Monday, July 21, 2014

OOTW: July 4th

Tee: Old Navy | Shorts: Lands End Canvas | Sandals: Sven Clogs | Bag: Longchamp

Tee: Boden | Shorts: J Crew Factory | Shoes: Brooks Brothers | Bag: Longchamp

Plans for tonight: Going thru the Boden sale goodies that arrived yesterday. Bought this and this on super sale. Glad to see there are free shipping codes available again, because I think I'll be placing another order soon!
Currently Debating: on whether or not to get my hair cut again. It's at a funky limbo length and I'm not sure if I should commit to growing it out (and suffer through the interim weirdness) or trim it shorter again. 
Days until Child get's back from visiting the in-laws:  five. The house is so quiet and sad. Clean.....but quiet and sad. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

OOTW: June 24th ( Minnesota Edition)

Tank: Target | Shorts: J Crew Factory | Hat: J Crew Factory | Shoes: Saltwater Sandals | Bag: Longchamp

Dress: Boden | Bag: LV Neverfull | Sandals: Birkenstock | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

(Isn't my Dad's garden just gorgeous? Minnesota may have over half a year of agonizingly cold snow, but it sure makes up for it in the summer!)

Currently watching: Spongebob. What can I say? It was what was on when I turned the TV on this morning, and I'm just to lazy to change the channel.
Last Night I had a Dream about: Vampires. I think my standard bedtime reading is starting to get to me. My dream was not scary. At all. vampires.....
Already thinking about: Lunch. Some Jason's Deli soup and salad sounds really good right about now.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

OOTW: June 20th (Minnesota Edition)

Tank: Target | Shorts: J Crew Factory | Hat: J Crew Factory (sim) | Sandals: Saltwater Sandals | Bag: Longchamp | Hat: Lands End

Tee: Target | Skirt: LOFT Factory (sim) | Sandals: Jack Rogers | Bag: LV Neverfull | Necklaces: ASOS (sim) | 

Tee: J Crew | Shorts: Joe Fresh via JCP | Sandals: Saltwater Sandals | Bag: LV Neverfull | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Sad about: packing for my little guy. Child and Husband are going to go spend a week with with Husband's side of the family up in Dallas (while I'm stuck here teaching classes), and I'm going to miss them both terribly. What am I supposed to do with an empty house for a whole week?
And on the other side of things: the house to myself for a week! Yay!! No crumbs in the couch! No dishes in the sink! No wet towels on the floor! Grown-up TV programs! 
Waiting for: J Crew and Old Navy packages to arrive. Free shipping is great and all, but when it takes 10+ days for an order to arrive, it's totes ridic. Patience is virtue I obviously don't posses. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

OOTW: June 16th (Minnesota Edition)

Dress: Boden (this year's vesion) | Shoes: Lands End | Bag: LV Neverfull

Top: J Crew | Shorts: J Crew Factory | Shoes: Saltwater Sandals | Bag: Longchamp | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Currently Obsessed With: PB2 (powder peanut butter that tastes amazing and only has ONE GRAM of fat! ONE!) Seriously people--if you like peanut better, you'll love this stuff! You mix the powder with water, and it is peanut butter goodness. Also great in smoothies and baking. Try it. Love it. Become obsessed.
Actually Excited For: getting dressed for work. I love laid back shorts and tanks and all, but after a month or so of vacation, I'm ready to get back to skirts and heels. Besides, work wear in the summer is so fun for me because I can do brighter obnoxious colors and fun slightly offensive Hawaiian patterns and justify it because, hey-- it's summer.
Dreading: back to school shopping for Child. His Montessori has already sent out the school supply lists. It's scary how a few boxes of crayons and notebooks quickly add up. And I don't even want to look in his uniform drawer, because I just know none of his pants will still fit. I want to put a book on the kid's head to stop him from getting so tall!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

OOTW: June 9th & Review: Boden Sicily Top

Top: Boden Sicily Top | Shorts: LEC | Sandals: Ralph Lauren | Bag: LV Neverfull

I've tried to restrain myself with Boden this summer (so hard, as summer is my favorite season for Boden buying), but this top was on my "must have" list. Lovey love it!
I ordered my usual Boden sz. US 4, and the fit was spot on. Not too loose, not too tight. Maybe a little boxy looking, but I think that is they way this top is supposed to look. The V-neck wasn't too revealing on me, but keep in mind I can still buy training bras from the girls section. 
The embroidery is very well done, and looks like it will hold up well. What I was most (pleasantly) surprised about was the opaqueness of the fabric. I was fully intending on having to wear a cami under this top and swelter in the summer heat because, hello--white linen. Usually white linen is an affront to my modest loving eyes (sweaty, clingy, see-thru white linen--perfect for all your summer peep-show needs!). But no! No need for a cami at all with this top! Opaque white linen. Yes Virginia, it does exist! They need to grab a roll of this fabric and make me a pair of pants, a skirt and a dress or two out of this miracle of materials.

Currently it's on sale for 40%  bringing it to just under $60 (which is very reasonable considering the quality) and is still available in most colors. Boden just started their big summer sale, but right now there is no free shipping. Bah! I do not buy at Boden without free shipping. It seems a bit ridiculous to pay for shipping now, when at almost every other time of they year they do offer free ship codes. It takes willpower, but I usually wait it out a week or two, until the free ship codes start popping back up. I guess the fear for some is with newly reduced rates the size/color you want might sell out. But by this point in the season I've already bought everything I have to have and anything else I pick up is just gravy. My gravy train can wait a few weeks so it arrive with free shipping thankyouverymuch.


Tee: J Crew | Shorts: Joe Fresh via JCP | Hat: J Crew | Sandals: Kate Spade | Necklace: ASOS