Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Chicago Snaps

We had the BEST girls weekend in Chicago! When I moved back to Michigan, I didn't know anyone in the city we were living in and it was hard, especially coming from Chicago with a big group of girlfriends. After a full year of living back here, I joined the Junior League and was lucky enough to land in the most amazing group of fellow new members ever. We've all become really close and this weekend was our first girls weekend away. We left the families and mom leggings at home, and proceeded to shop, eat, drink and stay up until 4am like the crazy kids we used to be. 


View from my hotel room! You know you're with a group of moms when everyone wants to get their own hotel room instead of sharing, so you can have some alone time and take over the bed and get some SLEEP! Not that we ended up doing much of that, but still, there is a lot to be said for having your own space now.


I finally got my hands on the Sugarfina candies and they did not disappoint. My favorite were the Champagne Gummies - check 'em out here. They would make such a fun V-Day gift!


We got lucky with gorgeous weather. Sunny and kind of chilly, but when it's not snowing in the winter in the Midwest, that's considered a success.


We ate so much good food. Pretty sure I gained back those two pounds I lost from having the flu, but the lobster roll, sushi, burgers, brunch and 4am meat lovers pizza (why?) were totally worth it.


Spending two hours laying in bed on Sunday morning reading was literally heaven.


My black jumpsuit didn't come in time (tear), but this floral off the shoulder top made up for it. I wore it with black denim and these earrings. I really wanted to break out my choker, but I wasn't sure if I could pull it off?!


If you're ever in Chicago, get your butt over to The Hampton Social. The entire place is Instagram worthy and the food (get the lobster roll - Maine style) isn't too shabby either.

Now I'm back home with my girly, back to making dinner and running to Costco and going to baby story time. I definitely one hundred times over love this life the most, but I'm learning that it's important to continue doing things just for myself, too. I'm a better mom that way. Girls weekends are good for the soul and let's just say the planning is already under way for the next one!
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20 comments

  1. What an awesome weekend, and always much needed and well deserved for a mama x

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  2. Looks like an amazing weekend! I always want to visit Chicago when I see pictures of it. So many fun things!

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  3. What a fun weekend away and so glad you got a chance to get some sugarfina gummies - they are my favorite! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. You make me miss our time in Chicago--such a super fun city, and even more fun that it was a great getaway with your girls!

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  5. heading downtown this weekend with my sisters and mom and I am SO looking forward to it. It's necessary to get our of the routine, feel the energy of the city, and just indulge in some alone time (and lobster rolls!). Glad you had a chance to do so too!

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  6. Looks like SUCH a fun weekend!! The Blog Societies conference is in Chicago this year (yay!!) so I will definitely be visiting Hampton Social. Can't wait!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  7. What a fun weekend!! So glad you were able to go with your NEW girlfriends! So much fun :)

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  8. Looks like such a fun girls trip! Chicago is a great place for a weekend get away! Love the Hampton Social!

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  9. All your pictures are so beautiful.
    Love seeing you are using your Kindle to full force. Isn't it nice toting around?

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  10. So glad that you had a great weekend away! I think it's awesome that you're doing things for yourself - that's so important as a mom, I'm sure!

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  11. Girls weekends are wonderful for the soul indeed! I have the problem of having moved to a new city as an adult and not having a lot of friends around. I should probably join some kind of group, but then I would need more time. Work takes up way too much! I have been wanting to try the Sugarfina gummies. We dont have a store around here, I should just order them. Love your floral top!

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  12. So much fun! I would love to go back to Chicago. The trip Kristal and I took a couple years ago was one of my all time faves. Girl, I was already craving gummy bears today...

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  13. Looks like a fabulous weekend, yay for getting away with the girls and living it up. And aren't those champagne gummies amazing?! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  14. Looks like you had a great weekend! And that last snap... I need to go there!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  15. Girls' weekends after you have kids are the BEST! It's the little things!

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  16. This weekend looked like so much fun!! I loved following along on IG stories. Hotel beds, sleeping in, reading, and champagne gummies sounds like the best weekend EVER. Pizza at 4am is just a bonus. ;)

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  17. It looks like it was a perfect weekend away! Chicago is one of my favorite cities to visit. The Nightingale was such a great book!

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  18. I love Chicago! How nice you could get away- two hours in bed reading-- awesome!! Love your floral top & I'm glad you could get away!

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  19. Did you know Nordstrom now carries Sugarfina?! Do I ever need to shop anywhere else?!

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