Day Trip: Chicago



{One precious little girl got her doll 4 new outfits, a doll guitar, and 4 new AG books!}




{Sorry about the photo quality blend… as you can see, David and I were using both our phone cameras and my Nikon.}



{I adore this young man}



{The new wheel is really nice! The passenger cars are spacious and air conditioned.}


{At Big Star: Chips & Guac… they have AMAZINGLY delicious guacamole!}


{At Big Star: Classic Margarita}


{Big Star offers 10 different tacos. We tried 6 of the variety. This is a photo of their chicken, steak, and also pork tacos}





{I’ve always lived in the ‘burbs, and finally got to try doughnuts from Stan’s, particularly this pistachio one… so delicious!!)


{I adore them!! #favoritepeople}


{Gelato Milkshakes from Stan’s Donuts: Chocolate, Strawberry, and Cake flavors!}

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you have all enjoyed the long weekend. Mine has been great! On Friday, David scooped up Alena and I so we could take a day trip into Chicago. It rained throughout the day, but we were lucky and were able to go to every spot on our “agenda” without getting caught in the rainstorms. First, we went to the American Girl Store, so Alena could get her doll ready for summer. Then we stopped at Navy Pier to ride the brand new Centennial Ferris Wheel. It was the wheel’s grand opening, and we were among the first to take a ride. We rounded out our day trip with a late lunch in Wicker Park for Mexican food at Big Star, and then a stop at Stan’s Donuts to enjoy some afternoon treats!

David and I have been dating for a little over 3 months, and this was the first time we included Alena in an entire day of our plans. It was really sweet. Saturday, the three of us spent more time together as we took Alena to Studio Movie Grill to see Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (it was okay, the first one is better). Alena is the most important person in my life, and David means a lot to me, so I’m grateful to have spent a lot of the weekend together with the two of them… If you are one of the many who follow my Snapchat (prettyperfect89) you got to see a lot of realtime snaps from the weekend. Be sure to find me on there if you haven’t already!

With Style & Love,



  1. Amber, I love how happy you look and he is cute… he better keep treating you well :)

    I have to say this again, Alena is a mini you, she is adorable… I am so glad all three of you were able to spend some time together xox

  2. These pictures are so lovely, thank you for sharing them with us. It seems like you guys had a lot of fun! This kind of adorable moments and the quality time we spend with our loved ones are the most especial memories in the future. <3

  3. I’ll have to remember Stan’s Donuts next time I’m in Chicago, they look absolutely delicious! Sounds like you had a great time in the city, awesome photos!

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  4. Just added you on snap! Mine is missjodik. :) These are gorgeous photos and Alena is such a gorgeous girl! :) It’s so nice when you can bring to parts of your life together. You look beautiful and your outfit is so adorable. I saw Alice too, same thought, I was not feeling it at all, contemplated leaving during. xo

  5. It looks like you guys had such a great day in the city despite the rain! You are all so adorable in the photos! Looks like the new Ferris wheel is fun! I can’t wait to try it. Love love love that you went to Stan’s Donuts! You got the pistachio one! haha


  6. What a perfect day! I really want to try those donuts and shakes! And how fun that you went to the wheel! (Im always scared of those!!!)
    Hope you are doing great :D


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