Monday, April 21, 2014


We have been waiting for this past Saturday since last year. It was a dear friend's annual 39th birthday party. Our friend is a "beer snob" brewer that lets his friends into his beer cellar every year in honor of his birthday. There is always craft beer, cider, and mead as well as a full buffet with yummy vegetarian options.
My Megan Draper inspired look
Originally the day had been forecast to be warm and sunny, oh how a week can change the weather. Saturday turned out to be cool and rainy. I was discouraged at first since I had put my outfit aside several weeks ago. I switched out sandals for boots and pulled out my favorite asymmetrical sweater and the outfit magically turned from beach gal to something you might find when looking up 70s chic.
 My apologies for lack of different angels, it started pouring when we set out to take pictures. 
We just took them in a parking garage on campus so we wouldn't get the camera wet.

Hat- gift
Jewelry- vintage from Etsy
Cuff- Morocco in Epcot
Tank- Old Navy
Sweater- Burlington
Purse- Vintage
Skirt- Thrifted
Boots- Old
 I love this set of jewelry, it was a bargain buy ($5) in a Etsy shop years ago. I love elephants.

The purse is a vintage tooled leather bag that was my husband's 98 year old grandmother's. When we moved her to our town we divided the estate, I am the accessory girl so I got first pick of the vintage purses. (Grandma always loves seeing pictures of me rocking her vintage items) The purse is in remarkable shape for being as old as it is, the only thing that it needs is the thin lacing replaced. I just need to get the supplies then I could have it done in an afternoon.

The skirt was an impulse buy at Goodwill. It is a great length for summer and is just as cute with boots as it is with strappy sandals. It is a faux wrap, no worrying about flashing people.

The rain has been good for our garden at least. April showers bring May tomatoes, that is how it goes right?

 The tomatoes are growing like weeds!
 The tomatillo blooms are so pretty
 Our volunteer growing out of our compost.  It looks like a squash but we won't know what kind till we get fruit.
  This is just a weed but it is so pretty

This is my beautiful tree outside my kitchen window. I love to open the window so I can smell it all day.