Thursday, July 22, 2010


Wow... where did this past month go?! I have been a seriously lazy blogger! It's been so ridiculously nice lately and I've been so crazy busy that I just haven't had time.

I have been working like a crazy person! I have a full time job at a non-profit arts organization during the week, but I also work part time as a server at a local sushi bar. The extra money from serving goes towards fun stuff like vacations, concerts, and of course, clothes! That way I don't really have to touch my paychecks for anything other than bills, rent, etc.

And with all the nice weather the last thing I've been spending way less time in front of the tv and computer. I live within walking distance of tons of restaurants, shops, and bars (and the two most important places- a snow cone stand and an ice cream shop!). Needless to say, I've consumed my fair share of snow cones this summer. Best combo thus far- cotton candy, blue raspberry, and watermelon. YUM. Now I'm craving a snow cone...

Striped Sweater: Truly Madly Deeply via UO
Hat: Pins and Needles via UO
Jeans: H&M
Oxfords: Kimchi Blue via UO
Necklace: gift

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cooling Off

Man, it was HOT this weekend! While I really enjoy summertime and everything that comes with it (minus mosquitos, of course) the weather last weekend was brutal!

The only other beef I have with summer is that I don't do very well in extreme heat and humidity. As my mom says, I'm a "fragile flower". This is gross, but I sweat at the drop of a hat. I don't even try to look cute at festivals or other day-long outdoor events anymore. It's a total lost cause.

Also, I barely tan and burn to a crisp without my SPF 50 (yes... I use 50... don't judge.) My year round freckles do become PRETTY amazing in the summer though. I used to hate them, but now I've accepted my specks and love them.

On Sunday though, we finally got some relief in the form of a huge thunderstorm. I'm not a fan of storms, but I was so thankful for this one! This entire week has been beautiful as a result. Mid-seventies all week... glorious!

How cool is this pocket watch necklace? I saw it and couldn't resist. Also just to warn you, I was pretty much a walking Target advertisement this day... whoops! I didn't even realize it until after the photos were taken. Slightly embarrassing, but who cares- I really love these pieces together!

Striped Tank Top: Target
Pink Ruffle Skirt: Target
White Flats: Target
Pocket Watch Necklace: Vintage

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

Great news! I FOUND MY CAMERA CORD! After ransacking my entire apartment, I finally found it tucked away in the pocket of a purse. I must have shoved it in there to upload pictures at work one day. Anyway, moving on to the good stuff- photos!

This past weekend Joe and I attended the wedding of- stay with me- his sister-in-law's brother. I think I have mentioned this before, but Joe is a very talented musician. He has an amazing voice and plays a mean guitar. His older brother Chuck (brother-in-law to the groom at this particular wedding) is an even better guitar player, so combined they make a great duo. Joe frequently gets asked to sing and play at weddings (he does a mean Josh Groban ;)) So for this particular wedding, Joe and Chuck played every piece of music for the entire ceremony. They did a great job.

I was just along for the ride, since I only knew a handful of people at this event. It was held at an amazing venue in downtown Indianapolis that overlooks the beautiful Indy skyline and the weather was BEAUTIFUL that night. (I'm not sure about the rest of you guys, but Indy has been getting hit with horrible thunderstorms lately- no fun!) I took advantage of the beautiful night and backdrop and had Joe snap a few photos of me.

Blue Cocktail Dress: Forever 21
Brown Belt: Forever 21
Brown Wedges: Guess via DSW
Bird Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Gold Bracelet: Vintage (gift)

And I even got Joe to pose for me for a few! (Isn't he cute?) :)

Joe is wearing-
Shirt: ?
Skinny Grey Tie: H&M
Linen Dress Pants: H&M
Brown Shoes: Aldo
Brown Belt: ?

More Bad News

Ugh... this whole camera thing is getting really annoying... Here is the update on the camera status: My fantastic, awesome boyfriend made the trek to retrieve my camera for me so I didn't have to (yay!), I started taking lots of photos again and was so so so excited to have new outfits to post... But then tradegy struck (again). Last night I spent over an hour turning my apartment upside down searching for the cord to upload pictures. I can't find it anywhere! I don't know where else to look either. I will do another sweep of my apartment tonight but I'm thinking I will probably have to break down and purchase a new one. UGH! So unfortunately, my pretty pictures will have to wait.

