Happy Monday, everyone! It's still pretty grey outside so I decided to brighten up this morning. This outfit was one of those that kind of came together haphazardly as I tried desperately to steer clear of my usual habits (it was a real struggle for me not to belt the cardigan and now I kind of wish I had). I also went straight for my mary janes, but decided at the last minute to wear a pair of long-neglected side-button booties. These used to be old favorites before Blimey came into my life.
(dress/cardigan: h&m; socks: uo; shoes: dsw; necklace: jewelmint)
This outfit is kind of a blast from the past in every way, because both the cardigan and dress were bought at H&M back when I was in college (holy smokes, four years +), and I used to wear this little babydoll all the time.
In other news, I had a great weekend. Friday night I guilted my parents into taking me out to dinner at the restaurant across the street (Toscano), where I savored my goat cheese ravioli with tomatoes and wilted spinach (um YUM) and pinot grigio (and dreamy cappucino chocolate mousse) and fully enjoyed myself. My parents are awesome. Saturday I got some errands out of the way early in the morning and then went for a run (!), which was made a bit more difficult due to the incredibly thick, humid air, but felt good at the time (not so good afterward--I can still hardly walk because I neglected my stretches). That night some friends threw a karaoke party and I had a grand old time sipping fancy blue curacao cocktails (complete with umbrella and orange garnish!), singing at the top of my lungs (note to self: cannot keep up with Lady Gaga's lyrics, "All That Jazz" and "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" are much better options), and playing glow-in-the-dark bocce in the backyard. It's been too long since I've been to an honest-to-goodness party. And clearly I am out of shape for this sort of revelry--the next day I felt less than stellar. Still, totally worth it.
Annnnnd now I have my nose back to the old grindstone, but K comes home on Wednesday night (yay!) and I'll be off to Albuquerque in less than a month (woo-hoo)!