Monday, April 30, 2012

1 Year Anniversary

I thought of a million mushy things to say.
About what an amazing year it's been.
How we've gotten through the good and bad times.
And made so many new happy memories.
But instead, I'm just going to say Happy One Year Anniversary honey.
Thanks for not killing me.
No matter how annoying I am.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Recipe For A Lazy Sunday

This has apparently become my recipe for outfits on lazy Sundays.
Mix these jeans (the ones that are just a little too big so they're comfy) with a dirty, messy bun on top of my head, add minimal makeup, and top with a comfy/cute top.
Unless of course I don't plan on leaving the house, then it's leggings and whatever tank top is clean.
It's called lazy Sunday for a reason people.

Top:  F21
Hairpiece:  Etsy
Jeans:  Gap Outlet
Shoes:  F21

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sushi Date

This outfit is neither exciting nor really really fashionable
But it's what I quickly changed into after coming home and finding out the husband wanted to scrap dinner to grab sushi.
Which had never ever happened once in the five years we've been together.
So here is what I wore, boring or not.
The sushi was delicious btw.

This is quite possibly my favorite picture of me ever.

Shirt:  J. Crew
Jeans:  Target
Shoes:  Gift, Sperry Top Sider store
Earrings:  Premier

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Coffee Belly

I don’t have any funny anecdotes about this outfit today.
Except it’s humid (for Ridgecrest standards) so my hair is kind of huge.
And I was dying of heat in our office all day.
And this dress is a great way to cover up extra free coffee belly (thanks E!)

I had a major case of fat face in my pictures today.
Dress:  Macy's from like 5 years ago
Shirt:  J.Crew
Necklace:  Premier
Shoes:  Gift, Clark's

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Put A Belt On It

This outfit was a way to test my theory that you can belt anything and wear it to work.
This dress is made out of sweatshirt material and obviously inappropriately short for work.
But I belted it so….

I obviously should have tightened my belt before these was a long day people!

Dress:  It's so old I have no idea...probably Ross
Necklace:  Gift, Vestique
Belt:  Gift, F21
Shoes:  Payless

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Birthday K

Yesterday was one of my best friends K's birthday.
The dress I wore made me think of her all day.
Because her family basically lives at Disneyland.
And I looked a little bit like Minnie Mouse.
So this one's for you K!

Dress:  Gift, Lauren Conrad for Kohl's
Belt:  Gift, F21
Necklace:  Pin from Premier
Shoes:  Nine West

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pretty Good

These shorts are incredibly unflattering.
And my hair is soaking wet.
And I'm barely wearing any makeup.
But I ran up a freakin hill that morning
Had a lovely day hanging out with my mom.
And ended it with burgers and gin and tonics with my man.
So I feel pretty good about it anyways.

Sunglasses:  RayBan via Ebay
Necklace:  Vestique
Top:  F21
Shorts:  F21
Shoes:  F21 (notice a trend here?)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Think It Through

I didn't properly think this outfit through yesterday.
Although I was really comfy and relatively cute all day, I didn't take into account that I was wearing this outfit to the mall to try on clothes all day.
And rompers, in case you hadn't noticed (which I apparently hadn't) are all one piece.
And I wore mine with a belt.
And shoes that had two buckles each you had to unbuckle to get out of.
It was a whole thing.

Side Note:  sitting in your bra with the rest of your outfit around your ankles in the bathroom of a World Market is awkward.

Romper:  F21 (obnoxious pattern right?  I love it)
Shoes:  F21
Necklace:  Premier
Belt:  Thrifted

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Sleepy Lazy One

This outfit is a little bit of a cop out.
It’s basically a combination of this one
 and this one

But at least I’m not wearing leggings and one of my husband's undershirts because that is what I really want to be wearing right now.
Also, I’d rather be napping.
I need some more coffee.

He could not look more miserable.

Top:  J.Crew
Skirt:  F21
Shoes:  Nine West
Necklace:  Gift, Premier

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


This outfit marks the second time that I have put on a skirt, walked around feeling super cute, and then have gone to put my hands in my pockets and realized the skirt was on backwards.
That’s probably not something that should happen to a normal person this often.
Normal people probably shouldn’t spill full mugs of coffee on their bedroom floor or fall down as often as I do either.

Shirt:  Gap Outlet
Skirt:  F21
Belt:  Thrifted
Boots:  Gift, Steve Madden
Necklace:  Premier

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How Not To Be An Obnoxious Tourist

