Skirt: Hive & Honey (similar and cuter) | Tank: Target (old) | Shoes: Sole Society | Earrings: Bella Vita
May 10th 2013
Outfit posts are the bread and butter pickles of this blog. I started it nearly 2 years ago when my husband was living out of state, I was no longer shackled to wearing scrubs everyday, and I found a surplus of money in our checking account. (I make that sound like it was some secret discovery, it was more like his secret discovery when he examined our bank statements.)
I also wanted to create a place where he could come and see pictures of me and what I was wearing and hear stories of what I was doing while we were apart. Since that time, I’ve moved a heck of a lot closer to him and I’ve also come to realize he actually doesn’t care what I’m wearing as long as I stop spending so much money at Target. An impossibility.
Though I’ve seriously tapered off in the last year with posts in general, I try to squeeze one out at least monthly. Just to remind you that this little turkey still exists.
So I’ll keep it at that pace for now, because that’s what I do with all things in life. Strive for mediocre and aim even a little lower than that. At least I still have cute shoes.
Dress: Jack by BB Dakota | Jacket: Anthropologie | Earrings: Bella Vita | Necklace: Collected Thread | Shoes: Not pictured because I didn’t adjust the manual settings on the camera before giving it to Kelsi
April 12th 2013
If these pictures are any indication of how I look on a daily basis, I make a lot of stupid faces. I’d like to take this time to address anyone who has been unfortunate enough to meet me in real life, I’m sorry I made a face at you. I really am.
I thought maybe I’d take this time to talk a little bit about my shop. I realize I rarely blog, and when I do, it’s just a few gratuitous pictures of me and babble about my hair or something. I mentioned opening a shop in Oklahoma City once and then left it right there.
I own the shop with 3 of my friends, we all work equally and add items to the shop in basically the same manner. It’s easy to describe it as a “vintage shop” but it’s so much more than that. We have so many amazing things in there, things that you would have to stretch to the ends of the country to find. Things that make you giggle, or recoil or smile. I could tell you all of the things, but it’s so much better to just let you look at our Instagram.
As with any new business, we don’t make much money, yet. Most of the profit we make after paying for rent/utilities goes towards refilling the store with fun new stuff. We get a lot of questions about where we source our items from. I’m not trying to be vague when I answer, but it’s usually a very truthful, “from everywhere” as the four of us spread out far and wide and treasure hunt individually. We each have our own unique and yet complementary styles.
Our shop is located in the coolest district in Oklahoma City, in my completely biased opinion. It’s a small district, new and up and coming. It’s filled with amazing business owners, aspiring for great things in the city. Once a month on the second Friday, the district holds an “art walk” at night, called LIVE on the Plaza. Droves of food trucks, artists, vendors selling gifts, musicians and of course excited people crowd our sidewalks. Shops open up and most have an additional special event going on.
The night I wore this was for the LIVE on the Plaza in April. It was little long for the flat shoes I decided to wear (comfort over style, I’m standing for 5 hours straight.) but I felt like a walking piece of art in it. My friend Erin Cooper is an artist with a very specific style of abstract painting, and this dress mimics it well.
Do you have any questions for me about the shop? I would love to talk your ear off about it.
Jeans: Raw Denim by Nudie Jeans | Top: Thrifted | Jacket: Anthropologie | Necklace: Monserat De Lucca | Sunglasses: Ray-ban | Belt: Ralph Lauren | Boots: Frye
April 4th, 2013
These are my only pair of jeans now. They’re “raw denim” which is basically a fancy way of saying they’re unwashed. I have complete faith that you’ll click that link and read it for yourself.
I’ve lost a smidgen of weight however (just a smidge guys, nothing to get excited about) and so these no longer fit quite the way they should. The thing with raw denim is that you’re supposed to wear them straight for 6 months without washing to “break them in” — but I think I’m just going to have to go down a size and start the process over. Before you make a face, I don’t wear them everyday, I like my lady dresses just as well.
Dress: Free People (sold out, but this is similar) | Cardigan: Angel of the North | Shoes: Dirty Laundry | Necklace: Monserat DeLucca
March 28th, 2013
I’m sharing this dress with my friend, Aimee. And by share, I mean, I wore it two days in a row and decided that I needed it all to myself. So I found it on sale and bought it (and now it’s sold out and you’re all ready to hit me). That’s how sharing works.
Look at the size of my hair. LOOK AT IT. If you could also see the sky above me, you’d understand. I think. I’ll show you the sky, then you’ll get it. My hair is an excellent barometer, the crazier the weather, the bigger the hair.
Kelsi said it best as we all stood on the front lawn, jaws agape, at this formation. Mufasa is about to rear his big head out and tell us to remember who we are.
Dress: Free People | Sweater: Jack by BB Dakota | Boots: Dirty Laundry | Necklace: Monserat DeLucca
March 23rd, 2013
I ordered this dress preemptively assuming summer or a warm spring was just around the river bend (You sang it! Don’t deny you didn’t!) but it dropped back down into the 30’s the day after I wore it out for drinks with friends. I’ve been cuddling with the sweater all week, and now I can’t decide if I want winter to stick around a bit longer for the sweater, or go away for the dress.