Hello everyone! How was everyone's weekend? According to my dashboard activity of blogs this past Saturday and Sunday, it seems like everyone had a busy couple of days. Not a lot of blogging activity...which I think is a great thing! It means people are hanging out with friends and family...like I was. My parents were over again this past weekend working on our deck. One of the reasons why it's taking so long is because my dad wanted to avoid using the nail gun as much as possible. Nail guns are great. They're fast and you can literally lay down all the boards in a day for this sized deck. But the gun is so strong that sometimes it splits the wood pieces. To avoid this, him and Chris used hand drills and drilled in every screw by hand. I'm not even sure how many that was in total...probably thousands! But the finished product is stronger, looks better, and will last for ages to come. Here's how it looks so far:
So, onto the subject of fashion. Who did some damage at the Nordies sale this weekend? I went there straight after work on Friday night and was told that the dressing room wait was an hour long. AN HOUR! I have never been to a Nordies sale on the first day, so I've never seen mayhem like this. It was incredible to be around that though, I enjoyed the experience. I ended up making a couple of shoe purchases.
I've never owned a pair of Sofft shoes before but have always loved that they're so comfortable. When I saw the purple suede version of this on sale, I knew I had to snatch it up. What a great way to welcome fall in some nice purple suedes! The sales person said there were only 6 of these in the purple left at that store. I knew it was going fast so I snatched it up.
Many of you who's been following me since the beginning know of my wedding shoe woes. First I got a pair of Stuart Weitzman's, then I returned them because they were not practical enough. So I got a pair of Via Spiga's. But the Via Spigas, although I loved them, ran a little big for me. I was iffy about them but decided to keep them until I saw this pair! It was on sale so I asked the salesperson if I could try it on. And OMG, they were SOOO comfortable AND they're Stuart Weitzman as well. So ladies, my final decision, these will be my wedding shoes. It's also suede and I'll be able to wear them for work and going out. It's totally versatile...definitely a great buy I thought.
OK...now I need some styling advice. Leather and faux leather jackets are totally in this season, but I'm having a hard time deciding if it's truly me and how I would style it. After trying on several, I liked this Guess one the best...but girls...how would you wear this? With skinnies and boots? Flats? As outerwear? I need help!
Lastly, my OOTD. I was inspired by Cat here as one of her awesome work outfits on her 3rd day at her new job. I thought she looked so sheek...and wanted to recreate it. Thank you, Cat for the inspiration!
Top - Express (old...2005??)
Skirt - J. Crew polka dot silk pencil skirt
Shoes - Sofft pumps (Nordstroms)
On a related note, how do you girls battle the back zippered skirt in the bathroom? I've never mastered it without first turning the skirt halfway around, hook it, zip it then turning it back. This messes the shirt that's tucked in, which I will need to retuck. AND...not to mention sometimes the undies get a little twisted as well. Hehe...TMI? :)
Oh and please please please don't forget about Roxy's wonderful giveaway at Effortless Anthropologie here! She's giving away a $250 gift card from Anthro...I mean come on! WOW!