Monday, July 2, 2012

Inspiration Monday - Hot, hot, hot

Hey peeps! I may be off of work today, but I'm still doing Inspiration Monday because I loved today's look so much! I have two outfits to share in fact! So here's our inspiration model, Miss Eva Mendes.  Love her!!

So here is my "night look" for today.  It is a very dear friend of mine's birthday today.  We've been friends since kindergarten, so her and I are celebrating by going to the beach and then meeting our hubbys later for dinner.  I plan to wear this outfit for dinner, but threw it on to run a couple of errands today.

And holy moly is it HOT outside.  Super hot.  There are no words for it hot.  Fortunately this dress is jersey knit so it's going to keep me plenty cool and I can always remove the blouse and go sleeveless!

Below here is what I'll be spending most of my day in - a swimsuit and coverup!  It is kind of a boring swimsuit, but I realized this look kind of fits the inspiration too!

Cannot wait to just sit in the water and get cool.  The only way to beat this heat and humidity!!  Gotta run, so not much else to share today.  Hope you are all staying cool too, I know this heat is affecting most of the country right now, even some of you up in Canada are getting heat I've heard!

And you know the drill - head over here to two birds to see other Inspiration Monday looks!

Outfit one:
Dress - American Eagle (old)
Blouse - Banana Republic, thrifted
Sandals - Chaps, Kohls
Necklace - thrifted

Outfit two:
Swimsuit - Old Navy
Skirt - Merona, Target (old)


  1. Well done on the inspiration, Beth!

  2. i love it...two birds with one stone (heehee). you need to wear tight things at your natural waist more really is a flattering look on you and shows off your tiny waist!

  3. You look lovely - I like the shirt tied at the waist.

  4. 2 for the price of 1! I like seeing 2 outfits! I really really like your first outfit Bethie (I also like it when you are near the end of the 2birds link, then I get to look forward to and anticipate what you are going to wear!), so pretty and cool! It really suits you. Love the swimsuit too but am dead jealous of you if you get to go swimming!!!

  5. I love where that shirt is hitting you! So great!
    I spent Saturday at the pool at my friends' complex. So relaxing and a great way to beat the heat. It feels like 106 degrees up here today, so I'm watching far too much tv in front of the air conditioning. Have fun at the beach!

  6. I love the tied blouse. It creates a great layered look that's still cool for summer. Hope you're enjoying the water! I've still managed to not go by the pool despite the heat this summer. I actually prefer swimming in winter because the indoor pool is less crowded. lol!

  7. Very cool looking! Hope you have a fun day:)

  8. I hope you enjoy your friend's birthday tonight! You look great--nothing beats a cute LBD. And I like your swimsuit too, it's very glamorous :)

  9. SO cute how you recreated the look with a dress instead of separates :) Have a wonderful time at the beach and out to dinner with your friend!

    The Tiny Heart

  10. The jersey dress looks comfortable. I think I need a pool, or at least some ice cream.

  11. Oh don't let the fact that we have polar bears in certain parts of the country fool you- Canada is HOT right now (warmer than when I was in LA a couple of weeks ago) We get the worst of both worlds- freezing and snow in the winter, and heat and humidity in the summer- we're troopers I tell ya! Love the simple jersey dress with white blouse and I hope you had a lovely time at the beach!

  12. Stay cool -- the heat is oppressive here.

  13. Your dress is darling. I've been wearing more dresses myself lately while trying to stay cool in these horrible temperatures.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  14. You are right- your pool get up totally fits the inspiration Monday criteria! Too funny girl. I wish I spent yesterday by the pool- jealous!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

  15. I'm so jealous of your day at the beach! Love the tied shirt look on you though...I need to be brave and give that a try!



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