Friday, August 5, 2016

Coming Up Roses

Why, hello! It's been a wild summer so far - I can't believe it's already August! I've been busy in the best way, and I'm trying to remember to stop and smell the roses as much as possible...and find time to get a much-needed haircut. Fun fact - I uncovered a blog post from four years ago with the same title, blouse and proclamations of busyness, but I'm desperately trying to grow my hair out rather than chop it off. Time warp, am I right?

Top: ModCloth (ages ago)
Jeans: Gap (secondhand)
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Bralette: Forever 21
Earrings: DIY

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Out of the Blue

Hello out there...if someone happens to be out there! If I continue to apologize for my frequent lengthy absences, I fear I'll sound like a broken record. While I clearly do not update this space with the regularity that I once did, I do still find joy in getting dressed, and it brings a smile to my face knowing that you might enjoy the outfits I share. So, I'll simply say that I intend to keep popping in now and again with a hello and a look at my look - and I hope you will too! Here's to a swell summer. 

Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Forever 21
Bolero: Self-Made

Monday, May 9, 2016

Different Strokes

For the most part Portland has been experiencing an early, unusually warm spring, but there are still typical rainy days sprinkled here and there. I took advantage of one such gloomy snap to debut this wacky sweater dress that I recently thrifted. It's difficult to pinpoint how it made me feel, but I'll go with '80s art teacher. Just weird enough to work!

Dress: Vintage
Boots: H by Hudson

Friday, April 29, 2016

Peel Slowly and See

I've always admired this giant banana mural, and when I happened to be enjoying happy hour across the street from it while wearing a bright yellow dress on a super sunny day...well, picture time! Also, for anyone interested, my Tarot of Cocktails Kickstarter ends today. Just hours left to pre-order a deck!

Dress: Zara (last year)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Sunnies: Ray-Ban
Bag: Vintage

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

This Magic Moment

Why, hello! It's been awhile. I've been super swamped (in the best way possible) lately—not to mention sweatpant-cladworking on my Tarot of Cocktails project. The Kickstarter launched on Friday if you care to take a peek. The real reason I'm here, though, is it's high time for an outfit post! In my younger thrifting days, I wouldn't consider a trip a success unless I walked away with a veritable haul. While that is still an amazing feeling, I've grown to appreciate (and even prefer) the times when I just find a single magical piece. I barely spend any money, and there's no lingering guilt about acquiring more stuff. This red blouse was one of those perfect, single-purchase pieces. I was quickly scanning racks on my way out the door and spotted it in all its bold, bell-sleeved glory. To make things even dreamier, I soon wore it to a breathtaking Joanna Newsom show. Yes and yes!

Blouse: Vintage
Jeans: H&M
Coat: Vintage
Earrings: DIY
Boots: & Other Stories

Monday, March 7, 2016

And the Oscar Goes To...

As a self-proclaimed film buff, I've been geeking out about the Oscars since I was a kid. While I know the awards are not the be-all and end-all of fine film-making and the system has its issues, I can't resist a glamorous event dedicated to movies and magnificent dresses. Here's what I wore for a local viewing party. Most of my cocktail dresses either don't suit me or don't fit me anymore, so I improvised with all-black separates.

Top: Necessary Objects
Trousers: Chelsea 28
Jacket: Straight to Hell
Shoes: Franco Sarto
Earrings: Vintage

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tarot of Cocktails

I've been hard at work for the last few months on a new project that I'd love to share with you! For those who haven't seen on social media, Tarot of Cocktails is my soon-to-be-released drink recipe deck! Each card will feature a tarot-inspired illustration on one side and a craft cocktail recipe on the other. Check out the website and sign up for emails so you know when the Kickstarter kicks off. Follow on Instagram for pretty pictures and sneak peeks. Like us on Facebook for even more magic. I hope you enjoy - your support means so much to me!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Yes Frills

While this is a minimal outfit to be sure, the not-so-subtle details of the top are what really make me love the look. I've been drawn to dramatic silhouettes lately, particularly in the blouse department. When I came across this lacy vintage number at the thrift store, the sleeves' subtle reminiscence of Seinfeld's pirate shirt gave me pause. In the end, the adorable neckline and the fact that was the half-price color of the week won me over. I'm really glad I got it and, come to think of it, I would totally rock that pirate shirt. 

Shirt: Vintage
Jeans: Thrift
Shoes: Toffeln

Friday, February 19, 2016


The night before Valentine's Day, I was randomly drawn to this floral frock and decided I would don it for the holiday. By chance, the bouquet that greeted me the next morning matched it perfectly. Naturally, a photo shoot was in order! Hope you're having love-filled February.

Dress: Vintage
Hat: Vintage
Boots: H by Hudson

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Girl Gang

I went with a mix of girly pink and edgy leather for an early Valentine's date this past weekend. The silk blouse and velvet ribbon lent some luxury and provided a nod to the holiday, while the rest of the look kept things cool and casual.

Top: Rachel Comey (secondhand) worn with some random ribbon
Jeans: H&M
Jacket: Straight to Hell
Boots: H by Hudson