Thursday, May 3

Round Trip

Cardigan - from my sister
Top - Norma Kamali (Goodwill)
Pants - Gap
Shoes - Ralph Lauren (DSW)

In one of my last posts, I mentioned that I was going to be taking a trip to Chicago for a reading convention.  Well, yesterday afternoon, I returned with a new outlook on teaching and on the city of Chicago.

Here is what I saw/did:

  • met the author (Christopher Paul Curtis) of the novel that my students are going to begin reading next week (The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963)...he also took a picture with me and signed a poster dedicated to my students
  • saw some of the great architecture of the city while on a boat tour
  • took a few crazy cab rides
  • heard and met some incredibly motivating teachers/speakers/authors
  • walked by "Booker T" (a WWE wrestler) on the plane and at the airport
  • ate authentic Chicago-style pizza from the award-winning restaurant Lou Malnati's
  • shopped for the first time at H&M
  • received a lot of free stuff!
I had a great time...but I'm glad to be home!


  1. sounds like a really rewarding trip! Your pussy bow top looks very cute and I like it that it's gingham too! The tangerine cardi is such a great accent! Looks perfect with the green cargo pants.


  2. Sounds like a great trip! The bow on that top is too cute!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this entire look from head to toe!!! That orange cardi paired with the black and white checkered blouse is just fab hun! Great styling!!!

  4. I want to go to Chicago SO FREGGIN" BAD!!!! I may have to make a trip up there this summer even if it's alone! So how'd you like H&M? Love that store. Your shirt is too cute, I love the bow.

  5. I hope you enjoy Chicago! I only got to stop there on my way to Philadelphia (visiting a friend). Can't wait to visit it properly one day!
    Great look too btw!

  6. Sounds like an adventure. I've only passed through Chicago on my way to somewhere else, but I've always wanted to go back. Pass by any thrift stores?
    The blouse and cardi is great combo of colors.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  7. I love this outfit! It seems like you had an amazing time, I have to put Chicago on my must visit list!


  8. i love that you dressed it up with the heels! glad you had a good trip. i don't know that i've heard of a reading convention before, but sounds like something i would like.

  9. I soooo love this look! Very chic!


  10. Sounds like you learned a ton at the convention! H&M is one of my fave stores! Did you find anything cute? I love how you paired the gingham pussy bow blouse with those cargos and cardi :) Found your blog on Mix and Match Fashion during her teachers link up! Great style!