Saturday, June 6, 2015

My Birthday in the Windy City

Lilly Pulitzer Vanna Crop Top and Skirt Set Anchors and Pearls

My birthday was this past Thursday, and to celebrate my mom took me to Chicago for the day to shop! We live only a couple hours away from the city so we go up to shop frequently but it was still a nice treat. We spent the day shopping at all the stores Central Illinois lacks (we pretty much have nothing) and eating fantastic food. 

Our first stop was at a little restaurant called Cheesie's Pub and Grub which is a restaurant devoted to grilled cheese, AKA heaven on earth. I ordered "The Mac" which was a grilled cheese with Mac & Cheese on it, combining two of my favorite foods. Needless to say I was in love and I would recommend this place to anyone who is going to be in the area, the only downside is that it was a little out of the way, as it was not within walking distance of the main downtown area. 


Cheesie's Pub and Grub Chicago Illinois Anchors and Pearls
Seriously, the greatest thing I have ever eaten. 
Cheesie's Pub and Grub Chicago Illinois Anchors and Pearls


After shopping for a little while we went to my favorite cupcake place, Sprinkles Cupcakes home of the famous Cupcake ATM. I am not very adventurous when it comes to food, and honestly I typically prefer homemade cupcakes over gourmet cupcakes, but Sprinkles is a major exception. They have a cinnamon cupcake (and a triple cinnamon cupcake) which is to die for. It is seriously so good. They have a ton of locations (I've been to the one in New York and D.C. as well) and if you are near one I highly recommend trying it--even if just to use the cupcake ATM!


Sprinkles Cupcakes Chicago Illinois Anchors and Pearls

Sprinkles Cupcakes Chicago Illinois Anchors and Pearls

Sprinkles Cupcakes Chicago Illinois Anchors and Pearls

We finished off our day with even more shopping (shocking I know...) and I got tons of goodies that I will be sharing soon! (Think Free People, Bloomingdales, Tory Burch, Sephora, and Lululemon!) As if we hadn't already eaten enough, right before we left we grabbed some Garrett Popcorn, a Chicago legacy.

Outfit Details:



Lilly Pulitzer Vanna Crop Top and Skirt Set Anchors and Pearls

Lilly Pulitzer Vanna Crop Top and Skirt Set Anchors and Pearls

Garrett Popcorn Chicago Illinois Anchors and Pearls
Garrett Popcorn makes any day better! 
Lilly Pulitzer Vanna Crop Top and Skirt Set Anchors and Pearls

4 comments:

  1. Happy belated Birthday, it looks like you had a blast! I live about an hour outside of Chicago and I've been to Sprinkles so many times, all their cupcakes are adorable!!
    xo
    Syd
    http://www.sincerelysyd9.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks girl! Sprinkles is seriously the best!

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  2. I went to the cupcake atm today! I love your outfit, and your hair looks amazing! That sandwich looks like heaven on earth.
    Shaguna
    gold&hearts

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    1. Thank you so much! The cupcake ATM is so fun and so cute! And the sandwich was seriously amazing!

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