Friday, July 2, 2010

Music, Books, Miles, and Looks of June

How is it possible that Sunday is the 4th of July? Time needs to slow the heck down! I can't believe 2010 is half over!!!

Time for another round of Music, Books, Miles, and Looks!

Lisztomania by Phoenix - This just screams summer anthem to me. I really think it's impossible to listen to this and NOT tap your foot or bop your body along to the beat. Oh and Phoenix is a French band, so how could this Francophile not love them!

King of Anything Sara Bareilles - Anyone who has received unsolicited advice should enjoy this one! Another song with a fabulous beat. I can't wait for her CD release this fall. Her last CD was wonderful and if this song is any indication of what is to come, her sophomore album has the making of being wonderful as well!

Don't Stop Believing performed by the cast of Glee - Yes, I have clearly been living under a rock and just started watching Glee. The show is awesome! I have the Vol 1 & 2 soundtracks of season one - great running music!


- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford - June book for my local book club. Was a fast read that was pretty middle-of-the-road.

- Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart - you can read my thoughts here.

- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin - interesting book, the author made some interesting points about choosing happiness.

- The Locket & The Carousel by Richard Paul Evans - I needed some light/mindless reading so read these 2 books. I always enjoy books by this author.

- Good Things I Wish You by A. Manette Ansay - you can read my thoughts here.


Total miles ran = 97! I am really happy with this number! It will definitely be over 100 in July!


This month I was all about wearing dresses. My condo doesn't have central air so I lovingly refer to it as the hot box. This summer might go down as the pantsless summer - ie, I am wearing dresses as much as possible to stay cool. I am not going to complain about the heat and humidity since I wait for hot summer weather as a small child waits for Christmas... I could do without the humidity but beggars can't be choosers...

I'm strongly considering buying this dress (can't get the photo to post, click over and check it out!). I had totally forgotten about Shabby Apple. A best friend and I used to exchange emails with links of dresses from this site. Then I totally forgot about this site until my sister bbm'd me and said I had to check it out. There are so many cute dresses to check out!

Now some terrible self-photos of a couple of dresses I've been wearing this month.

This a super comfy linen dress purchased on clearance from Gap last spring when I was in NYC. That was the trip where they lost my luggage and I didn't get it back until I arrived home at the end of the week! I didn't love having to buy replacement clothes, but at least I have gotten a lot of use out of this dress!

This is a simple, cotton dress that I bought at Target. I have lucked out and found quite a few inexpensive dresses at Target this summer!

Have a fabulous 4th of July weekend! I am heading to my parents' cabin for the long weekend (I get Monday off). I am sure I'll have some photos and stories to share as I will get to see 3 of my 4 nephews! What will you be doing this weekend?


Becky said...

That Shabby Apple dress would look great on you! Ohhh how I love Glee!!! Holy crap - 97 miles?! Have a great weekend!!!

Charbelle said...

I'm checking out Shabby Apple!! I'm thinking my next 1/2 will be 10/3 in Atlanta, this gives me motivation to start ramping up the miles again!!
YOU HAVE NO CENTRAL AIR??? How is that possible????

J said...

I want to wear more dresses!! I just started wearing more skirts to work but I just cant find good dresses that aren't too dressy for work. It is hard since I work in a casual place and I am getting up and working a lot with equipment and stuff. I will just have to keep looking! Now I just want to go out and shop instead of sitting here at work!

great job on the mileage for June!! I am hoping my mileage will go up for July as well, especially if i am running with the track club since they seem to do about 8 miles every time!

Gracie said...

I love the shirt dress. Throw a long necklace on that!

Kyla Roma said...

Those dresses look so pretty on you- and wow! Your reading schedule is a little intimidating! Sounds like a beautiful summer so far :)

Emily Jane said...

I am really looking forward to reading the Happiness Project; it's been on my list for quite a while now. And YAY for Phoenix - 1901 is one of my favourites!! :)

Mandy said...

You are a running machine, that mileage is amazing! Very fun dresses (and your hair is getting long!). Have a fantastic time this weekend at the cabin.

Megan said...

YES! Glee :) So much happy is in store for you when you watch :)

Love those dresses too. I also have found some good stuff at Target this year, Forever21 too. It's so exciting when you find something that fits well and costs $25 or under :)

abbi said...

I love that Sara Bareilles song. I heard it for the first time last week. Oh, and of course I love Glee too...Great job on your mileage and Happy 4th!

Jess said...

I love that second's really cute!! And, yes..Phoenix is such a great band. Good song choices!

Happy 4th of July!!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

That second dress looks great on you - very flattering to your figure! Have a great time at the cabin! We'll be scorching it out in Chicago this weekend ... thankfully, though, we have A/C. =)

Jen said...

Hey Pretty Girl! I'm trying to figure out what's going on here in Mnpls this weekend to do. I hear the Taste of MN is going on, might do that. Or might even do a Twins game. Or there is always the lake! I definately need to get some color on my white legs! ;-)

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I love that second dress! I saw that at Target too, but when I tried it on it made my arse look huge.. I have been tryin to buy dresses this summer and my arse gets in the way haha.. I ran 12.6 miles in June.. ;) I am also going to be spending allweekend out on the lake with my favorite friends!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Love finding good deals on dresses and its esp nice when Target doesn't let a girl down! Drive safe to the cabin and I will talk to you this weekend!

Nora said...

Love the Target dress; I don't think I've seen that one in our Targets!

I LOVE PHOENIX. I think they are coming here in August which means I may need to see them =)

Have a great long weekend! I'm sure we will talk =)

Abby said...

You look great, Lisa! I love that khaki-colored dress on you! Very flattering. I have yet to wear a dress this summer! :(

Have a fun weekend! Tomorrow we are going to a party, and Sunday night we will probably go into town and watch fireworks. Other than that - no big plans...just enjoying a weekend of no big plans!

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

I'm so with you on the dresses for summer (also noted by my post today). I love that Target dress! A lot of bloggers are doing Fashion Friday today. I love it! Happy 4th!

Leigh said...

I can't believe that it's July already also! This year has gone really fast and I think this summer will too.

Have a great long weekend at your parent's cabin!

Anonymous said...

Target has the best dresses. Hands down.

I am looking forward to a beach weekend with the girlfriends. A day in the sand..


Hannah Katy

Amber said...

I am ALL OVER the comfy dress look this summer as well! So much cooler and dresses are SO easy to slip into!

Also, 97 miles? You rock! I only did 81 and I also have a feeling that July is going to be much, much higher!

Stephany said...

Awesome job on the running mileage! That's impressive.

I love Target dresses with a passion. This post makes me want to go out and buy one! :)

Lisa-Marie said...

Your mileage and reading this month are impressive!

Love both of the dresses, and hurrah for bargains! Happy 4th of July my dear!

Kelly said...

You always impress me by reading like 3 times the number of books I can read in a month haha.

Anyway, I love love dresses- I find them so much more comfortable than pants, especially on my stomach which is the most picky part of my body. I love the dresses you have and the one you are thinking about getting- I think you should get it!

Nicole said...

Love the tunes, love the looks and congrats on 97 miles! That's outstanding! What a great feat!!