2014. a boy, a girl, a dog. 
cotton sundress from forever 21. vintage coach belt (thrifted). braided sightseer sandals from madewell.
i wore the dress back in june for the first time and i didn’t belt it, going for a carefree and bohemian attitude (in my head anyway). it’s a tent dress i.e. i could probably cover an armchair with it. i styled the dress the other day with a belt and realized it was so much better! i look like a pregnant woman versus someone who is shoplifting the entire potato chip aisle.
in pre-baby times i could wear the belt with jeans. now it fits just under my ribcage. how things have changed for the bigger… and better. soon sophie will transition from being our dog to being a little boy’s dog. she’ll sniff him and love him, i’m sure of it.
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2014. a boy, a girl, a dog. 

cotton sundress from forever 21. vintage coach belt (thrifted). braided sightseer sandals from madewell.

i wore the dress back in june for the first time and i didn’t belt it, going for a carefree and bohemian attitude (in my head anyway). it’s a tent dress i.e. i could probably cover an armchair with it. i styled the dress the other day with a belt and realized it was so much better! i look like a pregnant woman versus someone who is shoplifting the entire potato chip aisle.

in pre-baby times i could wear the belt with jeans. now it fits just under my ribcage. how things have changed for the bigger… and better. soon sophie will transition from being our dog to being a little boy’s dog. she’ll sniff him and love him, i’m sure of it.

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2014. summer tan. 
linen sandwave dress and braided sightseer sandals by madewell. cold picnic tote.
pregnancy can make you emotional! yesterday morning i saw this photo and our other snaps and i cried and cried, not taking into account it’s my go-to outfit lately and i feel very cute in it. instead i saw a huge tummy and bigger legs and wondered why i asked michael to take a few pictures. today i look at the photo and think it’s just fine. there’s a little boy in that belly happily kicking away.
i bought the dress a few weeks ago during a madewell sale i.e. me and kelsey’s favorite time to shop. it’s a true babydoll dress; i’m wearing a small and i’m eight months along so size down. i like it because it keeps me cool and it fits (probably the most important thing).
the lesson of the day is don’t delete any blog photos when you don’t feel like yourself. unless you have pizza stains on your clothes— that can be one of the few exceptions.
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2014. summer tan. 

linen sandwave dress and braided sightseer sandals by madewell. cold picnic tote.

pregnancy can make you emotional! yesterday morning i saw this photo and our other snaps and i cried and cried, not taking into account it’s my go-to outfit lately and i feel very cute in it. instead i saw a huge tummy and bigger legs and wondered why i asked michael to take a few pictures. today i look at the photo and think it’s just fine. there’s a little boy in that belly happily kicking away.

i bought the dress a few weeks ago during a madewell sale i.e. me and kelsey’s favorite time to shop. it’s a true babydoll dress; i’m wearing a small and i’m eight months along so size down. i like it because it keeps me cool and it fits (probably the most important thing).

the lesson of the day is don’t delete any blog photos when you don’t feel like yourself. unless you have pizza stains on your clothes— that can be one of the few exceptions.

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2014. spring hints. 
fossil dress. sidewalk wedges by madewell. necklace by jen loves kev.
last week the temperature reached eighty degrees and i rejoiced in a warm weather shirt dress. i happily told michael, “i’m going to wear dresses and skirts to school everyday!” i spoke too soon.
the last few days have been cool, and today is downright cold. the wind is blowing so fiercely that it sounds like someone is fussing with our back door, and the weatherman predicts overnight sleet and snow.
oh, texas. at least you let me wear a dress once this winter.
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2014. spring hints. 

fossil dress. sidewalk wedges by madewell. necklace by jen loves kev.

last week the temperature reached eighty degrees and i rejoiced in a warm weather shirt dress. i happily told michael, “i’m going to wear dresses and skirts to school everyday!” i spoke too soon.

the last few days have been cool, and today is downright cold. the wind is blowing so fiercely that it sounds like someone is fussing with our back door, and the weatherman predicts overnight sleet and snow.

oh, texas. at least you let me wear a dress once this winter.

