July 23, 2013

stripes to the MAX!

last week i took a few days off of work to just hang out. i normally like to use my time off for a real vacation or sickness, but every now and then i'll take a day or two and just hang out with friends.  it's nice to have a day at home/go out to lunch/do something in the evening where i don't feel rushed after work.  on thursday night i went out with my friends to malo to watch some stand-up comedy, eat some tacos and have a drink or two.  it's been super hot lately, so i wanted to wear something that would be light, comfortable, and cute.  this striped maxi that i picked up from the last rachel pally sale was just the thing to wear.  

rachel pally maxi dress (similar), vintage belt (similar), shoe mint sandals (similar), ray-ban sunglasses (old), j.w. hulme bag (similar), gap denim jacket

the comedy show was hilarious, the tacos delish (get the squash blossom tacos!), and the dress was the perfect thing to wear for a warm summer night.  i can't say i love an outfit more than one that feels like pajamas!  this would also make a great traveling dress!

p.s. thanks to anjelica for taking my photos!

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July 19, 2013


somewhat belated, but i spent 4th of july camping.  the campground was in the los padres national forest, which was about 20 mins outside of ojai.  normally i camp around some kind of body of water (ocean, lake, river...) but this campground wasn't near any water.  actually there is a reservoir near by, but we didn't find out until the end of the day before we were leaving.  oops!  anyway, camping fashion, its like... just dirty.  dirty hair, dirty shoes, dirt covered everything.  so naturally we just decided to have a photoshoot, cause why not?  its not like my hair is dirty or anything...

ray-ban aviators, lululemon bra (similar), vintage overalls (similar)

actually, it was a pretty fun camping trip - minus the lack of running water and the things that were supposed to be a bathroom (GROSS).  next time i need a beach within walking distance!

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June 25, 2013

blending in (camo pants)

blogging:  hard when i'm not inspired. and also when i feel bored with my closet. but then i did some shopping (also have A LOT of stuff to get rid of) and feel a bit more like blogging.  i found out about a rag&bone/jean sale in LA.  it was like... amazing.  and so now i have some new stuff to blog about!  i picked up these camo pants which i'd had my eye on for awhile (really just waiting for them to go on sale & hoping my size would still be available).  i guess i got lucky, because i found them at the sale!  i love the pixelated camouflage print - something different from the rest of the camo print out right now.  in other news - i've jumped on the denim vest train.  and i'm obsessed with my dolce vita shoes.

i'm going to try to blog more... but i can't make any promises.  i mean, i'm really busy gardening and going to disneyland, so you know...

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May 9, 2013

garden update 4 (two weeks)

a long-overdue garden update:

cilantro, two weeks ago.

cliantro, 1 week ago.

kale, two weeks ago.

kale, 1 week ago.

carmello tomato, 2 weeks ago.

carmello tomato, 1 week ago.

lots of sungold cherry tomatos.

more of the sungold cherry tomatoes.

the first ripe tomato!

and then i ate it.  it was delish. 

big boy tomato, 2 weeks ago.

big boy tomato, 1 week ago.

tomatoes, 2 weeks ago.

tomatoes, 1 week ago.
i'm about to have lots of tomatoes and cilantro, guess i'm making salsa this summer!

April 24, 2013


the weather we've been having in LA is ridiculously undecided.  is it summer?  is it spring?  is it winter?  who knows.  it's 80 degrees one day and 65 the next.  maybe it will sprinkle.  its just that time of year when the weather just can't make up its mind, which makes getting dressed a bit more complicated.  i have to ask myself - will it be cold today?  will the AC in my office be turned up way to high because its slightly warm outside?  will the wind pick up and make it feel cooler than it actually is?  so much thought goes into getting dressed (never mind the whole "am i sitting at a desk or working on a shoot today"), its pretty much a guessing game when it comes to weather appropriate outfits.

luckily the weather decided to stay on the cool side - just warm enough that i could walk around without my trench but not so warm that i wished i'd worn a tank.  i also feel a little bit parisian in this outfit.  i don't know why, i was in paris almost 6 years ago so i really don't know what all the girls are wearing.  but my scarf is from paris and my tee is st. james.  so, you know.  i decided to pull out my neon pink cambridge satchel to add some color to an otherwise gloomy morning!

and i totally realize that this is almost the exact same outfit i just posted (minus the minnie ears), but whatever.  i like this outfit and in real life (vs. blogger life) people wear the same thing multiple times!

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April 23, 2013

garden update 3

yesterday was earth day, and what better than to post than a garden update?  i took these photos a week ago, but totally got too lazy forgot to post them!  guess that happens when you are working out every. freaking. day. at 7 am.  

i swear everything is growing so fast, i'm kinda amazed every time i go to the garden!  or i'm just amazed that i haven't actually killed any of my plants yet.   



curly kale

carmello, sungold, big boy tomato varieties 

little sungold cherry tomatoes

more sungold tomatoes growing
i can't wait till those little tomatoes are ripe!  nothing is better than a homegrown tomato right off the vine. i'm hoping to have enough tomatoes to can them for the next winter!

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