Monthly Archives: August 2010


Hat: Porch Light

Shirt: J. Crew

Vest: Old Navy

Pants: Express

Shoes: Doc Martens

Necklaces: exex, Pyrrha, self-made

Porch Light is the most jamazing, fantasmic, splindiferous store that ever did exist. It’s on par with Anthropologie for me. Indeed, it is heaven. Have you ever walked into a store and your brain melted because of all the things? All of the pretty, pretty things? I want everything inside of it. Everything. From the aprons to the armoires to the knickknacks to the jewelry. Well, maybe not the jewelry, I am very particular about my jewelry: I don’t like a lot of fuss. But anyway, PORCH LIGHT. I bought two hats there this weekend and I need to stay away lest I buy THE WHOLE STORE.

You know what this outfit needs? A bow tie. It’s on the list now. Bow tie. Monocle. Pocket watch. Suspenders.



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I love lamp(post).

Dress: Anthropologie

Sandals: Pink Studio

Necklace: exex

I love lamppost. I love posts about lampposts. Seriously though, lampposts are the shit. I need one in my front yard tout de suite (pardon my French).

Andy and I took the boys to the park to wear them out before nap time. The weather was GLORIOUS. But, since it’s Portland, I loaded the stroller up with sweaters for all of us in case the sky opened. You never know. Andy took a buttload of pictures of me, which mostly turned out horrible.

But check out my guys!

My precious firstborn Z. Check out all that pocket action! I have…no idea what he’s yelling at.

Mad, who is getting so big that I’m starting to think about having another one sooner rather than later!

Andy has been rocking Spam shirts since high school. I’m pretty sure that Spam was his nickname at some point. I need to find some more for him as this one is getting kind of ratty.

Aaaand here’s one last shot of me under the gorgeous St. John’s bridge.


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Brooch Pt. 2

Shirt: Buffalo Exchange

Belt: Off another dress

Skirt: Fossil

Mary Janes: Pink Studio

Cloche: Target

Brooch: The Vamoose

That last picture is dedicated to my sister Bethany.

I wore my brooch again. On a pocket.

I also think this shirt would look good with some of these pinned to it:

I need to hit up Andy and Bax.

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Shirt: Buffalo Exchange (J. Crew)

Skirt: Can’t remember

Tights: Target

Shoes: Nicole

Brooch: The Vamoose

I’ve worn this brooch several times before realizing that brooch + pocket = match made in heaven.  Haven’t I already rhapsodized about pockets?! THE BEST. Even pockets on infant clothing are swoonworthy, nevermind the occasional cheerio that gets lodged in them. Chances are I will spend money on clothing that my children do not need simply because there are strategically placed pockets! This skirt does not have pockets. This needs to be remedied immediately. In conclusion, pockets are made of win.

Now all I need is a pocket watch and a monocle to make my life complete.


Remember the scenes where Veronica would write in her diary in HUGE sprawling text, three words to a page, wearing a monocle?! I. DIE.


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The Lovely Bones

So I rented The Lovely Bones a while ago. I’m trying to figure out who would ever find this movie appealing. It’s bad. Really bad. I mean, there are some scenes that are really beautiful visually and I’m sure no hobbits were harmed during the filming, but it was really odd and it laboriously plodded along at an EXCRUCIATINGLY SLOW PACE and is in no way anything that I ever want to watch again.

For one thing, the age of the main character, which is fourteen I think, and the ages of the people that she plays against were so off. Her love interest is so obviously an ADULT and her sister is in no way younger than her at any point (pigtails and braces do not disguise that). Ray, her crush, is supposedly a senior in high school? Right. It’s not like seniors have never dated freshmen, but this guy is a senior in COLLEGE. It might even be his second or third senior year. You get the point, right? Right. Watching him flirt with her is disturbing in a film that is supposed to be focusing on other disturbing things. He says something to her like, “See, another thing we have in common!” after they’ve exchanged maybe two words and even she was confused, “Wait, we have things in common?” Then he breathes, “You are beautiful Susie Salmon.” *shudder* Why don’t you go ease on down the road, Creepy McCreepster? Also, and I’ve mentioned this before, Ray is supposed to be DARK SKINNED. Moving on.

So Susie Salmon is murdered, the evil-doer goes free, she watches the world go on without her from her version of heaven, and while most of it worked as a novel, the movie just falls flat. Too many things were taken out: Susie’s parents’ affairs, Ray and Ruth’s growing friendship. I never knew how much time supposedly passed by at any given moment. Did her brother even age? Ruth is a seer (she saw Susie’s ghost the night she was murdered), but none of that was really explored. Oh, and this is a silly quibble of mine: I have no idea where the actress who plays Ruth is from (I’m guessing New Zealand?) but a convincing American accent would’ve been nice.

