4th of July in Chicago

I spent 4 nights in Chicago over 4th of July weekend and I couldn’t have had a better time! Boats, best friends, beer, and a whole lot of other fabulous things that don’t start with B… Does it get any better? The weather was absolutely gorgeous, too. While it was monsoon-ing on the 4th in NYC, my friends and I were out on Lake Michigan on a 45 ft. sailboat. Definitely made the right decision by flying west for the weekend! The views of the Chicago skyline were absolutely perfect. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, either. I didn’t have the guts to jump into the lake, but a few of my friends did and they said the water was COLD. I was perfectly content staying warm & dry on the boat. Naturally, I was the resident photographer on the boat and took well over 200 pictures during the 3 hour sail. Here are some of my favorite snaps from the weekend…

^ About to go overboard while taking pictures. Holding on was a must…

^ The view from The Terrace at The Trump. It’s an outdoor patio on the 16th floor of the Trump Tower / Hotel. We were just above the Chicago River with an insanely perfect view of the fireworks at Navy Pier.

Hope you had a safe & happy 4th of July, too! Now, on to another lovely summer weekend..

Madewell Striped Tee (old, similar here & here) | American Eagle Bow Bandana (lots of other great options here!) | Gap Red Sunglasses (old, similar here, here & here) | Gap Boyfriend Jean Shorts (on sale!) | Vineyard Vines Whale Coozie | Essie ‘Garnet’ Nail Polish

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  1. 7.11.14
    Meagan said:

    Looks like you had a fabulous time!

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  3. 7.11.14
    Ally said:

    Love the photos! Friends and I have been looking at sailing on the lake during a weekend, what company did you go through?

  4. 7.11.14
    Jamie G said:

    Beautiful photos- If you like Leinenkugel, try Illlusive Travler- it’s similar, but has a grapefruit taste!

  5. 7.11.14
    Natali said:

    Such a sweet outfit! Love your sunnies, so cool!


  6. 7.11.14

    Great pictures! I love your top!


  7. 7.11.14
    Emily said:

    Wow! Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to visit for the first time in September.

  8. 7.11.14
    Michelle said:

    I spent this weekend in Chicago too. I caught the 5th of July fireworks from the Navy Pier. You definitely had a better fireworks view than I did though. The skyline perfectly framed yours!

  9. 7.11.14
    Heidi D. said:

    Looks like a perfect weekend! Gotta love Chicago in the summertime. It almost makes up for the winters;)

    Heidi D.

  10. 7.11.14
    Andrea said:

    Great photos…looks like you had a great time! Love those red glasses, the perfect addition to a nautical outfit!



  11. 7.11.14
    Courtney said:

    I love your red sunglasses and your Vineyard Vines koozie! Looks like you had a great Fourth!


  12. 7.12.14

    I LOVE THIS! 🙂 Hope you had the best time. Great city photos!!


  13. 7.13.14

    That was the cutest montage of pictures ever. I lovelovelove your blog — it’s one of the blogs that inspired me to start writing myself!! Keep at it girl, you’re awesome!!!


  14. 7.13.14
    Jessica said:

    Ah, summer in the midwest – and a Leinenkugel’s. Nothing like it. Glad you enjoyed the weekend!