Monthly Archives: March 2012

Just like Candy

Pistil hood scarf, Tulle coat, Anthropologie dress, HUE tights, Chie Mihara mary janes

This would be the perfect dress if only it could cease that annoying bunching thing it does when I’m in motion. *clenches fists and shouts to the heavens* WHY?! Is it too much to ask that something be awesome in theory AND execution?

Is it?

I can’t get enough of Little Edie’s:

AWESOME Banana Republic coat (can’t see it too well here but JUST YOU WAIT, HENRY HIGGINS, JUST YOU WAIT), Anthro shirt and doctor bag.

Can’t wait to go back.

I saw this picture on Urban Weeds the other day and almost died. I need that coat like I need air in my lungs.  I have a serious crush on this girl. Can we be friends who are both named Jennifer so everyone has to call us by our first AND last names?!

If she had a blog I would SO follow.


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Little Bit O’ Sunshine

This weekend has been gloriously sunny AND warm. It’s distracting. I’d be talking to Andy and then I’d close my eyes and turn my face toward the sky and think, HOMG. Brain failure. Andy: “Did you hear a word I just said?” Me: “MERP.” Now I know why Portlanders forget how to drive when the clouds part. You forget the sun is BRILLIANT. Literally and figuratively.

At the playground:

Tulle jacket, Target sweater, Fossil skirt, DIY tights, otbt booties. Oh, and the baby is from my uterus. Say hello, Rio!

Total disclosure: I also brightened this picture. Because I could.


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I get so emotional, baby

Target beanie, AE shirt, Fossil cardigan and bag, thrifted cords (Gap), otbt booties

Sunday outfit. Oh, did I mention that I got these booties in grey? Or olive or whatever color they are. It’s hard to tell sometimes. But yeah, I LOVE THESE SHOES.

And I can finally got this bag’s strap fixed a year after breaking it in New Orleans (I’m lazy, what can I say) so I’ve been wearing it a lot lately.

See exhibit A:

I have no feet.

Hey look, I’m in a comic book. Fun with Picasa!

Sad times: my friend Kerrie is moving back to New Zealand and we said our goodbyes yesterday. I met her 5 years ago at work; at first she intimidated me: I assumed she was Australian and as you know, made an ass out of u and me. Or she and me. Or just me. Whatever. But we got to know each other and I found out how sweet and funny she was. IS. We emailed each other non-stop instead of working, talking about everything from crazy family members to religion to race relations. We experienced our first pregnancies together. We share a love of cheese and chocolate, Dexter and Mad Men, books and hood scarves.

I’ll miss her tons. HEAPS, as she would say. I can’t wait to visit her and her family in New Zealand, but for now: there’s still email. And skype! Love you, Kerrie!


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Fanny Pack

Tulle jacket.  Fossil shirt. Anthropologie skirt and flats. HUE tights

So. I bought these shoes:

several months ago on super sale from Anthro and while they are INSANELY cute, they are also more painful than the heels that I own. Basically, wtf. Why must it be this way Beetle Trinket Flats?!

That being said, I’ll keep them. Usually comfort > HOMGCUTE  for me but since they were a steal I feel better about damaging my back-ankle skin for the sake of such soft suede AND DID I MENTION THE BEETLES HOMGCUTE.

Here’s an outfit from a couple of weeks ago:

Thrifted sweater, shirt and purse (Goodwill, Buffalo Exchange and Little Edie’s Five and Dime). Sock Dreams tights. Gee WaWa boots.

I loved all of the different textures and colors of this outfit; I found this borderline ugly purse at Little Edie’s that I couldn’t leave behind, so buttery soft and strangely appealing.

It reminded me of a really well worn in motorcycle jacket.

Andy says it looks like a fanny pack. Yep.


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Mad about Plaid

WWGLFD tee (PAX), Pendleton pants (wanderlust), otbt booties

I played dress up today with a couple of plaid pieces that I recently bought and can’t quite wear out yet.

Andy was a champ and bought this shirt for me when he went to PAX back in August. He knows what’s up. Levar Burton was big in my house, I grew up watching Reading Rainbow and Star Trek TNG pretty religiously. And who could forget his role as Kunta Kinte in Roots? So of course I died when I saw this on Community:


Every time I wear this shirt my kids cry out: “GEORDI LAFORGE!” I feel such pride when that happens. As for the pants, I found them at a bin sale for Wanderlust and Lodekka, they need to be shortened a bit and they’ll fit better once I *cough* lose ten pounds; I feel like a true Portlander in them.

Aaand here’s the dress I was telling you about earlier:

Thrifted Laura Ashley dress (Little Edie’s), HUE tights, Chie Mihara mary janes (ebay)

The collar’s a little too pilgrim-y and the sleeves a little too puffy, (although not, as Anne Shirley would say, “The puffiest!”) so I think I might have some alterations done. But for the most part: I LOVE THIS DRESS. Andy saw me in it and said, “Yeah that totally looks like you.”

My second born is turning 3 on Monday!

We had a playdate with cupcakes today (playcake?) and he got so embarrassed when we sang Happy Birthday to him. He’s so adorable. And so smart and clever and sweet. He makes me laugh with his questions and observations. He makes me swoon when he sings with me. He makes my heart go boom.

Happy Birthday Mad!


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