Sweet Sweet Chicago.

Gosh, I love that place.
Pretty sure it loves me back because well, me and her. We had a great time.
There are two things that you need to know before I go into this post.

1. No, I did not meet Giuliana like many of you thought I was going to. It was a nice thought, but according to the waitress at RPM Italian {whose name was also Erin. Which made me feel inclined to tell her that I told my husband on St Patricks Day that I said "Kiss me I'm Irish...My name is Erin Go Bragh!" Really? Who tells their waitress that? Apparently I do.}, they were not in town. Let's face it guys. It was a good thing she wasn't there. I was too busy shoving orange peels in my mouth and stuffing Mama DePandi's pasta down my friends throats. Gosh, that pasta was Heavenly.
However, they will be in town on Tuesday. So guess who is going back Tuesday?
But I wish.

2. Many of my pictures turned out a little whacky. I blame this on three things.
-My earrings. Those suckers caused a blur in almost every picture. Apparently my camera and shiny things don't mesh well.
--My face. You see, it wanted to act really weird at all times in every picture. That face. She has a mind of her own sometimes.
-And last. Some of us didn't know how to take a picture, but instead knew how to take a video.

So anyhow, I say all of that to apologize for some of the quality of the pictures you may see throughout this post. Do not judge. But instead blame it on my earrings, face, and incompetent friends.

Lets recap this 24 hour trip shall we?
We shall.
It started out a little bit like this. In the backseat of a car. Being mocked by two husbands. Typical.
At least I had all the necessities. Phone. Coffee. Chewed up gum on top of coffee.
After almost throwing the men out the window, we arrived to the hotel safe and sound.

Naturally, I had to take a few snapshots of the room and also do some poses in front of a mirror.
Oh, act like you don't do it either. Okay you are right. You don't. Your life is much better off. Trust me.
We then decided it would be a good idea to shop, because how do you not shop in the city? You can't not do it. So we had to. And shopped we did. In the beautiful fog and rain that decided to make its appearance. Chicago, it's a good thing you totally redeemed yourself on Sunday with sunshine.
You were about to get smacked. Just sayin.
After spending a whopping $6 on a bracelet, we were done shopping.
This is when the fun began.
We made our way to the restaurant where I proceeded to devour almost every item on the menu. You think I am kidding, but I am not. I am pretty confident our table had something like 10 appetizers? True story. We may have had a cocktail or two as well. Or ten.
I also managed to almost fall three times on the wood floors there. I have grace written all over me. And no friends, this was not because of the cocktails. Sometimes walking in heels and I don't get along too well. Thank God there was a chair to grab onto as I was about to go down. Thank you to the precious couple who were sitting at the table for not laughing in my face. You are too kind.

After dinner we made our way to one of the sketchiest bars in the city because that's how we roll.
Complete with our own door opener.
After a few cheers and getting hit on by a "married" man who happened to not be wearing his ring, we decided to move elsewhere. And this is where it got fun yo.
Yes I tore that dance floor up.
Which reminds me, I am tired.

Onto Sunday. Yes, this post may just be the longest ever complete with hundreds of pictures. Sorry about your luck. Back to Sunday. It was beautiful. And there is nothing better than Chicago in the sunshine. Honestly, you need to experience it. Experience it we did.

Really, all I am trying to say is, I love that place.


  1. yeah for chicago!! the weather was so nice today! two outfit comments: 1. i have those orange sandals and love them and 2. that was the outfit i voted you wear - you look beautiful! glad you have a sweet time!

  2. Chicago! My old home sweet home! I miss the busy city life in the sense that there was always something to do/see/be but I don't know if I could ever go back to the brutal winters!! :)

    Glad you had fun--heels are the devil :)

  3. Looks like such a great time :)

    You are so pretty and your outfits are super cute!

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  5. I LOVE your dress from Sunday, and I totally love Chicago too. My hubby proposed to me in Chicago, atop the Sears Tower :)

  6. Okay, two questions...where did you get those coral sandals? And where did you get that maxi dress? I need some maxis for my upcoming trip to Ethiopia and I have no clue where to find them!

    Lindsey :)

  7. That is probably the cutest hotel room I've ever seen. Please don't tell me that means I've probably not been out much.... ha!
    I want to go to Chicago sooo bad someday! Pretty much I just want to go to eat, eat, eat! I hear the food is amazing there :) I guess a little sight seeing wouldn't hurt either. Maybe a baseball game for the hubs and shopping for me? Someday!
    LOVE the pictures!

