7.15.2012

You Did Me Good Chicago, You Did Me Good.

So this weekend was pretty fantastic.
Which also means it was pretty exhausting.
Because of this {and due to the fact that I still have a thousand other things to get done tonight}
I am going to get straight to the chase. Or straight to the point as one may say.
I am not 100% confident that "straight to the chase" makes any sense.
Now I will warn you--this post will be long. And full of pictures. Thousands most likely.
Consider yourself warned.

Friday night did in fact consist of me dressing up like a cow to go claim some free Chick-fil-A.
Because I thought I might look strange adorning myself in black spots alone, I drug my niece along. Just to make it look like it was her idea or something. Regardless, I have decided that I would dress up as a cow everyday if it meant a free 12 count of chicken nuggets and waffle fries.
 And in case you have ever wondered what I look like mooing, here you have it.
Attractive. I know.

Saturday Shawn and I took off for the great city of Chi-town. Also known as Chicago.
On the way up, it decided to rain for the first time in 29,382 days.
It left me feeling a little like a whiny child who just got told they can't eat their 6th Popsicle for the day.
However, it cleared up pretty quickly after our arrival so I turned that frown upside down, grabbed me some Starbucks, and posed for pictures with Michael Jordan. Or at least his restaurant. I would probably not be alive if I saw MJ in the living flesh. It's true, all of my internal organs would shut down, I just know it.
We then shopped, took a few touristy pictures, and drank some wine. Three things I excel at.
Fast forward to Saturday night. It consisted of delivering baby gifts to Giuliana {no she was not there, yes I cried, no I am not over it, yes I will meet her someday, no I am not out of my mind, yes, yes I am}, grabbing a drink {or two} with Taylor {who happens to be more hilarious/sarcastic in real life}, and then making our way to a late {ahem, 10:30 pm} dinner back at RPM Italian.
{Dress: Miss Chic//Necklace: Forever 21//Gift: For Baby R}
 follow her blog now. you will laugh forever and ever and ever.
 
This leads me to Sunday. The big day for my first ever Blogger Blitz. Not gonna lie--my stomach pretty much killed all morning leading up to it. For some reason, meeting 30+ strangers seemed nerve wrecking to me. Or maybe it was the bacon and cheese panini I scarfed down right before hand.
Anyhow--It was like match.com on steroids. However, it was great. Like beyond great. I loved it entirely way too much {that I would not shut up about it to my husband on our drive home}. Everybody was so sweet. The venue was fantastic. And the drinks had no problem going down.
If you ever have the chance to attend a blogger meet-up, GO.
Special thanks to Alison who put it all together and Market Bar for allowing us to use their space!
 
Okkkkkaaaay and phew. One last thing. "Mondays with Miss Chic"
Today we have this lovely little dress for you, which comes in both yellow and orange.
Two colors I am lusting over. This dress is perfect for running errands during the day with flats or dressing it up with heels for an evening out {do I sound like a commercial right now? Good}
{necklace: Bip and Bop}
Today through Wednesday you can receive $5 off your choice of color {or heck--buy both and save $10 ;)} with the code YELLOW5. Lucky for you the starting price to this dress is only $35.50. Subtract $5 and you are sittin' pretty at $30.50. Don't mind if I do...Remember quantities are limited so you may need to act fast. Get your buns over here asap and get yo'self one. Or two.

K, that's all. I say that's all like this wasn't the longest blog post in all history of blog posts.

Go have yourself a great little day now, k?
I'm off to go do nothing productive.
 
ps. I did not actually cry about Giuliana not being there. Just clearing up any "wow she is a total nut job" thoughts you may have been formulating.
 
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55 comments:

  1. Love Love Love Chick-Fil-A! :) So Adorable! Chicago Looks Fun! I Have Never Been! Oh & Love The Dress! The Colors Look Great On You!

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  2. Oh gosh, you & your niece look too cute! Can't pass up free food :) Love all of your outfits!! I think I would be a nervous wreck meeting 30 bloggers too!! I was nervous just meeting one!

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  3. I so should have dressed like a cow...or done pretty much anything for free Chik-fil-a. Also, that dress might be the cutest thing I've ever seen!

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  4. Omg I love your cow outfit!!

    I looove Blogger Blitz! Allison has hosted 2 of them here in DC and they're so much fun! I got to meet such amazing women!

