Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Little Swedish Dress

I purchased this dress online via Etsy at Cleo Chrysanthemum.  I love its bright red, Swedish-feeling pattern, and its comfortable, loose fit.  I also love these shoes, but the soles crumbled and fell apart as I wore them through the backyard, which is why I'm glad I only paid a couple of bucks for them at the thrift store.  Oh the perils of thrift shopping.

Also, I have exciting blog news! I'm thinking about investing in a new camera.  Right now I'm thinking about a Nikon D3000, but I'm still doing my homework.  Well, to be fair, Dan is the one who is really into technology and gadgets and he is doing most of the research.  Also, I'm going to be getting a domain for my blog, and I'm thinking about transitioning to Wordpress.  

Photos by Dan.

Dress: Vintage via Cleo Chrysanthemum (Etsy)
Shoes: Etienne Aigner via thrift store

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I like turtles.

No, this post has nothing to do with fashion, but I caught my brother's turtles doing this yesterday and I just had to share.

Shape Up or Ship Out

I was a very quiet blogger during the month of May.  I was very busy wrapping up my first school year of teaching and beginning my first course towards my Master's degree.  Now that I have the summer off and I've gotten the hang of online classes, however, I'm really hoping to document my summer fun here.

I was feeling very nautical today, as I often do during the summer, so Dan and I thought we'd shoot some photos down where my parents dock their boat.  Afterwards, we saw Midnight In Paris.  We both really enjoyed it.  I'm not going to write a full-fledged review here, but I'd highly recommend it.  Much of the film takes place in the '20's, and it was such a treat to look at the beautiful costumes, hair, and make-up.  It really made me want to chop my hair into a short, chin-length bob again, but as you can see, it finally can be pulled back in a pony tail now, which is oh so nice on muggy summer afternoons when I don't want it on my neck.

Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger (from the outlet a few years ago)
Shorts: J Crew Outlet
Anchor necklace: Brighton (birthday gift from mom)
Purse: Vintage Dooney & Burke (graduation gift from Dan)
Shoes: Clarks

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Feature! Or two!

Amanda of The Upside of Wonder has been kind enough to feature me in her Hello, Blogosphere editorial.  This, in turn, prompted features on Victoria of Justice Pirate's Modest Fashion Features and a mention on another site that Victoria contributes to, Ruby-Eyed Okapi.  I would like to thank these ladies for their support, and after my brief hiatus I have lots of summery outfit ideas that I can't wait to photograph and post!

Until then, here's a look at what I've been up to lately: