Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chicago weekend getaway

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I flew to Chicago last Thursday to spend the weekend with my significant other. He had to be there all week for business. I am incredibly grateful for having my parents around who are willing to take care of the kids anytime. I wish the weather was nicer. It was freezing cold and overcast for most of my trip. Although, I am not going to complain. Here is my weekend getaway in photos. We stayed at the Park Hyatt Chicago


1 & 2: My dinner outfit: ASOS Skater skirt | Express Portofino Blouse| Express 2-strap heeled sandals | Movado Serio
3: It was super nice to wake up to a gorgeous view of the city and the lake.
4. I live in the suburbs most of my life but I am a city girl at heart. I love high-rise buildings and the energy of the city. Wearing Forever21 peplum top (buy similar here) | Kate Spade Circe Sunglasses
5. Snapshots of what we ate over the weekend from Grand Lux Cafe, Cooper's HawkThe Original Pancake House and Slurping Turtle
 6: Tried on a couple of purses per my girlfirend request - Prada Large Saffiano Lux Bugatti Tote, Chanel Maxi Double Flap in caviar (I snapped a pic of the current retail price just in case you're curious - It's $5300. Yikes!), Valentino Rockstud Strass Studded Slingback, Salvatore Ferragamo Vara flats (They're $257 at the SF outlet stores), Crewcuts printed skinny jeans in spearmint (I love them but my size wasn't available).

It was nice to do nothing but eat, shop and enjoy each other's company for a few days. This weekend was the first time in 7 months that I slept without the baby monitor next to my bed =). I hope you enjoy yours as well.



Nice! I live in Milwaukee and I try to stop by Slurping Turtle whenever my hubby and I go to Chicago. I love the tonkatsu ramen. Next time you should try Frontera Grill, a really awesome Mexican restaurant.


Wow the food looks amazing! Glad you had a relaxing trip!


Love all your pics, Sydney! I've never been to Chicago but it's def on my list of places to visit one day. No trying their famous pizzas during your stay? ;) I don't blame you because everything else you ate looks delicious.

The black Rockstuds are a beauty. I'm thinking of getting them from NM because of the gift card event that's going on right now.

Any rumor to Chanel price increases any time soon? Or should I say, any truth to that because there are always rumors floating around, haha.


Lovely pics! Love your 1st outfit. Soft and feminine but a bit edgy!

I love Chicago. I was thinking the same question as Cee... how about pizza? I tried and loved it!

lisacng @

Love the blue and black combo and very cute peplum! What a lovely weekend to just bum around :).

@Cee, @SS My husband is a pizza lover so we have pizzas more often than I'd like to admit . We were going to check out Giordano's but ran out of time. There is always next time – I guess =)

Always Maylee

You look so pretty in that black skirt and mint top! And look at all that yummy food! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee


Fun! Would love to visit Chicago again. We should go on your bd. ;)

Amber @

thats wonderful that you got out and enjoyed yourself! i know, the weather really does stink over here. gasp, the price of chanels is crazy!

Chicago Chic

It is just finally getting warm here this week! :/ Your photos are amazing -- I'm dying over that skirt in your first outfit. You have incredible style!



It sounds you like had a nice relaxing vacation. All the food look so delicious! The teal blouse looks good on you.

Lisa - respect the shoes

Oh my, the food looks delish - and those Valentinos!

Alice Lee

Lovely pictures! I really like your outfit, especially the skirt! Looks like you had a good vacation! :)


Aww, glad you got some kids-free alone time to relax and spend time together! You look beautiful in the mint shirt outfit. You should wear skater type skirts more often!


omgosh drooling over your weekend in chicago!! i've always wanted to visit chicago! i hear it's a real foodie town and judging by your pictures that's a YES! hahaha. i adore your outfit! you look gorgeous! omgosh i cannot believe the jumbo is that price!!!! sooo insane! and i've drooled over those sparkly valentinos at the store too they are so gorgeous!!


Looks like you had some good eats!
and i love your pretty mint blouse.
Chic on the Cheap


I love your dinner outfit and the rad Valentino heels <3



Hi sydney,
Your Chicago trip looked amazing! For those vara flats that you saw at the outlet store, are they the Varina flats or Vara pumps? And what a great price. Did you pick up a pair?

@Anonymous Hi there, they were the Varina flats. I wasn't in the market for one so I passed =)

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