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Day 15: Random Exploration

Oh man, was today such a nice change of pace from my daily routine.  Since I didn't have any real plans for my trip to Chicago, I could just kinda play the whole day by ear.  If you know me, readers, I'm the kind of person who has a list THIS LONG of things to do in the places I visit.  While I'm not the type that plans everything to the last minute, I am the kind of person that rushes from place to place to make sure that I don't miss anything.  (That's why the BF is handy, he slows me down.)  Well, this time, the only thing on my schedule was really to pick my parents up from the airport in the evening.  Since I actually am staying well outside of the city, I thought it appropriate to spend the day doing random things in Chicago until I had to go to O'Hare to pick my parents up.  It was pretty good day, all told.
First, I called up my cousin who goes to school in the city and asked if she wanted to get lunch.  She had a class break, so we got Ethiopian food and bananas foster at a different restaurant afterwards.  If you haven't have Ethiopian food before, I highly recommend it (nuts, I should've taken a picture).  It's very savory and comes on a plate on top of a pancake, and you eat it with your hands! Mmm.  It's about dinner time now, and I want some.   After I dropped her off, I drove around looking for a good location to take pictures.  I'm working on my location spotting, and here's what I ended up with.  I took these near the Nature Boardwalk off of Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton, right on the edge of Lincoln Park.

Cardigan: Anthropologie Sparrow Wind & Whirl Cardigan
Top: Zara TRL Top
Skirt: Anthropologie Tabitha Avant-Tweed Skirt
Tights: Anthropologie Eloise Tights
Boots: Anthropologie Miss Albright Pebbled and Prmped Boots
Socks: Gap
Necklace: Anthropologie Parakou Necklace
Scarf: "Borrowed" from Mom
Purse: Hobo International Touch Base

Thaat's right.  I found another door to pose in front of.  This one is green!

I would've taken better, closer pictures, but that white goose on the far left was scaring me.  Not to mention, if I fell, it would be into a frozen river.  Pfft, details.

I'm using a Canon Powershot on this vacation because the DSLR was just too big to bring with me.  This probably explains some of the pictures' poor quality.  BUT! I found a function that has a timer AND takes 5 shots in a row, so you can see the results of that in this post.  I had so much fun (You can probably tell)!  Still, I'm starting to realize that its kinda stressful taking pictures with a tripod by yourself.  There were all these people running and kinda staring at me as they ran by.  But such is the life of a blogger, no?  I swung by a Caribou Coffee (<3!) to kill the rest of the time before I went to the airport.  Oh Dark Chocolate Mint Condition, how I missed you.  Amazing deliciousness. 

You will begin noticing more changes on the blog as I make progress updating things this week.  I've started a twitter -- feel free to follow me at 'tolookforstyle'.  You can find a link on the left.  Other things hopefully to be available in the near future include an updated blog design and a Facebook page for the blog.   I'll keep you posted.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway for Benefit Cosmetics make-up!  Thanks for stopping by, see ya tomorrow!


  1. Love your outfit and you photos!! And I will follow you on twitter!!


  2. Thanks H Rija! Twitter's a new thing for me, so I'll try to be interesting ;).

  3. Wow, that skirt goes SO well with those boots! I will definitely be swiping that combo---genius!

  4. Steal away ;). It's crazy how the boots and skirt are very similar colors considering it's hard to pin down exactly what color the boots are...