Thursday, May 12, 2011

Beachy Keen!

Oh Joy!  We've had a little taste of summer this week!  My husband and I finally were able to bring our cute-as-a-button 1963 Mercury Comet home to Minneapolis from my brother's shop and we spent all day Tuesday enjoying it!  The weather was HOT even reaching 90 degrees!  I know, only in MN could you go from 34 degrees to 90 degrees in just 10 days!   But even as our butts stuck to the vinyl car seats we were loving every minute of it because it really felt like summer!  

Summer always makes me think of the ocean and beaches.  It's been almost 5 years since I've seen the ocean and I'm craving it bad here in land-locked Minnesota.  Dylan knows this & asked me "I' know you think you want to live in MN forever but what if I got a sweet, high paying job on a coast somewhere and we could have a beach house?"  I would have a hard time resisting that move!  I love those hypotheticals because they get me thinking, "Hmmm... what would my dream beach house look like?"   The following are my inspirations images and I'd love to use them to bring a little "beachy-ness" to my house here in MN!

I've had this kitchen in my inspiration folder for a few years now!  
I adore the sea glass subway tiles!!!

I would seriously leave my whole life behind if I could live here!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Workwear Wednesday

Another addition to Workwear Wednesday, and this time I'm focusing on blouses!  I feel like we had maybe a decade where the blouse almost disappeared and all ladies wore to work were button down dress shirts.  But the blouse is back in a big way now and I'm itching to add a few to my wardrobe!  Blouses are pretty boss when you think about it. They're comfortable, often roomy, without looking messy and they can dress up any pair of jeans!  My only problem is I have a bigger chest and I'm worried that the pattered blouse I'm drawn to would make me look, um, fat.  Any thoughts?  Can big chested ladies rock a pattered blouse without looking gigantic?  {Images via Pinterest}

I love this blouse as well as the color combo!
pretty patterns from anthropology
Okay so my chest is way to large to pull this look off but how cute is this really!
I love how tidy (i.e. well tailored) & classic this is.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Monday

I have the Monday blues.  It's rainy and cold and I once again worked away most of my weekend.  Poo!  I at least found time on Saturday morning to hit the farmers market with a friend and pick up a few goodies.  But with little personal time except crashing on the couch at 10 o'clock I get that, "Why can't I just be a '50's house wife? My only job would be to, like, bake a cake or something."   The grass is always greener right?