|I kept trying to order Tapas and Margaritas from people walking around,|
but everyone just kept looking at me in a strange manner.... and no one
brought me either. What. Ever.
I have been heard mumbling lately about my pathetic summer wardrobe. Most of my summer items are at least 10 years old. While the majority of them are still in decent condition, I'm over the clothes. Let's be honest, I like fashion and I get bored easily. And also, do you know what else has aged 10 years? My post two-pregnancies body. Good times....
So I did something cRaZy. I used my 20% off coupon (ONSAVE20) and purchased some actual new items from the Old Navy Mexicali line. And, unlike what I buy at second hand stores, these items are not just new to me. The BEST part is that they are so versatile that they blend brilliantly with some of my favorite things that I have owned for years. They definitely have a beachy, ethnic vibe, but also translate very well into my personal flavor that is a mixture of Boho and country chic with a heavy dose of "comfortable". LOVE.
I brought my new summer wardrobe home, laid it all out on my bed and did what any girl would do: I called my girlfriend Sarah and asked her if she wanted to play dress up and have a photo shoot with me. Naturally she said yes.
(P.S. This is another friend Sarah, not the one that befriends colorful locals and made me do the ninja pose. I always try and keep two Sarahs and two Erins on hand, because I tend like 'em.)
To set the mood, I made lemonade (because it was the middle of the day) and poured it in margarita glasses. Then I put my sound machine on the ocean setting, grabbed some maracas and we were ready! Okay, I don't have maracas (as I have mentioned before), but I do own some cute straw hats and I donned my trademark aviator glasses.
Then I persuaded Sarah to try on a different outfit and that is when I realized that she looks better in my clothes than I do....
|She thinks my tractor's sexy. |
But seriously, this adorable skirt has pockets. POCKETS!
I love pockets! Then my hands don't alert people to
exactly what is on my mind. heh heh.
Since it is common knowledge that every woman should have a maxi dress this year, I bought one in my favorite colors of green and turquoise. Then I held up the dress to show Thing 1 and he said "That is a BIG dress!". Then I laughed and "country chic" styled my new maxi dress with a white denim jacket, some silver and turquoise jewelry and some well-worn cowboy boots. This is the perfect look for my new profession as a dog whisperer.
|The Red Dog is saying "OOOOHHHH! YESSSSS! |
That is the spot!"
|The Black Dog, who must have been previously owned by |
Native Americans, says "Cameras steal your soul."
I disagree, but her teeth chattering tells me that she
believes this to be true.
Again, Sarah is rocking yet another adorable skirt and denim combination that is always great for summer. Don't forget to roll those sleeves, ladies! Show off the arm jewelry, whether it be bangles or tattoos or henna...
|This is perfect for relaxing in the hammock!|
Let's face it, anything is perfect for relaxing
in the hammock.
|Look at that girl! She's going places!|
...like to a party in the gnome garden with her 80's
Sarah then tried on the little black dress that was $8 yesterday, and we styled it with some bright colors for a casual summer look.
|I love this picture so much.|
I was at the checkout, paying for my new wardrobe when something was tugging at me. I turned around and saw that it was this navy blue gauze dress with turquoise embroidery. It honestly didn't look super appealing on the hanger, as many clothes don't, but I just had one of those feelings about it. Kind of the same feeling that I had when I met my husband and he had a mullet AND a mustache. I thought "With a little tasteful styling, this could really be SOMETHING SPECIAL." Not only did I accept the date with my now husband, I also bought the dress. Both turned out to be major winning decisions on my behalf.
|And to think I almost left this adorable|
dress homeless in the store. It was
so clearly meant to be with me.
It's my favorite.
|Here is my new sweet frock-|
|Here's my husband on our first date- pre styling.|
I'm so glad that I accepted this man's offer.
And I so glad that he shaved the stache and cropped the hair....
|I could eat so much while wearing this dress and |
NO ONE would EVER KNOW.
In my mind, that is even better than yoga pants!
Peace, Love and Unicorns,