Cue Friday happy dance! This has seriously been one of the longest weeks ever. It has not even been that busy but each day has felt like it should be the day after it. Makes the week slower when you go "oh thank goodness it's Wednesday" and it's only Tuesday :( A couple of things spruced up the week:


Early this week I finally got my approval from the Social Work Board to take the license exam. I have been studying but I got extra nervous when I got this. BUT I am also excited to finally be taking this test and moving on to the next phase of my life.


I got to watch my beautiful niece again this week. She gets easier each week and now she is crawling and pulling herself up. As she becomes more independent she becomes more fun to watch AND she's got the best laugh in the business. #auntielifetho


I managed to convince Derek to go to dinner in the middle of the week. We were looking for  patio because the weather around here has finally changed to warm, but 0 humidity. I wanted to take advantage of this brief moment in a Minnesota weather pattern. Betty Danger's was our best option as it was close and fun. It is super colorful and interesting there and the food is always delicious. Success!


Banana Republic is quickly becoming one of my favorite major retailers. Ever since they re-launched as The New BR their stuff has been totally on point. I managed to snag a 40% of late last week and put in a small order. It arrived on Wednesday and I'm in love.


Speaking of BR: enter the wrap. I tried this on and fell in love immediately. It fits like a glove and I have to say, my butt is bangin' in it. Who doesn't love their derriere to look good? I am obsessed with this dress. I added the belt, also from Banana Republic, to break up the dress and cinch the waist a bit. Typically a cinched waist does not work on me as I have a 12 year old boys' sillhouette but I think it added a little something. The cotton fabric is soft and thick so this will easily translate into a Fall look. In this version of this I dressed it up but I can already envision a few ways to dress it down. If I had a great pair of gladiator sandals I would rock those too. 

Dress| Banana Republic
Shoes| Vince Camuto (similar / similar)
Belt| Banana Republic (similar / similar)
Necklace| Primp + Target
Watch| Marc

As always linking up with these fantastic ladies:

H54F - A weekly link up, hosted by Cup of Tea, Bright on a Budget, Coffee with Caitlin & Della Devoted