Sunday, November 16, 2014

Anthro Fashion Show | 2014

It's that time of year again, folks. The cold is knocking, the flurries flying, all the ladies bundled in fancy coats and scarves, (wearing heels obviously) and Anthro's winter collection is here!! (Cue all the confetti explosion emojis) 
And that also means Anthropologie's Winter Fashion show; Renée and I go every year.

Obviously I took this night to whip out these fancy ladies for the first time this season.
(If you've been around for a while you might remember them from this very errr amateur post from the beginning of c/oMKE.)
Shoes | Aldo (old)

Cheeky Né photobombing the trees ^^^^

Anthro does a fantastic job of clearing off the floor of the store itself to add chairs for all of the ladies. The whole store is turned into a gorgeous winter wonderland. You watch beautiful outfits as you sit in a field of trees like these. ^^

The cool thing about these fashion shows is that Anthro will send out emails to see if anyone would be interested in modeling. These gorgeous ladies aren't models; they are every day women and dedicated Anthro fanshionistas :)

Ummmm and can we just talk about this tulle skirt for a second???? Gimme.

I'm wearing: wedges - Aldo (similar) | Skirt - Anthropologie (similar) | Denim Moto Jacket - American Eagle (similar)

Renée is wearing: Sweater - Target | Shirt - JCrew | Jacket - Target | Scarf - Anthropologie

We drooled and gawked ooohhhh'd and aaaahhhh'd over all the new pieces coming out this year, all of which we are waiting to go on sale (sorry, Anthro, but sometimes yous just a little to pricey.)
Then Né and I had walked around with champagne and Perrier (cause my sis is expecting!!!! Boom. *drops mic*) mesmerized by the beautiful decorations and lovely clothing.

Also, if you stop into Anthro this season, please check out the cutest ornaments known to man. And then, Buy. Me. All. Of. Them.

If there is an Anthro in your area, make sure you sign up to be an Anthro member. You will get emails for first dibs and new arrivals, the birthday discount, and events including birthday ones like this.

Eeeeeeppp! Guys, I'm so excited for the holidays. AND the snow is heerrreee!!!


Past Anthro Fashion Shows: 2013

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Date Four: Chicago | Last Man Standing

The dating bender is over, all. It's done. Remember these two posts (One | Two)? I had cut guys out of the dating bender and ended up with just those two gents.
Flannel Fella was a great guy, but after a few dates I just started realizing that he felt like just a friend. I just wasn't into it like that.

Then there was Biker Boy from this post? After date two with him I realized that no one else really compared. Sooooo I haven't been on Tinder since and I haven't been active on Match.
We had been talking a lot and spending time with him was blowing everyone else out of the water soooooo bye Tinder...for now.

Things with him have been great! We went on dates three and four this weekend. For date four the gent swept me away to Chicago, his home town, for the day.
It was hands down the best date I had been on. (Aside from maybe our first date and the motorcycle ride.) We grabbed coffees and walked around Millennium Park and downtown. We drove up to Lincoln Park for more walking and holding hands *sigh*. And beers. And pizza at Pequod's. My gosh, guys. Some of THE best pizza.

Anyways, I'm just saying,  he's just a really really great guy and takes me by surprise a lot.
There is nothing official, folks, but I hope that he sticks around for a while. ;)

Over and out.


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Friday, October 31, 2014

The Date: PUNdamonium

I first started talking to Flannel Fella about two weeks ago. He was witty and quick commenting on one of my profile photos of Sarah, myself, and Marty McFly.

"Wait, you know Marty McFly? Is he super down to earth? He seems like he would be down to earth."

He had me laughing from the first message. We chatted for a bit that first weekend and then it just kinda died out until the day before my date with P. Just the normal chatting about weekend plans. I told him about P and how excited I was. See, in the beginning Flannel Fella never eluded to dating or wanting to get together so I felt like I could tell him about that.

The next night after leaving the let down of a date I had a message from FF.

"Have fun tonight!"

He was sweet. I told him how it just didn't work and I wouldn't be seeing P again. After messaging back and forth for a bit we both found out that each of us were going out on Brady Street with friends and decided to meet up for a bit.

Well we did and it was really awkward. He was very nice and cute it was just, well, I was already, erm, a bit hydrated and there was a lot of pressure with two of my girls there.
I gave my cousin the eyes. You know, the eyes. The save. me. eyes.
Jennifer: "Oh we're going over to JoCats to meet up with a few friends." (Completely true.)
Me: "Sorry, FF, I have to follow them. We should get together again!" (Also wasn't lying.)
And he agreed.
It was just awkward and a lot of pressure.
At the next bar and I get a text.

"Well that wasn't awkward at all"

He had me! And he was hilarious! We ended up texting nonstop the rest of that weekend and he finally asked me out for Tuesday of this week.

The Fella picked me up and we went for Old Fashioned's at Finks and BelAir Cantina for dinner. It was never awkward. We had pretty solid conversation the whole time. And it wasn't even the typical first date convo since we had hammered out a lot of that while texting. I found out that he listens to a lot of the same music that I do and loves craft beer and even brews his own sometimes.

And get this: he took me to a pun slam competition. Pun. Slam. It was so much fun and hilarious! (Believe you me that we sent punny texts the whole next day. Okay, next three days.)

And then he walked me home because he's really sweet.

We went out again last night and plan to meet up for Hallows tonight.

Guys, this kid. He's pretty awesome.

Happy Halloween!


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