Feb 24, 2010

And You Say Chi-City

One of the perks of my job is that I fly to Chicago relatively often (about once a month). I love the city - the fact that they have actual seasons, the El, the expensable cab fare, hotel & food...just about everything.

Since I travel often to much colder states (Chicago for work & Columbus for home), I often look ridiculous layering so much while in LAX, but the moment I get off the plane in Chicago (where it is high 20's), I'm sure glad I did:


express blazer, gap cardigan, martin + osa long-sleeved, citizen jeans
Dressing for the advertising industry is tricky: you want to dress nice, but not overly formal (or else you look out of place & God forbid...uncool).
martin + osa long-sleeved shirt, skirt from francesca's, f21 accessories & belt, nine west nude wedge
You'll notice that is the same shirt I wore the day before. I was going to wear a grey short-sleeved shirt until my mom advised me that a long-sleeved shirt would help me avoid being cold in an AC room or too hot if wore my jacket. Why are moms so smart?

I ended up changing into jeans for dinner because I didn't want to be that girl...you know, the douchette who didn't wear clothes appropriate for the weather. Shivering in the snow & slipping on ice is not cute.

13 comments:

  1. wow! nice outfits! I really like your photo on the chair with that lighting. I hope that you had a nice time there.

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  2. How exciting that you get to travel as part of your job - I adore Chicago! You look gorgeous in both outfits!! :)

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  3. i really love chicago too, such a fun city. dressing for the job is fun, i wear scrubs everyday so no fun. =) speaking of dressing for the city, when i go to the west coast, ppl comment saying i dress "so serious like east coast serious." what does that mean? i got it in LA and napa. and they didn't say it to compliment either. hahahahah

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  4. I really like the nail polish you're wearing on the last photo !

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  5. very cute pics! love the outfits. and i likey the haircut! :)

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  6. you look so great! LOVE your hair!
    xoxo,
    tam

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  7. I've sorta been that girl wearing flip flops in the snow. Don't think less of me. Ah ha ha. Love the skirt!

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  8. Hi! New to your blog and I think it's great you can still wear skirts when it's 20 degrees in Chicago? Eeek.. I can't even expose my legs if it's lie below 75. hahah. love the layers and following now. Hope you'll visit and follow back!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  9. love the outfits, very casual cool & effortless.

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  10. Great work outfit! You look very "hip" as the young people say ;)

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