Friday, May 4, 2012

Color infusion

I've been obsessed with color all of a sudden.  I don't know why.  I suppose it is spring getting under my skin.  I can't get enough of orange and peach tones specifically.  There's only one problem with my recent color obsession - my closet is full of a lot of neutrals. I didn't really realize it until recently. It's mostly in the "tops" department.  I just don't want to get bored this summer, so I think I'll be looking for some colorful additions to perk things up a bit in my closet.  I did manage to pull something pretty darn colorful and cheery today however!

Today is a day I would totally play hooky if I could.  It's not quite as warm as yesterday, but that's ok with me.  I'm not a hot weather loving kind of girl.  It's nice and sunny and comfortable and I'd love to be at home on my deck with my laptop and a book.  Speaking of, I was asked how I'm liking my new laptop.  I am not liking my new laptop - I am LOVING it.  I don't know how I lived without it, for real.  I'm feeling the pinch from buying it just a little, but it was so worth it.

The Pants Monkey and I have our first golf lesson this weekend.  We do both know how to play, but signed up for some intermediate lessons to try and improve a bit.  So as long as it's not raining tomorrow, we'll have a one hour lesson. I'm looking forward to it.  I am not looking to win the LPGA or anything but I would like to feel a bit more confident in my game when I'm out on the course!  No other major plans for the weekend which is nice.  I am hoping to make it to the Mighty Swell Vintage sale going on this weekend and maybe a little thrift shopping too.  We will see how things are going.

This next picture I look pissed in. I assure you I was not, I got distracted by something and then turned back right when the flash went and it caught me off guard.

But it is a good picture otherwise!  I promise this isn't ANOTHER new bag.  I have had this bag for several years now and thought it would be cute with my outfit.  I'm getting into the dangerous habit I get into in the summer of wanting to match my bag to my outfit.  I am going to try NOT to do that this year, but today, I couldn't help myself.  I need to let the thrift store bag I shared earlier this week air out, it still doesn't smell that great.  I did get some good suggestions though, so hopefully I'll freshen it up a bit!

Oh before I forget, I was asked how yesterday went with the shoes I wore all day.  My feet were a little sore by day's end, but it wasn't horrible. And with that, I bid you adieu.  Have a fantastic weekend!

Outfit rundown:
Tank top - Tribal (from cousin)
Sweater - New York and Company (old)
Jeans - LOFT (thrifted)
Sandals - Italian Shoemaker via DSW
Necklace - jerseymaids via Etsy (gift from a friend)
Earrings and bracelet - Stella and Dot
Bag - Lillian's Shoppes


  1. Aww I am loving this look, it is very sweet :) I am getting more into orange lately, I am not really sure what is up with that since I have always loved cooler colors :P

    Glad to hear that the lappy is working out!

  2. I'm starting to get into brighter colors myself. I think that's a good thing :) You look wonderful in these colors and I really like your bag! Have a great weekend!

  3. I love your purse today!! Super cute outfit too :)

  4. The orange and yellow looks wonderful together! I also realized I had a lot of boring neutrals and I've been trying to change that. Have a great weekend!

    The Tiny Heart

  5. Hurrah for orange! Several people were wearing it at school today (I was not- I was boring wearing mostly black!) and it is quintessential summer!
    Your cardie looks really soft- is it?

    1. It's actually not that soft if you can believe it! It's not uncomfortable, but it's not super soft.

  6. I really like those two colours together, Beth!

    Good luck with your golf lesson. :)

  7. Hooray! I love orange and yellow. They just scream sunny spring/summer days. Also omg, that bag. I am not a bag person (most due to space), but you really make me look closer at bags and want to buy mooore!

    1. I was excited that color blocking seems to be so popular this year because I knew that meant this bag would be on trend. I don't have a ton of storage either and have pretty much limited myself to a drawer - if it doesn't fit in the drawer, it goes to my mom or it gets donated!

  8. I adore orange and it goes great with the yellow cardi! I love swapping my bags too in summer:) Have a lovely weekend!

  9. Well good luck on your golf lesson ms.sporty! :) LOVE orange and yellow on you and that bag is so funky! I think all employers should give out personal days so we didn't have to play hooky!

  10. Very nice color-combo. And I'm with ya on orange -- I wore orange lipstick for the first time today and liked it. Enjoy the weekend.

  11. Such great cheerful colors! Love the purse with the outfit.
    I just cannot NOT smile in photos or I look like I'm really mad. haha I've tried numerous times, but those photos get sent to the trash can right away. I look pitiful. ha Some people have such an amazing photographic range... so full of different expression and emote so wonderfully without smiling all the time(Dawn-Suitcase Vignettes for example)... I just haven't tapped into that yet. I love the abandon and joyfulness you are able to convey in your photos.

  12. I can't get enough color right now either! I love these pretty colors on you too. I want to play hooky tomorrow, but I probably will end up going to work. :(


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