A Birthday in Chicago
I turned 24 this week! To celebrate, Drew got me tickets to see Hamilton the musical in Chicago. We’d had the tickets since February, so we were anxious and very excited to see it! We decided to make a day of it and head to North Avenue Beach for the afternoon before the show. North Avenue Beach is our favorite beach in the city because it has a restaurant right on the sand and plenty of amenities like kayaking and paddle boarding.
We set out our towels and settled in for the day. The striped blue and white one-piece I wore was very fitting for the beach-meets-city vibe. It was easy to spend all afternoon there, as it wasn’t too hot and we were just steps from the water if we needed to cool off (and Lake Michigan is still freezing in July).
After laying on the beach, we headed back to our hotel and cleaned up. We stayed at the Palmer House, which is one of our favorites. Its history and decor are amazing. The lobby is just breathtaking. We went out to dinner at the Grand Lux Cafe and then headed to the show. I can’t rave enough about Hamilton: I’m a huge lover of theater and it totally took my breath away!
We had a busy day- it was a great birthday! Luckily, we managed to snap some pictures at the beach of my striped swimsuit with the city and Lake Michigan as our backdrop. Striped swimsuits are everywhere this summer, so I’ve decided to round up my favorites from around the web. Keep reading to see the list!
I try to edit my photos as little as possible, but that means you can totally see my freckles pop in the summer!
Striped Swimsuits for Every Budget
The one-piece I’m wearing in the pictures above is from Solid and Striped. I definitely splurged on this one because I loved it so much, but I understand that not everyone can do that. Luckily, almost every store that sells swimwear has a version of this one! So we can all rock the beachy look for the rest of the summer season. Scroll through the images below to see my other favorite striped one-pieces and bikinis!
What are your favorite swim trends this summer? Tell me in the comments below!