Fall is nearly upon us and it has been unusually hot for this time of year. Last week, it was close to 100 degrees for a couple of days and we were forced to live inside enjoying the comfort of A/C. The fall collections, magazines, and stores have been such a tease that I can’t help but wish for rain! Eventually I’ll back into leggings, sweaters and jackets… but for now, I’ll be sticking to my favorite classic cut-offs and light-weight fabrics.
I am always on the hunt for quality items at low prices; especially when it comes to clothing, shoes, and home furnishings. Discount shopping isn’t something I necessarily have the time for these days, but I love coming across a good bargain! I found this skirt at the end of last year’s summer sale, and I was immediately drawn the the bright colors and fullness of the fabric. The best part… it was on sale for $4.99!! It’s proven to be one of the best purchases I’ve made; the skirt can be worn in many different ways, by dressing it up or down, depending on the occasion.
Our household was rocked this past week with a nasty summer stomach bug… making its inevitable pass through most of us. I thought stomach bugs only occurred in the winter!?! Now that everyone is starting to get better, we have been diligently working away on Adella and Nolan’s new bedroom design. Eventually they will share a room, and it’s been a challenge finding gender neutral pieces that suit both of their personalities. Adella is as girly as they come, and wants EVERYTHING pink! On the other hand, Nolan is all boy (minus the occasional dress-up and make-up sessions that Adella puts him through) and he likes to play rough with his trucks and trains. But, I think we’ve come up with a good plan for the room… they’re already excited about the bunk beds!
We have the habit of starting multiple projects at a time; so, we decided to take some time away from all the craziness to enjoy an early evening out. Sometimes stepping back from a big project and putting it aside for a night helps us regenerate. It also gives me an opportunity to pull something fun from my closet!
In the past, I’ve admitted to my love for resort wear: specifically cover-ups. When I came across this kaftan at Luna Boutique, I thought it would work nicely as a cover-up and make a lovely addition to my collection. It made for a perfect “throw & go” piece during our stay at the Parker, and I think it will work well in the fall, too.