Happy Monday! I had a crazy busy weekend with plans basically every day. It was a fun weekend but not a lot of breathing room for sure. I did manage to squeeze in a few pictures. Be sure always to follow along on my instastory (@mymonochromaticlife) as I use it a lot on the weekends. I also have some really exciting things coming up on the blog so stay tuned!

So Friday night we were celebrating one of my good friend's birthdays. We got there a little late, D was running late from work and Reese was being a bit of a pill. We got there and I think it was a combo of sleepy/hungry/big group of people and she freaked out something fierce. It took a little bit and a slow introduction but eventually she calmed down and showed the sweet little side of her. At my friend's house they have a projector and  a big screen so we watch movies outside, which is super fun. We screened Moanna, because we are adults. It was awesome and I loved it.

On Saturday we were go, go, go. I had to do a little work in the morning then we had D's family reunion that afternoon. Every summer his dad's side gets together for a day of sun, food and games. It was a smaller crew this year but that's ok. Lots of little kids this year. They do a lot of relay games, of which I am a spectator, and they are all good sports about it. Competitive, but good sports.

That night my dad and I went to see The New Standards, which is a local band made up of three former punk/rock guys who do jazz covers of rock and pop songs. We have seen them a bunch of times and they are good every time. They definitely did not disappoint this time. We saw the later show and they were a little looser so it was super fun.  It was also one of the guy's birthdays so thy were having a bit of fun around that and we all sang him Happy Birthday! Plus, I get to spend time with my dad, which is always fun.

Sunday we had two of my niece's birthday including, one of which was her first birthday. They oldest one turned eight, which blows my mind. We have lots of nieces and nephews now so things get a little crazy. But they are all good kids and it is fun to watch them all play, it is so reminiscent of my childhood with all my cousins so it is cute to watch. Of course the littlest niece ate some cake and got it all over herself. She had a great time and that is the most important.

I wanted to share my birthday party look. I wanted to keep it casual because it was daytime but still chic. I got this kimono from my Rachel Zoe Box of Style and I love it but am having a hard time making it work for me. It is such a statement piece I need some basics underneath. Enter my favorite color: black. These Madewell shorts I bought forever ago and I would love in them if I could. The perfect length and so comfortable. Elastic waistband? Yes please! This tank is also an oldie but a goodie. I bought it forever ago, but it's that mixed media type fabric in the front so super simple but more than the average casual tank. Throw on a pendant necklace and some great sandals and I was good to go!

Kimono| Helen Quinn
Top| Banana Republic (similar / similar)
Shorts| Madewell (similar / similar
Sandals| Target

Also linking up with Bloved Boston to share about my weekend!

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