Happy Saturday! I was up bright and early, as I proctored the ACT at our school. How's your weekend going so far? We are heading my colleague's baby shower this afternoon, then cheering on the Irish this eve! We snapped some pics from last night's outfit in front of our new and improved YELLOW front door! Many thanks to Mike for coming up with the idea, going to Ace Hardware to start the project, realizing he needed to bring our yellow Adirondack chair with him to match the color, going back to Ace with the chair, washing the door and the chair while he was at it, painting the door (twice), hanging the door back up, and switching our screen door to a glass for the colder temps. Writing that just made me tired, let alone actually doing any of it. HAHA! I love you, Mike! THANK YOU!
Last night I threw on an easy outfit for a progressive dinner with my pals in St. Charles. We swapped locations (if you caught my last post
, we were going to do the progressive dinner/crawl in Geneva, but it was toooooo cray with the Festival of the Vine happening). Just as well because St. Charles wasn't packed at all, and we hit up some of our favorite restaurants. It was so fun! Apps and drinks at Puebla
and then we walked down to The Office
for entrees. I had to head out to get to bed to proctor, but the rest of the crew forged on to McNally's
to end the night!
The fall temperatures are great for layering, and I did just that last night with my quilted Burberry jacket,
so I was set for the walks between restaurants. Just a disclaimer: I will be the first to say I'd never pay $600 for a jacket, but this was a gift from my ex-bf (haha), and I wear it ALL THE TIME (read more about it here
). I would go for a more inexpensive version, instead, like this one
under $200 or this one
under $130. My Burberry jacket is from 2012, and again, I never stop wearing it. But, I still think $600 is insane for a jacket.
My striped top
was from last year's J. Crew releases, but any striped top will do for an easy-going Friday night look! Stripes never go out of style, and you can pair them with statement earrings or a bold necklace. Stripes are super easy to dress up or dress down.
I am a huge fan of Loft's curvy denim
skinny jean collection. These jeans are a couple years old, but every year I add a pair to my collection. I love to cuff them at the bottom if I'm wearing booties. For reference, I am in a 28/6 in these. They stretch throughout the day which is great because I hate feeling like a stuffed sausage in my jeans. However, they don't get saggy! A perfect blend of stretch without the sag. Also, they always go on sale. I've never paid more than $40 for a pair of these jeans.
My tassel earrings were (literally) $4 at a store's closing, but here are similar ones!