I feel like a good way to start this blog post is by telling you how much I loathe paisley pattern. Seriously, I hate it. I dislike few things as much as I dislike paisley. Yet here I am wearing it. I know. I kept going back and forth to wether or not I was actually going to purchase this dress a few months ago. I kept trying to block out the paisley and focus on the undeniably perfect pairing of orange, fuschia and yellow. Mike was not sold, but I'm glad I gave it a shot. Originally priced at $89, I managed to score this one for right at $20, and I'd consider a $70 savings a success. This dress just makes me think of Mexico. I have a flight tracker set for every couple of days to track the price of two tickets back to Cancun. I'd really love for us to be able to go back for our 1 year anniversary (it's so soon!). Prices this year seem to be sky high so I'm holding out hope. I want to spend as many days as I can submerged in the crystal clear waters of Akumal, snorkeling with sea turtles. Ah, Mexico! I didn't think I'd love it as much as I did... but now I only want to be there!
I received the perfect 41Hawthorne necklace in my latest Stitch Fix and I instantly knew it'd be perfect for this dress. It's a little hard to see (darn my lack of close-up!) but it's awesome... just take my word for it haha I have so many amazing necklaces to share from Stitch Fix soon! Seriously, if you sign up, request some of their new Bauble Bar x Stitch Fix pieces, or anything from 41Hawthorne! (Actually, don't. Or at least wait until I own them all haha I don't want to miss out!) I wore it all with my ShoeMint wedges and a white purse I picked up the last summer I lived in NYC. I feel like it's the perfect Summer pairing, but of course I'm biased.
This weekend ended up being a slight bust in the way I didn't make it to the blogger meetup Saturday. I was so bummed. It's hard being an hour and a half away when things like that are happening. Some last minute things came up (don't they always?) and I had to stay planted in town for the day. We made up for it later that night though. We all piled in the car and headed to the drive-in to see Monsters University and Now You See Me. Both were fabulous. I'm such a sucker for animated movies like that. Anyone else excited for Despicable Me 2 this week?! Those minions! Toby had a blast and that's really what matters.
This week we're hoping to get as much done on the work front as we can. We're counting down the days until vacation (11!) and we're getting antsy. We're going to try to finish painting our deck today, and maybe even get around to our new carport/front porch railings. We spent most of yesterday cleaning the house top to bottom. It's so clean and smells so fresh! That doesn't last long with a 4 year old though. Our garden is almost ready to start harvesting -- squash and peppers galore! On the not so great end of the spectrum, Georgia started limping pretty badly yesterday. We checked her back paw and massaged her leg hoping that it'd just work itself out (She has a tendency to lay on the hardwood floors and her leg goes to sleep, then she limps until it wakes up) but last night it got substantially worse (yet she appears to be in no visible pain? Anyone know anything about dogs and their pain tolerance?!) We're taking her to the vet today and hoping it's nothing serious. She probably sprained it jumping off our bed or something, but I'd rather know for certain because I hate seeing her all caddywhompus.
Well, I hope y'all have a lovely Tuesday! xo
Dress via Ross
41Hawthorne necklace via Stitch Fix
Forever 21 bangles
NYC street vendor purse
Wedges c/o ShoeMint (last year)
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