There is something I am really excited to share with you though! I have seen news about this floating around the internet for a few days now, but today For You, For Me shared a link for a free download! Is anyone else as excited for the new Jenny and Johnny album as I am?! I just listened to their single, Scissor Runner, and it is the best happy summer song!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rifle Paper Co.

Yep... still don't have my camera back yet. Tonight I am making it my sole mission in life to rescue it from Best Buy! In lieu of having any recent pictures to post, I thought I would post about something (or rather, a company) I have been head of over heels for since I first saw it on A Cup of Jo.

How cute is everything from Rifle Paper Co.? They do everything from stationary, greeting cards, prints... and soon they will be launching their wedding invitation sets! Although I am not engaged (yet), I can't get over how amazing their wedding line will be. When I do get married, I want the wedding and everything leading up to it to really showcase our tastes and personalities. These invitations do that perfectly. Each invitation is completely unique and special. I also love that they are personalized and so vintage looking. Mom, if you are reading this... mental note! ;)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Save Jake

Have you heard about this yet? I just saw this on Bleubird Vintage and couldn't resist. This is Jake and he is sick. Knowing how much I love my own pup, I can't even imagine what I'd do if I were in the same situation. I actually tear up just thinking about it. Needless to say, I totally just purchased an apron (especially since I've been wanting one for quite some time now...) and urge you to do the same. Each apron is $20 and the money goes to help Save Jake.

Delinquent Blogger

Hi everyone! Sorry for the complete lack of posts lately. I attended a wedding in St. Louis a couple weekends back... When I arrived back home I pulled out my camera to upload photos and discovered that my beloved camera was broken! The entire screen was shattered. I have no clue how it happened, but it's all better now, waiting patiently for me to come pick it up from Best Buy. So, as soon as it's back in my hands, posts will resume!

Until then, Olive says hi!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Currently Coveting

Indiana of Adored Austin first broke this news a couple of months ago, but that was the last I had heard about these. But now they are officially here and man, do I want a pair so bad! Yes everyone, the TOMS wedges are here!
How cute would these look with a casual summer dress or some cut off jean shorts for summer?!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wedding Bells

Whew, I made it back from another wedding weekend! This time around was MUCH more fun though, since it was the wedding of one of my best friends ever, Taylor! And I got to be a bridesmaid. And it was a beautiful ceremony and super fun reception! I wish it wouldn't have gone by so fast though! It was seriously the most fun ever dancing with all of my friends, Joe, and my parents (and my friend's parents!) at the reception. Here are a few photos Taylor took until I upload my own.

Isn't Taylor the prettiest bride ever?! :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Busy Week

Yet another super quick post... I was in St. Louis last weekend for a wedding and leave Friday morning for Chicago for my best friend Taylor's wedding. Last weekend I was just attending the wedding. This weekend I make my very first debut as a bridesmaid! Whoo! I am super excited.

Taylor chose the cutest black dresses (strapless, A-line perfection) for us from White House Black Market. Lots of people like to claim that their bridesmaid dresses can be worn again, but these truly can! (Thanks, Tay!) Still have lots to do this week... last minute errands, mani/pedi, lots of last minute running so the dress looks good! Now I'm off to bed- Night! :)

Plaid Shirt Dress: Urban Outfitters
Black Vest: H&M
Black Tights: Urban Outfitters
Black Booties: Payless
Brown Belt: Forever 21
Necklace: Urban Outfitters

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quick Update

I got the bike! She's a beauty. Red, vintage, 10 speed road bike. Pictures will come soon. I also need to start thinking of a good name for her! Any suggestions?

Until photos of the bike are up, here are some more of me! ha!

Yellow Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Striped Tank Top: Forever 21
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Skinny Jeans: H&M
Black Boots: Vintage, thrifted

Currently Coveting- New Bike Style

Since summer is almost here, I finally decided it was time to start seriously looking for a new bike! I really wish I had the funds to buy an awesome new bike, but unfortunately I don't... so I turned to Craigslist. I found a red, vintage, women's road bike today and I'm going to look at it tonight. Wish me luck! Today's "Currently Coveting" is in preparation for my new (hopefully) ride!

Brown Crossbody Bag: Lucky Brand- $97
Canary Queen Ring: ModCloth- $12
Belted Trench: $175
Trek Bike
Western Chambray Shirt: Gap- $30
Leather Lace-Up Boot: ASOS- $110
Lotus Eddy Scarf: ModCloth- $20
Cropped Cigarette Jeans: BDG- $54

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hello Humidity

Holy humidity... it's so muggy here! I just went for a quick run and am soaked in sweat... (attractive, I know...) The past couple of weeks we have had the craziest weather ever.

