Blogging is something that I have been able to thoroughly enjoy. I never thought that I would be where I am today. I also never thought it would bring me a great friendship. I still can’t believe how much happened in 2015 and because of that, I can not even explain my excitement for 2016. I think my friend Dana agrees with me completely. Speaking of Dana, let me tell you a little about her and how much fun we had the other day!
Dana is the owner of From Pizza to Prep and has been having so much fun with her blog for the last 6 months. We know each other because we are both in Alpha Xi Delta at the University of Illinois but our friendship became fast and furious when we both started blogging.
Dana is from a suburb just outside of Chicago so I thought why not take her downtown for the day! We ate at this amazing Sushi restaurant called Union Sushi + Barbecue Grill. We both loved our meals and you can totally tell Dana was loving it because of the smile she has on in this picture.
After lunch, I decided to show Dana around Chicago’s Gold Coast where there is some of the highest end shopping to be had. No, unfortunately we did not buy anything from Hermes, Louis Vuitton, or Barbour, but we did take trips on just to dream the one day we could. This day was a day of firsts for Dana because we took a trip to Sprinkles, Vineyard Vines, and Kendra Scott, all of which she had never been to before. I was so happy I could bring her because they are some of my favorite places in Chicago’s Gold Coast.
After all of our fun trips around the Gold Coast, we decided to be some what productive with our blogger date and actually take some outfit pictures for all of you so here is what I wore!
The J. Crew coat that I am wearing was definitely one of my favorite birthday presents. It is perfect for mild Chicago days when it is unzipped, but it has also been great when I couple it with a scarf for the cooler days.
Sweaters and statements necklaces are still always a classic look for me. I have had this sweater and necklace from J. Crew for about a year now and I still always wear them. That is a perfect indicator that J. Crew makes great classic and timeless pieces.
My jeans and booties were just quick pick ups from American Eagle and Charlotte Russe. I have told you all before how much I swear by these jeans. I am not usually one buy cheap shoes. I got these booties for $15 and they are by far the most comfortable shoes I own. That just goes to show you that you do not always need to spend a fortune on shoes. I spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect booties so just take some time when picking out something you would really like.
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