Friday, March 21, 2014


This post is going to be a little different than usual. Today is a special day for me. It's my 6th anniversary with Brian. 

He's my loyal photographer.

He puts up with me getting side tracked by pretty clothes at the store (and even holds them for me).

He even gives me yes/no advice when I send him photos like this:

I don't know how I got lucky enough to find such a great man who understands me. Eccentricities and all. More importantly, one that supports me and all the crazy dreams that I have.
Brian, I love you. More than I could ever put into words. Thank you for putting up with me the past six years.

Here are some photos of us from 2008. When we first met.

Thank you for being so cute.

I know, I know, this is mushy mush. I can't help it.

Thank you for reading this. I normally don't get to personal and I hope you enjoyed it.
I hope you had a wonderful week.
<3 p="">

Friday, March 14, 2014

before the storm

Thrifted Free People maxi dress, Target suede booties, Five Below sunglasses, and vintage necklace.

These photos were obviously taken before the blizzard came and obliterated any hope of seeing some green grass again.
It was pretty nice on this particular day and when it's nice a lot of people are out peeking at what I'm doing.
It's always funny to see different people's reactions to taking photos on the street. Some stare, some are nice and cross the street so they don't get in your way, and then some people just make you laugh.
That afternoon, an older man with his windows down blaring 70's southern rock (I approved) started yelling unintelligible nonsense at me. Whether he was drunk or cat-calling remains a mystery.

I could not believe I found this Free People dress as Salvation Army for $2.50! The main reason I bought it was because it reminds me of long underwear. I like that. Is that weird? Yes, probably weird.
Another thing that's weird is this necklace. My grandma gave it to me and it was hers. But we don't know where it came from and why there are two men baking bread molded on it. That's kind of strange, but fascinating.

I hope you survived the blizzard - I stayed home from work and it took me two hours to dig out my car today! Ugh. Here's a great southern rock song to honor good ol' drunkard McGee.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

you wonder why I always dress in black

Vintage blazer, thrifted silk blouse, Forever 21 two-tone jeans, and Acne Atacoma boots.

Winter is still in full-swing here. That makes me angry and depressed. And nothing signifies that more than an all black outfit. Maybe it's because I'm an east coast gal, but wearing all black is easy for me. When I'm stumped in the morning, I don't have to think about what goes with what.

The major black piece that's a power player in this outfit is the blazer. I nearly fainted when I found this blazer, it's that perfect to me. Admittedly, I don't wear it enough, but it's just AMAZING. I love menswear for women, but I have a particular penchant for tuxedo-wear for women. Along with this piece, I have two tuxedo-themed dresses (one seen HERE) and probably some shirts too. Maybe it's because I love dressing up, or maybe it's because I love men in suits so much that I want to wear one? I do love a good suit.

Whenever I'm a little down I break out my special Acne Atacomas. If you want to read their story you can here.

Side note: Why am I significantly paler this year than I EVER HAVE BEEN? It's frustrating! Did I die without realizing I was dead? AM I A GHOST? None of my foundation is the right color anymore! BLAHHH.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

the un-glamorous life

Thrifted sweater, gifted high waist jeans, years old Target boots, vintage 60's coat, gifted purse, Five Below sunglasses, and Deathly Hallows necklace from eBay.

Let's be honest, everyday can't be a dressed up creative outfit kind of day. Sometimes I wake up cranky, or more recently I've been waking up hating the cold. Sometimes I wear things that are very casual and I think it wouldn't be a realistic look into my life without showing you this.
So on this particularly frigid day, what do I wear? A man sweater. This is legitimately a man's sweater. I like to shop for clothes in the men's section at Salvation Army. Why? Because sometimes I like a men's fit. More recently it's because Salvation Army has turned completely ridiculous and is pricing all the women's clothing WAY TOO HIGH. The men's clothing is still dirt cheap. They really think women will pay $80 for a used, pill-infested coat. I SHIT YOU NOT. 80 BUCKS.
They think that they can take advantage of the women because mostly women shop there.
Complete bullshit.

Anyway, that rant best friend gave me these incredible high waist jeans. She ordered them for herself and they were too small for her (sad face). She was nice enough to give them to me and I LOVE them.
A lot of people hate hight waist/pants and dub them as mom jeans. I think I spoke briefly of this in my last post, but I don't care. I LOVE THEM.
Proud card carrying member of the mom jean cult.

I hope your week is going well and you're staying warm. It's still so cold here!