Black and white tee (sleeves rolled up) – Gap (no longer available – Fall/Winter 2010)
Orange-red shantung skirt – Banana Republic (no longer available, several years old – seen in 2006 here)
Black patent peeptoe heels – Nine West “Masquerader” (no longer available – similar)
Gold bangles – Ralph Lauren
Gold tassel bracelet – J. Crew (no longer available)
This weekend I finally got a chance to go up in my attic and see what of my old clothes fit now that I have lost weight. Going up there, I was totally thinking about this skirt. I LOVED this skirt – the color is one of my favorites – an orangey red. When I saw celebs wearing orange-red lips this spring I immediately started itching to wear anything this color and remembered I had this beauty waiting for a smaller me.
Speaking of attic clothes, I spent a large chunk of Saturday trying on my collection up in the attic – so many gorgeous clothes in great condition. Unfortunately though many fit me again, many don't fit this new shape I have after having a baby. Pants and dresses too long, armholes now hit in a weird place, and somehow I seem to be longer waisted than before? This means I have a ton of stuff to add to Shop My Closet. Stay tuned, there will be many new pieces being posted this week – one may be just the thing that was missing in your closet!
Speaking of this weekend, here's a little peek into what I did (other than get dusty and gross in a very warm attic):
Saturday morning, my husband's yoga class was earlier than usual because the space was needed later in the day for an event. He, me, Emerson and my mom went to the nearby diner for breakfast after class. I just wore what I was wearing around the house:
Brown and white tee – Ann Taylor
Taupe chunky cardigan – Ann Taylor (no longer available)
Cutoff shorts – Gap (they used to be a pair of gauchos that I wore back in like '06, I know there's photos of me back in the archives wearing them like this one from '06)
Boots – DUO Boots “Bern”
Sippy Cup – Playtex 😉
Here's my two favorite folks hanging outside the diner.
On the way to breakfast we passed a yard sale and they had an adorable retro-looking tricycle there. We thought it would be great for Emerson who is wanting to pedal on her own like the big kids in the neighborhood. We decided if it was still there when we got back from breakfast, it was meant to be. It was still there! The price was $25, but I got them down to $20 (pretty exciting since it seems online that this bike is around $99).
Emerson is still a bit small for it, but she LOVES it. Our house is down a path from the court itself, so it's hard for her to ride it near the house. So we have decided for now until she's mastered pedaling to have it be an indoor bike. Our main floor we call a bowling alley because it's a straight shot from the front door through the dining room to the living room. So we have been pushing her/she has been pedaling from the living room to the front door, through the kitchen, back through the dining room and back to the living room. She has really enjoyed checking out the workings of the bike – the chain, etc. The bike is in near-perfect condition and so sturdy.
Friday night and Sunday night were both nights where we hosted friends for dinner and casual conversation. The weather was so nice we grilled both times. Saturday night was my husband's turn to go out so he went to a local cafe for some beers and live music while I stayed home with Emerson and caught the White House Corespondents Dinner on CSPAN. I know, wild and crazy life I lead!