Outfit: Skirt: Loft, Shirt: Express, Cardi: Anthropologie, Boots, Tights, Socks: Target, Sunnies: Urban Outfitters, Belt: From another dress, Smile: Inspired by the bf.
On Sunday the bf and I went back downtown to wander around, since the rest of the family was going to the Bears v Eagles game. Fortunately, it wasn't quite as freezing as it was the rest of our trip, so I mustered up the fortitude to take off my coat long enough to get a quick picture while we were walking around. I still had an additional pair of tights and threw on an extra skirt for warmth, but with all that plus the thick socks and boots, I stayed at a pretty good temperature. I'll be traveling back to the frozen north around Christmas to spend time with the bf's family, so these pictures will stand as a testament for what I will need to bring with me (boots), what I need to buy after the 30 day ban lifts (sweater tights and more thick knee socks), and what I'm less likely to use on trip.
Outfit: Dress as skirt: Modcloth, Sweater: Express, Boots, socks: Target, Necklace: Urban Outfitter, Tights: We Love Colors
Frequently when I've gone downtown, we'll end up wandering around the shops, but in light of the shopping ban and the company I was in, we avoided them for the most part. The bf got plenty of Heather sad faces, every time someone mentioned shopping, and at one point volunteered to do some early Christmas shopping of my choice, which was very sweet of him- but instead we tried to do things in the afternoon that would be enjoyable for both of us, so we spent a lot of time walking around the city and enjoying the nice(r) weather and went to the Kristkindlemarkt (German Christmas market). The good company, scenery, and drinks made for a wonderful afternoon in my favorite city. It's always exciting for me to show Chicago off, and I couldn't resist adding in a few more non-outfit photos from the afternoon.