PIPM: Pretty in Pink Megan

Chicago Flamingo Rum Room Wall + Why You Need a Suede Moto Jacket


Jacket: BlankNYC | Tee: Lush | Jeans: FRAME Denim | Shoes: Halogen | Bag: Gucci | Earrings: Michelle Made It 

If there were one item that you need to go out and get for fall it would be a suede moto jacket like this one I am wearing in today's post.  You can dress it up or down, wear it with casual outfits or dresses.  It really adds a little something extra to any outfit.  I promise you won't regret buying one this fall. 

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The Bean in Millennium Park Chicago

Jacket: Topshop | T-Shirt: Lush | Jeans: AG | Bag: Gucci | Loafers: Halogen | Earrings: Etsy

Once I knew we were going to Chicago for this conference my mind went straight to THE BEAN!  I've been to Chicago before but never tried to find and take pics at the bean.  Millennium Park is so cool because not only is there the bean, but other interesting and rather bizarre art installations like this fountain with huge LEDs of people's faces.  

These Halogen slides are the best.  I got them during the Anniversary Sale and I loved them so much that I got them in tan too.  And if you need a suede jacket, this Topshop one is amazing and so soft and comfortable.  

Downtown Chicago Outfit

Jacket: BlankNYC | Top: Halogen | Jeans: Madewell | Sunglasses: Chloe | Mules: BP | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Bag: Gucci

Downtown Chicago is so beautiful!  All of the different bridges, rivers, and waterways make for a nice view while walking. It was the perfect temperature this weekend while we were there.  The first day it was so cold and the temperatures didn't get out of the 60's, but as the weekend went on it crept up into the 70's with the perfect overcast skies.  

This outfit is super-edgy with a little feminine touch with the ruffle top.  I love everything about this faux leather jacket, especially the gold hardware.  These jeans are amazing and even if they aren't on sale anymore, you should get a pair.  They are high-waisted and have a raw hem.  

I Hate Packing + BB Dakota Medallion Dress

Dress: BB Dakota | Earrings: Katie Bartels | Bag: Gucci | Sunglasses: Chloe | Shoes: Soludos

I would honestly rather go get dental work done than pack a full suitcase for a trip (I actually love going to the dentist :P ).  I have just never liked packing and it always gets me so stressed out to the point that I just end up throwing random stuff in a suitcase and hoping for the best.  

It's funny because you think about a blogging conference (mainly fashion bloggers) and the first thing that came to my mind was that I needed cute outfits.  In typical Megan fashion, I waited until the last minute to get like 4 dresses overnighted so that I could have "options" for the conference.  I put them all in my suitcase along with a few pairs of shoes.  Then I remembered that the emails about the conference had said to wear comfortable shoes and flats.  I tossed in a couple of pairs of flats and went on my merry way.  

When I arrived to the hotel I noticed everyone for the conference was wearing huge heels, wedges, and stilettos.  Honestly, I am beyond the point of wanting to traipse around a city in painful shoes, so I threw on my only pair of flats that I packed that actually matched anything.  And y'all- I basically wore these shoes the entire weekend.  But why didn't I pack more flat options?  Why did I pack 4 pairs of high-heeled shoes and not any versatile flats?  I am seriously the worst packer in the world.  

Then I realized I brought a lot of black jeans and darker clothes and jackets only to find out I packed the most summery and light colored flats that I had ... which didn't match any of the other stuff that I brought.  

Moral of the story is that I learned for stuff like this, and really for any future trip, I need to take the time to actually lay out or try on my outfits before hand and make sure I am packing appropriate items to match and go with those outfits.  I packed 16 pairs of underwear but only two pairs of comfortable shoes, and that my friends, is a problem.  Stay tuned for my new attitude on packing and seriously the next trip I take I am going to wow you all with my packing abilities so that I don't end up in the same situation I was in this weekend! 

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