To say that yesterday was simply "hot" would be an understatement. I was lucky to get some pictures taken before I went out and melted, and in order to combat the heat, this was what I wore. I found this "dress" at Ross on the clearance rack for $4.99. On the hanger, it was so huge and shapeless that I wasn't sure what it was and passed it up. But then it reminded me of this dress from I Take Photos in the Bathroom*, and although this Ross piece is not as lovely as Kate's Lilly Pulitzer dress, curiosity got the best of me and I brought it home. I've had it for a couple of weeks and attempted to wear it a few times, but chickened out...I mean, I'm still not sure what it is...a beach cover-up? a muu muu? a really large, sized-small shirt? But for five bucks, I'll just do what Tim Gunn always says on Project Runway: "Make it work." So, for the summer, I'll make it work as a little dress, and for the fall, maybe I'll wear it as a tunic over leggings. And to add a bit more color interest to the blue, I finally decided to wear my yellow thong sandals from Gap...they're still being sold online, but I got them a couple of weeks ago for about $10.
Anyway, yesterday, I took P to visit his Grammy. One of my brothers, one of my sisters, and each of their (older) sons stopped by to visit also. My sister and my nephew brought their huge Retriever/Chow mix dog named Joey that is three times the size of P, but equally as playful. We were all curious to see who would get tired first...P or the dog?
I actually wish we had a dog of our own. But, as you can see from the first pic, we have a cat. Coco. I really don't like cats, but Coco is special....he doesn't act like a normal cat. He's actually kind of like a dog. Truthfully, we call him our cat-dog.
(sorry for the sucky picture)
|Dress - Forever 21, Shoes - Ralph Lauren (TJ Maxx, '10)|
Cuff Bracelet - my sister (but she got it from F21)
Bangle - The Limited
Jaguar Pendant - F21
After my battle with the excessive heat, I came home, showered, refreshed, and attempted to, ahem, transform into a decent looking human being for a night out at the movies...Guess which movie we saw??
|Tank - Forever 21, Jeans - Gap ('10)|
Shoes - Steve Madden (TJ Maxx, '10)
Belt - Liz Claiborne (old)
Today, I went to my in-laws and filled up my belly with some great barbecue!
Although this really was the best picture out of the few that I took (trust me, I didn't choose it just so I could expose my freakish shoulder to you all...or my pink bra strap), it's kinda hard to see the little leopard print belt (with red buckle) that I threw in to add a little fun to my stripes and boyfriend blue jeans.
So, that's it!
3 (outfits) + 1 (post) = 4(th of July)
I hope everyone is having, or has had, a good one.
Happy Independence Day!
*for some reason, the links that I embed aren't showing up on the published versions of my posts (is anyone else having this problem???), so for added reference, the link is http://itakephotosinthebathroom.blogspot.com/2011/06/love-letters.html