Last Manic Monday, I shared with you all how awesome my birthday weekend was. It was great - date night Saturday, dinner with the in laws Sunday, a cake baked for me by a coworker, and a low key dinner on my official birthday last Monday. I was exhausted and more than satisfied with the celebrations. The husband had gotten us all-inclusive tickets to see the Cardinals at the end of the month - I've been wanting them ever since I became a super fan, so I was extra happy. He gave them to me at dinner Saturday night before my birthday.
Well, as we are pulling into the driveway after work on Monday, my actual birthday, there is a box in front of the garage (which is really strange that it wasn't on the front porch.) I knew (for once) that I wasn't expecting anything, and the husband said he wasn't either. The box had his name on it, so I handed it to him. He gave it right back to me and said it was actually for me. Hmm. Weird. I mean, I'll admit that I've drunk shopped before and forgotten about it…
I open the box and see this bag. SAY WHAT??
Let's rewind to a few weeks ago. Gina and I are texting and I tell her how much I hate myself for liking this Tory Burch bag. I'm honestly not a Tory Burch fanatic, but I was just drawn to this leopard print. Especially when Rachelle and Danielle are constantly flaunting it at me!
Well, apparently, Gina filed that tidbit of knowledge into her Carylee archives, so when the husband solicited her help for birthday gift ideas, she suggested this bag. I had no idea he even reached out to her! It's sold out everywhere, just so you know, and from what I understand, Rachelle was actually able to locate it. He had intended to put the tickets *in* the bag, but since it didn't arrive as soon as he had hoped, and since I'm an impatient Nancy when it comes to gifts, he caved and gave me the tickets before the bag got here. So, all day last Saturday as I'm giving Gina the sob story about how my birthday makes me sad and how the husband didn't plan anything for me; she knew all along that this bag was on its way to me. Yes, yes, I was wrong, and I clearly don't have enough faith in my loved ones. I was so happy and flattered and grateful to have these two ladies involved with this conspiracy bag!
Earrings: Express | Bag: Tory Burch | Top: Express (option) | Bracelet: Stella and Dot (1,2), Kate Spade, Forever 21 | Shorts: Express (option, option) | Shoes: Sam Edelman
It's just been sooo ridiculously hot here. As in heat index of 105+. It's so thick and humid out that your glasses fog up stepping from inside to out (and the camera lens did, too.) We had a date night with his cousin and her husband on Saturday, and usually when it's hot like this, I reach for a knit dress of some sort. None of my dresses were really grabbing me though, so I decided to just dress up these camo shorts instead. I had about 4 different pairs of shoes I was debating for this outfit, but ultimately, I just couldn't say no to these heels again, and Gina validated my decision - so much so that she recreated this look herself here!
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I almost didn't post this outfit today because I just wore this cami a couple of Manic Mondays ago (here). But I thought it was good to just do it anyway since this really is such a different look than the other. Same great top, two different ways.
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