Friday, April 4, 2014

A Lovely Land

I am so very fortunately to reside in this lovely little city, full of adorable cottages and such from the 1930s. Among these quaint residences are also some of the finest Victorians I have laid eyes upon. These pictures are from last Autumn when the whole region was illuminated by the glory of turning leaves. Here is just a glimpse of the best of the best of my neighbor hood:

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Today in California

It is cool and rainy (or at least overcast) and it is lovely! I get to wear pants and this cute little '60s-esque jacket that I too often forget. Today's weather also is allowing me to further appreciate the haircut I just gave myself. 
As with most of my haircuts, it started off as a trim. And then I decided to keep going, attempting to understand the techniques used by professionals to thin-out and shape my coarse locks. I also was constantly checking and re-checking my stash of hair-inspiration on Pinterest to reassure myself that shorter is better. I know that there is a lot left to be desired when it comes to my hair; the color is off and so poorly dyed (about 25% looks more grey than blonde because I have zero understanding of how bleach works,) and it really is just too thick to ever look exactly the way I want it to. But it's acceptable, by my standards, and I guess that's all the matters. 
I must admit, I was nice to wake up and NOT look like Gohan. 

Yay for ignorant hair dying/cutting and cool faux-mineral earrings (christmas gift from Emily)

Favorite non-heirloom ring  from Ann Taylor (I think)

 The jacket is from Old Navy, but I got it from Goodwill for 8 dollars about a year ago. I almost never wear it, but I think now that I don't have red hair I will be using it more often.

Pants... I love these. They are comfy and such a cute pattern. Plus I got them for like 6 or 7 bucks! (JC Penny)

Also, I find it hilarious that I actually thought I would blog over spring break.... My mom was in town the whole time and we went and saw so many places I didn't even have time to study for geology or german, let along compile pictures and thoughts for a post.

I hope you all are having a lovely final weekend of March! 


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hello Strangers,

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve interacted with this sector of my cyber-life. I have dearly missed my days of (shared) blogging here. 

Since there has been a great chunk of time between the last time I or Emily have been around I suppose there is some catching up to do. Please friends,old and new, feel free to contact us with any news from this world. Or don’t. (But I hope you do, for the record.)

A brief summary:

Since last time I was on here I moved across the States to sunny California. For the first several months I was in SoCal and hella (a very Californian term for “very”) unhappy so I migrated north and now live about an hour away from San Francisco.
I cannot express how happy I am about this.
Now, I must admit I am no-longer part of the “true” vintage community. All I mean by that is that I no longer dress in my former full-on 1930s-40s garb, but rather I have a much more modern approach to my personal style. I still love my wardrobe from that part of my life and cherish what I gained from the experiences associated with it, but at some point it stopped feeling fun and started being a source of insecurity. I no longer felt like my aesthetic matched my personality. So, I have branched out a whooole lot. I still wear vintage styled clothes sometimes, but less intensely, but I stopped curling my hair last summer and have progressively gotten less and less ... vinatge-y?

That being said, I have also relieved my self of the burden of long, henna-dyed hair. That’s right, October 2013 I chopped off mid-back length hair and got a pixie cut. (I was watching A LOT of “Once Upon A Time” at this point... you can see where I might have gotten some more inspiration and finally the nerve to go for it.) I honestly am super-duper happy I did this and I’ll talk more about my hair changes in a later post, but I just wanted to update y’all since I look pretty different.

Anywho, So basically I recently decided I want to start documenting my fashion/hair styles once again because I always had fun with that part of it. Next week I have my spring break, so I’m hoping that’ll be a great chance to gather some images and such to queue up some posts!

I’m so happy to be back at this, but I’m not sure how thoroughly I’ll be able to maintain it till summer break... We’ll see.

Have a lovely Tuesday, folks!