Hello everyone, thank you for coming back again this week and welcome to my blog if you’re new!💙 From August 1-7th, I went on my first ever vacation and I chose Chicago as the destination. My birthday was also on the 5th (woohoo 21🎊) so it was perfect timing.
This post is dedicated to the outfits I wore while in Chicago including the thought process, what I was looking for when it came to the look, and links to the items in each outfit or alternatives if I can find one. You may have already seen them if you follow me on Instagram.
I love the Tommy Hilfiger brand especially for streetwear. I spotted this beautiful, simple dress in a Tommy Hilfiger outlet and had to get it. I went with my sisters and after showing them the dress they both immediately nodded saying that it was definitely my style. I also wanted to wear my new New Balance sneakers that were collecting dust in my closet.
Dress: Not online
First outfit was a bikini. I am proud that I could wear it because although people tend to like my body, I am actually quite insecure about it and to top it off, I was bloated because of God’s special gift to all women on a monthly basis.
Bikini Top (similar)
Bikini Bottom (similar)
Second outfit and probably my favorite outfit of the whole trip, was actually quite simple and came as a surprise. I had stopped wearing revealing things because in the past, my intentions were provocative in nature and when I started getting close to God, He would convict me. I didn’t wear this outfit because I was trying to get the attention of any man, but wore it because it was comfortable, chic, simple, and I thought I looked great in it.
Jacket: not online, but a regular leather (faux or real) would do!
I had planned to go shopping so I wanted something comfortable and easy allowing me to change in and out of it quickly. I literally didn’t have this outfit until 2 days before the trip because I had stopped at Target to look at some luggage and saw the jumpsuit and mules instead!
My friend and I planned a day full of tourist things so I wanted to look elegant and yet relaxed. I decided to wear the jumpsuit from Forever 21 that I had modified. I took it from strapless to with straps. I wore the shoes I purchased the day before from Express!
Day 5: MY BIRTHDAY!!!
I wore the dress I brought for church the whole day even though that wasn’t my initial plan. I had to also tweak this dress a little in the chest area to make it church appropriate. I prefer it more open in the chest though so I plan on taking out the stitch I made and instead sewing a hook on allowing me to wear it both ways depending on the occasion.
Black Steve Madden Heels: purchased at outlet so the price of mine is different than what it says online (almost half off)
This was the last day and I was exhausted. I was ready to go home at this point because we had been doing so much already. I also had horrible blisters from walking so much. I decided to keep it very simple with and off-the-shoulder dress and some super comfortable sandals from Aldo!
Dress (similar): I got mine in stores for $34.99, but could only find this one for $9.99 online so I don’t know how quality compares
Straw crossbody bag (similar)
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