Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hi friends!

Happy Wednesday!
I can't believe it will be April tomorrow! I should be wearing sunny yellows, rosy pinks, and open toed shoes. I guess I am wearing open toed shoes, but blue, black, and grey are the colors of the day. I hope everyone has a happy hump day!

Top: Old Navy
Romper: via Sloan in Portland
Tights: Gap
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman via Nordstroms
Earrings: via Meadow
Flower: JCrew
Glasses: Walgreens

Monday, March 29, 2010

Not Your Average Hair Band!

Hello friends!

I was thinking about the new trend in hair bands - you know the ribbon looking ones that are something like $12 for 4 of them.

Well once again I thought, "Oh I can totally make that!" (and for a lot less money!) I headed to Nancy's, because they have a large supply of beautiful, elastic ribbon. You can totally make these! All you need is the ribbon and about five minutes! Then you can proudly wear you hair band on your wrist!

1) Cut ribbon into 6 inch strips. You will want to use more ribbon is you have thicker hair.
2) Hold ribbon so that the ends are touching, make sure your ribbon is not twisted at all.

3)Make a loose knot and make sure your knot is within about 1/4 inch of the end of ribbon.

4) Tighten the knot. You will want to pull as hard as you can without ripping the ribbon.

There you have it! 
You will want to add a bit of Fray Check to the end of the ribbon if you think it will start to unravel. Also, I learn that the thinner ribbon works better. I couldn't get the thicker ribbon to tie at all.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weekend in Review

Hello Friends!
Hope you all have had a delightful weekend!

Saturday was spent helping my parents move some things to Bellingham where my dad will be working and living for a few days each week. Not really that exciting but between my family and Nate's we managed to eat for free all weekend! 

Sunday was much more fun! After a yummy brunch, I headed to Nancy's for get a few things for a project I am working on with Midori. More on that later! I made what I thought was going to be a quick stop at a shop called Meadow. It was so cute! I met the lovely owner and her aunt. Two hours later, I left with several surprisingly reasonably priced treasures. More on that later, too!
A comparatively short stop at Nancy's and I headed home to do some crafting!

Like fall, spring in the northwest means layer, layer, layer! You never know if it is going to be sunny and hot or windy and rainy. Today it was both. I picked up this cute, light-weight jacket at Meadow. I really love the military yet girly feel it has. I am also timidly stepping into pattern mixing. I just can't do two patterns next each other, but I can do different patterned shoes and tops. Maybe I'll get braver as the season continues! We'll see! 

Jacket: via Meadow
Jeans: Seven for all Mankind
Shoes: Thrifted
Scarf: ?
Sweater: Old Navy
Top: H&M
Sunglasses: Kate Spade

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sun! Where are you hiding?

Hi friends!

If April showers bring May flowers, what do March flowers bring? 

I feel like most blog posts, from me and from fellow bloggers, mention the weather in some capacity. This makes sense in that the weather is the biggest determinant in what I, and most likely you, wear every day. After yesterday's spectacularly sunny weather, the rain was deflating. I fell back into my dark winter colors and abandoned my colorful, bare-legged ambitions. But every cloud has a silver lining, and today I was exhausted. It felt nice to wear a comfy sweater and jeans. This outfit also blended in with all the other sports fan who were watching the Husky's game this afternoon! Sadly we lost, but there is always next year!

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!

Jeans: Joes, Norstroms (?)
T-Shirt: Banana Republic (4.99)
Sweater: Kersch, Boutique in Belmont Shores (7.00)
Socks: Kate Spade via TJMaxx (10.00)
Shoes: Old Navy (20.00)
Sunglasses: Kate Spade, Nordstroms (?)
Bracelets: Singapore
Bag: Hobo via TJMaxx

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Oh I wish I was sailing again . . ."

Hello Friends!

Pardon the Jimmy Buffett reference, but I really do wish I was sailing. The boats were racing this afternoon on the lake. Nate and I looked at each other with that won't it be nice when look in our eyes. Hence, the sailboat skirt!

This outfit is pretty preppy, but it also feels a bit retro. I think the combination of a big skirt, button up, and keds is making we want to take a trip to the five and dime and then stop by the diner for a milkshake. 

It being such a sunny, warm day I couldn't resist lying on the grass and watching the clouds. I stayed there many minutes after the timer went off.
Blouse: Men's, thrifted ($3.99)
Skirt: TJMaxx (? but couldn't have been more than $15)
Shoes: Keds, thrifted new ($3.99)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What to do with this scarf?

Hi Friends!

