Monday, May 12, 2014

The Weekender


Mondays haven't ever bothered me. I see them as a fresh start and a way to get back in the saddle of routines, schedules and normalcy. Today, I am going against my norm. To say I am bummed that our last two days are in the past, is an understatement. For the first time in weeks, we had zero scheduled plans or obligations. Instead of staying on a schedule, we made our own adventurous plans. Saturday was just too beautiful to stay inside and tend to normal weekend chores. After Logan's volleyball game, we packed up the Jeep and headed to Lady Bird Lake for a few hours of fun in the sun on tandem kayaks. We rang in the evening with a town gathering for a friend's victory on city council. Sunday was a repeat of Saturday, more family time in the sun with a late brunch, trampoline jumping sessions and sunset swim at the pool.

Maybe it was because of the weather, the spontaneous trips or not having anywhere to be at a specific time, but most likely it had to do with the company that I held. As a mom., there are days where I want to throw my hands in the air, curl up in a fetal position and cry for hours. But then, days come along like the last two and all the hell on wheels moments are worth it. If you are a mom, I hope the hectic and crazy ways settled and that you enjoyed a weekend of fun with your family.


Wallis Lace Cami c/o (almost exact) // H&M Midi Skirt (option here and here) // Old Navy Sandals // Forever 21 Crossbody (option here and here) // Gojana Grifffin Ring c/o // Lilac Bijoux Bracelets c/o // Forever 21 Sunglasses (option here)// Monogram Initial Necklace (option here and here) // XO Necklace (option here)

I bought this skirt from H&M a month or so ago and wanted to be sure I got my fair share of wear out of it. I originally wore it here, but this time I put a casual spin to it. It was laid back, but dressy enough for Sunday brunch; at least for Austin standards.

I hope you made the most of your weekend. We really need to embrace our "down" time more often. I can't wipe the weekend smile off my face. 

Shanna

61 comments:

Alice Warren said...

Sounds like you had a perfect weekend! Mine was very similar where we had no plans at all...it was so nice to have no schedule.

Love this outfit on you - the skirt is so pretty on you. And love how you did your hair too.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

CanVirRies MTC said...

good to know you had a nice weekend.lovely outfit. cool and perfect wear for hot weather

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Gorgeous as usual, Shanna! I love the pop of color with the bag. And I'm SO glad to hear you had such a great weekend!

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I regret not getting that skirt and I'm with you about the weekend, I had very little obligations as well. oh well Happy Monday and if your get the chance stop by and linkup with Charnele and I.

xo
​PinkSole​

Becky M said...

I am in love with that top! I love that it can be dressed up or down!

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Susan Jeffries said...

I am glad you enjoyed the down time with your family. We love to kayak!! We have not had the best weather here for spring but we mad the best of the weekend too. We hosted 30 people for Mother's Day on Saturday! I am so ready for school to be out so we can live without a strict schedule every day ! I love this lace top and skirt! Beautiful! Wallis has some fabulous items! I have loved them since you introduced me last year(: Susan

Taramixandmatch said...

Glad you had a great weekend, it sounds like it was really special :) I love this skirt on you, and the pop of blue with the bag is perfect!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

That skirt is amazing on you, and it sounds like you had a perfect weekend with your peeps!

Nina Piccini said...

Looking gorgeous, glad to hear you had a fantastic mother's day!

xo, Nina

Kimberly said...

Love this feminine look on you - the lace detailing on that cami is so pretty! Glad to hear you had a fabulous weekend - you deserve it :)

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Jasmin daily said...

Cheers to weekends that make Mondays a drag and I am so glad you had a great Mother's Day! :)

xoxo
Jasmin
www.jasmindaily.com

Leah Behr said...

Gorgeous!

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Whitney and Blaire said...

Shanna, I love this skirt! It is the entire reason that I went out and got my midi skirt. Love the casual style! So glad you had a relaxing weekend.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Erica Zar said...

Sounds like a great weekend! You look amazing as usual! Glad you had a great Mother's Day!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Your weekend looked fabulous!

Alissa said...

That skirt! SWOON! I just adore it. I've seen it on several commercials too which just makes me love it even more.

Helene in Between said...

could you be more gorgeous?! i love this outfit. and i love your hair. so glad you had such a good weekend!

Ashley said...

You look gorgeous girl!!! Loving the pop of blue...

Xo Ash
Sincerely Miss Ash

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I want that skirt! I have been loving prints like this lately. You look great girl!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Alyssa said...

I'm obsessed with this tank–the little touch of lace is so perfect!

