Friday, June 25, 2010

Summery Hair

Today I decided to try to keep cool by putting my hair up all pretty. The milk maid braids have always been a summer favorite of mine (and my husband's). The wrapped headband tied on top is defintely inspired by my lovely fellow bloggers though. I've really liked the way I've seen variations of this worn on some of my favorite blogs and thought I'd try my hand at it. I think fusing the two ideas (braids and wrap) worked out well. My hair was off my face all day and I got plenty of compliments!

Also, my husband has finally started a blog of his own!! Yay!!! It's about writing in movies and video games and is cleverly called, "Written Bits". Check it out!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vintage Wednesday #1

So today marks the first installment of Vintage Wednesdays! Every Wednesday I'll showcase a super amazing vintage themed item or place. This could be a cool resale shop or a an item from my own collection. I'm hoping it will be a fun way to integrate new ideas into my blog and I certainly hope you enjoy it.

Today's item is a groovy scooter dress from Irene Herbert's of Tulsa. The materials aren't listed, but it's some kind of polyester mix. I bought this baby from ebay. It has a unique tic-tac-toe pattern on it. It is fully lined with a rear metal zipper and a front pleat.

It is a little bit too heavy for summer with the full lining, but other than that it's a lovely piece. I tend to flock towards things that are brown or tan, so I love the color. The pattern adds a fun and playful element. This dress would look perfect riding down the streets of Rome on my imaginary Vespa. It's imaginary because my husband has forbidden me from ever riding or owning a Vespa. :(

The Breakdown:


Dress: Irene Herbert's Tulsa, Ebay
Shoes: r2

Bracelet: H&M
Belt: Ebay
Bow: Etsy: Lulu Letty

*On a side note: You may have noticed that I've been changing around the design of my blog. I don't have photoshop yet and I'm not great with HTML, so right now this is the best I can do. I'm trying to pretty it up though. If anyone can let me in on the secret of how to make my pictures bigger, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!


It was such a nice day today. I wore this flowy baby doll tank to keep cool. This shirt is one of those things I absolutely loved when I first bought it, but after I wore it the first time I had second thoughts. I adore the contrasting floral prints, but the fit just isn't quite right. First of all, I think the top only really works with pants. If anyone has any ideas about how I could style this top with a skirt, I'd love to hear them! Second, it fits really awkwardly on my boobs, which calls for a lot of readjusting throughout the day. In theory, this shirt is adorable. In's a little frustrating.

The Breakdown:


Baby Doll Tank Top: Fire Los Angeles, Resale Shop
Jeans: BDG, Urban Outfitters
White Bow Flats: r2

Necklace: Forever 21
Floral Bracelet: Gift
Pearl Bracelet: Filene's Basement
Blue Striped Bracelet: Thrifted

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Oh Canada

We celebrated Canada Day in Windsor tonight. They do a joint fireworks display for Windsor and Detroit over the Detroit river. The Detroit side celebrates 4th of July and the Windsor side celebrates Canada Day. It was so much fun! I haven't been to the Detroit/Windsor fireworks in probably 5 years or so. Jon was almost unable to go, but he ended up making it. I was so excited for him to come with us because he said he had never been downtown for the fireworks before.

This is my brother and me by the riverfront:

You should all know Jon by now:

I wanted to wear something comfortable seeing as I was going to be fighting a huge, boisterous crowd in the heat. So, I choose a breezy, knee length skirt, simple tank top, and minimal accessories. The sandals were not the best choice for walking around in a crowded area. I was lucky enough to not have my little toes crushed, but there were a few close calls. I also wanted to keep the outfit pretty modest. Certain atmospheres like carnivals are breeding grounds for sketchy perverts, and I wanted to avoid the gawking.

Jon was a good trooper with taking all of my pictures. He was getting a little grumpy, but there were just so many fun locations on the river front to shoot!!

Detroit looked so beautiful from across the river. It's so sad that it's not much more than a decaying metropolis. Yes, there are a few pockets of hip or cultural neighborhoods that are nice. However, as a whole Detroit is a huge dud. It's just a shell of its former glorious self. We were driving down a mangy looking street on the way back and my step-mom was telling us how it used to be a very posh shopping district when she was younger. It seems like whenever I'm with my parents every street used to be something great. I hope that maybe it can become a more lively city again someday. I think the best thing that would help get Detroit started up again would be a REAL transportation system. The people mover is cool and all, but Detroit needs a real subway system that at least reaches the bordering suburbs. Haha, okay I'm done with my rant now.

The Breakdown:


Striped Tank: The Gap
Embellished Gold Skirt: West 36, Resale Shop
Sandals: Victoria's Secret

Bracelet, Earrings, and Sunglasses: Forever 21

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

I didn't have a chance to take a picture of my outfit yesterday, so here it is laid out:

Oh it was such a busy day!!! I had to tidy in the morning, then volunteer downtown, come back for the father's day party, and then go to work. I was exhausted by the end of the day.