Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Jacket: Anthropologie, Sunglasses: UO, Necklace: SUUBI, Sweater: AE, Dress: Francesca's Collections, Tights: Target, Boots: UrbanOg
The other night at dance, some of the girls were having a little gossip session in the dressing room. Someone brought up a girl that used to be in their class...I am new so I have no clue who they are talking about. These girls are so sweet, but apparently this "ex-dancer" was just too much for them. After just a few moments Z said "we really shouldn't talk about her..this is not nice". A few more random comments were said and then everyone was quiet and agreed that we all needed to be nice.
Way to go, little Z, way to go!
Her simple words really changed the conversation and possibly even people's thoughts. I know I will certainly be more careful with my words from now on.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Glasses: Cassette, Necklace: UO, Top: H&M, Pants: Aerie, Shoes: Blowfish
Today was so windy. It was not a fun day to take pictures, or be outside, or be outside without a coat. I did all three. Yikes. At least I have chicken chili simmering on the stove and the most beautiful pink yarn that knits so smoothly and this little blog with a new background. Those things make up for my bitterness towards the weather.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Scarf: Knit by my sister, Top: Target, Belt: AE, Skirt: H&M, Tights:Aerie, Shoes: Blowfish
Jamie and I tried out the cutest coffee shop in Milwaukee. It's about time we got some perfect steam and coffee roasted in store. Birdie's in Milwaukee is my new favorite coffee shop. I had a white mocha with pomegranate. Yep! Want to find me? I'll be there.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Hat: Francesca's Collections, Vest: Vintage, Top: Anthropologie, Necklace: Eddie Bauer, Brooch: Vintage, Jeans: F21, Flats: Thrifted
A big Happy Birthday to my dad! Here's to another great year!
We celebrated with a delicious roasted chicken, rainbow carrots and potatoes. Then we all went out for ice cream. yum!
He was so surprised to get a gift card for a new bike!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Feathers & Necklace: Francesca's Collections, Sweater: Alloy, Belt: Aerie, Dress: F21, Tights: Target, Boots: Urbanog
Sometimes taking one step is the hardest thing we could ever do. No matter what we are walking towards or away. Sometimes there is hesitation in our minds, and it feels like our feet are glued to where they are or maybe other times in reckless abandon, we run as far as we went towards a goal or away from where we were.
As I was walking today, I realized I generally think about where I am going, to work, to dance, to coffee, but I don't often think of where I just was, at home with a cozy blanket and book, in my car, locking the store and turning off the lights. I forget about those moments, only thinking of what's next.
I can't change my view of life, or force myself to relish the past. But today, I am noticing how I perceive things. Take some time today just to notice. Do you walk towards new, or away from old?
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Dress & Shoes: Francesca's Collections, Bracelet & Necklace: Aerie, Tights: Target
Last Friday night (not as crazy as Katy's), I went to the ballet! Yep, I was drooling. Not in a bored, sleepy manner, more so like how can I ever look like them, dance like them, be them (creepy)?? Can't I at least be friends with them? Don't worry, I didn't stalk any of them, I couldn't because I had to get back on the school bus that drove us there. But I did see one of the dancers outside and then I tripped...smooth. On the upside, my dance class today was AMAZING. We had a stretch and strengthening class in place of jazz and that was A-O.K. with me.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Glasses: UO, Cardigan and Belt: AE, Skirt, F21, Tights: Target, Shoes: Thrifted, Necklace: Francesca's, Flower: Knit by my sister
Just a little something I am thinking about today.
"Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter." - Francis Chan
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Dress & Tights: Francesca's Collections, Top: AE, Belt: F21, Shoes: Target
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Well, Jamie and I woke up yesterday with everything ready for a short road trip to Chicago. Only one thing stood in our way, my sinuses...wah, wah. I was feeling very sick so we had a quick change of plans and decided to build this:
We created the coziest blanket fort complete with our couch, mattress and every pillow in our house.
It took us three tries, the third-time really was a charm! We watched movies, played board games, munched on some arabic take-out and soup!
We made a quick stop to pick up some French Macaron's and we had some lunch.
It was such a lovely day!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I love you Jamie!
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Hope your Valentine's Day is filled with love!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Hat: Francesca's Collections, Sweater: Alloy, Top: Francesca's Collections, Pants: Target, Shoes: Thrifted, Belt: Aerie
We had to wear for a contest at work, so I figured, why not? Red it is! The challenge was called "are you RED-DY for Valentine's Day?" I'd say I'm "RED-DY!" Well, now that the cheese is over... I have to say this outfit was not as horrible as I thought it might be! I actually like the red on red.
We made Love Bug Cupcakes today with pretty pink frosting. Aren't they cute? You're hungry now aren't you? Me too.