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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

fuckyeahchicago

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It's been a productive week. I spent the last 4 days in Chicago visiting a college friend who just had an "oops!" baby. Mistake or not, he's adorable, and totally chill enough to let my untrained, non-maternal self hold him without wailing. What a trouper.

Aside from New Orleans, Chicago is one of my favorite cities to visit. God knows I'd live there if the weather weren't so atrocious 8 to 9 months out of the year. Among the highlights this trip: vintage shopping in Bucktown, dinner at Frontera Grill, and a fantastical Mexican Cowboy store with everything from leather chaps for infants to sterling silver boot tips to roadkill fashioned into hats. I just about died. Total kid in a candystore moment.

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I did come home with a couple of goodies (including the most honest-to-God awful polyester knit grandma couch-print bellbottoms ever created by the hands of man) and a much more tasteful dress by local Chicago label Eskell. But of course I can't stop thinking of the one that got away: a gorgeous purple fringed suede skirt that despite the jaws of life, a can of Crisco, and 10 hail Marys would not fasten over my hips. SAD.

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Already missing my friend Hannah and little Monty and not being at work. Oh well, it's another 3-for-3 week. Three days of work followed by a 3-day weekend! As it should be.

5 comments:

  1. Ooh how fun! I love your dress! And that purple skirt is awesomeee too bad it didn't fit :(
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  2. Looks like your kinda town! Love the hat. Guess you'd need one of those if you lived in Chicago?

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  3. Never been to Chicago...from your pixx it looks amazing!! xx

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  4. That skirt would have been awesome. Cant wait to see your couch pants. Today I had to call my boyfriend over to the dressing room at Thrift town to see how my ass was being lifted by the dress I was trying to pull over it. No bueno.

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