Another weekend has gone by and another house project has cropped up! This time it’s a leak in our kitchen ceiling that started during a heavy downpour early Sunday morning. I had gone downstairs to make coffee in the morning and discovered a wet floor, even though we didn’t leave a window open. Once the rain started to pick up again, I realized the trickle was coming out of a light fixture in the room. So, we have to call roofing contractors this morning to sort this mess.
On the upside, we were able to spend Saturday out in Madison. We kicked off the day at the farmers’ market, walked over six miles, checked out a new-to-us place for brunch, popped into the art museum, enjoyed lakeside drinks, and capped off the day with a bike ride. It’s not often that we spend the day as a tourist in our own town.
J.Crew Mercantile dress | Soludos espadrilles (similar here and on sale here) | Sea & Grass tote (similar; love this embroidered version and this shape) | Hermes bracelet (vintage version; similar) | Vrai & Oro earrings | Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses (old; similar)
Don’t you just love when you go to Target with a shopping list of the essentials and you leave with a dress you’re excited to wear all season long? This little spring frock was just too good to pass up last weekend. The attention to detail with the ruffled hemline, a subtle gingham texture in the fabric, and a lining (a rarity for something with such a low price point) makes it well worth the $33 price tag and reminds me of something you’d find at Anthropologie. If you click through to the product images, you’ll see that it has ruffled cap sleeves. I thought they were too fussy and looked silly on me, so I tucked them underneath the straps and I’ll eventually have a tailor remove them.