Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daily MelWear: Weekend Attire

I don't normally post my weekend outfits but a few people have asked about them and I have some extra time today (my daughter is with her dad for Father's Day and my parents are out visiting my brother and his family) so I thought I'd go ahead and post some. So exciting, no?

There are no photos of today, because I slept in and haven't showered (and may not today. TMI? Sorry, but this is the ONE day I have to stay home and get things done!) and probably will not be wearing anything cute. Moving on...

Friday is my day off work because I work 10 hour days Monday - Thursday. My daughter knows Fridays as Mommy Day since we always have the day together. I love my Mommy Days!

I was originally going to wear this dress just by itself, but then it seemed like WAY too much pattern so I threw the cardigan on top even though it was almost 100 degrees outside. Pops of yellow in the belt and shoes are always fun with the blue and green pattern. Usually I wear something underneath too when this dress goes to work but since it was the weekend, I left that off. 

I spent the morning with my daughter, having pillow and tickle fights, and then I had a nail and hair appointment at 11AM. When I came home, we had lunch together before her nap. After her nap, we played, had dinner, then took a trip to Target so that she could pick out anything she wanted with the gift cards/money she was given for her birthday. She picked out the new Alice In Wonderland DVD with Johnny Depp (that's definitely my daughter!), a bath toy, a Toy Story car racing toy, a Rapunzel doll and some new black sandals that matched my yellow ones I was wearing.

On Saturday, we went to my cousin's daughter's dance recital in the morning and then to lunch with the whole family. After lunch was nap time, then I brought her to her dad's house so that he could spend Father's Day with her. He opened his Father's Day gift then instead of waiting so I could see him open it. I found Star Wars lightsaber chopsticks! One adult and one kid-sized pair. He was so excited and so was our daughter. Yay for good gifts! :)

I went back home, picked up my mom and headed to Wal-Mart and Bath & Body Works, then we went back for my dad and he took us to dinner.

That was my weekend! Now for a few other things to mention...

Daphne from Fashion Confessions of a Mommy tagged me in a What's In Your Bag post. My bag isn't all that exciting, but here's a photo (I have one of those purse organizer thingies because I'm a neat freak - there, I said it):

And here's what's in there (basically): hairbrush, medicine case with ibuprofen, dramamine and chewable pepto, gum, pens, business cards, sanitizer, lotion, make-up, thigh-highs in case my boss freaks about us not wearing hose, and two extra pairs of panties in case my girl has an accident. I usually have my wallet, keys and phone in there too but didn't take a picture of them.  I'm entirely unexciting, I know. Heh.

One other thing is that I was awarded the Lovely Blog Award by B. Inspired at Bravoe Runway. I know this has gone around several times (and I also really don't like leaving anyone out) so I'm not going to tag anyone else, but I'll quickly share seven things about myself.

1. I like to sing. A lot. I'm no star or anything but I do get paid to sing with an entertainment company during Christmastime. In fact, my ex-husband and I met at a restaurant where we both worked, where the waitstaff put on shows each night. I was a hostess, he was a chef. FUN times! :)

2. I have weird fears of elevators and water. I'm claustrophobic so I HATE elevators for fear that I'll get stuck in one, and I don't like natural bodies of water. I'm okay with pools, but lakes, oceans and other natural things freak me right out. And I also hate flying. The last time I flew was on a missions trip to Thailand back in 2005. Nothing happened on any of those flights, except that I had a panic attack for no good reason. Even though the flights were "okay", I'm still PETRIFIED of flying.

3. My favorite color is green.

4. If our daughter had been a boy, we would have named him Giovanni Michael. However, I'm SO GLAD we had a girl and that we had EXACTLY the girl we have. I adore her!

5. My two favorite jobs were working as a barista at Barnie's and as the administrative assistant in the music department at a huge local church.

6. I'm a little bit terrified of the day when I'll pay off my bills and be able to move out of my parents' house into my own place with my daughter. I've never been on my own and it scares me. Plus I'll have to learn to cook. Meh.

7. I could probably live on coffee, chocolate, and pizza. Not for long, cuz I'm sure eating that badly would kill me young, but I do love those things. :)

And that's it for my weekend post! I have the next 7 hours all to myself to get several loads of laundry done, more blog posts written, guest posts completed, organize my room a bit and who knows what else. Hopefully I can even get all of that done!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend and Sunday!!!


