Yesterday I went out to my parent’s house to hang out with my mom. My dad is up at the cabin working on the pontoon boat motor (always boat motors are breaking, what is the deal with boats?!) so we decided to have some party times. We went on a ton of errands, our first was to the needlepoint store to get a frame for the Charlie Harper Needlepoint I won from Purl Soho so I can work on it at the cabin next weekend. It’s been super hot and humid in Chicago lately and I decided that after about 5 years of not wearing shorts that I needed to get some. I had something like this in mind, but perhaps a bit cheaper (I know they’re on sale but I’m on a crazy tight budget). We checked the sale sections at Urban Outfitters, nothing, for fun we decided to check the sale section at Anthropologie and found a really cute pair, on sale for $99.50, totally not happening. At Nordstrom rack we found a pair but they came in every size but 4, though I found the cute shoes above there. I’ve been in love with the Swedish Hasbeens for a while, but again, cannot afford $193 for shoes. A zillion other stores were checked and we eventually found a cheap pair of cropped pants at Old Navy for $15, took them home and performed a bit of magic (i.e. cutting) on them to turn then into shorts.
I picked up The Valley of the Dolls at the suggestion of Anabela and plan to start on it tonight. I had started reading All the Pretty Horses, but can tell it’s going to be a fall read for me. My mom and I also checked in that world market store for some Nougat de Montelimar without luck but found some new Kinder Happy Hippos chocolates which were enjoyed with coffee and tea at home after this crazy excursion.
I had the good fortune to have some extra chambray laying around that was given to me for a project so I decided to finally make a top from the pattern I made a few weeks ago. The sewing went smoothly and the top is super comfortable. I had been planning to photograph it on the roof all day, so when it came down to finishing the neckline and stormclouds were rolling in I began to fret and scurry. The top was finished in time (obviously) but not 10 minutes after coming back inside it began to pour.
I also think this top goes nicely with my new hat. I’d been looking for one for a few weeks. My sister and I saw this one in the Marc by Marc Jacobs store one morning when we were on our way to brunch, 70% off but the store wasn’t open yet. Later that evening she surprised me with it for helping her out with her wedding and all. What a nice sister I’ve got myself.
Also, does anyone know what the large pink and cream flowers in the bouquet are called? Love.
Okay enough about that, the last photo is sort of random, but I always use this chair (which is usually my sewing machine chair) to paint my toes and it always looks so funny I decided to take a photo. Floating nailpolish! Haha.
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