Escaping the City
Bustling city life can take a toll on my mind, and every once and a while it’s great to get outside the city and take a day for yourself to unwind. After a few days of having my in-laws in town, late nights at good restaurants, I was worn out. Sad, I know, but seriously, going out during the week really takes it out of me!
So to wind down a bit, I took off to to Westfield Old Orchard for a little shopping and “me time” at the end of last week. It was so nice to head out there by myself and just walk around browsing my favorite shops at my own pace. I will say, I could have used a girlfriend’s help when it came to picking what to actually buy, but either way I figured it out.
Since Chicago isn’t super warm and fall will soon be upon us, I decided on this knitted tank from Anthropologie that I can wear now and add a blazer and scarf when the temperature drops. I also grabbed a new pair of jeans — my old favorites ripped a few months ago and I’ve been trying to find a pair that could replace them. I finally did! These Rag and Bone skinny jeans from Nordstrom fit like a dream and I love the frayed bottoms for a casual look.
If you’re looking for a good excuse to get outside the city for a few hours, join me at Westfield Old Orchard’s Sip and Shop Uncorked Event this Thurdsay, July 23! For $5 (or $25 for a VIP ticket) you can taste wine at 15 retailers, food from Chicago’s top food trucks and listen to live music. You’ll also go home with a wine bag and two wine glasses for tasting red and white wines. You can get all the details here — I hope to see you there!
photography by Maya McDonald