Tuesday, October 23, 2012

And the thunder rolls

About ten minutes before my alarm went off this morning I awoke to the strangest sound.  It was a rumbling sound and then there was this bright flashing light and more rumbling.  Yes folks, for the first time in months we had ourselves a thunderstorm.  I don't remember the last time we had a thunderstorm, I think it was maybe in July.  And now we're getting some much needed rain too, so that's a good thing.  I will accept being woken up before my alarm by a few minutes if this rain will help with the drought and make things better for the allergy sufferers (such as the Pants Monkey).

The Pants Monkey helped dress me today!  No joke!  I had a different outfit in mind originally and then when I heard it was going to be warm along with the rain, I decided one more day of bare legs before winter might be ok (I even shaved you guys!)  So, I decided to wear my dress from Lynne (whom I still owe a thank you gift of some sort!).  I pulled out this drape-y purple sweater she had sent along too and decided to try wearing it with the dress, though I had no idea how to style it at all.  Mr. Monkey saw me with it just kind of hanging on my body and said, "are you supposed to wrap that around you somehow?"  And I said, "I have no idea!  I thought I'd try it out though"  So, he tied it up in the back for me and I like the result.  Especially when he said it made me look like Gloria on Modern Family.  She's a good looking gal, I'll take it as a compliment!

I gotta say, something about this does make me feel kind of powerful and confident!  It could be the shoes too, you never know.  I don't know how much more I'll wear these shoes into the winter, they'll not be the most practical thing on ice and snow.  I will just enjoy them while I still can!

Sweater - Daisy Fuentes (from Lynne)
Dress - handed down from Lynne
Shoes - Madden Girl,  thrifted


  1. We in the land of no cable are hoping Gloria is the curvalicious Latina so our comments make sense. Wraps are fabulous for creating and accentuating all the right curves! Oh how I miss modern family!

    1. She is :) We do not have the cable either, but have the entire series through other means :)

  2. I LURV the wrap sweater... I am coveting it, just a little bit. Inspired to wear it with the dress!

  3. It's so nice your PM helped you out! Mine usually asks me to pick out his outfit if it's a special occasion!

  4. Wow, Beth! This outfit is super flattering from head to toe. The wrap sweater is gorgeous and the skirt fits you so perfectly and I like the length. Both pieces accentuate divinely. Then your shoes add even more sexy. Va-va-va-voom!

  5. Love this look on you! Polished & Chic - those shoes are great! And I didn't want to get outta bed yesterday!

    Pearls & Paws

  6. Oh wow it looks lovely! He did a great job styling this for you! And those shoes are adorbs!

  7. How cute that you helped style you! He did a good job I must say. Those shoes are the perfect finishing touch, even if they're not practical ;)

  8. This outfit is totally gorgeous. I love that color on you. The cut really shows off your figure. I know a little extra heel height makes me feel extra sassy.

  9. Wow, Beth, you look amazing! Sometimes when I wrap sweaters I fasten them with a brooch or one of Mina's terrific Fasheners. You don't owe me a thing, sweetie, the pleasure is definitely all mine :)


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