Games and Adventures

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

Have you voted for your favorite outfit of October yet? 

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was full of adventure including a Game of Thrones themed party at a local bar, exploring an abandoned grain silo with a view of downtown, and working at one of the largest races in Chicago.

Which means that you get a few photos from the weekend and an older outfit photo that I originally shared on Instagram. So let’s start with what you’re probably here to see: the outfit photo.

IMG_0079Vest – Le Tote (same) | Turtleneck – The Limited (similar) | Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters (same) | Shoes – Vince Camuto (similar) | Belt – Target (same)

I felt totally awesome and badass in this outfit and I can’t even explain why. The vest was slightly too big so I might request it again from Le Tote in a size smaller. But overall I really liked this outfit. Noting too fussy but it felt put together and comfortable. And, yes, I’m wearing open-toed shoes with a turtleneck. No, I can’t explain it.

What I can explain is my Game of Thrones party outfit!

nymeria-sand-snake-costumeI decided to go as one of the Sand Snakes…but only if I could find what I needed at Goodwill. I don’t historically have good luck at Goodwill but I decided to chance it. And I found everything I needed! I was in shock and super thrilled.

The dress was a J. Crew bridesmaid’s dress that I got for $7 and trimmed with brown duct tape and ribbon. The leggings were $6. The belt was $3 and the dog leash that I wore like a whip was $2. So, all of that for $18 plus the duct tape and ribbon at Michael’s Crafts and the boots I already owned. I didn’t win the costume contest but that’s okay. I had a great time putting my costume together!

That was Friday night. Saturday morning we got up early to go do some urban exploring. There are some abandoned grain silos in an industrial area of the city just southwest of downtown. They are apparently a haven for urban decay photographers so I joined my husband and some of his friends for an adventure.

IMG_0383 IMG_0437My husband hasn’t finished processing all of his photos yet so I just grabbed the two that I’m in to give you a taste. I also took a few with my iPhone that you should be able to see here. I’m looking forward to going back on a warmer day (and with more advanced notice) to shoot some outfit photos here. There are so many cool backgrounds!

Because you guys might be tired of just seeing the stuff around my apartment.


Wednesday, though, I’ve got a new location for you! More photos from Carmel, Indiana!





7 replies on “Games and Adventures

  1. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Wow! I’m super impressed with how you were able to pull together that Game of Thrones outfit, especially entirely from Goodwill! Also, I had no idea at all that there are abandoned silos in Chicago. “Silos” and “Chicago” are two things I never associate with each other . My inner Chicago history nerd now wants to spend the rest of the day researching the history behind them 🙂

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I was super impressed I was able to pull that costume together, too!

      Google “Damen silos” and you’ll find tons of stuff! And if you ever want to go exploring, let me know. Jason wants to go back all the time now 🙂

  2. Maggie

    I just mapped it out and realized that I only live a couple miles from there. Perhaps my next daylight run will include some exploring.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      It’s stupid easy to get to, too. Just go east on 29th where it dead-ends at Damen and there will be an open gate in the chainlink fence on your left. No security or anything!

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