i haven’t even been back in the Chicago area for a week and i’m already starting to act like a real Chicagoan again. ya know, the kind of people that complain about 85 degree weather and humidity because we’re used to it being about 12 degrees with a windchill of -30 and 75 mph winds blowing us around. i’m a more aggressive driver (although my family will say that i always have been. i disagree. i’m just a good driver.) i’m no-nonsense when it comes to check-out lines at stores, meaning i’ve quickly adopted the lets-not-talk-and-just-get-this-over-with way of dealing with people in public. no asking “how’s your day been?” or “whatchya gonna be doin’ with this stuff?”.
the really shocking thing is that i haven’t had Portillo’s or Chicago-style pizza yet. i’m actually a little embarrassed to admit that. those are usually my first two meals when i’m back home and i’ve failed myself. however, i figure that i’ll probably eat enough in the coming months to last years, so i guess i’m just pacing myself.
because the weather has been so nice (and also a little too hot for my liking. i was hoping to leave the oven of NC and come back to a nice, cooler summer.), i’ve been wearing some of my favorite summer dresses for running errands and browsing Ikea/Home Goods for my apartment. this dress from Gracie B is a new favorite. i love the mint with the floral pattern and the flowiness (word? not a word? who could ever know…) of it. it’s one of those dresses that’s easy to dress up or make more casual with some bangles and flat sandals. count me in.