Friday, May 3, 2013

Red skies at night, sailor's delight

It's the last day of the Pantone spring color challenge.  It's been a fun week, I'm sad to see it's over.  Anyway today's color is poppy red, so I had no doubt in my mind that I'd be wearing my favorite red jeans.  I added this fun new nautical themed shirt from Old Navy, I tried to get a close up of the print, it has little anchors all over it, but the pictures didn't turn out, darn it!

So I've seen a few bloggers participating in a "Blog Every Day in May" challenge hosted by Story of My Life the Blog.  I missed the first two days, but I love a good challenge like this, especially when I've had some writers block as of late, so I may jump in with some of these writing prompts.  The first day was the story of my life in 250 words or less - I might do that sometime but not today.  The second day was blog about something you're good at - again, I might do that another day too.  Today is "What makes you uncomfortable."  There are probably multiple things I could think of, but I'll use a good example right now - sleeping in my bed by myself.  I do not sleep well in our bed when the Pants Monkey isn't there.  I haven't had this opportunity much in the 7 years we've been married and it's funny, if he gets up before me on a day I have off of work or something I'm fine, but to go to bed at night without him there?  It feels weird, I need the weight and the warmth from his body to fall asleep.  We're not even cuddly sleepers, so I don't even mean to sound sappy, I honestly just need the weight of him next to me, that's all.  So last night I attempted to make a substitute Pants Monkey out of pillows and blankets.  It kind of helped.  Two more nights.  I can make it!

Denim shirt and red pants - Old Navy
Long sleeve t-shirt - JCPenney
Necklace - S&D
Shoes - Liz Claiborne, from cousin 

Tonight I have some fun plans with some blogger friends for a sushi happy hour after work, so I'm looking forward to that.  I have a few other things on tap for my weekend too that should help me miss Mr. Monkey less!  If only I could make that bed more comfortable without him!

Head over to the Modern Austen for the Pantone color challenge and the Story of My Life Blog for more info on the Blog Every Day in May Challenge.


  1. I am the same way! My hubby frequently falls asleep on the couch watching tv and I'll wind up waking up in like an hour since I can't sleep well without him in the bed. Have fun at the blogger meetup tonight!

    The Tiny Heart

  2. I love the red pants! I am so scared to get some for myself! I feel like my legs are too short and squat, lol!! And I really like the anchor blouse! Pairing it with yellow would be cute, too!!

  3. You look so great in these bright colored pants! Can't wait to see you later!

  4. Love your red pants:) Have a great weekend Beth!

  5. I feel the same way when my husband is gone too. It's just a weird feeling.

    Your anchor top is perfect with the red pants. Definitely nautical. Have fun tonight at your blogger meet up and have a great weekend!

  6. You did this challenge very well, Bethie! I love the post of yesterday too. I peaked at it, too. Thanks for the compliment on my camo flats. They are so fun. I am excited for more warmer days to wear them with some of my shorts. yes. Wishing you nicer weather!!!

  7. Awesome combination of the jeans with your top. I don't have that problem with falling asleep with hubby, which is a good thing I guess since he works 3rd shift and we only get to sleep with each other 2 nights a week! Hope you have fun tonight and have an awesome weekend!

  8. substitute pants monkey, i love it! they make those boyfriend pillows, maybe you need one!! have a great weekend!

  9. Aww, I'm totally the same way. I went from having a very clingy cat to a now very clingy husband sharing my bed. I'm not a cuddly sleeper at all, but I like to listen to my DH's breathing before I go to sleep. It lets me focus on something and let's me know he's safe. So I understand where you're coming from.

    Your red pants look so great. I hope we get some more springlike weather before the heat sets in because I don't get to my own red jeans much. I love the balance of contrast in this look.

  10. That's adorable about you missing the presence of your husband :) What a wonderful thing to be able to miss someone so special. Your outfit looks great as well! I am so glad you linked up this week.

  11. Love the layered look of your shirts! I don't sleep well either on the rare occasion my husband is out of town, but for me it's like I turn into a little kid, ignore my bedtime, and finally fall asleep with the tv on. :) Have fun this weekend!

    Jess - J's Style

  12. Great use of the Red Pants for the challenge. I like the button-down as well. I posted the Poppy outfit kind of late but still.

    Looking forward to receiving your Birthday Outfit into my EMail. Thanks.

  13. We had sushi last night. I could eat it every single day.

    So sweet about needing Pants Monkey to fall asleep. I might take a look at that challenge and do one or two days myself.

    Those red jeans are the bomb. Yay for shirts with anchors!

  14. Empty beds are hard! I understand! It has been fun seeing you do this color challenge :) Maybe you should make up your own challenge, colors for a week, or something different!

  15. these were definitely the perfect pants to wear for poppy red day! thanks for joining marissa & i this week, we definitely hope to do a similar challenge again sometime!

    heidi @ literate & stylish


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