Monday, May 21, 2012

Inspiration Monday - Relaxed

And just like that my little three day weekend is over.  I really want to go back and do it all again, cause it was a good one.  My "Me Party" on Friday was delightful and the rest of the weekend was good too.  But first things first, it's Inspiration Monday.  Today's pick is Gwyneth Paltrow.  Her favorite role of mine to date may actually be Holly Holiday on Glee.  I know, lame right?

This isn't my favorite Inspiration Monday outfit but I did my best.  And I chose a horrible spot for pictures this morning so the sun kind of washed out the look in this first one.  I also skipped boots in favor of the new sandals I picked up on my day off!

So speaking of my day off, it really was nice.  I got an hour massage in the morning, then hit up Target and used a buy one get one half off coupon for shoes - two new pairs of sandals, heck yeah!  Headed home and did a self mani/pedi, listened to some favorite tunes and totally vegged.  So wonderful.  I also designed the new blog header you now see above.  Thank you Picasa.  What do you think?

Saturday we had our golf lesson, then I headed over to the Band of Thrifters sale, picked up a few new goodies and met the lovely Amanda.  Then I visited a friend stationed at a glass studio for this art festival that was going on in Northeast Minneapolis this weekend.  After that the Pants Monkey and I grilled fantastic burgers for dinner and watched movies.  Sunday it rained, so I was pretty much just lazy all day and that was nice too!  I think all weekends should be three days long.  I look forward to another one next weekend since it will be Memorial Day on Monday here in the US.

Here is a little more detailed shot of one of my new sandals.  They are a great color, kind of a pewter tone that is going to go with everything.  I like that they are a wedge shape too, I have so many flats and flip flops, but every now and then this short girl needs a little height boost!  The other pair I got is super colorful.  I can't wait to share them and the items I bought at the Band of Thrifters sale too!  

Mr. Monkey gets his own Me Party on Friday, so he'll have an extra long weekend.  I am a little jealous, but he deserves a day like that too.  We have our anniversary next weekend too, so it will be another good one I think!

As always, please visit the two birds blog over here for more Inspiration Monday outfits or to play along with us, it is always a ton of fun!

Outfit rundown:
Shirt - Decree, JCPenney
Skirt - DKNY, thrifted
Sandals - Merona, Target
Necklace - Butterfly Boutique


  1. I think the fitted top is a great choice. Looks great over your floral skirt. Your long weekend sounds wonderful. I think i need one too...:-) burgers, movies and rainy day are just perfect!


  2. i'm so glad you had a great weekend! vegging out is what we all need every once in a while! i love your springy colors, and buy one get one half that still going on???

    1. Yep - the coupon was good through June - it's on in the coupon section under accessories.

  3. Cute skirt! I love the sandals with this look-perfect for spring and summer!

  4. I'm glad you had such a great weekend! Thanks for visiting me at Art-a-Whirl!

  5. WOW! Two long weekends in a row AND an anniversary celebration?! You've got it good lady! Love your pretty new sandals and the color you have one your toes!

  6. Your day off sounds nice. We went to Art a Whirl, but didn't stay long because it was so crowded.

  7. Sounds like you had a great weekend, Beth! I need to investigate this Target shoes coupon because that is a GOOD deal!

    Enter my giveaway!

  8. Yay, you went for bright blue too! You look lovely here and I like the pattern on the skirt!
    Mmmm, massage sounds a good idea! Those sandals are gorgeous! There's two US shops (apart from Goodwill) that I'd love to visit and those are Modcloth and this Target I hear about! Half price offer sounds fab!

  9. Oh and I THOUGHT I hadn't seen that kermit picture before (brilliant!). Can I ask, HOW did you put a new header on? I'd love to do one but haven't got a clue how!

  10. Sounds like an incredible weekend! Love the new sandals, metallics are the perfect neutral. Also now that the weather is warm, full skirts are all I want to wear. I love yours. Gwyneth Paltrow always seems so 90s to me. I literally can't remember anything I've seen her in that's fairly recent. (I also don't watch much glee.)

    Congrats on the new header!

  11. Cute skirt! And I love your toenail polish color - I think I'm wearing the same one! Is it Essie?

  12. I love that pewter colour...goes with everything! Lovely outfit:)

  13. Ohhhh, I need to get me one of those too, massages and a nice weekend of shopping. Love your sandals, they look so comfy.

  14. i'm glad you had a great day off and long weekend - and that you scored some great shoes at target! i am still holding tightly onto my coupons hoping some shoes i like go on sale/clearance soon. the shoe dept is pretty slim these days (at least at my store). have a great week!

  15. I've gotten that same deal on and love it because I use it as an excuse to buy two pairs of shoes. :) Your new sandals really will go with everything and I love your polish color!


  16. I love those sandals. They are darling! Your skirt is quite lovely.

  17. Oooh, sounds like you had a really nice 3 days. Your new wedge sandals are super cute. Love your lilac? colored pedi.

  18. Oh, and I forgot to say that I really like your new blog header too.

  19. I love your sandals! they look comfy and pretty at the same time. :)
    Cheers, Everest


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