Monday, June 8, 2009

Four day weekend recap: June 4 - 7, 2009

I'm BAAA-AAAACK! Miss me?

We took a four day weekend and headed to South Carolina to see my baby sister graduate from high school. Trips home are always a whirlwind and this one was no exception.

Thursday, June 4 - Travel Day

Tank Top: Express

Jeans: Express (Mia Ultra Skinny)

Sandals: Reefs

Earrings: Simply Irresistible (local store)

Wrap: New York & Company

Scarf: The Limited

We flew out on Thursday. I have a couple of simple rules I always follow for dressing comfortably when I fly.

1. I always wear pants. Airports and airplanes can get awfully chilly.

2. I layer on top with a tank top, a lightweight sweater and a scarf. I have been in airports that have been freezing cold even mid-summer. I have been stuck on airplanes when they turned off the air to conserve fuel. More than once, I have used my scarf to keep my feet warm when I get stuck next to the window. My motto: be prepared for anything!

3. I wear slip-on flats or sandals. Nothing that requires buckling or tying. Because we all know that airport security is a b*tch.

Of course, we were in a hurry to get out the door, so no detail shots of the tank or the earrings but they are both personal faves, so I am sure you will see them again very shortly!

Friday, June 5 -Hanging out with the fam

Dress: New York & Company

Sandals: Ann Taylor Loft

Earrings: New York & Company

Ring: The Limited

Friday we were all just hanging out, running a couple of errands and attending my dad's softball game. I packed a pair of capris for this day but at the last minute I grabbed this extra dress, just in case. I'm glad I did, because the sunburn wasn't quite healed and (TMI ahead!) shaving my legs was out of the question. So a nice maxi dress kept me cool, kept me cute and kept me covered. My grandpa asked why I was wearing my pajamas out of the house.

Do you think maxi dresses look like pajamas?

Saturday, June 6 - Graduation Day!!

Dress: New York & Company

Necklace: New York & Company

Shoes: Baker's Shoes

Sister: Emily

The graduation is held outdoors in the high school football stadium. South Carolina is ridiculously hot and humid, so I packed expecting to spend two hours in the sweltering sun. As it turns out, they kept it to an hour and the day was overcast and actually kind of pleasant. I didn't even break a sweat! I did however climb a fence in a dress and four inch heels. Nothing gets between this girl and her baby sister.

Isn't she beautiful? I'm so proud of you, Em!

Sunday, June 7 - Church and Travel Day

Dress: Ann Taylor

Sandals: Ann Taylor Loft

Earrings: New York & Company

Wrinkles: Sitting in church

Big mistake, I should have taken my pictures before church, as I was a wrinkled mess by the time I got home.

Sunday we went to church in the morning, followed by an IHOP fix and then it was time to head to the airport. In the rush (again), I didn't get a picture of my return trip outfit, but it was the same outline - jeans, a cute tank, a cardigan and my Reefs.

I love the color of this dress because it's not a color I wear very much at all. I never really know how to wear this shade of blue unless it's by itself or with white pants/shorts.

Do you have a color you struggle with wearing?


watergirl82 said...

I love the color of your church rich and vibrant! And as weird as it sounds, I have a pair of brown cords that don't seem to look good with anything I have...

Cole said...

Love your maxi dress. It looks great on you... but because I'm so short, it does look like pajamas on me.

I've pretty much given up on the color purple. I can never find the right shade that doesn't make me look washed-out and pale.

Boutique Girl said...

I love that maxi dress! I have yet to find a maxi dress that I LOVE!!

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