Monday, May 24, 2010

And We're Off . . . Again

Hi friends!

We are headed on a little pre-graduation roadtrip! We're headed for San Francisco to see friends, but we will be slow getting there! Hopefully, if everything goes according to plan, we will be cruising along the coast in the sunshine stopping for tasty beverages, pretty pictures, and quiet strolls on lonely beaches!
See you next week!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

In Style CopyCat


jacket, via Sparrow
tank top, Banana Republic
skirt, Old Navy
sandals, ? via Piperlime
necklace, gift from Nate from Santorini

I have had this page from InStyle hanging by my desk since . . . um . . . March, I think!  I really loved the utility jacket with the floral skirt. I swapped platforms for flats since I was going to be doing a lot of standing and walking. The necklace was something I adored one night in Greece, and Nate surprised me with it the next morning! I wanted something simple for a night of fun and games! I wore this to the Krochet Kids Skee Ball Tournament (where I beat my brother and Katie made it to final four!) at a dive-y bar in Ballard.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Still Holding on to Some SoCal Style

Hi there!

blouse, thrifted
skinnies, Roxy
headband, Anthropologie
necklace, thrifted
sunnies, Kate Spade via Nordstroms
 sandals, Nine West
I am going through beach-wear withdrawl, I think. I realized that the outfits I wear on vacation tend to be super simple. Why can't I be super simple at home? Well, weather is one reason. PNW weather means that it is essential to layer all year round. California and Arizona, where I grew up, only require a light jacket if any at all. Despite the inevitable layers of fall, winter, and early spring, I can keep it simple in the summer!

Have a happy Wednesday, friends!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

To the Getty Villa

jacket, belongs to my Mimi
shorts, Target
sandals, Nude via Shoefly via Mara
clutch, vintage eel skin, thrifted

We headed to Malibu to visit the Getty Villa with Mimi. I can't believe we hadn't visited it before! It is just so beautiful! We spent the afternoon wandering around the gardens and looking at antiquities. All the ancient treasures made us hungry for some Greek food. Luckily, Katherine directed us to Tony's Taverna in Malibu Country Mart. Some tzatziki and a combo platter later, we headed back south.

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Long story long, I decided that my pasty Seattle skin was brave enough for shorts, and I absolutely love this jacket of Mimi's! I love its big sleeves and scrunchy collar! She still wears it, so I can't have it! Boo! I never thought I'd be fighting with my grandmother over clothing!  I think I like my style on California quite a bit more than my style in Washington. I need to figure out how to be more inspired at home. I think I especially like this outfit, because after lunch, I received me acceptance to grad school!

Below are some pictures of the Getty Villa and my delicious salad at Tony's!

Thursday, May 13, 2010



Blouse, Dockers, thrifted
Tank Top, Generic Youth
Shorts, Calvin Klien via Stienmart
Shoes, ? via Piperlime
Necklace, via Nordstroms 

We spent the day having lunch with family, visiting Katherine at her work/party, visiting the Krochet Kids headquarters (Adam's office), beaching, and drinking. Needless to say it was a busy yet relaxing day! I picked up this tank top at Generic Youth (more info in a future post) and decided to wear that day. I had originally worn the blouse buttoned up. I really like the way outfits come together for me in California. A little bit beach, a little bit boho, some vintage thrown in, and of course I dress for comfort!

56th Street in Newport
 Bigger little brother and beverages
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

Hi Friends!
I'm back!

 Adam, Me, Mom, and Stephen

Katherine, Sandra, Mom, and Me

Oldest Best Friend, Katherine!

Dress, Anthropologie
Belt, Scarf from Anthropologie
Shoes, Seychelles via Nordstroms
Brooch, via Irvine Flea Market (more on that later!)

We always go to the Hyatt in Huntington Beach for brunch on either Mother's Day or Easter. It is my idea of Heaven - sun, beach, an endless stream of bloody marys and mimosas, family . . . I did have a wrap in case it got cool, but really it was so sunny and warm, I did not need it! I really wanted to wear this flowy sundress from Anthropologie. The sash that it came with was kind of boring, so I tried a floral scarf and ended up really liking it!

I have more fun posts from the trip and some outfits featuring treasures from my Mimi's closet. I cannot wait to get her Etsy store up and running!

Happy Midweek!

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