Anniversary Adventures Part 1: We're Just Kids


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I'm wearing:
silk shirt: Liz Claiborne, thrifted:: Rockstar jeans: Old Navy::
floral wedges: Report:: gold cuff: vintage::


This was my traveling outfit. I always travel sans makeup or color because everything melts during the drive. For realsies. I usually don't like wearing jeans, but these Rock Star Flares from Old Navy are just so darn comfortable and make my legs look skinny! I built the rest of the "outfit" around the jeans, so I thought I'd keep it simple with a plain white shirt, tied in the front. These photos don't really do the outfit justice, though. The shirt is a bit sheer, and I wore the neckline a bit low because I was trying to go for that effortlessly sexy look, which always seems to backfire on me. I mean, seriously, guys, who wears a high side ponytail with this look? This gal does.

Let's face it, starting a five-year anniversary weekend with a trip to the zoo, hot dogs, and ice cream is pretty much what a six-year old would imagine the perfect holiday to be. But guess what? It was fabulous. The zoo we visited was pretty tiny (what do you expect in small-town Illinois?) but I got some awesome shots of those so-ugly-they're-cute Tamarins (bottom right). And the ice cream was the creamiest, smoothest, most luscious ice cream I had ever tasted. 

If you wanna see more pictures of the critters I saw, check out my facebook page!

31 comments:

  1. Looks like you had lots of fun! ^__^ I love zoos, ice cream and hot dogs. Glad your 5 years was memorable :D Those jeans are great!

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  2. It sounds like a great day!! I love the Zoo! The ice cream looks really good too :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  3. That sounds like my kind of day! I love going to the zoo and eating ice cream!!

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  4. My kind of outfit! I wear jeans all the time its a bad habit but pretty much all of my outfits revolve around them. Gotta love animals that are so ugly they are cute! They ice cream look so good I've been craving some.

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  5. Love your outfit and your date looks fun! :) I love the ice cream shot.

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

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  6. Oh the food looks yummy, especially the ice cream :)! I love your shirt. xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  7. Good times! Congrats on your anniversary :D

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  8. That really does sound like the perfect way to kick off some anniversary celebrations! And you look super awesome in those jeans, the white button down goes perfectly with them.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  9. Looks like it was a fun time! I was wondering where you ended up going, was guessing the city, and lincoln park zoo :) Love those wedge sandals.

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  10. Looked like you had a wonderfull day! I love going to the zoo and eating ice creams!

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  11. Those shoes are too cute! And whaaaat jeans this is crazy, Laura. Crazy. You should totally do a 70s inspired look with these, I think it would be great.

    I don't think effortlessly sexy really works for me either... best that I just stick with polished. That I can do.

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  12. Great traveling outfit. If I looked as cute as you do without makeup, I would never wear it again. Amazing.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  13. I love your traveling outfit. Looks very comfy but chic. Those sandals are adorable too!!

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  14. that outfit is perfect, and those jeans look FABULOUS on you! happy late anniversary.. 5 years! WOW :)

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  15. Aww love little trips to places you don't usually go to often. I haven't been to the zoo in a long time!! I love this outfit on you!! Maybe because I haven't seen you in flares before. I love the simplicity of it all with the blouse to the shoes.

    Christine
    dela chic

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  16. Those jeans and shoes together look create. I often find wedges to be the most comfy shoes ever for walking in! Which often surprises me because heals often try and kill me. I love zoos - a lot of the smaller zoos have actually turned out being my favourite to visit. Looks a great start to your little celebratory weekend!

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  17. That tortoise is precious, look at his little neck! I think this is a fab start to your anniversary weekend and I love your approach to comfy traveling (side ponytail and all)

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  18. What cone is that, that your hubs is holding up?! Ive never had/seen anything like that!! Looks yums

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  19. Are those kangaroos humping? Cracked me up! Love the high pony and the icecream pics are so artistic- you should frame them!

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  20. no way!! this is the perfect way to start a celebration! And those ice-creams look delicious! xx

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  21. Your celebration sounds perfect. Just the way I would want to celebrate mine. Happy Anniversary!

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  22. That looks amazing, like you had a really wonderful anniversary! Those jeans really do make your legs look very skinny. Maybe I should get some.

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  23. Ok, so I'm totally about the effortlessly sexy look. Maxi and wrap dresses are my friend since the sun has decided to grace us with it's presence and provide some actual heat. I think you've done a fabulous job. Maybe a messy braid or low messy bun next time instead of a high side pony ;) I feel totally lucky that I've just eaten lunch. Otherwise, I might have tried to eat my laptop screen. That wouldn't have been pretty.

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  24. Your legs look a mile long in those jeans! My coworker has the same pair and calls them her magic pants :) I love the high ponytail and those cute orange shoes. And now I want an ice cream cone, it's not a celebration without one!

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  25. Love those jeans, I might have to try those.

    Looks like a dream trip to me, happy anniversary!

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  26. Those jeans are pretty fabulous on you. I think the zoo + ice cream + hot dogs sounds like a pretty rad anniversary time. Sounds like you guys had loads of fun :)

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  27. I would die happy in your traveling outfit--side ponytail included! ha! I love, love the comfy shoes! They are fantastic! Hot dogs, ice cream, and a trip to the zoo sounds like a lovely way to start your trip! Oh, and how cool does your hubby look with his wedding ring! I love it! :)

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  28. These are some fabulous jeans, my goodness, the rockstar jeans don't lie. That ice cream, um, hand it over. I spot Kangaroo action, this sounds like a fabulous weekend and work that side ponytail darling!

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  29. OMG flair jeans? White shirt?! Classic combo! I have never tried it on myself but it looks so good on you!

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