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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Chicago Trip

School started for the boys and things have been so busy.  Much too busy to even think about trying to get photographed.... sheesh!  It's been way too long since I've last posted.  I've been wanting to share my photos of what I wore on our trip to Chicago at the end of August.  We decided to visit Chicago to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.  I couldn't get us a non-stop flight out of Orange County using miles for the week of our official anniversary, so I made the sacrifice of not being there on our actual anniversary and booked for the following week.  It actually worked out very well.  We celebrated on our real anniversary the previous week by staying at a hotel for a night locally, and then we had the following week to look forward for our eight day trip to Chicago.  Here are some of the outfits I wore.

Hotel Lobby Outfit:
ECI 'Paper Lace' blouse, Lavender - Nordstrom
MICHAEL Michael Kors 'City Shorts', White - Nordstrom Rack
Lauren Jeans Co. 'Tamara Classic' denim jacket, Nolita Wash -
Tory Burch 'Reva' flat, Metallic Silver - Nordstrom
Alfani two-toned cuff bracelet, hematite & silver - Macy's

Enjoying a "Cheezborger, Cheezborger! No fries, Chips! No Pepsi, Coke!" at the Billy Goat Tavern.  The classic SNL sketch was based on this restaurant.

 I wish I would have remembered to get a better shot of me in this navy draped dress I wore on the first of our two nights out without the kids.  We went to dinner at a very old school Chicago steakhouse with my husband's clients who live in Chicago during the summers.  Below is the stock photo of the dress.  I wore it with clear & silver chandelier earrings and copper croc pumps.  A lot of booze here at this table!  I was the wimpy one here and wanted the Baileys.
 Anrthropologie 'Whirligig' Dress, Navy - Anthropologie

Me and my boys in front of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House in Hyde Park.

Robie House Outfit:
True Grit contrast panel button-down shirt, Mint Green - Nordstrom
Not Your Daughter's Jeans denim bermuda, Resin Wash -
Söfft 'Montera' Sandal, Patent Brown - 
Argento Vivo 'Teardrop Dome Lace' Earrings, Silver -

Probably my favorite outfit of the trip.  Hotel bathrobes for the entire family!  SO nice and cozy.

Frank Lloyd Wright House & Studio in Oak Park Outfit:
INC crinkle skirt, Gray - Macy's
Shimera horizontal striped tank, Gray & White -
Lauren Jeans Co. denim jacket, Nolita Wash -
Cole Haan 'Air Olivia', Golden Yellow Snake Print -
Nordstrom crinkle leather handbag, khaki -

Second date night out, again I didn't get properly photographed.  I wore this dress the previous week for our official tenth anniversary night out.

Shockingly, my husband agreed to go with me to Harpo just so I could stand in front of the studio and have myself photographed in front of the building. 

No Oprah Winfrey Show for me.  I was three months too late.  The last show taped in May, I showed up in August.

No Oprah Winfrey Show Outfit, Our Last Day in Chicago:
Filtre tee w/ navy & gray twist embroidery, Lavender - Nordstrom
Shimera tank, White -
7 For All Mankind Mid Rise Bootcut jeans, Rinse Wash - Macy's
Land's End rain jacket, yellow - Land's End @Sears
Bo'em 'Adelle' sandal, Silver -


  1. Your boys are cuties, and it looks like you had an amazing trip!

  2. Great pictures! Looks like a wonderful trip! Happy Anniversary!

  3. THE-LOUDMOUTH, thanks for stopping by here! It was such fun getting the family in our robes. We never wanted to take them off.

    Rebecca, Thanks! We had an awesome time. Can't wait to get back to Chicago some day again.

    Pear, Thanks again dear. I keep talking about our anniversary, don't I?

  4. Yay, you're posting again! I love the outfits you've showcased here, especially the lavender top with the yellow jacket. That's such an unexpected color combination, and it looks fabulous! Also, the blue dress is very Kate Middleton, which I love. :D

    The family bathrobe picture is too cute! You guys are adorable.