Thursday, June 30, 2011


(dress, tank: old navy / cardi, shoes: gap / belt: f21)

Sometimes it is really hard for me to decide how I want to wear a certain piece. When I picked out the pink dress from yesterday's post, I thought of at least three ways to wear it (mostly centering around fun color combos). Normally I would just pick one and shove the other two in the back of my mind for a 'later date,' which never really works out because when I shove things to the back of my mind I nearly always forget about them.

Side note: A smarter person would write him/her-self a note so they didn't forget things like this. I am either too busy or too lazy ... I'll let you draw your own conclusions, haha. Back to the story.

Anyway, instead of shoving the outfits back in my mind, I wore the dress two days in a row. I rather liked it both ways. This tank is probably one of my favorite things in my closet. I just think the pattern is so much fun. I love how the dress and the cardi are both pulled together by the colors in the tank.

The next time you see this dress, it will be paired with red. I should probably go write that down now ...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


(dress: old navy / cardi: thrifted jcrew / shoes: old navy / necklace, ring: lia sophia / watch: michael kors / bracelets: gift)

When I was wearing this peach cardi on Sunday, I kept admiring how it looked next to my hot pink nails. Which, admittedly, sounds really conceited - haha. I don't have a lot of pink in my closet and after buying this dress, I'm not sure why. I think it is SO pretty and surprisingly versatile. 

I've gotta keep this short because baby girl has started preschool and it is time to go pick her up. I can't believe she is in preschool ... she is getting so big! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


(tee: gap / jeans: f21 / cardi: thrifted jcrew / scarf: old navy / ring: lia sophia / shoes: minnetonka)

Keeping with the casual vibe that has been radiating from my outfits, I give you my normal Sunday morning attire (assuming I get out my PJs at all). 

This scarf was more of a necessary afterthought than a planned part of the outfit. It ended up being pretty chilly and I needed a little extra fabric to keep warm. I actually really ended up liking how the orange and green looked together. If nothing else ... having half your accessories still packed encourages fun color combinations. 

Monday, June 27, 2011


(shirt: out of print clothing / cardi: nordstrom / jeans: vigoss / shoes: converse)

How awesome is this shirt? I read Wuthering Heights every single winter. Months ago I sent my honey a link to Out of Print Clothing and told him that Wuthering Heights and The Great Gatsby would make a really fun birthday present. Then, with the impending move and all, I promptly forgot that I had mentioned it to him. I was so excited when I opened them on my birthday!

I've worn this one a few times in very similar ways but this was the first time that I actually got a chance to grab some photos. This is the direction I've been dressing lately ... super casual with very little accessorizing. I can't honestly say if this is out of necessity or desire - probably a little of both. See, we are renovating the house that we are moving into and, as these things tend to do, it is taking longer than expected. Therefore, with the craziness going on with that, I am all about being super simple in the wardrobe department. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


(shirt: gap / jacket: ross / jeans: target / necklace: f21 / shoes: toms / ring: lia sofia)

I miss not having my clothes organized.
Hell, I miss not having my clothes unpacked.
I miss planning outfits.
I miss blogging :(

Ok, enough with the negative nelly madness. How about we focus on some things that I'm really happy about? 

I'm really happy that ... 
it is cool enough for me to layer in the summertime sometimes. 
our house is getting closer to being done.
my new kitchen is going to be so darn pretty.
that I get to see my Mum tomorrow for the first time in a month.
that I have so many fun things planning to do with baby girl and future husband this summer.

Friday, June 3, 2011


(shirt: target / shorts: gap via plato's / cardi: ross / shoes: sears / necklace: peacock & plume)

Today is my birthday! Happy birthday to, well, me! I don't have any cute me-holding-a-cupcake photos for you all right this moment because this is Thursday and I'm scheduling this post due to less than stellar dial up internet. The cupcake holding photos will come later ... I'm sure.

So after my whiny I-don't-like-these-photos post yesterday, I felt I needed follow up with some photos that I did enjoy, like these one (duh). I was uncertain about these shorts when I bought them (for $4, since you asked) because they have this little pleat detail in the front of them. The pleat is what drew me to them but then I wasn't sure if it was flattering or not, so I went back and forth in the dressing room. Then I kicked myself and thought Desiree, they are from Gap, cost $4 and they are olive green - you love olive green. Moral of the story? If it is $4 then you should probably get it especially if it is from Gap and is olive green.

Anyway, I paired it with this turquoise necklace because it is one of the few pieces of jewelry that I have unpacked. Turns out, I kinda like olive green and turquoise together.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


(dress: ross / shirt: thrifted old navy / shoes: sears)

I have written and erased this post ten times. Here is the gist of it ... I really loved this outfit, I really don't love these two pictures and I plan on repeating this outfit to get better pictures (and because I really liked it a lot, of course). Silly that pictures have a hand in determining how I feel about clothing? Yes, but I know I'm not alone on this one. Right? Right??
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