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Time to start my life.

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My mom left Chicago yesterday, so I am officially on my own, 2000 miles away from where my life used to be. It is scary, wonderful, and liberating.

My new city

My dresser arrived a few hours before my mom left. I fell in love with the dresser when I first saw it, and fell even harder when I opened the drawers to see that they were the perfect blue.

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I relaxed for a few hours and got ready to head to EPIC with a friend & a group of her friends. We started on the rooftop and got a table downstairs for a very late dinner. Great food & great wine.

Some really cheesy guy in a vest at the table next to us {very obviously} had a thing for my friend. He looked at her and said “Are those red bottom shoes? Because if you were my girl I’d buy you a house full of red bottom shoes.” {He was referring to Christian Louboutin, if you missed that one.} “Shoe Guy” then offered to fly all of us to Vegas or Florida. Cheesy. Do girls really fall for that?

I ordered my TV stand and coffee table from Ballard Designs. The TV stand should come this week! I cannot wait to get my TV off the floor. The coffee table is back ordered, so I should have it in a month.

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coffee table {left} tv console {right}

Today I met up with my friend Taylor for lunch and shopping. I had a great time, and can’t wait to see her again soon. I think I’ve found my new shopping buddy. We are going to have to find something else to do, because I need to not do any shopping for a while. I did pretty well today. I got a really cute tank {on sale} at J. Crew, and found an adorable Tiffany blue Chantal tea kettle at Marshalls for just $25! I was looking for this exact color, and love how it looks sitting out on my stove.

The apartment is really coming together. I {mostly} have all the big pieces in here, and now get to work on accessorizing! Next on my list is finding some great throw pillows, fabric for bar stool cushions & fabric for a new slipcover for my headboard.

I am absolutely exhausted. I just woke up from a nice long nap, took the pup out for a little walk, and am off to cuddle with the pup & watch some TV. I am finally getting back to work {and the gym} tomorrow, and am looking forward to my new routine in my new town!

  • Jennychick

    How exciting! Sounds like your place is really coming together. I love that dresser!!

  • Dawn

    Oh I am so excited for you! Sounds like it is all coming together, your apartment is going to be so cute! I thought of you today because I watched The Holiday…LOVE that movie, and I know you do too!

    I have to admit..I am really glad I am not single when I hear about creepy guys like "shoe guy"…so glad to know you know what you want…and he is NOT it!! 🙂
    Have a good night!
    xoxo

  • Selma

    Exciting!!!! 🙂
    The "show guy" was totally cheesy…and yes, I wonder…do girls fall for that?! Really?!!!

    Have a terrific start into this week. 🙂 Happy Monday.

  • Lauren

    The BEST is yet to come!!!!!! 🙂

  • Taylor

    YAY YAY YAY!!!! Oh yes we MUST find alternative activities than shopping!!!

  • julie

    That guy sounds a tad on the creepy side.

    And the dresser? Swoon!

  • Mara

    How exciting that you made this move! I can't wait to see more pictures of your place and hear about your adventures in a new city!

  • amazeingteacher

    so happy to read this1 post pictures of your apartment when you have it all together! i'd love to see it!

  • MyLittlePhotographs

    How exciting Danielle! It sounds like you're having a great time. I want to see Chicago soon, how is the pup adjusting to his new Chicago life?

  • What Our Lives Look Like

    I am soooo proud of you girl! And I agree, the shoe guy was lame.

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