Saturday, August 27, 2011

moving up & out

I'm wearing a thrifted vintage dress, garage sale sweater, hand me down purse from my mom, and shoes from TJ Maxx.
P.S. I picked up an adorable silk robe and a pillow that looks like a piece of sushi here.
San Francisco
This is a photo of supposedly the most crooked street in the world, Lombard Street.
Here i'm wearing a shirt from a garage sale and a garage sale cardigan as well.
Jeepers was frolicking on the beach.
Northern California vineyards
I would love to introduce you to one of my favorite, most comfortable dress I own.
I picked up this Free People dress about four years ago at a Nordstrom's Rack and have gotten so much use out of it.
The purse is yet another hand-me-down from my momma.
This post is a photo diary of my week's adventures with my family in Northern California before they dropped me off at college.
Thanks for viewing!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

fresh start

I woke up quite early this morning for my hair cut but I guess that's what I get for waiting till the last minute to schedule my appointment. Today I've been organizing, cleaning, and getting things ready before I ship off to college. I'm quite the last-minute kinda person which ends up biting me in the ass most of the time.
The dress is from a garage sale.
I've had the shoes for many, many years and bought them at target... it's going to be a sad day with those suckers break.
AND the necklace I bought a couple of years ago at Betsey Johnson.

They've got more bounce in California

I need to live in Santa Monica. Period. End of story. It's going to happen at some point in my life. For several years my family has vacationed in Santa Monica, particularly at a cute, older, 1950s looking hotel called the Cal Mar. Just this last monday and tuesday I went on a short road trip with my sister, her friend from school, and our friend, Lise, from Norway/London to Santa Monica... unfortunately we didn't get to stay at our traditional hotel but we still stayed in the wonderful city of Santa Monica. We spent one day at the Santa Monica beach and by night, we ventured off to Hollywood for some dinner at Le petit four. Oh yeah and we just happened to drive by the playboy mansion and see a bunny, all decked out in her playboy gear, walking her dog by the mansion. haha We're such tourists.
Anyways, I had a great time and envy everyone who is lucky enough to afford the most beautiful houses  that grace the Southern California turf.
Above, I'm wearing an H&M band-style jacket, a dress I picked up at a thrift store, and my toms.
In another outfit, i've got on the same jacket, an H&M tank, and Levi shorts that I originally bought as jeans at a thrift store and destroyed into shorts... definitely my most successful pair. 
The three buttons on my jacket are from a venice beach vender which cost 50 cents a piece... good deal.
adios amigos, I've got a hair appointment at 8am tomorrow. Aye, aye!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Good Buy Summer

Summer vacation is coming to an end and, unfortunately, I didn't get many posts in. Part of this could have been because it was so damn hot I didn't even want to wear clothes! No worries, once I get all settled in college, the weather will be beautiful and so will the campus which will make for fun posts.
Here are a few of my good "buys" of the summer.
Nail stickers from Sephora
I got them a year ago and haven't used them until just a week ago they cost $16 dollars I think. 
The package said the life of the stickers was 1-2 days which was the truth for my experience with them.
They were a bit annoying but I think these are prime for special events where you're going to be wearing   them for just a day. Recently, Sephora came out with a longer lasting line of nail stickers which probably work nicely. Sephora is a pretty trustworthy company.
Just my two cents on nail stickers.xo
My new sushi necklace. 
I bought this at a hip little store called Pop Deluxe on State street in Madison, WI. 
I actually had an eye on this necklace for about a year but it was always a little out of my price range. This summer I noticed that it was 75% off and walked out of the store with a $20 work of art sushi necklace. It is so detailed, I love it!
So when Zac and I went for sushi I really couldn't resist not to wear it.
Circle Glasses= my favorite
These glasses cost me one dollar.
Zac and I were doing a little shopping at H&M and noticed a whole section in the accessory department was dedicated to $1 sunglasses. We each both bought three.

Daisy Bike
 This beautiful new bike is my set of wheels for the next year. 
I'm in love.
The yellow frame looks soo good with the green rims and white wall tires!
I do have a basket but unfortunately Jeepers wont be cruising with me in it when I head to college.
Oh and in this photo i'm wearing a vintage crochet top given to me by my aunt and a yellow skirt that used to be my sister's.
My American Apparel swimsuit.
This suit treated me well this season. 
All except the awkward tan lines that it marked me with.
Check out more views and colors of this suit HERE.

enjoy the pool weather while it's still here!

P.S. Isn't Pattie Boyd soo cute?