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  5. Your "Cow" outfit is adorable.. although I'm fairly certain your niece is even more adorable! She is a cutie!! I'm glad you had a great weekend in Chicago!!

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  6. Ahhhhh!!! I was JUST there!!! Can't believe I missed Blogger Blitz! Looks like a blast!

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  7. You took such great pics! I might have to borrow a few for my post if you don't mind. I'm still upset I had to leave early- I had a few choice words with Mr. Chris and the fact HE left his golf clubs in my car and therefore made ME leave this once-in-a-lifetime event. On that note, let's get a blog group together again, only at night, and with more drinks... Great to you meet you again!

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  8. sad I couldn't be there today! what cute pictures! and I think you should send one of those dresses to me? Do you really need two of them? : )

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  9. I'll be heading to Chi-town from the deep south on Wednesday! I'm so excited and your blog post just made me 10x more excited! Loving those dresses too!

    I'm a once-blogger re-starting a new one so please come follow me at
    herecomesthebelle.blogspot.com

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  10. Love your cow outfit, and love that dress!!! And for $30? Amazing, thanks!

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  11. I'm so glad you made it out to Chicago for this awesome event. I too was really nervous before hand and sat in my car a few extra minutes before walking in. I grabbed the big group picture for my blog post.

    I totally agree with Taylor. Next time: more time together, more drinks together. And definitely at night. Not on a Sunday!

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  12. I'm so glad you made it out to Chicago for this awesome event. I too was really nervous before hand and sat in my car a few extra minutes before walking in. I grabbed the big group picture for my blog post.

    I totally agree with Taylor. Next time: more time together, more drinks together. And definitely at night. Not on a Sunday!

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  13. Oh my gosh - you and your niece looks adorable! Fantastic pictures and I am loving both of those dresses!

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  14. you are too cute and probably the most fun aunt, ever!!

    that meet up looks so fun!

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  15. So good to meet you... at last! I'm with Taylor and Dana... more drinks, at night... away from 100 degree weather?! I'm stealing the group picture too... hope it's ok! Next time you're in town we can go to RPM, I've never been but have been wanting to go! XO-Chris

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  16. Looks like you had a great time! I love Chicago even though I don't take advantage of the city as much as I should. I want to go to RPM I heard its awesome!!

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  17. Oh I'm so bummed that I didn't go to the Blogger Blitz! Next time...next time. Just happened upon your blog as I was looking through the Blogger Blitz photos. Love it!

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  18. Where is the pic of us? Please email me it!!!!

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  19. Those cow pics with your niece...love 'em. Looks like the meet up was a success. Why don't I live near Chicago again? Oh, because I live in a damn cornfield in Kansas.

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  20. Great post! Blogger blitz looks like so much fun! And michael jordan has a steak house? who knew!?

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  21. This looks like such a blast! Loving all of your outfits! Also, I once wrapped my self in tin foil for free Chipotle... no shame:)

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  22. would have dressed like a cow ANY DAY for free chikfila! how did you find out about the meetup? i'd love to go to something like that someday but have no idea where to find one in texas!!! looks like yall had a blast!!!

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  23. Love this!! A) Those dresses are amazing. B) I'm jealous you met all those awesome bloggers and C) Free chick-fil-a??! Best weekend ever!

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  24. My FB newsfeed was FULL of my friends and family dressed as cows... yep, I'm from GA! The Blogger Blitz sounds like it was a blast, from Taylor's and your twitter!

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  25. "It's true, all of my internal organs would shut down, I just know it."

    I die! Hilarious!

    You make an adorable cow, and I love that dress in yellow! The little keyhole in the back really sets it off!
    You guys look like you had a blast at the meet up! So jealous!

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  26. I love loooonnggg blog posts! haha

    I wish I was at the blog conference!!! :(

    johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  27. Okay, just two things:
    1. What make-up do you use? Do you top it up/powder regularly? Because you look FLAWLESS all the time!!

    2. Ah...crap. What was two??

    Oh yeah! Can you ask Miss Chic to start shipping to Australia? Kthanksbye.

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  28. Cutest darn cows I ever did see:

    True story: I was craving chic-fil-a nugs so bad yesterday, drove all the way over there only to realize it was SUNDAY and CLOSED. Heart breaking really.

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  29. Erin, it was great meeting you at bloggerblitzchicago!! love your weekend photos and that you went to RPM!

    i am off to check out that amazing dress :)

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  30. LOVE your dress...and so jealous that you went to RPM. I love Guilianna too!

