Monday, July 23, 2012

Inspiration Monday - Dot, dot, dot

Well here we are on Monday again.  As wonderful and reliable as Friday is at showing up each week, it's annoying sibling Monday is just as reliable at coming back each week too!  At least Inspiration Monday makes it a little more tolerable!  Here is Kristin Cavallari from The Hills - a show I just never got into back in the day.  But I still like her fresh look here.


I chose to dress it up a bit for work.  I don't really have the right kind of striped top, but I figured polka dots were the next best thing right?  And a purple skirt instead of pants too.  And another excuse to wear these sandals from Old Navy so I can feel like I'm making them more worth the purchase!  


So as I said in my post yesterday, I'd talk more about my weekend.  It was hectic but good.  Thanks for the compliments on my dress for the wedding I sang at.  It was an interesting wedding.  The people in charge at the church are kind of scatterbrained and fly by the seat of your pants.  When I was getting married that just would not have worked for me.  I was way too anal about details!  Anyway, it was a lot of fun to sing at the wedding and of course, it made me nostalgic for my own.  The birthday party for my friend was fun too, though a lot of her family and friends with children were there, so we scooted out after about an hour, but then were able to have a nice movie night at home.


Yesterday we went over the craft fair I had mentioned last week.  It was so fun.  Lots of booths and two food trucks.  We tried out food from both of the food trucks since this was the first time either of us had an opportunity to do so!  I got a super cute charm from Erin and I may have bought the purse you see in the above pictures. Yeah I know I have a problem.  I'll actually talk more about this new purse in another post - it won't be a vlog this time, promise - because it seriously is rocking my world.  Apparently this purse also rocks Pippin's world.  Or she really didn't want me to leave the house this morning.


I swear Taylor does cute things too, I just never seem to get them on my camera as easily as I do with Pippin!  Anyway, after the craft fair we stopped at the 1st birthday party for our friend's daughter for a pretty short time and then crashed at home watching re-runs of Monk.

Finally today I'm guest blogging on The Pants Monkey's homebrew blog about women and homebrewing - check it out if you're so inclined, it's over here.  As always, don't forget to visit the two birds here to see the other Inspiration Monday looks.

Outfit rundown:
Shirt - F21
Skirt - Ragstock
Necklace - Maurices
Shoes - Old Navy
Bag - Jenna Lou Designs

22 comments:

  1. Awesome shoes & lovely purple skirt! I am sooo in the same boat about weddings, I am way too detailed.

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  2. polka dots and stripes are like fun cousins, so yes, this is a perfect inspiration choice! it sounds like a great weekend! i was gone all weekend, so i am just now getting to look at your wedding pics...off to do that now!

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  3. I love your skirt and bag! Have a great week:)
    ~Anne

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  4. Love the outfit today! Plus a skirt will help keep you somewhat cool since it's so warm today! Enjoy your day :)

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  5. What a pretty purple skirt! Aw, Pippin is so cute. I love it when cats do that.

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  6. I love how you swapped the stripes for the polka dots, another super cute print! I just looked at your post on the wedding and that dress you wore is gorgeous!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. I love how you've interpreted the inspiration! Well done! And I'm so glad someone else gets my obsession with purses- I'm not alone! ;)
    --Vivienne

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  8. I love the inspiration post. And not just because I own three striped boatneck blouses...

    You look fresh and pretty today. Congrats on the new purse! Our kitten is fascinated with my Sak. She rubs it and kneads it. Weird.

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  9. I personally think those Old Navy wedges could go with EVERYTHING :) They are just the cutest shoes ever!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  10. Love that you made the inspiration outfit work for you. Purple and polka dots is such a great combo. And those shoes are super fun! Hope you had a great weekend!

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  11. Love your look today -- great way to adapt the inspiration look for your work and real life :)

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  12. You totally nailed the look and anything with polka dots is grand in my book! Those shoes are fantastic as well. Sounds like a busy but fulfilling weekend.

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  13. I love kids but for me and my man (as childless adults) we don't enjoy outings as much when there are kids involved- that will change some day! This is hands down my fave outfit on you to date- I can't get enough of those shoes and purple is such a fab colour on you! I think I will be OCD about details when I get married too!

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  14. Those sandals are so fun, and I love your polka dot top. I'm such a polka dot fanatic these days :)

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  15. I'm so glad you got another opportunity to wear these shoes!! Love them! :)

    Jess - J's Style
    fancypants514.blogspot.com

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  16. Fabulous purple skirt and the gorgeous blue shoes return! So fabulous.

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  17. Pretty purple skirt! I think it looks great with my favorite shoes :) I love how your kitty also rocked your gorgeous handbag...LOL!

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  18. Cute outfit! I love the skirt! Thank you so much for stopping to see me at No Coast too :)

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  19. I think you look great! Love your take on the inspiration. ;) I got your wonderful package today - Love it all! Thank you so much. Your package is in the mail. ;) Let me know when you get it! ;)

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  20. I love your interpretation of this - I opt for skirts and dresses over pants all the time :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  21. I thought about doing polka dots instead too! Great minds think alike! Your outfit looks beautiful! Sorry I am late to the IM party, I was out last night!

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  22. popping over from two birds
    i like that you wore a skirt and who doesn't love polka dots, they are stripes sibling right??
    brett

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