Monday, June 11, 2012

Inspiration Monday - Two for one

Happy Monday everyone! I am doing my very best to combine two challenges for the price of one today!  It's like a buy one get one free sale!  Today is day one of Megan Mae and Keely's This or That Trends challenge and it's Two Birds Inspiration Monday.  And somehow I think I found something that works for both.  Or maybe I'm crazy.  I probably am.  

So first of all, here is our Inspiration Monday model.  Kate Bosworth.  This is a very fun laid back look, though I'm not too sure about the shoes....

So, first of all, it's a bit too warm for a sweatshirt, though it is cooler today, so I chose a lighter weight top.  Second of all, I love her long maxi mint skirt, but I don't have anything like that (wish I did though!).  And third of all, for today's This or That, the theme is Solid Brights or Bold Print - so I chose bold print.  I also think that my bold print sort of represents her crazy shoes, but that just might be my wacky brain thinking too much!

So, that's my look.  And yes, it's a dress as a skirt again and one you've seen quite often here, I love this dress.  I have had it for a really long time too, and I'm not giving it up yet!  I figured my favorite new Gussy bag here could also serve as a bold print - though I almost went totally nutso and switched to my bright pink bag to cover the "solid brights" portion of the This or That challenge.  I think that may have dialed up the crazy a bit too much.

So did you all have good weekends?  Ours was good though packed.  Saturday we had a graduation open house and ran a bunch of errands.  We were able to relax with a movie in the evening.  Yesterday we did two morning masses with our music group and it was so warm in the church even with the air on that it ended up taking a lot out of me.  We went home and I pretty much did not move from the couch all day long.  The Pants Monkey was much more industrious than I was, he brewed a test batch of a new beer.  Excited to see how this one comes out.  We kept it lazy and had pizza night before it stormed.

It should be a fun week around here, not only is the This or That challenge going on all week, but we're nearing my one year blogging anniversary and I'll be announcing a very exciting first ever giveaway in celebration!  You won't want to miss it, so stay tuned!!

For more fun with Inspiration Monday, visit the two birds blog here.  To check out others participating in the This or That Summer Trends challenge, you can check out Megan Mae here or Keely here.  Lots of linky fun for all!

Outfit rundown:
Shirt - Mossimo, Target
Dress as skirt - Ragstock
Bag - Gussy Sews
Necklaces - Stella and Dot
Earrings and bracelet - thrifted
Sandals - Merona, Target


  1. Gorgeous skirt, Miss B! I love those colours and intricate pattern.

    <3 Cambria

  2. Great interpretation of the themes! I love the skirt!

  3. i love your bohemian take on the outfit! your shoes are definitely better than hers! it sounds like a packed, but relaxing weekend...which, in my opinion, are the best!

  4. Love your inspiration look and your skirt is very pretty! (: xoxox

  5. I like that print, and the bag is really cute.

  6. Love the print in your skirt:) Have a lovely week!

  7. The skirt is definitely zany enough to make up for those trainers! Such a pretty ladylike top!

  8. Love the print on your skirt! And you are right that it is too warm for a sweatshirt!

  9. Hmmm, I'm definitely not sure about Kate's boots. What are those??? I'm glad you didn't go get yourself a pair of those! hahaha. I really like the print on your skirt, Beth!

    ♥ laura
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  10. Congrats on fusing multiple challenges! I love the skirt, especially with those metallic sandals. I've had a good but extremely busy weekend. I love it, but whew! is it exhausting.

  11. Hello Beth!

    I love using my dresses as skirts at times too! I love your interpretation! I love Inspiration Monday, it's very fun to participate in it. Your bag is very cute, bright and happy! :)
    Here's wishing you a great week ahead!


  12. I love how you use your inspiration to build an outfit! Your paisley skirt is so beautiful! Sounds like you had a fun weekend :)

  13. Love the dress! I enjoy your way of thinking. Your bag is sooooo cute!

  14. Hanging out on the sofa and having pizza sounds awesome. Glad you had a good weekend!

  15. Love that you worked two different inspirations into one outfit! The white top and patterned skirt are a great combination for spring! Can't wait to see what else you put together for the Fashion Challenge!


  16. congrats on your near one year of blogging! i like the dress as a skirt, & your sandals look perfect with it too. it's not crazy at all. i say bring on more crazy! ;)

  17. It's not crazy!! i love the outfit!


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