Sunday, July 26, 2015

Beam Me Up Scotty

Bonjour Mate!
It's been a while, and I apologize for that, but my schedule has opened up significantly recently so I'm hoping that will mean I will have the opportunity to blog a whole lot more.  I'd also like to restart my vlog-spree that I started last fall, but we'll see... I'm still more than a little awkward talking in front of a camera. 
Here's my outfit of the day:

We took a trip to our local rose garden which was admittedly much smaller and less exciting than the one we visited in Portland, but it still served as a lovely background. 
 I love the cutout detail of this top, but I've always got to be extra careful of my underthings peeking out. 

 The platforms on these jellies feel a lot higher than they look and I embarrassed myself a couple times by twisting my ankle while I was walking. Word of wisdom, slippery tights and one-size-too-big-jellies equals risky business. 
 One of my $1.50 Daiso finds that I end up wearing all too often. But who could resist a plaid bow??
 This sweet little necklace was a gift from my darling Caghain. We're both quite obsessed with the X-Files and are way too excited for the reboot. 
 My legs almost camouflage into the background in this shot... oops! Fashion faux-pas or super sleuth success?

Outfit Details:
Plaid Hair-bow- Daiso Japan
Black and White Peter Pan Collar Top- Urban Outfitters
Red Plaid Wrap Skirt- Uniqlo
X-Files Themed Necklace- Etsy
Floral Tights- Target
Gold Glitter Platform Jellies- Buffalo Exchange (Bamboo brand)


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July Blues

Greetings Earthlings. 
So it's July and it has been far too hot for me to handle. I am such a wimp when it comes to heat, I consider anything above 70 degrees hot. I was hoping that my move to the Pacific Northwest would mean cool rainy summers, but that simply has not been the case. I think I need to move farther up North... perhaps somewhere in Canada? 
Anyways, here's my outfit for the day...
 Funny story about this dress. I first spotted it on Topshop's website a couple years ago and went absolute gaga over it but didn't have the funds to buy it before it sold out. After many-a ebay scavenges and many searches that lead to nowhere I randomly stumbled upon a listing for one in my size whilst typing in "Topshop velvet dress" in the search bar and voila! One of my dream dresses now resides cozily in my closet. I think it's a new favorite. Everyone know's I'm a total sucker for velvet and lace, so it's no wonder why this little number snuck it's way into my heart. 

 I'm still kind of obsessed with this eyeball necklace I got as a Christmas present from Caghain. It was from Emma Roberts' collection with Bauble Bar, one of the many pieces I fell in love with last fall. 

 I apologize that I'm always looking down in these photos, I'm still not super comfortable in front of a camera, but I'm working on it.
Outfit Details:
Blue Velvet Dress- Topshop
Eyeball Necklace- Baublebar
Blue Beaded Purse- Vintage
Mustard Sheer Stockings- American Apparel 
Lace Up Boots- Free People


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Watermelon Sunday

Happy Sunday, Fathers day and Summer Solstice everyone! It is officially summer and while it is my absolute least favorite season because of the heat, there are a few things I do like about it. Like WATERMELON! Who doesn't love watermelon? It's refreshing, it's sweet and it makes for an adorable print. Am I right?
And who doesn't love the taste and smell of sickly sweet watermelon flavored candy?
It just happened to be a coincidence that I had watermelon gummies in my purse on the same day I sported my watermelon dress. (Pinky promise!) Also, let's see how many times I can say "watermelon" in this post.

Try to ignore the chipped red nail polish, it's been a long week. 
 Twirling, twirling, twirling.
This is my casual pose. 
 I spy with my little eye, a sneaky bobby pin desperately trying to hold up all the stray hairs that weren't quite long enough to fit in my bun.
 These are some well-loved shoes and it shows, but I'm going to pretend that the satin isn't fraying and try to squeeze some more wear out of them. 

Outfit Details:
Watermelon Dress- Choies
Red Scarf- Vintage
Pink Bow Socks- Kate Spade
Green Satin Bow Flats- Kate Spade

P.s. a big thank you to Caghain for taking my blog pictures for me yet again!

Friday, June 12, 2015


Howdy friends! Another day off means another blog post! 
I think my vision is starting to go and you know what that means? GLASSES! I do already have a pair I use for reading, but I'm not going to pass up an opportunity to add another accessory to my collection. After spending way too much time looking at cute specks on Warby Parker's website, I decided to give their try-on service a go. You can pick out up to five frames to be sent to you to try on at home with free postage both ways. Pretty awesome deal right? Pictured below is one of the pairs I chose. 

As you can see, these particular frames are pretty thick and bold, but I really quite liked them! Especially with this outfit. I couldn't resist wearing my new eyeball shirt from Romwe with the trial glasses I got in the mail. It was just too perfect. 

 This adorable heart-puff skirt from Lazy Oaf is super comfy! I almost got the one with the egg print on it, but I figured the red hearts blended better with my wardrobe. Maybe next time though! 

