Monday, February 28, 2011

from chicago...

i had one of the most fun weekends of my life these last few days in chicago. it snowed two out of the three days we were there providing one last true wintry experience before the onset of humidity here in houston. we had unbelievable meals including one of the best bloody mary's i've ever had at the RL restaurant. the interior of the place is so cool, i am still bummed i didn't take the time to accurately capture the decor. we caught a blues band in lincoln park saturday night and i literally felt like i had stepped back in time...the elysian hotel did not disappoint giving us the option to upgrade into our suite with balcony and ridiculous view of snow and architecture. i got my room service fix ordering multiple grilled cheese sandwiches and fries throughout the weekend. here is what i wore:
-in the elysian lobby in my beloved alex wang cape
-walking the streets in my new topshop coat and burberry hat. nordstrom tights. homemade fingerless gloves (which work perfectly with the shorter sleeves on the coat)
-food at balsan - restaurant in the elysian
-trying on hats in brooks brothers. my lumberjack-chic look.
-our balcony
-at the bean
-fun in the photography section of the art institute
-wine at fred's above barney's wearing my new rag and bone blazer, bvlgari and vintage rings and my arnoldy family crest pendant i received as a wedding gift
-the back of my new blazer - sheer ribbing and sheer sleeves. so cool. also love this chanel bag for its ability to have a long strap.
-street style and alleyways. hat found on ebay. jeffrey campbel nation h boots.


  1. love the leopard coat! looks like you guys had a great time!

  2. I love all the pics and especially the leopard coat - super cute! The RL is supposed to be beautiful! Glad you had such a good time!

  3. love the pics! Looks like you had a blast!

  4. um, hello! this is fabulous! this post made me miss Chicago terribly.

    love all of your clothes, especially the coat and the shorts and the shoes and that hat....all of it! plus i think you've inspired me that when im back in chicago, i should stay at some chic hotels instead of always at my parents house or loft.

    gorgeous photos! i always feel like its so hard to post pictures of myself- i feel like i make the same face everytime- but these are all very different. VERY well done post!

    and yes, next time you guys are in ATX we definitely need to meet!


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