Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lace, Floral and Feathers.

Lace, Floral....

No longer having a job in which I have to worry about getting creams, tints and wax all over my clothing, it has been nice to be able to wear the pieces in my closet to my new job that I had refrained from wearing at the old one.

I found this great Banana Republic ivory colored lace top, last spring at Buffalo Exchange while still living in San Antonio. Love it. They had SUCH a great selection at that B.E. location when they first opened due to the fact that they received part of their opening shipment from NYC.
The vintage floral necklace I am wearing, I also thrifted while living in San Antonio. I purchased it at a great little vintage shop called Redemption Garb, that a friend owns. I miss that little shop, but luckily there are tons of little great vintage shops here in Seattle area as well :)

I paired the top with a black high waisted pencil skirt from H&M, black tights and my UO oxfords. 

and Feathers

The other day we had a few cute little visitors on our back patio quacking around in the rain. Our kittie had a ball looking at the feathered little animals. They must be used to humans and other animals because both Dwight (cat) and I had our little noses (and my camera) pressed right up on the glass of the sliding glass door.

I am a sucker for anything animal, esp. feathered. I loved their cute little webbed feet and seeing the rain gather in little beads on their feathers and then repel right off. The cat and I had a nice time observing these little creatures together haha

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Curls Under Hat

So as many of you probably don't know, I have naturally curly/wavy hair but tend to do a good job ironing it into submission on a daily basis...yeah, yeah.. I know...bad for my hair. haha
I have been thinking about how much I need to stop flat ironing my hair everyday and just embrace my hair for what it is, which isn't easy at the current length it is. It looks far better curly when longer :/

Anyways, whenever my work (Aveda) releases a new product, we get it for free to try; Be Curly style prep this time. I have been wanting to try it, so I finally did today :) I like it, not heavy and helps control any frizz.

I liked my hat today with the curls peeking out from underneath. This UO sheer shirt made an appearance a few blogs ago upon purchasing it, but I love it so much that I don't really mind and thought it looked cute paired with some denim skinny jeans and a brown braided belt.

It was tooooo rainy today to take photos with my tripod outside and our apartment is too small for me to get any good photos using the tripod inside, so don't mind the "classic" mirror bathroom photos below hahaha

....and a close up from my MacBook...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Discovering Discovery Park....

Ever since we moved back to the PNW, we have been trying to take advantage of all that nature has to offer in this beautiful part of the world, as often as possible. This weekend my husband and I had the extra time to explore a place that I have heard much about, Discovery Park in Seattle.

We took the Discovery Loop Trail, which was about 3 miles long and filled with tall mossy trees, hanging ferns and amazing views overlooking the Puget Sound. I haven't had the time to exercise much lately or ride my bike, so my shins are killing me from walking up and down the dirt paths, while trying to avoid the mud covered tree roots....but it was so worth it.

Being outside, breathing in the fresh air, seeing such beautiful sights and having the opportunity to take photographs made me feel alive again. I have always felt most alive while exploring new places and seeing things for the first time.

While walking along the trail, I couldn't help but keep stopping to take photos, all while saying, "this is so beautiful" or "look at that", about 100 times. haha

I can't wait till Spring and for there to be more nice weather weekends like this one, so we can continue to explore numerous other parks/trails in the area :)

Hope you all have a good week!