Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Purchases

I hadn’t heard of the Prabal Gurung for Target collection until only a few days before it came out in February. It was right up my alley and I spent a good portion of my Feb budget on pieces from the collection.


1. Prabal Gurung for Target Nolita print tee, $19.99.
2. Prabal Gurung for Target Floral Crush print tee, $19.99
3. Prabal Gurung for Target Nolita print pump, $39.99

And I bought this darling little cargo jacket from Target’s Xhilaration line. It is a new favorite!

4. Xhilaration cargo jacket, $34.99

Before all that Target madness, when my February budget was still fresh, I bought a couple of pieces of jewelry.

Heart Clothing Boutique

5. Rhinestone collar necklace, $18.00

Canvas Boutique

6. Black and white beaded earrings, $16.00

I’m already having fun remixing all these pieces!

February total: $148.96

Total spending for the year: $426.92

Remaining 2013 budget: $1013.08

Do Not Separate

This shirt (barely visible under the dress), this tassel pendant, and these shoes must always be worn together.

Jacket, London Jean. Tee, Prabal Gurung for Target. Dress, Richard Chai for Target. Shoes, Prabal Gurung for Target. Sunglasses, Girl Props. Pink necklace, Target. Tassel pendant, Epcot Morocco. Arrowhead pendants, thrifted. Rings, vintage, heirloom, thrifted, and gift. Bag, Go Jane.

I wore all three together just two weeks ago.

Oh, and I guess the sunglasses need to be included in the mix.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Goes Without Saying

Do I even need to mention that I’m pattern mixing again? Mod florals, leopard, polka dots. No one’s surprised any longer.

Sweater, INC. Shirt, INC (swapped and cut from a dress). Skirt, Mossimo. Tights, no name brand from Madame Butterfly. Boots, Rampage. Sunglasses, Girl Props. Earrings, Target. Rings, custom and Puzzrollrings. Bag, Go Jane.

I remember when simply combining odd colors (whoa! lime and turquoise!) or innovative layering (collared shirt under strapless dress!) used to thrill me. Those were simpler times.

One of these days, I’m going to start wearing nothing but dark skinny jeans, black tunics, and ballet flats. Then, you’ll be surprised.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'm Okay

For the second time, I had a run in with the police while taking my outfit pictures.

Jacket, Mossimo. Blouse, INC (thrifted). Skirt, Heaman Geist (thrifted and shortened). Tights, Target. Shoes, Isaac Mizrahi for Target. Sunglasses, Target. Necklace, thrifted. Belt, Deena & Ozzy. Bag, Vieta.

Last time, Beefy and I were taking photos outside the Crosley Radio Factory. That site is a target for vandalism and graffiti, so it is closely monitored. The police verified that we weren’t adding to the problem and left us alone.

Today, I was returning to my car, parked on the side of a highway, when the highway patrol slowed to ask me if I was okay. Thankfully, I was done with my pictures, so I could assure him that I was fine and hurry on home.

Mostly, the encounters have just been embarrassing. I can’t seem to say, “I’m okay, I just have a really weird hobby.”

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fuzzy Headed

Anonymous asked me if I was “drank” (sp) when I bought this top. I wasn’t, but I felt a little blurry around the edges (although absolutely sober!), today. I think it’s just a case of the Mondays.

Jacket, Forever 21. Top, Love On a Hanger. Dress, Bitten (shortened). Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Rampage. Sunglasses, Girl Props. Necklace, Heart Clothing Boutique. Bracelets, thrifted, gift, and Tala’s Distant Treasures. Bag, Vieta.

Photos by Beefy Muchacho.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Last Escape

Our puppy, Jasper, arrives in a week. Our weekend in San Francico was our last dog-free adventure for many months.

Somehow, we ended up at a dog-park on Friday night, wishing Jasper were already here. But we were glad for one more puppy-free day at Alcatraz on Saturday.

Jacket, Mossimo. Sweater, The Limited. Dress, Bebe. Tighter, We Love Colors. Boots, Miz Mooz. Earrings, Claires. Bag, Mondani

Insert puppy above!

Photos by Beefy Muchacho.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

True Dreams

I once read that dreams are mental practice for situations we will face in the days ahead. After last night, I’m well prepared for the mundane (taking the garbage out) and the fantastic (zombie apocalypse). I guess that’s what happens when you watch Walking Dead the evening before trash day.

Blazer, BSB Jeans (thrifted). Dress, Mossimo. Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Madeline. Necklace, Stella & Dot. Brooch, swap. Rings, Black Hills Gold and Puzzrollrings. Bag, Caprice (thrifted and vintage).

Photos by Beefy Muchacho.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Quietly Crazy

This is my third take on the Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style’s Posh Eclectic look.

Blazer, So…(thrifted). Blouse, Forever 21. Skirt, Jones New York. Boots, Rampage. Stole, heirloom. Earrings and owl ring, vintage. Brooch, thrifted and vintage. Pearl ring, Black Hills Gold. Puzzle ring, Puzzrollrings. Bag, Fossil (gift)

Evidently, this is my “posh eclectic” skirt.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


There was no sneaking around in this outfit! I was visible from blocks away.

Blazer, J Crew. Tee, Prabal Gurung for Target. Skirt, Ann Taylor (thrifted). Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Nine West. Earrings, swap. Necklace, Zad. Rings, heirloom, thrifted, and gift.

Monday, February 18, 2013


We’ve moved from general birding to owling. We have no idea how it’s done, so we tried to attract the owls with hooting and mouse squeaks. (It seemed more productive than merely wandering in the dark woods, staring into trees.) Maybe that worked because we think we saw an owl flying away from us, twice.

Poncho, Christopher and Banks. Cardigan, I Heart Ronson. Shirt, Worthington (thrifted). Skirt, American Apparel (thrifted). Tights, B. Ella. Shoes, Style & Co (thrifted). Earrings, Epcot Mexico. Bag, thrifted. Gloves, Bebe.

Or, instead of attracting owls, we were driving them away.