Monday, August 13, 2012

wearing: back to work

Alas, today was my first day back at work after a nice long summer vacation (I work seasonally, so I get the summer months off).  I know that I am incredibly lucky to have such a nice long break but it is still always hard to get back into the swing of things, and wake up early, and NOT go to the pool all day.....

At the same time I weirdly get excited about going back to work, it feels like the first day back at school... seeing all of my co-workers, getting back to a regular schedule, playing with all of the costumes and of course sewing, sewing, sewing!

This morning when I took these photos before work it reminded me of how my parents used to always take me and my sisters photo on the first day of school, with our new backpacks and lunch boxes... not a lot has changed, although I no longer have a care bear lunch box, I still had that back to school(work) jittery feeling! 

outfit details: dress and sandals: thrifted

Friday, August 10, 2012

wearing: wedding guest best

We attended our friends wedding last weekend and had a TON of fun! Lets just say not only was there a serve yourself candy station, build your own mac and cheese for dinner, but they also had their own version of BUTTERBEER! (all you non Harry Potter fans better just read up if you want to know what I'm talking about!) 

I love a wedding...all the happy people, family and friends, dancing and good food and getting all gussied up is always fun too! (especially if you get a brand new dress, like I did!)

...and look, the Mr. even agreed to be in a photo with me! how dapper he looks!!

outfit details: dress: Forever 21, boots: Urban Outfitters, belt & purse: Thrifted (and YES thats a weave on my head! just had to be honest about that crazy amount of hair I'm rocking!)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Party Time: an ice cream and indian bridal shower

I recently helped host a bridal shower in my backyard, and all of the crafting, decorating and planning was right up my alley!  The shower had an indian theme with an ice cream sundae bar (two things the bride to be really digs!).  
We made feather streamers and custom tablecloths for decorating, along with some cute head dresses to get everyone in the spirit.  (as if the Pocohontas soundtrack that played on repeat wasn't enough!) The piece de resistance may have been the homemade teepee, or maybe the ice cream..... tough decision!
And now I am going to inundate you with photos, cause I think that they basically speak for themselves and are totally adorable to boot!

What a great party!  Some laughed at us for having an outdoor ice cream sundae party in 103 degree heat (calling it a potential milkshake party!), but the ice cream stayed cool and the party was a complete success!