There are far too many scenes where Susie is walking slowing towards something, wind blowing back her hair, blue eyes wide or her murderer is sitting in a chair fidgeting with her charm bracelet looking EXTREMELY vomit-inducing and I wanted to scream: WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS?


Mark Wahlberg’s portrayal of Susie’s father was the only thing that I was pleasantly surprised about; it was really heartfelt and touching. Everything else? Not so much. I’m not even going to get into Susan Sarandon. I guess originally Ryan Gosling was supposed to play the father? Even though he looks like a kid himself? WHO WAS THE CASTING DIRECTOR?! Hollywood fails again.


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Tooth of Hounds

Hat: Urban (my favorite!)

Tanks: Target

BDG Jeans: Urban (on sale!)

Shoes: Same old Chucks

Because the world’s too cold for a girl like that

With a Blackfoot soul and a cowboy newsboy hat

Everything she loved went down the dragon track

She had a fear of trains

I really only listen to one Magnetic Fields album, and that’s The Charm of the Highway Strip. It’s a country themed album and is kind of over the top. There are lots of mentions of  trains and the open road and the lead singer has the most distracting deep croon, sometimes it sounds like a belch is on it’s way. Basically it’s awesomesauce.

There’s just something about mustard yellow, black and white. Such a great combination. I wear this hat any chance I can get, and so the rest of the outfit just fills in the blanks: what would look good with this hat, etc. A lot, it turns out! 😛 I went to Urban this weekend and tried to find some more to add to my collection, but alas, I could barely fit them on  my head. One size fits all? Hardly. It’s too bad because they were all soooooo cute! 😛 BUT I bought these “jeans” and FLURVE them; all jeans were on sale for $39 so I made sure to scoop some up.


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Shirt: Urban Outfitters

Jeans: Gap

Wingtips: Doc Martens

Almost broke my ankles but WORTH IT.

These shoes are some of my favorites, I love them to bitsies. They were my second pair of Docs, and certainly not my last.

I rarely ever wear these jeans even though they fit me perfectly and are SUPER comfortable. I have no idea why. Here’s an older pic I found that I never posted.

Shirt: AA

Cardigan: Fossil

Boots: Doc Martens

They look fine, right? I don’t know what’s wrong with me.

The weather has been getting cooler lately. So it was hot for about two seconds. Sometimes it’s just really cold in the morning? And then really hot in the afternoon? Sometimes you never know what you’re going to get. Dressing has been a bit of a gamble lately.


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Shirt: J. Crew

Skirt: Anthro

Shoes:  Gianni Bini

Listening to: Editors, The End Has A Start

I’ve pretty much hated all of the pictures I’ve been taking lately. Either the lighting is off, or my face is making some weird expression, or I forgot to lotion my feet…yeah, good times.

I wore this earlier this week before it had started cooling off. I really love how this skirt transitions so well from winter to summer. It’s got a nice weight to it so I feel like it’ll stay put instead of flopping all over the place. I’m always afraid that I’ll have a Rachel moment, you know that episode of Friends where Rachel gets her bridesmaid dress stuck in her underwear and doesn’t know it? I LIVE IN FEAR.

Anyway, I wore my Gianni Bini brown flats, sorry there’s not a better picture of them! They’re pretty simple and comfortable, which is what I was going for.

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Blue and Yellow

Dress: Urban (BB Dakota)

Belt: Fossil

Sandals: Pink Studio

Earrings: Redux

I twisted up my hair the other day. It’s a nice go-to hairstyle for when I’m feeling lazy and don’t want to do it every morning when I wake up.

I was going through Elsita‘s old posts and was happy to discover that we owned the same dress. MAN I wish I could raid her closet! Anyway, I decided to pair it up with yellow as well (and just a touch of pink). I got so many compliments! I do think this dress is adorable, although I can’t really bend over in it. I’m getting used to squatting to pick up my kids. Which I think I should be doing anyway? Much better for the lower back. I actually wore jean shorts underneath, and good thing I did because I might as well have stood over a subway grate the way the wind was flapping and flipping my skirt all about.

Good times.

Good times.


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Scissor happy me = more shorts!

So I cut myself some shorts again. Weeeeeeee.

Tanks: J. Crew

Shorts: Gap

Here’s what they looked like as pants:

I’m really pleased with how they turned out. I just hope that I manage to keep scissors away from the rest of my pants because then what will I do when the winter comes?  Which it will, eventually, and with a VENGEANCE.


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