Playing Tourist in my own City

H&M blouse (similar here and here), Old Navy jeans, Michael Kors purse (similar here), Jessica Simpson sandals (on Sale!) Kate Spade Sunglasses (old, similar here) Forever 21 necklaces

There's a certain charm that comes along with being a tourist in your own city. (I guess since I've been in Chicago for 10 months now, I can call it "my city," right?) When my sister came to visit a few weeks ago, Aamir and I tried to give her a full tourist experience, and along the way, we discovered some fun new places as well! Day One started out with grabbing iced coffee at Sawada Coffee, a super hipster coffee place that's only a couple blocks from where we live. At first, I was skeptical--it wasn't the cute and girly coffee shop I was expecting, so  I almost didn't get anything-- but after ordering an iced caramel latte , I can't wait to go back for more!

We spent the rest of the day laughing nonstop as we made our way through downtown. Millennium Park was on the top of our list, so after walking in and out of shops, taking lots of selfies and Snapchats, we finally got to The Bean. After an unofficial photoshoot consisting of iPhone photos, Snapchats, Boomerangs (quite the struggle) and outfit shots, we headed toward Navy Pier to grab some salty snacks (soft pretzels are my weakness) and take in more views of the city. 

After loading up on pretzels and lemonade, we decided to start our search for new shoes--open toe booties, to be exact. It was harder than expected, and Aamir was quite the trooper as he watched us try on shoe after shoe without complaining even once (I knew I picked a winner!) Two long hours and at least 15 pairs of shoes later, we came out with our new shoes and growling stomachs ready to head to dinner. 

This is my first summer in Chicago, and I'm already loving it. Any recommendations for restaurants, events, and activities for the summer are welcome! Hope everyone is having an awesome summer!