Listen. This is going to have to be quick.
My sweet friend Annie flew into town yesterday and we drove to Gruene (a little town about 35 minutes away) to meet our friend Jenny for lunch at the Gristmill. And I ordered the chicken fried steak.
Yes, for lunch. I ordered the chicken fried steak for lunch. With mashed potatoes. If you’re tempted to judge me it’s because you’ve never had the chicken fried steak at the Gristmill.
On a side note, when we drove into Gruene, Annie looked at me and said, “Please tell me this is where we’re stopping because it’s exactly what I want Texas to look like.” In hindsight maybe I should have taken a picture of it all so y’all could appreciate it but it didn’t occur to me until just now. I am the worst blogger ever.
Then we drove back home, spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out, and now it’s almost 11:00 p.m. and there are thunderstorms on the way and I have to hurry up and get in bed because I like to be in bed during a thunderstorm.
I also like to be in bed by 10:00 p.m. these days but that ship has already sailed. Now I’m just racing the storm.
(On a kind of related note, our roof still needs to be fixed and P decided to go up there earlier and do a little patch work since it’s supposed to rain all weekend. He ended up using an old Romney/Ryan sign to patch things up. Let’s hope it works better than their campaign.)
Anyway, here are some things I saw this week. I’ll be honest and tell you I struggled to find ten things. Maybe it’s me. Or maybe it’s the clothing manufacturers.
Okay. Let me tell you about this. I tried it on in Gap the other day because they had it featured like it was a skirt. And I guess I totally missed the tag that read “4 in 1 dress”. I mean I saw the 4 in 1 part but I thought it was a skirt you could wear four different ways and the whole thing just baffled me.
Then I came home and saw it online and realized that it could be a strapless dress. Sure. For some people it totally could be. But you know what I don’t care to do ever again? Wear a strapless bra.
But I loved the stripes and the color. (It comes in several color combinations.) So I bought it, took it to my seamstress and had the top part just cut clean off so it can just be skirt without the bulk of a fold down part that gives me a strapless option I’ll never use.
I believe the kids call this repurposing.
I also tried this on. And it looks better in person than it does in this picture. I think it could be a great little summer dress to just throw on. Or even wear it belted with a pair of skinny jeans.
I adore this necklace and it’s only $24.95.
I am a sucker for a peasant top from Free People.
I think this is super cute.
I always assume everyone has a denim jacket because it may be the piece in my closet that I love the most. It’s definitely the piece that I wear more than almost anything. They’re just so versatile.
When I was a junior in high school I had the coolest Liz Claiborne jean jacket. You don’t even know. That’s how cool it was. And it got stolen out of my locker. I really can’t even explain the devastation.
Clearly the fact that I’m still bringing it up almost twenty-five years after the fact conveys the level of grief. I mean LIZ CLAIBORNE.
This top. Love. It also comes in white.
Do you know what I appreciate about Zara? They aren’t going to give this top a fancy name. It’s a blouse with pleats at the front.
Some stores might want to call it the “Gypsy Wanderer Blouse”, but not Zara. It’s a blouse with pleats at the front. The Europeans keep it simple.
Jeans at Old Navy are on sale for $19. There’s never been a better time to get yourself some cheap, colored denim.
That’s it for this Friday.
Hope y’all have a great weekend and a happy mother’s day if you’re into that kind of thing.
I also feel like I would be remiss if I didn’t quickly mention that Sparkly Green Earrings would make a great last minute Mother’s Day gift since, you know, it’s about motherhood. You can get it on Amazon or at your local bookstore or Sam’s Club or maybe a garage sale table. And now I’ll shut up about it.