I think this past weekend ended up being as busy as the week leading up to it but at least it was packed full of fun and not work meetings. In between a pool day + girl’s night (celebrating my pal Kelly who is getting married THIS SATURDAY!!) and a great Father’s Day dinner, I snuck in a movie date with my Dad. We hit up the swanky new movie theater here (seriously, the St. Matthews Mall movie theater is SO NICE, if you haven’t been yet you need to go) to see Man of Steel.
I’m a huge movie nerd but it’s been a while since I’ve been able to see two movies in one month and I’m pretty excited about it. My verdict on Man of Steel (if you care, which you probably do not): it was good but a little long. Also it has a heavier sci-fi portion that some of the other superhero movies, so just a heads up if you’re not into that kind of thing. It also has the creepy guy from Boardwalk Empire in it and once again, he’s pretty creepy.
Since I always get cold in the movies, I wore this sweater which I scooped from the Milly + Banana Republic collaboration. It’s the perfect weight – not too hot but perfect for chilly air conditioning (need to bring it to work) and the bright coral feels perfect for summer time.
Hope you’re making this Monday a good one. Stay tuned ’cause I’ve got a pretty exciting giveaway on deck for tomorrow!
Coral Sweater: Banana Republic Milly Collection (40% off today too with code BRSAVE40); Boyfriend Jeans: c/o True Religion; Stripe Tank: J.Crew (old); Watch: Coach; Wrap Bracelet: handmade gift from my step-mom Suzie!
Photos by Whitney Neal.
I had every intention of putting together a well-thought out post today but then everything went to to s**t. That’s Monday for you.
I’m still recovering from a whirlwind trip to Atlanta aka A LOT of driving that was well worth it for the Southern Blog Society brunch. I had a great time meeting some fabulous bloggers and I’ll definitely be putting together a legit post on it later this week. But after spending 12 hours on the road over the course of two days (driving solo gets old fast), coupled with trying to get a two year old ready for “summer camp” (it’s in quote because he’s two and it’s basically just a lot of running around and playing) and trying to get my act together to show up to work on time – I’m spent.
Rather than totally sit things out, I gave it the ole college try but alas – this is all I’ve got for today.
I’ll try again tomorrow.
I’m taking a quick break from the Derby action for my first post as part of the Glam Style Squad. I was pumped to be selected and couldn’t wait to see what was in my first delivery from this installment’s sponsor, Marshalls.
When I pulled open the box, I knew this dress would be my go-to for this post. Simple with a twist – the leather collar and peplum – totally fit my style. Not going to lie, it was a little weird to throw on an all black ensemble in the middle of the colorful Derby week. But once I paired it with polka dots, I felt comfortable getting back in black.
Dress c/o Marshalls
My favorite part of this dress was how versatile it is to go from day-to night. I planned to show it without the jacket but no lies, I looked kind of wonky in the pictures. Take off the jacket, take down your hair and boom – ready for drinks or dinner. I know it’s spring and almost summer so you’re not in the mood to do all black and white – so instead of black shoes, throw on bright sandals or add a bright white blazer (I’m on the hunt for one – suggestions would be lovely!).
Gotta love Marshalls for being able to find serious goodies at a seriously good price. When I hit up a Marshall’s, I have to give myself at least a full hour so I can get digging to find my hidden gems. The bonus is that there are hidden gems in there no matter what your style.
p.s. – how pretty is this blooming bush in my pal Kelly’s backyard?
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This post was sponsored by the Glam Network but all opinions are my own (you know I wouldn’t lead you astray). I only post on brands and companies that I truly love.