down by the river.

dress from target | madewell shoes | forever 21 hat | thrifted bangles | ray ban clubmaster

wow this is the first outfit post that has gone up in a really long time. i’m gonna have to do something about that! i’ve decided i’m going to try to be less lazy about it. that will require me to wear something other than overalls (it’s gotten a bit out of hand), bust out my tripod, and/or annoy my friends by asking them to snap the photos (thanks for taking these rachel and amy). anyway, i found this dress while digging through the clearance section at target one summer afternoon. but given the fact that it’s generally cold in sf during the summer i couldn’t really wear it until recently.  i decided it would be the perfect dress for ryan and eddie’s wedding (congrats, boys!). they had the coolest wedding at the russian river. a bunch of us stayed a few days and made a vacation out of it. we all really needed it. ah, i can’t wait to go back.


DIY: yellow desk.

hello yellow…


 after… cost plus world market owl measuring cups | anthropologie vase | retro replica chair  | target lamp | random mason jars | ikea plant pots | target pillow

well here’s my first diy! it was just a matter of sanding, priming, and painting. but it still took a bit to get the photos posted because well, i’m a lagger. anyway, the project was pretty simple and actually kinda therapeutic. sometimes when i feel stressed i find that painting or redecorating (or shopping… eek. yep, already failed my shopping hiatus) helps. one thing i would suggest is getting decent brushes- something i went cheap on. it’s such a pain when the bristles get stuck in the paint and then need to be removed which leads to repainting. i won’t make that cheapie decision again. better brushes next time!


flower power.

dress: f21 (last seen here)  shoes: target (last summer)  sweater: gap  bangles: thrifted  pin: vintage  bag: gyrson for target (really old)  watch: michael kors (gifted)  sunnies: anthro

the only things that made this outfit look less pajama-like were the flower pin and wedges. i was super cozy all day long and that’s just the way i like it!  the best part about this outfit, aside from the cozy factor, is that all together it was around forty dollars, shoes and bag included. gotta love that!

dolores weather.

lucky brand  blazer: f21  tank: target  clutch: f21  sunnies: ray ban  bangles: thrifted  watch: dkny

the weekend is finally here and i’m so ready for it! the crazy winds have finally subsided and the weather is so warm and sunny. this lovely weather calls for a picnic in dolores park for sure! any fun plans this weekend? if you’re in sf, let’s go to the park!

simple things.

honestly yesterday was a poopy day. actually, it’s kinda been a poopy week (i won’t go into all the gory details). suffice to say, it’s been one of those weeks.  i really needed to wind down and take this roller coaster ride called life a little less seriously. so brian and i walked out to the parking lot and messed around with the camera for a bit. we were laughing and of course, he was making fun of me for being the big dork that i am. i felt so much better after that. sometimes i need to slow down and take stock in the simple things, and be thankful for all the great things in my life: my husband, family, friends, and my furry babies, all of whom i love dearly. ❤

skirt: f21 (similar hereONLY 5 bucks!!! p.s. it has pockets too!) t shirt: american apparel  leggings: h&m  scarf: target  boots: franco sarto  sunglasses: ray ban

now to revel in acting a fool. laughter makes everything better. it’s as simple as that. toddles!

inspired by the 90’s.

booties: lucky brand jeans/shirt: zara tank: mossimo/target sunnies: ray ban earrings/bracelet: gifted

okay, so anne’s not wearing doc martin’s and a baby doll dress. however, this outfit still reminds me of the nineties, which she and i are tremendously obsessed with: the music, the style, and when the real world was still cool. oh, how she and i have had many a conversation about what a huge mistake it was that we got rid of our docs! we both had them for many years and wore them daily. Sure, they were beyond beat, but gosh darn it we should still be rockin’ those bad boys! we started toying with the idea of buying some new ones. hmmm… still pondering.

although anne’s not wearing the quintessential nineties statement: doc martins, there’s still something about the red flannel, rolled stone-washed denim, and black-buckled ankle boots that just screams the nineties! speaking of those ankle boots, we absolutely, positively love them. jennie, of going west, one of our favorite bloggers, was wearing them in many posts and she looked amazing, as she always does. we took from inspiration and made it a reality by buying these awesome boots. if you love them as much as we do, get them on sale here, here or here!!!

needless to say, we still love and draw inspiration from the nineties. don’t you?

until next time, “i say hey, what’s going on?”