Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

she wears many hats

My darling friend Allegra came over the other day with an old suitcase filled with funny vintage pieces, the kind that can really only be worn in equally funny photographs, and we had ourselves a day of silly, girly dress-up fun. We took a zillion photos (some of which I will share soon) and these two videos. It was a Sunday to remember and made me feel like a fourteen year old in the best possible way. Cheers to my partner in crime with those big ol' doe eyes!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

dreamy skirt situations

Dream Skirt #03

As much as I love my dresses I've been on a separates kick lately, especially high waisted full skirts paired with prim little blouses. Um, the usual. I just went through a giant wardrobe purge and many of my old skirts were sold off and donated because I was craving some newness. Above and below are my current skirt obsessions in dream outfit form.

Dream Skirt #04

Wearing sunglasses from Anthropologie, vintage blouse, MSGM skirt, and Madewell sandals.

Dream Skirt #02

Dream Skirt #01

Inspiring skirt outfits via Street Peeper and Tales of Endearment.

Dream Skirt #05

I just bought this beautiful Suno skirt on sale after lusting over it for ages.

Dream Skirts!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

summer florals & a manicure

I've been spending my summer in 1960's floral shift dresses, enjoying the bare legs that seemed like such a rarity back in foggy San Francisco and loving my new short locks. I acquired a lot of new freckles on a recent beach day spent with Liz and Emily and I'm feeling slightly guilty about being just a tiny bit tan (for me, that is). I've learned to embrace the occasional and incredibly indulgent "mani pedi" afternoon, and I will never tire of seeing the bewildered looks I receive when I request alternating nail polish colors or polka dots or something else silly (or at least silly by Philadelphia standards). I'm looking forward to going home for a visit at the end of this month and I can't wait to visit my old haunts and hug a lot of folks that I've been desperately missing (you know who you are) and sing karaoke every night. Summer, it's been pretty wonderful so far and I'm looking forward to the second half!