November 17, 2014

Outfit: A Night Away (Part 1)

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Last weekend I headed to Chicago and stayed at the Renaissance Hotel for an overnight off. Let's be honest, mom's don't get days off. Ever. It's a 365 day a year job (24 hours a day) and unless you make time for yourself, you will not get it. I am lucky that my hubby not only stepped up and said he'd clear the weekend so he could be with the kids, but I also got my sister to join me. I don't think she's taken a day to herself in like ten years so we were both for sure due! ;)

I got to the hotel at 1:30pm and knew I needed to wear an outfit I could stay in until dinner out with my sister. We were on a "no plan" plan so I had no idea what I'd be doing from the time I got to the hotel to the time my sister got there (3:30pm). I also had no idea what we'd be doing from the time she got there until we went out for dinner around 7.

I decided to keep my look simple in head to toe black. I used two of my favorite weekend bags (yes, it was just one night but you never know what you'll need) and was set for my night away.
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Within 10 minutes of being at the hotel my cousin called me and told me to meet her at Haymarket for a beer (or 2) and some appetizers while I wait for my sister. I tossed on my wool coat and super cozy scarf and headed out.
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Drape Front Vest: Nordstrom // Top: H&M // Jeans: Express // Shoes & Necklace: c/o Just Fab // Bicycle BagOxblood Bag: c/o Sole Society // Jacket: Piperlime // Scarf: Loft // Bag: Rachel Zoe // Love Necklace: XO Veronika // Earrings: House of Gemmes // Watch: Fossil 

We had so much fun. My sister walked over and met us at Haymarket and had a beer too! We hung out with my cousin Julie for a bit then headed back to the hotel for some sister time and then our dinner out in the hotel bar.

Have you ever taken a stay-cation of sort close to home for fun a day off? What do you wear on days you need to go with the flow?

*Head over to the Sisters Marie Blog today to see what I wore for my dinner out!

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