Before graduation, my brother and I took a mini-roadtrip from Chicago to Texas. The trip was a combination of a desperate attempt to sneak in a vacation before I started my new job and the necesssity to get to Texas for graduation. Given that I had time off and my brother was in town for Lollapalooza, the Windy City to Texas roadtrip was a no brainer. Plus it allowed for some awesome brother/sister bonding time, which is always a treat. Our first stop on the trip...Memphis!
After an early morning wake up call and nine hours in the car, we finally arrived in Memphis! Downtown Memphis was fairly deserted (eerily so, actually), so we spent some time wandering around, snapping a few photos and getting acquainted with the city.
Love this little guy. At this point, I'm pretty sure he was talking to my dad, updating him of our status, plans, and safety. Thankfully, no matter how old we get, our parents still check up on us :)
Shorts: Gap (on sale in yellow here)
Chambray shirt: thrifted
Earrings: birthday gift from my parents
We made it to The Peabody in time to see the famous Peabody Ducks. A little overrated but fun to experience a Memphis icon. And you know what they say, "When in Rome..."
Drinks at Local. I went with the Memphis Mule, definitely a good choice.
Silky O'Sullivan's on Beale Street. I'm not one for crazy bars and crowds, so it was perfect to experience Beale street on a Monday. Laid back and cool, minus the crazy. I should also note that it was outside on Silky's patio where I realized Memphis is home to the most insane mosquitoes. I left Memphis with some battle bites to prove it!
The best part of our Memphis trip was without a doubt getting to spend time with my friend, Whitney. Whitney and I met in college and bonded over our nerdy campus involvement and insta-obsession with OU. She is seriously one of the sassiest, wittiest, and most fabulous people I know. She was the perfect Memphis host, and Ryan and I both had a blast spending time with her. We literally could have chatted and laughed all night!
Monday night Beale Steet.
Ryan and I had a blast in Memphis, and it was the perfect start to our roadtrip. Another huge thanks to Whitney for being such a fabulous host, showing us the sweet spots of Memphis and letting us stay at her oh-so-chic downtown loft. Next stop on the roadtrip...New Orleans!