After writing last night's post, I expected that I could get this post done by mid-morning today. Then life (read: kids, doctor's appointments, errands, etc.) happened. I didn't have a blog the last time I had a wee newborn, and even then, I didn't have two toddlers on hand whose every last need was my responsibility. ;) So I take it as I can, but it does sort of get frustrating that I can't keep my favorite hobby up to the extent that I would like.
Having said all that, I won't get this time back with my kids, so in the world of priorities, clearly spending as much *quality* time as I can with them will always be number one.
Anyhow, I now have a few brief moments, and will at least get this outfit post published.
The day after we got home (amazingly, if you didn't read it in the last post, we nearly, and I mean NEARLY, missed the flight) I had a Whole Foods date with a good friend of mine, so I decided that this had just enough casual dressy to work for the occasion.
Whole Foods here has a Wines-day event every Wednesday, and for $5 you receive a wine glass, five separate tastings of wine and small samples of a food pairing. It was awesome, and my friend and I have plans to do this at least once a month or more (I may try to make it every week). This week was Pinot Grigio week, so I was in heaven, as this is one of my most favorite types of wine. Plus it was super hot outside, and the pinot was very light and fresh.
Skirt: Boden Swishy Maxi Skirt. First reviewed by me here. I wanted to make this outfit a bit more conservative and more California casual, so I decided to go with a fuller sequined tee, the fedora, and a very "now" white clutch. The navy skirt is barely on sale (only $15 off full price), but the other colors are priced to sell.
Top: J. Crew Sample. I wore it last here. Definitely a different look this time, but sadly I still have an additional 10 pounds around my upper hips, so those green shorts are not happening right now.
Hat: J. Crew Factory. I wear this hat constantly in summer.
Clutch: Anthropologie Malmo Shoulder Bag. I bought this on ridiculous super sale. I had it in my shopping bag waiting for a good sale, and I nearly forgot about it...and one day I opened the shopping bag up and saw that this near $300 purse went on sale for $30. It is full grain leather, nicely lined, and with a pretty closure (you can see a close-up in the bottom photo).
Above is the polyvore.
You all have a great afternoon. Maybe, with any luck, I can get around to answering questions left for me in the comments. Maybe. ;)