If you know me you know that I’m an old soul. I love anything and everything vintage/retro, Frank Sinatra, the 1920 through the 1970’s and so on. I sometimes feel like I was born in the wrong era! I get asked all the time why I love vintage items, or vocal jazz aka Frank Sinatra, and I wish I could explain it. It’s just something that makes me so happy and brings me to a simpler time. The fashion back then is literally my FAVORITE. Sometimes I feel like I wish it was still acceptable to wear flappers LOL. I love finding places in Chicago that bring me back to that kind of time so when I came upon Punch Bowl Social in Chicago I thought I should check it out but little did I know it is my old soul dream!
When I first saw this place on Instagram, I really thought it was a laundry mat! It’s actually a huge place and this is just one of many rooms AND its just a wall! I loved the vibe here. So retro and fun. You can’t really tell but the tables had ladies in flappers and old school dresses.. swoon!
Right next to this room is just a small place to the side with chairs…I see inspiration everywhere. I loved how these turned out..
Our next stop was the diner. This had to be my favorite “retro” room at Punch Bowl. I ordered the “B.B. Alexander” Milkshake and it was delicious!!
Lets just say this place is loads of fun 😉 There is also a huge upstairs that has more dining, an arcade room, pool table, karaoke and so much more. This place is great for any weekend/day hang out, birthday parties, etc. I’ll totally be going back to visit.
To tie this blog together is this “retro” outfit from Forever 21.
Linen is coming back to style. Linen jumpsuits were so popular in the 1970’s and it was the perfect fit for Punch Bowl Social. I saw this on the hanger and didn’t think much of it until I tried it on. It’s so light and such a statement. I paired it with this striped crop top from Forever 21 as well. This whole outfit was under $40! I added a few other linen jumpsuits that were similar and that I loved 🙂 Oh- and my favorite hair style: buns of steel, as I call them! 😉