Since Roger's birthday is today (click here), I had gotten it into my head that I wanted to use titles of his songs as my blog posts all week. Unfortunately, I can tell already that this is going to be more difficult than it sounded when I came up with the idea over the weekend.
RT wrote and recorded Beautiful Dreams for his 1984 solo album Strange Frontier. It was released as a single in Portugal, but did not chart.
It's a pretty song, not one of my favorites though as it's a rather slow and sleepy tempo. I guess that makes sense in the context of what the song is about. It does definitely showcase RT's voice though and is worth a listen for that reason alone.
My reasoning for using Beautiful Dreams is twofold today: first, of course, on Friday, I had the opportunity meet Dr. May (click here) and the experience was absolutely amazing and second, my Dr. May meeting excitement unexpectedly continued over the weekend and is currently still in progress. I'm reluctant to go into details about what's going on, but I'm so excited that I can barely stand it! Both situations are absolutely a dream come true for me: the kind of thing that I wouldn't have even allowed myself to imagine beforehand because I wouldn't have wanted to get my hopes up! As soon as I have more details, I'll let everyone know, and then again, there's always the possibility that the whole thing turns out to be a bust, but I'm really just beside myself with excitement today!
This weekend, I put together all my outfits for the rest of the week. I really was worried about drawing a fashion blank in the mornings before work if I put off creating outfit combinations until then. I also really wanted Husband to take photos of me (sans iPhone) so that when I create a photo montage at the end of my 18 for 18 Challenge (click here), the outfit will be the focal point and not me holding the camera 18 times!
But even though this photo wasn't taken today, I was really diligent about recreating the entire look as pictured. The only differences are that I have makeup on and I'm wearing my hair differently - isn't it funny how I'm willing to post a picture of myself without makeup on the Internet for potentially the world to see, but the thought of going to court bare faced makes me freak out! I am a silly silly girl!
Creative Outlet Tank, Anthropologie (available here)
Beribboned Buds Cardi, Anthropologie
Acting Out Skirt, Anthropologie (available here in new colors)
Perfect Exotic Pumps, Ann Taylor
I'm going to a graduation this afternoon for one of my clients. I suspect it might be outside and if it is, rest assured that I'll be removing my Beribboned Buds Cardi for the occasion! And in the interest of full disclosure, I brought my Dr. Scholl's Bliss Sandals (click here for review) because I have a blister from walking on Friday night which was hurting like nobody's business whenever I had on my heels. I wore the shoes for the ten minutes that I was in Court this morning, but now I'm done. I'll suffer for fashion but I won't bleed for fashion!
The weatherman went on and on last night about how Monday and Tuesday were going to be so beautiful with no humidity (hm - I guess that's a third reason why today's post title is appropriate!). I had my doubts, but I got up early this morning to run. Husband's temperature tracker on the computer said that it was 78 degrees at 6:30 a.m. "Hm," I thought, "So no humidity, but scorchingly hot." Indeed, I was right. The sun was so bright today - it was just beating down on me and I had forgotten my sunglasses. Luckily today is Day 1 of my half marathon training program (more on that at the end of the week!) and I was only supposed to run 2 miles. Lovely! I'll definitely need to locate my running sunglasses for tomorrow though because a 5 mile tempo run is on the docket!
I hope everyone had an amazing weekend, like I did! I actually didn't mind coming to work today so I could tell more people that I met Dr. May! We'll see how long that excitement lasts!