Thursday, April 10, 2014


Yesterday was packed with so many things that needed to get done. There were meetings, memos, coffee dates, our weekly babysitting gig, and picking up the dog we're dogsitting for the weekend. 

Yet, somehow in all of that driving around town I noticed that there were approximately ten minutes left in "Golden Hour", and I was wearing a cute outfit with a new jacket that I want to show off, so I added the frantic search for a spot suitable for outfit photos before all the light is gone to my to-do list.

I'm Wearing:
tights, dress: Urban Outfitters 
shoes, K necklace- Target
A necklace- not mine
jacket- Old Navy

So, once I saw a little park off the side of the road I flew in, pulled a fast U-turn, faced the hood of the car away from the waning sun, set my camera and tripod up on the hood of the still running car, and snapped a few quick shots before the sun disappeared. Do I love the shots? No, but I'm proud of myself that I actually made them happen. Because, dedication!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Feeling Floral

There's something about this time of year that just pulls the girliness right out of me. Seriously, as soon as the weather started to warm up even the slightest bit I felt an undeniable need to pull out sweet, twee pastels, floral prints, and tons of coquettish polka dots. 

I'm Wearing:
skirt, sweater: thrifted
floral T- Urban Outfitters
belt, tights- Target
oxfords- Gap (similar)

I found this adorable semi-colon ring made from a vintage typewriter key a while back at an antique store. It's so English nerdy, and I LOVE it!

For Christmas, I got my bestie one of these at Target. I then needed one up for myself. It's a grown up version of those best friend necklaces we all wore in middle school! 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Change Can Do You Good

 Ladies and gentlemen (?),
 I would like to formally announce and welcome in this highly anticipated spring! I can't believe what a difference 20 extra degrees and the sunshine makes in life. I have spent the past few days relishing the outdoors, walking all over and falling more and more in love with my little town every day. In fact, I think I'm falling more and more in love with life everyday.

To herald in the changing season I threw on the colors and even braved almost bare legs! It felt amazing!

We raced the sun uphill yesterday, making it to the aptly named "Sunset Park" just as the sun was slipping over the horizon. J and I used to spend a lot of time here when we first got together, and it was sweet to be back again. 

I'm Wearing:
necklace, dress- Target
sweater- hand me down from my bestie
boots- ebay

And a special shout out to my wonderful hubby who knows how to take the most flattering pictures  as well as find the best adventures!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Childhood Memories

It's absolutely no secret that I am a book nerd. I've been one for life, often spending long lazy weekend and summer days on the couch devouring a book. In fact, for many of my pre-teen years I would forgo allowance in favor of the latest Babysitter's Club title. Book have been a part of my life, and played a very special role in it forever, but one childhood book has always stood out. This was the book that I first discovered, the title that my mom always read to me when I was sick, and the one that I needed a new copy of once I had worn my first copy out.

So, when I landed a gift card to our local independent bookseller, where they also happen to stock Out of Print Ts , I knew just what I needed!
Oh, the hours I have spent with these characters. They are a part of who I am.

I'm Wearing:
cardigan- thrifted
Tshirt- Out of Print
skirt- Old Navy
boots- ebay

Do you have a favorite story from childhood?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Making The Most...

So I know that I have been feeling a little down about the long winter we've been having here. I've been itching for spring for a while, and sometimes it's just so hard to be patient. 

But the other day I realized that soon I would have to put away all of my cozy wintery layers, and that there were some items that hadn't seen nearly enough wear this winter. So instead of bemoaning, I decided to come up with some new combinations to use those favorite items before they go away until next year.

This entire look was built around this gray wool skirt that I thrifted and had altered years ago. It's one of my favorite wool skirts, and something that I know I can keep wearing pretty much forever. I layered on some color- gray and yellow has always appealed to me. So has gray and purple. In fact, yellow and purple was my favorite combo as a kid, so I guess it was an obvious mix. I picked my accessories (namely the daisy pin and the open toes) intentionally to offer some hints of the upcoming warmth. 

 I'm Wearing:
sweater, skirt, flower pin- thrifted
tights, heels- Old Navy
belt- Target

I'm planning on using this week to get a few more of my most wintery items out for one last run. Is there anything you're planning to wear one last time before spring springs?