ago I went on a trip to the city to celebrate my birthday with my boyfriend! We had a fabulous day filled with shopping, food, and exploring the city. 

For my outfit, I kept things simple with my typical summer look. I paired a bright blue Polo button down with these adorable lavender chino shorts. To tie the two colors together I wore a bold J Crew statement necklace that has blue, purple, and orange tones. For my shoes I kept things comfortable because a trip to Chicago requires a lot of walking. My arm candy of the day included my usual Henri Bendel watch, Kendra Scott cuff, and Alex and Ani bangles. 

Where it's from: 
Shirt: Ralph Lauren Polo 
Shorts: J Crew 
Necklace: J Crew 
Belt: Target 
Shoes: Sperry Topsider 
Bracelets: Alex and Ani, Kate Spade, and Kendra Scott 
Watch: Henri Bendel 
Sunglasses: Ray Bans (Sunglass Hut) 

To start the day off we spent an hour or so walking around Millennium park. They had so many gorgeous flowers everywhere! I couldn't help but snap a few photos. Also, while we were in the park we took a few photos that turned out perfect. We were lucky to have great weather while we were down there. 

For the first meal of the day we stopped at Shake Shack just off Michigan Ave. Since I ate there in DC a few years ago it has been my favorite place to get a burger! Jeremy had never been so I knew I had to take him. I always get a hamburger with shack sauce, fries, and their signature chocolate custard with brownie, fudge, and other delicious bits. 

After Shack Shake we shopped around Michigan Ave. We stopped in Water Tower, J Crew, Kate Spade, and a few other places. Then we decided to take a break and pick up a sprinkles cupcake. We ended up splitting a milk chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting. 

After we went to Sprinkles we were debating on where to go next. Then, we saw a few girls walking towards us with Vineyard Vines bags. Naturally I start practically running down the street to find the new Vineyard Vine Chicago store! Jeremy andI are huge fans so naturally it was a big moment. We ended up doing some MAJOR damage but we were very excited to get to visit a store. 

L: A shot of the new Vineyard Vines store! 
R: Dylan's Candy Bar on Michigan Ave. 

After shopping at Vineyard Vines we made two more stops at Brooks Brothers (for Jeremy) and at Nordstrom to pick out a new watch! Then we wondered around until it was time for dinner. We ate at my favorite Italian restaurant Volare. If you are ever near Michigan Ave. I highly suggest it! It's delicious! 

To complete the perfect day I FINALLY got a pink whale hat from Vineyard Vines! I have been wanting one of these since I was introduced to the brand and now I finally have one. I was pretty excited about it for something that was free.... But none the less thats off the bucket list! 

What are your favorite spots in Chicago? Let me know in the comments! 


  1. Such cute outfits, I love that you are matching! I love Chicago, and I'm so glad the new Vineyard Vines store is finally open, I can't wait to go back there in August!

    Ane | Basque Prep

    1. Thank you! And I know! The Vineyard Vines store opening was the best thing to happen to Chicago! It's fabulous!

  2. You defiantly made me want to visit Chicago now! Love your outfit and the VV whale hat is so cute on you! :)


    1. Thank you! And it's a great city if you have the chance it's worth the trip!