Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Anyway, when my mom told me they were going earlier this month, she mentioned that she needed advice on what to wear. I love to give clothing advice (although I don't usually look like I should be giving clothing advice. One day... when I have unlimited funds and time...). So I have a few options (in a few installments) for warm climate vacation outfits. These are just ideas of what I would like to wear to Hawaii and she might have to make small tweaks to make each outfit age appropriate. But I think she could pull it all off.
Clockwise from top left: Sandpiper sierra blouse, Cooperative straw boater hat, BDG slub terry military jacket, Dot to Dot studs, Ringer bermudas, Jeffrey Campbell caprice (Ryan, I want these for my birthday... yes, I am that blatant)
Mom, I think you could wear all of these things. Ok, maybe not the hat. I love a boxy top with a fitted bottom. I would wear the jacket open. I think this outfit looks easy and fun.
Clockwise from top left: Know the ropes necklace, Extended shirt dress, Raw edge floral scarf, Cooperative canvas bucket bag, Cooperative suede t-strap sandal, Urban Renewal narrow leather belt (in any of those colors)
Mom, I like the scarf over her hair but I don't see you wearing it that way. You could wear it loosely around your neck and it would still look cute. This outfit seems so comfortable to me.
Mom, I can see you wearing this entire outfit... except that hat ;-). I would like wearing all of these pink/blush shades together. The necklace is playful, yet sooo subtle.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
So in college I realized that I did actually have something... well let me restate that; I hadn't had something that almost everyone else I met had. I had never had a cavity. I discovered this while playing a game of "I have never," and ever since then, it's been my go-to "unique" charactistic. I know, it's not much to go off of, but it's all I've got.
Before my visit to the dentist this morning, I prepared myself for letting go of this "no-cavity" title. After all, this was my first trip to the dentist in more than three years and my first teeth cleaning in six. My teeth were scraped and sprayed and picked and when the dentist came in at the end of the (2-hour) appointment and looked at my x-rays, he told me I was still cavity free! I was elated, mainly because that meant that I wouldn't have to come back and get anything filled. But I also felt happy to still be able to tout my tenacious enamel.
Then the doctor took a look in my mouth... and ate his words.
"Ooops, you actually do have a cavity."
My heart sunk.
"It's in your wisdom tooth."
Yes, I am 26 and am still the proud owner of all four wisdom teeth. I about got them out three years ago (mentioned that appointment earlier in this post), but changed my mind (it's a long story). He found another cavity in my mouth and it was in the other top wisdom tooth. So it turns out that had I gotten those teeth taken out years ago like I should have, I would still have a perfect set of teeth.
The good in all of this is that I still do not have to have the cavities filled because I am just going to finally get my wisdom teeth pulled... next Fall... I think.
Anyway, now you know how very painfully boring all of my introductions from here on out will be.
And speaking of being different, I loved this post on Little Green Notebook, one of my very favorite blogs. Sometimes we need to just do what we love, and stop thinking about what sets us apart.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Well, it took a lot of work to get to that point, especially now that Ruby's favorite word is "no." It used to be an enthusiastic "ya!" and it was so nice to be around someone so agreeable all of the time. Things have clearly changed and it's usually not this easy to wear this obstinate girl down...
p.s. Ruby had just barely spilled cereal all over the floor. Don't judge. :-).
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Neither did she.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Ethan began preschool in September. He has loved every day of it... at least I think so. On school days he gets ready quickly and runs right into class, so that's how I know it's not too bad. He doesn't tell me much, unlike another little girl in his class, who runs home to her mom and tells her every little detail about each kid and what they did that day. I would always ask him questions like, "What did you do today? What did you play with? Who did you play with?" I realized I was becoming redundant when he climbed into the car one day and, without me asking, said "I played with toys, cars and trucks, Noah and Simon."
I used to feel bad about this lack of information, but I am used to it by now since it has been going on for five months. I have been able to go with him and help in preschool a couple of times so I am not completely in the dark. Anyway, it seems to be a success.
Speaking of talking kids, this (found via Random Thoughts About Random Things) is hilarious:
Sidenote: Ethan looks so young in this photo. It's crazy how fast these kids grow. I will have to post more current photos soon.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Christopher Kane Spring 2011 collection
Not many people can don an entire neon outfit, myself included. But I want to partake in this colorful trend. The way I think I can pull it off is by pairing my neons with neutrals and nudes. I compiled a few of my favorite brights, blushes and nude separates below, though they are not arranged in particular outfits. Click on the collages to zoom.
Clockwise from top left: Anthropologie sweater, Urban Outfitters blouse, Jimmy Choo flats, Anthropologie cardigan, J.Crew flip-flop, Christian Louboutin wedges, Anthropologie wide-leg trousers, Marc Jacobs handbag, Zara pants, Urban Outfitters oxfords
Monday, February 7, 2011
In a blunder of Elaine Bennis Christmas card proportions, I posted a photo here of me crashing that turned out to be a little risque, though naively so. Thanks to a friend, who clicked on said photo and realized it showed a little more than she bargained for, I was alerted and I deleted the photo from the post. I apologize, if you too, zoomed in on the photo and saw a little too much of me. I guess I should examine my own photos a little more before I let the world see them. ;-O