Friday, January 28, 2011

identity crisis.

This blog can't decide what to be. Is it about fasion? Food? Books/movies/music?

Probably all of the above. It will never be one of those blogs that has sponsors and a huge fanbase of strangers. It is what it is.

Anyway, I went thrifting with my mom and grandma last week, and picked up some great finds. A tomato red button up from J-Crew, an ivory and super soft long sleeve shirt from Shade, a pink gingham button up from AE (normally I avoid that brand, but it is long, and gingham!), a NWT dressy shirt from H&M, and black slacks that fit like a glove. I've worn everything already and felt pretty well dressed. I'll have to remember to take some pictures to share.

Now I just want to go thrifting again to look for oversized tees and shoes that need embellishment. And a vintage globe.

Friday, January 14, 2011

feeling pretty.

I feel pretty today. I have new hair (red!) and new bangs, ala "An Education," and mixed leopard with floral. A doesn't like my new bangs, but I love them, so I told him they would grow. Still moving, so no tripod. Hence the myspace-esque mirror picture, which is so dumb, I know.


Chambray Tunic: Ross
Leopard Cardi: from an old friend/coworker at a clothing exchange years ago
Floral Skirt: Shade, thrifted
Brown Tights: Kmart, I think
Riding Boots: Aldo
Awesome new hair: by the Amazing Trisha Simon. Too bad for you she has a baby and is not taking new clients.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Do you ever find yourself saying/typing something, and they you realize that by itself that saying would be ridiculous? I do, and I did, just now. Here's what I typed, to A:

We could be overlords to a gaggle of child glow stick peddlers.

I am a crazy person. That is all.

Friday, January 7, 2011


So, graduation is impending. I'm about to begin my last semester ever of undergraduate work. Lately I've been thinking about what the graduated version of me is going to look like, specifically about the professional wardrobe I'd like to take on when I can no longer claim to be a poor student. So I thought I'd share.

I really want a briefcase. My dad always has a Filson canvas and
leather bag, I think it is this one. Well, I looked around on the Filson site, and found this pretty thing:

What can I say, I have a weakness for wool plaid. And, it is just big enough to fit my ipad, planner, wallet, water bottle, lotion, etc.

Next I've been thinking about the silhouette I'd like, when it comes to pants. At the moment, I don't have any dress pants that fit, so I definitely need some new ones. I'm thinking higher rise in the waist, for a more classic look, slim but not tight through the leg, and hem falling just at the ankle. Sort of like the Martin fit skinny pants from Banana Republic:

I'd like them in black, gray, and brown/tan for ultimate versatility.

Next are tops, of course. I'm thinking combinations of pretty tops, blazers, cardigans, and belts will allow for the most mix-and-match options. For tops, one black, one white/off white, one beige, and one in a fun color. Here are some possibilities:

And then I'm thinking ballet flats. Like these that are on sale from Lands' End.
Okay, that got far too long, and now the font is being weird. Anyway, point is, I'm excited to graduate, and want to do some shopping.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

If you are reading this, you probably know that I'm a little bit wacko. I vehemently dislike Walmart enough to not vote for my city to get there hunger money (I know, I'm a bad person). I'm a liberal Mormon. I got married at 18. I let my hairs clog the bathtub but freak out over left-out banana peels (just ask my husband). I don't think it is such a horrible idea to remove toys from happy meals (do we need to give kids more of a reason to eat horrible food?).

But you may not know, I'm sort of obsessed with babies. Recently on Netflix I've watched Babies, the Science of Babies, Juno, the Business of Being Born, and Nine Months. I find myself talking with friends, family, and coworkers who are pregnant or are mothers as if I were in the same situation, recalling stories and information as if I were an expert. But I'm not. I find it so fascinating, the formation of a human being, and the development of babies into children and adults. Their ability to learn and grow, and mimic and create. I love to watch kids think, especially when they are first learning to talk, that look on their face as they come up with a string of words that actually make sense. I see the hilarious and amazing things my nieces and nephews do, and I am fascinated. I get this mixture of excitement for and jealousy of the people around me experiencing this amazing thing. Don't get me wrong, I'm very much enjoying the phase of life that I am in right now, with the independence that it brings. I just look forward to the other phases too. And don't be weirded out if I suddenly become a lot more interested in you when you get pregnant.

Oh, and PS, I'm an aunty again, as of last night. Welcome to the world, baby boy!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year, everyone! 2010 was a great year. I did some thrifty fashion stuff with my sister. I turned 21. I went vegetarian, for awhile. I baked a lot of bread. We went to Moab and hiked Arches. We gardened, and got a CSA. I found out my cholesterol is crazy high, and scared A's whole family (my family was not surprised at all!). We went to Disneyland with two other amazing couples. We had our 3rd wedding anniversary. We saw Owl City and John Mayer. I saw the New Pornographers. We went to Jackson and the Tetons and Yellowstone. I left facebook, for awhile. I started my last year of college. We went to Argentina. I got hired on at USEE (yay!). A stopped working at Tunex (because it sold, yay!). We both got 4.0 GPAs this semester. We decided to move from our first home, and started the process.

Anyway, lots of good things happened. 2011 is looking to be very good as well. Here's what should happen: I will graduate with two degrees. We will travel to Italy. And Disneyworld. I insist we do both. We'll get approval to build a home. A will start at the U. We'll both meet our health goals. We'll be happy. That's all I can write for now, because it is time to go get working on the basement. Walls are almost finished! We hope to be moved in next week. Happy New Year!
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