Thursday, October 31, 2013

Awkward/Awesome - vol 91

Happy Halloween! 
The Halloween post is tomorrow. Today is awkward/awesome time!

Awkward: I fell down the stairs at a client's house.
Awkward x 2: I couldn't catch myself because I was holding my lighting equipment.

Awkward: A week later, while taking high school senior portrait pictures, I was hopping from rock-to-rock in a creek and fell.
Awesome: I did NOT fall into the creek (holding my camera).
Awkward: I DID fall onto a rock and ripped my jeans.

Awesome: Netflix has these neat little bundled playlists of related TED Talks.
Awesome x 2: I just watched the 'Life Hack' themed TED talks and it was super cool so when the 'You might also like this TED talk list' suggestion popped up, I automatically clicked it and then realized it was a TED Talk playlist on 'Sex, Love and Relationships.' 
Awkward: I am using Boyfriend-Fellow's mom's Netflix account so everything I watch (or start to watch) goes into the shared 'recent history'

Awesome: Usually, for simplicity's sake, Boyfriend-Fellow's mom refers to me as her daughter-in-law. So at a social event I was the photographer for the other night, someone asked how I had gotten connected with the group and I said, "My mother-in-law is [Boyfriend-Fellow's mom's name here]"
Awkward: Turns out I was talking to her second cousin who then was so freaked out that Boyfriend-Fellow had apparently gotten married without her knowing, etc and I had to explain the whole thing sounding like a ring-grubbing liar.

Awesome: I finished Book 4 of Game of Thrones 10 days ago
Awkward: That was 8 days before Book 5 came out in paperback
Awesome: I downloaded a free iPad Kindle app and then got a free-first-book download of Book 4
Awkward: It was only after I got to the end of it that I realized it wasn't a free first book download, it was an excerpt from the book and it jumped around so I just spoiled a ton of the plot for myself.

Awesome: Getting a repeat client family and having the sweet little girl remember me.
Awkward: She remembered me because I had brought her stickers before...
Awkward x 2: I hadn't brought any this time.

Awkward & Awesome: Our mailman has been arriving increasingly later and later. As of this week, he has been dropping off mail at 6pm. Great for if I'm late getting a letter ready to post but awful if I'm waiting for a package.

Awkward: Eating more candy than I've handed out.

Tell me YOUR awkward and awesome moments!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall Fashion Week 2013 - Day 7 - Finale

Wah wahhhh... Fall Fashion Week 2013 ends today.

A HUUUGE thank you again to our fabulous host [Deanna]! We wouldn't have had fashion week without her and she has got such an inspiring, fabulous style!

Yesterday was full of inspiration for me - from [Jessica's] whole series of outfits, [Carolynn's] dress refashion to [Samantha's] flannel... I love it! And [Melinda] is just a doll.

I went with my signature wear-something-inappropriate-for-the-season style for my last day...
dress - gift from Boyfriend-Fellow's grandma
shoes - payless
jacket - bunny's in santa cruz, ca

Crazzyyy eyes time :)

Thank you for all of the kind words over the past week. Fashion week is so great for just re-reminding me how many awesome and supportive people there are out there. In a world of ridiculous YouTube comments and people tearing each other down on Twitter, seeing a supportive community online is just refreshing.

If you haven't already, go check out everyone else's finale outfits [here]!

Until next time....

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Fashion Week 2013 - Day 6 - Pockets and Stripes

Wow! This week has flown by! And so have I... I went to California (for the fourth week-long trip in 2 months) and just got home late last night.  I'm excited to NOT be getting on a plane in the next 7 days.

And on to yesterday's recap:
[Rachel's] outfit just blew my mind. So amazing. [Judy's] cowl + layered skirt + simple white shirt was a model in balancing fun colors and textures with neutral ones. And [Carolynn] has mastered the pop of color, plus her photos are so artsy!

As for what I wore today...

dress - j.crew (or banana republic? I can never remember... It was on sale at a fancy store).
spaghetti straps - f21 probably
shoes - payless

This is a work dress for me usually.... I need a dress with pockets for my spare batteries, cards and lens caps. I splurged a bit on this dress though it was on sale and it was super, super worth it. The fabric is really nice and hangs well and is thick. I'll be able to wear this through the winter for sure.

