Thursday, December 24, 2009

A White Christmas Indeed

Just a few images for us all to devour this holiday season.

images via The Cherry Blossomgirl and Johanna's Blog

Christmas Eve

Christmas time seems to be a time of difficulty for my camera. Some of my older readers will remember that this time last year I dropped my camera and had to get a new one. Now, I have not only ruined my memory card, but I bent the cord receiver for the camera, so I have to get myself a card reader. In the meantime, I am using my sister's card reader on her laptop. Hopefully, after I come home from from San Fransisco (I leave on the 26th), I will get a new one and be back in the game. I miss blogging so badly!

Blouse: Thrifted from Saver's
Leggings and Coat: Express
Necklaces: Thrifted and Forever 21
Boots: Forever 21
Beanie: Urban Outfitters

Sunday, December 20, 2009

We have a winner!

I finally chose a winner for the shopbop giveaway. The Winner is Faith J! Congratulations and thank you all for participating. It was so fabulous reading all of your entries.


This is how I feel, right now.
So, my camera is being very funky right now and it has me quite depressed. For whatever reason, the computer has stopped recognizing my memory card. I can take pictures and view pictures on the camera, but the drive doesn't pop up in My Computer so I can't upload them. I'm really struggling with it, as I love blogging and I'm missing it desperately. I am heading into a camera store tomorrow and I will update you all as soon as possible. Just know that I have not abandoned you and I will be back as soon as I am able.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Heart Beating like a Bomb in a Birdcage

So, the freezing temperatures made me want nothing but comfort. I was also irrationally afraid of falling on the ice, so I opted for a week of motorcycle boots and converse all stars.
Today, I was so desperate to dress up, I did it for no reason at all except that it was Sunday. However, when I put on my shoes, I struggled with walking! The muscles in my feet had gotten used to flats and I was stumbling like a drunk. It took about 10 minutes of picture taking for me to finally get my sea legs. Don't worry, though, I'm back in the saddle again.
I can't remember the last time I've worn flats this long. Probably in college?

Skirt: Faith 21
Tee: James Perse
Necklace: Secondhand from garage sale
Shoes: Aldo
Fur stole: Secondhand from my grandmother

Title inspiration for the day:
A Fine Frenzy- "What I Wouldn't Do"

Sorry, Sorry, Sorry!

Sorry for the absence. I've been moving, dealing with getting my wireless set up, struggling through negative degree temperatures, ice, and freezing pipes. It was a freaking weird week!
Anyway, I realize that the contest I was running ended seven days ago and I promise that I will select a winner this week. I will try to be around this week, but my internet is still not up, so we'll see what happens.

Leggings: Express
Tank: Old Navy
Sweater: Secondhand from Savers (four sizes too big)
Boots: Forever 21
Rings: (too many) Verameat, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Overstock, secondhand from garage sale

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dinner and a Wii

I am off to have dinner and play the Wii with one of my co-workers and her husband. I need to wear this scarf more. I love it so much!

Dress: Faith 21
Scarf: homemade by my sister
Boots: Forever 21

Busy, Busy, BUSY

I'm in a bit of a rut clothing-wise. I'll blame it on the alternation between bitter cold and excessive snow. Also, I needed a pretty easy outfit today. I started out the morning by stewarding for a beer competition (so I was drinking at about 8:30am--yikes!), then I snuck in a trip to Saver's and was pretty successful before going to my last puppy training class.
Then, I headed over to Nordstrom Rack to return those shoes I asked you all about. However, when I got there, the lady at the cash registered asked me if I wanted to keep them since they were now 35% off. I decided to keep them and just do a price adjust. They were that much more appealing at thirty dollars cheaper.

