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I just returned from the UK! I think I woke about at the equivalent of midnight East Coast time, but so far I am holding strong and staying awake. It was a great trip, and I have so many photos to share once the jet lag wears off.
Just wanted to pop in and say hello!
One last post with pictures from Chicago. While I was there I went shopping with my future mother-in-law and future sister-in-law. One of the places we went was this amazing furniture store. Most of the furniture is pretty expensive, but then they have amazing clearance sales (and by amazing I mean $1 frames, $5 pillows, and buy $250 worth of items get $250 free!).
I obviously didn’t buy anything while there (planes, budgets, lack of room, etc.), but here are some of the pieces I was drooling over.
If only such a place existed in NJ…
I didn’t take too many pictures while I was off visiting Jim’s family in Chicago for Christmas, but I thought I would share a few I had on my phone. The fact that the iPhone actually has a decent camera is truly awesome!
1. Waiting for the train. 2. Waiting for the plane. 3. Helping with dinner. 4. Salsa ingredients (yum!). 5. Jim’s brother and his sister’s husband playing pool (i.e. my future brothers in law). 6. Pretty flowers.
I had a lot of fun doing a summary of all the outfits I wore while visiting my fiancé’s parents in May/June so I thought I would do so again. I was a superb packer this time and brought exactly enough outfits for the number of days we were there. They were pre-planned and everything!
And yes I did the dreaded picture in the mirror thing, but I am pretty sure Jim’s family would have thought I was crazy if I started taking outfit photos in there front lawn!
Outfit 1: The sweater was a Christmas gift from my Aunt. I think that is the only item of red clothing that I own, but I think I may have to get more red pieces. The plaid shirt was a gift from my mom. The bicycle necklace was a birthday present. The jeans are from Forever 21.
Outfit 2: I have definitely posted this outfit on my blog before. That sweater is one of my favorites (its from Urban Outfitters). As is the dress.
Outfit 3: This is the outfit I wore to Jim’s extended family Christmas party (with almost 50 people!). The sweater was a Christmas gift from my mom. The necklace was a Valentine’s day gift from Jim. The skirt was a hand-me-down from my mom.
Outfit 4: This is one of my favorite new sweaters. It is an XL from Jcrew but i just wear it as an oversized sweater. It is a great color. The jeans are really old and from Gap.
You can see the first Chicago Style here.
I am heading to Chicago to spend some time with my fiancé’s family! I am gonna try and schedule some posts while I am gone (crossing my fingers that it works!).
I am gonna throw in some pictures from my family Christmas party because this post looks boring!
Here are all my cousins on my Dad’s side (I’m the oldest):
And here is my littlest cousin, so cute!
I hope everyone has a spectacular holiday season!
I thought I would share some of the outfits I wore while I was in Chicago. They aren’t particularly fancy pictures (most of them are taken in a mirror). I was pretty proud of myself for packing light and sensibly. I had one outfit for every day and pjs. Packing mostly dresses really helped eliminate wasted suitcase space because most of my outfits only consisted of 1 piece!
Credit Where Credit is Due: Outfit 1: Dress – Forever 21; Vest – Modcloth; Outfit 2: Dress – gift; Outfit 3 – Dress – Urban Outfitters; Blazer – Forever 21; Shoes – Urban Outfitters; Outfit 4: Dress – H&M; Belt – Urban Outfitters; Outfit 5 – Dress – Urban Outfitters
What are your strategies for packing light?
I am home from my little trip to Chicago and Indianapolis. I have plenty to share from this vacation, but I thought I would start out by sharing some of my favorite iPhone pictures. I was planning on doing this post yesterday but days of traveling left me unwilling to do anything, but sit on the couch and do nothing.
I was going to do a little story for each of the photos, but I kind of like this post the way it is. I don’t want to overload on text and sometimes the pictures just tell the story better. If you are curious about any of the photos, ask away in comments!