  1. My favorite color is green, too!
    (Love the way you used yellow as an accent with the turquoise and black dress! It's striking)

  2. I think it's sweet your daughter picked out matching sandals. Aaaaw. I love both the outfits but I don't know how you were able to wear an extra layer on a 100 degree day! I'm a wimp when it comes to heat!


  3. Great looks! I love the print and color of your first dress and the way you layered your chambray shirt over the second dress!

  4. So cute! I love the first dress' print and color. And I really like the chambray shirt with the LBD. Just adorable!

  5. Love the polka dot dress and you did a great job adding the shrug! Thank you for sharing your 7 fun facts about yourself, I like green too and when you do move first it may seem different but before you know are going to love it :)

  6. Sounds like a fabulous, fun-filled, family weekend :)

    You look so polished even on your casual days. Love it!

  7. The print of that first dress is lovely, and the yellow is the perfect choice for a pop of color! That second outfit is super flattering! Both great looks!

  8. What a nice weekend! Love that you had some time to yourself today. That's important and I appreciate that you take time to get your hair done. I love that your daughter bought matching sandals with you. That's so cute! Oh, and you look cute in that dress. I wear cardigans or jackets too even if the weather is super hot because if it looks good, then I do it :)

  9. This is a great post. I love learning random facts about the bloggers I follow just because there's always something I have in common. I, too, could live on coffee, chocolate and pizza (but I would need to follow it with wine), and your comment about it killing you young literally made me laugh out loud!
    Sounds like you had a fun, busy and productive weekend. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    And as always, you look lovely!

  10. cute! i really enjoyed learning new things about you. :) sounds like you had a really nice weekend. (i'm with you about natural bodies of water...)

  11. Cute outfits. Sound like you had a good weekend. Also congrats on the award.

  12. Love the chambray shirt over the black dress. So chic and casual.

  13. 1. I love the first outfit. I think you're right to break up all that pattern with the cardigan. :)

    2. I love flying!!! I love airports! Maybe the more you do it the less you'll be terrified? No? Ok. :)

    3. I hope you enjoy the rest of your "you" time. :)

  14. How cute about the lightsaber chopsticks! Your outfits are cute, and I'm happy you got the chance to post them. I do think I'd die in them in 100+F heat though.

  15. The tied shirt over the dress is so cute! I need to give that a try.

    The light sabre chop sticks are a hoot! And, then your daughter picked out the same sandals as you. Kids are so darn cute.

    Glad you are enjoying your day off and relaxing. Sometimes you need time to yourself to re-energize.

  16. I could live off chocolate, pizza and wine (not a coffee drinker) and how near that you're a singer (even the shower can't stand my voice!) I LOVE both weekend outfits- the yellow is so fun and I love the colourful bracelets in your Sat outfit. I've thought of working 10 hr days Mon-Thurs to get a 3 day wkd- seems to be worth it!

  17. I love both of your weekend looks. That first dress is beautiful on you.
    No Guilt Fashion

  18. I love both outfits...the pops of yellow are fab with the dress...I am also petrified of elevators because I am super claustrophobic. As a kid, I refused to ever step in I have to get in one every day for work and I just stare at the doors waiting for them to open the whole ride!!

  19. Your first dress is a great pattern but theres something about your second look that is my favorite. I think it might be how simple and chic it is and probably the shoes cause i love shoes

  20. Love both outfits! And I love using pops of yellow too, it such a great color to add to almost any outfit.

  21. totally love that second look with the tied shirt!
    (ps: thanks for stopping by; wrote back!). xo

  22. I love those outfits. The pattern on that first dress is stunning !

    And I love those what,s in your purse posts, I just think that's so fun to see what are other essentials !

  23. Your weekend wears are fantastico! You look great! And thanks so much for the tidbits of info. I love learning about the other side of style bloggers... I want to know about people!

  24. Oh my -- I love the bright colors in your first dress. And it looks so comfortable, which is perfect for the weekend.

    And I also love the look with the knotted denim shirt. I recently purchased one and have been anxious to remix it as many ways as possible. I might have to try this!

  25. Guuuurrrl! I am so sorry that I missed this post b/c you look amazing in both outfits. I love the print and fit of the first outfit, but the ease and understated chic-ness of the second one is awesome!

    I think you're the only other person that I've "met" who also has a fear of flying! And I'm more afraid of flying over large bodies of water than over land...! Yea for having more things in common!

  26. What a lovely outfit!
    I think your blog is very inspiring!
    Love, Eline


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