Monday, June 22, 2015
OOTDs: Rest of Georgia on My Mind.
Day: Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
Where: Atlanta to visit the World of Coke Museum, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Varsity for dinner.
Ease of Wear: (5 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) God bless you, Garnet Hill. I can always count on them to make jersey dresses that are sublimely comfortable, beautifully made, and in gorgeous bright colors and patterns. The Born sandals I have had for years and I finally realized that I had to bring the straps in a notch, which made them fit my narrow foot better. I wish that lightbulb moment had occurred earlier. :-)
Outfit Details: Dress, Garnet Hill (find this version from last year and this year's version here, I have bought the navy floral from the current year and have plans to wear it soon); Sandals, Born, but there is a similar style from Clarks available at Amazon.com here; Necklace, Madewell here; Sunglasses, Anthropologie.
Anecdote of the Day: Two things! 1. At the World of Coke, they have this amazing tasting room with all the flavors of soda throughout the world. I am not really a soda person (though I was as a kid), but it was a blast trying them all out. My favorite from when I was a child in Germany was there, Mezzo Mix (I also drank Spezi, which is similar), I was giddy with excitement over remembering it. It is now my mission to find it at the German Gourmet store up the road from my house. 2. We took the kids to the dolphin show at the Georgia Aquarium and since I have never seen dolphins up close, I didn't know what to expect. Although the show was super cheesy (it was bordering on Stilton, you all), I get the love dolphins get now, they are pretty darn magical creatures.
INSTAGRAM HERE (outfit).
INSTAGRAM HERE (day in Atlanta).
Where: Watch the movie Inside Out.
Ease of Wear: (4.5 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) It's made by me for both my husband and me, so I would think his would also be a 4.5. (You can read more on that sewing adventure here at my blog post for Fabric Mart's blog, where I am a regular contributor.) I always find sitting in movie theaters in a dress is weird, but overall not an uncomfortable night.
Outfit Details: Dress, handmade from this Japanese Pattern Book (you can find a copy of it at Amazon.com); Sandals, Target here, but if you want the real thing (Birkenstock Arizona), you can find them here at zappos.com; Necklace, Target; Sunglasses, Anthropologie.
Anecdote of the Day: So there are volcanoes on our clothes (Mt. Fuji to be precise), and the intro cartoon before Inside Out was called "Lava," about a lonely volcano singing about wanting to find his Lava Love. It was such a sweet little cartoon and I felt it was serendipitous we wore these clothes that night. ;-)
INSTAGRAM HERE and HERE.
Where: Steak and Shake. Yes, I dressed up for Steak and Shake. :-) Earlier in the day I had been at a pond/pool in Cohutta, GA.
Ease of Wear: (4.5 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) I love this dress. I actually decided to get the blue version of this dress (similar pattern but not the same), I love it that much. It is a touch short, but I wear enough conservative dresses otherwise, it is nice to let my legs out from time to time. I wore this one a few weeks back, btw.
Outfit Details: Dress, Target here (the version I am wearing in this post is here and the version I just purchased is here); Sandals, Target here, but if you want the real thing (Birkenstock Arizona), you can find them here at zappos.com; Necklace, Madewell here; Sunglasses, Anthropologie.
Anecdote of the Day:
INSTAGRAM HERE (outfit).
INSTAGRAM HERE (day at pool).
Where: Drive home from Georgia to Virginia.
Ease of Wear: (4 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) I was comfortable enough, but it is really hard to be comfortable in anything when sitting in a car for twelve hours straight. The Turner pants do well considering. :-)
Outfit Details: Turner Pants, J. Crew here; Top, Zara; Sandals, Target here, but if you want the real thing (Birkenstock Arizona), you can find them here at zappos.com; Necklace, Madewell here; Sunglasses, Anthropologie.
Anecdote of the Day: You all probably think my Steak and Shake obsession is weird, but my husband adores something even weirder, Krystal. Most southerners will understand, either with me in my "ugh, more Krystal," or with my husband in the "OOOOH, Krystal." Krystal serves these steamed burgers and hot dogs and fries, and while it's *okay,* that's kind of low praise from me considering I'll eat almost anything. Anyhow, Mr. Dina HAS to get at least one last meal at Krystal before we leave Tennessee, so we always have to stop right outside of Knoxville to grab his grub.
Their sweet tea is awesome, though!
Okay, that's all for now. I am so glad I was able to write this post up. Our internet has been really spotty since getting home, and since I can't blog from my phone (I mean maybe I could, but no thank you, very very much), I have been unable to do much. It should be fixed up real soon.
You all have a great Monday night!