Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Day at the Zoo and a Grown Up Field Trip OOTD

Matt starts his new job next Tuesday, so this week we have been taking advantage of his last free week (and a few days off work for me) to do some much needed exploring of our new city.  Monday, we headed to the Brookfield Zoo to take advantage of a free weekday and temperatures in the mid 70s to low 80s.  (As a native Texas, I just can’t believe its 75 degrees in JUNE.  Crazy.)  I’m a huge fan of zoos (I might even call myself a zoo-connoisseur if I thought it wouldn’t cause you all to mock me, call me a loser, and stop reading my blog immediately.)  So to avoid having no friends or readers, I’ll just leave it at, “I really love zoos.”

First, here is what I wore for a day of braving shrieking kids, oversized strollers, and large crowds.  Oh, and wild animals :)



Wrap Cardigan: Forever 21

Tank: the Gap

Jeans: the Gap

Shoes: Converse

Hat: Dillards, gifted from my little brother

Necklaces: from my trip to Toledo, Spain a few years ago

Earrings: my wedding day gift from Matt

Ring: David Yurman

Bag: Urban Outfitters

Sunglasses: Prada

And for those of you who are contemplating sending me money for a new pair of jeans, don’t send a check just yet.  I swear I have a bazillion pairs of jeans, though from this blog, you’d think this is the only pair I own lol.  They are just so perfect for summer, I can’t help it!  Lighter in both fabric and color, they are much more appropriate for sun, heat, and humidity than my typical dark wash long denim.  I’ll try not to wear them so often, but I can’t make any promises :)

DSCN3188Though we weren’t super impressed with this zoo in particular, we still had a fun afternoon.  The weather was great and the company was even better.  And can I just say, going to the zoo as a young married couple without kids is the best form of birth control ever.  For realz.  I love me some kids, but my goodness, I am so not ready for what I saw on Monday.  I was literally adding the years in my head with each temper tantrum I saw.  Eeesh.

DSCN3195 Matt and the penguins :)

DSCN3192 Three things making me very happy in this picture: no kid chasing after me with a runaway stroller, a patch of shade over me, and a Lemon Chill in my hand.  Does it get any better at the zoo?  Not for this zoo-connoisseur, err, I mean, zoo lover.  Yes, zoo LOVER :)

PS: Just wanted to say a big thank you to Kinsey Michaels who featured me as one of her favorite lifestyle bloggers!  She has a fab blog herself, so go check her out if you have a second.  And if you’re visiting from her blog, hey there, so happy you hopped over!  Feel free to sit and stay a while :)

Hope your Wednesday is fabulous yall!


Brunch at Saks said...

How fun! Love your outfit too- the hat is super cute! xo

Alicia said...

Love your hat lady!! :)

Natalie said...

ooh this made me all nostalgic of my childhood (I grew up in Chicago) brookfield is my fav. zoo!

love that hat too :)

Tamara Nicole said...

Your hat is toooo cute:-)

caknitter said...

If you're ever in San Diego, CA, you need to hop on over to the San Diego Zoo. It's perfect for a zoo lover as yourself. Looks like a beautiful day in Chicago.

Lindsay said...

I love love loooooooove the zoo! I haven't been in forever! What a fun way to spend a gorgeous day together :)

Marcie said...

Cute outfit! I love the blues. Your blog is great! I am so glad I found it.

xo Marcie

A.Co said...

LOL Zoo connoisseur - LOVE IT!! LOL

Looks like a fun day (minus the screaming kids and chasing strollers ;)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

PS- congrats on the feature! NICE!!

ashley said...

I LOVE zoos too! and I think there is nothing wrong with being a zoo connoisseur :)

leigh ashley said...

you are so cute!! i LOVE the zoo! my guy and i try and go once a year... so FUN!! :)

Nicole Marie said...

love your hat!!

My Republic of Fashion said...

cute outfit, really love the hat.SarahD:)

Andee Layne said...

love that outfit! so cute! xo