I mentioned a few weeks back that I’m a big fan of any sort of sky related event…
…I’m not sure where exactly I acquired this
obsession interest, but I really do love this kind of stuff. If nothing else, watching any kind of major production from Mother Nature is proof that we are all just infinitesimal pieces in an unimaginably large puzzle.
This weekend (the night of the 12th to be exact) is peak visibility night for the Perseid meteor shower and I’m pretty pumped about it. If you happen to be looking for me then, I’ll be out back laying in the driveway in front of the garage on a pile of pillows and blankets. I jest you not, that is exactly where I’ll be.
And I’m sure that by now, most of us have heard about the very rare solar eclipse that will be occurring across North America on August 21st. It’s a major event because if you are lucky enough to be in the direct path of the eclipse, it will be total…as in near night during the day. How cool is that? Unfortunately, I’m not in the path of totality, but I plan on enjoying it all the same. The sun will be approximately 78% eclipsed where I am and damn straight I’ll be out in the backyard ready and waiting. Just today, I picked up our special eclipse viewing glasses, at Lowe’s of all places. And you guys know that they are super stylish and cool looking, right? Actually, they look a lot like the cardboard glasses that you have to wear to watch 3-D movies. Maybe next week I’ll share a shot of how I styled my eclipse glasses…c’mon, you know you want to see that.
If you happen to be a North American continent dweller, I found this nifty little eclipse simulator tool just in case you want to check out how much of the eclipse will be visible from where you are.
This super cute frill sleeve top is the second Agnes & Dora piece that I received c/o the lovely Darcy at Fashion And Fun With Darcy . The boho ruffle midi skirt that I wore in Monday’s post was the first piece. They pair together perfectly, but you know me, I had to split ’em up. What I love about this top (besides the fact it’s got that soft slouchiness that I live for) is that it is, in essence, a basic tee with the fancy built in via the ruffles on the sleeves. Paired with a basic bottom like I did here, no other work is necessary to dress it up. It’s girly without being over the top. If you happen to be looking to add to your tee collection I suggest you give the frill sleeve top a look; it’s available in ivory, black and several prints.
Okay…the boots. I’ve been yapping about my discovery of Birkenstock boots on the blog and Instagram for a few weeks now. Well, here they are my friends…and they are fabulous! So fabulous in fact, I also got them in black. I scored both pair on 6pm.com where they are currently 40-50% off depending on the color. They are a soft waxed suede with a removable insert. The insert has the same design as the foot bed of Birk sandals minus the toe bar. And since the insert is removable I’ll be able to use it in other shoes so bonus points there. The boots are the same size as all of my sandals so I’d say they are true to size. One caveat though…many online reviewers stated that they couldn’t get their foot in the boot. The zipper that you see is a half zip so I’m not really sure what the purpose is. I personally had no problem at all getting my feet into them, but I wanted to forewarn you that might be a problem. I think it is probably dependent upon your arch if I had to guess.
Tees with special details like ruffles, a choker neck or embroidery are great additions to your tee shirt wardrobe. It’s nice to have a basic with a little bit of a twist.
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