Monday, September 10, 2012

For the love of Lynne

Gasp, no Inspiration Monday again.  Love the look the birds picked, but I couldn't quite pull it together while being out of town this weekend.  We had a great, though cold, weekend away!  It's hard to be back at work today, Mr. Monkey was smart and took today off as well, I wasn't quite that smart!  Anyway, what helps today is while I'm not doing Inspiration Monday, I do have something else fun to share!

A little while back, the fabulous Lynne of Practical Paralegalism emailed me and said she had a new with tags Michael Kors shirt that she bought from Ross and couldn't use and wanted to know if I'd like it.  It was exactly my size, so I said, sure!  Then her daughter got sick and all those life things that get in the way sometimes and I was rather busy myself, so I kind of forgot about it.  I got home from work on Thursday and there was a large box sitting in front of my door.  I'm like, ok all my jewelry came, this must be for the Pants Monkey.  I picked it up and saw it was for me and it was from Lynne - and it was heavy.  I'm thinking holy cow!  I went inside and opened it up and it was like Christmas!  Not only did she send me the Michael Kors shirt, she also sent a few other items, including an amazing dress I can't wait to share because it fits me like a glove!

So anyway, I sure hope I'm not embarrassing her too much - but this was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done, I hope to repay the favor soon!  In honor of Lynne and her fantasticness, I named my outfit today "The Lynne".  I am wearing the Michael Kors shirt, some nice dress pants and dressy shoes and I topped it off with my obi belt from Megan Mae, because Miss Lynne is a huge fan of Megan Mae items - you should see how ladyfriend styles them, let me tell you, she's super creative. And this might just be a new purse I may have bought up north this weekend. Cough, really need that shopping ban now, cough.

So anyway, Lynne, I know I've already thanked you via Twitter and your blog, but I had to give you another shout out here, thank you, thank you, you are the best!!  I can't wait to show off the other items that worked out well for me!!

Some more photography challenges this morning.  I remember having these same issues last Fall too.  So, I added this one from indoors as soon as I got to work today, but I didn't have my tripod so it didn't turn out too much better.  Yeah, first world blogger problems!  I just don't want to use a big SLR camera, I really like the portability of my point and shoot!  Might be time for an upgrade though.  We'll see.  Happy Monday! And PS, even though I'm not over there today, go visit the two birds to see all the Inspiration Monday looks!

Outfit rundown:
Shirt - Michael Kors, from Lynne
Pants - Old Navy (last year)
Shoes - Madden Girl, thrifted
Necklace - S&D
Bracelet - Charming Charlie
Obi belt - Megan Mae Daily


  1. Super cute!! What a gorgeous shirt!

  2. How lucky are you!! Love the shirt and how you styled it with the obi belt:) Have a good week!

  3. Love the outfit! That's an awesome shirt - love the color!

  4. One of my favourite looks on you! Love the burgundy and grey!

  5. How sweet! This top is gorgeous how you paired it with the gray pants and the obi belt.

  6. Aww how nice of her to send you all those goodies! Hope the first day back at work after your trip isn't too painful :)

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  7. how sweet is she! I love that top on you. The color is really pretty!

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  8. You look amazing, Bethie! Love the burgundy and grey. Such a great color combo for fall! ;)

  9. That is so so sweet of her, the top is amazing and suits you to a tee!

  10. Fab-u-lous! Lynne is the best at finding perfect pieces for people. Shopping with her is a total blast. Glad she was able to send you a bunch of lovely goodies. The obi looks perfect with the burgundy. And omg that bag! Kicking myself for now being on a shopping ban.

    Hope you get back in the swing of things quickly. Having a busy weekend does make for a rough start on Monday.

  11. This post made me smile! Lynne is a wonderful blogger and lady. That skirt is darling on you and I love the color. Pairing it with the dress pants look so polished and chic. I think it would also be adorable dressed down with jeans or a skirt. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Beth!


  12. You look so wonderful! and how super sweet of her to do that! I am loving the fall colors here :)

    (I shouldn't be an enabler but that bag looks fantastic!)

  13. Beth, that top looks amazing on you. I am so glad it fit, and the color is beautiful with your complexion.

    What's really funny is that I styled an MMD obi belt today, too, and took really fast pics indoors in my office by setting the camera on the edge of my desk. You would love a DSLR. Dear Hubby ordered a remote wireless for it, which I hope will improve my photo quality. Yep. First world problems :P

  14. That's a pretty cute shirt! I like the color on you.

  15. I love this look. That top looks amazing on you! It's good to be back and reading your posts :)

  16. I love how you named your outfit after its gifter- that was so sweet of Lynne! The colour is stunning on you and Megan should have you model her obi belts, you look great!

  17. Awww, blog friends are so great! Lynne is awesome!

  18. You did a great job styling the the pretty burgundy top. Your new purse totally matches! Did you plan that?

  19. lovely belt and necklace! Betty, you look so elegant and chic!

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  20. That is awesome! I need a friend like that :) You look great girl!


  21. As a fellow recipient of a box from Lynne, let me join you in singing her praise! She's really sweet, particularly since she's simultaneously struggling with her daughter's situation.

    You look awesome in the MM obi-belt. Such as fashion-forward piece!


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