Friday, March 30, 2012

stuff & things vol. 9

Friday already?? I feel like I was just doing my last Stuff & Things post yesterday! But there are a few more neat things to talk about like...
The fact that we are seeing the incredible Ben Kweller yet again this evening! I am so excited!
And also that Mad Men is back! The premier wasn't as thrilling as I had hoped, but it was nice to catch up on what everyone's been up to.

Then there's Bri with her awesome blog and her great hair that I've been dying over! If you don't read her blog already then do it right now!!
There is also this pretty neat tag stamp DIY that I'm going to have to try out.
And last, but not least, there is Anja's new collection filled with cute marbleized skater dresses that I would love to get my hands on!

What are you loving this week? 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

closet visit

 Because I'm kind of nosey and like to see inside other people's homes, I really love Closet Visit. The site is just that, a peek into the homes of some really neat ladies.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Color Stories

spring things

It's been a little bit since I shared some of the newest goodies in my shop. So there you are! A couple of my very favorite Spring/Summer pieces. I really really love that dress!

Isn't it the worst when you can tell that you're about to be getting sick?! Rickey has been sick for the last few days and I felt a sore throat coming on while at work yesterday. Flash forward to this morning when I woke up feeling like I had swallowed a bunch of needles, my head weighed a thousand pounds and I sounded like an old man going through puberty (deep voice cracking). So, I ended up calling in sick to work and am hoping to kick this thing's butt with lots of rest today! 
Isn't this just the worst time to get sick, when the weather is at its BEST?!

Friday, March 23, 2012

stuff & things vol. 8

Things are starting to look pretty Summery around the shop and I couldn't be happier about it!
These DIY scratch offs are such an awesome idea! I never even knew this was possible, but I really want to give it a try now!!

Wes Anderson has done it again. Another commercial, but one so epic that there is a commercial for the commercial! Crazy!
How neat are these?! Totally functional jewelry!
I got to see Delta Spirit on Tuesday night and they were so awesome! You should give them a listen if you haven't heard them before. They won't let you down, promise!
And last, but certainly not least, I am so excited about Mad Men's return on Sunday!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

two of a kind

By now most vintage seems like it's probably one of a kind. But sometimes it's two of a kind and it's pretty neat when you find the same piece (or print) halfway across the country!

On Isla and in my shop.
On Coury and in my shop.

my pencil breakthrough

Here is what I wore one day last week to do some running around. Another new polka dot top and a newly altered skirt. This Fall I discovered how great pencil (ish) skirts can be. Before them I really only wore full skirts, mostly in floral prints, but now a whole new door has been opened for my wardrobe! They just give an outfit a whole different feel than a drapey full skirt does and I really like it!

Have you had any style breakthroughs lately? I'd love to hear yours and maybe have another myself! :)

Outfit Details
Top and Skirt: Thrifted
Flats: H&M

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Color Stories

green color story

Monday, March 19, 2012

St. Patrick's Day!

 Happy belated St. Patrick's Day! I hope you all had a fun and festive day if you're into it. My day started at 8 am with some Irish music and beer while getting ready. We headed to a friend's house and then to the parade. It was surprisingly easy to meet up with friends at the parade, everyone was pretty excited to see each other, as you can tell above. 

After the parade everyone came back to our house. Since we started drinking at 8 am most of us were pretty worn out, which lead to Chinese food, iPhone games and a few hours worth of How I Met Your Mother and The X-Files on Netflix. I'd say it was a pretty good day. How was yours? 

You can't really see in the pictures, but I wore this outfit minus the tights plus my green flats and green Coach bag, which may be every green thing I own.

Friday, March 16, 2012

stuff & things vol. 7

Since I took that little break I've missed a couple weeks of stuff & things. So some of these may be old news, but even if it is, it's still old news that I think is pretty neat.
The always lovely Sandi bought these cute shoes from my shop a while back and showed them off recently. So cute!
I just came across these pretty Stella Mccartney images. So fun and Springy!
I wish our home could look like this. Too bad our cat won't allow that. Does anyone out there have any advice on keeping cats from eating your plants??
Shoes are something that I never would have thought to DIY, but Elizabeth posted a pretty cool Shoe DIY a little while back. I think I'm going to have to try something like this pretty soon!
Another really great recent DIY! This seems like such a simple, but awesome idea that Elsie blogged about. Another one I need to try out soon!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

bare legs, bare arms

This is what I wore to work the other day. Bare arms and bare legs! The weather has been SO wonderful! After work I went to dinner with a friend and we sat out on the patio, it was sooo nice. I'm so thrilled about having all of the windows open too! I sure hope this weather is here to stay!

Both the shirt and skirt were thrifted and altered and the shoes are from H&M. I kind of wish I had these shoes in every color 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

list 05.

If you've been around here for a while you may know about how I've tried to keep up with the 30 days of lists projects, but I'm WAY behind. I'm going to try to pick it up again (out of order and at my own pace).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Color Stories

With Spring right around the corner I am so excited about color! When Fall rolled around I was really looking forward to wearing a lot of muted colors, but now I'm ready for some bright colors and lots of pastels too! You'll be seeing some more color stories around here since I'm just so excited about warm weather and all of these fun possibilities!

Do you have a certain color you're really excited to wear?

find all of these items here 

Monday, March 12, 2012

simple stripes.

Oh hey. So, first of all, hello from an unexpected weeklong blog break. We had our floorset at work last week, which meant working crazy overnight shifts and then sleeping all day. And when I finally woke up at 4 pm-ish most days I didn't really want to do much beside feel sorry for myself that I had to be back in just a few hours. Lame, I know, but it just kind of happened.

These pictures were taken real quick on Saturday after a trip to the farmer's market. The weather was so nice that I was able to go out without tights on! At this point I am so tired of tights, I feel like they have been making a lot of my outfits look too fancy lately. I'm ready for easy, casual outfits. Like this super comfy, super simple dress! And these sandals, I lived in them last Summer and think they might be ready for retirement soon. I guess this means the hunt is on for a new pair!
Also, I guess the camera on my phone isn't quite as incredible as I had thought. Bummer.
 Outfit Details
Dress: Forever 21
Sandals & Purse: Thrifted

Thursday, March 1, 2012

instagram round 2

Well, maybe just iphone photos since only some of them were instagrammed. Either way, it's nice to take/gather my boring everyday photos together somewhere. You know, even if they are all either my face or my cat. Whoops. 

(left to right)
1. a messy desk
2. valentine's flowers
3. coffee, pyrex and my face
4. snoring kitty
5. new business cards finally!
6. apricot beer
7. couch face
8. lounging maude
9. tomato plant before maude ate it
10. car face
11. crafty cat
12. sliced some peppers, the juice was a perfect silhouette. weird.
13. thrifted a funny cat pillow
14. sleeping in a hanger
15. target
16. vintage goods
17. red lips, big hair
18. a bunch of snow