Friday, October 25, 2013

Acai and 33

TGIF my friends!  We have made it through another week again!  I'm so excited today - my shower with my girlfriends is tonight.  I'm sure that will make the day drag a bit.  I love my families and those showers were fun and wonderful, but there is something about time with your closest friends you know?  I've been craving a night like this and I'm just so excited to hang out with my lady peeps!

Today's color for the Pantone color challenge is Acai - a nice shade of purple.  I wore the perfect outfit to my shower and Josh Groban concert last weekend and had every intention of using it for today but I never took the time to actually photograph it!  Blogger fail.  So, I chose to style my super comfy purple leggings for today instead.  The Pants Monkey said I looked cute this morning, so that's always a win.  And, I have had this shirt for a couple of months now but haven't shared it on the blog yet, so that's something too I suppose!

The button sweater is the gray one I was talking about earlier this week that I picked up at the swap.  And it may be my new favorite thing ever.  I don't know that I'll need to wear it all day, but it was below freezing this morning and the striped shirt is thin, so I needed the extra layer!  It's supposed to actually be pretty nice out later today though, so maybe I will be able to shed a layer!

 Sweater - swap
Striped shirt - Zulily
Leggings - Simply Vera, Kohls
Necklace - Stella and Dot with MMD buttonflower
Boots - Target
Bag - 31 Gifts

And of course, Friday is the day we count weeks and so we're at 33 weeks today, so there's my 33 week bump.  I'm trying to no longer panic over how much time is or isn't left.  We've made good progress at home and we still do have some time left.  And that's all that matters at the moment.  This weekend I'm treating Mr. Monkey and myself to a break, we're going to take some time for ourselves on Sunday, getting breakfast out somewhere and maybe just being lazy with movies all day.  We try to take a day and do that every Fall and I feel like we need a day like that before the baby comes.  We've been working hard on baby prep and house projects in addition to our regular jobs and our music group and it can get a little crazy sometimes.  So I'm quite excited for a "me and him" day!

And that brings us to the end of the Pantone Inspired Fall color challenge week!  I had a lot of fun!  I haven't decided what outfit this week was my favorite, but I loved all the colors, that is for sure!  Make sure you head to Heidi's blog to see other how other bloggers styled Acai today!

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  1. Have a lovely time at your shower with your girlfriends:) Great the stripes!

  2. Cute outfit today! So happy that you are going to be having a you and Pants Monkey day on Sunday - you both deserve it! Can't wait to see you tonight for your shower! I'm so excited for you!!!

  3. You do look cute today! I hope you have a lot of fun at the shower tonight, and that your weekend is nice and relaxing!

  4. Oh this ensemble is adorable on you today girlfriend! 33 week bump is adorable too. You are tall huh? You carry a baby bump very well, very well. When I was prego with 1dd, I remember an aunt, God rest her soul, said to me once, "You look cute pregnant". I was take a-back. Huh? Seriously? Then I decided to embrace it and it was one of my favorite moments of that time. So to you, "You look cute pregnant, Bethie". Glad you liked the fishnet info!!! (hug)

  5. Such a cute striped sweater! Have fun with your girls at your shower and have a wonderful weekend!

    The Tiny Heart

  6. Enjoy your girl's night and then time with the Pants Monkey. I LOVE this outfit too. From head to toe! Your bump is so cute :)

  7. Oh I think this is another one of my favorites! I just love the stripes and the necklace! HAve fun tonight lady! You deserve it!

  8. Another one of my sweaters! Yay! So glad you like it :)

  9. SO CUTE! Your bump is seriously adorable :) Hope you have an amazing weekend!

  10. i love your looks so cozy! have a super fun night tonight...i have one planned for tomorrow!

  11. This is a great outfit. I love the purple pants with the gray. I'm so glad you decided to link up with us this week! I hope you had fun.

  12. oooooh! I want me some purple leggings now! I actually need loads of leggings come to think of it! Happy weekend!

  13. I am so jealous that you own purple leggings! Congratulations on 33 weeks and I hope you had a wonderful time at your baby shower!

  14. thanks for participating in our link up this week, beth, and i hope you've been having a great weekend!


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