Friday, July 29, 2011

What I wore: Daisy chain edition

It's finally been sunny for more then a day here guys! On another note. I have watched 2 lifetime movies today. I'm ready to go back to school so I can get a life...

Ok question, are every pair of pants and skirts you own a different size? No? That's not normal? Oh. Ok....Never mind then.

Also, I'm a really awkward model. That never happens to you either? Oh. 

      Tank//H&M ($7?! Ohhh yeahhh) Cardi//Nordstrom BP. Shorts//Levi's. Bracelets//Nordstrom BP. Sandals//Aldo.    

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What I wore: Camp edition

So, I saw this thing on a blog that showed how to pack for an 8 day trip with only 8 items. I think it was 5 tops and 3 shirts. That adds up to 8 right? Ok just checking. There's a reason I'm taking 4 semesters of French instead of one semester of math...Anyways, I thought, "Oh hey, I'm gonna be away from my closet for 10 days! I should try to do that! Why, I've always wanted to do the 30x30 challenge! This is close! And by golly, I can take pictures everyday and then blog about it! 2 weeks of blogging, done!"

Now on the surface, this sounds like a reasonable challenge! Except I didn't really think about 3 things. Laundry, weather and having absolutely zero free time; all things that are very important to a fashion blogger.

So between the stains, the late July downpours (what's a heatwave?!) and the schedule that had me leaving my room at 7 am and getting back at 11 pm, let's just say the blog challenge didn't quite go as planned. Oh I wore only the 10 (ok maybe more like 12) items allotted, but the documentation? That's a different story. Early and late hours and dark UW dorm rooms to not make for the best pictures.

So here is one outfit that the pictures actually turned out all right for!

Skirt//Thrifted and altered. Cardigan//Nordstrom. Tank//H&M. Necklace//Locket 2 You. Shoes//Target

I bought this necklace (along with way to many others things) a couple of weeks ago at Urban Craft Uprising. Guys, if they do a show in your area, go! Every year I go and it is the greatest! (I'll post pictures of the rest of my loot soon :) Anyways, I love Locket 2 You necklaces!! This is my second one, and even thought the guy at the booth graduated from the University of Utah, I'll keep buying them! Check out their shop!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Guys, I'm alive. For reals. No need to worry. You can call the police back and tell them it was all a big misunderstanding. Sorry I've been so MIA for the past oh...3 weeks. For the past 2 weeks, I have been a counselor at a camp for kids with disabilities that helps them transition into college (It's a really cool program! You can read more about it here.) And the week before that...yeah, I don't have a good excuse for that one. My dog ate my laptop? 

Well, I promise my bloggy friends, I'll be back tomorrow with some posts!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What I Wore: Just Call Me Rosie Edition

This is what I wore on the 4th of July! Every year I have the hardest time figuring out what to wear. It's going to be warm during the day (sometimes) and then it's going to be cold at night (always) but I need to stay within the patriotic realm! So this year I opted for a pair of cut-offs for the party and then changed into jeans when it got cold out.

PS, I'm officially addicted to scarves tied in my hair. That's all.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July or How our neighbors blew up $1000

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! I know we did. Good food, friends, fireworks, no trips to the emergency room; what more could you ask for?! We had our who-knows-how-many annual friend party. It's us and 2 other families every year! Sometimes other people join us, sometimes they don't. Apparently, people go out of town for the 4th of July! Crazy! :) 

There were cute mommy-made decorations, good food and possibly staged, over-animated conversations. (I don't know what happened with my hand...)

First, we have your fountains. Now let me explain something. I have an incredibly rational-irrational fear of fireworks. It all began with a piece of firework shrapnel landing in my eye at the tender age of 8. I wasn't physically injured but it sure hurt my pyrotechnic pride. Ever since then, I can't enjoy the fireworks without planning escape routes in case of a rouge mortar. This is why I love me some fountains. All the bang without the boom. Pretty colors with out the horrible sound. As long as you aren't withing 10 feet, if it falls over, you're good. My family made fun of my silly love all night but I am here to say: Fountains, I appreciate you.

Next up, we have your standard mortars.Now, we live on an indian reservation, which means when it comes to fireworks (and many other things), anything goes. Every year, they set up a big firework market where they sell everything. And I mean, everything! As you would expect, it is quite the unsavory place. I went once and I don't need to go again. Think of any outdoor market in a third world country you've been to, add drugs, alcohol and explosives and you've got Boom City.

My neighbor's relatives own a both at the illegal-anywhere-else explosive Mecca, so every year, they put on quite the show. We spend our 10 bucks on some sparklers and firecrackers (my brother) and then spend the evening watching them blow up their hard earned cash into a million colorful pieces. And we can watch them without craning our necks to see them. It's a win-win really.

Now here we have a paper lantern a la Tangled. Now THIS, this I was down with. I think it should be a law that everyone in the US has to light off 20 of these on 4th of July. I think I'll run for president just for this reason. They. Are. Awesome!

Sick of pictures yet? Almost done! Finally we broke out the sparklers! Well, what was left of them after my brother made a sparkler bomb. (Do you know how loud 96 sparklers wrapped in electrical tape and then ignited sound? Loud.) I hoped to get some cute ones spelling out things like "love" and "4th of July" but by the time I got over my rational yet irrational fear, there was one left. oh well. Next year!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th Of July!

Source: via Shelby on Pinterest

Eat lots of good bbq! Spend lots of time outside! Be safe! (fingers>firecrackers!) And most of all, remember what it's all about!

No...not unicorns...

Source: via Shelby on Pinterest

One of the greatest pieces of paper EVER!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

What I Wore: Hip, French, Housewife edition

Those are the three words that came to my mind when it comes to this outfit. The combination of stripes, headscarves, and pedal pushers will do that to a girl.

I've been wanting to try a headscarf for a long time but I was always worried about it falling out! I'm proud to say (that with the help of some bobby pins) it stayed put all day (with only a few minor adjustments)! 
 I am infatuated with this scarf. It's a little pathetic actually. I have about a million outfits floating around in my head and I have to remind myself that I can't wear it everyday! (I have to give the other scarves a chance you know?) My mom really likes it too...We're trying to figure out who will get it when I leave for school...

I've been looking for horseshoe jewelery of some sort for a while. Well the other day my mom decided to go through an old box of her childhood things. One thing led to another and I was in possession of a pair of horseshoe earrings! Unfortunately, she can't remember where they came from or why she had them but I love them none the less!

These shoes have a good story too. I'll tell you sometime. I think we've had enough stories for today :) (and it gives me something else to blog about hehe)

And  here is the video I used to tie my scarf! I did a combination of the two of them.

ps. Search "How to tie a scarf" and YouTube will suck you in for hours...So...Many...Ways!!