One of the times I'm most thankful that I married Mike is when we travel together because we travel exactly the same.
Well, let me edit that to be that we travel exactly the same once we have gotten to the airport and are sitting at our gate.  Up until that point I am a stressful mess and Mike is walking around happy as a clam with a drink in his hand.
Once we're where we need to be, however, we travel exactly the same.
We don't stress about doing touristy things, we don't take tours, we don't rush, we don't fight, and we don't above all else act like obnoxious tourists. 
After several years of traveling together and especially after two successful trips across country and our honeymoon in London, I've decided to dispense some tips to our less knowledgeable travelers out there on how to not be an obnoxious tourist. 
(Also my hair looked awful today so I didn't take outfit pictures, just go with it.)
  1. Don't take gigantic carry ons onto the airplane.  There is no need for you to have a roller bag and a gigantic backpack on the plane with you.  Check your shit, pay for it like the rest of us, and move on.
  2. Don't wear pajamas to the airport.  Listen, we all want to be comfortable, but pajamas and slippers never have been and never will be appropriate public attire.  If you must wear leggings in public at least make them attractive and throw a cute top on over it.  Also, Uggs are not still a thing in case you were wondering.
  3. Don't be that girl wearing heels you can't walk in through the airport.  Everyone is just staring at you waiting to fall on those slippery floors.  Also, I know your feet hurt and it's upsetting to watch.
  4. When the gate clerk starts to board the plane, don't be those people that immediately crowd the desk.  We can tell you are neither first class nor premier.  You are in the back of that plane like the rest of us buddy.  Smooshing your pajama clad body as close to the first class people as you can is not going to get you on the plane any quicker.  You are now just a barricade for the fancy people to push around in order to board 20 minutes before you.  Sit down, read your magazine, and stop freaking out.
  5. When walking on a busy city street, don't stop in the middle of the sidewalk to look around like you just learned how to walk covered in lost tourist fear.  It's okay that you're lost, we are too, but we PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE so we could check for directions on our iPhone and aren't blocking everyone else trying to walk on that sidewalk.
  6. Don't take your kids to every museum/monument/gallery.  I will never not be irritated by the parents that take their kids to the monuments in DC and then let them crawl all over the place like it's an amusement park.  They don't get it and it's okay.  They're kids.  We don't expect them to stand in reverent silence and think about all the amazing things that president did for our country.  But you letting them hang off a statue depicting men in the unemployment line during the Great Depression is ruining my experience and it makes me want to trip your snot nosed little brat of a kid, (I have kicked a child before and will do it again).
  7. Don't take your kids to fancy restaurants.  I'm sorry if Yelp told you this place was amazing.  It is.  It's also $17 a plate and you're supposed to buy five plates per person.  Your kid is not going to eat the pork belly taco with pickled onions and I don't want to listen to him whine while he crunches on his Cesar salad for half an hour.
  8. Don't wear fanny packs or phones clipped to your belt.  I'm sad I even have to mention that.  You have pockets.  What giant contraptions do you need to carry around that don't fit in your pockets?!
  9. Above all else and I can never stress this enough...don't walk around any tourist attracting city wearing jeans, a sweatshirt, and tennis shoes.  Maybe just maybe put some effort in how you look.  We know you're on vacation, but you couldn't throw on a pair of flats and cute top?  How about some makeup and maybe brush your hair?  You're on vacation, not a week long hike in the wilderness.  Work out shoes with jeans is the universal sign for lost tourist who wants to get mugged.  You're embarrassing, go buy some cute shoes.  Your feet are going to hurt regardless they might as well hurt from the cute riding boots you slipped on over your skinny jeans not the dirty running shoes you matched with your north face sweatshirt.
  10. And finally, just stop stressing out.  Stop rushing everywhere.  Stop yelling at your kids when they can't decide what to order from the museum cafeteria menu.  Stop acting like the world is going to end if you don't make it to one last museum before the day is out.  Just enjoy where you are, who you're with, and the fact that you're not wearing ugly shoes, (I can't help it).

Monday, April 16, 2012

Butt Cheeks

For some reason I tend to wear a lot of dresses that end up being see through in the sun.
I never notice because I’m not looking at my own caboose unless it’s in the mirror inside at home.
So my friend and coworker E has taken to e-mailing me after I’ve walked by the windows in our office and flashed her with my now see through dress some mornings at work so I know I’m showing my goods all day.
The e-mails are just two words, “Butt cheeks.”
Today was a butt cheeks e-mail kind of day.

I look pregnant in this, I am not.
Dress:  Gift, ModCloth
Shoes:  Nine West Outlet
Necklace:  Gift, Etsy

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dirty Hair, Dirty Pants, Happy Sunday

This is what you wear when your husband wakes you up from a nap and makes you go grocery shopping when you have a wee bit of a hangover.
Whatever did I do to cover up dirty hair before I owned this hat?!

Shirt:  J.Crew
Jeans:  Gap Outlet
Shoes:  Gift, Sperry Top Sider Store
Hat  F21

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bright & Dumpy

This is admittedly not the most flattering outfit on the planet.
The shirt is a little too blousy.
The crotch on these pants is a little too long (seriously, having a midget crotch is a hassle when trying to buy pants!)
And wearing flats and cropped pants doesn’t do wonders for the figure.
But my shirt is my wedding colors which always makes me happy and I’m a little obsessed with pairing these leopard flats with everything under the sun so I guess it's not too bad.

Shirt:  NY & Co
Pants:  Gift, Gap
Shoes:  Bamboo via Amazon
Necklace:  Gift, Premier
Belt:  Gift, F21

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Do You Think This Belt is Big Enough?

I wore this outfit yesterday in honor of my stepmonster’s birthday.
(She’s really lovely, but I find the title stepmonster much funnier than dad’s fiancĂ©.)
She gave me this gigantic belt of hers and I can’t wait to wear the B out of it.
As an early,  unknown birthday gift, I didn’t go through all your clothes while you were at work and I was in your house with no supervision.
You’re welcome!

Cardigan:  PacSun
Tank:  Ann Taylor Outlet
Skirt:  Gift, Windsor
Belt:  hand me down from stepmonster
Shoes:  Nine West
Earrings:  Premier