This is probably my favorite date night piece right now. It's so easy, comfortable and can be styled so many different ways (though this way is my favorite). And the detail in the back is such a nice plus.
My husband was sweet enough to take these pictures for me today. But then, I was sweet enough to marry him, so I guess we're even.
In other news, tgif. This week has been hell.
I bought some mousse today for my hair. So hopefully my days of frizz are behind me. I'd go into more detail about my hair, cause I'm sure that's what you're dying to read, but I'm off for a run. Can you believe that we're a third of the way through this challenge! Where does the time go?
My hair today is inspired by Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine). Yesterday, I was reading an article on her in Nylon and her hair was just so freaking cute that I had to copy it. I spent probably about 1/10th of the amount of time on my hair as was spent on hers, so that it's probably only 1/10th as cute. Hair is like most things-- you get what you put into it. I just washed it and braided it in about 6 sections before i went to sleep and woke up looking like a french poodle. By this afternoon it had calmed down to the way you see it above. Next time the braids will be looser...
Speaking of Florence and the Machine, I've been trying to calculate the unfair odds today of how someone so talented is also so cute. Sometimes I think the gene pool is seriously stacked.
See today's photo outtake below. I swear I'm not drunk.
This is why I don't do flash.
I've noticed that summer is a hard time for this 30 for 30 thing. I changed clothes a total of 3 times yesterday (and I'm already on outfit #2 for today), all within my 30 items of course, but I only documented one of those outfits. Summer time just brings so much sweat and you just do more things and go more places than the rest of the year. And you can't wear the same outfit to a yard sale or a picnic as you do to go out to a bar later that night. I guess we'll just see what the next 23 days bring (other than 90 outfits out of 30 items of clothing).
this shirt has dots. this skirt has flowers. You know, you'd think that having a fancy camera would eliminate the need for me to tell you such things, but no amount of pictures could capture both these details. I need a professional photographer.
So, I might've woken up 5 minutes after I was supposed to be at work today. And I might've forgotten to put on deodorant and brush my hair. But that's okay, everyone makes mistakes. And fortunately so or else I probably wouldn't have found this dress at T.J.Max for 30 bucks. Maybe the fabric was cut crookedly (the stripes do seem a little off) or the skirt was cut too short. But thankfully, their mistake was my good luck. Just remember the next time you screw something up- someone else could be benefiting. It's justifiable.
shirt(dress): Forever21, skirt: Nordstrom Rack, shoes: mia, necklace: Ann Taylor
What do you get when you pair a really short dress with a really long skirt? An outfit that could easily go from work to date night if I had a date night planned. Instead of a date night, I have a group run planned for later. Now a dress and skirt that could change from work to workout would be great, but I'm not sure my running shoes would really go with this...
I classify this skirt as "puritan" length due to the fact that whenever my husband sees me wearing it he mockingly sings church hymns. His favorite is "it's a joy to be simple." It really is a joy.
shirt: Ellen Tracy (Marshall's), skirt: J.Crew Outlet, shoes: Target
This month's pick by the girls behind Everybody, Everywear is lace. I had forgotten this when picking out my 30 for 30 items, but fortunately I had this shirt which fits the bill. I guess that proves how common lace has become in clothing.
I'm in love with this skirt. I went to the J.Crew outlet over Memorial Day weekend and everything was a minimum of 40 percent off. Amazing.
So I took a really really long blogging break, but Kendi's Summer 30 for 30 had motivated me to get back on here and give it another go. Join me as I mix and match 30 pieces over the next 30 days. It'll be hard as I mostly just like to wear t-shirts and shorts when I'm not at work. Hopefully the pieces I picked will prove to be versatile and cool enough to endure the heat.