Posts tagged ‘braiding’

hard & soft

I’m not so sure this worked.

As I was putting it together in my head, I really liked the idea. But seeing the photos made me furrow my brow in slight panic as I rushed out the door with no time to change. Oh well!



September 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm 6 comments

a little bird told me

Quick post today! My friend Valarie recently asked me for a mailing address, knowing I’m moving soon, because she had something to send me, and no, I didn’t get to know what it was.

What!? Well, of course I obliged, and yesterday I got a bumpy envelope from Iowa with a card noting that she saw this in a vintage store in Cedar Rapids and immediately thought of me.

It’s a little bird pendant! And her instincts were correct because I love it!

But wait – there’s more!


August 12, 2010 at 8:55 am 4 comments

in bloom – sine hollyhock, take 2

I have been in such a good mood today – it’s Friday! it’s my friend William’s birthday! and I love my look today! And this one is a genuine day-to-night, office-to-out ensemble, too.

You’ve seen this dress before, but that was in a most ridiculous, staying-in-on-Friday-night silly post. Not so today. No, today I feel I am done up right, if I may say so myself!

Sine hollyhock dress (size 8): Anthropologie, ruffled grey cardigan: Express, braided sandals for comfort and bug-bite-avoidance: Mossimo.


June 25, 2010 at 3:47 pm 6 comments

pewter print-cess

Happy Monday morning! Are we off to a good start? It seems like everyone has been spouting a lot of negativity lately (myself included), and I, for one, am tired of it. It’s a new week, and, like Anne Shirley says, tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it! (No mistakes in it yet.)

It genuinely does help me get through the Mondays when I feel better about how I look, and I think I succeeded in that today:

Deep gunmetal grey & sage green print dress: Simply Vera (size 10), tan cropped jacket: Mossimo (size M).


June 14, 2010 at 9:21 am 6 comments

warning: contains violet content


Just another belted cotton dress today, but it’s hot & humid & oh, did I mention Friday? I had such a difficult time waking up this morning. Anyone else? I just stood in my bathroom leaning against the counter for like 5 straight minutes at one point, blinking. Fact: I need more sleep. However… plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead. ;)


June 11, 2010 at 10:38 am 6 comments

green gladiator girl

Hello there! In the days since my last post, I have been mourning LOST, of course – but the blow was cushioned tremendously when I found out I WON the LOST Complete Series set from! Gaaah, I’m so happy! I’ve also been busy and thus crazy-tired – to the point that I went to sleep at 8:00 pm last night! (It was still light out!) And yet, even with 11 hours of sleep, I felt like crap (twitchy eye ALL day) and look tiiired today. Blah!

At least I was bright & cheery-looking:

You’ve seen this dress before, and I didn’t do much with it today (that’s another reason I haven’t posted much this week – wearing a lot of simple dresses that I’ve blogged before), but the accessories are still fun. Also: wow, you can totally see the difference in pics I take before I leave for the day and those I take after I come home from a day at work. (Sssh, pretend it’s awesome!)


May 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm 4 comments

grey & green

Have been feeling under the weather lately with a nasty cough – “I think I’ve got the black lung, pop” – so I took a sick day yesterday to rest. I think it helped! But sadly it was a genuine sick day, and I did not get to enjoy the lovely weather.

Today, however – different story: I get to enjoy the sunny, beautiful day, YAY!

You’ve seen this before (with a turtleneck under it), but I thought it couldn’t hurt to post just the dress, by Simply Vera (size 8). I kinda said everything I love about this dress in that previous post, so you should go ahead and click it if you care.


April 15, 2010 at 8:12 am 4 comments

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