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Stripes: Life Happens

Oh yes, sometimes life happens and it means one of us can’t blog. Usually, however, it’s only one of us who ends up a little distracted from the blog but this week turned out to be the perfect storm for both Sequins and myself to have to take a little blog hiatus. All I can say for my side of things (don’t wanna put any words in Miss Sequins’ mouth, though I have a strong feeling she would agree with the following statement) is “whoops”.

This last week has been filled with some really great things and some less than great (but still not bad, no need to worry) things as well as my body adapting to this new grown up sleep schedule. I haven’t been on a regular wake up/go to bed routine in the least since I was in high school and even then it was spotty at best (I was the queen of before dinner naps then staying up until all hours of the night getting my homework done…sounds a lot like college but I just had to be up at 6 am every day unlike college where I usually didn’t have classes that started earlier than 10 am-thank you Poli Sci Department). But this week I’ve been trying really hard to get up at the same time everyday and go to bed around the same time everyday. Ok, it’s not that hard because I’ve been so exhausted by the time I get home from work that three days this week I have fallen asleep on top of my blankets with my make-up (once I was even wearing my running clothes because I was just about to leave for a run…true story) but I’ve started waking up about 10 minutes before my alarms go off in the mornings which has been absolutely wonderful!

Since I’m 99% sure you don’t read our blog just to hear all about my sleep schedule, as exciting as it is, I have actually been wearing clothes, despite what this mini-blogging-blackout may otherwise suggest. I’ve come to realize that, in this business casual world I’m now navigating, I only wear two types of clothes Monday through Friday: work clothes (usually nerd chic…I promise there will be pictures soon!) and sleep clothes (because once I’m home I’m not leaving unless the house is on fire). But the weekends are a totally different story-I get to wear whatever I want. I can bust out the clothes that, just a month ago, I was bored with and breathe new life into them because it’s been forever since I last wore them. I’m excited to wear my skirts, boots, dresses, t-shirts, tennis shoes, and sweatshirts. It’s awesome! And this, my friends, is my Saturday look from this week!

Can I just say it’s REALLY HARD to get good shots of yourself using self-timer and the railing of your deck? Half the pictures are literally not focused on anything and 2/3 of the rest had me making funning faces or only my face was out of focus. So please excuse the relatively low number of outfit pictures I’m going to put out here until I get used to this new set up. Things did get fun, however, when I put the camera on the steps down from the deck…

Sweater:Romy//Dress:A&E//Boots:Lucky Brand//Headband:Target//Belt:PacSun

Maggie wanted to be the star of my photoshoot (or, you know, she wanted me to throw her toy for her). She’s actually been especially unphotogenic today which is strange because I have thousands of pictures of her and she always looks great. Maybe she’s having an off day? Story time!! Earlier in the day I was snuggling/rolling around on the floor with her and I went to take a picture because it was a cute moment but right when I turned my camera on her she froze and looked like a deer in headlights.

Seeeeeee? Straight from the iPhone you have it. She kept making this face every time I pulled out my phone. And yes, that is me laughing. I also think it’s great that she’s concerned with the amount of cleavage I put out in the world (hence the strategically placed paw). Such a weird (yet considerate) doggie.

Happy long weekend folks! Be safe and have fun out there and I’ll be back with a post on Tuesday!

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Stripes: Looking a Little Zooey

This morning when I walked out of the bathroom (after taking forever…still trying to figure out this whole blowing out my hair with a round brush thing), I was greeted with a cheerful “Gee you look like Zooey Deschanel today,” from my family. You know what, I totally agree and there is a really good reason for this: Zooey Deschanel is awesome.

She rocks bangs (and inspired mine). She loves a-line skirts (perfect for someone with athletic thighs-like my own). She has a zillion food allergies (most of which are the same as mine…hey girl, I feel your pain/lack of pain because we take care of our organs!). She loves to sing, play guitar, and dance (all of which are fun hobbies…have I mentioned I took modern dance in college? I should totally do a modern dance photoshoot one of these days!!!). She’s a genuinely nice person (ok, this one is a little more of a guess seeing as I’ve never met her). All in all, she seems pretty dang cool person but more importantly she supports people just being themselves doing what makes them happy which has been inspiring me on my post-grad journey.

