Wednesday, June 27, 2012

in which there's just something about june


It's been rainy and gray and I've been doing boring catch-up things like laundry and dishes and apartment-cleaning lately, daydreaming of weekends and sunshine.  It will be nice to have July 4 off next week, a little island of mid-week fun.

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(skirt/shirt/hat/belt: thrifted; chambray: walmart; shoes: seychelles)

Tonight the gals are coming over for Art Club!  It'll be the first time I've hosted a meeting, because one of the three Burlington-bound girls finally got a car and can drive everybody out to my town :)  Huzzah.  Otherwise, not much to report!  I'm still feeling the stripes lately.  There's just something about June.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

the brave boutique: more florals

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in which i see france


Back with a simple outfit for a simple Tuesday.

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(shorts: gap; shirt: urban outfitters; shoes: kohl's)

I've been living it up with this summer stuff lately, but it's been a bit rainy so far this week and it's actually a welcome break from the heat.  It's hard to get anything accomplished when all I want to do is laze around in the sun!

Last night I made mushroom lasagne and had a few glasses of wine.  Can I just say: I love the Bachelorette!  It is seriously such a treat to watch such silliness on a Monday evening (and it's even better with wine).  Something's got to get me through the first day of the work week, especially after a sublimely sunny and packed-full-of-fun weekend :)

Oh, and I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner of my Shabby Apple giveaway!  
The winner (selected at random) was Hannah of The Brass Peacock. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Monday, June 25, 2012

life lately: the solstice season

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1: sushi date
2: fruit margaritas with gal pals
3: evening stroll to the community garden
5: sun set at sunset/pizza and scrabble
6: introducing K to chessters
8/9/10/11: burlington waterfront bike path
12: dinner at toscano (raspberry martini & whistlepig whiskey)
13: house salad/gorgonzola wild mushroom ravioli

Thursday, June 21, 2012

in which holy hell this solstice heat


It has been HOT around here lately.  In the humid 90s.  That's what we call hot around here.

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(shirt: old navy; shorts: vintage; shoes: seychelles)

This is one of those classic/retro/simple looks that I'll always love.  However, I must say, I was annoyed with myself for not carrying my sewing machine tote in these photos, because I very specifically intended to include it (such perfect purse-outfit coordination rarely occurs).  I'm debating whether or not to sell these shorts.  I originally bought them for the shop, but now that I've worn them I'm so attached!  I broke the cardinal rule of selling clothes on the internet.  Whoops.

This is what I wore yesterday to get sushi and cocktails with K on a shady outdoor patio in Burlington and to sit on the lake and watch the sunset before heading home to eat cheesecake and watch an episode of The Riches (our latest addiction).  This summer is turning out to be quite glorious.  Tonight: margaritas with the girls!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

life lately: quechee balloon festival

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1: iced coffee for the road
2/3/4: quechee diner (fresh squeezed oj, homemade cinnamon raisin toast, and veggie omelet with american cheese--unexpectedly incredible!)
3: exploring woodstock
4: peeping k/covered bridge
5: just a beaver crossing the road/bridge
6: hanging out riverside
7: all art is quite useless/ivy
8: go fly a kite
9: fresh lemonade/hot air balloons
10: blown balloons/festival
11: man in flight
12: waiting for the wind to die down
13: sunset drive

When taking a trip during the summer time, we must always bring along:

a good book
a blanket
a flask and/or bottle of wine
a board game or deck of cards