June 19, 2011

Colors, Tans, and Jeeps

dress- Billabong
sandals- Dolce Vita
jewelry- thrifted

I've had this dress for, oh, 5 years? Even though I usually don't for for orange, burnt orange makes me look tan. Colors that make me look tan = awesome.

Blog, meet "The Jeep". "The Jeep", meet blog. In honor of Father's Day, I thought I would show you my dad's prized possession. It somehow makes its way into all of our pictures from Colorado, hardly ever gets a bath, and has its own chant. I'm not a fan of having to sit in the back seat for hours on unstable mountain passes or only being able to go 55 mph on the interstate because of the off-road tires, but it is a family jewel. Some men have boats or Harleys, my dad has his Jeep. 


PS: Dad, I finally took pictures with the Jeep... ARE YOU SATISFIED?

June 16, 2011

Dots & Sherbet

blouse- Ann Taylor (circa 2001... I know)
skirt, belt, jewelry- thrifted
flats- Antonio Melani

I officially have 8 days of summer school left. Well, 8 days of teaching days, not including weekends+Fridays+two days after it's over when everything is due. 8 DAYS 8 DAYS 8 DAYS!

Not that I'm complaining. I love my kids. But I miss showering regularly and being home all the time. And the sun! Come July 3rd I will be sitting by the pool eating nothing but corn (farmgirl, remember?), popsicles, orange sherbet and ice cream. 


PS: I played wiffle ball with my students in this outfit. I hit a home run. Legit?

June 13, 2011

Winning Carousel

dress- Shabby Apple won from Off of Broadway
shoes- Naturalizer (super old)
belt- Gap (again, super old)
jewelry- thrifted

You know what I love about this dress? I love that all I had to do to get it was comment on Amanda's blog and take my chances on winning it! Everyone knows that I love thrifted prices, but free is even better. I got SO many compliments on it! It was probably the most I have ever gotten on one article of clothing. When I tried it on for the first time, the skirt didn't start until about mid-hip. Drop waist is not good on me. Yikes! So, what did I do? Pull up the skirt, belt it, and BAM! New dress!

As a lover of musicals, this dress instantly made me think of Carousel. That, in itself, was reason enough for the soundtrack to get stuck in my head and make me dance around. Then I remembered the graduation scene from Temple Grandin and I smiled.

June 6, 2011

Blogger Feature at The Daily Dani

Dani from The Daily Dani posted a Q&A with me today!  Go check it out here!


PS: Thanks Dani for the feature! 

June 5, 2011

Saturday Shorts

oxford- Levi's
shorts- thrifted little boy's Levi's
loafers, belt, jewelry- thrifted

Blog, meet my new favorite shorts.


June 4, 2011

CUT Costumes

Remember in this post where I went to the CUT! Costume and the Cinema exhibit at the LASM?  Good.  Now, remember when I said that viewers were not allowed to take pictures?  Good.  Well, since I'm awesome, the museum was kind enough to send me some pictures for a post!  Wahoo!!! 

Although, I must say that these pictures cannot even begin to do the real-life costumes justice.  If you do have a chance to see the exhibit, bring a magnifying glass so you can see if the stitches are hand-done or machine finished.  I would also recommend keeping a straight jacket on hand because you will be so tempted to touch everything... especially the costumes from Finding Neveland.  And the leather coat Colin Farrell wore in The New World (terrible movie, great costumes).  And every single item from The Duchess.  The straight jacket is merely a suggestion. 

From: Casanova (2005), 18th Century, Heath Ledger as Giacomo Casanova. Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.
Have you seen this movie? It's a hoot.

From: The Phantom of the Opera (2004), 19th Century, Emmy Rossum as Christine. Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne. Best Costume Award nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. 
Think of me... think of me fondly...

From:  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), 18th Century Costume, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Costume Design by Penny Rose. Best Costume Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
From what I can remember, they had to make over 5 Jack Sparrow costumes. Now, where did I put my gold tooth?

From:  The White Countess (2005), 20th Century, Natasha Richardson as Countess Sophia Belinskaya. Costume Design by John Bright.
The first thing that came to mind when I saw this: "I wonder what kind of Spanx she used under this dress".

From: Land of the Blind (2006), 20th Century, Lara Flynn Boyle as First Lady. Costume Design by Phoebe De Gaye.
If you get to go to the exhibit, when you are finished looking at all of the costumes, mosey on over to where the Egyptian exhibit is and look down at this dress.  I also want this is every color.  Royal blue, lemon yellow, black, white, coral, frog green, eggplant...

Thank you, Kelly, for sending me the pictures!  I hope some of you get to see the exhibit in person, because it is truly breathtaking!