It is HOT and HUMID in Chicago this week. I’m talking sweltering heat and the kind of humidity that makes being outside absolutely miserable. Go figure that I had Monday and Tuesday off this week and my youngest brother had made plans to come up and visit. We weren’t going to let the weather ruin our plans though so we toughed (and sweated) it out.
Despite the stickiness, I had an amazing two days off work! My brother and I did lots of shopping on Michigan Avenue, ate delicious Chicago-land food (Lou Malnati’s and Portillo’s), and watched the Cubbies beat the Phillies at Wrigley Field! After he left Tuesday, I wandered around the loop and hit up Zara and the Chicago Sidewalk Sale before meeting up with Ellen, one of my best friends from college. Ellen and I went to Navy Pier (like tourists) and grabbed a bite to eat at Riva and had a drink while sitting by the water. Ellen snapped a picture of me so I could have something to blog about, but it isn’t pretty (consider yourself warned). I guess the heat will do that to you! There really isn’t much to my outfit because I was trying to stay cool and comfortable. I paired a bright orange dress with gold and orange jewelry, gold sandals, and a bright teal bag.
Sandals: BC Footwear (Piperlime)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Earrings: Forever 21
Watch: Michael Kors
I hope my brother had as great of a time as I did. Moving up to Chicago (which is 3.5 hours from home) has really made me realize how much I value spending time with my family because it doesn’t get to happen very often! I grew up in a small town where I knew everyone and their parents (and their dog’s name). I went to college in Champaign, IL and even though I was one of 40,000, I still felt like I knew pretty much everyone. Then I moved up to Chicago. Sometimes I like being one among 3,000,000, but there are definitely times where I feel like a small girl in a huge world (not in a good way). Getting to hang out with my brother was a very welcome change!
Do you live far from your family? Do you get homesick, too? Does it pass in time?