I'm back again with another doll of dress from Mata Traders - a fair trade company I can't say enough good about these days. This time I'm mixing up the Rain or Shine Dress - and how could I not just go gaga over this little yellow umbrella covered gem? The silhouette is pretty different for me as I tend to cling onto fit and flare a-lines or babydolls. However, I couldn't help but be compelled to give something a tad more fitted a try - and you know what, I loved it! It had me feeling slightly Joan-esque - that I can't complain about. This first remix of the piece had me adding accessories of hues that were side by side on the color wheel. Yellow umbrellas - green shoes - blue brooch & bag...see what I mean?
Anyhow, this afternoon was spent out thrifting to our hearts' content, getting a mani/pedi and grabbing some pastry and coffee - because an afternoon out and about sans the kiddos is never complete without a little caffeine and something sweet. How about you...what does your perfect summer day look like?
It's so hard to believe but the Mr. and I celebrated 10 years of marriage one week ago today. Ten, yes ten...where did the time run off to? I'm not really sure, but it seems like 10 years have happened in the blink of an eye. Kind of scary, but very cool, ya know? Anyhow, 10 years (and two little guys) later ...the adventure continues on. It's not always picture perfect, after all we are human, but it's a beautiful journey and I would count myself blessed to be on it with my very best friend.
Anyhow, we ventured to Philly for the weekend and took in the city, the food, the shopping, and yes even a trip back to Plane Spotter's Place, an area behind the airport, near the tracks above where we used to lie on the roof of the Mr.'s car and watch the planes fly closely overhead and dream of a life together. So yes, dreams do come true and 10 years later here we are back at our little spot to prove it.
That's all for now darlings! And on a side note....thanks to my fella Flock Together gal Hannah, for lending me this sweet lil leopard dress to don on this special day.
Happy Monday darlings and happy August well! To kick off the new month and just celebrate this gorgeous summer, I wanted to tell you about a sweeter than sweet giveaway my fella Flock Together gal, Hannah of The Braided Bandit is hosting. If you enter you will win:
Long time, no blog, right? Yes, I'm a bit guilty of it I suppose, but summers are made for getting out and enjoying the sunshine and fresh air, so I can't make any apologies for that. The lake has been where it's at lately and I'm just enjoying every last bit before our short summers here in northeast, PA start to cool down again.
Anyhow, I'm back today with a swap from my Flock Together friend, Taylor or Nothing but a Pigeon. This is my second time around styling this polka-dotted-pretty and this time around I kept the colors more subtle and pastel which meant it was the perfect opportunity to break out my ice cream shoes. Though I admit, this is much more dressed up than what I've been lately as days around the house or at the lake lend themselves to bathing suits or shorts and a tied up button down, there's nothing like putting on a pleated polka dotted dress and going out for coffee and chocolate filled croissants...and for groceries. Yes, I do dress up to do my grocery run at times. How about you?
Well that's all for now. Wishing you a terrific Tuesday! Love Bunches,
I'm back with part 3 of my Mata Traders challenge of remixing their Summerfest House Print Dress. This time around I wanted to keep is casual and easy. You know, an outfit perfect for picnicking, walking the trails in my neighborhood, and grabbing iced coffees with a friend.
I'm not an overly casual person and most days if I am out and about I wear a dress however, I am always on the hunt for dresses that are breezy and comfortable. This dress truly fits the bill in that department. Summers here in Northeast PA aren't deathly hot, so layering this piece with a simple tee and adding a headscarf and my jelly flats were perfect for this particular day of adventuring and taking in the summer sun. And as for my little boat bag - it stowed away a couple of granolas, my lipgloss, and favorite pair of sunnies and I was good to go.
Family photo time! Don't mind me...these little moments with my band of men are what life is made of at the moment and I wouldn't change a thing. An evening at the playground in our neighborhood was in order after a round of errands was made. It's always a good thing to end the day on a sweet note. So we ran and we jumped and we played...and you bet we had fun! On a side note - Thank you to Dus of Cuddly Cacti for sending this embroidered dress...well, top the way I wore it... my way to borrow. Um, talk about a perfect, easy and breezy summer piece.
So tell me, what are some of your favorite moments of this summer so far?