Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chicago - The Shopping Post

I want to share the story about how I met my good friend Rosie. For all those that know me, even just a little, you know that I love fashion. I didn't pursue a career in fashion, because I wanted to be able to buy the fashion. So a career in IT was the better route to take, in my opinion. Rosie owns this fabulous boutique in Chicago aptly named Roslyn. If I owned a boutique, I imagine it would be something like Rosie's. I was a customer before I was a friend. Occasionally, (Ok, that is a lie..frequently) I drag James on my shopping excursions. After meeting Rosie at her store and watching our dynamic, he suggested that I ask her out to lunch. I was like "Are you kidding me, she is going to think I am a stalker. I can't just ask a stranger out to lunch." It was James in his ever so subtle way that made it happen. Rosie and I can't even remember how he did it, it was that good and uncreepy-like. And the rest as they say, is history. As it turns out we are like peas and carrots. We share a love of travel, food, decorating, shoes, photography, art....The list goes on and on. I miss her. But lucky for me, I don't really have to miss her all that much because she is just a short plane ride away.

So here is a little peak inside her boutique. Yes, I know that rhymes. Forgive me.







It's pretty amazing, right?! She did all the decorating herself. I love this picture of James and Rosie. For whatever reason, every picture I have of Rosie and James, James is wearing this plaid jacket.



Here's the dress I am going to wear to my mother's wedding in July. The picture doesn't do it justice.

And I'm spent. That was as long of a post as you're going to get on this blog of mine....

12 comments:

april said...

I want to go to Chicago just so I can shop at Rosie's place. Gorgeous shop.

april said...

oh my goodness, that boutique is amazinG!!!

Houston said...

Oh my, Rosie's boutique is beautiful and so is that dress... now the plaid jacket I'm not so sure about:)

vtpuggirl said...

Beautiful photos of her boutique! Love the story of how you met! I'm a short blogger too!

Close To Home said...

um wow look at all that gorgeousness!

Nicole said...

holy moly...i MUST go there next time we're visiting in Chicago!!! =)

Marcail said...

Are those really bloomers?! who the f#*k wears bloomers?! Skaters gurls? Youve brought out the highschool in me, Mick. ROLGLOL! Sounds like a fun mini-break. Love yous guys!

clare b said...

That does it... I HAVE to go to Chicago!!!

Mama Marks said...

Rosie's shop looks so awesome, i forgot to look at the clothes!
lovely stalker, um ... i mean STORY of how you met :-) you will look delish in that dress xxx

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Some great Pics here ~ You gals could all be models! Seriously!

Anonymous said...

oh
my
gosh
you told me it was awesome
but you did not fully encapsulate the awesome in your words
i want to MOVE IN THERE RIGHT NOW. SHIT!
and that dress, wow, its going to look slammin on you.
tw

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your husband is super good-looking, and sounds like an all around awesome guy!

(not your husband)