Anyone else feeling rather exhausted after another fun summer weekend?
one:: In case you missed it, last week, I was the Project Gadabout over on Poppy's blog. It was such a fun project and she did an amazing job on all of the featured posts! Be sure to check it out - I even did a guest post with more photos of the outfit above (more pink pants!). A huge thanks to Poppy for asking me to participate!
two:: This is a little overdue, but I want to send out a huge HUGE thank you to all of you who commented on Tabi's post last Monday. It meant so much to her and I both. Can you believe she's only 8 years old?! I can't wait to see how her personal style continues to blossom! Anyway, thank you thank you thank you. You're the best readers a girl could ever ask for!
three:: Like I said last week, I finally earned my derby name ... and the approval for full-contact practice with the "big girl" skaters (meaning they've been doing this for a while). I participated in my very first full-contact practice scrimmage last night. It. Was. Brutal. But also tons of fun. I think I had a couple of great moments of my own, but it was such an eye-opener to realize how quickly exhausting it gets. By the end, I could feel my quads trembling when we lined up and every time I got knocked down (which was a lot towards the end), it was so much harder to get back up. At one point, I literally felt like a ping-pong ball getting hit back and forth between 2 blockers! But it's making me pretty pumped to work harder on building my endurance and stronger foot work. Whew!
four:: I got a serious shopping bug this weekend! It's actually been quite a while since I've really shopped. I haven't even gone thrifting for quite some time! This was the weekend to go, though, because the sales were ridiculous! I went to the mall in the mood for a new pair of shoes and came back with the following:
1 totally groovy black pantsuit that makes me deliriously happy
1 cutesy short-sleeve sweater I can't wait to pair with my giant pink pants
1 completely bad-ass statement ring
1 colorful and bold statement necklace
1 long turquoise and leather necklace
1 safari-esque shirt to be worn as a skirt with a little of my own DIY touch
1 adorable tie-back denim sundress
1 romantic soft pink ruffley wrap dress
1 pair of high-wasted chambray shorts
0 pairs of shoes
Money spent? A whopping $86! Total! I love those shopping trips!
five:: Every time I have a successful shopping trip like this, I just want to come home and clear out my closet to make room for my new duds. Sooo, you can find a lot of my items over in my Smashion store. I'll be adding even more items today, so be sure to keep checking back!
And P.S. IT'S SHARK WEEK!!!!!