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  31. I'm with the ladies above who said more drinks at night! And can we go somewhere with air conditioning? Sweaty isn't my best look.

    It was great to meet you yesterday! I grabbed one of the group pictures, too, since I only took like, 4 the whole time we were there... My bad.

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  32. "I'm off to go do nothing productive." bahaha about to tweet/quote you, awesome

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  33. Beautiful dresses! All of them!

    Wow, this post is jam-packed with fun. I totally would've dressed up like a cow with you for free chicken nuggets... Sadly, I've never had Chik-fil-eh or whatever it is haha!

    Lesley
    byporchlight.blogspot.com

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  34. Love the Chick Fil A cow outfit. The photos are so cute. So jealous that you got to eat at RPM. How was the food?

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  35. Hahaha love the cow outfit. Do you love chicago!? We want to visit there!

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  36. It may not be blogger blitz columbus, but it still looks like so much fun! you got to meet so many awesome ladies!!! how fun :) so sorry G wasn't there..bummer! you look fabbbbb lady

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  37. Love this post!!! What did you do with the Bambino gift? And how was the food?!!!

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  38. I seriously crack up when I read your posts. And then I feel incredibly stupid because I'm smiling at my computer and stifling laughter like an idiot. But it's whatever! You're great!

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  39. I want an orange dress NOW! Thanks for offering us a lil discount ;)

    Where do you stay when you visit Chicago?! I'm trying to plan a visit there and I'm not sure what's the best area to stay in?!

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  40. Y'all make the cutest cows ever! :)

    www.highheelstosneakers.com

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  41. jealous. jealous of the cow outfit (I almost said chicken ... clearly you were not a chicken), but your sign threw me for a loop. jealous of the meeting of bloggers, and being in chicago for the weekend.
    blah. I'm gonna go drink now.

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  42. okay your trip and blogger blitz looks amazing! how fun :)

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  43. love this post!

    Have you entered your Chick-fil-a contest? You enter your pictures and whoever gets the most votes wins Chick-fil-a for a year.

    Now I am starving and I want Chick-fil-a

    Tiffany @ Dreams Do Come True @
    http://happilyeverafter-tiffany.blogspot.com/

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  44. If you ever come out to southern California and want to stalk...errr... avidly pursue... Giuliana I will totally help you! Especially if you ever see that she's going to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live - book that plane ticket and jet out here because I will do my best to get you to her! I really want you to meet her someday!

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  45. ok, so your weekend looked amaze and I just love all your outfits, you always look so cute! happy monday! and I am so jealous that you ate at RPM, is it good!???

    xo
    ashley

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  46. Just recently found your blog and love it! Your trip to the blogger meet-up made me really miss Chicago.

    Added you to my blog roll and a new follower..

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  47. oh and never fear.. I thought that giving Guiliana a baby gift was cute! definitely have been cheering for her myself.

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  48. That was an action-packed weekend. I love that orange dress.

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  49. Amazing weekend! I love all the pictures! I am also in love with G and would love to meet her one day! She is an awesome inspiration! I thin kit is awesome you delivered a baby gift! The dresses are gorgeous I will defiently check them out! & you and your neice make super cute cows!

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  50. I've been to RPM a few times, and Giuliana is NEVER there! It makes me so sad, although I did pass Bill on the street a few weeks ago!

    Love all of your Blogger Blitz pics! Bummed I couldn't make it...

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  51. I could live off of chick fil a nuggets and waffle fries. I hate hate hate when I drive through Chik Fil A's drive through on a sunday, sit and wait for someone to take my order and realize they are closed on Sundays. That always pisses me and my stomach off.

    And umm... the blogger meet up in Chicago. Totally jealous!

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  52. Holy Cow (teehee) that was a FULL weekend! I am quite jealous about the Blogger Blitz for obvious reasons, and I really want to go to Chicago...Cute dress!

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  53. so completely utterly ridiculously jealous that you and taylor know each other now. i feel like y'all are the cool kids and i'm the band geek who wants to be a part of everything.

    ps-you looks purrty :)

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  54. You did it! You dressed like a cow! I love it!!

    Oh, I love Taylor too. She is way too funny. And her recap of the meet up killed me. Just killed me.

    I want to hang out with the two of you!

    Kara
    ShawnKaraAndHeidi.blogspot.com

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  55. This is the mother load of blogger deals! :-)

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