Tuesday, February 19, 2013

An ode to long weekends



blouse: thrifted
skirt, tights, heels: Target
necklace: VeryJane

I know I say this every time a three-day weekend rolls around, but America really needs to align itself to a four-day workweek. (Not really, I know how disastrous that would be for business/government, but let me dream.) I had Presidents' Day off yesterday, which was pretty rad for my weekend in general.

Saturday was spent doing some cleaning and whatnot, then that evening Matt and I celebrated Valentine's with a delicious homemade dinner and a movie. If you follow me on Instagram (@elfrankart) you might have noticed pics of the dinner...surf & turf with filets, crab legs, balsamic brown butter asparagus, a delicious salad that our friend makes all the time, and a great bottle of wine. Plus, chocolate coffee meringues for dessert. (I'll post the recipe for the meringues after I perfect it...I kinda made them too big, so they were a little underdone in the middle.) We saw Warm Bodies, which was a pretty good movie, and then met up with Matt's sister and her husband and friends, who were all in town to see a local band play at this great little bar by our house.

Sunday, I did absolutely nothing except watch several hours of Cougar Town. I randomly decided to start watching the show, so natch I had to watch all the old episodes to catch up. That shiz is hilarious.

To make up for such a lazy Sunday, I went to the gym and ran a bunch of errands on Monday. And I finally got a rug to cover the splintery hardwood in our bedroom. My feet are thanking me already.

So, conclusion. Three-day weekends are the absolute best because I can be productive, then super lazy, then productive again. Win, win, win.


  1. Agreed. Three day weekends all the time!!!

  2. Absolutely. Life improves when we have enough free time to do what we enjoy. Three-day weekends used to be my favorite thing in life.

    Love your blouse; the cap-sleeves are so cute. And the skirt, tights and heels are no slouches either. Great poses.

    I get wistful seeing your pretty outfits, imagining a youth I never had. Enjoy it.

  3. I love this look on you! The textures are so fun, and I love how you included the bright tights. Do you mind if I ask how you styled your hair? It's so perfectly piecey, and I can never seem to figure out how to do that myself!

    :) Sarah

    1. So I responded via email (from your blog), but it occurred to me that other people might be interested in product info, too. So here it is again :)

      I use Aveda Light Elements shaping wax/"finishing creme wax" to get that piecey pixie look. It's a little on the expensive side (around $25 for 2.6 oz) but it lasts FORever. My stylist uses it when he cuts/styles my hair. I tried a lot of other products and there's really nothing like it, so it's really worth the splurge. I just rub a little bit between my palms and work it really well into my hair--almost like I'm washing it. Then I just rearrange the pieces until it looks the way I want it to look. I buy it at my salon, but you can also get it here: http://www.aveda.com/product/5239/16635/Collections/Light-ElementsTM/Light-Elements-Shaping-Wax/index.tmpl.

  4. This is such a cute outfit! I love how the colored tights give this a totally fresh look!

    Pearls & Paws


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