Saturday, August 7, 2010

Haircut, Wedding, and a Seaplane

Hi Friends!

This will be another "farwell for now" post! I'm heading to British Columbia to do some boating with my dad, and this will be my first seaplane adventure! From where we live, we see them take of about 30 times a day, but I've never before had an excuse to book a ticket. That's happening tomorrow, and today I had a lovely breakfast with Nate at our favorite breakfast spot. Now I will be getting a haircut with the lovely Connie and then Janet and Kevin's wedding! So excited! I love weddings (and vacations!)

As for the clothes . . . I am always looking for a way to make my t-shirts and jeans a bit more fashion forward. I love this top from Anthropolgie. It mixes jersey with silk, so it looks dressier but is super comfy. These skinny, stretchy jeans are from Urban Outfitters. I'm not sold on them yet. All in all a comfortable outfit for a lot of sitting then errand running.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

top, Anthropologie jeans, BDG from Urban Outfitters, shoes, Target

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mimi's Closet, The Beginning

Hi Friends!

In the spring, I helped my Mimi clean out her closets. It was four days of digging through memories, hearing stories, and deep sighs over elastic waistbands that have rotted away. In the end. I brought home three huge boxes in addition to wearing a fur coat on the plane (in May!). Sadly, many of her pieces are too small for me; she and my great grandma were 5'3" and about a size four. Somethings I am keeping, but most will be in my soon-to-start etsy store. These pieces range from the 30s to the 90's it is amazing to see how her style changed, but mostly stayed the same as she aged.

This top is one piece I knew I wanted to wear this summer. It is made of sheer cotton and has these lovely, billowy sleeves. do not really like it with the shorts I'm wearing, but it was nice for a picnic dinner in the park. Since Jessica from What I Wore did her turban tutorial, I have been sporting this look most days of the week. I love simple hair but particularly in the summer!

Top, Mimi Shorts, Anthropologie Scarf, Vintage Shoes, from Mara Braclets, collected on various vacations

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hello Friends!

I've been away for a while, but I am back, at least for the time being. This summer has been one of transition and change, not bad, just different. We've been staying home, taking long walks, and being quiet together. We've had some lovely times with friends and family as we relaxed our way through July. August will bring more change, one I'm not sure I am ready for, but life happens whether your ready or not. I am leaving the job I love and a program I helped build. Bittersweet as I move on to exciting new things. This fall I will be steeped in academia working toward my Master's and working with special needs children. But enough about that . . .

Scarf, Anthropologie Top, JCPenney Necklace, Banana Republic Pants, JCrew Shoes, Old Navy Bag, ?

Nate and I ventured out to a new favorite restaurant in our neighborhood, Chichetti. I'm in love! I ordered their marinated olives with mint and chili three times in one evening! They have wonderful chilled beaujolais and yummy sangria. We ran into some friends then saw Inception. A nice evening to finish off a languid month.
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