Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Off the grid...

Oh. My. My internet was down for two days. Two days, people.
I actually accomplished a lot, since I couldn't just hang out and Hulu one more episode of Angel Season 3...

Instead I found the perfect rug for my living room, took a gamble with some rather outrageous window treatments, picked up more paint, masking tape, curtain rods, and picture nails, hit Value Village for some seriously awesome vintage throw pillows, took my dry cleaning and alterations in, mailed the last of my christmas presents (hush, now), and paid my PGE bill. I feel very grown up. Also very broke. But the house is really, really starting to come together, and I'm so excited to show you what I've got so far...

Here's a little sneak peek at my bathroom...Its actually finished as of last night, but I took these photos a few days ago, right after I installed the window treatment. I'm in love with the quality of light in there now. The pink walls are very golden and glowy in the morning, and fade to a pale lavender by night. The glossy off-white trim keeps everything really fresh. Man, paint is the greatest.

These earrings were so amazing that I had to buy them, even though I don't have pierced ears!

Ok, so I've really been digging a sort of borrowed-from-the-boys look all week long; Androgynous styling with hyper-feminine details, and simply pretty hair and makeup. It feels fresh and sexy, and just a wee bit scrappy. These jeans have built in suspenders. I die. The field behind me is not even a block away from my Grandma's house. It used to be a favorite haunt of wild geese and marsh birds of all kinds, but now its being graded to become a soccer field. I'm torn. Wild geese? Or sexy soccer boys?

Vintage Italian bespoke wool suit jacket, thrifted, $25
Max studio shirt-dress thingy, TJ Maxx, $20
Jeans, thrifted, $9
Carlos Santana heels, TJ Maxx, $15
Necklace, Temple st Clair for Target, $12

Ok, I have to go catch up on all my emails now...and maybe watch some Angel. Don't forget to enter the giveaway if'n ye haven't already (Its the suspenders. They make me talk like an old coot)'ve got til midnight-ish on Thursday. Good luck!


  1. This outfit is perfect! I am seriously obsessed with the shoes and the jacket--what a find! I love how you put them all together.

    ps--Can I move into your bathroom?

  2. The bathroom window is lovely. Me, I prefer the wild there are fewer of them that sexy soccer guys.

  3. You're right, Terri. I'm actually pretty bummed about the loss of habitat, but the Uni argued that there is a wetland wildlife preserve just a few miles south, and they had owned the land for the last ten years.

    Of course, you know what will really happen...the geese will come back in spring and find a lovely freshly sprouted grass field with lots of yummy bugs, and once again nature will prevail!

    In the meantime, soccer boys it is.

    In the meantime,

  4. i wish my apartment was as cute as your house! come over and watch marathons of SVU with me and boyf and roomies.

    as always, i DIE whenever you wear those shoes. they are just way too much! in the best way possible, of course.

    if i am ever gainfully employed, i promise to blog the outfit i was going to wear.

    and about the sides-of-the-street thing:

    our building doesn't have a parking lot so we have to use street parking. depending on the side street, we either have to move our cars by wednesday or thursday, and then again on monday by 9am. it's because of the snow. if everyone is on both sides of the street, it's too narrow to fit a plow through. not like they ever plow anyway...

    you're lucky to live in portland :(

  5. That is seriously your bathroom window? How beautiful is that! Is it painted on or is it actually colored glass?

    And I think I'd go for the geese.... ;-)
    ♠ ♠ ♠

  6. Yeah how did you do that window? Looks great, I can't wait to see more pictures :)

  7. Ha! Love that you bought the earrings even though you don't have peirced ears! I recently pierced my ears (about 5 years ago). There were just too many cute earrings I was passing up! Love the borrowed from the boys look, especially that you glammed it up with those fabulous shoes!!

  8. I wish I could put that much thought into displaying my jewelry. I really like this borrowed from the boys look with the double-breasted blazer. You know I love those shoes!! :)

  9. I'm craving boy's clothing more and more. I want some guys' button-up shirts, and plaid, and blazers, and things of that sort. I'll have to work on that when I'm back in Oregon. You look fabulous, as always.