Monday, December 17, 2012

Mixed-up Weekend

Needless to say, this weekend didn't start off too well. First and most significantly was of course the tragedy of the Connecticut school shooting. It boggles my mind why someone would kill innocent children, and it made me want to pull Bridget out of school forever and move to some remote location. I can't imagine what the people in that community are going through, but my heart breaks for them.

Despite feeling incredibly solemn and bewildered by that, I was optimistic about the fun weekend I had planned. (No really natural way to segue, is there?) While on my way to Madison to visit a friend from high school, I stopped at Kohl's about halfway there, and my car wouldn't start back up when I went to leave. Instead of continuing on, my husband, daughter, and dog came and got me, and we had my car towed to a dealership. And of course it started fine the next day. Of course it did. Oh well. In the grand scheme of things, not a big deal, but it was a bummer.

The rest of the weekend went off without a hitch, though. Saturday, I met up with Katy, Corleen, and Mary for a Milwaukee blogger meetup at Le Rêve and The Ruby Tap in Tosa. I highly recommend both places. Delicious and fun! After that, I headed to my friends' apartment for our annual Christmas party. That's always a good time.

Here's what I wore Friday:

Inspiration Monday photo:

My interpretation:

Dress: Tucker for Target; Leggings: Old Navy; Scarf and Boots: Target; Coat: MICHAEL Michael Kors

Work version:

Blazer: swap

After-work version:

Cardigan: Old Navy

Saturday: Katy has the group picture from the blogger meetup on her camera, but here are a few of my Instagram shots - terrible quality, I apologize.

Top: Lela Rose for Target; Necklace: Charlotte Russe; Jeans and Cardigan: Old Navy; Shoes: Anne Klein via DSW

Chocolate caramel tart and cappuccino from Le Rêve

Katy and Mary Instagramming at The Ruby Tap

And then from the Christmas party:

This was pretty late in the night...we were quite wined up at this point, hence my rosy cheeks.

T drew my name and got me Converse shoes and nail polish to match!



  1. what a fun weekend, despite the stupid car ordeal!! i'm glad it started back up, though. i love that top you wore to the meet-up and party! and that dress...i always forget that i own that dress. i should have worn it for this challenge, too!!

  2. I love your meetup outfit - that top is so interesting! Looks like you guys had a great time :)

  3. Love everything, but the after work outfit is my favorite:)

    Aesthetic Lounge

  4. i always have loved that Tucker for Target dress
    glad you chose it

  5. I love how you styled that Lela Rose top with the colored trousers and great necklace! Besides the car issues, sound like you had a fun weekend!!