Legs are so out

Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring

You guys! We’re finally getting days in Chicago where it’s warm enough to wear a skirt sans other leg covering (aka tights)! All I had to do was tell Bri that it was too cold to wear my new red skirt and BAM! Chicago proves me wrong.

gray-leopard-sweatshirt-red-skirt-1Jacket – Langford Market (similar) | Sweatshirt – Three Dots via Stitch Fix (similar) | Skirt – LOFT (similar) | Shoes – c/o fibi & clo (same) | Necklace – JF&A Show (similar)

gray-leopard-sweatshirt-red-skirt-4I suppose it’s only appropriate that I wear this skirt during Sarah’s Top 10 Remix since seeing it on her was what inspired me to buy it in the first place. I’ve already gotten compliments on it so that means it’s a winner in my book.

However, even though it may be warm enough to wear a skirt to work it’s not quite warm enough every evening to enjoy dinner al fresco. Thankfully, the Weber Grill in downtown Chicago has just built a new patio that can be enclosed and heated when it’s a bit chilly or opened up when it’s nice outside.

My friend Kelsey and I took advantage of their new spring menu last night and I have to say I’m already planning a return trip. Kelsey used to live in the area and went to Weber Grill all the time but I’d never been. Weber Grill is a local restaurant with only four locations in the Chicago area and they have AMAZING food.

weber-grillI’m not a food photographer so I apologize if I made an amazing meal look unappetizing. I also apologize that I forgot to take a picture of the adorable desserts of which I wanted many, many more. Peanut butter, chocolate and caramel bites anyone?

Also, you know it’s a good meal when one of the drinks and the salad contain four food items I typically avoid and I eat them anyway. I am NOT a picky eater but there are a handful of things I categorically don’t like: cilantro, olives, artichokes and gin.

gray-leopard-sweatshirt-red-skirt-3One of the cocktails? Gin, blueberries, lemon, lime & cilantro. I still ordered it. I still drank all of it. It was tasty.

The salad? Olives and artichokes. I still ordered it. I still ate it. It was also tasty. Just goes to prove that roasted veggies outrank almost anything else.

Beef brisket with BBQ sauce? Well, I’ll eat that any time. Highly recommended. Kelsey ordered the fish and said it was excellent. Next on my list? The Prime Burger. It comes with fried pickles!

Good thing this skirt is a little bit too big! gray-leopard-sweatshirt-red-skirt-2


10 replies on “Legs are so out

  1. Anne

    Weber Grill is awesome! It’s probably one of my favorite places to go downtown, and I usually take family there when they’re in town. That new menu sounds really tasty 🙂

    I love this skirt! It seems like it’s so hard to find skirts that aren’t pencil skirts, yet are work-appropriate, these days.

  2. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    1) Once again, super cute outfit. That jean jacket totally does it for me, and I imagine is super perfect for this kind of weather.
    2) You don’t like olives, artichokes OR gin?! I guess I don’t really have strong feelings on artichokes in one direction or the other, but I loooooove olives and as far as hard liquor goes–actually, let’s be real: as far as alcohol in general goes–gin is one of the few I’ll drink (mixed with things, obviously). I like that it tastes like a pine tree 😛 I think that cocktail sounds delicious, though cilantro is a bit unexpected in that combination.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Artichoke hearts and gin are growing on me, but olives are just icky. And, sadly, I’m one of the genetic freaks who thinks cilantro tastes like soap. Thankfully there wasn’t much cilantro taste in the cocktail. I think it was more there to make it look pretty 🙂 Like, drink parsley. Almost literally!

  3. Emily @ Out and About

    Love it! I’m always looking for new ways to style a denim jacket, and this outfit is very creative!

    I’ve never been to Weber Grill but consistently hear good things about it. I can understand why you don’t like all four of those food items – but I actually do like artichokes. Cilantro seems to be a very polarizing item – people either love it or hate it!

  4. Kandi

    Love the skirt and jean jacket combo! All that food and drink look delicious! I especially want that cocktail!

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