MINI PENNY: Chicago Haul

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Chicago Haul

I picked up so many goodies this weekend in Chicago that I just have to share! There were lots of great finds and touch choices, but I'm pretty convinced that I made out fairly well. See the full haul after the jump.

I'm probably most excited about the two pairs of Osborn oxfords that I picked up. If you're not familiar with Osborn, they're made up of a small team of cobbler who cut and assemble each pair of shoes by hand. They normally retail for $148, and I nabbed up the Ikat and Floral pair for $10 each.

I have been lusting after these shoes for so long and was rather shocked to see the price tag. They're pretty beautiful and super comfortable. I'm really excited to break them in and use them in many upcoming outfitting experiments!

I think my favorite touch is that the maker of each pair signs their name on the bottom of the shoe. There are so many more patterns and styles on Osborn's website that I love. Check them out!

I'm almost certain I've mentioned Rudy's Roundup before, but if you're new here, then I hope you're prepared for the best find ever. My friend Beau tipped me off to this place about two years ago and I always visit when I hit up Chicago. It's a great "modern general store" in Wicker Park that is always stocked up on the cutest stationary, vintage finds, Paint by Numbers, and jewelry. The ladies who work here are seriously so adorable it hurts. Daina and I also visited their booth at the Vintage Bazaar on Saturday. Never enough Rudy's! Anyway, I picked up this cute little bike print (reading "Put a bike on it — people will shit themselves" Hah!), some great vintage sunnies, a 1" cat button (I had to), and Ms. Kelley B's birthday present — which she'll be getting tomorrow! Muah!

And finally, the clothing. Of course, because of where I work, I had to stop in the Urban Outfitters stores. It's just a thing I do, I suppose. I picked up a great pair of Ikat-ish white and grey Levis ($5), a blue and white striped maxi dress (folded in the photo, $10), a Neue star cropped top ($5), and some Peter Jensen Shorts ($5). You can also spot a great Aztec-pattern poncho and a long black cardigan that I picked up at the Vintage Bazaar. The poncho is folded since it is HUGE. I am going to alter it a little before busting it out — but I promise you that it is amazing. It has an enormous hood. I picked up the cardi and poncho for $5 each!

I'm hoping to return to Chicago again very soon. What are your favorite stops in the Windy City?

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