July 28, 2011

Blue wave

My sister got me a gift certificate to ModCloth for my birthday, and I've been stalking this belt ever since, waiting for it to come back in stock. When it was finally back, I pounced. It arrived yesterday and I had to wear it first chance I got - even though I was only headed to a picnic at a local farm. I may have been a little on the dressy side, but I still got several belt-related compliments. Hey - it's a lot better than the outfit I wore there last week!
(And yes, these shoes did hurt with my broken toe. But sometimes you have to suffer for your art. In this case, art = eating sandwiches and cookies on a blanket and watching my son do a completely insane dance with his friends.)

White v-neck t-shirt: Kohl's
Stretchy black jersey skirt: Old Navy
Black-and-white wedge espadrilles: Naturalizer
Blue wave belt: ModCloth
Yellow rubber watch: swag from my husband's old job

Where: concert and picnic at a local farm.

July 27, 2011

Aaaaaaand repeat.

So here's the thing. A few days ago, I broke a toe on my right foot. Just a little toe, but still: ouch. And with the turning purple and swelling up and whatnot. So this week my footwear options have been pretty limited: running shoes and anything else supportive/protective. But last night I was going to dinner with a group of friends and reeeeaaallly didn't want to wear sneakers to the restaurant... and the next most supportive footwear I could think of was my harness boots. With this post fresh in my mind, I just couldn't get this dress out of my head in conjunction with boots... so I wore it again.
Different company, different night. That's allowed, right?
(Also, I think I look a little like Peter Pan in the last post, and a girl scout in this one. I don't mind either comparison.)

Forest green shirtdress: Kohl's
Studded belt: Jessica Simpson
Harness boots: White Mountain
Pendant: "ocean jasper" from a local jewelry shop

Where: out to dinner.

Sidenote: When I broke my toe, I was with my son, and asked him to get me an icepack. He was thrilled to be asked to help and went running off as fast as his little legs could go... and came back with a popsicle. "You can wrap it in a towel!" he said. But no, I asked him again to get me an icepack. He ran off again... and this time he didn't come back. I found him several minutes later, sitting next to the open freezer with a popsicle in his mouth. The temptation had just been too much for his little three-year-old willpower to overcome.
At the moment, it was aggravating. But in hindsight, it's pretty funny.

July 25, 2011

Date night

Friday night was date night! And I broke out a new dress.
I got this dress last week because there is a small, secret part of me that wants to be Betty Draper, and shirtdresses seem like something she would wear. I like the color and the fit (and how it makes my waist look so small) but it's an inch or two shorter than I normally wear. This time I wore it with my nude pumps, but I think I'm going to try it with flats next time. Somehow heels make the dress seem even shorter than usual. But I'm totally going to wear it with tights and cowboy boots this fall.
Side note: Husband says he likes these shoes but that in his opinion, they're "the color that's left on the rack after all the colors are sold." Huh. I still like how they make my legs look, so we may have to agree to disagree on this one.

Forest green shirtdress: Kohl's
Studded belt: Jessica Simpson
Nude pumps: Franco Sarto

Where: Date night.