You know when you find a top or pair of jeans or even a sweater you love and you wear it over and over and over again and you don’t care who sees? That’s how I feel about just about everything I’m wearing here. I’ve never been one for tight clothes. I like to be polished but simple, loose but structured. This blouse is super roomy and comfy, but its boxy shape and stripes make it a classic. And I’m pretty sure linen pants are god’s gift to women. So yea, you’ve seen these pieces before, though not together, and you’ll probably be seeing them again! Wear what makes you feel good and don’t care who sees!
I love day dates. Possibly more than date nights. Day dates are casual, sunny and they take up a whole afternoon filled with fun activities. As opposed to date nights where I eat too much, fall asleep and wake up with a headache. I do love those, too. But I really really love day dating. This is what I wore for our afternoon picnic in the park on Saturday. I found this linen cargo vest in blogger Kendi Everyday‘s shop Bloom (well, online since her shop is in Texas). It’s light and versatile and I couldn’t wait for an excuse to wear it. I predict I’ll be throwing it over sun dresses and tank tops all summer and into fall. Paired with my new favorite (and only) maxi skirt and a light shell, I felt comfortable enough to lie on a blanket in the park (hence the wrinkles) and dressy enough for a date with my husband. That’s a win-win guys.
It has arrived! A friend of my uncle was nice enough to mail me a copy of Cosmo India’s March 2013 issue … you know, the one with my thigh in it?! Eeeeee!! My day (week, month … ) has been made. Thanks to all my friends in India for reading! xo
me: honey, look. i got this rain jacket for Iceland for less than $100! aren’t you proud? husband: that’s good. so it’s waterproof? me: well, no. but it’s really cute, right? husband: so wait. it’s not actually a rain jacket then? me: look, you should be happy. the other rain jackets i was looking at were like $200! husband: were they waterproof? me: well, yes. but this one does have a little nylon in it. husband: oh reesie, what i am going to do with you?
men. they’ll never quite get it.
now about the shades. Westward \\ Leaning says their sunglasses are “the perfect shape.” they come in various colors, lenses and arm details but only one shape, which apparently looks fantastic on everyone. i used chris as a guinea pig for this theory and let me say, they look even better on him! so i took his photo. and then he gave me one of those “reesie, if you put me on the blog you’re going to get it” looks. so you’ll have to take my word for it. i did, however, convince two of my girlfriends to model for me. those pictures are coming tomorrow.
another fun fact … this orange + white style, which i have fallen completely in love with even though susan didn’t recognize me on the street the other day because i had them on, is called “color revolution.” they were designed to honor democratic change throughout the world and proceeds from their sale will benefit Reporters Without Borders. that’s pretty damn awesome if you ask me. (did you know i studied journalism in college?)
So I needed a change. And though he wouldn’t let me get dangerous, my stylist put my hair on the chopping block. I know what you’re thinking. It’s long, right? Um … tell that to the 45 inches on the floor! Okay again, I know. Drama. But this is short for me guys! And risky. I had a super short do in college and my husband told me many years ago that he’d break up with me if I ever did that again. Romantic, eh? So what do you think? Go shorter? Or tell Tim (aka the best stylist in Philly, aka “Scarf” because he wears awesome scarves) to hand over the scissors?
Side note: don’t forget to get your tickets to join me Friday for some cocktails and shopping at the Gilt City Warehouse Sale! Take note: the event is so popular they had to change venues!