Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Today’s outfit was all about the shoes: never worn, 80’s vintage, hand-me-downs from a coworker. Unfortunately, I only wore them for a few hours before they fell apart around my feet. I’m glad I brought back-ups to work.

Dress, To The Max. Headband, Forever 21. Necklace, Macy’s. Belt, thrifted. Shoes, Radical (hand-me-downs).

I should be able to repair the shoes, though. The glue that holds the upper to the sole has merely disintegrated with age. A cobbler can paste it all back together.

Better quality vintage shoes are stitched together, instead of glued, but I can’t complain about free footwear. I’ve worn enough vintage shoes to know that one should always bring back-ups on a first outing.

June LOL Love

Cincy Chic: What would I do without Amy to tell me that Ulta is coming to Cincinnati and Madonna is coming to Macy’s?

Mommy Snacks: I’ve always been curious (but somewhat timid) about shopping at Aldi. Andrea’s Aldi sale post led me to her Aldi Store Shopping Tips and now I’ve got to check this store out!

Cooking with Caitlin: Avacado Whipped Cream. As a huge guacamole fan, I must try this.

My Wine Education: I’ll be honest…my usual summer cocktail is a half-and-half mix of boxed white wine and Looza pear nectar. Michelle tempts me to class it up with her roundup of four summer cocktails. I think Minted Pomegranate Lemonade would be a perfect use of my overgrown mint plants.

Girlfriendology: I’m not a touchy-feely kind of person, but reading about how to help a friend through pet loss made me tear up.

Moms Like Me: I’m no mom (maybe I’m a “kitty mama?”), but I can appreciate the Hot Dads.

Wine Me, Dine Me: Beefy’s dream is to run a food truck serving hamburgers (The Beefy Muchacho). I avidly follow Julie’s food truck posts to pick up tips for Beefy. Her latest entry talks about pop-up igloos for food truck customers to dine within during the cold months. I wonder if they’ll develop a pop-up adobe house. That would only be appropriate for Beefy’s proposed southwestern burger.

Cincinnati Gardener: I’m delighted that one of my favorite nurseries, Marvin’s Organic Gardens, will begin receiving compostable waste from local Wal-Mart stores. What a great way to recycle!

Healthy Alter Ego: I’m a big fan of beans. They’re low in calories but high in fiber and nutrition. I usually combine them with rice, but a better option is quinoa. Jo tells us how to prepare this cheap and mega energy food.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I’m taking inspiration from myself again: a teal/olive combination and an excessive number of necklaces.

Top, The Limited. Skirt, from my USMC service uniform (embellished by me). Sunnies, Deb. Pearls, Pearl tassel necklace, vintage. Bracelets, The Bead Factory. Sunnies, Deb. Bag, Massini. Shoes, Mossimo.

We snapped the first set of photos before auditioning for On Golden Pond, at Westwood Town Hall. Many of the pics came out blurry, so Beefy took a few more after our auditions. The light of the setting sun was lovely.

This outdoor space is ostensibly for performances, but I’ve never seen it used. We perform inside the building.

I auditioned only as a lark. I’m a little young for Chelsea. Tomorrow’s audition is for Enchanted April. I’ve got a chance at three roles.

Photos by Beefy Muchacho

Sunday, June 27, 2010

West Fest

We spent the weekend at The Drama Workshop’s booth at West Fest. (Perhaps better known as Sweat Fest.) Beefy and I manned the booth for 12 hours on Saturday with temps in the mid to upper 90s. It was pretty miserable.

Sunday, we worked only the evening shift, so we had the chance to sleep in, catch a movie, and take outfit pics before returning to the Fest.

Hat, Cappel’s. Shirt, Converse One Star (thrifted). Dress, Georgio Fiorlani (thrifted). Boots, Dan Post. Earrings, No Boundaries. Bag, vintage.

(The big blue thing is a water tower in Fairfield.)

Photos by Beefy Muchacho

Despite the heat and humidity, we connected with many Westsiders and were able to tell them about our upcoming season (starting with On Golden Pond at the end of September) and auditions this coming week!

Our booth shone at night.

Friday, June 25, 2010


I wore blue, navy blue, to Red, Pink, and Blue.

Dress, Trashy Diva (shortened). Crinoline, vintage. Belt, Mimi di N (thrifted). Shoes, Franco Sarto. Earrings, Julie’s Inspiration. Bracelets, Epcot Morocco. Bag. vintage and thrifted.

I had a blast and got to meet readers (and bloggers) Allison, Maranda, and Reva.

Reva and I pretended to walk the runway.

It was lovely to meet you, ladies!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fort Thomas

I don’t know why I never thought to wear this blouse with my wrap dress before. Maybe I used to be afraid to wear true green with navy? No longer. In fact, I've done today's color combination twice before:

Navy + true green + (yellow + hot pink)= LOVE!

Blouse and bag, Forever 21. Dress, Merona. Shoes, Miss Me. Necklace and green bangles, Target. Gold bangles, Epcot Morocco. Earrings, vintage.

Photos by Beefy Muchacho

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Drug

I’ve developed some sort of tolerance to the pattern mixing. Here I am, wearing a loud tartan with a graphic floral and it barely registers when I look in the mirror. I suggested adding my leopard obi, but Beefy said that was too much. I need his counsel since my eyes are numbed.

Beefy picked today’s lead photo. I blame him if I look like I have no neck.

Blouse, Romeo & Juliet Couture. Skirt, Talbots. Belt, Xhilaration. Shoes, Wet Seal. Bracelets, Hot Topic.

Speaking of drugs, I grow catnip, inside a cage, just outside the sunroom. (You can see it in yesterday’s photos, at the lower left.) I snapped off a piece for my kittens this morning.

My blurry, furry babies.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cream Colored Jacket

A friend gave me this eyelet-trimmed blazer. At first, I thought it was destined for only the swap pile. This very pale khaki* tends to wash me out and the jacket is a wee bit big. However, I was inspired by a picture of Sarah Jessica Parker in a slightly oversized, off-white blazer. I’m still not sure if this look is for me, but why not experiment? (Especially with free clothing!)

Jacket, Old Navy (hand-me-down). Dress, Lipstick. Belt, H&M. Shoes, Charles David. Bag, Linea Paolo. Necklace, Macy’s. Sunnies, Girl Props.

Yeah, this green belt matches nothing in the outfit. I’m pretending it’s brown.

*I'm having difficulty determining this jacket's color...cream? off-white? light khaki? bone? ecru? It's a bit paler than life in the first four photos due to the flash. The color in the last photo is true.


Our weather is thoroughly horrid. I’m trying to keep my clothing as loose as possible.

Vest, Urban Vibe. Dress, London Times. Booties, Sigerson Morrison for Target. Bracelets, Deb. Bag, Deux Lux.