By the time you read this, I'll be soaking up the wind (get it?) in Chicago. I'm at the Illinois College Press Association conference, where I'm attending sessions on journalism and hopefully seeing my newspaper win some awards tomorrow. The best part? The whole trip is paid for by the school. My staff got to take the train in, get to stay at a hotel right in the city, and we even get money for food. Sweet deal, right? Even better, we got in yesterday morning, but the conference doesn't start until this afternoon. That means we got a whole day to just spend in the city. Of course, I'm writing this before we left so I can't really say anything about the trip so far, but let's just assume that it's wonderful. Being a west coast girl, I still get giddy every time I get to visit Chicago, and this time is no exception. I live about four to five hours away, so it's not a difficult trip to make (especially on the train), but it's not something I get to do all that often. Knowing that this could be my last time in the city for a while (or at least my last free trip), I'm hoping to make the most out of this one. I'm also hoping to have plenty of photos to share, so look out for those soon. Plus, I get a couple of days to bond my friends and surround myself with journalists. You can't even imagine how much love getting to be a building full of people who love to talk about ledes and AP Style as much as I do.
I wore this to work on Sunday, and while it's not my favorite outfit, it was still very "me." As I've said, I've been feeling pretty uninspired lately, so I decided to go back to some old pieces that I hadn't worn in some time. This dress and jacket haven't been seen much lately, but they'll always be favorites of mine. They're good reminders that I don't need to buy anything new when I already have so many great pieces. At least that's what I'm telling myself to keep from spending money. Here's to hoping that works while I'm in Chicago.
Dress: Buffalo Exchange
Boots: Cathy Jean
Arrow ring: c/o Born Pretty
Heart ring: Make Pie Not War