Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Magnificent Mile Chicago

Here's my last post about my trip to Chicago this past August! I went adventuring downtown & The Magnificent Mile shopping area with my friend Nikki's mom (not pictured because she doesn't like her pictures online but she's a fabulous, gorgeous woman!) No lie about the mile part, we walked for miles! I even got to go into Barney's New York for the first time, which is my dream store thanks to my love of Gossip Girl novels & the influence of Blair Waldorf since middle school. The place was like heaven & I was entranced by the nice aroma of perfume & leather. They had a huge collection of Celine bags. I hope to own one one day but right now I'm having too much fun spending my money on travels! I did some serious damage on my credit card though regardless at American Apparel, Juicy Couture, & some other places.  I also went to the famous Sprinkles Cupcakes for the first time ever. It was so crazy how much attention I got for carrying around those cupcakes. Everyone who saw me carrying them asked me what flavor I got & I even had a few people ask me if they could just smell them. It was ODD. I didn't really understand until I went to visit the old Playboy Mansion & sat down in front of it & took a bite of one. They are soooooooooooooooo gooooooood. They are so rich in flavor & just exquisite. I can't wait until I can taste another Sprinkles Cupcake. After visiting the mansion we walked around & took pictures in front of the Yayoi Kusama x LV display which is fantastic & visited the Water Tower. I am so thankful to Nikki & her family for showing me the city in such a short amount of time. Without them I would have not enjoyed Chicago at all. When I think of the great times I had there I will always think of them. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Team Werewolf

Haven't done a fashion post in a while so here it goes. 

I was supposed to go see Breaking Dawn Part 2 today with my mother & some of my friends. However the lines were too long, it was hard to find seats in the theater & it was just not worth it so we got a refund & skipped the movie idea all together. I honestly hate movie theaters in general... well I hate the crowds that involve theaters so I only like to go when I know that no one will be there. Twilight isn't my fave series anyway, I can wait until it comes out on Blu-ray. ANYWHO...

 I was inconspicuously trying to go for a Team Jacob (well more like Team Jacob's Abs) look. 

Top: Loose, casual, comfy top handed down from my mom
Bottom: Worn out black jeans
Shoes: Brown Roxy moccasin style boots
Handbag: Brown Marc by Marc Jacobs bag
Jewelry: Vintage ring handed down from mom 
& Native American style earrings from little side of the road shop in Utah

Saturday, November 24, 2012

La Bomba Place Chicago

My favorite place to eat while in Chicago was my friend Nikki's relatives restaurant La Bomba! They make authentic Puerto Rican food & everything I tried tasted amazing! I ate the jibarito (the first meal pic posted) which is a type of sandwich where they use plantains instead of bread. I don't remember what the rest of the food was called but it was all heavenly. The Kola Champagne tasted like cream soda which I happen to be a big fan of. If I'm ever in Chicago again I will definitely eat here again & I recommend anyone who's in the area to check it out!! 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Navy Pier

Here's a nice long picture post to make up for my lack of posting. I know it's taking me forever to post all of my adventures in Chicago from August but I am almost done! So as posted earlier after Skydecking it with Nicole we pretty walked to The Bean and then after that we walked all the way to Navy Pier in the rain. Needless to say we trekked the city of Chicago like champions. The Pier was a nice little touristy spot with lot's of cruise ships (hence Pier!), a theater, shopping area, & fun little chain restaurants. After we got there it started raining and thundering heavily so we didn't stay very long but the pictures pretty much sum up our time there. We walked around for a bit & then headed back to Nicole's parent's home on the Metra. I'm really thankful to Nicole for taking me to the main tourist spots  in Chicago in one day, since before I was staying with her the person I was staying with for five whole days did not show me anything at all. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have seen anything. She's a real friend.