Chicago Recap

My time in Chicago has come to an end and I’m a little sad. We had a truly great time in Chicago, these past three days have been absolutely perfect. Literally, there is nothing to complain about. I’m serious — the weather told us it was going to be overcast all three days and 32 degrees the final day. Although it was super windy, the sky was clear all day. In fact, we didn’t see a cloud in the sky the entire weekend.

On Thursday morning we left Richmond at 6am and drove for hours. We pulled into Chicago around 7pm. We checked into the hotel, changed and walked to Millennium Park to see the Bean. It’s just one of those things that you have to see when you travel to Chicago. After that we were starving and went to Harry Carry’s for dinner. We were so exhausted that after dinner we just headed back to the hotel and went straight to bed.

The following morning, my sister, Leslie, joined us right before we caught a cab to Wrigleyville. We spent a few hours at Sport Corner before heading into the game. After going 0-2 for nine straight innings, the Yankees pulled through at the top of the ninth winning 3-2 over the Cubs. We celebrated the victory at Sluggers, dancing, having drinks and sharing a good time together. For dinner we walked to Capital Grille. I love Capital Grille, the parmesan truffle fries are the best fries I have ever had.

Saturday, the baseball game was a evening game so we started the morning with breakfast and immediately after, set out along the Michigan Mile and shopped the entirety of it. I purchased one top from Forever21 and the Vineyard Vines Chicago shirt. This was the first time I have bought clothing since February! We returned to the hotel, dropped our bags down and changed for the baseball game. Yesterday was by fat the coldest day. When the sun set, the weather was calling for 38 degrees — in May. I ended up wearing two pairs of pants, two pairs of socks, two shirts, a sweatshirt, my Bean Boots, a baseball jersey, and my puffy jacket and I was still a little chilly but still the night was gorgeous. Seriously, not a cloud in the sky. The Yankees crushed the Cubs 11-6 scoring 5 in the top of the first.

It was tough picking a team to root for because I have been a Yankees fan my entire life but I really love the Cubs! My sister and dad were both rooting for the Yankees though so I chose the the Yankees as well for the weekend. It was such a nice weekend to spend with my dad and sister. I feel like I have been working for the past 8 months at college and it was nice to go on a trip and not think about homework or papers I would have to catch up on. We really did have a great time and pictures from the weekend are below! Enjoy!

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Stay Preppy,

Lucy

 

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My Kind of Town, Chicago

I’m headed off to Chicago! I’m so excited to share another trip with everyone. So many readers seemed to enjoy my posts about New York City from a few months back and I’m pumped to be able to share my upcoming trip to Chicago with everyone as well.

My dad texted me the other day saying he was off the windy city for the Yankees/Cubs series in early May and asked if I was available to join. Luckily, JMU gets out for summer two days beforehand so I was free! In addition to bringing me along, my mom and sister, Leslie, are coming as well! Leslie lives in Texas and I don’t get to see her too often so the fact that we get to spend a few days together makes me so happy!

We are driving to Chicago which is about a twelve hour drive from Richmond but honestly, it’s not too bad. After driving to Texas back in January for the JMU national championship and to the College World Series in Nebraska a few years back, twelve hours is nothing. I will download all of the Harry Potter movies on my computer and by the time I finish we’ll be in Indiana haha!

While  in the city, we will be going to a few baseball games which means spending an afternoon in Wrigleyville! When were not at the games we’ll spend some time in the city and no doubt we’ll go to Navy Pier, window shop on Michigan Avenue, and go and see the Cloud Gate. The last time I was in Chicago with my dad and two of my sisters we never got around to visiting Millennium Park so hopefully we’ll get the chance this time around.

I have a lot of things to get through before I can think about packing for Chicago (finals, moving out of my dorm, signing a lease) so I’m not entirely too sure that I will be taking along with me quite yet. I do know I will be packing light because we’ll only be there for about three days but here are a few outfits that I have in mind! Everything is linked below if you would like to recreate these looks!

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| J.Crew striped tee | jean shorts | L.L. Bean tote | RayBan Clubmasters | Classic Sperry’s |

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| white jeans | Gold Jack Rogers |

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| Kate Spade Mini Isobel purse | J.Crew ruffle blouse | white jeans | RayBan Clubmasters | Gold Jack Rogers |

Stay Preppy,

Lucy