Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Out of Print


It might just be because I'm a bookworm, but I'm loving these shirts by Out Of Print of classic book covers that are, well, out of print. And to make it even better: for every shirt bought one book is donated to a community in need through Books For Africa. I'm thinking the "On The Road" shirt would make a perfect birthday present for my brother (and perhaps "Tales of The Jazz Age" for me). What book would you wear on a shirt?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On Golden Pond

hammer time











Today lunch was spent on the pond, feeding ducks and watching kids rolling down grassy hills. Oh and there was a photo shoot, hahah. I had to try out my new lens. Absolutely. Love. It. And I only speak in incomplete sentences when I'm serious. I think it's completely night and day to my other pictures. but that's just me, I might be bias because I paid money for it. Whatever. It's awesome.

Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Pants: Target
Sweater: Target
Scarf: Anthropologie
Sandals: Forever 21


As you may or may not have noticed (we'll just pretend that you have), I haven't been on the up and up with the blog. Many apologies. My sister and brother-in-law moved back to California from Texas last week and have been staying with us during their transition into their new house. So I've tagged along with them quite a bit.

melissa and jon

Food has been involved quite a bit. There really is no better place than Panera Bread. And their broccoli cheddar bread bowls... so good.

bread bowl

apple pastry

Did I mention the pastries?

giant ice cream

And the ice cream! We decided to get ice cream and THIS is what they gave us. Can you fit anymore ice cream onto a cone? It was honestly the biggest swirl of ice cream I'd ever seen.

dollar duck

I tried paying them back for said ice cream, but they were being stubborn and not taking my money. I figured that maybe if I folded my dollar into a duck they might reconsider, but to no avail. But be warned, the dollar duck will show up when you least expect it.

happy friggin birthday

Also last week was both my Dad's and nephew's birthday! This is the birthday bag I got my dad.

chocolate bundt cakes

And these are the mini-chocolate bunt cakes my mom and sister made for my nephew's party. so so good.


Jon and Jarred being twins.

jolly jump

My dad in the jolly jumper. seriously.



Jennifer and I decided to pose for a little photo op with some party props. Can we pull off being Nascar drivers? No? okay.

So now you're caught up to speed with what has caused my hiatus for the past week. Now that's out of the way... back to our regularly scheduled blog posts!

It's good to be back!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Just Another Wednesday




The wind was so strong, it made my hair give me a mustache.

Sometimes, late at night I will go through my closet out of boredom and put together different outfits. So today while I was getting ready I was completely stumped as to what I should wear until I remembered that a couple weeks ago I picked out this outfit in one of my late night dress-up escapades. Sometimes, insomnia pays off.

Shirt: Anthropologie
Jeans: Kohl's
Shoes: Delias

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy First Day of Spring!

More poppys!

Today is officially the first day of spring! I. Am. So. Excited. It has been ridiculously beautiful here in Southern California (sorry everyone still having winter weather) and I know it's going to get even more so now. This picture was taken two years ago, when all the poppies were popping up (pun intended) like crazy all over the place. It may look similar to the photos in my header, and that's because it is. They were all taken on the same day. I'm starting to see poppies again already! I might need to venture out for another photo op. Oh spring, you make me so happy.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Coco cabana



I love this shirt even though I don't wear it nearly enough. It reminds me of a costume from the Coco cabana, or something that requires me to wear a hat full of fruit. I wasn't really having the best day, it was just one of those 'blah' days where I was throwing a pity party for myself. So the shirt kind of cheered me up a little bit and I went to go get a pedicure and a fill thinking some pampering would do some good but I think the nail lady was mad at me for an unknown reason and took it out on my cuticles. They require some major TLC... or at least some neosporin. Sigh. Hopefully tomorrow's a better day.

Shirt: Target
Skirt: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Urban Outfitters

Prints with all the colors of the wind







Today was such a beautiful, sunny day. Except it was really windy, hence why I'm holding my bangs back in each picture. I love the wind, until it starts swirling my hair all around. Even so, I had to take advantage of such wonderful weather. The only thing I like about this time change is that it stays light out so much longer, therefore I have more time to take pictures. Hopefully this means more outdoor pictures and less hallway photos!

Also, did you see that I'm wearing THREE different prints in my outfit? Daredevil, I know. I'm wearing gingham shoes, a striped shirt and a floral sweater. Maybe next time I'll add some argyle socks.

Shirt: American Apparel
Skirt: Target
Sweater: Ross
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Ross

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Everyone's Irish on March 17th


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

How will you be celebrating? Drinking a pint of Guinness? Watching The Quiet Man
? Reading some James Joyce? Listening to U2 all day? I will be working, but I will also be hard at work pinching everyone that is not wearing green. Or is that not acceptable outside of an elementary school recess?

All images via weheartit

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Erin Go Bragh!

St Pattys

1. Little Sparkler Dress: LuLus
2. Sterling Clover Necklace: The Hunger Site
3. Cork and Mindy Wedge: Modcloth
4. Teal Sunrise Clutch: FredFlare
5. The Irish Pub Cookbook: Chronicle Books
6. Mary-Jane Slippers: Old Navy
7. OPI Nailpolish in Green-wich Village: Amazon
8.Leaf Bag in Avocado: Ruche

A wee St. Patrick's Day inspired list of things other than green beer an' corned beef to get ye in the mood for a day of cabbage eatin' an' Riverdancin'.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cool Hand Quaintrelle




I wore this to see Cool Hand Luke in the theatre... a blazer and scarf were probably not the best choice to wear during the day, as you can see how sunny it was... but I quickly patted myself on the back when I walked out of the theatre and it was freezing out. Thank you scarf and blazer, for sticking it out and doing your job. And fun fact about these shoes: they were the shoes I wore to my junior prom.

Shirt: American Apparel
Jeans: Target
Blazer: Thrifted
Scarf: CharlotteRusse
Shoes: Ebay

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Intramix Vintage

Intramix Vintage Clothing is a small fund-raising effort ran by The Booniez Crew, a local independent dance team. All the money raised from clothing sales goes directly to support their team funding. My friend Stacey, who is one of the members, asked if I'd be interested in styling up some of their vintage pieces... and I couldn't pass up the offer. I tried styling each piece a couple different ways:

The Redbam Dress:




The I-Love-Geography Top and the Khaki High Skirt:

khaki and leather


The I-Love-Geography Top:


the Khaki High Skirt:


ThePolka Dot Spectrum top and the Purrpel Skirt:


ThePolka Dot Spectrum top:



the Purrpel Skirt:


The Yellow-dotted Blouse and TheGreen Button Down Dress:


TheGreen Button Down Dress:


The Yellow-dotted Blouse:



The plaid-for-fun top:



The Bowed polka brown top:





I had such a fun time putting together outfits around these pieces... and this is just a fraction of what they have for sale (they have a guy's section too!) So go check 'em out, they're super affordable and for a great cause! Thanks, Intramix!
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