Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Outfit of the Day | Big News Bears

Jacket: Rubbish via Nordie's | Dress: Daisy Fuentes via Kohl's | Sandals: Target... I know I know I know | Monogram necklace: eBay | Watch: Fossil | Ring: Charlotte Russe | LOOK MA, NO GREEN NAIL POLISH!

So I suck at the Blog Challenge in terms of following the prompts but I've already blogged as much in June than I did in May, so I still get a gold star right? RIGHT?!

I have a problem, guys. And I often forget that I have a wealth of smart amazing wonderful pretty internet Yodas with great shoes to guide me in times like this, so realistically this is a post I should have written like a month ago.

You may remember me saying that I was taking the bar exam in Texas. That was true. It is no longer true. Due to a couple of turns of events and a few (okay mostly one, who also happens to be one of the only people who knows about this blog and also happens to be my future roomie - HI PJR!) very persuasive friends, I'm headed to CHICAAAAAAAGOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! In August.

I could not possibly be more excited. I also could not possibly be more terrified at the prospect of having to find an apartment/townhouse/liveable structure of any kind that will accept a 75lb German Shepherd and a 50lb Husky.

Do any of you know people who live in Chicago with restricted breeds? Do any of you live in Chicago with restricted breeds? Did you use some kind of apartment-finding service that totally worked and was totally amazeballs? Do you know any landlords or management companies who like dogs? Do you know anyone who needs a subletter? By "in Chicago," we're looking in Lincoln Park and Lakeview and Wicker Park and generally that sort of northern area. (I am such a n00b. Teach me about this magical Chicago place!) Anyone and anywhere you can point me to would be a huge, huge stresskiller. I would love you forever and should you end up being the reason I'm not living under a bridge I will take you out for pizza and cupcakes and whiskey as soon as I get there. And get a job. (That's a whooooole different post for another day.)

But yeah. Shoot me an email if you have any tips. Or a tweet, or a comment, or whatever makes you happy. Y'all are in charge here. You had roughly 1.2 billion helpful things to say about Tejas (and I never use hyperbole) and I've got my fingers crossed that you're just as knowledgable about the great white north.

Linking up with What I Wore Wednesday and Random Wednesday with Shanna. If you're new around here... welcome to ADHD.

9 comments

  1. That dress is so pretty on you, and looks so cute with that jacket! That's awesome about Chicago...so exciting :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  2. I love Chicago, so exciting!!!! I'm no help in the places to live department, but am pretty good in the tourist department, so really no help to you :)
    Ginny

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  3. Hey pretty girl! What an exciting move! I'm sure you'll find the perfect place and settle into the Chicago lifestyle in no time:)! Love your outfit with the utility jacket:)!

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  4. Okay, I live in Chicago. There are SO MANY MORE neighborhoods than Lincoln Park & Lakeview. Also, Wicker Park is further southwest than Lincoln Park or Lakeview, by the way. Any particular reason you're looking at those neighborhoods?

    Also, I had great luck with Chicago Apartment Finders. And here's a good map of the Chicago neighborhoods to help you get oriented.

    I see lots of German Shepherds in my neighborhood (West Loop) so I'm pretty sure they aren't a restricted breed. Most places if they have a restriction it's on weight, not type of dog, but sometimes you can convince them to let you break the size limit if you offer enough of a non-refundable pet deposit.

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  5. My BF lives in Chicago! He lives in the Lakeshore East neighborhood and his building allows dogs, although I'm not sure if they have size or breed restrictions. You should ask a realtor about that area, there was a dog park in the middle of all the buildings, it was so cute. I really don't know anything about the city though and I was only there for a few days. I'm not sure if that neighborhood is anywhere near the areas you mentioned, sorry!

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  6. what noooooooooooooooo. why are you moving there a month after I move away here! no no no no no, not fair.

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  7. Congrats on the exciting news!! I know a few people in Chicago, but not many anymore. However, I do follow another blogger that may be able to help you because I believe she's also a lawyer in Chicago...http://www.bourbonandglitter.com/

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  8. I totally went and tried on these sandals today since you were raving about them so much, and my feet are too wide! Not cute on me, but great on you!

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  9. Soooooo, way after the fact. But when I moved to Chicago a year and a half ago, I was also looking for a place in Lakeview/Lincoln Park. I worked with Jason at Vesta Preferred and he ended up finding me my apartment (which... to this day... I semi-obsessed/in love with). I worked with a few different realtors, and he was by faaaaar the most professional. To be fair tho- I've got no pets.

    Craigslist can be a SUCH mega headache. Good luck!!

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