2014. vintage for two. 
soft joie semillon tank. vintage paisley skirt. boardwalk sandals by madewell. son of a sailor necklace. cole haan sunglasses.
when i first began blogging, i owned a substantial number of vintage midi skirts. then i grew tired of most of them and they wound up back at the thrift store. lately i’m warming up to them again for the prints and— who am i kidding— the elastic waists. i bought this funky black-and-white skirt for $3 and it was the best $3 i’ve spent in awhile (especially because i drink less coffee). it reminds me of a skirt ace and jig would make.
over the weekend we ate mexican food with michael’s mom and we picked out a rug for the baby’s room. i toyed around with a black and white nursery but i also liked the idea of crisp blue and white. we chose blue! i want it to be a summer camp kind of room like this room from serena and lily with a hodgepodge of objects, animals, and items.
and whew! boy is it getting warm in texas. good thing 7-11 is slowly expanding south because it’s not truly summer without a slurpee.
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2014. vintage for two. 

soft joie semillon tank. vintage paisley skirt. boardwalk sandals by madewell. son of a sailor necklace. cole haan sunglasses.

when i first began blogging, i owned a substantial number of vintage midi skirts. then i grew tired of most of them and they wound up back at the thrift store. lately i’m warming up to them again for the prints and— who am i kidding— the elastic waists. i bought this funky black-and-white skirt for $3 and it was the best $3 i’ve spent in awhile (especially because i drink less coffee). it reminds me of a skirt ace and jig would make.

over the weekend we ate mexican food with michael’s mom and we picked out a rug for the baby’s room. i toyed around with a black and white nursery but i also liked the idea of crisp blue and white. we chose blue! i want it to be a summer camp kind of room like this room from serena and lily with a hodgepodge of objects, animals, and items.

and whew! boy is it getting warm in texas. good thing 7-11 is slowly expanding south because it’s not truly summer without a slurpee.

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2014. mama on board. 
vermont jacket by paige. soft joie semillon tank. LOFT textured stripe skirt. holepunch skimmers by madewell. son of a sailor necklace.
i discovered a secret— maternity clothes are just big clothes. i bought two skirts from LOFT that have been in constant wardrobe rotation. they’re not maternity skirts; they’re good old fashioned paperbag waist skirts! i sized up and rewarded myself with lots of room for baby to grow.
i’ve probably worn this outfit five or six times. jean jacket morning and sleeveless afternoon kind of days haven’t been strangers this year. they remind me of real spring days back on the east coast. keep it cool, texas!
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2014. mama on board. 

vermont jacket by paige. soft joie semillon tank. LOFT textured stripe skirt. holepunch skimmers by madewell. son of a sailor necklace.

i discovered a secret— maternity clothes are just big clothes. i bought two skirts from LOFT that have been in constant wardrobe rotation. they’re not maternity skirts; they’re good old fashioned paperbag waist skirts! i sized up and rewarded myself with lots of room for baby to grow.

i’ve probably worn this outfit five or six times. jean jacket morning and sleeveless afternoon kind of days haven’t been strangers this year. they remind me of real spring days back on the east coast. keep it cool, texas!

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2013. pencilpoints. vince linen tee. wool double serge skirt by j.crew. MIA boots.flashback: two weeks. i originally wore a red plaid scarf with this outfit but i ended up getting rid of it as the day warmed up. i remember that i also felt tired and fussy; michael took the photo a couple days before i got sick. i think i like the top and skirt better with a scarf!on a high note, i’m feeling much better and finding my routine again both at work and at home. hope your week is off to a similar—happy and healthy—start.the look | similar tee | similar skirt | similar boots

2013. pencilpoints.

vince linen tee. wool double serge skirt by j.crew. MIA boots.

flashback: two weeks. i originally wore a red plaid scarf with this outfit but i ended up getting rid of it as the day warmed up. i remember that i also felt tired and fussy; michael took the photo a couple days before i got sick. i think i like the top and skirt better with a scarf!

on a high note, i’m feeling much better and finding my routine again both at work and at home. hope your week is off to a similar—happy and healthy—start.

