Lands End Canvas Navy Striped Dress (similar, splurge) :: Gap Burgundy Elbow Patch Cardi (steal, similar) :: Target Belt (similar) :: HUE Navy Tights :: Zara Studded Ballerina Flats (similar, steal) :: Michael Kors Watch (similar) :: J. Crew Enameled Frog Bracelet (sparkly frog here)
I wore this ditty to a sushi supper tonight...excuse le bun, it wasn't a deliberate sartorial choice, I just decided that my hair was too dirty to wear down, and the minions didn't feel like waiting. It propelled me to don a dress and *sparkly* shoes, you know, to keep strangers from guessing that my last shower hasn't been in the past 18 hours. In any case, copious amounts of excellent Japanese fare were consumed, more copious amounts of Cherry Bing ice cream from my favorite indie ice cream joint were enjoyed, and this dress did well to generously stretch for both divine culinary experiences. My mom did eye my studded "I can kill you" flats, but wisely chose to not engage me tonight...I think she was a little intimidated by the aforementioned spiky feet.
My parents are leaving early tomorrow morning to make the trek back home, and while it's been a loooooong ten days, it's also been a bittersweet reminder of how much I miss living close by. Baby Warrior has thoroughly enjoyed himself with his doting grandparents, and I value the time they're able to spend with him. I never knew one grandparent, the others lived too far away overseas to see more than a handful of times during childhood, so I'm thrilled that Baby Warrior has the luxury of forming bonds with both sets of grands.
That said, have I mentioned that it will be kind of a relief to get my house back in order (when did my sterilely clean folks turn into clutterers and hoarders?!), get some of my child's attention, and ease back into our regular routine. I feel like I've been away from my own house on vacation, you know? Goodbyes with family can be so bittersweet.
That's about all I have in me today. In other news, I'm now the serendipitous owner of a DSLR camera...which means that photo quality improvement may be on the horizon. I still have to grimly read my way through the manuals, online tutorials, ecetera, so it may be a hot minute before I actually post a photo via camera. If anyone has any good learn it yourself websites or resources for Nikon DSLR or DSLR cameras in general, please email them my way. Or it'll be 2056 before I manage to scrub my blog of my current high quality pics. Snort.