Playing Dress up

            We all love dusting off those heels from the shelf and zipping up a beautiful gown. However, how often do we really do this? Special occasions and that’s it right? Exactly. Why don’t we do this more? We all love getting glammed up once and while but truth is we don’t make time for it.

I decided to change this. One of the most beautiful and historically rich museums in Chicago was the perfect excuse to get out and dress up. Swinging by Nordstrom off Michigan Ave I picked up two dresses made by one of my favorite brand, Dress the Population. Traveling over to the corner of Erie and Wabash, I was quickly swept away by the grand entrance of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum. If you guys have not been, it is a MUST. As you will see from the photos, the place is filled with marble, wood, and the finest of details in each room.

            The Richard Driehaus Museum focuses on the rich art and architecture of the Gilded Age. The museum is actually the restored Nickerson Mansion, otherwise known as the “Marble Palace”. And let me tell you, the nickname is fitting.

            Putting on some lipstick and my favorite heels, I set foot inside the museum and immediately traveled back to the 19th and 20th century.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the day!



So, what did I learn? I learned that I need to make time for myself and dress the heck up because why not?! We all love doing it so let’s just do it!

If you have never been to the Driehaus Museum, it is a must see!! The pictures do not do its justice!

Shop my looks below!

Stay haute,


Photos by: @w.atersname

About hauteandhungry

Well Hello! My name is Ally, the girl behind the food, fashion, and travel blog, Haute and Hungry! Based in Chicago, I navigate the city in search of tasteful fashion and even tastier food!
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