Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dreams of summer

Among my favorite stores I can't afford is Anthropologie. Despite only being able to afford the lowest of the clearance rack items, I receive their e-mails and drool at the pretty clothes and housing items. Today, I got this email featuring "pretty, packable outfits" made up of bathing suits, cover up dresses, and accessories. I thought I would create my own, using items I am much more likely to afford (and fit into, in the case of anthro's teenie bikinis.)

Swimsuit:Grecian one-piece from Lands End

I love this swimsuit, but it's hard for me to justify spending 100 dollars on a suit, even if i will use it a lot.

Sandals: Eleora Flat Sandals from Target

I love these sandals. I already have plans to buy them in blue for graduation, and I kind of want a lime green pair as well. They are super comfy and the price is right for a style that may only last a season.

Bag: Shopping Bag from a billboard, from Etsy seller EntrePeaux

The billboard material makes a great waterproof bag. I love how this looks like bamboo.

Cover up: Cotton Jersey Dress from Old Navy

My only complaint is that I wish this came in richer colors. Super comfy and lightweight dresses and skirts make for the best suit cover ups, and you could easily go into town for lunch in this outfit.

And last but not least, a book. Books are the ultimate beach accessory. This is where I need help from you, the public. What are your favorite summer reads? Do you devour chick-lit? Are you a fan of the classics? Do you like zombie mayhem? What will you be reading this summer?

Until next time!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

8 Things

We interrupt your regularly scheduled silence to bring you this survey, Courtesy of Amber at Newly Domesticated.

8 Things I'm looking forward to:
1. Graduating from library school (12 days, people!)
2. Not having such a ridiculous schedule
3. Moving into my grown up apartment
4. Having time to bake!
5. Seeing my family
6. Vacation in July
7. A summer full of reading (both in and out of the library!)
8. Blogging more!

8 Things I did yesterday:
1. Went to work, however briefly
2. Left work early, due to a terrible migraine.
3. Took a nap
4. Wrote a paper
5. Ate a tasty burger
6. Postponed a craft
7. Daydreamed about furniture purchasing
8. Worked on a final

8 Things I wish I could do:
1. Cook tasty, healthy food.
2. Find time to exercise
3. Finish summer reading planning
4. Have my cupcakes look good, not just taste good.
5. Finish a sewing project
6. Move into my new apartment NOW!
7. See old friends
8. Get a dog!

8 Shows I watch:
1. Law & Order, SVU
2. Ace of Cakes
4. CSI New York
5. House
6. Heroes (though i am only in season 2)
7. Lost (also in season 2)
8. Weeds

And, on to tagging.

Kristi(e) at Purple Polka
. . . Yeah I don't have many blogfriends.

Expect real updates as early as this weekend. May 11th is my last day of classes, May 19th is graduation. I am almost a librarian, guys.