Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sips and Sounds, Volume 18

Vol. 18
The Sip: My Boozy Valentine
The Sound: My Bloody Valentine, Loveless

It's been wayyy too long! I've truly missed the weekly ritual of Sips and Sounds and am ready for the return of regular installments. While my music taste is generally pretty predictable (folksy, melodic, lyrical, poppy and so on), lately I've been leaning more toward the post-punk persuasion. My Bloody Valentine is a band I've casually listened to in the past, but I've gained a new-found appreciation for their sound. As for the drink, I was craving the creaminess of an egg white concoction and wanted something bloody-colored, so this fairly straightforward but tasty beverage was born.

In a shaker, combine 1.5 oz bourbon, 1 oz tart cherry juice, 1 sugar cube, 1 egg white and a dash of bitters. Shake well without ice, then add ice and shake thoroughly again. Pour into your glass, top with a few more drops of bitters and enjoy!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Twinkle, Twinkle

Hello out there. It's been awhile! I just wrapped up a stint as a Wardrobe Assistant on Portlandia (hence my long absences of late). It was quite the experience. I learned a lot..about the art of shopping, about costume design, about all the people and processes behind the magic of television, about Portland, about myself. While I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to play a part in such a cool, creative project, I'm also excited to get back to some of my other pursuits, including the blog! Here's what I wore to our department's embellishment-themed party (complete with an incredible drag show at the legendary Darcelle XV).

Dress: Vintage
Jacket: Vintage
Clutch: Vintage
Shoes: J.Crew
Earrings: Vintage

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Quick Getaway

Last week I enjoyed a much-needed one-night vacation at a nearby hotel. The stately old building and crisp weather felt perfectly suited to a cozy, casual outfit. Even though I was relaxing, this look had a bit of back-to-school feel in the best way possible.

Sweater: Vintage
Jeans: Levi's
Shoes: Vintage Bass
Necklace: DIY

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Modern Minimalism

This outfit is a prime example of how my style has evolved. These days I'm drawn more than ever to sleek, simple silhouettes. That said, my soft spot for color and kitsch will never go away.

Top: Soprano
Pants: Chelsea 28
Shoes: Bella Vita (Thrifted)
Necklace: DIY

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Potato Sack

Of course just as cool fall temps start to set in, I find this perfectly easy sack of a dress. Even though it would have been a savior during those sweaty days of summer, I'm content to layer it up too. It's just too comfortable not to wear!

Dress: Jolie via TJMaxx
Jacket: Levi's
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Earrings: DIY