Saturday, June 21, 2014

Chicago Summer Travels


I just returned from my five day trip to Chicago, and it went by way too fast! I worked on Wednesday/Thursday from 6 p.m. until 4:30 a.m., came home, took a shower and then we were on our way to the windy city. I must say I was quite exhausted, as I started this trip without sleep, but I did attempt to sleep on the nine hour car ride there.

Once we arrived, we stopped by our hotel to freshen up a bit, and then we headed to Navy Pier. We walked from our hotel, and, quite frankly, we did a lot of walking. It’s the easiest way to travel in the city. We spent the night there, and it was absolutely beautiful. I loved seeing the pier and the picture perfect view of the city from atop the ferris wheel. We had to try deep dish pizza that night, and then went back to our hotel for some much needed sleep.



OOTD: Jumper-Urban Outfitters, Crop Top-Forever 21, Converse Shoes, Bag-H&M, Sunglasses-Kohls

We woke up the next morning with a busy day ahead of us. We hit the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and The Field Museum all in one day. We weren’t too thrilled by the planetarium or the museum, but it was still a must-see for any tourist. We also drove past Soldier Field, and it made me even more excited knowing I’ll be seeing 5SOS & 1D there in only a few months! That evening, I met up with one of my best friends from college and her family at one of the greatest Italian restaurants I have ever eaten at. She lives in a suburb, so we headed back out there after we ate. That night, her and I went out for fro-yo and caught up about what we had missed whilst being apart from college for a few weeks now.

OOTD: Skirt-Forever 21, Top-Forever 21, Sandals-Forever 21, Bag-H&M

The next day, we went shopping and hit up IKEA. If you don’t know, I LOVE IKEA and there are none near me, so that was an amazing visit for me. I met up with my family later that evening and went out to eat with my aunt and uncle who live near Chicago. We went shopping again that evening, and I might have purchased a bit too much. However, it was vacation, so I let myself splurge a bit!

We drove back into the city the next day and went straight to the Willis Tower. It was crazy being 110 floors above the city, but the view was brilliant. The city looks like it went on forever from that high above, and I loved the view. We went out on the sky deck and could look down onto the city from so far up. It wasn’t as scary as it seems, I promise! We took a pit stop at our hotel and then walked to Millennium Park. We didn’t spend much time here, but I got my photo with the infamous Bean. We then walked to the Magnificent Mile, and I got to stop at some incredible shops. We don’t have many Topshop stores here in the states, so I had to stop there. I purchased a wintery-type jacket that was on sale, and I had to purchase it because it reminded me of Matty Healy (If you don’t know The 1975, you must look into them). Here is the link to the jacket from Topshop; I purchased mine in black, but they don’t appear to have it in that color on their site. It’s big, black, and fuzzy. I couldn’t resist. After a full day of shopping, we headed back to the hotel to get our last night of sleep before heading back home.







 OOTD: Top-Jawbreaking, Shorts-Forever 21, Sandals-Forever 21

On Monday morning, we woke up early to finish packing up and do our last little bit of shopping. We headed back to the Magnificent Mile to stop at a few last stores, including the American Girl store. I had to take a stop in there, solely because 10-year-old Maggie would have absolutely loved this shop! We headed out of the city around noon and stopped by a Cheesecake Factory for my mom’s birthday. After that, we headed back home. It was a quick trip, but it was lovely visiting these sights and getting the chance to see my roommate for next year! Do you have any trips planned for the summer? I would love to hear what your plans are.

Much love,
Maggie D. xx

30 comments:

  1. Ohh your trips was a blast!
    I really like your first look! I have a dennin dress similar to that (mine is lighter and has polka dots, but yours is so pretty as well <3 )

    Take care*

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    1. Sounds cute! Thanks for reading!

      Maggie D. xx

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  2. I'm going to Chicago in July, its one of my favorite places to visit there is so much to do!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, we could have done so much more but ran out of time!

      Maggie D. xx

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  3. Oh wow, it seems like everyone is going to Chicago lately-- I'm so jealous! It looks like an amazing city to explore :) Also, lovee your beautiful outfits girl, so summery and perfect for walking around a brand new city! Loving that overall dress and the tribal print maxi-- both such excellent summer trends!

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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    1. Awww thank you very much! And yes, I would recommend visiting the city if you can--there is so much to do!

      Maggie D. xx

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  4. This must have been such an amazing trip ! The pic with your foots is terrifying.. But yoou're so cute !

    Bisous !
    Sofia
    http://nuagedemoutons.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Aww thank you very much! And it wasn't very scary at all--if you're ever there, you have to try it!

      Maggie D. xx

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  5. Chicago looks beautiful, I hope I can go there one day! I saw 1D and 5SOS last month and they were amazing, you'll love it when you go!

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    1. Wooo I'm so excited to see them! I saw them last year on the TMH tour, and I can't wait to see them this year again!

      Maggie D. xx

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  6. It looks like you had quite the trip to Chicago. I was there a few years ago and I LOVED it! It's just such a cool city and has a fun vibe to it.

    I'm actually heading out with a friend to visit another friend who's living in PEI for the summer. I've never been there before, so it should be a fun trip.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. Yes, it really does have such a great vibe. And that should be fun! Be sure to share your travels on your blog--I can't wait to read about it!

      Maggie D. xx

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  7. Looks like you had a great time in Chicago. Beautiful pics. Love your outfits esp the maxi skirt is so cute and the denim dress is adorable. Thx for sharing honey.
    xoxo
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  8. Such a nice post dear!xx
    Would you mind checking my blog out,and following if you like it?
    That would mean so much to me!
    Keep in touch ,love xoxo

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    1. Yes, I would love to follow!

      Maggie D. xx

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  9. Wow your blog is beautiful

    I will defo keep reading :)

    it would mean a lot to me if you was to check out my blog http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/


    have a wonderful day :D

    thank you

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      Maggie D. xx

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  10. You are beautiful!
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  11. very lovely pictures! Looks like a wonderful city :)

    x Maria
    NEW OUTFIT POST up on my blog
    featuring 2 ways how to style a grey oversize coat
    www.retrostreetstation.blogspot.de

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    1. Thank you--it was a beautiful place to be! I'll have to check out your new post too!

      Maggie D. xx

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  12. That topshop looks fabulous!
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  13. Looks like you had a wonderful trip and you are beautiful! I would love to visit Chicago one day! I love your blog and I have started following you with Blloglovin. If you ever have a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo.

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you very much! And of course I'll check out your blog!

      Maggie D. xx

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  14. SO fun!! We went to Chicago in April and had the best time!!
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    1. It really is an amazing city!

      Maggie D. xx

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  15. Chicago is my 2nd home and I miss it everyday :') xx

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    1. It was a beautiful city, I loved it!

      Maggie D. xx

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