Hey peeps, welcome to Monday! I hope you all had lovely weekends. My lovely weekend ended up 1 for 3. Out of the three things I had planned and talked about on Friday, only one really came to fruition. Sometimes that just happens I guess! More on that in a minute. First up, my outfit today. I also struck out on Inspiration Monday today - it's a super cute look that the birds chose from Drew Barrymore. She's wearing a maxi dress and a flannel shirt. Sadly I just couldn't come up with a reasonable combination that would also look decent for work. So instead, I opted for my favorite alternative to the maxi dress for winter - the sweater dress. With a second sweater on top because it's cold and it snowed.
Sweater dress - H&M, gift
Button sweater - Aeropostale (old)
Tights - Target
Boots - Old Navy
Necklace - S&D
So yes, the best laid plans this weekend I tell you. Friday night after we were done rehearsing with our music group we got ready to head on down to the new taproom and then Mr. Monkey noticed he had a text from one of his friends that there was line just to get IN to the taproom that was so long it stretched down the block. And it was in the teens-single digits on Friday night so we're like, no we are not going to go stand in line. His friend said they were going to the tiki bar in the same neighborhood and we were welcome to join them. I called my friend who was going to meet us and told her of the change in plans and then we ended up with a fairly large group down at the tiki bar and had a fun evening anyway, that comes complete with it's own stories for another day or we'd be here all day, but I was still bummed to not have gotten into the taproom.
Now Saturday was a good day. Everything went according to plan on Saturday. We did our Mass with our music group and we were able to enjoy our date night at the polish restaurant with our Groupon. We even were home early enough to rent a movie (Ted) and got to bed at a fairly early hour given our late night on Friday. But it felt nice. It was a good day.
Sunday I slept in, got up and grabbed some coffee from out and a couple of things from the store for our breakfast. I planned to eat, shower and then head on down to South Minneapolis for my friend's spa party a little early so I could hit that clearance sale at b. (a resale shop) and maybe find something to wear for today. Well Mother Nature had other plans for me, while we were making breakfast I looked at the weather forecast and found it was due to ice/sleet/snow at any second. And within minutes it was raining. Soon I got a text from my friend that the party was cancelled. She said I was welcome to come and visit if I still wanted to, but as I'm watching the radar I decided better of it. I don't like freeway driving in good weather conditions - add in ice and snow and it's just not a good mix for me. So I opted to stay home where it was safe and warm. And I cleaned out my bathroom closet and drawers and I vlogged. Not a total waste of a day but again, I was kind of bummed!
Close up of my necklace as requested from the last time I wore it
So, it wasn't a horrible weekend by any stretch, but it did sort of feel like a little bit of striking out! In the end, staying home yesterday was probably what I needed, we've been go-go-go since the holidays and it's nice to have downtime every now and then!
Even though I'm not there, go check out two birds for the Inspiration Monday looks - it really is a cute outfit that maybe I'll try another time! How was YOUR weekend?