Monday, May 14, 2012

Inspiration Monday - Recaps and Repeats

Happy Monday friends!  Hope you all had good weekends.  We did, full as it was!  It's Monday - although for me it's actually already Tuesday because I took this coming Friday off - and it's Inspiration Monday as usual!  This week's pick is one of my favorite actresses - the lovely Reese Witherspoon.  I adore her and she's too cute rocking her little baby bump here.  I can guarantee there ain't no baby bump on me, but I still found a fun outfit to duplicate her look a bit!

So, the outfit I chose today is a duplicate of one I wore the very first week of my blog.  I'm not going to pull up the post for you though - it was so early on in my blog, my picture taking and formatting skills were abysmal, so if you really want to see it, you'll just have to dig through the archives yourself.  I think it looks far better today than it did back then!

This dress is comfy.  So comfy it's almost hard to believe it's not like a nightgown or something, I'm not kidding.  I thrifted it last year because the color blocking thing was just kind of getting popular and I'm glad it's still really popular this year.  I know I'll be wearing this dress a ton this summer.

So I may not be a mom to any humans, but as you all know I have two fur babies and they were both so sweet yesterday.  It's like they could sense it was Mother's Day or something.  They were in such a cuddly mood.  I love it when they want to cuddle!  We had a nice day overall, we took my mom out for coffee and hit up a bakery in Uptown Minneapolis that is known for it's cinnamon rolls (they are as big as your head).  We were worried when we pulled up and the line was out the door and down the block, but we got through the line fairly quickly.  My mom and I actually chose strawberry rhubarb scones, even though the place has yummy cinnamon rolls, they only have these scones in the spring and early summer and they are TO DIE FOR.  Yes I put that in caps, they are THAT YUMMY.  We took our goodies down by Lake of the Isles and it was really lovely.  In the afternoon we hung out at a barbecue with the Pants Monkey's family.  The men - which ended up just being Mr. Monkey in the end - cooked for the women.  So we didn't lift a finger, just drank margaritas and beer and then ate burgers and brats.  It was a really nice day!

Now this week is much calmer again, after a busy weekend like we had it will definitely be nice.  And oh yes, I have regular coffee again today.  I talked to my boss and politely let her know that it was really not ok with me to drink decaf and that I'm happy to make my own at home again if she needs to drink decaf - she was really cool with it and said she'd be happy to get regular coffee again.  She apologized too.  So all is well on that front!  

Whew, lots of babbling from me today!  You know the drill - check out the lovely two birds blog here for more Inspiration Monday outfits!  

Outfit rundown:
Dress - Gap, thrifted
Sweater - Lands End
Sandals - Merona, Target
Necklace - DIY by me
Earrings - Charming Charlie
Bag - thrifted
Sunnies - Old Navy


  1. Lovely outfit! That dress is gorgeous:) Have a good week!

  2. Beth, I totally LOVE jersey dresses. I swear, I can live in them! They are, indeed, super comfy-- and you look really relaxed in this outfit! Oh my,strawberry rhubarb scones sound really delicious right now.... yummm.

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
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  3. I had to laugh at the part about the decaf coffee, can't really drink that stuff myself either. I adore your color block dress, and yes I do hope they will be around for a long time.

  4. i know exactly which bakery you are talking about! yum!!! i'm so glad you had a great day!

  5. You are adorable!! I love the jealous you had such an awesome find!!

  6. What a cute colorblocked dress! Those scones sound amazing! I love it when my hubby bbqs because it means I don't have to cook :)

    The Tiny Heart

  7. Oooh what a lovely dress, so bright and pretty, it really suits you! It's funny what you said about the nightie because I really really considered wearing my current nightie for this Inspiration (just for the shot, not all day!) because it's a stripy blue and white one! I love comfy dresses!

  8. Did you say strawberry rhubarb scones? Mmmmmmmmmm!

  9. Omg that dress is sooo cute. It's perfect for the season, and looks like it's silky soft. My fur-babies were ultra sweet on Sunday too. I even had the big cats in my lap for awhile! Sounds like you had an excellent weekend.

  10. What a great inspiration and I love your dress!

  11. i like your outfit better than reese's! :) those scones sound divine.

  12. So glad that you enjoyed Mother's Day! I have two fur babies too, so I know what you mean. I enjoyed spending time with my mommy and it was wonderful! Your outfit is really pretty awesome. Great job Beth!

  13. That bakery sounds awesome. Wow. Glad your furry kids were sweet to you!

  14. I think that's a really fabulous color block dress....and it makes a perfect outfit for comfortable and breezy! I like the matching color block bag too. Your fur babies sounds fun and cute too!


  15. Sounds like you had a lovely time on Mother's Day. That dress looks great on you!


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