If any of you guys follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you likely already know that I escaped our home in Colorado last week to spend some time up in the Black Hills area with my parents. There were several motivations for my mission (to keep the barky little chihuahuas out of the remodeling mayhem and destruction, to keep the klutzy little Chloe away from the nail gun) (etc etc etc) but it’s also something that I don’t do enough–spend some quality time with my parents.
Aaaand they have a hot tub and my mom makes really good cupcakes. Really good cupcakes.
(But just so we’re all clear here, I have already promised Husband that during the NEXT big project, I’ll totally stay home and oversee the whole thing and he can come up to the Black Hills with the pups to sit in my parent’s hot tub and eat cupcakes. It’s just a teeny-tiny mere coincidence that our next big project is redoing the walk-in closet to look like a Miu Miu boutique, okay?) (Which reminds me– I have a lot of bag and shoe shopping to do for decor, ha ha ha har har ha har I’m funny.)
I did snap some OOTD shots right before I left, though, so here we go! I think we are all probably a little burned-out by now with online critiques and reviews of the Mad Men Collection for Banana Republic (joan! betty! lady-like chic!) (sometimes I tell Petunia that Don Draper is her real dad!) (which is a lie: it’s actually Brad Gorescki!) (and where are the crocheted plant holders and moth-ball scented perfume so I can be oh-so-stylish Ida Blankenship?!), yes?
So I’ll keep it short. I am a sucker for leopard, and in the end this cardigan was the only thing I grabbed from the collection. I really like its lighter, neutral color scheme and slight nubbiness; it is a little bit itchy but nothing that my sensitive, ridiculously-rash-prone skin can’t handle. It’s also just the right weight to wear now in hotter weather for a quick cover-up in harsh, air-conditioned climates.
Ta da, and stay tuned for my awesome fashion recap on Sturgis Bike Week coming up here later this week, vroom vroom:
Cardigan: Mad Men for Banana Republic Cardigan in Cafe Au Lait (buy it here + take 25% off on orders of $100+ w/ code “BR25OFF100”) (similar style here) (and here under $50)
Bag: Chloe Paraty in Rosewood (similar style here) (and here for under $50) (and here for $35.99) (and love this at Topshop, too!)
Nail Polish: Chanel Miami Peach (similar color here)
Did you grab anything from the Mad Men Collection at Banana Republic? Does your husband let you operate nail guns? And did you know that Petunia’s real daddy is Brad Goreski? Share in the comments! <3