You know what makes me happy? Sunny days. Fun hair. Colorful skirts. Farmers Markets. Lunch dates with best friends. Check, check, check, check, and check. Today has been awesome and, little quiz from earlier in the post, who is also awesome? Oh, yes, Zooey Deschanel. Clearly there is a correlation: take Zooey’s advice (and bangs)–>have an awesome day.

Shirt:Target//Skirt:Macy’s//Belt:PacSun//Shoes:Lucky Brand

And of course, playing with my doggie is totally on my “things that make for a great day” list (though, I think I should start calling her my production manager or director of photography because she is all up in my business while trying to take pictures).

An action shot of us while I was trying to get outfit shots. She is one persistant puppy.

Anyone else totally rocking a girl crush on Zooey? What about my doggie Maggie?! She’s a cutie but she’s all mine! 😛

Stripes: Surprises and Sunshine

Alright guys, remember how big of a deal it was when I got my side-swept bangs? Well, I’ve gone and changed things up again…I went for the full on, Zooey Deschanel-esque, whole enchilada straight across bangs. AND I LOVE THEM. Seriously.

This is my favorite hair change I think I’ve ever made (which isn’t super surprising because, as a true child of the 90’s, I rocked similar bangs up until 2000 to the point that I would cut them myself-at age 4-when my mom tried to convince me I should grow them out because I have epic cowlicks along my hairline which left me looking like a crazy Alfalfa for most of that decade). Needless to say, like both of my more recent hairstyle changes, I was shaking in the barber’s chair as I watched my locks fall.

Luckily, my stylist taught me how to blow dry the cowlicks out for the most part (I still get a small gap where one lick lies, and one chunk of hair refuses to sit totally flat no matter how much I try to flatten it…I swear my hair has a mind of it’s own) and I no longer look like a slightly ugly duckling. In fact, I think this cut actually makes me look older than any other haircut I’ve ever had just in time for job interviews and trying to convince people I really am a responsible 20-something.

Shirt:Target//Shorts:A&E

As far as life goes, I’ve been slowly assimilating to my suburban surroundings and soaking up the sunshine that followed me back from the East Coast (yes, I single handedly brought the sun to the Pacific Northwest…maybe I should put that on my resume, who wouldn’t want to hire the person who controls the weather?!). My life has become a series of days spent reading, watching tv (I know I know, I didn’t used to watch much tv at all but there’s a lot less to do out here and I have about 2 friends in a 20 minute drive radius so I’m working really hard to find ways to fill my unemployed time), and hanging out with this pretty lady.

I think she has become my absolute favorite model (sorry Sequins) because she’s free to take pictures whenever I want and she never talks back…but she’s awful at taking direction. You can’t have it all, I suppose.

What’s everyone else up to this summer? How do you entertain yourself in the ‘burbs? (Does anyone even call them “the ‘burbs” or is that me?)

Stripes: Moving Day

Hey lovely readers, yesterday was The Day: the day I finally packed up all my stuff and left this town I’ve come to view as my home over the last 5 years. Although this move is definitely bittersweet and I have all sorts of feelings I would love to share with everyone (I am terrified to leave the safety and comfort I’ve found up here but I’m also really excited for my upcoming travels and starting a new job…are a hint of the emotional roller coaster that is leaving your college town) I honestly am a little caught up with everything that goes into moving. As such, and to save my overworked, emotional brain, today I want to spend a little time celebrating this change with some totally hipster instagrams of some of my favorite parts of this town that I am going to miss so dearly.

And yet, I get to move home to this little lady, making all these changes quite a bit sweeter (you can also expect to see a whole lot more of her around these parts!):

Alright, it’s time for me to start unpacking and settling in.