Outfit Details:
Velvet Bow Headband- Secondhand (Buffalo Exchange)
Glasses- Warby Parker
Eyeball Shirt- Romwe
Camera Necklace- Forever 21 (a long time ago)
Heart Print Skirt- Lazy Oaf
Floral Carpet Bag- Vintage
Black Buckle Booties- Forever 21


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Bonne Chance Collection

Oh my god! I am in love with Bonne Chance Collection dresses right now. I had spotted them on tumblr and instagram a little while ago and really thought they were too good to be true. The patterns, the styles and the prices seemed all too dreamy to not come with a catch. I thought maybe the quality would be less than wonderful, or maybe the fit and length would be awkward, but boy was I wrong! After seeing all the lovely things that fellow bloggers had written about their experiences with Bonne Chance, I decided that I have waited too long! It was time to purchase a dress! I chose two pieces from their collection (after finding a sweet 20% coupon code on their instagram page that is). The first one being a super sugary sweet swan dress in a light powdery blue. I think my history with ballet has bred a deep love for the beauty of swans within me so picking this little number was a no-brainer. 
 The fabric is a beautiful and soft material that I just know will last me ages!

I paired the swan dress with details that I thought would be perfect for wandering in fields of daisies or of course, feeding swans and birds at a local pond.
 P.s. I have been obsessed with shooting photos through prisms these days. I made Caghain shoot most of these while holding up a prism to the lens to create the dreamy ethereal effects you see in these photos.

Outfit Details:
Little Straw Hat- Goodwill
Cameo Necklace- Gifted
Swan Dress- Bonne Chance Collection
Blue Envelope Bag- Kate Spade
Little Brown Shoes- Thrifted (Buffalo Exchange)

And the second dress I picked out came in an amazing and bold red print with little teapots all over it. I think this dress quite resembles a retro diner waitress uniform. 

Seriously guys! This dress is the bee's knees!

Outfit Details:
Red Velvet Hat- Vintage
Teapot Dress- Bonne Chance Collection
Red Scarf- Vintage
Black and White Striped Socks- Free People
Red Chunky Sandals- Lotta from Stockholm

Both these dresses came super fast (with free shipping) in adorable cupcake wrapping and a beautifully hand-written thank you card! It all felt so personal and warm.
It is no exaggeration when I say that I am in love with this company and I will be ordering from them again real soon. Especially since they just released a new collection last week!
Check them out!
They also have an instagram to keep you updated on new prints as well as coupon codes!
(just a disclaimer, I was not contacted by Bonne Chance Collections in any way to review their items or anything of that nature, I simply ordered from them with my own money and am very impressed with their products as well as their business)


Sunday, May 31, 2015

pin a rose on your nose

"We're painting the roses red, we're painting the roses red!" We visited the rose garden in Portland yesterday and I kept picturing the scene from Alice in Wonderland where all the cards go around painting all the white roses red. The International Rose Test Garden was pure magic! It truly felt like a scene from a fairytale. All the roses were in full bloom so the crowd was a bit much but the large array of shades the roses came in held as a nice distraction. Plus the gardens are so huge that even though parking was a struggle, the inside was so spread out and vast that you hardly notice the amount of people gawking over the flowers with you. 
Sticking rose petals to your nose is really the only way to experience all the wonders the romantic flower has to offer. Trust me, I'm an expert. 

Outfit Details:
Sunglasses- Buffalo Exchange
Top- Paul and Joe Sister
Moon Necklace- Brandy Melville 
Black Jeans- Target
Black Strappy Sandals- Urban Outfitters
Doll/Cat Face Purse- Achoo Achachumu

 And now for some serious flower-spam!
These are some of my favorite roses from the day...
 I think Caghain described the flowers above perfectly, as you can see they are a very muted lilac/purple color with grayish tones and he noted that they looked like "funeral flowers" and I couldn't agree more. Aren't they just superbly somber?

Some of these beautiful blooms were nearly the size of my head!
I would highly recommend giving this flower oasis a visit while all the roses are in bloom, though I imagine it would still be magical at any time of the year. 
After our saunter around the gardens we headed downtown for some shopping/browsing and soon learned about the parade that would be taking place later that night in celebration of the bloom of the roses in the Test Garden! What a coincidence! However, we had to head back home before the parade started to get back to our little munchkins (my cats and pup). I really do miss those little guys whenever I'm away from them for more than a few hours... I think I'm a little bit attached. While wandering around near Powell's bookstore, we found a sweet little vintage shop called "Magpie" that had an amazing selection of vintage and antique clothing as well as many accessories. I found a dress from the twenties that was absolutely jaw-dropping. Black velvet with a delicate white lace collar and cuff detail. It was the kind of dress dreams are made of but it was a little more than I could spend on an article of clothing right now (as I'm very slowly saving up for a new camera). Maybe fate will bring us together again in the future when I've got extra money to throw around. 
After the drive home Caghain and I were both hungry and I was feeling brave so I tried Indian food for the first time! Now, this is kind of a big deal for me, I've always been a very picky eater and very reluctant to try new foods but I had tried a very small bite of some naan and sauce (sorry, I have no idea what any of the names of the foods were and if I try I know I will just butcher it) earlier that day and the taste stuck with me so we went for the whole shebang for dinner and OH MY GOD! I think I found a new favorite food! The tastes were just so warm and comforting but also didn't make me feel guilty or like the size of a house for eating it like american comfort food would. I am so glad I took a risk, it paid off immediately and I'm already craving it! mmMMMmMmm