Monday, August 1, 2011

ruined by the rain

So today I wore this adorable vintage shirtdress to work - see it here, as you're not going to see it at all in the post today. And why is that, you may ask? Because it's soaking wet! My supervisor at the office took me and a few of the other interns to the state capitol today to sit in on a meeting between our State Senate Majority Leader and a visiting group (this one happened to be made up of Parliamentarians from the U.K. - a.k.a. amazing accents ^^). But as the meeting went on, the weather got uglier and uglier outside, and when it was over we had to make a run for it to the car. Long story short, I was basically a wet tshirt contest, and got to go home early since it would be inhumane to make me sit at my desk for another hour in a damp dress. The end. Outfit change:

vera vera wang cardigan
martin&osa tshirt and shorts
thrifted belt
 nordstrom bp watch
toms shoes

Oh  how I love this cardigan! It's so perfect for days when it's just a bit chilly and damp and you want to curl up in something fuzzy :) Never mind that it's basically the length of my shorts, I'm sure no one minds. Also, note the head cut off in most of these photos? Sorry about that, once again it was not intentional. Sigh, the trials of self-photographing

 Whenever I wear these shorts, I just feel required to wear this belt along with it! I don't know why, but they just look so perfect together - very utilitarian-chic. 

So besides my meeting at the capitol (which was lots of fun despite the weather, by the way. The parliamentarians seemed so nice! Wish I could've actually chatted with them) I haven't done much today! Made myself some pasta in lieu of going to Noodles&Company, which turned out to be a bit disappointing - I'm really craving some good pesto! In other news, I've finally reached 100 followers! I know, you are probably looking at the sidebar and thinking "no, no you haven't. You are currently at 87. Close Alison, but no cigar" - I, however, am also counting my bloglovin followers, which puts me in at 103. Sooo, I'm going to do my first giveaway! Not positive what all it's going to be yet, but I should put it up this week, so stay tuned! I know that in the grand scheme of things 100 isn't that many, but I just want to thank everyone for reading and commenting, it makes me quite happy. xx love you all


  1. LOVE your shoes
    i always wear shorts too but want to buy shoes that actually match
    yours is great inspiration!

    visit me if you have a mo :)

  2. Congrats, Alison!

    Btw I think your outfit is great. Effortless but a cool nerdy chic at the same time!

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    First red, now pink

    Also, it's jewellery giveaway time!

  3. Love the cardie, looks great and very comfy.

  4. Love the top, watch & belt!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog, I agree I'm not sure if I could pull the glasses off either but I'd give it a try!

    Following you.

  5. I know exactly what you mean about the belt/short combo! I always wear the same belt with certain shorts. Yours looks great!


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