Casual Color

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{F21 t-shirt, levis cut-offs, Cira bandeau, Akinz sunglasses, Antonio Melani sandals, necklace gift from mom, zig-zag bangles thrifted, beaded bracelet made by my aunt, F21 earrings}

Being comfortable has been the name of the game lately.  It’s too hot, and uncharacteristically muggy for Colorado, to wear many layers.  I wore this out for an easy, evening bike ride on Sunday.  Before walking out the door I got a little scissor happy again and cut that big diamond in the back of my t-shirt.  I had seen a girl in Austin who’s over sized t-shirt had a triangle cut in the back, and I really liked the simple way it opened the back …so this inspired by that random girl in Austin.  I love being inspired by street style, and Austin was full of it.  I also purchased these sandals on my recent trip to Texas, and I must say, after searching for the perfect, versatile, nude, flat sandal for quite some time, I am very happy with my purchase.  They have become a summer staple for me.
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Vintage Floral Snipped

{vintage floral tunic, Jbrand cut-offs, Free People Sunglasses, necklace from outdoor arts fair, boots from Ciara}

{vintage floral tunic, JBrand Jeans turn cut-offs, Free People Sunglasses, necklace from outdoor arts fair, La Mer watch, boots from Cira}

I can be impulsive with clothing.  I impulsively purchase things sometimes (this is something I have been working towards being better at not doing), and I cut clothing impulsively occasionally.  About three years ago I very impulsively, and hastily, snipped the legs off my very favorite, very well loved (meaning very ripped) jeans, resulting in these lop-sided cut-offs.  Despite their asymmetry they are still a favorite of mine, so, luckily my sloppy cutting didn’t ruin them for me.  However, there are many other projects that were snipped, and then sent to the trash, knowing I should have thought it out better.  But, I did it again.  When I saw this Tunic in Austin last week at New Bohemia, I immediately fell in love with the pattern and the sleeves, but the length was awkward on me, and the slits on the side went past my hips.  Not really a dress, not really a shirt, but I got it anyways, with plans of stitching up the side.  “Plans,” because two days ago I impulsively decided I would wear it more as a shirt than a dress, so I cut about 6-7 inches off the bottom.  I’m happy I did, I’m still in love with it.

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A Musical Evening

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{F21 dress, H&M clutch, Dolce Vita shoes, old earrings, thrifted bracelet, Le Mer watch, Target sunglasses}

I finally got to see Les Miserables preformed live, at the Denver Performing Arts Center on Friday night.   As a kid I was slightly obsessed with musicals, and when I got to high school I was very fortunate to be involved in an excellent drama and choir department, which put on fantastic musicals every year.  I also have seen many wonderful shows as a result of my love for, and my involvement in, theatre.   But, despite all my exposure to fantastic theater, I never got an opportunity to see one of my favorite musicals preformed, until Friday.  As the curtains lifted and the first notes were sung, I got goosebumps that stuck with me most of the show.  I felt thrilled by watching live theatre again (sad to say I don’t get to go as often as I’d like any more) and to be watching a show I know so well musically and have been singing along with for so long (even if it’s mostly in the shower now) was amazing.  It was a very special night indeed, and I’ve been humming Les Mis tunes ever since.

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