Dressed to Impress

Posted on February 29, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

When I worked in an office I never wanted to spend money on clothes. I wouldn't buy clothes for work because I hated my job and I wouldn't buy casual clothes because I could only wear them on the weekends! I always thought that when I finally quit my job and didn't have to work in a stuffy office all day long, I would finally be able to build a wardrobe that was all my style that I could actually wear everyday.

Well now I'm in a bit of a catch-22 situation. I don't have that corporate paycheck coming in so I can't afford to buy many new clothes! I have to make each purchase count and dresses are great for that. You only have to buy one piece and you've got a whole new outfit! Accessorize it with stuff you already own and look at you... don't you look nice!

If I had the choice (and lived in the right climate) I would wear a dress every single freakin day of my life. I think they're so comfy and you barely have to think at all when you get dressed in the morning. I picked out a couple dresses that I could see myself wearing 24/7 when it gets warmer. Oh, and two of them are under $50 so I think even I can deal with that!

  1. Printed Tie Waist Dress
  2. Shell from the Storm Dress
  3. Yonina Mini Dress
  4. Stripe Me Down Dress

Pastel Party

Posted on February 27, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

I've been seeing a ton of pastel colors around lately. Pastels are so lady-like and pretty, it's easy to see why these subtle shades are gaining popularity. I'm in LOVE with my mint green and light pink nail polish here.

Here are some items I picked out that will add some pastel to your wardrobe. You can find the sources at the bottom of the post.

Don't forget your home! Adding pastel items or even painting something you own already a pretty pastel shade can add an airy vintage feel to your home.

Pretty in Pastel:

  1. Blurred Blooms Blouse
  2. Graceful Days Dress
  3. Miami Amor Top
  4. Sherbet Seersucker Bikini
  5. Pastel Palette Pumps
  6. Versailles Manor Dress
  7. Bonne Macaron Belt

Pastel Palace:

  1. Princess Phone
  2. Mystic Water Flower Vase
  3. Flamenco Shower Curtain
  4. Budding Roses Journal
  5. Tea and Toast Butter Dish
  6. Royal Eloquence Tea Set
  7. Olmo Chair
  8. Catalina Bedding

The View from my Phone: Week 8

Posted on February 26, 2012 and tagged Art & Photography with comments

I see a theme this week: bricks! This photo challenge is actually getting easier and easier as the weeks go on. When I first started with it, I was weirdly embarassed to be taking photos of things I pass on the street. I have no idea why... it makes no sense. So I'm happy to say that by week 8, I'm almost completely over my irrational fear of public photography!

If you missed the first 7 weeks. Browse around in the thumbnails on the right side of the page to find them.

Birdwatching Photo Shoot

Posted on February 24, 2012 and tagged Personal, Art & Photography with comments

We had a nice kitty photo shoot here yesterday when not one, not two, but three birds showed up on our patio. These guys are such city kitties though, they didn't know what to do with themselves. But it gave me a chance to snap some good photos while they were frozen in awe.

Barney acts tough but he would have no idea what to do if he actually got his paws on a bird.

This guy's a different story. I've always thought that if Marshall ever got outside he'd instantly turn into a wild cat.

Barney: Hey would you mind grabbing one of those birds for me so I can sniff it?

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