Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fabulous Lost Wages

Two weeks ago I went to Las Vegas for a friend's bachelorette party. It was a quick (and early!) trip. Our flight left Denver at 7:20 AM, and then we left Vegas at 7 AM two days later to head home. We ended up barely napping Saturday night/Sunday morning before our flight home. Needless to say, I was exhausted! Fun was had by all, but I sure was glad to get home and sleep in my own bed and get back to a regular sleep schedule!

I don't want to share pictures of the other girls here on the interwebs, but here are some snapshots of the quick trip. I didn't snap pictures of everything we did - we saw Thunder from Down Under (so great!), but to take a picture with the guys was $20, so I passed. I'm on a budget, ya know. 


what I wore to Vegas
from my Instagram (@sweetbananie)
just hanging out at the baggage claim
we got suckered into this. but I came home with a really pretty pearl ring, so I'm not TOO upset ;)
we did some of this both days at the pool and it was wonderful
it's grainy, but this is what I wore our first night out: black top, neon orange lace skirt & red wedges
what I wore to explore Fremont Street & eat at In-N-Out Burger for the first time
and what I wore the second night - same shoes as the night before. we walked to the other end of the strip this night, hence the blisters on my heels I mentioned before...

making faces & taking selfies while I waited for the other girls to finish getting ready
the mothership - across the street was as close as I got :(
#jimmybuffettforever #parrothead #blewoutmyflipflop
Vegas was fun, especially with the girls, but laying low at home is more my speed, I'm thinking. My Mr. heads to Vegas this coming weekend for the corresponding Bachelor Party, so we'll see what he thinks of Sin City.

Happy Sunday! I've got to go on my long run this afternoon (my Dad and I plan to do another half marathon in September) - wish me luck!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kacey, Eric, Kenny & the EYB

yes, those are croakies attached to my sunglasses - my brother & sis-in-law got me hooked. this pair came from a CO Rockies game, but for my next pair, I'm thinking something with my monogram...and yes, they are essential to my everyday life

This is what I wore to a concert last Saturday. Not just any concert. More like a get together of some old and new friends. Old friends like Kenny & the EYB, and new friends Eric & Kacey. We're such good friends that we're on a first name basis. 

*I wish*

I saw Kenny at Cheyenne Frontier Days (the mother of them all!) in 2009 with my Little, who is also named Annie and is blonde. And then I saw the Eli Young Band at the Grizzly Rose in 2010 with my roommates - the guys dressed up like the characters from South Park since they were performing in Colorado (nice touch). Great shows by both.

My sweet Mr. got tickets to see Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves as part of the No Shoes Nation Tour at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (where the Denver Broncos play) for our first wedding anniversary in June (the first anniversary gift is paper). He told me I could take anyone I wanted to the show and I said "You. Obviously!" and he said "Are you sure? You can take ANYONE." (he's not a fan of country). But I think he enjoyed himself at the show - he even liked a few of Eric's songs, and some EYB tunes. And he admitted that Kenny puts on a good show. Cause he really does. 

NO SHOES NATION forevaaaaa!

in the car on the way to the show
don't worry - we were at a complete standstill. we sat in traffic for well over an hour to get to the stadium
in our seats, watching the Eli Young Band. gosh, they're so good!
his Corona, my marg. typical.

Colorado sunsets - nothing better
Kenny! Kenny Chesney!
Thank you for the tickets, and for being my date, sweetheart! You know how those 4 musicians speak to my soul. Them and Jimmy Buffett, of course. (I'm a HUGE Parrothead - did you know?) No one else I would have wanted to go with! Now it's my turn to go to a show of your choice, I guess ;)

and I'm linking up over here today for Friday's Five Link Up, so check it out!

Dress: Kohl's
Boots: Steve Madden via DSW
Hat: Target
Bag: thrifted

Friday, July 26, 2013

Dogs & a Dress & a Hat

Did I tell you my secret? My secret when it comes to hats, I mean.

I wear them when I'm having a BAD hair day - noamountofdryshampoobabypowderorteasingisgoingtomakethislookpresentable bad day.

Whew. Feels good to have that out in the open.

Alas, another secret.

