Chicago in a nutshell

29 July 2010

Hello, hello! After a week of amazing adventures in
Chicago, I am now aware that cities indeed
can be as cool as London (hehe). I had such
a wonderful time wandering around this city
with my boyfriend and a few good friends.
I went to museums, parks, stayed in two different
amazing hotels, saw friends I have missed dearly,
did the tourist thing, did the not-so-tourist thing, shopped,
and music!

I brought two roles of film with me, one black&white,
and one color. Here are a few to share with you all
before I start the grueling process of packing up
my apartment to move into my new house (yay)
on Saturday!

Once I get settled, I will be a good blogger
again :)

3D exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute. This covered an
entire wall.

view from my hotel one night

Don't be alarmed, Chicago is not in ruins! One night we happened
to be staying in a hotel that was right about the Transformers
3 set. I do not particularly like the Transformers series,
but I must admit this was very cool.

vintage purse and shoe store in Wicker Park! It was
abundant with lace-up boots, leather bags
and unique vintage pieces. Plus that dog was
just way too cute.

I just had to put this photo up of this beautiful
Chicago sunset. Plus I think he looks way
too cute in it to not put up :)

Chicago River! Of course I had to go shopping, and below
is my favorite find.

Pins & needles Tank

Home, finally! After the 10 hour drive. Goodness...

wearing: f21 top, UO skirt, vintage belt.


eleanor said...

I am in love with these pictures, they are too lovely! It sounds like so much fun. And that tank is beautiful.

I'm dying to go to Chicago!


the red bungalow said...

I went to Chicago for work and only got to play in the city at night time. I loved it though! I was pleasantly surprised that bars stay open until 4am!! wooo hooo. I want to go back again sometime soon, but this time get to do more exploring during the daytime.

Lovely post.

Bre @

Amanda said...

Ah, it looks like you had so much fun! I love the tank, it's so sweet! And that Transformers set is quite amazing.

noirohio vintage said...

AMAZING SHOTS!! thanks for posting them

Isabel said...

That vintage shop looks absolutely sublime. That trip sounds like it was amazing! I love the ruffle detailing on that tank and the rose petal color.

megan at Transmission Me said...

Your pictures are so great!! I hope you go again after I move there and we can meet up :) So glad you had a good time!!

Archives said...

awwww, yay! glad you had fun chi-town. and visited my place of work, too! the art institute ;)

Bea said...

This looks like such a great time, Bonnie! The Transformers set looks so real (not a fan either though) and vintage shops with pets are heaven. :)

Can't wait to see the Pins and Needles tank in action. THe color is just too pretty.

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The little world of fashion said...

OMG the vintage shop seems amazing!!!!

natalie said...

Well, it looks like you had a wonderful time in Chicago! Shopping is definitely a must on any trip, haha. All of your photos are lovely as always, too! And despite not being a Transformers fan myself either, I have to admit that looks pretty cool as well!

Shelby said...

i wish i could transport myself to chicago to go to that awesome thrift store. i think i eyed at least five things that i NEED just from that picture!

Karissa said...

Greetings from Barcelona from your long lost friend! Your trip to Chicago looks like so much fun :)
I can't wait to hear about it in person. I've missed you of course. See you in mere days!

Anthea said...

Love these pics! That shop in Wicker Park looks amazing!

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FashionHippieLoves said...

great pics


Camilla said...

Love that top!


ella said...

looks like you had a wonderful time :)

Matchless Vision said...

Chicago is a lovely artist city. I am glad you found your way there. Style up that tank soon!!

Megan said...

These pictures are amazing, it sounds like you had a great time!

janettaylor said...

Ur new top is superb cute! :)

sagalina said...

chicago looks amazing, and thank you for all your lovely comments, i follow you on bloglovin and love reading your blog:)

Mae Lu said...

Chicago is such a great city. I sometimes wish I lived there. But it gets insanely hot and insanely cold due to the lake, so I don't.

Looks like a fascinating and exciting trip!

Mae Lu, thereafterish.

zahira said...

wicker park is such a fun part of town!

jessie said...

Such a sick trip!

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Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Love these pictures. I think Chicago is one of my favourite cities ever. Yay for seeing those amazing garages. It think they are so coool.

Sarah Margeurite said...

I really love these photos, especially the one with the dog in the window! So cute! I want to visit Chicago one day.

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[Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* said...

yeah looks nice, it really does, but I'm faithful to London.


Gayle said...

Aww, i love the top you bought! And great pictures!

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nemee said...

Your pink shirt is super cute! I love the denim outfit, beautiful.

Claire said...

Great pics! i love the tank top.

x♥x♥ :)

Outofseasonface said...

Sounds like you had such a joyous time! and that tank is divine! :)

Raquel said...

great pictures, looks like you had lots of fun!
i really like your new top, it's so adorable!

chrystie the gemini said...

Looks like a city that I should visit! Especially if you think it's on par with London!! Cheaper airfare and no exchange rate, yay!
The vintage purse and shoe shop looks amazing!

Alba said...

Amazing photos!!! xoxo

javiera isidora said...

nice pics, it seems very nice and interesting!,love the panda pic. specially!

AlejandrA said...

ahh great photos!!
you always look perfect!

Anna said...

Congratulations on the new house!
I wasn't too fond of visiting Chicago, but after peeking at your pictures, I feel more inclined to visit sometime in the near future..I adore the unmade bed, it looks extra cozy!

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Indie.Tea said...

wow, your trip looks amazing! I love the pins + needles tank you found..very cute...and the vintage shoe store with the dog is sooo cute!

elspeth angharad said...

Looks like you had such a great time! the top is lovely and how cute is your panda!?!! :) xx

Marie said...

amazing pics!


gina said...

I love Chicago! It's a great city. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip!

brooke said...

love that dusty pink cami.

divorce Lawyer Melbourne said...

Jealous you. I wish i could be that shoes shop over there.

Diane said...

The colors in these photos are absolutely gorgeous (I especially love the one of the sunset and your dude...or I'm presuming he's your dude).

hannah said...

aw looks like a fun trip! i would love to stop by that vintage shoe and purse store!!

Violetta E. said...

cool pic!

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