Karly @ Miss in the Midwest said...

That skirt is amazing and looks great on you! I have that same crossbody in the neutral beige color - it really is the perfect bag when you're on the go.

Gentri said...

Weekends like that are the best! Even my heart sank for you, because the end of the weekend. But I'm so glad you had an amazing time. You look stunning!

TheTinyHeart said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Also makes me sad when those perfect weekends end and we're back to Monday. That skirt is just stunning on you!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Ladies in Navy said...

darling skirt!
Ladies in Navy

Claire said...

Such a beauty! You could wear anything! You are such a cutie. ;)

God bless
XO, Claire
http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

Rachel Lynne said...

Such a beautiful classic look! Love the midi skirt so much! Sounds like you had a fabulous Mother's Day!

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Shira said...

Love this skirt and the pop of blue in the bag!

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Berty Morales said...

You look amazing and love this entire look. So simple and yet so chic! Beautiful skirt!

Lewis Lane said...

Glad you had such a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. Out fit is cute. I spent my weekend getting ready to come to Austin on Thursday. Even got my nails done to match the dress I am wearing for my god sisters graduation lol

Sarah Tucker said...

I really love that skirt! I wish we lived in Austin so we could make spontaneous trips like that! Dallas is just not my fave :) Glad you had a wonderful weekend!

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Paige Flamm said...

I'm loving this skirt! It's such a simple piece that can be worn tons of different ways!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Lindsay Truax said...

Cute skirt!

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A Country Girl's Daybook said...

Sounds like a good weekend. :) And what a great skirt! I have one similar and I just love it.

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

It sounds like you had a really wonderful weekend! Some of my favorites are when there are no plans, and it's all about relaxation and time in the sun!

Anh Nguyen said...

I love this look on you! I have to look into midi skirts now.

Meg Cady said...

I am so glad you had such a great weekend! It sounds PERFECT!! Just like the length of that skirt! PERFECTION!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

There are two things I love about this... no plans and just going where the day takes you and lace cami peek-a-boo details! Well done :)

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See What Katie Wears said...

Pretty skirt! And love the delicate necklace and bold bag.

Katie - See What Katie Wears

Kayla MKOY said...

That blue bag absolutely rocks with this outfit!!! :) you're so pretty!

Tracy Miller said...

I am really into skirts lately and I love the idea of styling a "fancy" skirt casually. You look great!

Darcy said...

Sounds like you had the perfect weekend! Hopefully your Monday has gotten better since you wrote the post! The weekend is only a few "short" days away :)
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Gwen said...

Ah, weekends with no obligations are the best! Glad you had a lovely Mothers Day weekend!

Lana L. said...

Glad you had such a nice weekend! Love that lace cami top - so pretty.

Adri Lately said...

Ooh this skirt is perfect! Wish I snatched it up, but love seeing you style it casually! Sounds like the perfect weekend!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

snippetswithalex.com said...

I've got to have that skirt!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

All That Glitters said...

Love this skirt. The midi length looks SO great on you:) I'm so glad you had a wonderful mother's day!

Tori said...

You are queen of the midi--omgsh you always look so amazing! I am glad to hear you had such a fabulous weekend :)

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Victoria Mason said...

I totally agree! Our Saturdays can be really full this time of year with soccer season and three girls playing, plus my husband coaching. Mix in anything else and we are set to implode. Mother's day was a blissful break from that. I wrote about how laid back it was too.

L,
Vicky
themummychronicles.com

Monique Dean said...

LOVE this skirt and combination. It makes a purchase more practical when you can style it multiple ways, thank you for the inspiration!
Casually Chic by Monique.
Cheers, Monique

Kelly said...

That skirt is beautiful!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Nikki said...

I am obsessed with this skirt and the pattern! So fantastic. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

t said...

Nice skirt!

xo T.
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kstormfashionblog said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I adore this outfit! It looks gorgeous!

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Samantha Curtis said...

Happy belated Mother's Day! You look beautiful and so glad you had a great weekend with the fam :)

Ashley said...

I know both feelings....wanting to get Monday rolling so we can get back on schedule and then on the flip side, just wanting the weekend to last for a little bit longer!

This outfit is perfection, Shanna.

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Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

It sounds like such a wonderful weekend! The kinds of weekends where you can just go on spontaneous adventures are always the best in my opinion!

Amy Ann {the real arnolds} said...

Love the black and white with a pop of blue!

Xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Janna Renee said...

Um...I LOVE your pop of blue with the black and white. A) I'm on a blue kick lately and B) this looks so chic!

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