Chicago Style: Wind, Oprah and a Bell Sleeve

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A few weeks ago, Dustin and I took a quick trip to Chicago over Easter weekend. Little did I know that this quick weekend trip to the city where we met would change my life forever, since Dustin asked me to marry him while we were there! That’s right, we’re engaged! More to come on the engagement story and our wedding planning so far. (Keep an eye our for Monday’s post.)

Needless to say, Chicago became even more special for us that weekend. But, of course, in all the excitement, I didn’t take very many pictures and only managed to photograph this outfit. This is what I wore on Friday, when we flew into the city.

I got the chance to break out my favorite new bell sleeve top from Asos and this old J Crew miniskirt. The Kurt Geiger bag is a London find, and I just love the deep green color of it. Comfy flats were a must while we wandered all around Chicago, so my trusty Tieks worked great.

Chicago Style: a bell sleeve top and mini skirt are perfect for your Chicago packing list

Chicago Style: a bell sleeve top and mini skirt are perfect for your Chicago packing list

It was the perfect outfit to transition from the airplane to a lovely lunch at Summer House, and then to a nice wander about the city. That night, we returned to the bar where we first met a year and a half ago, and had a drink and played some arcade games. It was a really great day of remembering how our relationship started and reflecting on how far we’ve come together.

Chicago Style: a bell sleeve top and mini skirt are perfect for your Chicago packing list

Some of our favorite activities in Chicago were walking around by the lake and eating endless amazing meals. I’ve never thought of Chicago as much of a foodie paradise, but we didn’t have a bad meal this entire trip! Stay tuned for more posts from Chicago coming soon, as well as more details on our engagement and wedding planning!


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  • An Thuý Triệu

    Love the bell sleeves!
    – An Trieu

  • duemidwest

    Congrats on the engagement! How exciting!! Can’t wait to hear more about it. How fun to have the proposal be in a place that means so much already!

    • Thank you! Yes, it was perfect (even though I totally knew it was coming) 🙂

  • Steven A. Pinex

    I was born and raised in Chicago. Downtown area was my “stomping grounds” for about a year and a half while I was in my second and part of my third year of college.

    I’m QUITE interested in your engagement story; call it the writer in me (maybe, it’s the wedding DJ in me that wants to know more of the story of how you and your fiance began your relationship).

    Regardless, I plan on paying attention to follow up posts.

    • That’s awesome, Chicago is a cool city 🙂 We mostly checked out food this time, but I love exploring and it’s so easy to make the trip from MPLS.

  • Holly Hulke

    Love that bag!! Congratulations on your engagement! Wedding planning is so much fun!

    • Thank you! So far it’s mostly stressful, but I’m trying to relax and enjoy the experience!

  • Kelly Ratcliff

    Congratulations!! We road-tripped from Mankato to Chicago last year. It was so fun and we need to go more often- it’s not a bad drive.