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2013. a little different.
soft joie semillon tank. ella moss skirt. lizzie fortunato for stella & dot necklace. vintage clutch. anna luz sandals.
i usually wear shorts daily in the summer; this year i prefer skirts and dresses. i saw the skirt about a month ago at tj maxx and debated buying it. i wasn’t sure if i would like it. the next time i stopped at the store, it was marked down and i went for it. i’ve worn the outfit at least four times. so i do like it after all. :o)
the look | similar top | similar skirt | similar sandals

2013. a little different.

soft joie semillon tank. ella moss skirt. lizzie fortunato for stella & dot necklace. vintage clutch. anna luz sandals.

i usually wear shorts daily in the summer; this year i prefer skirts and dresses. i saw the skirt about a month ago at tj maxx and debated buying it. i wasn’t sure if i would like it. the next time i stopped at the store, it was marked down and i went for it. i’ve worn the outfit at least four times. so i do like it after all. :o)

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2013. third of july. soft joie semillon tank. boardwalk linen skirt by j.crew. boardwalk sandals by madewell.
happy belated fourth of july! i hope you had a great holiday with your family and friends. we had a barbecue and listened to fireworks pop throughout the night— that’s what happens in firework-friendly south texas.
i wore this outfit on wednesday. i tend to wear patriotic colors all year so i don’t mind being miss america once or twice a week although miss america probably wouldn’t choose a vampire weekend song for the talent competition.the look | similar top | skirt | sandals

2013. third of july.

soft joie semillon tank. boardwalk linen skirt by j.crew. boardwalk sandals by madewell.

happy belated fourth of july! i hope you had a great holiday with your family and friends. we had a barbecue and listened to fireworks pop throughout the night— that’s what happens in firework-friendly south texas.

i wore this outfit on wednesday. i tend to wear patriotic colors all year so i don’t mind being miss america once or twice a week although miss america probably wouldn’t choose a vampire weekend song for the talent competition.

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2013. happy camper. swing tee and boardwalk sandals by madewell. corey lynn calter skirt. pendleton canyonville tote.i’ll keep this outfit spiel short and sweet as i’m assembling my students’ yearbooks and preparing their grades. school is almost over in texas, and summer means happy days with sunshine and sophie.i’ve worn the skirt several times to school (and to HGS's pop-up shop); it's finally making a blog debut. it has embroidered dots and hidden pockets. i could wear it everyday but the other polka dots in my closet wouldn't appreciate it. hear you me, dots are trouble.the look | tee | similar skirt | sandals | similar bag

2013. happy camper.

swing tee and boardwalk sandals by madewell. corey lynn calter skirt. pendleton canyonville tote.

i’ll keep this outfit spiel short and sweet as i’m assembling my students’ yearbooks and preparing their grades. school is almost over in texas, and summer means happy days with sunshine and sophie.

i’ve worn the skirt several times to school (and to HGS's pop-up shop); it's finally making a blog debut. it has embroidered dots and hidden pockets. i could wear it everyday but the other polka dots in my closet wouldn't appreciate it. hear you me, dots are trouble.

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2013. may days. louben blouse. j.crew factory skirt. kaysa clogs by loeffler randall. apolis market tote.i wore this outfit last week in between two unusually cold and windy days. but i’m not complaining at all; may typically brings heat, heat, and more heat. the last few days have been especially pleasant with clear skies and a hint of summer.speaking of summer, early bird registration is open for texas style council’s summer school in august. be there or be square!the look | similar top | similar skirt | similar shoes | bag

2013. may days.

louben blouse. j.crew factory skirt. kaysa clogs by loeffler randall. apolis market tote.

i wore this outfit last week in between two unusually cold and windy days. but i’m not complaining at all; may typically brings heat, heat, and more heat. the last few days have been especially pleasant with clear skies and a hint of summer.

speaking of summer, early bird registration is open for texas style council’s summer school in august. be there or be square!

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2013. linens and things. blythe blouse by j.crew. corey lynn calter muslin skirt. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. apolis market bag.polka dots are like potato chips; i can’t have just one. this skirt has quickly become one of my favorite pieces to wear to school. it pairs well with blouses, sweaters, and tees.in college i never wore muslin skirts and dresses. they were too sheer and my younger, clueless self didn’t know much about slips and camisoles. now the older, wiser me thanks the heavens for them (and corey lynn calter for the polka dots).the look | similar top | similar skirt | shoes | bag

2013. linens and things.

blythe blouse by j.crew. corey lynn calter muslin skirt. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. apolis market bag.

polka dots are like potato chips; i can’t have just one. this skirt has quickly become one of my favorite pieces to wear to school. it pairs well with blouses, sweaters, and tees.

in college i never wore muslin skirts and dresses. they were too sheer and my younger, clueless self didn’t know much about slips and camisoles. now the older, wiser me thanks the heavens for them (and corey lynn calter for the polka dots).

