helllllooooo! i'm back from my blogging hiatus/wedding adventure/transatlantic travels! we flew back earlier this week and i've been busy getting things organized so as to not feel so busy. ha! unfortunately this (albeit short) week back at work has been a hectic one, but the dash dot needs its monthly recap nonetheless!
i only posted three outfits before i disappeared for wedding-ish stuff. it's awesome that we returned to the midwest and it was magically summer! yay for dresses! and sandals! and lunches outside!
h&m animal-ish print blouse ($30): i picked this up during some last minute shopping for our trip and it immediately became my go-to shirt.
h&m turquoise spike pendant: ($5): i spent too long in h&m, got beyonce'd out, and bought this necklace because it looked good with the shirt i was buying.
cos gray jersey tee (€35): i bought this in berlin basically because it was soft. and i hadn't packed my navy shirt that looks almost exactly like it.
cos printed merino dress (€89): this sack of a dress is going to be awesome belted. it's kinda like if you wrapped a wool cape around you. i'm a big fan of the dress+jacket combination for work in the summer, so buying dresses with work-appropriate length and shoulder coverage is a good call.
cos cotton bib jersey dress (€59): annnnd another sack of a dress that i totally fell for. i totally tried on more fitted dresses, but these two were my favorites. the boy really liked all the dude clothes at cos (it's a fancy h&m that doesn't have stores in north america), so i tried on a bajillion things while he was shopping.
acne "fran" tulle cardigan (gift): the boy and i picked out gifts for each other while we were shopping in berlin. his gift was a bright blue suede belt and mine was this (very un-photogenic) cardigan.
may total: $273-ish. (the exchange rate, taxes, banking fees, etc make this total a bit fuzzy)
i haven't worn three of the pieces yet, but overall i am super happy with the quality of all the pieces i bought and that i didn't walk out of h&m with a giant bag of stuff just because it's all so cheap. there does seem to be a pretty serious gray theme going on though! i love buying clothes as souvenirs so that i think about the trip whenever i wear them back home.
meg wolitzer's the interestings: i started reading this on the kindle after the middle book down there started out a little too sad town for vacation reading. i like it so far, but my mom already warned me that the ending is sad, so it might just stay 47% read for awhile.
adam johnson's the orphan master's son: i totally believe that this is a good book, but i'm a lightweight and can only read a sad book like once a year. it's at 3% on the kindle right now. ha.
ballast's building systems study guide: this is the lamest thing to be reading ever, but it is very good at helping me fall asleep. and i ambitiously scheduled my next exam in june, so i need to get studying pretty darn quick.
married! eep! it finally hit me at the rehearsal that i was getting married and i've been smiling about it ever since. luckily i was not as teary-eyed as i thought i might be and everything was just perfect. we're getting photos back next week, so i'll share some when i pick out my favorites.