I had seen this top a while back and thought it was cute. And then I was sorted into Hufflepuff house in Pottermore, and I knew it was meant to be. For those of you that don’t know - The badger is the Hufflepuff house animal. And their colors are yellow and black.
And now you are all aware of how big of a dork I am.
Wanna know what Boo and I did this past weekend? At least I know my momma is reading and she wants to know (hi momma!). Well, we went to see the Lion Kind 3D. And I’m pretty sure we were the only ones in the theater without small children. But thats ok, because it was just as amazing as I remember. And I still got choked up when Mufasa died… shhhh.
And then we headed over to Fajitas & Ritas for, well, fajitas. yuuuuuuuuum.
And so continues my obsession my clothing with animals on them.
I spotted this top on Modcloth a while back, but wasn’t sure if it was worth the price. And then I noticed the same top at the boutique, Bobbles and Lace, when we were in Newburyport. Once I saw it in person it was a done deal. I mean, it has little lions all of it. How could I pass that up.
- wedding planning. I’ve been in full wedding mode these last couple of days. I’m working on our wedding website, working on our save the dates, and working out the details of our NYC dress shopping trip with my sister. And I’m being fueled by all the backed up episodes of Four Weddings on my DVR.
- Pottermore. can’t.stop.brewing.potions.
- all the new fall shows. We’re tv people, ok?
- pumpkin spiced lattes. Just like everyone else, I am so excited to be able to order these again. Can we say yum?
- new etsy items. Also like everyone else, I’m loving the friendship bracelet craze. And they are super addicting to make, no matter what kind.
Friday was date night! So we headed towards Central Square for dinner and long discussions about fantasy hockey. Of course, you can’t go to central square without stopping in graffiti alley for photos.
So many, in fact, that I was worried that I would either clash or blend right in. Other than the blue being right at skirt level, I think it ended up being ok.
I should be honest, I had absolutely no where to go wearing this outfit. I actually never even left the house that day. But I had the urge to put on something pretty and take pictures of myself. Just a big kid playing dress-up.
On saturday of Boo’s birthday weekend, we drove out to the adorable town of Newboryport. Many people had suggested going there, and I’m glad we did. We walked around the whole town, had the most delicious pizza, and walked in and checked out every little shop we went by. Yes, it was Boo’s birthday. But I may have gotten a few presents. Typical.
After a while, we headed over to the boardwalk on the waterfront and ate our newly purchases fudge. Just sitting by the water, watching all the boats, might be one of my favorite things to do!
sweater: Victoria’s Secret
shorts: DIY’ed Citizens of Humanity jeans
sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
bow ring: Bobbles and Lace, Newburyport MA
bag: c/o Handbag Heaven
We didn’t stop there! Theeeeeen, we headed over to Plum Island for a little beach time. It was a little too chilly for sunbathing and swimming (although there were many brave souls who were doing so). But we did have a little picnic, took goofy pictures, and even took a little nap.
I really love colored pants. In fact, I’m surprised I only own 3 pairs. I’ve done yellow, red, and orange. I would really like some bright blue ones. Or maybe green. Or purple? Or maybe I should just get one in every color.
p.s - I won this Loominosity bracelet from Ashley over at I Believe in Unicorns and I’m absolutely smitten with it! I’ve been dreaming up different outfits I can pair it with. They have some amazing bracelets in their shop. You should check them out!
p.p.s - when I went looking for the post for the yellow link above, I was reminded of how I used to go more in depth with my photo editing. I used to have a lot of fun with Photoshop actions, giving my photos different effects. All I really do now is adjust the brightness, contrast, etc. I’m thinking about going back to the more edited way, but I’m having a hard time deciding. If I do it, I want to commit to it. I don’t want to keep going back and forth. What do you think? Which do you like better?
Today is Boo’s birthday!! And I wore this out on friday.
theres a connection, I swear.
Boo told me that all he wanted for his birthday was a really nice, expensive, steak dinner. So thats what he got. I made reservations at Mooo, and we headed into Boston for the evening on friday. Mooo was gorgeous, and incredibly delicious. Oooooooh, so delicious.
We continued his birthday weekend fun with a trip to Newburyport and the beach on saturday. But more on that wednesday. Today, when he gets home from work, he will have cupcakes and his choice for dinner waiting for him.
Its been raining kitties and puppies lately (thats my version of cats and dogs). But I still had to go out on wednesday for another interview, turning in applications, and picking up groceries. Originally I had planned to wear the dress alone, but the rain has caused it to be quite chilly. So I reluctantly threw the sweater on over the dress. I know everyone is looking forward to fall, but I don’t want summer to be over!
p.s - I did a little tweaking to the look of the blog. Does everything look alright?
I only managed to take one set of outfit photos this weekend. We were so busy and having too much fun to think about it. So this is all I documented. We spent the day walking around boston and on the boat for a whale watch, hence the comfortable TOMS.
I loved the way Ramsey wore her hair in this post. So I took one of my bows that I usually make into a necklace, and instead stuck a hair clip on the back. And voila!
We had some visitors this past holiday weekend! My oldest, oldest friend (we met on the first day of kindergarden!) and her boyfriend drove out from Niagara Falls to stay with us for a few days. Some higlights from the visit - a whale watch tour, an afternoon at Crane Beach, candlepin bowling (!) and Amanda and Dan’s first Pinkberry visit.
The other night, I couldn’t sleep. So I stayed up late making these bracelets. And then I loved them so much, I started going through all of my supplies and brainstorming various versions and designs. And then the next day I made Boo run me to Michaels to get more supplies.