What a beautiful day we had today! Sunny, warm, kids could play outside, so no crazy behavior! 
 I had on a sweater, and this scarf looked super cute with it. Then the thermometer crept up, the sweater got stuffed in my purse, and the scarf looked lame. I still couldn't resist putting it in these photos. It is so pretty and perfectly spring-y. I realized, with the exception of the necklace and scarf, everything is thrifted. I think this outfit cost Shoes (5.99) + Top (3.99) + Skirt (5.99) + sales tax = approx 18.00! Wow I should calculate my outfit totals more often! The lining of this skirt shows a bit, but it is dark, and I kind of like it.
Top: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Seychelles, Thrifted
Scarf: Anthropologie
Sunglasses: Kate Spade
Necklace: Side Street in Mykonos

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kate Spade, Lucky, Nordstroms

Hi Friends!

Last week was busy and not in a good way. I spent many a night stressing over my application and waiting for match day (when all the 4th year med students find out where they will be doing their residencies.) Well, now we know, we are staying in Seattle! Yay! And the pesky application has been submitted! Double Yay!

In the midst of the stressful week, Mara and I got to attend a really fun event hosted by Nordstroms, Lucky Magazine, and Kate Spade. Deborah Lloyd was there styling us up in some lovely spring looks, Nars was giving spring makeovers, and everyone was smiling! We could pick our own basic pieces or Deborah would help us, and then she would give us all the accessories. The icing on the cake was a mini photo shoot. Just so fun! 

I decided that I need the perfect dress for Nate's graduation, and this may be it! Classic yet perfectly modern. The gold tones and embellishment around the neck are perfect for a summer event. I'm in love with this look, maybe because it was put together by a master!

They are doing this event all over the country; you should go!

Isn't this background fun?!
Happy Monday!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I wish I could call this a vacation . . .

Hello Friends!

Sadly I am going to have to take a little break from this blog-o-sphere. I learned this week that I can still apply to the amazing master's program I am dying to get into. So with that said, I am going to be huddling over my computer writing goal statements and personal histories. Boo. But you've got to do the dirty work to get where you want to be. I'll be back later this weekend to share a special package I received yesterday and some other fun events that happened/will be happening this week! 

Enjoy the lovely spring weather!

I'll leave you with a heartbreakingly cute picture of our little puppy (who was not very please that I made him pose with the daffodils).

Monday, March 15, 2010

So Warm!

Hello Friends!

I know the thermometer barely reached 60 today, but it felt so warm! I love when spring finally pops up, such a surprise after being so cold last week! I'm officially done with winter wear. I am pushing forward with spring even though it is still six days away. This outfit kind of sums up spring in the northwest. Layers for the ever changing temperature, trench coats add just the right amount of warmth, bright colors after wearing so much black and grey all winter. 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and a pleasant Monday!

Check back on Wednesday for another installment of "Fashion for a Cause!"

Sweater: Old Navy
T-shirt: Gap
Jeans: Seven for all Mankind, Nordstroms
Flats: Gap
Belt: Made by me with Midori Ribbon
Scarf: Anthropologie sale rack
Clutch: no brand but from Sloan in Portland
Sunglasses: Walgreens

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Hello Friends!

Happy Weekend to all of you! I am off to Portland to do some crafting, eating, and shopping with Meghan in Portland. Even though Portland is a mere three hours from Seattle, it feels like a real vacation. A vacation that only costs a tank of gas, love it!


I thought that you all might get a kick out of hearing some of the hilarious things my preschoolers say and some of the things I have to say to them. They are so candid. I love them for their frankness!

"Please take your carrot out of your armpit." said by me to little R, 3 years old

"You know "S" if you keep stepping on your sandwich it might taste like dirt." said by little E, 5 years old

"I have a little penis. My daddy has a big ol' penis." said by little R, 3 years old 

"I don't have a dog anymore. He moved to Heaven." said by little L, 3 years old 

"'S', I didn't like it when you hit me with you train. It's not kind to hit people with trains, ya know." Said by F, four years old to S, three years old

 Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hello Friends!

TGIF! Why is is that some weeks just drag on and on and on?! I love Friday even if it is raining and cold. This outfit was inspired by the lovely Ellenitza and her gorgeous, simple style. I really love these pants, which I picked up on a marathon Goodwill hunt. This H&M top was also picked up on the same trip. It still had the tags on it! I realized that I never write where I wear the outfits, but honestly, I usually wear them to work. This is officially the last weekend of winter! Hooray!

Top: H&M, thrifted
Pants: Vintage, thrifted
Boots: Banana Republic
Blazer: Sashimi, Nordstroms
Trench: Vintage, Etsy
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