Summertime

Although I was super excited to enjoy the hot summer weather, it seems June gloom has turned into July Nature Looks Like It Wants To Cry (it’s kind of hard to find something weather-related that rhymes with July).  Well, that didn’t stop me from making the best batch of Sangria I’ve ever made this weekend.  I’d share with you the recipe I used, but of course I can’t find it…and I didn’t really follow the recipe, like normal.  But most recipes online use about the same ratio of ingredients, so it’s really just a matter of personal taste.  But trust me when I say that the simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar) is necessary- it adds that needed kiss of sweetness to the drink.

I’ll just show you a picture and let you marvel at my bartending skills:

Delicious-looking, isn’t it?

Anyways, drinking sangria and savoring what little warm weather we had this weekend just inspired me to draw up an outfit reminiscent of summertime, Spain, poolside parties, etc.  White and bright colors always look crisp and fresh and for once I didn’t pick pieces that are way too expensive and out of my budget.

Summertime

Walking in LA

I feel like there’s a trend with this blog- every time I say that I’m going to do something, like work out more or dress with more pizzazz or whatnot, I fall ill.  Maybe it’s my sad sack of a body rebelling against anything that requires more than the most minimal amount of energy?  Regardless, not soon after I had blogged last time about being re-inspired to put a little more effort into my wardrobe and be more daring with my fashion choices, I caught a cold and spent the last 5 days holed up in my house.

Any fashion sense I ever possessed flew out the window, replaced by my faithful friends Oversized Sweatshirt and Generously Stretchy Sweatpants.  Not to say that those can’t be made fashionable, but not by a zombified version of me that shuffles around the house moaning and sniffling.  And of course, this last week was extremely busy at work, yet I had to work from home, having a pity party for myself as I grumbled about my aching body and runny nose.  It never rains, but it pours!

Anyways, to make up for the fact that not only did I not take pictures of inspired outfits, but I kind of failed to wear anything BUT baggy, mismatching pieces that all start with “sweat”, here’s an outfit I made with Polyvore, a site with which I have a mild obsession.  Basically you can put together virtual outfits out of items housed in a virtual, enormous catalog.  Every fashionista’s dream, no?  When I was younger, I wanted to be a fashion designer…then I realized I couldn’t draw.  I still love fashion, but if I was to do anything fashion related, it would either be as a stylist or artistic director…assuming, of course, I show up to work in something other than sweats.

I call this outfit “Walking in LA” because if I actually walked in LA, I’d wear this (if only my thighs were slender enough to fit into those pants…)  And also because that song was stuck in my head and I kinda sorta planned my outfit around the song.  But first I need to find the $1,000 or so to purchase said items.  Hey, nobody said I used Polyvore to plan outfits based on a budget!

Walking in LA