This week we welcomed Bryan's brother Michael home from a year in Jerusalem with a party celebrating all the holidays we'd missed. (You all should check out his blog, he's a fantastic writer!) We started with Michael giving kids Halloween candy, then had a thanksgiving dinner together (with most of the people who come for thanksgiving!), then had Christmas presents, counted down to the new year, celebrated Michael's birthday, and finally finished off the night with 4th of July fireworks. (Easter was skipped since his parents visited him then) We're really glad to have him back, and were excited to hear all his stories. Here are some shots from the festivities.
Lots of fun with family and friends!
Now for the fashion part of the post. Here are a couple of the outfits I put together from the Sunday of the party, running errands Wednesday, and Thursday's date night.
|Sunday - Top Catos, Skirt Torrid, Sandals Modcloth|
|Wednesday - Top Anthropologie, Necklace Forever 21, Shorts Lane Bryant, Sandals Modcloth|
|Thursday - Top Anthropologie, Necklace Charming Charlie, Skirt Catos, Sandals Modcloth|
|And what happens when my camera falls off its precarious perch on the windowsill.|
I'm hoping to get a nice mini tripod that will help with this for or after my birthday in a few weeks though, so hopefully we won't have too many more blurred action shots.
Finally I'm doing a free trial month with Gwynnie Bee, a clothing rental service for sizes 10-32 that lets you try new brands and styles you might not otherwise try. I've tried them in the past when I was job hunting, but it's been a while and I wanted to see what new things they might have. My first 3 pieces all fit wrong, the top hand length issues in the arms, the solid dress fit like a sack, and the printed dress just hung wrong on my frame. I didn't even like them well enough to photograph them, and sent them back immediately. I should get another 3 pieces to try tomorrow, and I'm hoping I have better luck with them.
That's all for now, but I've got plenty of posts in the works and lots of great book reviews, travel fun, and more to share with you soon. Have a great weekend!
For more on the idea of capsule wardrobes check out this post.