Hey friends! If you’re following me on Instagram then you’ll know I’ve been in Chicago area for the past few days. I went with my parents and brother for my cousins wedding and we stayed in the cutest little Air Bnb in Evanston, which is a suburb of Chicago.
We have a lot of family in the Chicago area so it was great to get to see all of them! My dad grew up here and my brother was actually born here too, so we have a lot of ties to the area. It was cool to come back after a lot of years and see things again (I was too little to really remember it the last time).
On Friday we went into the city and played tourist! We went to the bean, walked around downtown, did a little shopping, went to Portillo’s for hot dogs (that place is pretty famous), and then had some family time that night before the wedding the next day.
Saturday we literally slept until past noon because it’s two hours ahead from PST, got brunch and then it was time for the wedding! I actually wore my freshman year of high school homecoming dress to the wedding–a bonus of pretty much not growing at all since I was 14!.
I’m a suburb kind of girl I have to admit. I love cities but I also love a cute little suburb that gives you access to the city nearby, but is a little more quiet and neighborhood-like. Sunday we drove around the suburbs and saw where my dad grew up, and had some more family time with all of my cousins and aunt and uncle!
Monday was our very last day but we still packed a ton in. I saw Northwestern University where my dad went to graduate school and that campus is so beautiful–it’s literally right on Lake Michigan! We got back home late Monday night but I still have the rest of the week ahead of me for fall break! I linked all the details to my outfits over our trip, so take a peek at all the fun things we did!
Have a great Wednesday!