Showing posts with label rain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rain. Show all posts

Thursday, May 21, 2015

replacement sandals

You guys, a rare day of sunshine. No joke - it's been raining for the past three weeks or so. Flood warnings all over the place, and everything is SO GREEN (except for my hydrangea plant, which died just a few days after it came home, so, that stinks).

And I got some new sandals. I got asked if I really needed them, and my answer is decidedly "YES." I got rid of my brown sandals at the end of last summer, and have been on the outlook for replacements (same with my black sandals - I'd had those bad boys since 2008). I found these tan t-straps with jangly beads on a recent shopping trip with a friend (I also found some black tassel sandals - I'll show you soon!). So, to all you haters who questioned my big girl decision to buy some sandals, I DID need them. And they look goooood.

And that pretty necklace? From Rocksbox. Use the code sweetbananiexoxo for a free month of jewelry rental.

white v-neck: WalMart
mint jeans: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's
white cardigan: thrifted (Hollister)
tan sandals: Kohl's
brown belt: American Eagle (a decade ago...)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

dots & leopard spots

This was a "first day of school" outfit. Not MY first day, but for plenty of people where I work. It drizzled for most of the day, and I ended up hoofing it across campus a few times - probably should have worn some better shoes, like, galoshes...?

shirt: Old Navy
pants: from a friend via Urban Outfitters
shoes: Kohl's

Friday, September 20, 2013

So Green!

action shot! not sure how my Mr. managed to capture me mid-fair-flip, but he did!

these shoes left me with some wicked blisters - the verdict is still out on whether they stay in my closet or not

Only after looking at these pictures did I realize how GREEN everything is. Normally Colorado has some green, but there's lots of brown, too - it's very dry here. With all the rain we received last week & weekend, everything "greened" right up. And then I added to it by wearing green pants (previously here), and this lovely scarf with hints of green. Sometimes I like to dress to match my environment. Only sometimes, though - sometimes I'll wear neon when it's gray & raining.

I have to say, these pants are so comfortable. They're quickly becoming some of my favorites. They're soft, and stretchy, and oh-so-easy-to-wear. I'm sure you will be seeing a lot more of them this fall and winter. And this scarf - it fades from peach to mint and back again. My friend, Lara, brought it back for me from Belgium when she went to Europe this past May with her brother. I also have another beautiful sky blue scarf she got for me in Italy when she studied abroad in college (it matches my eyes).

I put together this outfit with fall in mind, but in my new office, it seems to always be a wee bit too warm. I was roasting all day in this short-sleeved sweater and scarf. Needless to say, this winter will be interesting - at my last job, it was always freezing so I layered a lot and wore my heaviest sweaters. With this new job, I'm hoping I can still wear my winter sweaters and boots without being too toasty. We shall see!

sweater: American Eagle
pants: c/o Aeropostale
shoes: Target
scarf: from my sweet friend
earrings: Kohl's

Handsome looking for lovin'

linking up over here and here today, check it out!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lumberjack Stole my Necklace

I know the first three pictures don't show it too well. but this shirt has plenty of bright colors in it. Paired with my necklace, my husband said "You look like a little lumberjack. A lumberjack who stole a fancy necklace." Hence, the name of this post. You know me, putting a spin on a classic plaid shirt with some lilac capris, a statement necklace, and metallic sandals. 

It's still raining here. The sun was out Friday afternoon, and most of the day yesterday, so I thought we were in the clear. And then, last night, as I was running, it started raining. No, not raining. Pouring. So, that was fun. ALMOST didn't need a shower by the time I got home. Almost. 

I posted some items on Poshmark - have you heard of it? It's an iPhone app that allows you to virtually "shop" someone else's closet or sell items from your own closet. There's a link to my "closet" over in my sidebar >>>
or find me through the app on your iPhone: SweetBananie.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! We're staying inside and dry, away from all the rain.

shirt: thrifted
capris: Kohl's
sandals: Target
necklace: Trends

Saturday, September 14, 2013

My Gosh, Galoshes!