  8. I love your yellow striped dress- so cute! Also, I'm jealous of your trip, I've only been to Chicago as a teen, with adults present. I can't wait to go back with the maturity of a teen, but with the legal age of an adult...

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  10. It looks like you all had a blast. Your outfits are amazing and I'm loving those wedges girl! Have a great week! Kori xoxo


  11. What a good time. I love the coral and white flip-flops!!

  12. So glad you had fun! Awesome :)

  13. what a fun trip! you seriously have the best clothes! i love your striped dress, and the maxi dress is gorgeous!

  14. That sounds so fun - that restaurant looks amazing!


  15. That's one city I'd love to visit someday! Thank you for sharing your photos with us! I am SO glad I am not the only one who is wobbly on heels! haha! Great pics!

  16. Even without getting to meet Guiliana, it looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I have wanted to go to Chicago for so long...ever since I realized how many of my favorite movies (ok, Adventures In Babysitting) were set there. Your weekend journey makes me want to go even more! And to eat at RPM :) Hope your week is as lovely as your weekend!

  17. i loved chicago! my brother is in the navy and was stationed in great lakes for a couple of years... soo fun to visit!!

    i loveee your maxi dress! so cute!

  18. I absolutely love that you are silly and aren't afraid to let everyone know.
    I really wish I was not scared of how people view me. My sister and my husband both are like you, in that you show people the silly side without worrying too much how people see you.
    Thank you!

  19. Your trip sounds SO fun! I love all of your funny pictures, haha! And I have to ask, where did you get those ADORABLE coral sandals? They are too cute!!

  20. love your fun personality! by the way, that maxi dress is so cute!!

  21. Love the striped dress/ necklace combo! Cute.

  22. I LOVE Chicago...its only about 4 hours away....my daughter and I sometimes go for girls weekend...you look great Erin...such fun photos!
    And dont worry, I actually FALL on the wood floors, funny thing, I lay there, no one even tries to pick my azz up! Thanks friends, right?? lol

    Have a great Monday!

    June 1989 Jewelry Grand Opening!

  23. Ahhh! We JUST missed each other in Chi-town! :( We went St. Paddy's day weekend! HOW AMAZING was RPM?! I could have died knowing G and Billy R had been there! ( We even sat in their booth in the corner!! (DIED!!) Wasn't it fun hearing stories about them from the waitstaff?!

    Looks like you guys had a fun time!! Love you fun summery outfits!! :)

  24. That room was SO adorable- I would have been taking pictures in the mirrors too! Just yesterday hubby and I were talking about wanting to visit Chicago-- we've never been!!! Looks like a blast-- did you eat at the Wildberry Place? I already want to!

  25. I was in Chicago Friday/Saturday! The weather sucked! Cold & rainy. But Chicago is always fun & the food. OMG. The FOOD!

  26. chicago is the best! and these pictures are awesome.

  27. world's cutest maxi dress ever!!! must have one!

    what a fun trip! you guys had a blast and the weather on sunday looked amazing!!

  28. LOVE chicago! LOVE your yellow dress :)

  29. Somehow to managed to miss the freakishly, unseasonably warm weather we've been having the last few weeks! Sunday was nice though, if not a bit chilly. Today is normal for March (ie cold and miserable), but we're supposed to be getting that gorg weather back soon! Not soon enough, I say!

  30. Looks like you had a grand old time! I love your dresses! I also love your silly face pictures so much! Silly face pictures are the best.

  31. Beautiful my darling! I enjoy all of your pics...even of your toes ..ok maybe not the feet pics but everything else :) So glad you guys had a great time!! Wish I could've gone ;)

  32. Looks like your went on a perfect weekend! Anything at RPM that you liked that you could recommend?

  33. I spy a yellow Forever 21 dress, yes?! LOVE IT. And I would say that you have impeccable taste in picking it out but then again I would be complimenting myself because I have it in black and coral...haha

    Oh. Did I mention you have impeccable dress picking out skills? ;)

    PS-I LOVE YELLOW. ANd you. Byeeee

  34. my hometown :) looks like you rocked it!!

  35. Looks like a fun trip! I really want to try some of Mama DePandi's pasta!


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