Well, we just got home from my friend Julie’s house where we all watched the Spurs lose game seven and the championship. I was upset about it for 2.3 seconds until I remembered I don’t really care about basketball.
On a somewhat fashion-related note, Caroline had spent the afternoon playing with Julie’s daughter, Sadie. And when P and I got to their house in time for the game, Caroline was wearing an enormous bow in her hair. Like I cannot stress the enormity of this bow.
It looked so precious and girly that my heart skipped a beat and I had to remind myself not to show any sign of enthusiasm or excitement toward the bow because otherwise it would ensure she would never wear a bow again even under threat of death.
So I just said in my best monotone voice, “Hey. You’ve got a pink bow in.” It was just a statement. The same way I might say, “So. You have ten toes.” Merely a presentation of the facts.
She replied, “Yeah, I like it. I may want to start wearing bows now.” And I had to bite the inside of my lip until it bled to ensure I didn’t show any hint of a smile or other sign of approval.
I’ve noticed the bow phenomenon recently. Most of Caroline’s friends all quit wearing bows sometime around the end of first grade. But somewhere around the middle of fourth grade, bows began to make a comeback. Much like LL Cool J. And they came back with a vengeance. Bigger than ever. Somewhere between what the English refer to as a fascinator and the Flying Nun.
And so Caroline announced when we got home this evening that she’d like me to go buy her some new bows for her hair. Apparently the ones she wore when she was three are too small. You have to bow big or bow home.
But I think I may make her wait a few days just to make sure it really sticks. A shopping trip tomorrow might reveal my bow weakness.
Anyway, here are some cute things that I can actually profess my enthusiasm for:
The very first maxi skirt I ever owned was this brand. I bought it at Nordstrom Rack and loved it so much and then it had an unfortunate encounter with my dryer.
So don’t put it in the dryer.
However, I love the way these fit and they come in several different colors if you’re just looking for a simple maxi skirt.
I went in Target the other day and MY WORD at all the coverup options. There are tons of them and all so cute that I had a hard time deciding which one to buy.
This one is super cute and is longer than it looks. It also comes in some solid colors if you’re not a fan of the stripes.
I really love this. It comes in several great colors, but I love this blue. And I think it would be a great piece to wear year-round if you throw a jacket on over it.
This blue is so pretty. And Anthropologie is having a HUGE sale right now so it’s a great time to go check out all the stuff you can buy at 50% off.
The other day I saw an outfit on Pinterest that featured a bleached denim shirt and decided I needed to add one to my wardrobe. And then, lo and behold, I saw this at Gap the next day.
So I truly just bought this shirt for myself. Except I bought it online because everything is 25% off when you use the code GAPGIFT at checkout.
Also, I ordered it in a Tall size hoping it might be just a tad longer and work better with my skinny jeans, especially for the fall.
How cute is this with the chevron? Would be precious with turquoise jewelry.
I love this simple, pretty white top. I have a top kind of like this and wore it last week with bootcut jeans, wedge sandals and some turquoise earrings. It may be my favorite summer outfit of the year.
Speaking of turquoise earrings, I really love these. This style is so great because it really gives an outfit a pop of color.
These clutches from Noonday are so beautiful. I might order one just to display it on my dresser so I can look at it and feel happy.
Free People just does me in with the tunics. I love this so much and it’s on sale.
That’s it for today.
Y’all have a great Friday and just know I’m counting down the days until college football starts.
It’s the only sport I want to stress over.