Weekend Wrap-Up: Chicago

I spent this past weekend in Chicago to celebrate my girlfriend’s golden birthday! This was only my second weekend back in Chicago since I moved to New York.. Where does the time go?! You can read about my last visit here & here.

Having gone four months without seeing my best friends, the Friday night to Sunday afternoon trip felt far too short! Thankfully, we will all be reunited in Vegas in 24 short days. I can hardly wait!

Blondie over here remembered to pack my new lens, but forgot to pack my camera. Ooops! We managed to get a few iPhone snaps to document our weekend..

Slept in and lounged in bed most of the morning on Saturday. Finally ventured out to brunch and then introduced the girls to my main man, David. 😉

Then it was time to get ready for the golden birthday party! We picked up the balloons, iced the cupcakes, and put together the apps. (And ate quite a few of those things along the way…)

I kept my outfit simple with a tee, skirt, and tights. Accidentally forgot the necklace I wanted to wear with this… Are you sensing a trend? I’m losing my mind lately!

Outfit Details H&M Top (last seen here) / J.Crew Skirt (on major sale!) / J.Crew Tights / Vince Camuto Booties / Kate Spade iPhone Case / Dolce & Gabbana ‘Red’ Lipstick / Essie ‘Super Bossa Nova’

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, too!

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  1. 2.26.13

    Such cute photos! Looks like you had a fantastic time at home with your friends!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  2. 2.26.13
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    Looks like fun! You girls all are dressed cute!


  3. 2.26.13
    Sarah commented:

    Looks like you had a great time! Lovely photos!

    The Purse Snatcher

  4. 2.26.13
    Kimberly commented:

    Aww, looks like so much fun and love your outfit! 🙂


  5. 2.26.13

    love your pretty shirt and skirt combo — I actually thought that was a dress for a second! xo


  6. 2.26.13
    Marissa commented:

    Take a breather + get some rest and don’t lose your mind! I can’t have that happening to my fave NYC girl 🙂

    Miss you!

  7. 2.26.13
    stephanie commented:

    like your outfit!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  8. 2.26.13

    I have that same skirt in cream and navy, but just might have to stock up on a few other colors since they’re on such serious sale! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Jessie Holmes Springer


  9. 2.26.13
    am commented:

    Looks like a great time, thanks for sharing! Love chi town!
    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

  10. 2.26.13

    looks like you had a great time! i ALWAYS forget my accessories and face wash when i travel…ha ha!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  11. 2.26.13
    Kayla Gilbert commented:

    You look beautiful Jessica! I hope you had fun!


  12. 2.26.13
    Alyssa commented:

    You looked adorable…it seems like such a fun weekend! I love your phone case, too.

  13. 2.26.13

    Looks like a fun weekend! We had great weather in Chicago this weekend…quite the departure from the frigid wind chills of the past month!

    • 2.26.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Great weather?! Omg it was freezing!! It’s crazy how fast your body can forget what Chicago winters are like..

  14. 2.26.13
    Rose commented:

    You still look great despite the iPhone pics…and that just means we get to play with your lens this weekend!!! I cannot wait.

    Blonde in this City

  15. 2.26.13
    Agi commented:

    You look great Jessica. Looks like you ladies had a blast.



  16. 2.26.13
    Nicole Chiarella commented:

    I seriously LOLed at the lens/camera mixup – at least you still managed to get cute pictures! I’m heading to Chicago for the first time at the end of March & I can’t wait!

    xo Nicole

  17. 2.26.13
    Nicole Chiarella commented:

    I seriously LOLed at the lens/camera mixup – at least you still managed to get cute pictures! I’m going to Chicago for the first time at the end of March and I can’t wait!

    xo Nicole

  18. 2.26.13
    Lara commented:

    So cute! I’m loving that top. I’m planning on a trip to Chicago some time this summer (it will be my very first time there). I’ll have to try out “David” lol!

    xox Lara http://www.weheartbeautyblog.com

  19. 2.26.13
    Ellen commented:

    It was beyond wonderful having you here, Jessie. Love the post!
    See you but in a few weeks 🙂

  20. 2.26.13
    Sarah commented:

    Looks like you had a great time! Love your blog – glad I stopped by!



  21. 2.26.13
    Chelsea commented:

    I LOVE that cute polka dot top! It looks like you had a blast.

    Chelsea & The City

  22. 2.27.13
    Haley Valerie commented:

    Your outfit is beautiful even without the necklace.


  23. 3.3.13
    Aunt Anne commented:

    Love your H & M tee!! You look adorable! I would t have thought that is where you got your top! Never go to H & M but looking forward to them opening up soon next to Anthroplpgy in OT. So was the Golden B-Day…24? Too bad for so many it comes too early in life to properly celebrate. You max it out at 31! The best is my patient at work…she did the Golden B-Day TWICE! That’s right…she was 101 on August 1st! God bless her & she still has it all going on & a great smile too! Glad you had a great time in 0ne of my favorite cities! :-))

  24. 3.21.13
    Molly Galler commented:

    This year is my golden birthday – 29 on September 29th. I am already looking for fun party ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!