Monday, August 29, 2011
I know a purchase is destined when I start fantasizing about how I'll wear it. I even start making plans of the vacations it'll accompany me on* - until that heart-wrenching moment when I consider the sticker price. I didn't have the wherewithal to spend $100 on a tunic at the end of the summer, but this Anupamaa version was too fantastic to pass up - especially when I scouted it on eBay for a mere $36. It hasn't arrived yet, but I suspect it'll be perfect for late-summer cocktails and next year's coastal vacation.
*You know you do it too.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Bracelets: $145 each by Diane von Furstenberg
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
(pun totally intended) for a pair of leopard print flats. They'd look equally chic with bright-colors and neutrals this fall. My requirements: a classic shape and constructed from calf hair, like this pair from Kate Spade. Are you looking for a pair of spotted flats this year?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I become nostalgic for carefree summer days once September nears. Fortunately, I've made it a point to pick up a few things that remind me of the warm-weather months.
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Even though Labor Day is fast approaching, there are a few warm days left for nautical stripes and hot pink lipstick.
Monday, August 22, 2011
On Friday afternoon, we went to Governor Dodge State Park. I was lured with the promise of paddle boats and swimming. But when the beach proved to be too crowded, we opted for a walk through the state park - in entirely inappropriate hiking gear. I spent most of the walk looking at the ground to avoid stubbing a toe on wayward stones.
Contemplative? Intrigued? Confused?
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Pattison State Park to see Wisconsin's tallest waterfall and enjoy the warm, sunny weather. But road construction thwarted our plans. When we were two miles from the park, we came to a detour - a detour that took us on a forty minute drive away. By that time, we could see Duluth, Minn. on the horizon and continued our drive to the neighboring state. We only had about 45 minutes to spend in Duluth before we had to drive back to Ashland for "Class Reunion Part Two," but we made the most of it. We purchased Minnesota beer, saw the famous Lift Bridge (appropriately named because it rises to accommodate passing shipping boats) and walked along Lake Superior's shore.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
On Friday morning, I took Dave to Bayfield, Wis., a sleepy tourist town on the shore of Lake Superior. Bayfield's highlights include: calm water for sailing, berry patches and state parks. All of which we didn't do. Instead, we browsed gift shops, purchased fudge and stopped for a midday cocktail - where we met an extremely chatty local.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
10-year class reunion wasn't that much fun, numerous roadside attractions and daytime adventures made the trip to Ashland worthwhile. First stop: Fred Smith's Concrete Park in Phillips, Wis. In 1950, Fred Smith, lumberjack and local tavern owner, began construction of concrete statutes embellished with shards of broken glass. The self-taught American folk artist created over 200 sculptures for passersby to enjoy.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Jeffrey Campbell oxfords as featured in yesterday's post, courtesy of Plum for Polly. The sweet cutout details will win over even the girliest of readers. Promise.
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Monday, August 8, 2011
Plum for Polly asked me to style a Jeffrey Campbell oxfords, I was a little intimidated. Oxfords have never fallen in my sartorial comfort zone. (If footwear doesn't have a high heel, low vamp or delicate strap, it doesn't make its way into my closet.) I also quickly learned I'm not a girl who can juxtapose oxfords with a feminine sundress. (Trust me, I tried.) Instead I opted for a pair of military-inspired shorts and a slouchy sweater - topped with a bit of sparkle. Give it another month and I'm sure this will be my go-to outfit on balmy September days.