Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ne me quitte pas

cardigan: H&M | blouse: Goodwill | dress & belt: vintage | tights: Forever 21 | shoes: Charlotte Russe

The morning of our trip to Chicago dawned cool and rainy. Though I had envisioned a picturesque sunny day (like the day before the trip - of course...) I think there are definitely worse ways to see a city. It turned out that the next day was sunny but blazing hot, and neither Chris nor I do well with miserably hot days. So it all worked out in the end.

Anyway, I think there's something magical about cities in the rain. You get to see a whole different side of things. It seemed that many Chicago-dwellers opted to stay inside due to the weather, so we got to experience a quieter, cozier version of the city. Since it wasn't pouring, and there were some breaks in the clouds, it was actually quite pleasant for walking. And everything had a slight glimmer to it, as if it was a special treat for those of us who braved the elements.




I didn't get to do absolutely everything I had hoped, but when is that ever the case on a trip? I think the only time when I did get to do everything I wanted to on a trip was when I was 10 and my family took a 6-week vacation out to the West Coast, driving out through the U.S. and back through Canada. It's not as though that trip was perfect, mind you - our car broke down on the second day and my dad got sick and I got lice - but out of that trip was born a wealth of family stories...

But I digress. It's hard to even scratch the surface of what any city has to offer, especially if you only have part of one day. I was able to pick up some wonderful vintage (including a red velvet dress, which I have coveted for so long!) and some new things, too. However, the suspenders I bought will need some work - I don't think suspenders were intended for short-waisted people like me!



I couldn't help but snap this picture of the Avengers mural that was going up across the street from Knee Deep Vintage. What a fun introduction to the city...I hope to be back soon!





23 comments:

  1. rain rain go away! love this cute look with the bight yellow colour pop and the pretty tights


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  2. Great theme for the pictures! :)
    Nice blog, I like it ^^ I'm your newest follower :)Xx, Tina
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  3. love the stocking and the yellow dress! xx

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  4. so, really....come over & just clear out my closet & dress me now. i LOVE your creative, ever-quirky style. and the line down the back of your stockings? honestly, it's to die for. xo.

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  5. Oh man I'm in love with your back seam tights! I need a pair of those for next fall or else. I really like the striped top layered over your pretty yellow vintage dress. I'm glad you had a fun time in Chicago too! I love going into the city when I visit family up there. Hopefully I'll make it there in July sometime. Such a great city.

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  6. That pose with the umbrella over your shoulder is very reminiscent of the series The Avengers from the 60s. ;) I've always thought Chicago sounded like a fun city; I hope I'll get the chance to go myself some day!

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  7. This sounds like an amazing day to explore the city, I love seeing somewhere in the rain, it gives you a completely different view of what it is like living somewhere. This outfit is really cute too, I love that you wore yellow, really brightens up your outfits, and your poses are so much fun xo

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  8. you look positively wonderful in this outfit. I particularity love your pantyhose. I love a rainy day on a trip too. It usually means that the streets are less crowded which is nice.

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  9. I've had no me quitte pas by regina spektor stuck in my head ever since this post came up on my blog feed! :)
    Lovin' the outfit, you can't go wrong with yellow and stripes!
    My favorite part about walking in the city during a rainshower is seeing the canopy of so many different umbrellas.

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  10. This outfit is perfect for a dreary day.. such nice pops of color!

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  11. your outfit is really cute and I love the umbrella on the photos!
    love your blog, I'm following you now :)

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  12. simple but so cute, you look so beautiful. im in love with your shoes ;)

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  13. Adore!

    xo Jennifer

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  14. I like the striped shirt with the yellow bottom!

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  15. Wow, these shots are great, you look dazzling! Love the effortless-looking outfit, it looks super cozy. I also like your accessoires in this and the last post - the umbrella and the book, such a great idea! Keep going, your blog is very creative and inspiring! Feel free to check out mine ;) xoxo from NYC
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  16. Love your mix of prints and lovely yellow skirt. Perfectly adorable.

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  17. i love the rain too, and do agree there's something magical about it... but it's been raining sooo much in nyc! kind of gloomy :( anyway, i love how the yellow in this skirt could perk a gloomy day right up :) x

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  18. I love your outfit, great ensemble!

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  19. I love print on your skirt.

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  20. I adore the pop of yellow that your skirt brings to this outfit! I've never seen that mural up in chicago before!

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  21. your suggestions are great, bold and versatile.

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  22. I love the combinations and your photography is just lovely!

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