I recently traveled to the Windy City with my family and wanted to share some of my favorites, must do’s and eats! I also wanted to share what to pack/wear during the cold months! Read below for my musts when in Chicago…
What to wear: We traveled during Christmas time and the frigid temps hadn’t hit too bad yet. I was able to fit 2 coats(one fur), lots of sweaters and boots in one carry on so anything is possible y’all! When traveling, I always say to go out of your comfort zone and pick a color palette so that you can mix and match looks throughout your trip. For this look, I wanted to add some color to my usually very neutral winter wardrobe. This striped scarf did just that! I had already had this blush pink blazer coat and it matched perfectly with my scarf I scored for under $15. I wore lots of beanies and hats when in Chicago due to 1. wind and 2. cold. I have been seeing a lot of berets making a comeback in the fashion world and I found this camel colored one at Target that I had to have. It tamed my colorful look and kept me warm at the same time. For accessories, I wore my SugarFix gold tassel earrings from Target that dressed up my outfit just enough.
Where to go: Traveling to the outer neighborhoods of Chicago was one of the highlights. You can find really good food and shopping without all of the tourists if you take a metro out of the central city. I also really loved the area around the Bean. It has really tall buildings, beautiful architecture and it was decorated adorable at Christmas time.
My favorite spots: 1. Lincoln Park 2. Damen Avenue
Places we didn’t make it to but wanted to: 1. North Avenue Beach 2. Oak Street Beach
Where to eat/drink: 1. Little Goat Diner(brunch) 2. Intelligentsia Coffee(so many locations but all good) 3. Mindy’s Hot Chocolate(literally richest, most delicious hot chocolate ever) 4. Portillo’s(cheap, classic Chicago staple for hot dogs, hot beef sandwiches) 5. Revival food hall(all the choices!)
What to do: Skydeck for this bomb view! It was totally worth the price and we ended up doing the art institute package for both skydeck and art institute and it was definitely worth it. Another must do was ice skating at the new rink near the Bean at Maggie Daley Park. The ice rink isn’t your typical ice rink and it has awesome views of the city from a distance. The last thing I would recommend during the holiday season is the Holiday Trolley Lights Tour. Our first stop was at Sprinkles Cupcakes, then we hit up the Christkindlmarket(German Market) for some hot mulled wine and shopping. Our last stop was at Lincoln Park Zoo to look at the Zoo lights. It was so fun and a great way to see all of the sights at once when you don’t have a car!
You can shop my look by clicking any picture below! Happy Saturday and yay for a long weekend!!