Wednesday, June 23, 2010

57 Grand Bridesmaid Re-Wear Inspiration Board - Summetime Errands

So I found this contest for three bridesmaid dresses from 57Grand if I just make an inspiration board with a re-wear idea for one of the dresses.  I chose the Orchard design, in black, because it so classic and beautiful.  All of my friends would look amazing in it, and there's so much you can do to style it for any occasion, from a cocktail party to a day of running errands. 

While our June 2011 wedding is probably not the best time for black, I was planning on picking it for bridesmaid dresses anyway because 1) everyone already has one; 2) if they don't, they need one; 3) it's the most flattering; 4) it's the easiest to re-wear; and 5) I'm not having colors anyway!

So without further ado, here's my re-wear inspiration board (I want this outfit badddd):
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  • Dress-- Orchard from 57Grand: Any bridesmaid would be thrilled with a simple LBD that they can style however they want for the wedding and for summers to come.
  • Hat-- Rat-a-Tat-Hat from Perfect for a sunny day, a bad hair day, or both!
  • Bag-- Vintage straw bag, found on Love To Know: Lightweight and roomy so as not to slow you down.
  • Shoes-- Steve Madden Women's Sysco from Comfortable and sassy.  It really doesn't get any better than that!
  • Watch-- Unisex FL46LB Mini Plasteramic Watch by Toy Watch on Playful as all get-out.  Coaxes a smile out of you every time you check the time-- even if you're running late.
  • Scarf-- It's a Crewel, Crewel Scarf from An adorable piece that cuts out the need for a necklace AND a cardigan!  Too hot?  Just pimp your handbag with it, instead!
  • Earrings-- End of the Rainbow from Anthropologie: Delicate and statement-making at the same time.  Truly wear-with-anything earrings.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Good Things.

Soooo I'm out of my apartment.  I've officially been out for a week now, and living at Richie's place...along with all of my possessions, in boxes, taking up half of his living room.

I packed a suitcase full of work/play clothes that would do just fine for a vacation, but I quickly realized that I simply didn't pack enough for 3 weeks' worth of going to work (and seeing the same people who may or may not notice my embarrassing outfit repeats).  So a couple days ago, when I stopped into Marshalls to replace my broken sunglasses and returned sandals (too small), I ended up leaving with three new shirts.  All very preppy (nay, fresh!), one is a crisp, white tuxedo-style shirt, another is a cute, belted button-up, and the third is a classic black and white striped polo shirt.  Hellooooo summer!  Now I just need to find those sunglasses and sandals, since Marshalls disappointed on that front.  (Also, an A/C-friendly brassiere, if you know what I'm sayin'.)

And speaking of summer, last night Richie and I seized the perfect weather and took in a (boring, with no runs, but still enjoyable) minor league game in Trenton.  First row, third base line...doesn't get any better than that, really.  Gotta love the minor leagues-- never a bad seat in the house.

So that stuff happened.  Now, Things I'm Looking Forward To:

1. NYC on Sunday!  Richie's sister's birthday is Sunday and she wants to celebrate with a picnic and some meandering at the Renegade Craft Fair.  I've always wanted to go the RCF, and I'm a sucker for picnics.

2. June 7th marks the beginning of the new season of the show I'm most embarrassed to admit I watch: The Secret Life of an American Teenager.  It's so, so bad.

3. June 15th: our lease officially starts and we can start moving in.  We're planning to move kitchen and bathroom stuff in and get it all set up before the movers (have I mentioned how excited I am to have movers this time?!) take over on the 18th.

4. June 25th: I'm off to LA for business!  And I get to stay a few extra days and have family/friends fun time, which includes lots of eating of delicious Mexican food, and....TRYING ON DRESSES!!!  Yaaaaaay!!!