the look | similar top | similar skirt | shoes | bag


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2013. perfect vision. joie rancher tee. LOFT skirt. boardwalk sandals by madewell. william rast sunglasses.if i could wear this outfit everyday, i would. the classic colors, fun sunnies, and sensible sandals go from work to errands to weekend dates.when i bought the skirt from ebay, i didn’t realize the slight darts in the front would create a “pouch” effect, making me feel self-conscious. it kind of looks like i have a kangaroo pocket, a food baby, or a real baby. the first time i wore the skirt, i paired it with an oversized sweater.but last week i tucked my blouse in. who sees a kangaroo pouch? not me in my shades.the look | similar top | similar skirt | sandals | similar glasses

2013. perfect vision.

joie rancher tee. LOFT skirt. boardwalk sandals by madewell. william rast sunglasses.

if i could wear this outfit everyday, i would. the classic colors, fun sunnies, and sensible sandals go from work to errands to weekend dates.

when i bought the skirt from ebay, i didn’t realize the slight darts in the front would create a “pouch” effect, making me feel self-conscious. it kind of looks like i have a kangaroo pocket, a food baby, or a real baby. the first time i wore the skirt, i paired it with an oversized sweater.

but last week i tucked my blouse in. who sees a kangaroo pouch? not me in my shades.

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2013. hometown favorite. joie rancher tee. dorrie skirt by j.crew. necklace c/o LOFT. gloria wedges by bed stu. apolis market bag.i wore this outfit earlier in the week before i came of (technology) age; i spilled riesling on my keyboard. my non-clumsy computer streak was bound to end. then our modem stopped working, and i took the events as a sign to relax. two harry potters, a school carnival, a class trip, and wishful catalog shopping later, i’m back online.i featured the bag a few weeks ago as one of my maybe birthday presents. of course it ended up at our door as an ode to the city where we met and began our grand, silly, and best adventure.i hope you have a great weekend! see you on monday.the look | similar tee | similar skirt | wedges | bag

2013. hometown favorite.

joie rancher tee. dorrie skirt by j.crew. necklace c/o LOFT. gloria wedges by bed stu. apolis market bag.

i wore this outfit earlier in the week before i came of (technology) age; i spilled riesling on my keyboard. my non-clumsy computer streak was bound to end. then our modem stopped working, and i took the events as a sign to relax. two harry potters, a school carnival, a class trip, and wishful catalog shopping later, i’m back online.

i featured the bag a few weeks ago as one of my maybe birthday presents. of course it ended up at our door as an ode to the city where we met and began our grand, silly, and best adventure.

i hope you have a great weekend! see you on monday.

the look | similar tee | similar skirt | wedges | bag


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2013. gingham style. silk gingham boyshirt c/o austin madewell. dalmation print skirt (found on ebay). pour la victoire wedges.
michael calls this shirt my picnic shirt for obvious reasons. he likes muted plaids and i like megaphone ones.
somehow i received birthday dates two nights in a row. we went out for sushi on tuesday and cheeseburgers on wednesday. if it wasn’t supposed to rain this weekend, i would aim for a picnic on saturday. but i’ll settle for extra cake.
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2013. gingham style.

silk gingham boyshirt c/o austin madewell. dalmation print skirt (found on ebay). pour la victoire wedges.

michael calls this shirt my picnic shirt for obvious reasons. he likes muted plaids and i like megaphone ones.

somehow i received birthday dates two nights in a row. we went out for sushi on tuesday and cheeseburgers on wednesday. if it wasn’t supposed to rain this weekend, i would aim for a picnic on saturday. but i’ll settle for extra cake.

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2013. with lemon. henley blouse c/o LOFT. corey lynn calter muslin skirt. wanted sandals. pendleton canyonville tote.in high school my friends and i frequented places like applebee’s for easy friday or saturday night dinners. a meal rang up at less than ten dollars, leaving extra money for a movie or a magazine at the bookstore.in college i discovered hole-in-the-wall, mom-and-pop, and star-of-the-show kind of restaurants. these places had thick tablecloths, candlelights, and wine glasses. these places had water with lemon!now you can get water with lemon almost anywhere. one of our favorite restaurants in town offers it with lime, orange, or grapefruit. in the back of my head, i remember that it’s just water, but i chuckle at how a very simple thing can appear quite posh.this outfit was monday’s ensemble… with lemon. :o)the look | blouse | similar skirt | similar sandals

2013. with lemon.

henley blouse c/o LOFT. corey lynn calter muslin skirt. wanted sandals. pendleton canyonville tote.

