Monday, April 30, 2012

Inspiration Monday - Nearly Perfect

And just like that it's Monday again!  Man the weekends go fast don't they?  We had a nice weekend in spite of some rather disgusting weather.  More on that in a moment.  Right now, it's Inspiration Monday and today we have cutie Emma Watson.  I was super excited when I saw this picture was chosen for this week because, I had pretty much everything to duplicate it.  It may be my best yet, and yes, I am bragging.  I don't care.  I'm excited.


Most of these pieces have been in my closet for ages, so this was a new way to use them, which also made me happy!  Also, I am excited to present my buttonflower from the fabulous Megan Mae - it adds such a fun feminine touch to my blazer!


So, it's supposed to be a nice day outside today - but this morning was kind of drizzly and gross.  It could still turn around, but unfortunately I just felt it was too wet and yucky to take pictures outside.  Anyway, I think that this outfit turned out pretty darn good.  It's always a nice feeling when that happens!!


As I said, we had a nice weekend.  We had a date night on Friday and went to what has probably become our favorite restaurant - Brasa in NE Minneapolis.  I'm not sure how I would describe Brasa, they do meats with unique and interesting spices, and they have some really neat sides.  We usually split a couple of the meats and a couple of sides as you can order small, medium, large of each.  It's just delicious.  After that we went home to watch a movie.  Saturday I got a hair cut and some new golf shoes.  Because the golf store was having a sale, we went back on Sunday and I got a new golf bag too.  The Pants Monkey and I are going to take lessons starting next weekend, even though we've golfed before, we want to work on some things, so having some new equipment is kind of fun!  Now we just need to hope the weather will hold out!


So now we're back to Monday.  Warmer weather this week it sounds like so my hope is to be in more skirts and dresses.  Minneapolis' famed "Summer of Dresses" kicks off tomorrow, while I don't know that I can swing that every day, I want to try and wear more dresses this summer, so we'll see how it goes!

For more Inspiration Monday fun, visit two birds here.

Outfit rundown:
Blouse - Banana Republic, thrifted
Blazer - two birds vintage via b. (a resale shop)
Skirt - American Eagle Outfitters (old)
Shoes - Merona, Target
Buttonflower - Megan Mae
Belt - unknown
Earrings - Stella and Dot

Edited to add - Bonus picture for Lori.  Lighting isn't the greatest, but here you go doll, outfit without blazer!


28 comments:

  1. i like your patterns paired together. and that pin is so cute! here's to warmer weather!! fingers crossed!

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  2. Brasa is yummy. I usually cal lit fancy Southern food.

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  3. Cute outfit! Happy golfing! I used to play in high school, but I was never anywhere near good. I basically did it to get out of gym class!
    --TS

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  4. I am a big fan of blazers at the moment! Glad you had a lovely weekend:)
    ~Anne

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  5. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I love your interpretation of Emma's outfit, so cute!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. LOVE IT! I totally wish I could have seen the top and skirt together by themselves though! And yes I think I'm being demanding LOL...

    I mean, don't get me wrong, I dig the blazer but I feel like you could rock a whole other different vibe without it and I feel like i need to see it in my life :) XO Lori

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    1. LOL, that was something I thought of too and totally forgot to do it! Because I was thinking the same thing, that the top and the skirt were so fun together! Just for you Miss Lori, perhaps a bonus picture a little later ;)

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    2. OMG I LOVE IT. Seriously, this is my fave outfit of yours ever! That skirt and top are perfect together and you look fantastic!

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    3. But for real, that top is just too freaking cute!!!!! TOOOO CUTE!

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    4. Thank you!! I think it might be one of my favorites too!!

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  7. You look so classic and adorable! Love that blazer/skirt combo on you...really flattering and fun. Plus that light blue colour is so pretty :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  8. Such a great interpretation of Emma's awesome outfit! And golf lessons sound REALLY fun!

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  9. OMG this is such a cute look. It's a perfect interpretation of the inspiration and it's perfect to showcase the buttonflower. The mixed prints look fabulous. I definitely want to see more of that skirt.

    Golf sounds like an interesting thing to get into. Good luck with it.

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  10. Emma Watson is just adorable! And you are, too! The flower pin is perfect and I love that cute skirt!

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  11. I especially love it without the blazer. That is such a cute combo! That top could be quite scandalous with jeans too. :)

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    1. Thank! I think you are right - I might try it with jeans sometime for a date night or a girls night or something! I'm seeing all sorts of new potential for it anyway!

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  12. Oh very good match!!!! You are allowed to brag!! We had disgusting weather too and I was out in it - ahrgh!

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  13. you're glowing in your outfit! that skirt is charming. your haircut looks fab. have fun with golf lessons. :)

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  14. Yay for warmer weather! It was wonderful to wear a skirt with no tights. I like the print of your skirt with the print of your blouse. Looks great!

    Jess
    fancypants514.blogspot.com

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  15. So so pretty Beth- that skirt is adorable and I love the buttonflower- such a great piece! Wow good for you- I don't think I'd be much good at golf (if miniature golf is any indication!)

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  16. Great outfit, Beth. I like the skinny belt with it.
    I noticed your hair right off. It looks so pretty.

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  17. I wanted to do this one, but I just didn't get a chance. So sad, because I love Emma's outfit--and yours even more! I used to have this same exact skirt, only the red version. It was amazing and awesome and everything I wanted in a skirt, but then I lost weight and it didn't fit anymore. So sad.

    Is it bad that I have no idea what the Summer of Dresses is? Wow.

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    1. Summer of Dresses is something a group of Minneapolis girls started because our summers are so short, it got some press and stuff and has grown in popularity a bit and I think they're on their 3rd year.

      And thanks, I love this skirt too, I will be sad when I can't wear it anymore! I think I remember the red one too.

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  18. Oh I love this look, I think you recreated it perfectly and you look lovely for Spring!

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  19. You look lovely. Great spring outfit!

    sylvialovespink.com

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  20. lovely outfit! You look really smart chic. I like how you teamed a soft delicate floral top and skirt with a sharp jacket, nice contrast! It worked for your really well!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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