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2013. good jeans. vermont jacket by paige. beach stripe dress by madewell. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. rebecca minkoff woven bag.remember last week when i was like, hey y’all i got married then i got sick but now i’m ready to blog again? well, i fibbed. i thought i was getting over a cold but it turned into a bad cough. after several days of drinking hot tea, sleeping more, and taking gross medicine, i feel more like myself than i did last monday.and this jean-ius outfit? it’s two weeks old. i wore it a couple days after our wedding to la gloria with michael’s aunt and uncle and their adorable son nico who’s in kindergarten. nico and i danced to “friday i’m in love” at our wedding. how many kids do that? one day i hope i have a little girl or boy who appreciates the cure.
update: i spoke too soon. i’m running a fever. :o(the look | jacket | similar dress | shoes

2013. good jeans.

vermont jacket by paige. beach stripe dress by madewell. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. rebecca minkoff woven bag.

remember last week when i was like, hey y’all i got married then i got sick but now i’m ready to blog again? well, i fibbed. i thought i was getting over a cold but it turned into a bad cough. after several days of drinking hot tea, sleeping more, and taking gross medicine, i feel more like myself than i did last monday.

and this jean-ius outfit? it’s two weeks old. i wore it a couple days after our wedding to la gloria with michael’s aunt and uncle and their adorable son nico who’s in kindergarten. nico and i danced to “friday i’m in love” at our wedding. how many kids do that? one day i hope i have a little girl or boy who appreciates the cure.

update: i spoke too soon. i’m running a fever. :o(

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2013. the same. maison scotch dress. MIA boots. pendleton canyonville tote.woohoo! we’re married! michael and i tied the knot during columbus day weekend in the presence of our family and closest friends. a common question couples receive after a wedding is: how does it feel? i think it feels the same but a little sweeter and definitely a lot calmer.after the wedding, i came down with a cold and then got a stomach bug. on friday i felt the most terrible and feverish i’ve been in a loooooong time. but now i’m on the mend, and i’ll share stories from our special day soon. meanwhile i’m happy to get back in the routine of teaching, drawing, and wearing something other than pajamas.the look | similar dress | similar boots | similar bag

2013. the same.

maison scotch dress. MIA boots. pendleton canyonville tote.

woohoo! we’re married! michael and i tied the knot during columbus day weekend in the presence of our family and closest friends. a common question couples receive after a wedding is: how does it feel? i think it feels the same but a little sweeter and definitely a lot calmer.

after the wedding, i came down with a cold and then got a stomach bug. on friday i felt the most terrible and feverish i’ve been in a loooooong time. but now i’m on the mend, and i’ll share stories from our special day soon. meanwhile i’m happy to get back in the routine of teaching, drawing, and wearing something other than pajamas.

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2013. lookalikable. vermont jacket by paige. monteau dress. MIA boots.kelsey (of snappy casual) is one of my best blog friends. i’m convinced that if we had gone to school together, we would have been those friends who accidentally dress the same and show up to the same place. we wouldn’t be snobby like jessica wakefield’s unicorn club either. we would laugh about it, go to the cafeteria, and complain about math.a few weeks ago kelsey convinced me to buy the chambray eyelet dress (which she owns). then i found this striped dress for $10 that looks like another dress of hers that i didn’t buy and regretted last year. i wore mine with a jean jacket and boots only to see on instagram that kelsey wore her dress over the weekend, too. so basically we’re long lost style sisters… except we found each other three years ago.the look | jacket | similar dress | boots

2013. lookalikable.

vermont jacket by paige. monteau dress. MIA boots.

kelsey (of snappy casual) is one of my best blog friends. i’m convinced that if we had gone to school together, we would have been those friends who accidentally dress the same and show up to the same place. we wouldn’t be snobby like jessica wakefield’s unicorn club either. we would laugh about it, go to the cafeteria, and complain about math.

a few weeks ago kelsey convinced me to buy the chambray eyelet dress (which she owns). then i found this striped dress for $10 that looks like another dress of hers that i didn’t buy and regretted last year. i wore mine with a jean jacket and boots only to see on instagram that kelsey wore her dress over the weekend, too. so basically we’re long lost style sisters… except we found each other three years ago.

