December 30, 2011

day 30 and prince charming

welp, it's day 30 already. just ONE MORE day of dressember and i already know what dress i'll be wearing to celebrate NYE! It's pink and frilly and will be perfect for my mellow evening.

The other day, i showcased the top of the this dress with a tulle skirt...reminder warning!

and today i'm highlighting the bottom! pairing it up with the a thrifted, fairy tale sweater. i don't think i necessarily agree with these sleeves but i like them just the same.

and it's finally friday so i plan to live happily ever after...
for the rest of the day, anyway.

happy weekend to you!

December 29, 2011

day 29

in an effort to wear all my dresses this month, i've pulled out this old hippie number. it's a maxi tie-dye dress.
i bought it at a flea market in stormville, NY years back and pretty much never wear it...not the most flattering thing. but it is comfy and warm and since it's still not friday yet, i'll take it! and i'll call it:

farmhouse chic.

anything mixed with plaid belongs on a farm, yes?


December 28, 2011

gray follicles and fertility dreams

this week is a sort of filler for me. my brain is only at halfmast and all i can do is think about another long weekend ahead of me. and with a wandering mind, i can sometimes find myself contemplating my current state of life.

for me, current is exploring what it means to be thirty years old. current is counting the things that are new and different about this year.

current is finding my first gray hair.

i stared at it for a while. i took pictures of it with my iphone. i scrunched my face up and considered what this discovery meant. i was older, yes. i feel stress from time to time, clearly. but more than that, i felt, i dunno...wiser. more official. officially not in my twenties. i didn't pluck it out.


also new and different this year is the genuine interest in having children. this is very odd to me. to declare out loud that i am seeking a bun in the oven. desperately seeking spawn.

well, not so desperately really.
more...excitedly seeking...anxiously seeking...curiously seeking.

it's a fun process, this baby jazz.

fertility apps, period calendars, scheduled sexy time.  - that doesn't actually sound that fun. but it is, i swear!

and since i really have no time frame for when i want it to happen, it's like a game. like gambling but without the risk of losing. rolling the dice each month to see if we hit the jackpot. and if we don't, getting super excited to get wasted over a delicious sushi dinner!

so that's what i'm doing over here, as i wait for 2012 to arrive while enjoying a 3-day weekend doing mostly nothing on my couch...

not plucking gray hairs and wondering if every time i feel nauseous or emotional means i have someone other than myself to blame.

oh, baby. is that you?

oh the dresses in days and circles

day 27 is a tube top dress that i probably have never worn. i bought it because i'm addicted to stripes but it never really looked great on me. i'm too short, methinks. but with a sweater, leggings and boots, who could tell!? i wore it to the movies last night where i saw TWILIGHT! i loved it. and now, of course, all i want is to see the next one. did anyone else think Bella FINALLY looked beautiful!? my goodness, woman.

day 28 is today! not sure i've blogged the current day's dress yet. i must have super powers today. it's a repeat actually but i've changed it up and thrown a tulle skirts over it. i adore this skirt from target (rodarte for target...2010?) and am glad whenever i can work it into an outfit. so hooray, wednesday success!

oh!! did you notice my new iphone case?? it's kate spade. it's confetti. it's soft and mushy. it's lovely. thanks mom!

everyone's just waiting for the upcoming 3-day weekend, right?

ahhhhhh! get here, friday.

get. yo. ass. here!

December 26, 2011

holiday dressemberist

i was going to write a long post about things i'm discovering and exploring now that i'm 30 but then i watched water for elephants, posted these dress pics and got really tired. 

c'est la vie. 

December 24, 2011

happy christmas eve

we're off to enjoy the holiday spirit in LA tonight. my uncle has been making his famous italian feast for as long as i can remember and i'm so looking forward to it. also excited about our white elephant gift exchange and just being with family in a warm, cozy house.

...though it will be warm and cozy outside today. a high of 72. ha! typical san diego christmas.

enjoy the holidays - whatever and wherever they may be.

my christmas gift to you. current favorite song here. 
play it loud and dance around the room! do it! 

