End of My Rope

April 16, 2014

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DSC_1185 DSC_1190 DSC_1172 DSC_1182 Lately I’ve been putting a lot of space between haircuts, chopping away at my own bangs (although I think I’m getting pretty good) and letting my hair grow super long. On top of that I’ve really been feeling my natural curl and have gotten quite a response about it from everyone in my life. My friend B. says it’s my sexy bed head, my boss S. said it looked like big ol’ 80s hair, and my students have said just about everything from, “You look like Katy Perry,” (huh?!) to “Curls make you look happy,” (hmmmm…). Regardless of all the commentary, I’m really enjoying it. Last year I let my dyed hair fade from nearly black to my natural color and I’ve been so completely happy with it, so it only seems fitting that I’m digging my natural curl now, too. Gotta love what Mama gave me.

The shot above is the view from my amazing apartment, and I wasn’t lying about those lingering purple sunsets in yesterday’s post. Honestly nothing makes me happier than coming home early from work, making up my favorite chicken salad and basking in the orange glow of my sun-soaked apartment. I love this time of year.

OUTFIT DETAILS  sweater, Banana Republic (also cute) | green jeans, Flying Monkey via Aprie | leopard wedges, Banana Republic (similar) | handbag, Madewell Transport Tote | nails, OPI Red | headphones, Urbanears “Platon” in black (…although I’m thinking of switching them for a more colorful pair. Thoughts?)

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Bloom

April 15, 2014

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I’ve been waiting to enjoy this dress sans tights and today was the day. Throw in some nude heels and you’ve got the look. Each year my spring and summer outfits seem so simple after all the layering of fall and winter, but right now I’m relishing the ease of getting dressed when a coat is largely optional.

OUTFIT DETAILS  dress, LOFT | necklace, J.Crew | heels, Cole Haan (similar) | handbag, Madewell Transport Tote | sweater (last photo) Banana Republic

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Boho Vibin’

April 7, 2014

DSC_1038 DSC_1036 DSC_1031 DSC_1033 DSC_1040 DSC_1053 What is it about maxi dresses? They always have a sort of boho-chic vibe to me somehow. I decided to switch it up and wear my favorite maxi dress with a little knotted tee and strappy sandals and it feels like a whole new dress. I love it when I can get all newly excited about old favorites by creating different pairings. I’m a big mix n’ match kinda gal, just without the matching part. There’s very little I won’t try. This little tee has been perfect with just about everything from miniskirts to jeans and now over dresses. Ironically it reads Eye See Everything, which I certainly do not. At least I can envision it with just about anything else in my closet. This shirt may wield some black magic.

I’ve been working on my first quilt for most of the weekend and it’s going great so far! I can’t wait to share it with you once it’s a little bit farther along. It’s an ombre design I put together with eight different shades of blue. I’m still playing around with different hand quilting ideas, but am getting close to that part of the project. It’s a labor of love, but oh so satisfying!

OUTFIT DETAILS  tee, Project Social (wanting this one, too!) | dress, I.N.C. thrifted (also pretty) | sandals, Vince Camuto | jacket, Brooklyn Industries (similar) | handbag, Madewell Transport Tote (check out this pretty new version!) | necklace, Park Lane | nail color, Essie Strawberry Dacquiri (similar) | shades, LOFT

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