Posts tagged ‘chicago’


my closet / day date

this weekend a. and i decided to get out of the house and have a lil’ day date downtown taking pictures, eating food & admiring the green river. but as we were riding the el, we realized that we were a week late on the st. patrick’s day festivities. so at the last minute, we decided to peruse the neighborhood of old town. and boy are we glad we did! it’s now our new favorite neighborhood :]

we came across the cutest little shops. there was a great spice shop, a nicole miller that i wouldn’t bring myself to in, and tons of restaurants. my favorite shops were pulp and ink [so in love with stationary], the fudge pot [umm hi chocolate shaped everything] and a lil’ flower shop with three stories worth of flowers, wreaths, vases and more. for dinner we ate a new place called the flat top grille – it was like a mongolian bbq on steroids. SO yummy!

we didn’t get too many pictures that day – but here are a few we snagged [don’t judge my senior photo pose… i get nervous when my picture is being taken!].

jean blazer ~ ann taylor loft
sweater ~ h&m
jeans ~ kohls
boots ~ charlotte russe
scarf ~ target
cute boy ~ a. :]

dun dun dun

so i have news. big news.

i am moving.

where to?


actually, north chicago. the evanston/glenview/northbrook area. but its only a thirty-forty minute train ride to downtown. and a thirty-forty minute drive to adam’s work. he got a lateral supervisor job in mettawa, and since it’s a new warehouse he’ll be able to move up in management more quickly. very exciting. as for me… i really have nothing here, anymore. i have nothing holding me back. so why not move? chicago has a ton of opportunities, i have a lot of contacts and if we live in evanston we are right next to northwestern university [aka i could go back to school!]. the kicker? we move october 1st. one month. one month to find a job or two for me & an adequate apartment for us. plus, finish my internship & the papers – AND to downsize and pack all my crap. hah. overwhelming.

so… yeah. yippeeeeee for a new chapter! :]