Hello world, new favorite skirt alert! Have I mentioned that I love thrifting? Pretty crazy that my socks (from Urban Outfitters) cost more than my top and skirt combined.
(skirt/shirt: thrifted; socks: uo; shoes: payless; necklace: f21, barette: venetian boutique)
This day is awesome, no joke. The sunny-sun-sun is shining bright, the weekend is right around the corner, I got all my spring cleaning done last night in an organizational fit (dishes done, laundry done, closet rotated to spring/summer--hooray!)... okay, I still have to do things like clean out my car and scrub the tub, but otherwise I'm feeling refreshed and ready for the season!
On a totally unrelated note, I must admit that I actually kind of want to watch the re-broadcast of the Royal Wedding this evening! I'm a little bit shocked by this, mostly because I was getting really annoyed at my fellow Americans for being such cling-ons and acting crazy by camping out to see Kate and William like they were Justin Bieber or something. I am often annoyed by Americans for our obsessiveness with spectacle, and I guess I was particularly irked because this event doesn't even belong to us--we have no connection to these people, really--they are mere celebrities in our eyes. But then I had a niggling curiosity so I turned the TV on this morning and watched Kate arrive at Westminster Abbey, and watched their vows, and watched as he almost couldn't get the ring on her finger... and now I'm a bit charmed and kind of want to see the whole thing. I was telling a friend yesterday that I think our fascination with this wedding (and the royal family in general) is that the whole thing is a remnant of the romantic "Old World" that we've never had in our own country, but that is still a part of our history. While America is struggling with boring things like health care and oil prices and the economy and a divided government, the UK gets to celebrate the really extravagant, fairy-tale wedding of a Prince and a "commoner." I don't know, clearly I've given this way too much thought today.
That's all. Happy Friday, everyone! Enjoy the sunshine (if you have it) and I'll be back on Monday! :)
PS: K, stripes like these! These are the stripes I mean!