Showing posts with label patio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label patio. Show all posts

Thursday, April 9, 2015

30 for 30: day 5

In retrospect, I should have chosen a bit more color for this springtime 30 for 30 (those 30 items are going live tomorrow morning!). I seem to have chosen a lot of gray, black, and navy. I’ve become even more accustomed (and dare I say attached?) to darker colors this winter, and the fact that they always go together. I don’t have to question whether black looks good on black, because it JUST DOES. Without even trying. Or gray and navy.

You guys, this is the opposite of how I’ve approached spring in the past. Normally it’s
and now I find myself hanging onto my winter clothes. Maybe it’s because I know that winter isn’t quite done with us yet, or that I’m more comfortable with layering and scarves than I am with sandals and shorts (a symptom of my slacking on my half marathon training), or that it always takes me a few weeks to figure out how to dress for a new season, or that I’m maturing, just a wee bit?

Whatever it is, I tried to pick 30 items that would lend themselves to adequate warmth during the inevitable heavy spring snows, and allow for a bit of spring merry-making (i.e. ButterBeer & patio drinking with friends). Even if I don't look spring-y, I'm almost always a decent temperature ;)

and this is my friend, Chelsea, who participated in the aforementioned ButterBeer & patio drinking)

Friday, October 31, 2014

30 for 30: day 17

Happy Halloween!! We're really looking forward to trick-or-treaters at our house for the first time! We never got them at our apartment, so this is a "first" for us!

The Mr. brought the pup to my office on a Friday afternoon and he (Turbo) made the rounds to say hello - most people heard him before they saw him... We were planning to go watch a parade with the pup and were even on our way there on this lovely fall day when I got the wild idea that we should instead head to a patio for a beer.
Or five.

So, instead of watching a parade, we did some patio drinking and eating. We met up with friends, ate some fried food, drank some beers, and were really entertained by all the people passing by who wanted to love on The Turbs.

He lapped it all up - when people would leave after petting him, he'd bark after them as if to say "Wait, what? You've leaving? Have you SEEN how adorable I am with my tongue sticking out?! I mean, look at me." 

I'd thrown the sweater and jeans in my car that morning before heading to work, knowing that I'm always cold and that the sun would set while we were still out. I'm so glad I had the extra layers and pants - sitting on the patio got pretty chilly, but I was bundled up (a jacket AND another scarf on top of this leopard one). But I wasn't too cold, and wound up with another outfit to share on this here blog. Another two-fer, right there.

See my list of 30 items here.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Spirit Animal

I know croakies don't really match my outfit, but I love those things. they keep your sunglasses RIGHT there. I'm expanding my collection - next up: monogrammed croakies

This outfit is an oldie, as well. I wore it on a day when we had a nice little taste of spring. The sun was out, it was warm, and the wind was delightfully absent. I met the Mr. and a friend for dinner and drinks after work, and we sat on a patio while we enjoyed our vittles.

I don't consider myself outdoors-y, or "one with nature," but there's something about being able to be outside and NOT freeze, when all winter you've been cooped up inside, trying to stay warm. I know some people hate the heat, but I would so much rather be hot than cold. Bring on the heat, the sunshine, the shorts and the sandals. 
Summer is my spirit animal ;)

top: American Eagle
skirt: thrifted
shoes: WalMart
necklace: Old Navy
bag: gift

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

On the Patio

pretending to be tall

Nothing too fancy today, but sometimes simple is truly the way to go. That's why I love dresses - they don't require too much thought. I did choose my neon sandals because (1) I love them, (2) they're comfortable, and (3) I thought I'd spice up my simple dress with some color.

 Also, this is our little patio off our apartment - the pups love to lay out here in the sun and work on their tans. Or nap. They do a lot of napping...

dress: thrifted (Old Navy)
sandals: Target

they're my faves - always starved for attention