Leggings: Express
Tee: Every Little Counts
Cardigan: Secondhand from Saver's
Necklaces: Forever 21 and unknown
Boots: CAT Boots (from

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Bender

These shoes are completely impractical right now (what with the weather being only 9 degrees, currently), but I am on a shoe bender. Plus, how fortuitous that I would find yet another pair of 70' shoes, this time closer to what I wanted. These Michael Kors were at DSW. I never frequent DSW, as I am perpetually disappointed. However, I had an appointment to get my roots done and I was early. There happens to be a DSW across the street from my salon and so I ventured forth. These babies were originally over $200, but I got them for $28! They are so damn ugly no one else wanted them, but fortunately for me I love ugly things.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Substitute

I have been pining for a pair of vintage 60's platform wedges (preferably in wood), but unfortunately, have yet to find one.
Well, during a break in my tutoring this evening, I stopped by Nordstrom Rack. I was super disappointed in their selection, but right before I was about to call it a day, I found these platforms.
I'm still contemplating whether or not to keep them, because, eventhough I love them, they feel a little bit 90's and not as 60's as I was hoping for.
What do you guys think?

Monday, November 30, 2009


Today is my 27th birthday. My birthdays just keep getting quieter and quieter, but that's simply a micro view of my life in general. I did get some gifts from my students (who made a huge fuss over the day) and my sister called and sang "Happy Birthday" in Spanish and then in American Sign Language. It was so very Megan and I. I was walking through the parking lot at work chuckling this afternoon as I waited for the silence on the voice mail to end.

Dress: Thrifted from Saver's
Pearl Necklace and bracelet: Gift from mom
Shoes: ebay
Pearl Earrings: Pearl Necklace Source
Pearl Ring: Overstock

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hot Dogs

I love the location where I shot these photos. While I've never actually entered this Italian deli, I thought the window art was highly appealing.
Also, don't forget the contest. It ends on the fourth of December. That's soon.

Dress: Ross
Cardigan: Secondhand from Saver's
Feather Headband: etsy
Scarf: Forever 21
Shoes: Prada

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dr. Jekyll Paging Mrs. Hyde

So, this outfit is slightly schizophrenic with it's geek-chic and rocker feel.
Today I went on the second annual Birthday Brewery Tour in Boulder. It was kind of an accident, since this year we were planning on heading south for our beer tour (I want you all to know that Colorado has the most microbreweries/brew pubs per capita in the nation). However, Boulder just worked out best (yet again) as a venue. I love Boulder!
Now, I know that many people know about this town from movies, etc. but it is seriously one of my favorite places in Colorado. I have so many zany memories from Pearl Street and the University of Colorado campus, and the hippies just make me smile from ear to ear. Te quiero, Boulder.

Sweater: Secondhand from Saver's
Belt: Hot Topic
Leggings: Faith 21
Shoes: Alice + Olivia for Payless
Jacket: Wet Seal (plus sized collection)
Necklace: Paraphernalia
Earrings: Secondhand from garage sale
Glasses: Ebay
Bracelet: BleachBlack for Urban Outfitters

Friday, November 27, 2009

Indian Summer

I've wanted a turquoise ring bracelet for an eternity. You know, that bracelet that has a chain with a ring attached?
Well, I still am on a mission for the perfect turquiose ring bracelet (have any suggestions?), but I did stumble upon a website called Bombay Fashions and I went a little insane with the purchasing. I got a pink ring bracelet, a head piece, and two armlets. I'm so excited to see how I decide to encorporate them into my wardrobe.

Glittering Clouds

I wanted my jewelry to drip off of me. I think I was successful. Today my sister and I: went to see New Moon, bought a club chair and full length mirror for my new living arrangements, got a pedicure, enjoyed a margarita and bought my dad's Christmas present.
My sister shot these photos for me on the back porch of the new house she purchased. I am moving in with her next weekend. The coolest part is that the previous owners left a custom-built armoir that is GINORMOUS. I am going to put a lot of my shoes in there in order to hide them away. For some reason, not having my shoes all over my floor and my closet busting out into my room is the most exciting thing ever!

The rhinestone necklace and bracelet are a fairly expensive purchase from Urban Outfitters. However, Kristin Reiter and Valerie Killeen of the fantastic BleachBlack designed these lovelies for Urban and I could not not support them.

Tank: Old Navy
Dress: RVCA
Leggings: Express
Sunglasses: Plato's Closet
Coat: My great grandmother's
Necklaces: Forever 21 and BleachBlack for Urban Outfitters
Bracelets: Forever 21 and BleachBlack for Urban Outfitters

Imogen Heap-Glittering Cloud