digging this classic rock vibe.
left hand free
i know, i know… acid wash jeans. they’re right up there with over-sprayed, poofy bangs and fanny packs. but honestly, i’ve never met a 90′s trend that my older (obviously not wiser self) didn’t want to re-try. for example, today i’m wearing pants that give me major mom butt. tomorrow? i may show up with crimped hair.
to be honest, these pants were a very unnecessary purchase. they were on mega sale at the gap for like, $15 and i couldn’t resist. i don’t need acid wash jeans. does anyone? but i thought it would be a fun addition to my wardrobe. what i didn’t count on was how difficult it would be to style these things! white didn’t look good, grey looked a bit odd and hot pink was almost too literal – acid wash and neon? how saved by the bell of me.
so here we are. black. it’s usually a safe bet.
in hindsight, if i were to make a legit, premeditated acid wash purchase, i would choose a darker wash. i imagine it’s easier to style.
i’d like to apologize in advance – you will be seeing these booties a lot.
i just bought this for zoey via brickyard buffalo.
are ya dead yet? because i’m writing this from beyond the grave.
welp, i found it… a tropical print blouse that makes my heart swoon. i went for a simple look – pairing it with high waist skinny jeans, a bit of gold jewelry and the most amazing booties. but here’s a summer fashion tip for ya – steer clear of tight black jeans in hundred degree heat. especially when your thighs are sunburnt. i may look all blue-steel and serious about fashun, but i was in a considerable amount of discomfort.
blouse – whiskey and honey *i’d like to take a moment to tell you guys about whiskey and honey because i’m in love. husband/wife team, adorable children, beautiful vintage/antique finds for sale and they live in the PNW. boom. i wish they would adopt me into their perfectly photographed and beautiful life. also, they’re nice. but here’s their deal - they only sell their items via instagram. every evening at 9 pm pst, they post photos of vintage clothing and homegoods. first person to comment with their email address and zip code gets an invoice within minutes and the potential buyer has an hour to pay or the item is back up for dibs. so easy. so awesome. read more.
bdg high rise jeans – urban outfitters / steve madden bootie – nordstrom let me tell you something about these boots – so comfy and they go with e v e r y t h i n g. / custom made “ginger” ring – bueno bueno / pyramid necklace – gage huntley / sunglasses – gap (in store)
totally off topic – i’ve enjoyed posting more and i’ve noticed a little spike in the numbers, so maybe you guys like it, too! i hope i can keep up this momentum… (but no pressure, self.)
hello! just a little update… zoey seems to be doing much better (she’s managing the pain and knows her limits), so she’s back in school. friday and saturday were a little rough (for me) because she wanted constant attention and mark was at work and i’m not used to entertaining a 2-year-old all day long. props to you, stay at home moms! (the ones who actually stay at home with their kids all day. not the ones who drop their kids off at day care for a few hours while they shop and spin and get spray tans.) no, the ones who actually spend hours upon hours with their children. you are quite amazing. by saturday afternoon, i was like goldie hawn in overboard when she’s in shock, mumbling on the couch while the boys throw grapes at her face. such a great scene.
anyway, i was granted some much-needed mommy time on sunday – pilates, followed by sunbathing and some easy-reading on the patio. it’s not a big space, but it’s big enough for water play and sidewalk chalk and all the things that make a very hot day, quite bearable. i did not however, have a hunky man in white shorts fanning me. boooo. i had a crisp, cold rose’ though!
i’m planning to snap more photos, more often with the “nice” camera, so i hope you don’t mind me sharing. (i mean, who doesn’t want to see photos of grilled chicken?)
happy monday, friends!
a good summer jam.
t g i f … it’s been a long week. if you follow me on fb or instagram, you know that zoey fell out of our bed and fractured her clavicle. sad face. it’s not uncommon for her to climb into our bed and fall back asleep and honestly (mommy confession, right here)… she’s fallen out before. but i knew this time was different when she kept saying “owie owie” and didn’t calm down after about 10 mins. that mommy instinct – sharp as a tack! so at 3 am, we ended up in the ER. she slept on mark while we waited… and waited… and waited. she finally got an x-ray and after another 20 or 30 minute wait, the verdict was in – broken collar-bone. they gave us a sling and an orange juice/motrin cocktail and sent us on our way. it was 5:15 by the time we left. she didn’t have much to say for several hours. she mostly slept or growled at me. later that morning, after a visit with the pediatric orthopedic doctor, i stopped by mcdonalds (don’t judge) and picked up french fries and a cookie (and chicken nuggets, but…boring.) she finally perked up and we had a pleasant conversation about her falling out of the bed and that she was planning to eat her french fries with her good hand. she’s doing much better, but we’re not comfortable with her going back to school just yet, so i’m home with her today. she’s going absolutely stir crazy, so we’re trying to stay busy with crafts and mellow outdoor play. i have to say, she’s pretty adorable wearing the itty bitty sling that they gave her. unfortunately, she won’t let me take a photo.
no links today. (the little one is very demanding of my time.)
have a nice weekend!
monki – a european-based clothing store. i’m head over heels obsessed! lots of crops and clean lines… i fell hard and fast, only to learn that the company doesn’t ship to ‘merica. *insert ugly cry face here* lucky for us, asos.com sells several pieces from the collection. i have added many items to my wishlist, but thought i’d share a few looks that i threw together. enjoy!
look #1 – shania blouse / ellen trousers / miracle purse (only $8.57!)
look #2 – karina hat / johanna denim vest / mary dress similar version
look #3 – sandy headband / ewa top / nadia trousers / smile lips clutch bag
heyooooh! today’s quick post is brought to you by palazzo pants. summer’s new maxi skirt. i see palazzos and high waist bells in every boutique and clothing store in town. so here’s an idea – give the ass cheek baring cut offs a break and slip into something a little different.
tank and palazzo pants – local boutique / wedges – target (last season) / jewelry – gage huntley / sunnies - target