Monday, July 19, 2010

Ten & Eleven

Ten
(bicycling around the lake)
Works Cited
dress: ruche
flats: yellow box
necklace: gift from little o by wolfbrother
clutch that looks like a chair: uo on sale for $3 years ago

Ten
(drinking at memorial union terrace, wearing a pretty necklace)

This weekend, Christopher and I threw our bicycles in the back of the car and drove to Madison, Wisconsin for a mini-vacation. It was so easy to pack with only 30 things to choose from.

Ten

I am so grateful for your suggestions about things to do--Erin and Patsy had particularly amazing ideas. We took a lot of your advice and biked around the lake, went to the capitol building, ate at sardine (amazing!), drank at the weary traveler, and visited the state fair. I wore this on our first evening out, and took these awkward pictures in the middle of campus.

Eleven

Works Cited
shorts: thrifted, DIY
top: ruche
sandals: birkenstock

I am pleased to report that there are lots of cute girls in birkenstocks around Madison, and I happily wore mine on Saturday while we walked around. It was so hot that I went for maximum comfort--shorts for easy getting-on-and-off-my-bicycle and a loose top for easy eating-my-fill-of-Wisconsin-food. It struck me as a perfect traveling outfit--it was comfortable and had shoes I can walk miles in, but I still felt pretty.

More to come tomorrow...

42 comments:

Larysse Tavares said...

Tania, I'm happy for you! It seems that you had a blast! You look precious on both outfits. I loved your DIY shorts and the amazing necklace! Have a great week and please, post more!

Oh, I also had a great time yesterday, I know you'll be very happy when you see the pictures I took wearing my new favorite skirt :)

Larysse

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Hooray for the Wisconsin State Fair! We live in Chicago and I'm campaigning pretty hard for a drive north so I can have a cream puff. Please tell me you ate one. They're magical.

Chaucee said...

What a very cute top! Yes that really is a good functional biking outfit :D It sounds like you had a lot of fun on your mini-vacation! I have to remember to do some more of those.

roller coaster teacher said...

Pretty outfits both! ***Gotta get a basket for my bike asap...***

Rosie said...

That Ruche Dress is beautiful!

Intelligent Tool said...

aw fun! i grew up in stoughton, and i always spent time in madison and on state street.

sandy said...

Both outfits are super cute! Madison looks beautiful!!!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Lovely pics;)

Hope said...

I love the Ruche top! It's cute! In other news, girl, you a looking a little sun burnt. :P I feel ya.

Julie said...

Both outfits look great--that dress is gorgeous. I love the collar! Sounds like the most perfect relaxing sort of trip :)

Sal said...

Gah, that dress is gorgeous on you, lady! Glad you had fun in beautiful Madison.

Fashion Therapist said...

LOVE that dress....so cute!

KT said...

Looking cute as usual... I really like the sleeve detailing on the gray dress - so summery.

burnt sienna said...

Love the dress, so laid-back chic!

simplybike said...

Sounds like my kind of weekend! I love that you took your bikes along as a way to explore the town. And I really love the shorts + gorgeous top outfit, so comfortable and so pretty. S.

Candycane said...

Great dress .. I really like the pattern on it, it's kinda like the one I wore this weekend!

Sal

xXx

Sarah said...

Very cute dress!!! I'm going to go into depression when fall comes around and I can't wear flowers and sun dresses any more:(

Anna said...

Love the top in outfit #2! The crochet top is amazing. Your summery adventure sounds great!

knitlit kate said...

omg that ruffle dress is so cute! i cannot believe you rode around in a lake in that outfit. so euro of you (and not at all geekish)

Lisa said...

I love both outfits! Sounds like a good weekend.

rlutz said...

Madison is so much fun.
Love that tank top...perfect for the crazy warm weather.

spoozyliciouzz said...

Chapeau, nothing can threaten natural beauty. You´re definitely rocking it here, Tania.

Very well done!

(even with those Birkis on :))

Elaine said...

You look fabulous! You're so pretty, Tania.

I love your new Ruche dress and necklace!!!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

An Engineer's Closet said...

Looks like somebody had a fun weekend. I like this dress! Hooray for feeling pretty :)

Best Foot Forward said...

I have got to get myself some jean shorts! The temperatures are pretty high here in NYC currently--I'm jealous of how cool, relaxed, and yet put-together you look!

Natasha xoxo said...

Love the dress and the flats!

Natasha xoxo
http://poshxoxo.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

Love your ruche dress - the print and ruffles are so cute!

Chic on the Cheap

Jinah said...

Ooh the Ruche dress is a perfect piece for your 30 for 30! It looks like your weekend was amazing and very relaxing.

isabeltheconquistador said...

I love that tank with the jean shorts! The tank's pattern is so gorgeous and I like the crocheted details.

Justine said...

Cute dress! I wear looser clothing when I plan on eating a lot when I go out so I can hide that little belly :)

K said...

Ahhhhh, the terrace! Sounds like you guys had a great Madison weekend.

黃威宇 said...

我們能互相給予的最佳禮物是「真心的關懷」。..................................................

Kathleen said...

Your photo at the Memorial Union Terrace brought back good memories of when I spent the summer studying in Madison a few years ago--those brightly colored chairs made me so happy! Hope you had a nice weekend and your Ruche dress (and top) is so cute!

Lori said...

Beautiful dress.
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Mary said...

I LOVE both of these looks-- you look very Madison-chic as well :) It sounds like you guys had a great time, isn't it a fun town??

Julia said...

I like the cutoff shorts with that top and sandals - very cute look for a casual summer day.

Polka Dot Biker Shorts

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Great dress, very cute!

Daisy Dayz Home

Future Lint said...

Both very sweet summer looks! I love Madison - I grew up not too far south of it but haven't been there in like 10 years!

Miki's scrapbook said...

That looks like a beautiful place to visit! The pictures look so different! It seems you're having a blast, good! :) Enjoy your time in Wisconsin!

Hug!

Miki.

Dottie said...

I love Madison! Such a nice town to bike in. My husband and I like to go as a road trip, stay in a B&B and bike all the beautiful trails.

Erin said...

What a fun treat to see you taking pictures all around my current hometown! I especially love the ones in the following post with you in front of Lazy Jane's, since it's where I met my husband and located 2 blocks from our house! I'm only sorry we were out of town and couldn't arrange a get-together! :D

Glad you had an awesome time--it's really a great city!

Rachel said...

I love that grey dress!! So feminine, but not over-the-top.

At first glance I thought maybe you'd made it from this pattern:
http://www.simplicity.com/p-5081-misses-dresses.aspx

It's pretty similar and a good option for those of us who are on a spending freeze *sigh* :|

http://bytesandbobbins.com/

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