Chicago River Walk

Happy Tuesday, loves! Apologies for the lack of posts recently, but I just officially finished the toughest research paper of my undergraduate career and am officially home freeee (for eating my weight in turkey for Thanksgiving of course). A bit behind on a couple of posts since coming back from my trip to Chicago a few weeks ago--things have gotten insanely busy since I got back to the city and I'm really trying to make the most of my last few weeks before college graduation!

But anyway, I still wanted to share another part of my trip to Chicago with you guys...the Chicago River Walk! Never before have I visited a city with skyscrapers standing so majestically beside a riverside. The feeling you get while you're walking along the river bank, staring up at these amazing works of architecture...you can't help but feel a bit humbled. 
That feeling of bewilderment, of such wonderment is what drives me every day. I want to take on each day purposefully, challenge myself to grow and accomplish things I never thought I'd be able to before. To make a meaningful connection with the people who are just as passionate as I am in this world. It is that feeling that gets me up every single morning--and that feeling can be captured in the first look of wonderment as I discover a whole new city.
New York was definitely that first city for me--and that's why I chose to study at NYU. I knew that the city would push me and give me opportunities that other places couldn't offer. And as my college career winds down, I find myself increasingly thinking towards the far future. So often, we're stuck only thinking about the immediate...about the cause and effect. But I think, that perhaps one day, I'll be able to find my way back to Chicago, back to London even...to cities that I have yet to explore and unlock its full potential. 
I've been lucky these past few years to be able to say I'm very well traveled, to have been able to see and experience new places within and outside the U.S. NYU has been a big part of my opportunities abroad, first in my language studies in Paris and then to my actual semester abroad in London. I think that it's through my time away from home that I learned the most...the most about different cultures, ways of life, and just people. The way in which people think. I've been cultivating the thoughts of people and their own motivations to find inspiration and with every new place I wander to, comes new inspiration.
I sincerely hope that one day, I will find myself wandering off to the magnificent city of Chicago once again, and be able to explore all of its nooks and crannies as I have in New York. Seek adventure and travel often fashionistas,
{Coat: Coach; Similar here, ON SALE!}
{Dress: All Saints}
{Shoes: Ann Taylor; Similar here}
{Belt: Vintage; Similar here}
{Necklace: Banana Republic}
{Sunglasses: Burberry; Similar here}
{Watch: Michael Kors, ON SALE!}