July 02, 2011

Thin Mints

Hi there! This is Friday night's outfit... an old friend was in town so we had a girls night out. There was wine. A lot of wine. In fact, in the interest of full disclosure: I was a little drunk when I took this photo upon returning home. There may or may not have been a two-hour-nap needed today in order to restore equilibrium.
I had to do some self-convincing to leave the house like this. The blouse is a brand-new thrift store acquisition and a radical departure from my usual style. But I like the bold pattern and 70s color palette. The shorts are another pair of these, just in olive drab this time, and the shoes are my beloved wedges. The total effect is slightly "naughty Girl Scout." The pattern on the shirt, especially, makes me feel like selling Thin Mints.

Patterned silk blouse: Banana Republic, thrifted
Olive-drab linen shorts: Gap
Brown & silver platform wedges: Mossimo/Target (see them better here)
Lobster necklace: gift from my sister

Where: dinner and lots of wine with girlfriends.

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July 01, 2011

Doesn't matter if you're black or white

(...to quote the late, great Michael Jackson.)
I put a little bit of effort into getting dressed today, just because it's Friday. You don't really need a reason, do you? Actually, this outfit is super comfortable. I got this stretchy jersey skirt (and this purple one) at Old Navy for a steal recently, and I love them. Like skirty pajamas. If there was such a thing.

Polka-dotted blouse: Allen B for JCPenney
Black camisole: don't know
Black stretchy jersey skirt: Old Navy
Black-and-white wedge espadrilles: Naturalizer
Octopus necklace: gift from my sister (see it better here)
Yellow rubber watch: swag from my husband's old job

Where: Daycamp dropoff, bank, tons of work from home.


I'm pretty sure I wore almost this exact outfit on vacation. Oh well. You're allowed to repeat every few months, right??
I adore this color, it makes me think of the sea. So I paired it with my lobster necklace. Even though I spent the entire day running errands and doing housework, looking down at my dress still made me smile.

Turquoise jersey dress: Target
White cardigan: Target
Beaded "peacock" sandals: Chinese Laundry
Lobster necklace: gift from my sister
Yellow rubber watch: swag from my husband's old job

Where: Daycamp dropoff, K-mart (ugh, ours is grody), gas station, bank, thrift store, Homegoods, Michael's, town offices (twice), bakery, market, daycamp pickup, laundry, sewing new curtains, work at home. Phew.

June 28, 2011


Sunday's outfit! We were having some friends from out of town over for dinner. (I made carne asada with homemade salsa. Yum.) I was feeling a little muffin-toppy — if that's not a word, it should be — so I pulled out this new purchase, a blousey floral tank. I like the combination of orange and maroon in the pattern, and the looseness was great so I could eat a lot.

White cardigan: Target (I have two, so this isn't the same as Saturday's stretched-out version!)
Orange-and-maroon floral tank: Kohl's
Jeans: Calvin Klein lean bootcut (sadly, these are too short so can only be worn rolled-up)
Bronze ballet flats: Target

Where: Having friends over for dinner.

P.S. If you didn't notice yesterday, please look at the window in the background. Someone with four legs and claws got a little excited at the arrival of the UPS truck and shredded my side-window curtain. Now it's all horror-movie-you-can-see-into-my-house-at-night around here. I've got to get sewing.

June 27, 2011

Play ball!

Hello! I'm a few days behind. This is actually what I wore on Saturday, to go to a minor-league baseball game here in town. I know I'm wearing yellow and not red, but this outfit always seems a little patriotic to me. Maybe it's the pinstripes on the shorts. Anyhow, the game was great; it was the first time the little man had seen a baseball game in person and he was smitten. He got hotdogs and popcorn and a baseball signed by the mascot. It was wonderful. And it didn't even matter that the game got rained out in the fourth inning. However these were perhaps not the most practical shoes for running to the car in the mud.

White cardigan: Target (looking a little stretched out; I keep forgetting to replace it!)
Yellow petal-trim tank: Old Navy
Navy pinstripe shorts: Dockers
Navy-and-white wedge espadrilles: Naturalizer (the sisters to these)
Yellow rubber watch: swag from my husband's old job

Where: Baseball, baby!

Weekend Wedding

This weekend my husband and I made a 1000 mile whirlwind tour to go to his brother's wedding. The ceremony and reception took place in Southie so needless to say, I was excited. Of course the only thing I know about Southie is Good Will Hunting. And yes, it is kind of like that. The wedding was in a reception hall above a bar and pretty low key. The bride and groom looked happy. The dress code varied from a long ball gown to jeans and a t-shirt. I have no idea where I fell in the spectrum other than I am in LOVE with my new Lilly Pulitzer shift dress that I found at...wait for it...T.J. Maxx. SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!! It might not have been the most flattering dress in the world because it was so straight but honey badger don't care because the pattern! Oh the pattern. Turquoise, yellow and black koi fish? Yes, please! I will need to work a little harder at Zumba to make this dress fit better because of late I've been slacking and well, it shows. We have another wedding at the end of July and hopefully this dress will work better for me. And again, it's another 1000 mile (that's round trip total) but it's all worth it.

The Wear:
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (from T.J. Maxx!)
Shoes: Franco Sarto

The Where:
Wedding in Southie (our waitress even had a thick Irish brogue!)