The day I wore this, my hair wasn't THAT bad. True story. But I did want to make sure I wore a hat so I could link up over at Marionberry Style. Do you see what I did there? Added a little something to my outfit to make my blog better! Ta da!

And I realized as we were walking the dogs today, that they were featured the last time I wore this dress on the blog. I just can't help it - they're so cute! And they have to get walked, and my outfits have to be documented, so, sometimes it's just easiest to do them at the same time. And by sometimes, I mean most of the time.

Happy Friday!

linking up over here today :)

Dress: Old Navy (thrifted)
Hat: KMart
Belt: thrifted
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Family Dinner

that's a speakeasy behind me. been there 1 time. and it was neat.

sparkly shoes again! it's not that I WANTED to wear them, but that I HAD to. my heels were covered in blisters from my trip to Vegas, so something without backs were (was?) necessary #truestory
Mama, embarrassed by my lovin'

A few weeks ago, my parents came through town on their way home from Yellowstone. They swung by my work and got the grand tour, then headed downtown, where my Mr. & I met up with them for dinner. They had taken a guided kayaking tour and camped for a few days. They were full of stories of nature, and excitement for their hot showers and REAL bed they had slept in the night before. 

They're pretty neat. And they go on cool trips. And SOMETIMES us kids get to go. But SOMEONE in our family has to work, I guess 
I'm a martyr over here, Mom & Dad. 
 I kid! You know I kid!

I mean, when you've been married (to the same person) for 30+ years, and have built successful careers doing what you love, and have the time AND money, it's totally acceptable to go cool places without inviting your grown children. I'm sure D & I will do the same. Someday. 

Sort of related to the above topic, my parents call my brother and I their "bios" (biological children) and our spouses their "golden children" or the "chosen ones." Guess that proves who they like more. 
Their daughter-in-law and son-in-law, obviously ;) 

aaaaaand, linking up over here today 

Shirt: J. Crew (thrifted)
Pants: Target (thrifted)
Shoes: RocketDog via DSW
Bag: Isaac Mazrahi Live! (thrifted)
cute Mom & Dad: my sweet grandparents :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mr. Picks Mondays - It's Not Easy Being Green

bows & bows
and more bows

Happy Mr. Picks Mondays, a few days late! Like I keep telling you, the weeks continue to get away from me.

For whatever reason, this shirt doesn’t see a lot of wear. Probably because I still have a TON of stuff in my closet…going through and getting rid of some of it has been on my to-do list for a few weeks now. Where has the time gone??? We’re cruising right along into August. Summer, don’t go! Although lately I’ve been thinking of great ways to layer my clothes when the cold weather has arrived…

Happy Wednesday!

Shirt: Maurice's
Jeans: Trends
Shoes: Steve Madden via DSW

Linking up here today, with all my bows!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Bulldog Shirts are the Best Shirts

SO excited to finally have a bulldog shirt!

I FINALLY got a bulldog shirt! After months of looking, wishing & sighing, sending emails with links to my Mr., and asking friends to keep their eyes open for me, I found one! This is cause for celebration, my friends! I found it at a J.Crew Factory store when I went shopping in Wisconsin (can't find it online). I debated buying more than one so that when I wear the first one out, I'll have another one to wear, but then I thought "Show some restraint, woman!" and only came home with one.

Some people (my friends & family) think my obsession with bulldogs is weird. But I beg to differ. I love those little nuggets, and why not wear them on my shirt? It's a nod (albeit as subtle as a train wreck) to my affinity for bullies, and a wee bit funny, like "Hey, I've got a wrinkley dog on my shirt. Neato, huh?"

How is this different than wearing camo if you're a hunter, having cat items if you love the felines, or wearing dinosaurs/fish/birds/pineapples/the logo of your favorite team or band? I love my dogs, and I love wearing them on my shirt. Plus, they lend their wrinkled selves to being put on clothing/decor items (we have several...). So, I'll happily wear what I LOVE and if you ask me about my shirt, I'll tell you about my shirt & how I have 2 great pups. Cool? Cool.

Also also, my sandals are from Life Is Good circa 2006 from my sweetheart. I love the brand, and what they stand for, because yes, life IS good! Check them out, if you like to wear happy things :)

Happy Monday! Stay cool out there, we've been hit with another heat wave - slowly melting...

linking up over here today!