Love You Like A Love Song by Selena Gomez on Grooveshark

December 22, 2011

tag! i'm it. ...and you're next.

but first! 
day 22

purple dress, brown skinny belt, sweater wrap, new over-the-knee socks from madewell and my go-to brown boots
and of course, mac lipstick in mac red

all perfect for keeping warm on this 70 degree winter day. 


mandee tagged me in this torturous blog version of a chain letter. ;) 
so yay! now i have more than just a photo to post. i know i've been slacking lately...
thanks mandee! love ya, lady!

1. You must post these rules.
2. Each per­son must post 11 things about them­selves on their blog.
3. Answer the ques­tions the tag­ger set for you in their post, and cre­ate 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 11 peo­ple to tag and link them on the post.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
6. No tag backs.
7. No stuff in the tag­ging sec­tion about ‘you are tagged if you are read­ing this.’ You legit­i­mately have to tag 11 people. 

11 Things About Me::
1. i am a leo and kinda, sorta love horoscopeness
2. i'm also pretty sure i've lived previous lives and i think my most recent one was on the east coast. it feels like home to me for no reason at all. 
3. i am a san diego native. born, raised and still living here. borrring. 
4. i have a birthmark on my right calf that looks like a heart. it's why i'm so...sweet. HA!
5. i really wish i had gone to a performing arts school and dwell on this sad fact. often. 
6. i work each day in an office. i do marketing things and try to restrict all my tasks to playing around in illustrator, photoshop and dreamweaver. 
7. i really just want to be a housewife and write freelance from home. 
8. i'm obsessed with smells. i will smell any and everything i see. food, shoes, furniture, people...beware.
9. i don't brush my hair, like, ever. 
10. i wish i had much smaller boobs. life seems so much easier with less boobage. 
11. i wish i had the energy and will to blog more because i love it. i really do. no, really. i do. 

Mandee's Questions:
1. What is the last thing you purchased?
gas, gas station coffee, string cheese and a dasani water

2. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
hmm, i guess sweet. though sweet AND salty is the best. 

3. What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
um, what trend is NOT my favorite? i'd say the native american inspired patterns and bright lipsticks

4. Are your nails painted? What color?
they are not! though each day i intend to paint them gray. i'm lazy.

5. What is one thing you wish you could improve about yourself?
i wish i had more patience. 

6. Who is the last person to make you laugh?
i think my boss just made me laugh

7. What is one thing your spouse does to make you weak in the knees?
one thing?? ummm, makes me delicious meals?

8. Favorite holiday song?
last christmas by wham AND seriously liking Bieber's Mistletoe...i know, i know. 

9. Would you rather stub your toe or have a paper cut?
stub my toe. all the way. 

10. Favorite book you've read this year?
the hunger games

11. New year's resolution? 
i don't really do these but i would like to live in the moment more, if that's possible. no expectations. Oh! and to blog more, lots mo'.

My Questions (if I tag you, answer these!):
1. What was your first pet's name?
2. Now, what was the name of the first street you lived on? aaaaaaaaand your stripper name is...? ;) 
3. If you could live anywhere for a year, where would it be?
4. What's your guiltiest pleasure?
5. Peanut or Original M&Ms?
6. What is your biggest fear?
7. How many times have you been disneyland/world? do you love it/hate it?
8. Would you rather live in the desert or the north pole?
9. Thong or full booty coverage?
10. What is your favorite movie of all time?
11. Why do you blog?

Clearly, this is very serious stuff. Absolutely essential to enjoying the holiday season so you should probably get on this, like now. 

Ladies, I hereby tag you:
Mish, Carrie, Ali, Lena, Meghan, Patti, Melissa, ...and those are all my actual blog friends. wah. 

December 21, 2011

i think i can, i think i can

so i'm really trying to keep my enthusiasm up for dressember but oh, there are days when all i want to do is squeeze my ass into some skinny jeans and throw a sweater on. oh do i ever. but, but, i will forge ahead and embrace the dress.

here i am fully embracing the dress...under a sweatshirt...ahem.

at least i was comfortable all day. and for that, it was a success.

tomorrow my goal will be! to feel pretty, oh so pretty.

and witty.
and gay.

