spectacular album. every single song is lovely in it’s own way.
(think feist, but edgier.)
also loving dress, hey mami and play it right.
adios, west coast! we’re headed to middle america.
it’ll be pretty quiet here on the blog-front (with the exception of saturday sounds) until sometime next week; however, if you find that my absence is forming a deep, dark, lonely hole in your life… you can find me on instagram and sometimes facebook. probably you just need to see an artistically shot and filtered photo of the chicago dog that i will inevitably inhale (but first take a picture of) and it’ll be like i never left.
have a lovely weekend, friends!
hello! i hope your week has been fantastic. mine has been rather busy. we’re headed to illinois tomorrow, so every night after work has consisted of either running errands or doing laundry and packing in preparation. traveling with a toddler requires a fair amount of planning – new toys/books, special snacks and an ipad full of fun apps and trance-inducing kid shows – so as to avoid any mama needs a vodka on the rocks STAT meltdowns. i’m hoping we’re over that stage, but i’m feeling good about my arsenal of weapons. please note: it doesn’t take much of a meltdown for me to decide that i need a drink. if her voice so much as rises one octave, i’m ordering a cocktail.
anyway… thought i’d share a few photos and wordy snippets from our life as of late.
fresh flowers, man. we love them. zoey picked those out because they’re pink. obviously. we bought them at trader joe’s, but we sometimes pick our neighbor’s flowers, too. and that crown… according to zoey, i’m the best, most famous mom in the whole world and sometimes the whole city, so i get to wear a crown around the house. to add to my amazingness even further, i’ve managed to keep our air plant alive! it’s spawning alien like “arms” and even growing brand new stalks? stems? pretty rad, eh?
so last weekend turned out to be unexpectedly great. friday evening started with a couple of glasses of wine with friends, followed by dinner at firefly for dine la. it’s so nice to get out of the bubble and into la – new faces, different atmosphere…i gotta get out more. on saturday i headed down to newport beach to celebrate baby girl pingle who will join us in september. so exciting!! isn’t that photo of the mama-to-be so adorable? afterwards, i had a few drinks and the most delicious sushi with my bff who is in town from australia. it was nice to catch up. i miss that chick like crazy.
sunday was playing and laughing and relaxing and all things sunday.
i’m looking forward to another great weekend in chicago. i’m sure i’ll have photos to share!
*all photos above were taken with my iphone and edited with vscocam.
left hand free
diggin this classic rock vibe.
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.