in high school my friends and i frequented places like applebee’s for easy friday or saturday night dinners. a meal rang up at less than ten dollars, leaving extra money for a movie or a magazine at the bookstore.

in college i discovered hole-in-the-wall, mom-and-pop, and star-of-the-show kind of restaurants. these places had thick tablecloths, candlelights, and wine glasses. these places had water with lemon!

now you can get water with lemon almost anywhere. one of our favorite restaurants in town offers it with lime, orange, or grapefruit. in the back of my head, i remember that it’s just water, but i chuckle at how a very simple thing can appear quite posh.

this outfit was monday’s ensemble… with lemon. :o)

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2013. easy does it. james perse tee. parisienne storyteller scarf by madewell. max studio skirt. gloria wedges by bed stu. rebecca minkoff cupid satchel.back in 2010, i owned two striped knit skirts (one in black, one in navy) but they somehow got misplaced when we moved into our house along with several pairs of pants. i probably took the bag to goodwill by mistake. however striped skirts are omnipresent, and i made a new friend in no time.i wore this outfit to the grocery store on sunday, and michael remarked that i was too dressed up. i replied, “but i might meet a cute guy and he might buy groceries for me.” and you know what? i did. but here’s the weird thing: we have the same address.the look | similar tee | scarf | similar skirt | similar wedges

2013. easy does it.

james perse tee. parisienne storyteller scarf by madewell. max studio skirt. gloria wedges by bed stu. rebecca minkoff cupid satchel.

back in 2010, i owned two striped knit skirts (one in black, one in navy) but they somehow got misplaced when we moved into our house along with several pairs of pants. i probably took the bag to goodwill by mistake. however striped skirts are omnipresent, and i made a new friend in no time.

i wore this outfit to the grocery store on sunday, and michael remarked that i was too dressed up. i replied, “but i might meet a cute guy and he might buy groceries for me.” and you know what? i did. but here’s the weird thing: we have the same address.

the look | similar tee | scarf | similar skirt | similar wedges


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2013. bookworm. express tricot sweater (thrifted). LOFT skirt (found on ebay). tory burch reva flats. pendleton canyonville tote.remember my navy polka dot skirt that ripped? i snagged a lookalike on ebay. awwww yeah!i always know my bangs are getting long when michael tells me, “you’ve got helmet hair.” it was a fitting observation for superbowl sunday. i wore the outfit to the grocery store for football food, and today i wore it to school.over the weekend i bought two new lipsticks (the coral shade is sienna by boots) and one book (the fault in our stars by john green). after super bowl sunday comes bookworm monday with a glamorous grin.the look | similar sweater | similar skirt | similar flats | bag

2013. bookworm.

express tricot sweater (thrifted). LOFT skirt (found on ebay). tory burch reva flats. pendleton canyonville tote.

remember my navy polka dot skirt that ripped? i snagged a lookalike on ebay. awwww yeah!

i always know my bangs are getting long when michael tells me, “you’ve got helmet hair.” it was a fitting observation for superbowl sunday. i wore the outfit to the grocery store for football food, and today i wore it to school.

over the weekend i bought two new lipsticks (the coral shade is sienna by boots) and one book (the fault in our stars by john green). after super bowl sunday comes bookworm monday with a glamorous grin.

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2013. spotify. betsy sweater by j.crew. dalmation print skirt (found on ebay). lotta from stockholm clogs. pendleton canyonville tote.can you tell i love my pendleton bag? it’s big enough for a house (a dollhouse) and an army (a fleet of clipboards and books). i’m so glad santa got it for me. he’s got a good eye, that santa. :o)i wore this outfit earlier in the week to school. we’re experiencing a warm spell which means skirts and sandals for everyone (well, at least for me). i love boots and jeans but i’ve enjoyed picking out different clothes. you can’t go wrong with lots of dots.hope you have a great weekend!
the look | similar sweater | similar skirt | shoes | bag

2013. spotify.

betsy sweater by j.crew. dalmation print skirt (found on ebay). lotta from stockholm clogs. pendleton canyonville tote.

can you tell i love my pendleton bag? it’s big enough for a house (a dollhouse) and an army (a fleet of clipboards and books). i’m so glad santa got it for me. he’s got a good eye, that santa. :o)

i wore this outfit earlier in the week to school. we’re experiencing a warm spell which means skirts and sandals for everyone (well, at least for me). i love boots and jeans but i’ve enjoyed picking out different clothes. you can’t go wrong with lots of dots.

hope you have a great weekend!

the look | similar sweater | similar skirt | shoes | bag


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