Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Two Day Post

Yesterday I had the awesome pleasure of going to a place called Cafe Too up by my best friend's apartment on the northside of the city (Chicago).  She lives right by Montrose Harbor so just north of her is a sort of not-so-nice area.  But the good thing about this neighborhood is Cafe Too, a quaint little cafe that serves amazing food that is cooked and served by individuals fighting homelessness.  Its actually a charity that takes in homeless folks, puts them through a 12 week program to teach them hospitality and culinary skills and as a result, all proceeds from the cafe itself go to helping them kick start a new life.  Its a great place.  I have been there twice, one for breakfast and once for dinner, and both times it was enjoyable.  Not to mention, it is BYOB which is always helpful.

Because I was out last night, I have two days of outfits to share.  This one was from Friday.  Friday is always, always jeans day in our office.  I really honestly hate jeans day because I am normally only good at pairing jeans with tee shirts, which I consider far too casual to wear to my office even though others do so.  Maybe it just the way I was brought up.  Luckily, I was searching through a box of (still not unpacked) items from my parents house and I found my amazingly fitting,beautifully hued Edun jeans I thought I lost!  I scored these bad boys when the Lohemann's near my house closed.  I got them for $40!

Necklace: ModCloth
Blouse: Rodan for Target
Cardigan: Francesca's Boutique
Jeans: Edun
Shoes: Crown Vintage London

Today wasn't particularly exciting.  In fact, I only wore this outfit for brief stint in the morning to go drop the above listed shoes at the shoe doctor and to stop at the store for CD I was wanting.  After that I actuallt changed right into jeans and sweat shirt in order to help the Hubby put up Christmas lights outside.  (Which is an outfit only made cute by the fact that I paired it with a beret.... )

Dress: Zara
Sweater: H&M
Leggings: Hue
Boots: Target
Belt: Target
Headband: Vintage 


Leilani said...

That sounds like a great cafe, I'd never heard of it/been there before and now I'll have to go check it out! Also, I've noticed everyone rocking cute boots from Target lately, makes me want to go check out their shoe selection.

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

both outfits our great, but i'm in love with outfit number two! the print on that dress in combination with those boots is so sweet. can't believe it's already time for christmas lights!

Elise said...

loved both of them but especially your shoes in the first outfit.