Happy Halloween weekend bleh I’m sick and sad so that means no links because I’m grumpy. Hope this goes away before our vacation next week. I’m sneezing & whining up a storm but Ryan is taking good care of me. On the plus side, we got our pumpkins and I made three pumpkin pies from scratch (they don’t have the canned stuff out here). The man said it smelled really yummy but of course I couldn’t smell a thing. Hope you have a good weekend - please send healthy thoughts.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Cream boat neck top £1.50, Liberty scarf £1.00!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This is the coat/jacket/trench I was talking about last Friday. I love a good set of pockets. I think Mom bought it from a little boutique in Duvall, Washington called Chic Essentials. The trench is by Esley. Love it. Have you found your new coat for this fall? It’s hard for me to find a nice long coat with long arms that isn’t huge. This fits perfectly and the sleeves are a bit short but I don’t mind because I’ve got my rad pockets. Perfect for dressy days (which are non existent for me) or casual forever.
((I think this is as bright as my photos are going to get until next summer.))
I had such a great weekend thanks to Anna and her lovely friends. It was her hen-do weekend and it was full of surprises. We got crafty, tipsy, full, and sporty. I danced my bum off and I’ve got four blisters to prove it. I take back what I said about “dancing until your feet bleed” when we were walking back from the club.
My absolute favorite part of the weekend was going to the All Star which is super American themed where we ate brunch and bowled. I even had a chance to order a classic root beer float (which they tried and hated, whaaat?!) and bought Twizzlers to take home to the man. I’ll be going back whenever I miss the US. The photos don’t do the weekend any justice – too dark and blurry but I enjoyed the weekend more when I wasn’t snapping away at everything.
Oh – I also found out just out allergic I am to kitties. Not fair!
Thanks Anna – so excited for your big day. She’s having a bit of a rough time atm with a few plans falling through at the last-ish minute so if anyone has a DJ friend up north or some wedding dress designer magic please get in touch with either of us asap!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Here are some clickables:
x my Mom sent us some of these dish towels when we first moved in to our first place together.
x amazing amazing velvet boots.
x great Halloween costume inspiration and makeup tutorial.
x I don’t have kids but I love this blog anyway – I’m totally going to be crafting it up 24/7 when I have little ones.
x this may have been my desktop background for a few weeks.
x obsessed with these Mad Men gifs…I love all the gifs on that site though, amazing/hilarious.
x I’ll be baking these once we get our pumpkins.
x wishing I could go to the opening of the Grand Pier again. If you’re in the area (which I doubt!) you should totally go and support em.
K, must pack - see ya! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
LOVE the collar. I’m thinking the sleeves are too short for me because they always are. I have long monkey arms. This mauve color has been a favorite of mine for quite a long time. When I was a freshman in high school I wore pink almost every day. So girly. It was like…my thing. I even dyed the tips of my hair pink. A year later I started listening to Sleater-Kinney, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, other awesome and sad emo stuff and I swore off of pink. Black black black! Jean jacket every day and converse.Then the jacket mysteriously disappeared. I still wonder about that thing. I bet someone was just doing me a favor.
It has been 10 years (wow…) since my pinkaholicness was put to a halt and I still don’t have anything pink…whoa, aside from this huge pink fuzzy robe I’m wearing – thank you Mother-in-law. She recognizes this lack of color in my wardrobe. I do have a pink cell phone that I never ever ever use. That information might be shocking to some.
My Mom (both Mom’s are coming to the fashion rescue here) did buy me the ca-utest black jacket with too short sleeves *tear* that I’m going to try to pretend is supposed to have shortish sleeves. I haven’t worn it yet but I will be in London for the weekend and will try it out there.
vintage mauve trench via VerseauVintage on Etsy
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I baked some yummalicious cookies last night and made a huge mess. I did need a little help from my handsome assistant and what does Superman do? Breaks the wooden spoon. I decided then that I would love a mixer. Of course he totally supports me baking (cookies, cakes rarr!) so I’m dreaming of a shiny new Kitchen Aid mixer possibly in (are you writing this down?) cream, purple or black or red…or pink…yellow…you get the idea.
What have you baked lately? He also loves a late night cake in a mug. Have you tried it? Super quick and easy.
YOUR EXPRESSIONS WHEN SOMEONE ASKES YOU WHO YOU ARE: Aw it’s our favorite couple, Jack and Wendy! K, so you might not be the cutest looking couple at the party but I’d think you were pretty damn cool.
Friday, October 15, 2010
It’s Friday again. Here’s one of those linky listy things.
x I made three JO recipes this week – this, this n this. I strongly suggest the first.
x Tried to work on my handwriting and ended up writing like a first grader for 15 minutes.
x Seriously, who cares what time it is when you’ve got this on your wrist.
x Yes to feathers and freckles.
x Whenever I go to ballet I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and always think I’m wearing way too much makeup. I don’t wear THAT much but if my face isn’t naked when I’m in yoga pants and a tank top it just looks weird. This makeup seemed to work better for the class yesterday. Yes it’s on a man but he’s rad. I love YouTube makeup guru’s and he’s in my top 5.
x I update my Mom’s VV shop blog for her – look at this photo she sent me. Had to put it up.
x Have you seen these little kids re-enact Project Runway? The little boy that plays Michael Kors is spot on.
x A couple of new posts on my little girly blog.
K, I need to go get ready for our Dirty Dancing drive-in movie date! Have a great weekend!!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Onez Lau via Knit Kicks
So apparently it’s National Kniting Week but when I looked at the events page for the week THERE IS NOTHING HAPPENING (more like National Knitting Weak). I’ve decided to help get some people inspired to try knitting even if it’s just for this week. I’ve only just started a few weeks ago and I’m already on my 5th scarf. So if I can do it, you can. It’s a great feeling when you’re all done with your piece and you can give it away or just keep it for yourself and say “yeah, I made this”.
So I’ll be your Grandma. Here are a list of videos, a few Etsy shops for pretty wool and clothing shops that have super amazing kitted pieces out now.
x Slip knot, cast on (there are a few different ways to cast on or bind off just find what you like best)
x Basic knit stitch, purl stitch (everyone knits and holds the yarn and needles differently! just find what is most comfortable for you)
x Fixing Mistakes
x Cast or Bind off
x Weaving the ends
If you want to watch a series of videos that really breaks it down (made for teens really) just screw those other videos I listed and watch this annoying lady. (I started knitting from watching these videos)
Knitting Abbreviations – wtf do they mean?:
x Yarn care, abbreviations and needle info
Hope these tips helped or inspired you to knit. If you have tried – I want to see! I’ll leave you with another annoying knitting video…
Monday, October 11, 2010
So dramatic. I’ve always wanted to dress up as Lydia! Such an easy costume. As I was searching for photos I saw that CBG has already picked out what you are to wear (including costumes for Wednesday Addams and Morticia – only the best)! Easy peasy.
Just throw on your black everything, grab your hat, camera and separate your bangs for the look.
Nadinoo AW10 Collection - whoa, the cutest. I love love love the new shorts, dresses, slouchy blouses, capes, all of it. I only own ONE pair of black shorts (I know, I’m a weirdo.) from Zara and I love em. They’re highwaistedish and have the perfect pockets. The shorts above are super cute and I’d probably make excuses to wear them all the time. I’d be the blue shorts girl. I also love the cuts on the first set of dresses and that blue slouchy blouse – yer killin me.