I won this gorgeous printed scarf the other day through Leopard and Lilies and got it in the mail yesterday after work. I was wearing a version of this outfit for casual friday (add a blazer and high heels, and subtract the scarf and cardigan) and needed a quick update to my look before going out to a wine bar for dinner and drinks with CP and her husband. It was also absolutely pouring rain, so I needed something more practical than four-inch suede heels. I love when I have something on that can be easily updated for going out, and this scarf's timely arrival added some much needed color to an otherwise dreary day.
CP and I kicked off the weekend with haircuts at our favorite haircut place (bet you can't tell that I cut two inches off in the photos above) and then headed out to a nearby wine bar for dinner, and ended up getting root beer floats at a new shake place down the road. CP's husband and Ben also decided they needed to try Marmite, a bizarre spread for toast from New Zealand, so we also picked up a baguette, some Marmite, and finished our evening with a taste test. Are any of you familiar with Marmite and can anyone explain it to me? I read that it went well with "cottage cheese on crispbreads," which honestly makes me feel a little ill just thinking about it. I think it's so fascinating that we have all of these location-specific food staples that, just by living apart from that location, we might never be able to try. Literally, food for thought.