Now come to [Deanna's] to check out the other ladies with me!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall Fashion Week - Day 5 - Dress like a dancer that nobody's watching

...Isn't that how the saying goes? ;)

You guys are just so cool... Did you see [Melinda's] tights? And [Deanna's] UNICORN HEAD? Speaking of accessories are, [Charlotte's] smile makes her outfit even better. On a more holistic level, did you SEE [Joanna's] greek goddess thing going on? Swoon.

dress - h&m
leg warmers - american outfitters?
hat - ?
I don't know about you guys but I've always been drawn to dancers styles - you know, what they wear when they're warming up and totally in their zone. The leg warmers, ballet flats, tights, big loose sweaters.... I love it all. I may not be a fancy dancer but I can channel a little bit of that admiration into my outfit, right?

I'm off to get inspired by the other ladies linking up at [Deanna's] and like Deanna, I'm linking up with What I Wore Wednesday on The Pleated Poppy (button below).  You should come too!

pleated poppy

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall Fashion Week 2013 - Day 4 - Urban fairy

Somewhere yesterday, we crossed into the official 2nd half of fashion week. Dun dun dunnnnn... Booooo!
But at least some good came out of the day ... [Deanna's] perfect blend of comfort and stye, [Charlotte's] AMAZING vest, [Sarah's] professional color-blocking and I'm SUPER jealous of [Samantha's] chambray top. I'm loving it!

jeans - marshalls
cardi - bunny's in santa cruz, ca
shoes - payless (spray-painted with glitter by moi)

Gotta love adding in a gold headband to a regular outfit... It makes me feel like a fairy no matter what I'm wearing.

Now go share the love and get inspired from the other ladies [here]

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Fashion Week 2013 - Day 3 - Trail Blazer

Only two days of outfit posts so far and I'm already inspired! Did you see [Judy's] pretty purple ruffles? Or [Sarah's] brilliant recreation? I loved the pockets and boots in [Modest Momma's] outfit! [Katie] has the work-appropriate fashion style down pat and [Charlotte] has the perfect long cardi!

Here's my day 3....

shorts - f21
scarf - ???
boots - DSW
blazer - bunny's in santa cruz, ca 

(if I had an official 'theme' it's that every sweater, cardigan, 
jacket and blazer I ever post on here is from bunny's)

So these shorts have sadly died. The zipper up the front broke (before I took this picture, believe it or not). I'm probably the only one buying shorts on the east coast in Fall but I wanna wear tights under 'em all winter!

I LOVE the fitted waist and the ruffled sleeves on my blazer :) I can wear it with shorts to dress it up or with a nice dress to compliment my fancy.
Now I'm off to [Deanna's] to check out what everyone else is donning!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fall Fashion Week - Day 2 - Fall, Schmall. I wear what I want.

Ah! You guys! I LOVE Fashion week! Everyone has such a different style and I love them all! And just as inspiring as the outfits are the kind words that everyone is sharing so freely.

Without further ado... Onto day 2 (my rhyme for the day)

I call this my yes-it's-a-spring-dress-but-i'll-make-it-fall-ish-by-wearing-a-jacket-and-boots.

dress - kohls (i think). straps sewn on by me
boots - hand me downs from lil' sis (same as yesterday)
jacket - bunny's in santa cruz, ca

Wow.. I just realized that's almost word-for-word of yesterday's outfit description)

Obligatory hand-in-the-hair-shot cuz I don't leave you hangin'

Thank you guys for all the sweet comments yesterday! I loved getting inspiration from everyone else and can't wait for it to be cooler here for fall!

Now I'm just dying to see what everyone else is wearing so I'm heading over to [Deanna's blog]. You should come too!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fall Fashion Week 2013 - Day 1 - The Launch

That's right! It's officially FALL FASHION WEEK 2013!!! Wooo!

First off, thanks to Deanna for hosting this amazingness and secondly, JOIN IN! It's so fun and you wont regret it... You basically feel great cuz you actually took time to get dressed up and then you feel great x 2 because all the other participants are so nice!

Today's post is brought to you by the letters SelfTimer and Privacy

dress - thrifted (straps sewn on by yours truly)
boots - hand me downs from my 13 year old sister (yes. you read that right)
sweater - bunny's in santa cruz, ca

this was me realizing that the camera somehow only 
focused on me (and thus, took a picture) when my arms were raised

Now head on over to Deanna's and check out the other awesome ladies (and maybe gentlemen?)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fashion Week is Coming!!!!

delirious rhapsody

Ahh! You guys!!! I may have been AWFUL about blogging recently but I will never miss a fashion week and the Fall 2013 fashion week is coming our way!!!

It's once again hosted by the amazing Deanna from Delirious Rhapsody. More info about Fashion Week is [here].

Who's in!?

Past fashion weeks...