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Do you ever feel like you forget where you live sometimes?
I mean, don’t get me wrong I love Chicago but since I don’t live downtown I sometimes forget how pretty the city is. The first year I moved to the city I lived in Streeterville – the downtown neighborhood right off Michigan Ave. After a year it had worn on me. The neighborhood is mostly expensive restaurants, retail stores & always filled with tourists. It was great to get that feel my first year but I was so excited to move to a neighborhood. The neighborhoods right outside of downtown hold my heart. Everything from Bucktown to Wicker Park, Lincoln Park and West Loop are always changing. They constantly have new restaurants & local shops popping up and just a great overall neighborhood vibe.
However, I think it’s so easy for me to forget where I am and take it all for granted. Last weekend while I was downtown I walked along the water, grabbed tea at Dollop and just explored. It was great to be in the area and the water was just so beautiful. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in never wanting to go downtown that I forget how lucky I am to live in this city.
The river walk is lined with restaurants and places to relax and enjoy the sunshine and I really should make it over there more often. I wore this perfect shirt dress for the hot & humid day. I picked it up at H&M a few weeks ago and love how airy it is. I sized up so I could get that oversize feel – when it’s hot out the last thing I want is a dress clinging to me. I normally wear a 2 or 4 at H&M but picked this up in a 8. The cold shoulder details are fun and my Converse sneakers were the perfect pair for city walking.
Do you guys ever feel the same way? I already made brunch reservations for this weekend down in the Gold Coast so we could get out of our little nook and explore a bit more before it gets cold here!