a weekend away.

I happened to go to chicago last weekend for the {simply stylist} event on saturday. but [J] & I stayed until monday. and made a weekend out of it.

[I’m also getting a lot better with carrying my camera around everywhere. so this blog can be covered in beautiful, clear images. not phone photos. whoops!].

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after the event, I changed into comfy-er clothes. and off [J] & I went to the chicago fire soccer game.

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breakfast at {eggy’s}.

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of course, iced coffee.

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helllllllllo [J].

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we were out wandering the city when we realized ..we’re both wearing green denim. very unplanned. had to document.

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we went to the wells street art festival on sunday. and met up with sarah from {the kissing booth}. but didn’t take any pictures together, shame on us.

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lunch at {o’briens}.

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selfie!!!

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chicago wknd // LLinaBC.com

chicago wknd // LLinaBC.com

I’m learning how to throw an arm party. the early stages.

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thank you chicago for an amazing weekend.

[and [J]: thank you].

now sadly, I must go take my man to the airport. business calls.

ps: tomorrow is friday!

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fashionista for a day.

I cannot say enough about how great this past weekend was. firstly, I should thank megan of {the thread affect} for asking me to be her date go with her to the {simply stylist} event in chicago.

I had my first blate [blogger + date]. and I can’t wait to do it again. megan is amazing. I read her blog regularly and meeting her ..well, she’s everything I thought she’d be, plus more. [can I call you a real life friend now?].

on saturday, we met bright & early. had a mimosa brunch. met some lovely people. listened to thee most amazing women speak about their adventures. shopped. and went to a couple sessions about blogging, social media, & finding your voice.

don’t be afraid. your fears will hold you back.

easily the theme of the day. all of these incredible women have accomplished so much. and refuse to let the unknown scare them. It was truly inspiring.

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simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

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simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

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simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

hello cat sadler from E! news.

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and jacey from {damsel in dior}.

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simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

{capwell + co}

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the event was so much fun. but more than that ..I loved being around other passionate, like-minded bloggers. I cannot wait for my next “bloggy” event!

I hope to [subtly] start implementing a few changes to the way things operate around here. LLinaBC has come a long way. but it’s going further!

happy tuesday all.

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