Not that drastic and super fast weather changes are out of the norm for Indiana. (Have you ever heard of the saying Hoosiers like to say? "Don't like the weather? Wait 5 minutes, it'll change.")

But lately it's been out of control. Crazy thunderstorms, almost freezing temperatures, back to hot and muggy the next day! Hopefully we can finally start having multiple sunny days in a row. My fingers are crossed!

Blouse: Kimchi Blue via Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Gift from Joe
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Brown Belt: Forever 21
Jeaggings: New York & Co.
Wedges: Guess

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday, Monday

I have exciting news! Last night Joe and I booked flights to San Francisco! A good friend of mine from Butler moved out there after graduation a few years ago and one of Joe's good friends moved out there recently... so we have people to stay/hang out with and I couldn't be more excited!
(Olive was really excited too... She could barely contain herself...)

I have been needing/wanting to take a vacation but couldn't think of what to do. Then my friend Emily (who lives in Oakland) suggested I come for a visit during September to celebrate our back to back birthdays. Our birthdays are three days apart.

So now I'm counting down until September and the awesome 25th birthday celebrations that will take place!

Polka Dotted Sundress: Thrifted- H&M
Brown Belt: Forever 21
Sandals: Target
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Bird Necklace: Urban Outfitters

Friday, May 7, 2010


Happy Friday! I'm so glad it's the weekend! One of my best friends graduates from college tomorrow (after 6 years of school... she's a pharmacist now. So proud of her!) and one of my other best friends is in town for the occasion! I can't wait to see everyone. It will be lots of fun. On Sunday I am going to my parents house for Mother's Day. Anyone else have exciting weekend plans?

Dress: Pitaya
Black Cardigan: H&M
Necklace: Pitaya
Black Tights: Urban Outfitters
Black Flats: Pitaya

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Currently Coveting- Summer Picnic Date

I have a thing for picnics. I think it stems from my childhood... my favorite summer activity when I was growing up was outdoor picnics on hot summers days. My Grandma and I would pack up sandwiches and other little finger foods, pack it all up in her vintage picnic basket, haul it outside with a big blanket, and sit under the beautiful weeping willow tree that was in her backyard.

Since I'm a pretty nostalgic person and I still love the ideas of picnics on beautiful summer days, I wanted to put together the perfect summer picnic date look.
Linen Sundress: Urban Outfitters- $48
Floral Flat Top Sunglasses: Topshop- $32
Rose Buckle Leather Belt: Topshop- $30
Straw Fedora: Urban Outfitters- $24
Picnic Basket: Crate & Barrel- $45
Wanted Wedges: $50
Compass Rose Necklace: ModCloth- $15

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Portland Trip

Here are a few pictures of my trip to Portland! If you've never been there before, I highly recommend going! It is so beautiful and so GREEN! Sorry for the short post today. Just a few trip highlights photos.

I finally made it to Voo Doo Doughnuts on my last night there. The one on the right was mine... voo doo doll filled with "blood" aka delicious raspberry filling.

Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardens

Multnomah Falls


Thursday, April 29, 2010

One Week Later

Wow... where did this past week go?! I have been SO unbelievably busy at the office this week- it's insane.

Portland was a whirlwind of a trip. 75% of my time was spent trapped in the hotel conference area, listening to speaker after speaker after speaker...

A co-worker and I did manage to escape and make it to Multnomah Falls (pictures coming soon!) and on the last day our boss took us to the Japanese Gardens (pictures also coming soon!) and out to one of the best dinners ever at a local restaurant called Veritable Quandry. My boss has pretty expensive taste, which means we always get to eat the BEST food!

The highlight of my trip, though, was FINALLY making it to Voo Doo Doughnuts. After seeing this episode of No Reservations, I was on a mission to one day eat a Voo Doo Doughnut. (I know, dream big.) It was quite an adventure getting there and we had to wait 30 minutes in line! But it was totally worth it!

Time to go for a run now! Gotta work off that doughnut. :)

Plaid Button-Up: BDG via Urban Outfitters
Brown Belt: Forever 21
Bird Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Forever 21 years ago
Shoes: Guess via DSW