Thursday, June 23, 2016


I love a brown and black and white outfit. It’s so restful for the eye.

Dress, Parker. Belt, Hadley Pollet (consignment). Shoes, Ferragamo (thrifted). Hat, Charlotte Russe. Earrings, Claire’s. Bag, vintage.

Any image can be made less chaotic by removing the color. I only wish instagram filters could be applied to real life.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Group Photo

Group photos are the worst. The larger the group, the greater the chance that someone will be blinking, speaking, or picking their nose. Then there’s always the joker that ruins the photo by giving the person in front of them bunny ears. I prefer single portraits.

No bunny ears here! (And I never publish the awkward, “not ready” pics.)

Shirt, Banana Republic. Skirt, Carole Little (thrifted). Shoes, Isaac Mizrahi. Sunglasses, Coco Sunglasses. Belt, H&M. Bag, Aldo.

I did take a photo of our Toastmasters group tonight, in honor of two special speeches given by James Jeffley, 2014 and 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking Finalist.

And yes, at least four of the takes were ruined by bunny ears. You'll never guess who the culprits were.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Don’t you love the word “beastly?” It’s an informal British term for “very unpleasant.” This heat is certainly beastly. It was 100 degrees today.

Dress, Ella Moss. Dress (worn as a slip), Roundy Bay (thrifted). Belt, thrifted. Shoes, Linea Paolo. Sunglasses, Coco Sunglasses. Earrings, Super Silver. Bag, Croft & Barrow.

It was a cool 88 degrees by the time Jasper’s agility class started. He won a Beastie Bar and didn’t think it was beastly, at all.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Dry Wind

Sacramentans are aghast when I tell them how much I love the wind here. Cincinnati’s air was so stagnant; summers there were still and muggy. Sacramento is a refreshing change. The Great Valley breezes may bring allergens, but those don’t bother me, for the most part. I’m so grateful for the air movement. I like a dry wind.

Blouse, Mave (consignment). Skirt, Flying Tomato (consignment). Shoes, Prabal Gurung for Target. Sunglasses, Coco Sunglasses. Earrings, My Daughter’s Closet. Bag, Melie Bianco.

The wind was dry, but I had trouble maintaining a dry eye as I reluctantly withdrew Jackson from pre-agility class. He is too reactive to work in close proximity with other dogs. He may be a monster in the ring, but he’s just a big cuddle bug at home.

365 catchup:

Saturday was a homebody day tending my dogs and plants. Sunday, I went SUP with friends.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Stuck Like Glue

I had an extra long day and, when I got home, I couldn’t shake a little dog shadow for outfit pictures.

Tank, Old Navy. Pants, Da Nang (consignment). Shoes, Nine West. Necklace, thrifted. Bag, Aldo.

We had a good Friday night cuddle.

Thursday, June 16, 2016


The BarkBox came today! Jasper gets excited about the toys and Jackson wants to eat all the treats at once. Lest you think the cats are left out, they enjoy the box, itself. Apparently there IS such a thing as MeowBox, but I’m satisfied with one box that delights all our animals.

Shirt and skirt, Mossimo. Shoes, Katie and Kelly. Sunglasses, Coco Sunglasses. Earrings, Charming Charlie. Bag, Clarks.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Master Blasters

I love my Toastmasters peeps. They inspire me, entertain me, and sometimes bring beer to our meetings. After a long day, when I thought I couldn’t bear any more human contact, they gave me the energy to be my best for 90 more minutes.

Jacket, Xhilaration (thrifted). Dress, Donna Morgan (consignment). Shoes, Nine West. Hat, Charming Charlie. Earrings, vintage. Belt, thrifted. Bag, Clarks.

Because I can’t call anything by its proper name, I refer to our club as Master Blasters. The nickname makes me think of Transformers, boomboxes, and explosions. Our meeting wasn’t quite that exciting, but energizing, nonetheless.