December 20, 2011

day 20

dress: f21, tights: target, shoes: nine west, necklace: f21


i was late to work because of this dressember catastrophe.

day 19.
silnky black dress, thirft store tee, ancient blazer, ancient scarf and flip the rain. brrrrrr

my only saving grace were the hoop earring i wore.
i never wear them and even hank commented favorably.

December 19, 2011

remind you of any movies?

loving this right now.

pbm and a dressember weekend

first thing's first.
photo booth monday is upon us, yet again.


by, vickichristine.

i know, it's borderline creepy. but i like it because

1. it reminds me of that twizzlers makes mouth happy campaign 
2. it's arty. art-alicious, if you will
3. that second picture makes me look like a vampire. and ever since kirsten kissed brad, i've been ready to join up. 
umm, edward.

so there ya have it, my lips, teeth and tongue hath stolen the photo booth space this week. muah!

and now, i give you dresses!!!

bandana dress, blue infinity scarf, olive blazer and steve madden intyce boots

polka dot dress from f21 and my hair

check out my new b and h rings from urban!
it's my version of wearing hank's class ring and/or letterman jacket. 
oh, and that bandage...yeah, that was from cutting a tomato. cutco knives are sharp, kids. be careful. 
or just don't cut tomatoes!

on day 17 we had early christmas at my house. 
since we won't all be in the same city for the holidays, we bumped it up a week and got a little festive. 
i liked it. 

also, i hope it rains soon because i got this:

clearly, easton lurves it. 

and would you just look...
i have some fabulous women in my life. 

first off, my sister. 
she's pretty excellent. i would like to have her height, hair, skin, style, etc. like now. 
you hear that osmosis? genetics? anyone?

and to the rest of you holiday beauties, 
thanks for the love and the laughs. 

and then, there was sunday... 

new nars lip pencil - LOVE this. 
orange red is the new red. 
you heard it here. 

also, if you're a die hard dressember follower, [which, clearly you are] then you might remember this exact same dress/shirt combo from last year, here

and if you can read numbers, you should also note that it was on the 18th that i wore it last year. 

so, either i'm living in a fashion time warp or i'm living in a fashion time warp. 

goodness, how often does this happen!? 
i swear, SO not planned at all. 
i'm embracing it. 

hi, i'm creepy and i love coincidences. 

December 15, 2011

day 15! pass the balls and berries

this is my most favorite dress. it's flouncy and flowery and has pockets. i can wear it with bare legs, with jeans or leggings. i can make it shorter or longer by adjusting the straps. aaand i could probably wear it if i were pregnant. oh, someday!

it was decently popular last dressember, like here and here and here, oh! and here too...i don't lie. and it will probably be popular again this year, especially as the days go on and i kinda, maybe start to yearn for shirts and pants.

yep, yep. i'm human. and sometimes dressember is hard.

but moving on!

a few nights ago, we took a little trip to ikea. hells yes.

this excited me because i will use any excuse to go to ikea...

hank, we should probably look for cheap frames at ikea. look at all these photos!!!
hank, i bet we can find a super cheap stool at ikea! because ya know, we need more seating.
hank, remember when you said you wanted new pillowcases, the cheapest are at ikea. i'm a money-saving wife!

and the most common:
hank, i must have swedish meatballs and lingonberries, like NOW.


dressember 14th: stripes, fishnets and hodad's burgers for lunch

 i wore my lbd with my lss [little striped sweater] over it. 
the fishnets were kind of a joke when i grabbed them from my bureau [oui! sew french]
but once on mah legs, i was like...hmm, sweet!

it's warming up again in san diego. 
surprise, surprise. 

so, after a few errands, i picked up cookie and we walked to lunch. 
ocean beach. 
nom nom nom nom

cookie loves a good burger after running. 

and this girl loves a burger after sitting at a desk for 4 hours. 
and if you're curious about what to get, 
try the mini cheeseburger basket. 'tis the perfect size.

oh, hey there, happy license plate. 
you're so right on.