Before we begin, this pretty girl (above) is one of my oldest friends, and the first person besides my husband who I told about my blog. Last Saturday, she sent me this picture and said "Pattern mixing & coordinating details (sandals+belt&clutch+lipstick) inspired by Sweet Bananie. What do you think? :)"

I have to admit, this was pretty flattering! And doesn't she look great? Makes me itch to do some more pattern-mixing...What's funny is I'm the one who always sends her pictures of my outfits and asks for advice ;)

Sorry for the terrible picture quality (again). My Mr. has been crazy busy with work the past few weeks, and with the rain & floods this past week, was stuck in Denver due to road closures. Don't worry - he stayed with friends and had a grand time ;) But I haven't seen him in days, so I'm starting to forget what he looks like...just kidding! But, I sure do miss him. And the pups do, too - I'm not as fun to wrestle with, as I'm more of a cuddler.

This is what I wore to work on Thursday. Someone teased me about wearing rain boots in the morning, and by the afternoon, I'm sure they were eating their words, as that's when we heard about flooding all over the front range. The boots were a bit heavy to wear to all day inside, but whenever I had to run outside, I was glad I had them on - dry feet FTW.

Hope you have a great (and dry) Saturday. Reports of the devastation due to the flooding are coming in, and some areas were hit very hard - it's tough, especially since some areas in Colorado were hit so hard by the fires this summer & last. 

Maybe we should move? I vote the beach.

Linking up over here today for What I'm Loving Fridays. I'm not loving the flooding, but I am loving being safe, and having dry feet, thanks to my boots!

tank: Old Navy
sweater: Express
jeans: Trends
boots: Christmas gift from parents

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Hat to Keep Me Dry

Do you keep up with the news? If so, you'll have heard that Colorado has received record-breaking amounts of rain this past week. Due to this rain, some parts of the state are flooded, and several roads and highways have simply given way to the water. Rivers and creeks have overtaken bridges, and major roads that are in danger of being flooded have closed.

Because of all this rain, my work was closed today, so I'm lounging at home, catching up on my DVR, blogging, and tackling my weekend to do list, which includes really exciting things, such as ironing and working on our family budget. It's ok to be jealous ;)

Let's talk about my outfit, shall we? I mean, that's why you're here, isn't it? The tank, vest & booties are all recent purchases. The studded tank and booties are from Old Navy, and I bought both because I had nothing like them. The Mr. is not a big fan of the booties - but to him, I say "Too bad, I like 'em!" I snagged this vest at a thrift store - I think it's a fresh twist on a regular denim vest. It's more cream than white, and I'm envisioning taking it into winter with jeans and a long sleeved shirt. 

And this hat (and my booties) helped to bring this outfit into fall a wee bit. I'm still rocking summer with my shorts and tank under the vest, but inviting fall in with the booties and felt fedora, and the oxblood colors of my tank and hat. See? Easy peasy to mix seasons ;)

I'm linking up over here today with my hat!


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Stay dry and safe out there, fellow Coloradoans!

tank: Old Navy
vest: Levi's (thrifted)
shorts: Gap Outlet
booties: Old Navy
hat: Target via Goodwill

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dotty Skirt

It rained right before we took these pictures (it stopped two minutes before we headed outside). And by rained, I mean rained cats&dogs. And by cats&dogs, I mean I had to make a run to the mailbox IN the rain. Can you see on my skirt where my rain jacket ended? Oh well, makes a great story, huh? And I won't complain, since we can always use the moisture in Colorado in the summer. 

And also, my hair did weird things this day.


The end.

shirt: Target
skirt: thrifted (Gap)
sandals: Maurice's
necklace: Kohl's?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Purple Plaid & Rain

This was a really cold & rainy day. April showers bring May flowers, right?? Riiiiiight.

Even with tights, a sweater, and scarf, I needed another layer, so I threw a shirt under my dress for an extra layer. I'm so ready for warmer weather!

I got the dress in a clothes swap with one of my best friends, which was so fun!
Have you ever swapped clothes with a friend?

Dress: Urban Outfitters, via a clothes swap
Shirt: Kohl’s
Sweater: Ann Taylor
Scarf: gift
Tights: ???
Shoes: Kohl’s