This past weekend was my brother-in-law's 30th birthday and we spent it by bowling it up at Southport Lanes downtown. The cool thing about this place is that they have actual pin-setters or "pin boys" to set up the pins for you, score cards you have to keep track of (thankfully we had someone in our party who knew how to do that), and a great atmosphere filled with drinks and food. Another fun detail....if you tip the pin boys by putting money in the ball, your score magically improves! Totally a win-win for someone who really can't bowl over a 60.
I partied it up in my new matchstick jeans from JCrew (love them) and jersey blazer from The Gap. The great thing about this blazer is that it can be dressed up for work or worn as casual with jeans. Plus, it is super lightweight so it's great for the warmer weather we all hope will be coming to Chicago soon.
Don't you just love my bowling shoes? Totally didn't plan it, but they kind of match :)
Overall, it was a great night buy sadly, even with my tips to the pin boys, I was only able to manage bowling a 70. But hey, at least I looked cute doing it!