Well, hello and happy Monday friends! Did you all have good weekends? I don't want to brag, but mine was super fantastic. And it was so needed. My week last week was less than ideal, I never like to overshare or anything on the ole blog here, but I felt like junk most of the week thanks to my lady business, so when the weekend came and I was feeling more human, that in itself was a victory. But I had many fun times this weekend too and some relaxing times so life was just good!
This week's Inspiration Monday is the lovely Marion Cotillard, right now all I can remember her from is Big Fish, but anyway, she's got a nice floral thing going on here.
So it's going to be 100 degrees F today - no joke - so I knew a sundress was a MUST. And I didn't really have a floral one that I felt worked with this theme, so instead I went for the cut/color of this dress and kind of went from there. Plus, I haven't worn this one yet this summer so it was a good time to break it out!
Back to my weekend - I was fortunate enough to hit up all three of the sales I mentioned last week! I Google mapped them and discovered they were all minutes away from each other. I got myself going by about 10:00 and first hit up the two birds garage sale and chatted with the awesome Megan and Nora Bird, bought mostly summer items but also a very sweet pair of boots that I can't wait to wear when it gets cooler again! From there I headed to Mighty Swell Vintage - it was busy there but I scored a blouse and a denim vest. Finally I headed to Band of Thrifters and was able to say hello to the fabulous Amanda. Took home a t-shirt and a skirt from there. The best part of all this shopping? I set myself a budget for the day and I stuck to it! I didn't go over at all! I was so proud of myself! And now my summer shopping ban commences - the rules are pretty simple though this time, it's not that I'm not allowed to shop at all - but no more summer clothes this year. I can start looking for Fall if I want to, but I'm not bringing even one more item of summer clothing into my closet until 2013!
After my successful shopping trip I headed home and the Pants Monkey and I had a lovely afternoon together, we got to visit a brewery in town we have never been to before and it was so fun! And then we had dinner out and home to a movie. It really just was the best kind of day! Sunday I did not end up either cleaning my closet out or watching chick flicks, I spent some time with my parents while Mr. Monkey was at his class and then the class got over early and he was back home again. But even so, it was also a nice day! Overall it was a good and much needed weekend! Next weekend should be more of the same as it's another weekend off from our music group, so that will be awesome.
Don't forget to head over to the two birds blog to see the other Inspiration Monday outfits!
Dress - BCBG Maxima (thrifted)
Necklace - Maurices
Bracelet - Target
Shoes - Issac Mizrahi for Target (thrifted)