Days 15 and 16 of 30

I did end up taking outfit photos for the day, but I'm still catching up on outfits from Thanksgiving weekend.  I still need to recreate and photograph the missing outfits (pictures or it doesn't count).  Saturday was a day full of family/friends time, including a trip out for coffee with friends where I asked the bf to take a quick picture before we ran out of light.
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.


  1. I think some of the pictures need to be re-uploaded, my love.

  2. Oh no! What's going on with them? It looks normal on my firefox and safari.

  3. Hmmmm.... They look normal on my Crackberry, too. For some reason they look screwy on my Google Chrome. You did a great job of packing and utilizing layers for cold weather. Very nice!

  4. Tights with socks under the boots make feet so toasty warm!

    The Auspicious Life

  5. I've said it before, and I'll say it again-I LOVE those boots. I WILL find a pair of goods ones! Also, I'm so proud of you for sticking to your shopping ban and I'm glad you had fun! Next time we three get together, maybe it should be in Chicago?

  6. Linda- I think knee socks are at the top of my list for things to get now that the shopping ban is over. I don't remember what I did last winter, but this winter I am all about tights, socks, and boots.

    V- Heck yeah we should meet up in Chicago! It's somewhat in the middle, and we can hang out with my dad!