Between my comfy overalls and messy first attempt at fishtail milkmaid braids, I was rather undone in this outfit. But, it was actually perfectly suited to the occasion: cooking out with friends on a Monday! I'm loving the summer vibes in the air.
Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Record: Sonic Youth, Sister
The Refreshment: Sonic Limeade spiked with vodka
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Record: Camera Obscura, Let's Get Out of This Country
The Refreshment: "Razzle Dazzle Rose" (sparkling wine with rose water, peach liqueur and fresh grapefruit)
Camera Obscura is an old favorite. Their music is so sweet and melodic and lovely and smart. The accompanying cocktail was equally enchanting.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Pants: Courtesy of Gracie B. Boutique
Shoes: Anne Michelle
Rings: Forever 21 and Vintage
Friday, May 16, 2014
Vest: Forever 21
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Kelsi Dagger
Bracelet: Forever 21
Glasses: Urban Outfitters
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Record: Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
The Refreshment: Pineapple Jalapeno Lime Pisco Slush
Pavement is a band I’ve always respected but never worshipped. I adore “Gold Soundz” and “Cut Your Hair” but never paid close attention to the other tracks on this record. For some reason, I considered them noisy “dude” music, but this close listen made me realize how much they align with my musical taste. Yay Pavement! As for the drink, it was inspired by the band’s home state of California, and it was SO delicious…summery and fresh with a serious kick of spice.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Shirt: Forever 21
Bracelet: Forever 21
Monday, May 12, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Every year for as long as I can remember, my family has thrown a May Day party on the land where I grew up. The weather was beautiful this year, so I donned a carefree crop top and skirt combo and channeled dandelion chains from childhood with a faux flower crown. It was a beautiful celebration!
Skirt: Old Navy
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Record: Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel RoadThe Refreshment: Whiskey Sweet Tea Lemonade
Thanks to my parents, Lucinda is one of those artists I've listened to since I was a kid. It wasn’t until recently that I realized “cool kids” like her too! She comes from the camp of country I love, writes raw, emotionally-charged lyrics and is an undeniable badass.
Funny Side Note: I used the hashtag #vinylvednesday for the first time last week and discovered--to my surprise--that other record-lovers use this silly term, too! Who knew?
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Though it’s something I’m trying to work on, I tend to fall into that consumer spiral of always wanting to wear something new. While I have a whole closet full of perfectly good clothes, new pieces are just more exciting! This outfit, with the exception of the jacket, is made up of pieces I've had for quite a while. And yet, it still feels fresh! Don’t get me wrong—I’m not going to stop shopping anytime soon, but I will try to maintain good habits like combining old items in new ways, making thoughtful purchases rather than impulse buys and going thrift store shopping.
Shoes: Courtesy of B.A.I.T. Footwear
Necklace: Forever 21
Monday, May 5, 2014
When made right, margaritas are one of my all-time favorite cocktails. Here’s my go-to recipe. It doesn't amount to much liquid, but as you sip on this little libation, I’m sure you’ll agree that the balance of flavors is just perfect. And, you can always multiply the quantities for a larger amount.
1.5 ounces of good tequila (Patron or Trader Joe’s Distinqt)
½ ounce of lime juice
½ ounce of triple sec or Cointreau
Wood + Salt Smoked Sea Salt (seriously takes the drink to the next level!)
Rim a small glass with salt. Shake all liquid ingredients with plenty of ice. Pour and enjoy.