Thursday, June 24, 2010

Impractical Favorites!

I have seen so many lovely bloggers and fellow chictopians with beautiful clogs. I just couldn't help myself. I decided to get the blue ones because I have been wearing so much blue this summer so far. I think I am in love.

I really love the look of the Swedish Hasbeens and I saved up for a while to make this happen! Sadly now I want more clogs and my wallet simply isn't ready for another purchase like these. Hopefully I stumble upon a less expensive but just as cute version for the rest of summer/fall.

Photos by me!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Buried Treasure

A while back Rob and I decided to take some photos in his backyard. He basically lives in a giant field with a thick tree-line behind him. As we were strolling and looking for a good location we stumbled across an old organ that he had buried about a year ago. It didn't work anymore and for some reason he thought it would be a great idea to bury it in his backyard. When I saw it I thought it may make for an interesting photo.

This outfit is very simple. I feel like I have been living in these capris for the entire spring. I love to wear dresses all the time but for some activities it simply isn't practical (ie: riding mopeds, hiking, etc . . .). So I pulled this lovely blouse from the back of my closet and gave it some well deserved play. I got the oxfords from Robby as a present earlier this spring and thought they would compliment the blouse.

I must say I am terribly sorry for not keeping up with posting. I started my second internship of the summer at Ingham Hospital in Lansing which is between 1 & 1/2 -2 hours away from my house. So I packed a giant suitcase and moved in with Robby's brother for the next three weeks. Needless to say, I have been a little busy and this whole thing has taken some getting used to so I haven't been able to do as much with my blog as I have wanted to. But I feel a little bit more moved in and I have a bunch of great posts planned, so hopefully I will be able to get them up in a timely manor!

Photos by Robby

blouse: delias
capris: ny & co
oxfords: gift from Robby
purse: vintage

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Polka Dots

This is an old railroad bridge near my house that has been turned into a park. A week or two ago Robby and I went there to enjoy the sunshine and walk around a bit. I wish I had the time to do that now! I have been completing my first internship for school this summer at a pharmacy downtown Grand Rapids and then working on the weekends to have some money for gas and the like (shoes, dresses, purses . . .). Needless to say I have been exhausted. I am almost done with this internship, my last day is Friday, but I begin my next one right afterwards (Monday). I will be sooo ready for a break when this is all over with!

I got this dress about four years ago for a wedding. It has not had nearly enough play in my wardrobe. You can't see the greatest in the photographs, but it has tiny white polka dots on it.

Sorry about the short post, but I think I may be off to take a nap!!

Photos by Robby

dress: f21 (years ago)
shoes: candies

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Howard Christian Nature Center

I told Rob I wanted to see some old foundations, so he took me to the nature center by my house. I have been there a hundred times but not for a while. I had no idea there were old remains there! The day we went was so lovely. The weather was just warm enough and everything was so green there! We just stoled around for a while and enjoyed the sunshine. I am a bit sad the photos came out a bit dark, I suppose the canopy of trees blocked too much of the sun!

I just love these ruins. The way that nature is taking back what was originally his is so beautiful.

Recently I have been thinking so much about platform sandals! The pair I am wearing here I got last summer but only wore once. I am not completely sure why, but I guess I just didn't have the right clothes to wear with them or somehow didn't know where to wear them. I am happy that they are getting some play this summer and still seem right on trend. I am loving sandals so much that I just ordered a pair from Loft. They should be arriving here very shortly. Plus they are a wedge which in my opinion makes them that much better. Now all I need is more warm weather! It seems like everyday I get out of work the past two weeks it has been raining.

Photos by Robby

dress: kimchi & blue
shoes: dibagirl
picnic basket: thrifted
necklace: icing

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thrifting Finds

Here are some of the lovely finds I've stumbled upon recently. The picnic basket I got at an estate sale, the hat at a local thrift store and the wicker purse at the Burley Park flea market back on Memorial day.

I still have a mental list of things I would love to find this summer, including a carpet bag, straw bag and a few more dresses. Happy thrifting!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

William's Farm

Driving around the countryside never fails to present beautiful old barns! I have recently been thinking about what type of house I would love to live in one day. I think I want it to be an old farmhouse! Of course I want a barn. Wouldn't it be nice to turn the barn into a place to hang out and host parties in the summer? Christmas lights and cute tables could go a long way. Now all I have to do is find the perfect old farmhouse with a barn on a plot of land and then live happily ever after! Oh if only it was that simple!

These photos were taken at an old abandoned barn Robby and I found while we were driving around randomly one day.

Photos by Robby

cardigan: ny & co
shorts: f21
flats: uo

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Whites Bridge

Robby suprised me by taking me to this beautiful bridge a few weeks ago. Whites bridge is the oldest covered bridge still in use in Michigan. It spans the Flat river in Montcalm county. It was built between 1870 and 1871 and aside from occasional repairs it is in the same condition as when it was built.

The bridge was absolutely lovely with the greenest trees and the clearest water rushing by. I really wanted to go across it, but the bridge is temporarily closed. Sadly someone crashed into the side. You can see the hole in the side behind me. Perhaps I will get the chance to return and actually make it across!

I also love floral prints and I simply cannot get enough. Robby even commented on how I have so many dresses with flowers on them! I guess I should try and break my addiction. . . Gosh I am so far behind in pictures! I keep adding outfit posts with tights and sweaters! Believe me, it is too hot for that now in Michigan. But I have recently started my first rotation at St. Mary's and I have precious little time for fun getaways and photo shoots.

Hopefully I will have some time to do more recent posts soon.

photos by Robby

dress: f21
sweater: ny & co
boots: apt 9