Thursday, July 21, 2011

cooling down

The AC is off, the windows are open, I'm wearing a cardigan and not sweating like a pig - we might actually survive this summer! Apparently the humidity returns tomorrow, so we've gotta enjoy it while it lasts. I spent the morning doing physical tasks outside for the parents, a.k.a. ridding the back porch of its variety of pine needles, dead bugs, and cobwebs - but I have to say it wasn't even that bad, because the weather is so lovely! Here are some pictures of my outfit today, including one of my new purchases from Banana (though not the one I'm so excited to show you, I think it deserves its own post?).

 banana republic cardigan
urban outfitters tank
vintage necklace
target shorts
born sandals

 Question of the day for you : how is it that even my summer wardrobe is filled with fall colors? Because I've been seeing it more and more and I honestly don't know why...

It's hard to tell in these photos, but the front of the cardigan has these panels with a black lace overlay, and they are absolutely amazing! I originally saw it in cream on some bottom shelf in Banana, but when I saw the version in navy I knew I had to get it. I'm really loving lace lately! Also while at Banana yesterday I tried on this gorgeous dark green dress completely overlaid with lace, and I wanted it sooo badly, but I just don't know where I'd wear it! It's too nice and formal for everyday or for even a dinner out with the girls. I'd need to wear it to a nice dinner or the theater (and even then I'd probably be overdressed. Have you seen how people dress at the theater nowadays? So sad), occasions that I just don't get that often, not enough to warrant the price - even with my amazing discount :)

So Jenny and I are headed up north for the night to stay at the Grand Casino in Hinckley! Her mom gets free rooms there, so we decided to have a little girls night away from home. We're going to swim, go to the gym, watch movies, maybe play a little blackjack (you're legally allowed to gamble in Minnesota at 18, in case you were wondering how I'm doing this ^^). Jenny always likes to dress up for these sorts of outings - and when do I miss an opportunity to dress up? - so I'm bringing my camera and will hopefully get some pictures. Not making any promises though, I'm notoriously bad at taking pictures when I'm out and about :)


  1. I love your new cardigan! It's so cute with all of the little details. There's no way I could be wearing a sweater right now though,'s been in the high 90s where I live this week! Have fun tonight--lucky you! :)


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  3. Love this summery look! Love those shorts

  4. Loving your outfit! Very cute!^^


  5. waow is that your house? so cool! beautiful place to take pictures:)


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