Chicago, Illinois

From the top of a Chicago rooftop

I lived in New York City for a semester during college, and though I always say that I wouldn’t want to live in a big city for the rest of my life, I think I could do Chicago. Ok, so that’s a lie….I hate snow and I hate cold. The city though, I could do the city. At least that’s what I think when I stay in places like the loft we were at last Friday. The first few of these photos are from there, and I think it was the coolest place ever. How awesome would it be to have a rooftop patio to hang out with all of your friends? <sigh> Maybe some day we will be rich and we can afford something like this…in downtown Austin:) Sorry not sorry for the overload of pictures today! Enjoy!Rooftop Patio in Chicago The rooftop patio at the loft.Chicago townhouses Pretty houses in Chicago.Chicago Loft Windows at the loft.Chicago lights

Lights on the rooftop patio.Wedding wear At the wedding ceremony with my friend Adam’s fiance, Heather.Preppy wedding wear I saw these guys in their preppy, classy outfits and knew Bryan and I needed to take a photo with them. I need to get Wes a seersucker suit:)How to dress for a wedding for men Classy bros.Groom Justin, the groom, looking like he has secret service agents.Chicago wedding photo champagne toast Champagne toast after the ceremony.Albion alumni The Albion kiddos at the wedding. We’re a classy bunch.What to wear to a wedding Wes and I.Summer wedding attire My boys, Matt and Bryan. They are like my brothers and I wish we all lived closer!Wedding flowers Wedding photo booth Photo booths are my favorite part of weddings.Chicago wedding photo booth Wedding centerpieces- flowers in beer and wine bottles The centerpieces at the table we really awesome! Beer and wine bottles with fresh flowers in them.Wedding cake made of cheese The bride and groom cutting their cheese wedding cake.Wedding tent in backyardThe beautiful tent all lit up at night.

I have been looking for a dress like this one since I bought it last year. I love the cut and it’s just adorable in general. Every time I go in to Forever 21 I hope and dream that I will find the dress in a different color or a new pattern. Well, the week before Chicago, I was in with my cousin and we found it! I honestly probably wouldn’t have cared what pattern or color it was, but I ended up loving the green and blue anyways:) You can’t see them in the photos because my feet got tired after an hour or so, but I wore my nude Target wedges and then matched that cute nude clutch to them. Pearls were a great finishing touch and made me feel like the classiest broad at the party. Well, I thought I was until they started playing boy band songs from my middle school days, and Matt and I jammed along as though we were still in those middle school days. Haha! Oooh I want to go back!

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2 Comments Chicago, Illinois

  1. Gale

    Thanks so much for sharing this on Wherever Wednesday. Strangly enough my husband just got a phone interview for a job in a place NEAR Chigago, just today (not sure how serious that is…job hunting all over and have had lots of interviews in lots of places, but still nice to see a little slice of this place, JUST IN CASE. *grin*). I could deal with cold…not so sure about my DH.


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