Hi there...how is your Monday going so far? Did you have a good weekend? Mine was pretty good.
I was able to get a bit of grocery shopping done after my meeting on Saturday, and even stopped by one of the local thrift stores where I found a very cute embroidered belt (similar to this one at Sundance), as well as a camisole slip...both at 1/2 price, too! Church service on Sunday was of course amazing as always, and afterwards I was able to spend a bit of time reading.
Speaking of reading...what book or books are on your 'to read' list now? Have you added or finished any new ones since the last time we chatted? I have been reading
A Lineage of Grace: Five Stories of Unlikely Women Who Changed Eternity, and I'm just about finished...such a really wonderful read!
So has has the weather been in your neck of the woods? We have had unseasonably warm and incredibly spring-like temps over the past week or so. The highs have been in the 70's, which really is not very common in Montana at this time of year.
Unfortunately I fear that this will mean a very hot summer for us, but even worse is the extra fire danger risk. Honestly, I really much prefer the cold weather and temps in the 20's or 30's anyways. After spending what seemed like an eternity living in Florida, I am very, very, very over the heat and hot temperatures...ideally I would love for it to be fall and winter year round at this point.
At least Montana summers only last for a couple of months, so that is at least one saving grace in the whole weather conundrum we are facing.
A few months ago I purchased this maxi dress in the navy/white, and absolutely love it. Since the temps have been warmer, and wearing sandals doesn't mean my feet will necessarily freeze, I decided I would wear the dress to church last Sunday.
Granted, the dress does have sleeves, so a jacket wasn't really necessary, but I still wanted something to wear over it...thus my Denim Vest DIY project came about on Saturday evening.
I had an extra denim jacket from Old Navy that I had purchased at a thrift store many years ago, and decided it would be my guinea pig. In all actually, there was really no need to be concerned over the fate of the jacket, as the sleeves came off quite easily, and a really cute denim vest was born from the ashes.
Close up shot of vest...
Really gorgeous print on the maxi dress, too...
I accessorized my outfit with the urchin's shell earrings from Anthropologie, gold Michael Kors watch, J.Crew pavé link bracelet, J.Crew Large metallic-leather gallery hobo,
and Jack Rogers Zsa Zsa jeweled thong sandals.
(You can see an IRL pic of bag and sandals can be seen in this post from several years ago.)
In other wardrobe related news...I did a bit of a closet purge this past Thursday, and listed a bunch of J.Crew, Madewell, Anthropologie, Tory Burch, J Brand, & Keen items in this Shop My Closet post yesterday. Take a peek, and let me know if you're interested in anything. :)
Can we speak honestly? After all, we are friends...right?
As of late, I sometimes have a difficult time coming up with different things to blog about, or even have much to say these days. A lot of the times it feels as if I'm speaking to myself, and even gets a bit discouraging, as I don't feel that my readership is as large as it used to be before the move.
To be fair, I think that's the way it is with blogs in general these days, but it can still be disheartening, nonetheless.
So, my dear readers, I would like to know if there are any topics you would like for me to discuss or share my experience about? Of course I absolutely love clothing and shopping, but I am open to talking about many other topics, as well, and I am very interested to find out what YOU are interested in...so please share!
That's it for now...have an absolutely magnificent Monday! :)