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2013. knots and dots. silk dotty dress and sidewalk wedges by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf (worn as belt). leather tote c/o cuyana.hello! long time, no post. life has been keeping me on my toes lately as we countdown to the wedding and i prepare progress reports for my class. i feel like i start the week off strong (blog wise) and then get sidetracked by wednesday. plus, it’s been raining a lot! that makes our yard and deer happy.to make up for my sartorial absence, you’ll get an outfit post today instead of food. the pastel belt is an old vera scarf that i knotted in the middle and tied in the back (similar to how you’d tie it around your head). it added a little something sweet to a beloved dress. i wore everything on saturday while shopping for gifts for my best friend and maid of honor.is it too much to hope that i have the same great hair on our big day?the look | similar dress | similar shoes | bag

2013. knots and dots.

silk dotty dress and sidewalk wedges by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf (worn as belt). leather tote c/o cuyana.

hello! long time, no post. life has been keeping me on my toes lately as we countdown to the wedding and i prepare progress reports for my class. i feel like i start the week off strong (blog wise) and then get sidetracked by wednesday. plus, it’s been raining a lot! that makes our yard and deer happy.

to make up for my sartorial absence, you’ll get an outfit post today instead of food. the pastel belt is an old vera scarf that i knotted in the middle and tied in the back (similar to how you’d tie it around your head). it added a little something sweet to a beloved dress. i wore everything on saturday while shopping for gifts for my best friend and maid of honor.

is it too much to hope that i have the same great hair on our big day?

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2013. first dibs. colorblock cardigan from ruche. la la leaves dress by marc jacobs. lotte clogs by loeffler randall.look, y’all! i got a haircut! last week i met my stylist for the first time since january; i’d been trimming my own bangs at home like a very terrible person. she cleaned them up and freshened my layers. i think my bangs are shorter than usual but they’ll grow out slightly before the wedding.rachel (of rue rachel) found the cardigan for me at our TxSC and lulu*s clothing swap over the summer. rachel said, “it is the perfect kindergarten teacher sweater,” and i said, “where is it?!” i saw the yellow and pink pockets and the rest was history. oh— and it’s mara’s sweater from m loves m. lucky me! thank you mara. :o)the look | similar sweater | similar dress | shoes

2013. first dibs.

colorblock cardigan from ruche. la la leaves dress by marc jacobs. lotte clogs by loeffler randall.

look, y’all! i got a haircut! last week i met my stylist for the first time since january; i’d been trimming my own bangs at home like a very terrible person. she cleaned them up and freshened my layers. i think my bangs are shorter than usual but they’ll grow out slightly before the wedding.

rachel (of rue rachel) found the cardigan for me at our TxSC and lulu*s clothing swap over the summer. rachel said, “it is the perfect kindergarten teacher sweater,” and i said, “where is it?!” i saw the yellow and pink pockets and the rest was history. oh— and it’s mara’s sweater from m loves m. lucky me! thank you mara. :o)

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2013. mad mini. printed cotton dress from tj maxx. necklace by jen loves kev. cole haan sunglasses. anna luz sandals.in my mind this post is really titled “when cute dresses happen to tall girls.” it’s a clearance number with a fabulous print that michael loves. unfortunately it’s a little short; i’ve nicknamed it the twiggy dress. on the bright side, i simply wear running shorts with it.we had a productive weekend at home— michael cleaned the house and i swept and organized the garage. sophie chased the vacuum cleaner. i worked on place cards and our wedding guestbook. we ate a bunch of chex mix and michael yelled at the television because it’s football season. i ignored the yelling. see? pretty productive. :o)the look | similar dress | similar sandals

2013. mad mini.

printed cotton dress from tj maxx. necklace by jen loves kev. cole haan sunglasses. anna luz sandals.

in my mind this post is really titled “when cute dresses happen to tall girls.” it’s a clearance number with a fabulous print that michael loves. unfortunately it’s a little short; i’ve nicknamed it the twiggy dress. on the bright side, i simply wear running shorts with it.

