WARNING: This post has lots of photos. Sorry not sorry.First off let me apologize for screwing with my posting schedule. Normally outfits appear every Monday like clockwork, but I was so sick yesterday that I couldn't even compose a blog post. Perhaps it was all the NyQuil that made me incoherent but I figure I would save you all the ramblings of a mad woman and write this post when I was more cognizant. So yesterday I spent all day on the couch watching House of Cards. It took me forever to get through an episode considering I kept falling asleep every twenty minutes. But I finished the show and I have to say I really enjoyed it! I'm not one for political thrillers but this one really sucked me in.
On Saturday Steve and I headed down to the Farmer's Market to pick up the rest of the starter plants for our garden. While we were down there we stopped at Bicentennial Mall to snap a few pictures. I got some very strange looks from tourists!
We picked up a bunch of tomato plants, okra, jalapenos, pimentos, basil and cucumbers and spent the rest of the afternoon planting the garden. I'm really hoping that the garden is way more successful this year than last year. Our tomato plants always grow and look pretty, but they rarely produce an actual tomato.
On Sunday Steve and I went for a little day trip to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Our friends Lauren and Matt went there last week and had such a great time that we decided to copy them. We signed up for the Violet City Lantern Tour which was AMAZING. It was a 3 hour cave tour where you carry old fashioned lanterns and there's no artificial light. The idea is to see the caves in the same way as the first people who discovered them. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny, and really made the tour interesting. Unfortunately, due to the sequester, special tours like the lantern tours will be suspended throughout the summer. Bummer city! But there are still lots of other cool caves to explore, so we highly recommend it!
On to this outfit. Here I am pretending to be a melting pastel ice cream cone. I'm sherbert in the sun! When I first saw these leggings at Romwe I knew exactly what kind of outfit I would want to build around them. I'm happy that I ended up with pretty much the outfit I had in mind, without purchasing anything new. I'm trying to keep a smarter watch on my budget which means I can't just buy something to "complete" an outfit. I need a more practical wardrobe.
I have to say I'm still a big fan of Romwe tights. I have a whole mess of them now and I absolutely love them. I know that you aren't really supposed to wear leggings as pants but I guess I'm a big a offender of this fashion faux pas. I think as long as the top is long enough to cover your butt area, leggings can be pants! But, I know that this is highly controversial so I welcome debate.
In case you can't tell, this is one of my favorite outfits shoots of all time, ever.This necklace was a great score at the Macy's sale rack. It's a Betsey Johnson necklace that was about 65% off retail. I wasn't in the market for any more jewelry, but I just couldn't pass up something so SHINY at such a good price. And I've found a lot of stuff I can wear this necklace with!
For my nails, I purchased the Red Carpet Manicure at home LED system a few months ago. I've been meaning to do a full review (and I still might) but right now I must say how much I love it! I have a few nail polish shades that I've collected and it really does last chip-free for 10 days. I love this product so much I gave one to my Mom for Mother's day!
Necklace: Betsey Johnson
Ice Cream Earring: Betsey Johnson
Hair clip: The BombPom