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Some changes have been brewin’

Not least of all that I’m wearing a tshirt. I mean, really, when do you ever see that?

Haha alright, okay, so maybe the whole blog redesign is a slightly bigger change…. Slightly. Seriously, though, it’s been in my brain for a while, so it’s nice to finally have the time to update it. What do you guys think? Yes to the three columns? We have new About pages, too, so be sure to check them out.

But really, back to me. And how I’m dressed like a commoner. I kept this tshirt in my (very limited) stash of clothing for the month because I wanted to teach myself how to wear a tshirt without feeling like I’m slummin’ it. Because really, nothing against tshirts or those who wear them, but I always feel weird when I’m in them. I feel like I should be heading to bed or camping. There is no middle ground. Until now….

Shirt: April Brews Day, Dress (worn as a skirt) & Bag: H&M, Scarf: Vintage, Sandals: Saltwaters

By all means, let me know what you think of the new blog look, as well as my commoner’s tshirt ensemble*.

*If you don’t know me well enough to know I’m kidding about the whole passing judgement upon tshirts, then you clearly need to read the blog more. Or send me an email. I’m so full of snark it’s not even funny.

Sequins: …And I’m back!

It’s like magic! I’m in a new town, and entirely not unpacked, but I’m finally at a point where I’m not making a 3 hour round trip voyage every day, and the wedding season is officially over, and I am allowed to breath! Yay!

Also, it’s a good thing Stripes didn’t speak for me in that last post because while both of us were too busy to post last week, one of us warned the world and feels not a single ounce of guilt 😉

Being that I’m still very much still living in boxes, and since where I’m living is not where I’ll be living permanently (it is but a rock in the river to land on before jumping again), outfit posts have been hard to come by. Not impossible, though, so without further ado, I’d like to take a moment and talk about the magic of moving.

I’ve moved a lot in my limited 24 years–about 10 times that I can clearly recall. Each time is the same. I lose things that I don’t remember losing. This time is was the amazing typewriter necklace that my darling friend Violet gave me. I kept hoping it’d turn up during the move, but alas. I’m still hopeful that I might find it in a purse, since I have a weird habit of taking of necklaces during the day and depositing them in whatever handbag I have handy.

The upside, though, is that I find gems that I clearly remembered losing and have been pining for!

Anyone else notice that this skirt hasn’t appeared on the blog since it’s introduction? That’s because it hasn’t appeared in my life since shortly after it’s introduction into my life. Apparently it fell behind my dresser, but I’ve found it and washed it and was super stoked to wear it! And that’s a good thing, since my current wardrobe consists of barely over thirty articles of clothing. It’s the new 30 for 30, apparently. Hopefully we’ll be permanently settled soon!

Shirt: Target, Skirt & Belt, Thrifted, Sandals: Saltwaters, Earrings: Mi Shoes

What to Wear to the BEACH

Alrighty folks, Stripes here, I’m excited to join in on the link up fun! This is my beach look…though I laughed when I remembered that I needed to don a swimsuit and we barely topped 65 degrees today in the lovely Pacific NW.

Tank:Nollies//Shorts:Thrifted A&E//Swim Top:Macy’s//Swim Bottom (that you can’t see):Target//Shoes:Old Navy

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Washington has notoriously awful beaches. We’re talking no sand, lots of rocks, and weather that’s most places’ winter weather-rain, gray skies, and if we hit a temperature above 70 degrees it’s an AWESOME summer’s day. This is how I totally forgot to wear sunglasses in the pictures- our weather has been awful for the last few days and I was fending off goosebumps as I posed for these photos. But hey, that’s a true NW summer for ya!

As far as my beach style really goes, I prefer comfort. I like to wear clothes I can easily exit out of so I can jump into a lake/ocean/bay/what have you and won’t get destroyed or look awful wet so shorts and a tank are pretty much a must for me. I LOVE these shorts that I thrifted four or five years ago, for a whopping 99 cents, so much that I have pretty much ruined all the factory distressing and they are super stretched out (but that’s what makes them so comfy!). I also prefer cheap flip flops for the beach (and only the beach because they kill my feet) so I don’t ruin any of my investment sandals which are usually made of leather and it’s really easy to get rocks and sand out of them. The only things you’re not seeing in this picture that I would also bring to the beach are a towel or blanket, sunglasses, sunscreen (a MUST!), and a frisbee or journal.


