12.31.2013

Chicago

My brother always comes to Pittsburgh for the holidays, but this year, when he left for Wisconsin, he took my sister and I along with him. We've been here since Saturday, and yesterday, we visited Chicago. It was a wonderful, busy day, and though I didn't take very many photos, I wanted to share the few that I did.

I really wanted to see Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, even though it was outrageously cold. (I just looked it up, and it was 14 degrees yesterday afternoon.) My brother, sister, and I took turns snapping touristy photos of one another. In this one, you can see me clutching a bag of goodies from Market Supply Co., a vintage shop partially owned by Karyn of Dethrose Vintage and located in the Pilsen neighborhood. Karyn was nice enough to open her shop just for my sister and I, and it was even better than I expected. I wish I had taken a few photos while we were in there, but I didn't want to seem like a creepy fangirl. Luckily, Leilani of Thriftaholic already wrote up an amazing post (with tons of gorgeous photos) about the shop prior to their grand opening in September. And my purchases--a 1950's barkcloth skirt and a 1960's does 1930's knit set--should make their way onto the blog soon enough.

Another view of the Bean. (Shortly after taking this photo, we hustled to Intelligentsia Coffee, where I ordered a much-needed latte.)

We ended our day at The Museum of Science and Industry. The museum is housed in the former Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and debuted as a science museum during the 1933-1934 Century of Progress Exposition. I've always been pretty fond of the World's Fairs, especially the Century of Progress, so I was psyched to check out the museum. In this photo, I'm standing in front of the 999 Steam Locomotive, "The World's Fastest Locomotive" (112.5 mph), which was displayed at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

Outfit details: Top purchased at an antique shop in Monongahela, PA || 1950's corduroy skirt via Wildfell Hall Vintage || 1940's knit turban via sonnet and bough || 1950's mink collar via Bohemian Bisoux || L.L.Bean boots and camp socks

And a photo of my brother's adorable cat, Maya. Because cats!

2 comments:

  1. I've heard Chicago is a great place for vintage finds. Can't wait to see some of them.

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  2. Looks like a great trip. Love your photos. Thanks for sharing! Chicago is a fun place to visit. We went on the boat ride on the river when we were there. Fun!
    "Chicago IT"

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