Remember when I thought it would be my last time wearing boyfriend jeans until Spring? I was wrong. But this was definitely the last time I’ll be able to wear them. (We got inches of snow the day after I wore this outfit!)
I had two different wheat beers at BlueBird and they were both delicious. Don’t even get me started on Hot Chocolate — best mac & cheese in Chicago, hands down. Burger with egg was also delish. And OMG, this chocolate and peanut butter dessert — I basically licked the plate clean. SO GOOD.
Violet Hour was awesome. So bizzarre.. Metromix describes it as “A pre-Prohibition era-inspired speakeasy in Wicker Park.” My drink was called “Oldest Living Confederate Widow” (Tanqueray, Lemon, Honey Syrup, Pernod Absinthe).. very different, but very good!
My favorite part of Violet Hour was the “House Rules”…
– No cell phone use inside lounge.
– Proper attire requested.
– Please, no baseball hats.
– Sorry, no reservations.
– If you have a party of four, we’ll give you four chairs. If your party is eight, we’ll arrange eight chairs for you. No “party add-ons” without prior notification.
– No O-Bombs. No Jager-Bombs. No bombs of any kind.
– No Budweiser. No light beer. No Grey Goose. No Cosmopolitans.
– And finally, please do not bring anyone to The Violet Hour that you wouldn’t bring to your mother’s house for Sunday dinner.
Ruffle Top: Loft (similar)
Boyfriend Jeans: Loft (similar)
Suede Wedges: Me Too
Faux Fur Stole: TopShop
Bracelets: J.Crew & Sequin NYC
Necklace: c/o Bip and Bop
iPhone cover: Kate Spade (similar styles that are super cute – 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5)
Gold Phone: Native Union (similar – 1/2 the price!)
Nails: Essie Smokin Hot
I hope you like this handmade necklace from Bip & Bop…
Because I’m giving one away!
Nicole named her Etsy shop “Bip and Bop” after her twin daughters, Brooklyn & Isabella. In Bip and Bop, you will find handmade jewelry and wool felt hair accessories for women, children and babies. All of her items come beautifully wrapped and ready for gift giving. Perfect gifts for baby showers, hostess or bridesmaid gifts, or just a special treat for yourself! (My most guilty habit!)
I picked out this adorable “Love” necklace because it reminds me of the “Love” keychain from the Sex and the City movie. So cheesy, I know. (Let’s not talk about how I actually had that keychain on my keys for at least a year and half before it broke.) And lucky for you, Nicole wants to give this necklace away to one of you! All you have to do is follow Bip and Bop on Twitter and leave me a comment telling me why you want to win! It’s that easy. I’ll pick a winner at random on Friday!
PS–You can use code “JESSICA” for 35% off your entire purchase on Bip and Bop. Now go get shopping!
(Photog: Megan H)