A work in progress.

We met with our contractor the other day.  He came with his crew to get some last minute measurements before delivering our final quote.  We’ve been in the house for just over 4 years and to be honest the work is really more cosmetic than necessary.  We are having a new master bathroom, replacing the remaining carpeted floors with hardwoods and adding granite and a new back splash in the kitchen.  Much to my delight I have also managed to squeeze in a new walk-in closet into the design!  Well they might as well while they’re here and doing our bedroom floors right?  Our current closet isn’t small – certainly not by UK standards, but MM is gradually surrendering more and more space to my ever increasing collection of clothes.  I’m not very good at getting rid of stuff – or maybe I’m just getting better at choosing clothing I love and cherish for longer?

My current overcrowded closet space (not including my shoe closet or the winter clothes now in storage downstairs!):

The pool at the Y opened yesterday – summer is officially here!  Going to the pool with a 4 and 6 year old always requires preparation, though MM has it down to quite a fine art these days.  Snacks are required so they can refuel on peanut butter sandwiches, watermelon and strawberries, plus of course pool toys, sunblock, towels and changes of clothes.  It’s never a case of just ‘nipping’ to the pool – proper planning is required.

I got to try out some of my new summer arrivals for the first time too.  I really like the Boden towelling hoody especially in this candy stripe – though I’m not a fan of the big white buttons.  I may just cut them off as I think they look a bit cheap.  It’s currently in the sale at $66.30 which I think is a bargain given the quality of the fabric – it will last many summer seasons.  If truth be told it probably is a little too warm to wear here in Atlanta over a bathing suit.  I think it’s much better suited to a blustery Mediterranean beach but I’ll have to wait to test that theory until after the new floors, bathroom and closet!

Yesterday I wore the ruffle trim tankini in Bluebell bud which I adore and wore on our trip to Tybee Island at Spring break.  Today I’m wearing the Apple stripe for the first time – I think I prefer this color but it is a close call.  I’m very glad I bought 3 colors in this suit – plus I have the tankini tops and the bikini tops so I will get maximum wear out of them.  All the pieces are currently on sale and all but the navy stripe are available.  I was hesitant to photograph myself in a bikini for fear of attracting the ‘reader’s wives’ followers but hey I’m here to show you how items of clothes look on real women so here goes – although I did opt to keep my shorts on:)

I hope there aren’t too many Cinco de Mayo hangovers out there today.  I enjoyed a couple of margaritas with my healthy chicken burritos last night so it’s back on the wagon for me today.

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2 thoughts on “A work in progress.

  1. Diane

    I also have the Boden stripy tankini and bikini both in the navy stripe. I have 4 weeks to get in shape for my hols in Portugal. You will be pleased to know I have started running, I like to be completely anonymous so I drive to a water park near where we live and run round the lake, it’s so peaceful and I am beginning to enjoy it (honest) and there are plenty of trees to hide behind if I see someone I know – lol. I am looking forward to seeing your closet when it’s done. We converted what used to be a small bedroom into a walk in wardrobe in our Victorian house, but at the moment it has make shift rails (not quite the glam space I intended) but we have so much other stuff in the house to do (we renovated the whole place a few years ago) that my dream wardrobe will just have to wait.DId a read in an earlier post that you were coming to the uk soon? You will be pleased to know the weather seems to be picking up (although not quite swimming outside weather like you are experiencing). Anyway hope you had a lovely day

    P.s I ordered the dissolve tee and dress and a couple of cardigans ( we’ll never be able to afford the wardrobes at this rate -lol

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I have the navy too – haven’t worn it yet but I think it is my favorite – very classy. Very proud of you on the running front though not sure why you need to hide – people don’t take any notice – and it’s better to be out there running than not lol:)
      Your house sounds fabulous – I miss really old homes – ours is a 1950’s so it has some character – a lot over here are very new.
      Please get the sun back for June! I’ll be there with the children for a couple of weeks.
      You’ll love the Dissolve dress and I think the tee is fabulous – I know what you mean – I keep promising myself I’m going to save for the rest of the year:)


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