Summer Swimmies

Contrary to how it may appear that I have never worn a swim suit since my skin is roughly the color of a crisp white bed sheet, I have! Gotta pile on that SPF, but it happens. And with the weather finally warming up, I’m just itching to soak up a little sun (and this year I’ll have a yard in which to soak it up!). So, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite looks this year.

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I may not have jumped on the adorable high-waisted bandwagon last year—I admit I’m still a little wary of what these tan lines may look like—but I ordered the bottom half of Look Three to pair with a navy and white polka-dot bandeau I picked up at the GAP. I just received them this week and so far my husband’s review is that he doesn’t understand them. He made a point to say that it’s not like he doesn’t like them, he just doesn’t get it. He followed this with saying that I look like I’m from Mad Men. How that would not be a compliment is beyond me. So, I suppose only summer will tell. Any thoughts on high waisted bikini bottoms?

One and Two: Urban Outfitters, Three: ASOS, Four and Five: Modcloth.


Outfit: Secret Garden

Well, I think it’s time to infuse a little something other than my love for food (which is a lot!) into this blog, since my goal is to encompass creativity in all forms. Not in just what I eat…

Despite the fact that there was freakishly warm weather earlier in the month, we’re finally on track with the stereotypical “April Showers” weather here in central Illinois. Which means everything is brilliantly green and the lush green seems to stand out more against the drizzly, overcast sky.

Our backyard is ridiculously beautiful this time of year, probably especially so since winter is finally a thing of the recent past. It reminds me of a little secret garden.

Just as we were out enjoying the tiny window of nice weather though, the April showers started back up and and drove us back inside. Does anyone else have favorite rainy day outfits, or is just me?

Outfit Details: Dress: Zara, Sweater: Zara, Shoes: Aldo, Hair bow: Have had since I was 5!