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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
Pearl Earrings: Pearl Necklace Source
Pearl Ring: Overstock
Sunday, November 29, 2009
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.
Cardigan: Secondhand from Saver's
Feather Headband: etsy
Scarf: Forever 21
Saturday, November 28, 2009
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)
Earrings: Secondhand from garage sale
Bracelet: BleachBlack for Urban Outfitters
Friday, November 27, 2009
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.
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
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
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
A another giveaway? This time it's Kiki de Montparnasse, a designer I'm rapidly falling for.
Good news: 1) I have one $100 Shopbop.com gift card, ready to send to the person who leaves the best comment below. 2) This giveaway is all about underwear! Just let me know which piece of Kiki de Montparnasse lingerie from Shopbop.com is your favorite and why. Best comment wins, so get creative! You have 10 days to enter.
Feast your eyes on these yummies!
What is Kiki de Montparnasse?
Kiki de Montparnasse is a line of lingerie with famous boutiques in New York and Los Angeles. But, don't call it a high-end sex shop. According to the owners, it's a "luxury lifestyle store surrounding romance and intimacy."
So who is Kiki?
She's not the designer. Kiki de Montparnasse (the label) was actually started by Jennifer Zuccarini and her partner Andrew Pollard. After realizing that the fashion industry was using sex to sell everything, except for actual sex products themselves, they decided to get to work. Pollard named the brand after Kiki de Montparnasse (the person)--a famous French model and artist from the '20s who was known for her free-spirited yet sophisticated ways.
Which Kiki de Montparnasse item is your favorite?
Let me know! It's time to release your inner Kiki and leave a comment. Just tell me which piece you'd choose and how you'd wear it. One lucky winner will receive a $100 instant Shopbop.com gift card goods towards anything in the store. Remember, best response wins, so have fun!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
This photoshoot has been a long time coming, but April and I just couldn't get it together until now, what with snow, vacation, and on and on.
I wish I'd done it sooner. We went to the Fairmont Cemetary in Denver and it is a truly exceptional place. The diversity and intricacies of such an historic place were riveting and provided ample inspiration.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I went to the world's worst Response to Intervention/Differentiated Instruction conference today. The most horrible part about it was that she was an elementary teacher and most of the people there were elementary teachers. They were chanting and doing cutesy activites. Myself and two other middle school teachers from my school (one math and one science) just sat there silently with eyebrows raised thinking "Yeah, my kids would punch me in the face if I tried that on them."
To ride the coattails of an ancient cliche, we were the goth kids at the pep rally.
Anyway, the conference was held at a hotel and I remembered my enchantment for hotels.
I've not spent a ton of time in hotels and those that I have were not extraordinarily glamorous. I love imagining why the occupants are staying there, I love the classical music playing quietly, the clean smell of the bathrooms, the crazy carpeting, and the free crap they give you.
That's all I like from today... Oh! And my favorite math teacher sitting next to me who kept making deprecating, sardonic comments all along the way.
Sunglasses: Plato's Closet
Shoes: Dolce Vita (shopbop.com)
Necklace: Gift from Host parents in Denmark
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Man, this harness is my new favorite garment.
Skirt: Secondhand from Saver's
Tee: L.A. Made
Harness: Norwegianwood via etsy
Shoes: Chloe (yoox.com)
Mew is a Danish band (instant love, right there) and their indie vibe reminds me of bands like Bloc Party and Minus the Bear.