Another Summer Work Day

Another Summer Work Day

Ribbed tank top
$20 - witchery.com.au

V neck tee
$17 - alloy.com

Miss Selfridge high waisted skirt
£22 - missselfridge.com

This is today's outfit. I'd probably be happy wearing a pencil skirt every day for the rest of my life. Okay, that's not true - I love jeans. But I'm loving the more casual get-ups with pencil skirts these days.

I'll be heading up to Lake Tahoe for a family reunion this weekend and I'm in charge of photos and video, so I'm sure I'll have some to share. Until then, I'm hoping to get some past adventures us that I still haven't posted about.

Have a happy Tuesday!


Ruche Look Book.

I love pretty pictures. and pretty clothes. and shoes. Oh, and I love sunsets in California, vintage luggage, and vintage beach cruiser bikes. All of these things make appearances in Ruche's Summer Look Book. Plus, the models are adorable.

You can view it here. Gosh, I've been all about clothes lately. I guess it's from the wardrobe re-invention that a change of season brings.



This is almost exactly what I'm wearing at work today. Pretty much everyone is out on vacation, and summer has tended to make things quite a bit more lax, so I opted for sandals and a tank top.


Ruffle top
$45 - modcloth.com

BKE v neck tank
$12 - buckle.com

Steve Madden beaded thong sandals
$25 - lorisshoes.com

I'm doing my best to enjoy my summer days - which leads to busy late-night outings, and hours watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer (ahhh, I totally get all the girls I've known who have been madly in love with Spike now!) But please bear with me - I haven't abandoned this blog, I'm just figuring out what I want out of blogging. I love any and all of you who are still reading - please don't stop.


Maxi dress mayhem.

So, I've really been craving some retail therapy lately. I've been working my weekends away with day-of wedding coordination, church/work events, etc. that I feel like I've earned a pretty bit to spend.. and apparently that leads to the burning a hole in the pocket scenario. So anyway, I peeked into Anthropologie for just a moment last night and I bought this dress:


I bought it in a size that was way too small and justified the $70 price tag because it was originally a ridiculous $268. I got it home, forced myself to admit that the biggest size they had left at all the stores in the area (yeah, I had them check) was still too small, and miraculously found a bigger size available online. I rushed a purchase and raced back to the store to return the first one just as they were closing. This morning, mere hours later, the dress is completely out of stock and unavailable online.

Funny story: I did a Google search for this dress this morning because it's no longer available on anthropologie.com and found a picture of a girl from my class in high school wearing it. (She works at an Anthropologie store and apparently they had a fashion show that someone blogged about.)

I couldn't just be happy with my fortune - oh no. Now that I was officially shopping online for a dress, I also bought this:

From Ruche.

It was $20+ less than the Anthro dress and looks promising. Oh, and there's only one left as of this morning on Ruche. Apparently last night was the time to buy.

So now I'm waiting for both dresses to come in so I can try them on and decide on one and send the other back. Let the waiting game begin. I just want my maxi dress, dangit!


Summer Wants

I'd love to throw on this lovely Maxi dress and stroll around Balboa Park or the beach today. I've been wanting a long sundress, nude pumps, a new white bag, and some oversized aviators for quite some time now. Today, I just realized how nicely they'd all work together.