My oldest daughter's 6th birthday is being held at an indoor waterslide park today. I left it until yesterday to try on my swimsuits. When I realized that there was no way (NO WAY) my bikinis were going to work - and probably never will again - I went out for a last-minute swimsuit shopping trip. And as you know, the worst time to find anything ever is when there's a deadline. I'm not super happy with the swimsuit I found but at least I won't be falling out chasing after my kids.
Wearing vintage jacket, scarf, and clutch. Current/Elliott dress (shirt version here and here).
I had a pretty decent day at the thrift store. I have no idea where the shopping portion of my brain thinks it's going but apparently it's somewhere warm.
This top is kind of insane. The model online was wearing it as a dress which makes me doubt she was the 5'10" the website claimed she was. That happens to me a lot when I order from H&M, Zara, or ASOS. I think it's still kind of a cool tunic even if there's kind of a cult-y vibe when I wear it over pants.
Wearing H&M spring collection tunic and Free People flares
I just unpacked these shoes, purchased in 1994. They've survived countless closet cleanouts and 10+ moves. I probably haven't worn them since 1997 or so - I think I've hung on to them so long because they were the very first article of clothing that I really, really wanted and actually received.
Wearing Merona sweater, ASOS jeans (here), and Converse slides.
And here's what I did:
We went camping at a public use cabin in the Eagle River Nature Center. You have to hike in to the cabin carrying all the essentials you need. Fresh water comes from this spring-fed pond next to the cabin. It was really fun and probably the closest we'll get to backcountry camping while we have such little ones.
If you noticed my tired face in the very top picture, it's because I was up very, very late the night before taking photos of the Northern Lights. I've been out many times in the freezing cold, staying up way too late trying to get them on film. Last night was a success! There's not much time left to see them because the days are getting so long - it doesn't get fully dark until after 11pm now.
So that's it. You'll have to let me know if you like this kind of post - I figured if I was going to come back I might as well try to be legit.