Monday, April 2, 2012

Inspiration Monday - Back to life, back to reality

Hello friends!  I'm back from a lovely weekend away with my Pants Monkey.  More about that in a minute.  First up, here is this week's Inspiration Monday model - Louise, who is she?  She's pretty enough.  I love her fun printed skirt and shoes.

I went for a slightly different look - same silhouette, but different color scheme and a much tamer skirt and shoes unfortunately as I didn't have fun shoes like that or even a super fun printed skirt.  I still like the result of my outfit though!  The Pants Monkey even said "well you look all sorts of cute today!"

So speaking of the Pants Monkey, as I said, we just got back from a little weekend getaway.  We had bought a Groupon type deal for a bed and breakfast in Duluth, MN - one of my favorite places in the world - and finally had the chance to use it this last weekend.  It was so nice and very relaxing!  The owners of the B&B were very friendly, the other couples that were staying as well were also nice and the breakfasts were super yummy.  We had a chance on Saturday to go to one of my favorite state parks and wander even though it was a bit chilly outside (in fact, to all you Twin Cities girls, I found snow!).  We stopped and got some amazing smoked fish and cheese and a bottle of wine for an afternoon snack and then later had dinner at our favorite brewpub up there.  We also played a lot of backgammon and I finally beat him in one game!  He usually beats me!

So now I'm playing catch up.  I haven't had a chance to read others thoughts on the remixing concept from Friday's FBFF topic so I hope to do some of that today and catch up with the rest of you as well.  It was a wonderful and much needed weekend, but as the song says now it's "back to life, back to reality."

For other Inspiration Monday looks or to play along yourself, head on over to the two birds blog here.

Outfit rundown:
Shirt - F21
Skirt - INC Concepts (thrifted)
Shoes - Rampage, DSW
Necklace - Maurices
Earrings - Charming Charlie


  1. that sounds like a fabulous weekend! except for the snow. i love duluth, they have some of the best thrifting (and hiking).

  2. your weekend get away sounds like fun! As for your outfit, pink and grey is a lovely combo. The pin striped skirt looks really cute on you.


  3. A very cute outift! Glad you and Pants Monkey had a great weekend getaway!

  4. I love visiting Duluth. It sounds like you had a fun trip.

  5. ok... I'm glad I'm not the only one. who is Louise Roe???

    Sounds like you had a blast of a weekend! I haven't been to MN yet, but I oh so want to go. I too am playing catch up but for very boring reasons :(

    LOVE the skirt!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  6. That skirt is so cute! And pink and grey is more "Beth-style" imo. Sounds like you had a lovely vacation.

    1. Thanks Megan! I think you are right, I do love pinks and grays together!! :)

  7. That sounds like my favourite kind of weekend- I love getting away, even if it's a few hours from my home, good to break out of routine! LOVE your skirt it is so cute- and love Pants Monkey's comment!

  8. Your weekend getaway sounds nice. I could use one of those soon!


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