Thursday, September 23, 2010


Yesterday I woke up in the most randomly giddy mood...I literally jumped out of bed, threw on these old favorites, and, despite having loads of serious and sensible things to do at home, hopped in the car and set off on a grand adventure. After accomplishing the Last Great Shopping Spree, I surprised Boyfriend at work and smuggled him away to run a satisfying string of silly little know, the sort you put off for months on end, and then suddenly, you're in the right place and the right mood and you just DO them and its actually fun and then you feel lighter than air because you finally DID them? *sigh* Lovely. We finished with a big fat sushi dinner, of course.

If these photos make it look a bit like I just rolled out of bed, bummed around most of Portland, and got caught in the rain, its because I did. Not state of the art, I know, but I have only had my little camera for one day, and we are still getting acquainted! Ok, enough excuses...

 I am wearing this ridiculous panda sweater nearly every single day. It makes me think of sweaters I had when I was very small. The red and white pandas are such a pretty contrast against the soft rosy lavender and blue. This vintage strapless dress is pretty amazing. Its Ronnie Heller for Bergdorf Goodman. All the polka dots are very organic and asymetrical, like little amoebae. I roughed it all up a bit with my ancient Frye boots and a big black satchel. The end.

thrifted child's sweater, vintage dress, thrifted belt, vintage Frye boots, Nine West bag

Central PA Deciduosity

Been gone a spell. Flew out to State College, PA to spend some time at boyfriend's ancestral home. Pffft. It is beyond beautiful out there. I was dorkily impressed by the sheer amount of deciduous trees, and the often fascinating forms they took. We spent the better part of a day meandering about the woods, where I became particularly entranced with a particular moss I've never seen grew in big pillowy pale mint colored tussocks and looked sooooo soft...but felt like plastic! We also met a very nice beetle and startled a small herd of deer and played with a toy airplane in a grassy meadow full of thistles and butterflies. *Sigh* Kinda miss it.

We also watched the most recent season of Dr. Who in its entirety. How do we do it?

Monday, September 20, 2010

On another note entirely...

I adore the new collection by Erdem. the dresses are pretty and fresh, but mostly I'm digging the hair and makeup...clean, minimal, and unabashedly pretty. A breath of fresh air in an industry that is often overstyled to the point of unwearability.

Here I have been raving about how excited I am for fall, and I'm posting a spring collection! But, silly as it seems, its that time of year, and I must uphold my reputation as a dedicated follower of fashion, no?

Haven't been posting lately, but I mean to get back to it soon with a big juicy post on the magical trip back to soon as I can get the **** photos to upload. Bah. Issues.