Sequins here. I’m feeling really bad following up Stripes’ outfit, but such is life. She’s right, though, about weather in the northwest (PS I’m sitting in the Sacramento airport waiting to fly home, and I’m so tired. I wrote whether wether weather back there, so apologies for the gross grammar issues). Beaches are for the determined, although I like to count myself among the determined. However, I don’t know if you’ve picked up on this by now, but I’m not in the northwest at the moment. I’ve spent the past week in Hawaii, so you can just guess what I wear to the beach!

The first photo is definitely the most misleading, since I didn’t actually use this board like I expected to. I brought it out the first time we went snorkeling, as a precaution, but then it wasn’t necessary. I planned on using it to body surf a few days later, but I just ended using my body instead of the board. Tons of fun, regardless! What I had the best time doing, though, involved this accessory…

Snorkeling is the bees knees, guys. It just rocks. I saw so many fish–the last day my mom and I went out on a more advance turf (the one behind me) and she even got to see a sea turtle! I saw the unpronouncable Hawaiian state fish, so I’m feeling pretty excited about life in general. And because I like doing my small part to promote happy and healthy body image on the internet, here’s a better glimpse of what I actually look like when I’m on the beach.

Bikini: Macy’s, Sandals: Saltwaters, Snorkel: Foodland Grocery, Necklace: ABC Store

I think it’s important that you all know two things about the above mentioned photo:

First, yes I did wear the sandals into the water. Those shoes are amazing and deserve a post all their own. Second, I also wore that necklace into the water, and I’m pretty sure it worked as fish bait. Particularly for the famed Humuhumunukunukuapau’a.

Thanks for everyone who’s participating in these posts! They’re tons of fun and you should check out everyone else:


Sequins: In the Garden

There are a few awesome things about blogging. One being, make new friends. I’ll admit, I was slow to join that realm of blogging, mostly because I went into the process with one of my besties, and then promptly convinced another awesome friend to start one herself (Have you seen it? She’s pretty cool)

Regardless, turns out there are some pretty cool people on the internet, and it’s been fun to “meet” them. Nicole from Gypsy in Japser is one of those awesome peeps, and coordinates a What to Wear idea. It’s fun and I jumped on board, because I’m nothing if not a joiner. FYI, Stripes will totally be joining in on this concept next time it rolls around, but I figured it wasn’t fair to spring it on her the second she got back from vacation. See how nice I can be?

Shirt: H&M (??)/ Shorts: Target/ Brooch: Local boutique/ Sandals: Saltwaters

When I saw the prompt was In The Garden, I immediately went “Oh, for tea parties and fancy things! Sundresses everywhere!” And then I read a couple of comments about it and realized I’d be the only one with that theme. That some people, shockingly enough, actually garden (it’s, like, a verb, people!) instead of just play in gardens.

That said, I have to confess–rather than a cute little green thumb, I have the black thumb of death. I won’t bore you with the details, but rest assured–whatever plant you’re about to tell me I can keep alive, I’ve already killed it. Twice.

It’s definitely a recessive gene, though, since both my parents are pretty fab gardeners. My mom’s front yard looks like the Secret Garden in full bloom with her just blinking in its direction. No joke. I’ll share pictures soon. My dad is redoing his entire back yard with elaborate plans (he already built the brick walls and leveled the ground). My sister has an ever-producing spider plant.

If it has a leaf, I kill it. Also, I’m allergic to everything outside. As in, the occasional plant will make my throat swell up. So I’m just not a get-down-and-dirty kind of girl. That’s all there is to it. I do, however, like flowers! And I love playing in my mom’s garden, and checking out what my dad is doing in his back yard! So this is my “when I visit other people’s gardens”.

That means a cute top to give me the perfect excuse to not offer assistance, shorts instead of dresses just in case I’m required to squat, shoes that can be washed off with a hose for the potential dirt, and a flower pin, since that’s the only type of florals I can sustain!

This was super fun and you all should check out everyone else who participated!