Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sharing smiles

Often times I choose a bag to match my outfit, but today, I decided to match my outfit to my current bag.  I was remarking yesterday that I also tend to pick a rather neutral outfit the day after I wear a colorful one.  Keeps it interesting right?

It was a gorgeous night here in MN last night.  Perfect MN summer evening.  We met some friends for drinks at a vodka bar in St. Paul and sat on the patio there.  It was perfection, especially when the sun started to go down and they turned on these fun lights.  I love those kind of evenings and I try to file them away in a memory box in my mind for bad days or days in the dead of winter when I'm asking myself why I live here again!

Tonight should be another good weather night.  Mr. Monkey is going golfing with my dad.  Do you know how much that makes me smile?  It is something I always hoped for when I married him, that someday he'd share something like that with my dad, so it just warms my heart that the two most important men to me are bonding and spending time together.  While he is doing that I'll be catching up with an old friend who has just moved back to town.  And there will be puppies.  And that makes me smile too!

Apparently I'm just in a really good mood today!  I think it is because I started my day off right, listening to my Songza app and choosing the Feel Good 90's mix.  Nothing like music of your youth to get you going right?  You know what else makes me smile?  Pippin.

Gee, maybe instead of telling people I dressed to match my purse I should tell them I dressed to match my cat today.  It almost works!  I hope my smiles bring a smile to you today!

Outfit rundown:
Jacket - Thrifted (Clothes Mentor)
Tank top - Old Navy
Capri pants - Mossimo, Target (old)
Necklace - thrifted
Earrings and bracelet - Charming Charlie
Sandals - Duck Head 
Bag - Butterfly Boutique


  1. Love your bracelet and watch! Not to mention that gray jacket...it's really flattering and pretty on you!

    <3 Cambria

  2. Sweet kitty! Aw...

    Love the fitted jacket - it's so cute.

  3. Very cute outfit! Neutral, but classy! And yay for happy days :) Last night was a ton of fun!

  4. i love reading optimistic posts like this. something about this amazing weather puts us all in a good mood, i think! i love that your dad and hubby are golfing together, too. and puppies? you can never go wrong with puppies! have fun tonight!

  5. I like your outfit. It's a good mix of greys and blacks. My husband hangs out with my brothers sometimes, and like you, it makes me smile knowing that the important people in my life are bonding together. Enjoy your day!

  6. I'm glad you're in a good mood! that's always a day booster :) I have never thought of matching my purse with my outfit before! haha. I love the darker colors in this outfit!

    ♥ laura
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  7. Haha, how cute that you match Pippin! Warm summer nights are the best, aren't they?

    The Tiny Heart

  8. I love your jacket! Great outfit:)I would give anything to sit out with a drink at night but it is so cold:( Enjoy your day!

  9. Awww...I am so happy that you are so happy! I love this jacket on you! It compliments your figure and shows off your tiny waist! A drink on a patio sounds so lovely. I am excited to do that again in about a month!

  10. bethie, what a heartwarming post! see your minnesota summer is when your weather is nice. in texas, our summers are stifling. we have good weather in spring, fall, & sometimes winter. your blouse is very pretty too. :)

  11. Aww I frequently flip-flop between dark and bright outfits. I like balance. Also omgomgomg Pippin is such a cutie! Look at that paw. Aww.

  12. Love your jacket! I rotate between brights and neutrals too, keeps things interesting and my office mates on their toes. Such a cute kitty!

  13. Sometimes we just need a day of nothing but neutrals! I think blacks and grays always look so professional though. Love that jacket!


  14. Your cheerful mood is infectious! :) You look really pretty in this outfit, I really love that wrap top on you and it's great when you get to really enjoy your city! Speaking of MN, I just found out I'm going on a work trip to Minneapolis (staying at the Grand Hotel) July 27-29. My schedule is jammed pack but hoping I have some downtime- is that anywhere near you?

  15. You always do make me smile...not just today. You just seem like such a genuinely nice and positive person.
    I love that jacket and your accessories look great too.

  16. Glad to hear you're so happy! And I'm jealous of your good weather - we've had lousy storms all week. Cute look, and you do kind of match Pippin :)

  17. I love your little jacket...great find! It's so adorable! I love neutral outfits. I just can't be colorful all the time :) Love your bag. It will go with everything.

  18. Super cute jacket, looks terrific on you!


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