Unless you’ve been living under a rock (I’ve never understood how that living situation would work anyway – do you pay property taxes?), you probably know that colored jeans have been trending over the past couple years. But here’s a conundrum: aren’t all jeans “colored” unless they’re white? I mean when people say “colored jeans” or “colored denim” they’re talking about jeans that aren’t blue. Right? But blue is a color, people.
And as if that’s not enough of a conundrum, what do we call these jeans? They’re not regular jeans, but they’re still blue. So they’re blue colored jeans? Is anyone else’s mind exploding?!
Jeans* // similar Shirt (on sale) // Necklace // similar Shoes (on sale) // Bracelet // Watch
*These jeans were gifted to me LuckyB Boutique. All opinions and conundrums are my own.
I wore this outfit more than a week ago when my family was in town, but the day was so busy I never got around to taking photos. So this past Sunday afternoon when we went for a stroll through River Road Park, I threw the look back together to take les photos. Side note: it was much cooler when I originally wore this, so the jacket didn’t last long the second time around.
Now. Are you ready for your random Sarah fact of the day? Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been strangely good at finding four-leaf clovers. I used to spot them while I was walking, without even stopping to look. Yep, I’ve always been a freak. I did actually stop and look this time, but I probably found this little guy in under 2 minutes. Lucky me!
Dress (on clearance) // Jacket // similar Shoes (on sale) // vintage Coach bag via eBay
Remember how I told you about the date night fail last week? Well, I made reservations at the Melting Pot Sunday night and we got our delayed fondue fix. What is so great about dipping bread and broccoli into a big bowl of steamy cheese, you may ask? The answer is: everything. And don’t even get me started on the chocolate s’more fondue for dessert. A fit and flare dress definitely comes in handy for meals like this one. I might have to start doing that thing people do – what’s it called? – oh yeah…exercising.
Dress // Necklace* // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Clutch (on sale) // Nails
*This necklace was gifted to me by Flourish Boutique. If you live in the Granger, IN, area, be sure to check out their special birthday event this Thursday! There will be a fashion show, discounts, and some giveaways.
Is summer not the best, you guys? After a hard but productive school year, I am totally taking advantage of every opportunity for fun and relaxation. It’s actually probably a good thing that summer is only a few months out of the year because I would be exhausted from all the sun and guacamole and booze.
Yesterday we had a cookout with some friends. It was the perfect activity for a Saturday evening and – more importantly – the perfect occasion to wear these new shorts my mom got me (thanks Mom).
As usual, our friends’ 4-year-old was the master of ceremonies, giving very detailed instructions for the direction bubbles should be blown and what we should draw with sidewalk chalk (I drew a pink sandwich and a rainbow car).
Said 4-year-old actually took this picture of me and Kristin. Not bad, right?
She also wanted to join in the outfit photos. Keep an eye out for Gabby’s Real Life blog in 2033.
Jacket // Shorts // similar Shirt // Nails
OK, here’s what happened:
I wore this top and skirt to work, then came home and switched out my shoes and bag so I looked a little spiffier to go out to dinner. Typically we don’t do fancy dinners on week nights, but we had some accomplishments to celebrate (more about that soon), so we decided to go to the Melting Pot. We showed up at 6:30 (without a reservation because it was Tuesday), and they said they didn’t have a table until EIGHT FREAKING THIRTY. The best part? The restaurant was SILENT. There was no one there. So apparently the Melting Pot has one single waiter.
Obviously, I was a bit perturbed. I mean when you have it in your head that you’re about to eat a delicious bowl of melted cheese, it’s hard to wrap your brain around eating something else. We ended up going for Italian at Puccini’s. Don’t get me wrong – their food is delicious. But the servers wear khaki shorts and lime green t-shirts, so I was just a smidgeon overdressed. Oh well. As Kristin pointed out: “Babe, you’re overdressed for life.”
Skirt (on sale for $8!) // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Clutch (on sale) // Watch (on sale) // similar Bracelet
So I think there’s some unwritten rule among the well-dressed crowd that it’s cool to incorporate trends, but when you wear two or three trends at once, you end up looking too trendy and thus unoriginal. I’m usually not one for fashion rules, but this is one I do agree with. Looking like everyone else is lame.
BUT! I also think there comes a point when you can wear so many trends at once that you go back to being unique. Let’s count the trends in this outfit, shall we? (1) Retro shades, (2) orange lips, (3) black and white, (4) colorblock, (5) floral, (6) spike jewelry, (7) mixed prints, (8) low heels. Did I miss any? I didn’t intend to wear all these trends at once; it just kind of happened. And I’m pretty confident I don’t look like everyone else. So there.
By the way, this sweater feels like a towel. I don’t think towel sweaters are a trend yet but they totally should be.
Sweater (extra 30% off w/ code SUMMERTIME) // similar Skirt // similar Sandals (on sale) // similar Bracelet // similar Bag // Lipstick “Orange de Chine”
A new C. Wonder store opened at the mall down the street from me last week, and I was invited to the “VIP” opening party. Apparently the VIP threshold is very low because I received no less than three separate invitations to this thing, which I guess makes me an extra VIP. Of course, despite the triple invitation, my name was still not on the list when I got there, but luckily they didn’t give me much trouble. I assume it was this adorable outfit that made me look like I belonged.
So once I went in, I immediately noticed that everyone in the store had a wine glass in their hand, but I couldn’t figure out where those wine glasses came from. It was really crowded, so I just started wandering around hoping to see someone I knew and to eventually find the source of the booze. I cannot even tell you how many times I circled this place sans drink, sans friends, and sans cell phone service, but it took at least 30 minutes.
I seriously considered leaving, but then I finally got my hands on a cocktail. Now I don’t mean to suggest that I have to drink to have a good time. It’s just that if you get invited to something that has “VIP” in the title (but is really just a ploy to get you to spend money), you should at least get some perks.
So I had a couple drinks and loosened up enough to enjoy the fun music, talk to a few people, and pick out a couple things to take home with me (don’t judge…everything was 20% off).
All in all, I am glad I went (and stayed). I just wish I could have avoided the awkward part at the beginning. So there you have it folks – the fabulous (real) life of a fashion blogger.
similar Shirt (on sale) // similar Skirt (on sale) // Bracelet // similar Bag // Lipstick “Orange de Chine”
I had a fantabulous time this weekend entertaining the lovely people you see above. We watched the Pride parade, perused the Talbott Street art fair, cheered on our WNBA team, walked around the Eiteljorg Museum, paddled down the canal, celebrated my parents’ 35th anniversary, did some shopping, and ate a ton of good food. You can see more photos of the fun on my Instagram feed.
I decided my sister Kathryn looked cute enough to join in on some outfit photos. Obviously, silliness ensued…
There was some switching of glasses.
Look at her gazing lovingly at her older sister. I’m such a good role model. Love ya, sis!
My Dress // Kathryn’s Dress // Sunglasses // Mom’s Shirt
I know you’re 90% here for my supreme literary wit, but the comments on this post will be short because I’ve been too busy this weekend having a fantastically exhausting time entertaining my family while they’re in town!
I wore this outfit last week to see the Broadway tour of West Side Story which was seriously SO. GOOD. Speaking of Broadway, did anyone else watch the Tonys last night?!
similar Dress // Jacket (on sale) // Shoes // similar Clutch // similar Bracelet // similar Earrings // Lipstick “Plushest Punch”