Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Back to the Present: I got this tres adorable little shirt at Battery Street Jeans in Burlington.
This is the perfect "summer's here!" ensemble. It's been upward of ninety degrees all week, which is hot hot hot for little Vermont! Speaking of hot, these shorts are perhaps a little bit too hot-pants for work, but I say phooey to that. The shirt provides enough coverage that the lotta-leg look isn't overwhelmingly provocative, n'est-ce pas?
Monday, May 24, 2010
This is my awesome new romper, which I love. It's perfect for lounging around while getting a sunburn on my knees:
It was another busy, busy weekend for me! On Saturday K, K's bro & I took another road trip in search of microbrews. We first stopped at Rock Art in Morrisville (I skipped the tasting because I was too cheap, but we'll say it was because I was the DD, which I was...) before driving clear across the state to visit Trout River in Lyndonville. We got there a little bit before 3 pm and the pub didn't open until 4, so we killed some time buying chocolate and maple syrup for K's parents and wandering around St. Johnsbury. K got a sweet train-conductor hat that actually kind of looks like an inverted version of this romper, and I scored a $5 perfect-fit denim jacket at the Salvation Army.
We finally went back to the brewpub, skipped out on the supposedly fantastic (the descriptions alone had my mouth watering) flatbread pizza in favor of saving our appetites for a sushi dinner, ordered a few beers, and were on the road again. One thing I learned this weekend: I think I like Belgian-style beers the best. I always liked Blue Moon but hadn't had many other varieties... most of the beers I ended up trying on our tasting adventures were fruity Belgians and I was a fan of all of them!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
(chambray shirtdress: TJMaxx; shoes/socks: Kohl's; belt: Old Navy)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
So I bought it. Can you blame me? One thing that I both love and kind of don't love about the dress is that the skirt is excessively swish-y. This means that it has a nice swing to it when I walk but also means that the wind can catch it off guard and hoist the hem up around my ears à la Marilyn Monroe. To counteract that image, here I am looking like a Girl Scout (two fingers in the air and I'm there):
(dress: Modcloth; shoes: Kohl's)
Monday, May 17, 2010
When I got home last night I was so exhausted I collapsed on the bed and fell asleep almost immediately. I'm like an old woman. Also, I need to figure out what the heck I'm doing with my life.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I realize that's quite a statement, but I love books that remind me that reading can simultaneously be pleasurable and intellectually expansive. I've felt this way before, with Wallace Stegner and Tom Robbins and Robert M. Pirsig and Simone de Beauvoir (and others...), and I usually go out and buy up all of the books new favorite authors have ever written and plough through the pages like my life depends on it. Which it doesn't, quite. What my life does depend on, however, is keeping up a steady stream of these literary love affairs from now on.
Oh, by the way, this is what I wore today:
(dress/socks: TJMaxx; scarf: thrifted; shoes: Marshall's; necklace/headband: UO)
I'm so so pale! I look like I've been living in a cave for the past couple of years. Oh wait, I have... cubicle::cave, same idea.