Thursday: The Kitchen Sink

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Tee – Lands' End Canvas (similar) | Skirt – Talbots (similar) | Necklace – eBay (similar) | Shoes – Payless (similar) | LipstickNARS Heat Wave

Today I felt like throwing it all on. If it wasn't so hot on, I would have also added a scarf and leopard shoes. Today I just felt like being the crazy lady with too much going on.

Tonight my sister and I are going to see The Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The Birchmere. My sister has adored Chris Robinson for eons, and it will awesome to see him perform in such a small venue. I've seen the Black Crowes in concert, and am looking forward to checking out his new group and sound!

How was your 4th of July?  The first part of the day for us was pretty chill – slept in (with a toddler that means 7am), did some cleaning and organizing around the house, finally got around to hanging up a painting by Karl's grandfather – we originally decided to put it in our bedroom, but it was just too freaky to wake up and see him staring at us from his boat.  Far better in the living room, and it really opens up the space.  Later in the day, three of our friends came over – Karl grilled ribs, corn, and salmon and we had a salad and my friend Nicole's phenomenal rosemary bread.  We then walked down to the town lake for a drum circle and fireworks.

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Emerson survived maybe a minute of fireworks and even with her Peltor headphones found them too loud and scary so my husband took her home.  These were the first fireworks I had seen in person for YEARS and they were phenomenal – my town really knows how to celebrate the holiday!

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  1. TinaBowling
    July 7, 2012 / 7:09 pm

    I cannot tell you how much I love this outfit, from the top to the gloriously cute skirt, necklace…even your hair style and lipstick add to the sassiness of this look! I’m relieved that Talbots has something cute, I’ve had a $100 gift card I need to use and just haven’t been convinced I’d find anything. Wish I could take you shopping with me!!

  2. Lori McKee
    July 6, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    Hm, I’m not sure about the mix.    I was surprised to see Karl’s name too and then realized you hadn’t given his name before ….  Headphones, great idea for a kid at fireworks.  We always remember my 4-year old nephew asking after each burst “Is that the grande finale, Daddy? Is that the grand finale?”  He’s 18 now.  Sigh.
    Got a Lands End sale catalog yesterday; gotta check some of that out online.

  3. Alice Warren
    July 6, 2012 / 4:45 am

    What a fun outfit to wear to a concert.  I wore the same necklace to work today but in a much more conservative outfit.  I am just starting to branch out to mixing patterns …have not made the bold leap with mixing different colors & patterns yet.


  4. July 6, 2012 / 12:49 am

    This is such a fun print on the skirt and I don’t think any of it is too much at all.  Also I just love your hair up like that.  It looks darling!

  5. July 5, 2012 / 10:31 pm

    I love the kitchen sink look! It’s cheerful and on-trend without being too much. Curious what kind of bag you paired with this outfit. Thanks! 

  6. July 5, 2012 / 6:29 pm

    You look amazing in this outfit!  I’ve been trying to play around with florals and stripes, but you nailed it.  And that necklace is simply the icing!  🙂

  7. Sonia
    July 5, 2012 / 4:43 pm

    Emerson may have not liked the fireworks, but she still looks adorable.  You do have a busy outfit today but, overall, it looks comfortable for the heat.

  8. July 5, 2012 / 4:29 pm

    Love everything about the outfit – the yellow and red together, and the mix of prints – fabulous! And that is such an awesome painting.

  9. July 5, 2012 / 3:40 pm

    Well, he was “outed” in an article on Refinery29 and anyone with Google know-how can find out his name so I figured I can start using it. 🙂 And I am not surprised she didn’t like fireworks, but was hoping since she LOVES speed, daredevil sorts of things, loud music, and doesn’t mind thunderstorms. But this was a bit too intense. This morning she told me it was NOT like in Princess and the Frog, it was scary. So true little one, real fireworks are far more intense than those in Disney movies!

  10. July 5, 2012 / 3:36 pm

    1. The painting looks great! 2. I love that after all these years your husband is finally Karl! 3. I was totally Emerson as a kid — even with giant headphones I hated hated hated fireworks! 

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