Friday, April 12, 2013

Chicago Adventures


Last week I went to the good ole midwest to visit my best friend, Ashley. {And yes, we met through blogging years ago!}  I flew into Chicago before heading to Michigan where Ashley lives, so we could do a quick Chicago day filled with classic site seeing. What a beautiful city Chicago is! I was loving the old buildings, intricate architecture and all the good food {okay, and good shopping!}

We went to a delicious breakfast at the Hash House, walked to shopping on Michigan Avenue where we got some adorable clothes for Ashley's baby boy, then had lunch on Navy Pier. It was the most beautiful, sunny, crisp and clear day-- all the locals were telling us it was the first real day of Spring. We have some pretty great luck :) Here is a total picture overload from our Chicago Adventures!


See? We got so lucky with the perfect weather! (Still in the 50's, but hey, we'll take it!) How great are these pictures too?! The perk of your BFF being a photographer :) 

Have you ever been to Chicago? Next week I'll show you more of our trip and time in Michigan. 

Have a great weekend!
xoxo
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29 comments:

  1. You were in my city!!! I'm a Chicago girl, born and raised :) But, I'm from the 'burbs so I only visit the city once and a while...even though it's only about 18 miles from my house and on a clear day I can SEE the skyline :)

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  2. aw, I wish I was back there! ...as I look out the window at the downpour. :( I am drowning my sorrows and purchasing nursery stuff :) haha

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  3. beautiful photos! i'd love to visit chicago!
    kw ladies in navy

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  4. Your pictures are gorgeous! Looks like a grand time! Makes me want to go on a trip! :)

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  5. These are such great pictures! I've always wanted to go to Chicago, I've heard it's an amazing city. Your mustard jacket is too cute!

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  6. ahhh i love that city so very much! Pictures are great and y'all both look so pretty :)

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  7. Chicago is probably my FAVORITE city! I'm glad that you had a great time in my favorite city and my home state! :)

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  8. You two are the cutest, lovely shots as well!

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  9. Such fun shots! I'm obsessed with that mustard coat...too fab! I think it's so lovely that a blogging friendship turned into a best friendship. So sweet. xo

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  10. Looks like the perfect trip! hope you came backing feeling refreshed.. and happy friday :)

    Kendra @ openspaces

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  11. Seriously. It's been raining and 40 degrees all week. And next week! You guys sure got lucky! So glad you enjoyed your one day here :) I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

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  12. Hi, Michaela! I haven't been by in sooo long! (Life.Is.Ca-razy.)
    So glad to see you're doing well. Love the pics. I need a BF photographer b/c I am NEVER in the pictures I take! ;(

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  13. funn!!! looks like such a great trip, and I just Love that Mustard jacket!!!

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  14. Chicago is amazing i visited once and fell in love with everything!! Your jacket is to.die.for who is it by!!!

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  15. Your pictures are beautiful and the weather looks gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

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  16. Gorgeous pictures!! I've never been to Chicago but it's on my list! Might have to wait until after New York though, I'm long overdue for a trip there!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend! xo

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  17. Chicago looks amazing! Hope to visit the city someday!

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  18. Never been, but it is my hubs FAVORITE city! We are hoping to go this summer! Looks like you had a wonderful time :)

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  19. LOVE Chicago! We hope to get out there this August!

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  20. Love the yellow peacoat, and definitely adding Chicago to my bucket list of places to visit.

    www.theycallthewindm.blogspot.com

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  21. Such beautiful pictures!! You two are too precious!!

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  22. Y'all are so stinkin' precious! These pictures make me want to take a trip to Chicago! It's been years since I've been!

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  23. I've been there..Navy Pier because Husband graduated boot camp there :) By the way that picture of you in the coffee shop MY FAVORITE!

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  24. omg you girls are so cute and i am so jealous. that picture of you drinking the coffee is THE BEST

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  25. omg these photos are incredible!!! You both look beautiful!! Please tell me how you learned to take shots like these? I need all the help I can get! XO

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    1. It's Ashley! She's a photographer. Her camera is great, but she totally know what direction to take pictures and how to set the light and everything :)

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  26. Love the pictures! And your yellow coat- nice! I've never been to Chicago. Looks like you had a great time! :)

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  27. I love that yellow coat! I love Chicago; if I didn't live in LA, I think that's the city I would have chosen. Such a fun place!

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  28. Looks like it was a fun girls road trip :) I love your yellow coat its adorable x

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