Monday, February 20, 2012


Picnik collage-This weekend Chicago was blessed with some warm and sunny weather.  45 degrees is pretty unheard of for February in Chicago, so we spent most of Sunday afternoon out and about.
-Yep, I'm still wearing this vest!  I'm obsessed and am already brainstorming ways to wear it as a poolside coverup ;)

Picnik collage2-I thrifted these earrings a while back, but haven't pulled them out until this weekend.  Oversized, gold, and adorned with fringe...have I mentioned I'm from Texas?
-We love the grounds of the Art Institute and make it a point to wonder through often, even if we're not going into the actual exhibits.

Picnik collage3-We tried Mi Tierra, a new-to-us Mexican restaurant in Lakeview, and were pleasantly surprised.  Many of the Mexican restaurants here in Chicago don't offer endless chips and salsa, and as a girl who grew up on Tex-Mex, I just can't quite get used to this.  So when servers kept swooping by for refills, we were elated.  It's the little things.
-The yummy margaritas didn't hurt either :)

Picnik collage4-Sunday night, we enjoyed date night at Theater Wit.  The small theaters in Chicago can kind of be hit or miss, but Theater Wit was definitely a hit!
-Matt snagged preview performance tickets for "The Fisherman," and we both really loved the story.  If you're a Chicago local, I definitely recommend going!

Picnik collage5-I snagged these adorable polka dot socks on clearance at Target today.  I can't wait to see them peeking out of my jeans this spring!
-As I mentioned on my Facebook page, I had an early morning interview today, then decided to take the rest of the day off for a mental health day.  (I'm a big believer that taking the occasional mental health day can ward off having to take sick days.)  And what better to enjoy for a mental health day lunch than Portillo's?  Yum is always an understatement at Portillo's.

So that's what's new around here.  How about you; what's was your weekend?



Vanessa said...

Sounds like such a great weekend! Mine was relaxing, though it went too quickly. I absolutely love the socks you picked up at Target. So cute!

Liz said...

I hope those "balmy" temps stick around for a few weeks! My BF is flying up to interview for UIC's GEMS PhD program & we're from FL - he's not ready for the cold. Hopefully he'll get used to it and have a fantastic interview because Chicago is our dream city - especially now that I know they have decent Tex-Mex :)

Kinsey Michaels said...

i am a big believer in mental health days too. sometimes it's good to shut off and just relax!! it looks like you've been having a pretty mild winter there in Chicago. love all your pictures!

Anonymous said...

Love instagram!! What's your username on there? I'd love to follow :) @teachinginheels

Julye said...

very cute ear rings!!