Friday, May 11, 2012

Black Friday

Happy Friday!  I assure you no one died and I didn't flash forward to the day after Thanksgiving or anything.    Sometimes I struggle with what to wear on Fridays.  I love that I can wear jeans, but I struggle with coming up with outfits that aren't boring and still are nice enough for work.  So even though I'm on a color kick right now, I decided to go with this basic black shirt I bought last summer.  I thought I'd end up not being terribly excited by the results, but looking at these pictures, I actually really do like this.  I'm sure the accessories help a ton.  I also think that it's ok to go basic black every now and again too.  

 

Man I was tireddddd this morning when I was taking my pictures.  My boss thought it would be funny yesterday to switch our regular coffee to decaf without informing me of such first.  And I didn't realize it would be that huge of a deal until about halfway through the day, I could barely keep my eyes open.  I have this delicate balance when it comes to caffeine too - I pretty much want one cup of coffee in the morning.  I will occasionally freshen up that one cup so it ends up being more like 1 1/2 but really that is all I need.  And I have to pretty much stop drinking caffeine after noon if I have any hope of falling asleep at a decent time.  So, when I was falling asleep yesterday afternoon, I powered through without the caffeine.  By the time I woke up this morning I was super groggy and had that lovely withdrawal headache.  I stopped at my favorite coffee shop this morning and it was instant relief.  I'm a human again!


Gearing up for a somewhat busy weekend.  I have a happy hour after work today, then rehearsal with my music group.  Tomorrow we have another golf lesson and a church gig with our music group and then hopefully Mr. Monkey and I can grab some dinner out somewhere.  Sunday we are attempting to spend time with both of our mom's - doing breakfast with mine and a afternoon barbecue with his family.  So it'll be a little packed, but family is important and celebrating our mommas are important too!


Do you all have exciting weekend plans?  Happy Friday and Happy weekend everyone!

Outfit rundown:
T-shirt and jeans - Maurices
Shoes - DSW
Necklace - Stella and Dot
Earrings - Butterfly Boutique
Bracelet - Charming Charlie

24 comments :

  1. Happy Friday to YOU! Yay! TGIF, sister!

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  2. I am a big fan of Maurices jeans, they come in extra-short :)

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    1. And they fit so well! They're like perfect for everyone!

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  3. Have a lovely weekend:)
    ~Anne

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  4. I love your necklace...it really jazzes up a plain black tee! Have a great weekend, Beth!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  5. Happy Friday to you too! I do the same thing for my casual Fridays. You can never go wrong with a black top, jeans and flats. Your accessories really dress up your outfit. We're spending time with my mom this weekend. We'll probably do brunch and we'll be a bit spontaneous from there. Have a terrific weekend!

    Sylvia

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  6. Very simple and so chic at the same time!

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  7. Happy Friday! Sometimes basic black is exactly the right thing. I love the added accessories, they do jazz things up.

    OMG, I think I would have screamed at someone if they switched my coffee. I don't consume a lot of caffeine, but I need my one-caffeine-drink-a-day or I am a miserable person. Usually I drink caffeine-free coke and reserve my drink a day for coffee or a regular soda while out, but man! that's almost as bad as someone giving me diet (I have extremely bad reactions to sugar substitutes).

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    1. It was NOT pretty. I thought it tasted odd when I was drinking it and then after I had finished she's like, bet you couldn't even tell that was decaf. Um, YES I COULD!!!

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  8. i love your necklace! and as much as i love color, i always revert to black when i can't decide on an outfit! have a great weekend!

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  9. Decaf?! That is evil. Anyway - nothing wrong with doing the Johnny Cash thing every so often in all black. Your accessories DO make it interesting! Have a lovely weekend!

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  10. I think that counts as employee abuse, ha ha! What an awful thing to do!

    You look awesome - love this classy version of Casual Friday on you, Beth!

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  11. Switching your coffee was a low blow. Of course your body will react.

    I like the black top. Its design fits you so well.

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  12. Black is not boring when it fits you that well! I love that shirt on you!

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  13. Coffee is important! It is NOT COOL to give decaf! I need my 12oz in the morning or I not only suffer from headaches but total loss of personality. And sometimes kindness. Glad you got your fix!
    --TS

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  14. The accessories do add a lot to this outfit. Good choices. Very nice.
    Have a fun filled weekend!

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  15. Hey Bethie! You look totally slinky and lovely in this outfit! Your weekend sounds good! I also had a rehearsal with church music group (which I was late for as I have a serious case of the coughs so I wasn't going to go!). Had a lazy morning with washing, then nipped some clothes into a charity-shop (and bought 2 things) and then went to my Mum's! Went for a short cycle (only about 10miles) and were going to go lindyhopping but decided it was too late! So now monging around whilst CBC cooks dinner!

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  16. And the coffee thing was crueeeeeeeeeeeeeel!

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  17. I love how that necklace totally jazzes up that tee and jeans--what a cute look! I hope you had a nice weekend with your family!

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  18. Love how the black top and silver accessories took the look from casual to chic! Drinking coffee gives me a headache so I'm a wake-up naturally kind of gal- sometimes it takes me much longer than it should! Sounds like a busy bee weekend!

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  19. Wow, I love this classic look! Your boss is mean for switching you to decaf! Ugh! I would probably cry if that were me, lol.

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  20. Love this basic, classic look! That necklace really spices it up :)

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  21. Is your boss insane? :P

    Love the trouser jeans and long chain.

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