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Stripes: I Must Admit…

…I’ve been a bit busy this week. I promise things are slowing down and I should be back to a regular posting schedule this week. I’ve been trying to stockpile some pictures and get a little ahead which, ironically, has left me a little behind this week but fear not! I’ll be back in full force this week.

Back to the reason you likely read our blog: I have this little gem my sister’s boyfriend took of me while we were doing her senior pictures this weekend!

Skirt:Macys//Sweatshirt:Farmers Market

I think I’ve finally hit the pinnacle of Hipster…long bags, a-line skirt, playing a uke in an ally while  the sun’s setting behind me while I look dramatically off to the yonder. Yep, I’m pretty sure I’m quickly becoming Zooey Deschanel Jr. I’m also completely in love with it and I am ready to fully embrace all that is this part of my personality (so you should totally expect to be seeing more of this kind of thing because now that I have a big girl paycheck I can afford some rad new duds).

I guess all I have to say, hipsterness aside, is “to new beginnings, sunsets, and not taking life too seriously”. Happy Sunday friends!

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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?)