we had a productive weekend at home— michael cleaned the house and i swept and organized the garage. sophie chased the vacuum cleaner. i worked on place cards and our wedding guestbook. we ate a bunch of chex mix and michael yelled at the television because it’s football season. i ignored the yelling. see? pretty productive. :o)

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2013. sweatshirt revival. sweatshirt dress by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf. leather tote c/o cuyana. MIA boots.if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have noticed that i love sweatshirts. i wear them with skirts, shorts, and jeans. they’re as classic to me as a plain white tee. my two favorite sweatshirts are a grey one from target and a navy one from j.crew.as much as i enjoy comfy knits, i was initially on the fence about this dress. i liked the length and fit, but i wasn’t sure if it would look as cute on me as it looks on kendi or dotty.then i tried it on and thought why didn’t i buy it sooner? it’s a sweatshirt. it’s a dress. it’s a sweatshirt dress. i’ll wear it until it falls apart.
p.s. you’re right! my scarf has little tin soldiers on it. :o)the look | dress | bag | boots

2013. sweatshirt revival.

sweatshirt dress by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf. leather tote c/o cuyana. MIA boots.

if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have noticed that i love sweatshirts. i wear them with skirts, shorts, and jeans. they’re as classic to me as a plain white tee. my two favorite sweatshirts are a grey one from target and a navy one from j.crew.

as much as i enjoy comfy knits, i was initially on the fence about this dress. i liked the length and fit, but i wasn’t sure if it would look as cute on me as it looks on kendi or dotty.

then i tried it on and thought why didn’t i buy it sooner? it’s a sweatshirt. it’s a dress. it’s a sweatshirt dress. i’ll wear it until it falls apart.

p.s. you’re right! my scarf has little tin soldiers on it. :o)

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2013. rule of thirds.
maison scotch dress. thrifted sash. leather tote c/o cuyana. lotte clogs by loeffler randall.
in photography, the rule of thirds helps you compose a picture. in clothing, the rule of thirds helps me get dressed in the morning— i pick two or three things that go together and run, walk, play, and shop with them.
my friends at cuyana sent me this sweet monogrammed tote, and i adore it. it’s pale pink leather and embellished with the golden letters LPS (my future mrs. initials). the cuyana philosphy is fewer, better— collect less things you like and more things you love. that’s one rule that might be better than the rule of thirds.
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2013. rule of thirds.

maison scotch dress. thrifted sash. leather tote c/o cuyana. lotte clogs by loeffler randall.

in photography, the rule of thirds helps you compose a picture. in clothing, the rule of thirds helps me get dressed in the morning— i pick two or three things that go together and run, walk, play, and shop with them.

my friends at cuyana sent me this sweet monogrammed tote, and i adore it. it’s pale pink leather and embellished with the golden letters LPS (my future mrs. initials). the cuyana philosphy is fewer, better— collect less things you like and more things you love. that’s one rule that might be better than the rule of thirds.

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2013. windy city. chambray shirtdress by calvin klein jeans. MIA boots.howdy! it seems like forever since i posted an outfit. after texas style council, michael and i came home to wedding appointments, and i spent a few days at school working in my room (with no air conditioning). i needed a little break with afternoon naps and cheese puffs.i wore this simple outfit last week while touring our reception venue. i bought the dress in the spring and adore it to pieces. if you want a cute chambray dress, feel free to copy me.
light denim will always remind me of our late pop, and i’ve nicknamed the dress “my pop dress.” i hope he’s smiling down at me from heaven or at least wondering why i look like a female mechanic.the look | dress | boots

2013. windy city.

chambray shirtdress by calvin klein jeans. MIA boots.

howdy! it seems like forever since i posted an outfit. after texas style council, michael and i came home to wedding appointments, and i spent a few days at school working in my room (with no air conditioning). i needed a little break with afternoon naps and cheese puffs.

i wore this simple outfit last week while touring our reception venue. i bought the dress in the spring and adore it to pieces. if you want a cute chambray dress, feel free to copy me.

light denim will always remind me of our late pop, and i’ve nicknamed the dress “my pop dress.” i hope he’s smiling down at me from heaven or at least wondering why i look like a female mechanic.

