Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
details:sugar&cream dress~anthropologie/field game cardigan~anthro/shoes~charles david/bag~jcrew
i noticed that i have a few new followers and several new comenters...yay!! thanks for stopping by and taking a look. i absolutely appreciate it.
i totally blew my shopping budget for the month by buying this dress at full price when i promised myself i was going to wait for it to go on sale. craptacular day+low blood sugar=very bad things for my bank account...oy! i tried to convince myself that i hated and it was a little too precious but as soon as i tried it on i knew it was going home with me. i think the sandals give it a little bit of an edge. i like the tough shoe paired with the softness of this dress. and seriously, i can't believe i almost didn't buy this cardigan. it goes with practically everything i own-or at least that's what i keep telling myself when i pair it with just about everything in my closet.
i don't usually photograph my bags with my outfits(because i look awkward). i used to change bags a few times a week but lately i've been buying nicer bags and carrying them for months at a time. i love this jcrew bag i just bought. it was on sale and they were offering another 30% off final sale items. it's a beautiful pale lilac color. the stud detail toughens it up.
is anyone else excited about the premiere of project runway tonight?
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
tgif!!! does anyone else think this has been the longest week ever? i'm happy to see the weekend even though it means the major closet overhaul i've been putting off has finally arrived. i've given myself most of tomorrow to get it done but i have a funny feeling that it's going to take me the entire weekend-yikes!
tomorrow night we're going to a party for one of doug's work colleagues. of course he doesn't know the dress code. i usually like to wear skirts or dresses and err on the side of being overdressed. last night when i asked him what he thought i should wear he answered "the bicycle dress" which is the famous anthro two wheeler dress. i don't really think of that as a "party" dress mostly because i typically wear it during the day. i would prefer to wear something more festive but i'm drawing a complete blank. when you go out with your hubby/boyfriend/partner do you dress for him or for yourself? is it an old fashioned notion to wear something your sweetie loves to see you wear?
i've been hearing that jcrew pencil skirts are amazing. i tend to wear fuller skirts but since this one was marked down with an additional percentage off(i believe it was an additional 40% in stores but i could be wrong) so i took a chance with this one. i love the vibrant colors and the watercolor like floral pattern. i think i've had a taste of the jcrew pencil skirt kool aid and i like it! the fabric is heavy enough that it should work nicely in the fall with tights. i wore my fab wedding shoes to continue the sparkly shoe trend i started yesterday. have a lovely weekend:D
Thursday, July 22, 2010
hey there:) i didn't mean to stay away for so long but life got intense for a bit and i needed a little blog break to clear my head and process some stuff. gah! i feel like all i've been doing is whining about how tough things have been. i swear i'm not usually this much of a debbie downer but for some reason 2010 has hit me with a lot. it has required some extra emotional management.
i did miss my little blog! how have you been?
this last week has seen me some version of the same basic combination- button down, shorts and ballet flats-not very inspired but comfortable. i bought this skirt on sale last week. i love the vibrant color and the fullness. i think i may be able to transition it into fall. the shirt was purchased for my son. he hated it, so i rescused it from the blackhole he calls a closet. the short sleeves were a little...not cute so i pinned them and attached a small brooch to each sleeve to girl them up. these shoes are a favorite pair. every time i look down at my feet, it makes me happy:D
Friday, July 16, 2010
it is still a million degrees here(like much of the country)! come on mother nature, cut us a little slack. i spotted this dress on anthro's website and loved the pattern.when it finally made it into my store i was kind of disappointed that the fabric is kind of gauzey, linen like cotton. i didn't think it was worth full price but i kept it on the wishlist anyway. when it went on sale i decided to get it. the breezy light weight cotton is perfect for a hot and humid day like today. i almost forgot that i had these kenzie shoes until i saw them in the other color on kim at anthroholic. i added the skinny yellow belt to make it less boring. have a lovely weekend:)
and because i'm feelin good, a little music:)
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
we got all of our wedding pictures from the photographer two weeks. i'm obsessed with them! i won't hold you hostage and make you look at every single one of them:) but, i was wearing a bit of anthropologie on my wedding day.
as soon as i saw the meringue cuff i knew i wanted to wear it on the big day. it was expensive and i couldn't really justify the price. i stalked it non stop, prayed to the anthro gods for a little bit of a break and it finally went on sale! it's fairly obvious that i am a lover of the cardigan sweater. i wanted to change up the look of my dress a little bit for the reception. blue was one of our wedding colors and i searched for the perfect blue cardigan. i was having absolutely no luck and at that point i would have just settled on finding a sweater that i loved that looked good with the dress. anthropologie rescued me again. i found the curling posies cardi(now on sale). the shade of blue was a little off but it ended up being the perfect little cardigan to keep away the chill that evening.
*this is one of the least flattering pictures but it's a fantastic shot of the bracelet and cardigan together
i'm really happy that i decided to go with non bridal accessories. i've been able to remix all of my wedding day accessories(shoes,jewelry and cardigan) into everyday outfits over the past few months and it makes me ridiculously happy when i look down and see the shoes i wore to the wedding or my fantastic anthro cuff. a little bit of anthro helped me feel more like myself on our wedding day:)
Monday, July 12, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
the dress came with a sash but i think the belt gives my waist a little more definition. i added the black floral pin at the last minute. you can see from it's various locations from picture to picture i wasn't really sure where to put it. i ended up leaving it clipped to my belt. the heat is down right oppressive but the dress is made from such light weight, soft cotton that i'm staying fairly cool.
we are bringing my dad home today. thank you so much for all of your thoughts and prayers. they have him on medication, he will work with a physical therapist to get back some of the strength on his left side, and follow up with his doctor at the end of the week. we are all exhausted but so happy to have him back at home.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
this is a quick post as i'm on my way to the hospital. the heat has returned with a vengeance and most of my day will be spent sitting in a hospital room. i wanted something that was comfortable. and the bright plaid pattern is cheering me up a little. a cardigan is necessary because it's freezing in the hospital! see you tomorrow.