Megan and I have been best friends for decades-- literally. We met at West Blvd. Elementary School in the early 90s, but she was whisked away to a different elementary school because of neighborhood boundaries. Sad!!! However, we rekindled immediately in our matching blond-bowl-cut-and-braces middle school days, and we remained friends throughout high school, Miami of Ohio for Megan and Saint Mary's for me, Case Western Dental School for Megs and moving to Chicago & getting my masters from Concordia University for me.
I always laugh because I truly HATE and fear talking on the phone (shocking, I know, because I can talk in front of teens all day without a prob, and I like to make friends with anyone who is breathing), but Megan is programmed into the new car's "calling" thingy, along with my mom, dad and Mike. I can talk to Megan and catch up for hours, which is huge for a phone-a-phobe.
(Funny story: when Mike and I had our first phone call when we started "talking", I had two sticky notes full of topics to ask him about/keep the convo going. We talked for 51 minutes, which was miraculous because I was soooooo nervous. Haha!). Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to have a visit from Megan and her sweet sis, Kimmy, who is basically my lil sis, too!
I saw this tank top from Loft in one of their little catalog mailers, and I had to have it.
It sells out really quickly, but then they typically replenish it. The back detailing is so cute because it's all criss-crossed and adorbs. Also, the tassels are what sold it for me! Right now, Loft is having a 50% off sale, so HURRY! Use code: sparkler for the deal.
I also love this option for an alternative top! Or additional, since these prices are awesome! $25-30 for a summer tank is really affordable/reasonable!
^^ How pretty are these sissies?
I went with an XS for this tank, and I am glad I did. I am typically XS from Loft, only because it runs a bit bigger. It's flowy and roomy, so you should definitely size down.
We had so much fun checking out the Swedish Days Festival in downtown Geneva. I highly recommend Chianti's and their famous garlic crab pasta!
I remember at my wedding, I had all my bridesmaids do "fake laughs" for a pic that turned into us laughing so hard in real life. Then, as a bridesmaid for Megan and Jimmy's wedding in August, I used the technique. I am telling you: it starts fake, but then you die laughing due to the absurdity. Try it!
Photo credit: Blossom Lane Photography
Megan and I opted for jorts, and Kimmy wore the J. Crew Factory scalloped shorts that I am so obsessed with.
flamingo leg?!?!?!? ^^
Swedish Days is so cute in DT Geneva! I love our idyllic little town.
My bag is suuuuuper old Kate Spade, but here are some similar styles:
More flowy tanks to scoop up this summer including my favorite striped tank from Loft that is on sale for $20!!
Remember, use code: sparkler for 50% off everything today at Loft!
Are you liking the cooler weather if you live nearby? I sound so old, but I really liked the rain today because I had just put fertilizer on the flowers yesterday. LOL. #geezerstatus