- Friday -
I walked almost 3 miles in a snowstorm to go shopping after work with Audrey. It's so nice having friends who help me step outside of my gray & white little box. And I actually live in a grey and white box. Have you seen my apartment?
Audrey pulled some amazing pieces for me including blush pink pants. I also picked up a bright fuchsia sweater from Zara / initially $60, on sale for $20. I met up with Shari and we walked back to my place with groceries in hand to get ready for movie night with Taylor. I dropped my phone in a big pile of snow and my legs were numb. Good times. We never finished the movie. T was exhausted and headed home & I ended up talking to Shari until almost 2am.
The snow looked a little bit like this. Poor Buddy.
Hey, pal. Want to go outside? He's usually a happy little pup.
Movie night with the girls + Buddy.
Shari made this ridiculously deliciously not so healthy but so good cookies & cream popcorn
My faux fur Hunter socks arrived.
- Saturday -
I worked on The Everygirl with Alaina and then headed out to do some returns. Look at me wearing color.
There's that gorgeous feather from Jayson Home & Garden.
I got all ready to face the 20something degree weather. I love my sorel boots.
I took care of my returns and picked up a few things, too. After that very long week I needed this down time and was reminded of how important it is to take some time to myself.
I must remember to get out and enjoy Chicago. It has been a while since I've walked these streets.
Between us, there are times when I have my doubts. I wonder what I was thinking moving 2000 miles away the place I called home to a city where I didn't know anyone. I left my family & everything I knew behind. And then I walk outside. I see this beautiful city. I spend time with my friends. I work on The Everygirl with my friend/business partner. I spend a night relaxing in my little apartment with the pup. It isn't always easy and it isn't always good. I love this city but wonder what my life will be like in the future if my family isn't nearby. It's a struggle, but I have faith that it will work out.
And now, back to the fun stuff.
Bought this black & white striped sweater for $14.50 from Forever 21. Cute & cozy.
Bought a little chalkboard canister with yellow lid at Anthro. See? Blue is my favorite/safe color so I went with the yellow. I'm bringing color in to my apartment. Baby steps.
- Sunday -
Photo shoot for The Everygirl. Took a break and met Audrey for lunch at Tavern on Rush.
Ordered a few pieces from BaubleBar.
Enjoyed a much needed late night chat with one of my best friends. Jess is a reminder that you can stay close to anyone no matter where they live. I can [and do] share everything with her & love her and her little family so much. She's having a baby girl in a few weeks so I am gathering gifts from lots of lovely little etsy shops. Compiling lists of my favorites and will put a post together soon. Some of the cutest things I have ever seen.
Met with Alaina, did a little blogging & watched some TV.
And it's Monday again. Here we go.
What was the highlight of your weekend?