Hello friends! Welcome to Monday. Surprisingly, I'm not doing Inspiration Monday this week. Though I find that the outfit I wore on Wednesday of last week matches the inspiration today perfectly, so I think I'm going to submit that! Here is a link to that outfit and here is a link to two birds in case you want to see what I mean! So anyway, today instead I chose a sweater from the bag from my cousin - and it photographed so poorly, it frustrates me a bit, but here we go.
Sweater - Ralph Lauren, from cousin
Shirt under sweater - Old Navy, thrifted
Pants - Banana Republic, from SIL
Necklace - Charming Charlie
Shoes - Etienne Aigner, thrifted
Saturday was our oyster, we had no set plans for anything and the day turned out so fun. We first ran to one of the newer breweries in town because they were releasing a limited release beer and the Pants Monkey wanted to go get a bottle to share with this new craft beer group he joined. They let us buy two a piece which was pretty cool, we'll cellar the other ones for a bit. Then we went home to make lunch and while I was checking Facebook I found out a brewery that is scheduled to officially open in a couple of weeks was having a soft opening on Saturday, so we decided after lunch we should go down and check it out. It was fun, it's a really nice brewery and while we were there, some of the guys from his beer group actually showed up, so we hung out with them for a bit. Totally unplanned, quite hilarious. After that we had some dinner out which was also nice.
I couldn't let it go - quick picture at work to show the sweater is peach!
Sunday was a more relaxing day, although we each still did a fair amount of stuff! Mr. Monkey set up his meat smoker even though it was super cold outside and smoked us ribs and a brisket for dinner. While he did that, I baked cupcakes for the first time since last winter. They turned out pretty good, red velvet with almond buttercream frosting. Yum!
And I also took about an hour this weekend and went through my closet. I do two big sweeps each year - start of fall and start of spring. But sometimes in the middle of the longer seasons, like winter and summer, I'll do a quick pass through and see if there's anything I'm just not wearing, especially when I get things from my cousin or did a big thrift trip or also with it having just been Christmas. So I now have a couple of bags for Goodwill and a bag I'm hoping to possibly sell up at Clothes Mentor. We'll see how it goes!
So that's the news from here! Hope you all had great weekends too!