A kind of strange, mellow weekend it has been. Up until Friday evening, I thought I was working a promotional event the whole weekend. I spent the whole week mentally preparing myself for not having a weekend, so I was slightly put off by finding out my event isn't until next weekend! That means tomorrow is actually the start of the twelve days in a row of work...so hooray for that. I know I should have just reveled in the fact that I actually had a weekend, but do you ever have those days where you feel something is ruined for the sole fact that what you thought would happened didn't?
Boots: Marshalls (old)
Bracelets: The Plaid Barn
Paper Flowers: DIY
Why all the work you may be wondering. Well you see, at the end of May R and I bought a groupon to go to an all-inclusive resort in Cozumel in a fit of vacation depravity. I actually lived in Mexico in a small fishing village in Baja California Sur for five months while studying at the School for Field studies, so Mexico holds a very special place in my heart! Cozumel is way more touristy than the Mexico I know, but I have a feeling it will be no less beautiful. It is now a little under a month away so I can really start to get excited about it! That said, I don't exactly have lots of extra cash lying around, so I am working full time at my regular job and then picking up a few weekends at a different job to try to pay off my credit card bill for my plane ticket, etc.! So, even though I may be complaining about some long hours in the near future, know that it is a means to and end, and the end just happens to be pristine sandy beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, snorkeling with tropical fish, and all you can eat and drink for four days!
These photos were taken yesterday and I am loving the stark contrast of sorbet colored pastels against the dry Coloradan landscape. American Apparel sent over this beautiful lilac hued dress and I am totally loving it! The top is sheer lace cutouts, and I really like that you can change the whole look of it depending on what color you choose to wear underneath. It's fun and a little bit sexy without being too over the top. I opted for bright pink underneath this time and whipped out some paper flowers I made awhile ago for a little touch of whimsy. And speaking of whimsy, R thinks I am certifiably insane because I thought the mint green fire hydrant looked like an abstract cactus with the flowers on top? Can you see it?! No? Okay. Well then he may be correct.
I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday. Do you have any exciting trips planned in the near future? I would love to hear about your plans!
p.s. Don't forget to enter my giveaway over on Marisa's lovely blog Shades of Monet! It is my first ever giveaway for a $40 gift card to my vintage shop, head on over and follow the super simple steps to enter!