Hi guys! I’ve clearly been obsessed with coat weather lately and have been trying to snatch up the opportunity to wear as many of my coats as possible since the weather has been so unpredictable! However, since I was in Chicago last week, it was pretty much coat weather every day! I have to admit- I always ask for colder weather when it’s hot, yet when temps drop below the 50s – I yearn for some sunshine in those moments. (Although, my real enemy is the wind.) I guess deep down inside, I’m just a wimp when it comes to cold weather. Thinking about it now, I probably only like cold weather for its opportunity to wear cute coats and boots, hee hee. (I can see the hubby shaking his head right about now.)
Anyways, Chicago was a good time to test my cold weather endurance and surprisingly, the coats I brought to Chicago kept me quite cozy and warm when walking around the city. I’m also thankful for my fleece lined tights that I picked up at Forever21 a few years ago. If you don’t have a pair yet, do yourself a favor and go get ‘em! You will not be disappointed.
After wrapping up my meetings on Friday, I opted to stay in Chicago through the weekend to get in some relaxation and enjoy the beautiful city! The hubby flew in to join me which I was super excited about. I’ve been to Chicago a few times before, and I fall in love with the city more and more each time I visit. It has so much character, the architecture is just stunning and the people are so nice there! I always tell my hubby that if we didn’t live in LA, I would love to explore the possibility of living in Chicago. I suppose it’s a little too late for that now…. but a girl can dream! :)
One of my most favorite places to visit when I’m in Chicago is Millennium park – also home of the famous “bean” structure (actually called the Cloudgate). I don’t know if it’s because it’s big, cute and shiny, but I just l-o-v-e visiting the bean! There are always a lot of tourists there and it can get a little crowded/ claustrophobic at times, but I really don’t mind one bit. On top of it looking pretty, it’s actually a pretty amazing structure because you can see the Chicago skyline through it’s reflection. Because of the gathering of visitors from all over the world, Millennium Park always has so much energy and charisma. It’s quite charming I have to say.
Coincidentally, while we were there, a Style Chicago event was also taking place at the park. They debuted some collections from local Chicago designers and it was a fun little event that I was glad I stumbled upon. I actually scored some goodies at a booth from a local jewelry designer called K.Amato while perusing the collections. Her jewelry line is so cute! I’m looking forward to sharing some of the pieces I got in my upcoming posts.
Well guys, off I go -another flight, another city…but this time…NYC for some fun events! I feel like a bit of a jetsetter lately since I’ve been on two back to back trips in the last few weeks – it’s been quite an exciting ride for this little homebody. :) I’ll try to get a post in on Friday, but if not – I’ll talk to you guys soon!
Wearing: Coat: Dolce Vita Bottom: Target Chambray shirt: Forever 21 Top: J.Crew (on sale now!) Scarf: Nordstroms (in mustard here) Purse: Sole Society Booties: Tory Burch (old, similar here)