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2013. long summer. silk dotty dress by madewell. vintage belt. rebecca minkoff doll boots.thanks to everyone who left a kind comment about wearing dresses and boots—  you get an encore post! i wore this on sunday to the grocery store with M. it isn’t the best outfit (i ended up removing the belt) but i love sophie’s face. she looks bored. so bored.if you’re coming to texas style council this weekend, i guarantee you won’t be as bored as a pug. we have an incredible line-up of classes, and i look forward to seeing old faces and making new friends. i’ll be at the registration table. stop by and say hey!the look | similar dress | similar boots

2013. long summer.

silk dotty dress by madewell. vintage belt. rebecca minkoff doll boots.

thanks to everyone who left a kind comment about wearing dresses and boots—  you get an encore post! i wore this on sunday to the grocery store with M. it isn’t the best outfit (i ended up removing the belt) but i love sophie’s face. she looks bored. so bored.

if you’re coming to texas style council this weekend, i guarantee you won’t be as bored as a pug. we have an incredible line-up of classes, and i look forward to seeing old faces and making new friends. i’ll be at the registration table. stop by and say hey!

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2013. dress boots. beach stripe dress and parisienne storyteller scarf by madewell. MIA boots.a few months ago i would have talked myself out of wearing boots with a dress. in autumn and winter, i pair ankle booties with jeans with no qualms. forcing them to be friendly with a frock is a different story. i could share many excuses: i’m too old. i’m not skinny enough. i have knobby knees. bruises and mosquito bites speckle my legs. ankle boots look funny. depending on my mood, i might agree or disagree with all of those things.but as i get older, brave days outnumber timid ones. this summer on my brave days i’ve been wearing boots with dresses, knobby knees and all. i like these soft suede boots so much that i ordered another pair for stomping around at school. i think my kiddos would get a kick out of them.so today’s lesson is simple: forget the lady in the mirror and listen to the lady in your heart. she matters more anyway.the look | similar dress | similar scarf | boots

2013. dress boots.

beach stripe dress and parisienne storyteller scarf by madewell. MIA boots.

a few months ago i would have talked myself out of wearing boots with a dress. in autumn and winter, i pair ankle booties with jeans with no qualms. forcing them to be friendly with a frock is a different story. i could share many excuses: i’m too old. i’m not skinny enough. i have knobby knees. bruises and mosquito bites speckle my legs. ankle boots look funny. depending on my mood, i might agree or disagree with all of those things.

but as i get older, brave days outnumber timid ones. this summer on my brave days i’ve been wearing boots with dresses, knobby knees and all. i like these soft suede boots so much that i ordered another pair for stomping around at school. i think my kiddos would get a kick out of them.

so today’s lesson is simple: forget the lady in the mirror and listen to the lady in your heart. she matters more anyway.

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2013. smock election. lauren moffatt dress. gloria wedges by bed stu. apolis market bag.occasionally i receive emails or read tweets about unbelievable sample sales in los angeles or new york. dresses! bags! shoes! when you live in the middle of the country, it’s easy to envy an east or west coaster.what about the rest of us? well gals, we have ebay. i stalk my favorite designer listings weekly. i’ve been able to snag some pretty dresses (including this one) much to my own delight.this dress is lightweight in such a vibrant color. it’s an easy, breezy smock dress. between me and you, it encouraged me to have an extra serving of strawberry gelato. vote for summer!the look | similar dress | similar shoes | bag

2013. smock election.

lauren moffatt dress. gloria wedges by bed stu. apolis market bag.

occasionally i receive emails or read tweets about unbelievable sample sales in los angeles or new york. dresses! bags! shoes! when you live in the middle of the country, it’s easy to envy an east or west coaster.

what about the rest of us? well gals, we have ebay. i stalk my favorite designer listings weekly. i’ve been able to snag some pretty dresses (including this one) much to my own delight.

this dress is lightweight in such a vibrant color. it’s an easy, breezy smock dress. between me and you, it encouraged me to have an extra serving of strawberry gelato. vote for summer!

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