Friday, December 9, 2011

Millenium Park in Warmer Days

Another vintage find in another tiny town with this skirt. If you look at this summers pictures (some of which I have yet to post) you can see that the trend seen throughout my entire wardrobe is long skirts. I suppose it is partially because it was a bit on trend, and also because I feel like I am hitting that point in life where it doesn't seem appropriate to go out in micro skirts unless I have at least two pairs of tights on ;)

These pictures were taken at a park by our old house. You may have seen other sets taken here as well.

Photos by Rob

Tank: Target
Skirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Very old, I am not sure sorry!
Necklace: F21
Bag: Thrifted

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blue Skies for Miles

Looking at these photos now makes me miss the warm summer evenings with lingering light. It seems like by the time I get home now it is dark which leaves little time for taking pictures or even enjoying being outside at all.

One thing I think I am most excited to do as soon as I have a bit more spare time is to go thrifting. There are so many things on my checklist that never seem to get checked off.

Photos by Ashley (my lovely sister)

Tank: Target
Skirt: Thrifted
Belt: UO
Necklace: F21
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Purse: Thrifted

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fennville, Part III

One last shot of Fennville before I move on. With snow on the horizon here in Michigan I need to get a lot more up here quickly.

Photo by Rob

Blouse: UO
Shorts: NY&Co
Tights: Target
Hat: Thrifted
Flats: JCP

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fennville, Part II

So here's the next batch of photos from Fennville. On our first full day there we (along with Rob's brother Bruce) decided to check out the New Richmond Bridge on the Kalamazoo River.

We pretty much used it as an excuse to explore & take a bunch of photos.

This dress, unlike the last dress did get a lot of play this summer. It was perfectly light-weight and comfortable for those hot summer days. A lovely Easter present from my parents.

Photos by Rob, Bruce, & I

Dress: Gift
Flats: UO
Belt: UO
Sunnies: Target

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fennville, Better Late Then Never

So, these pictures were taken this past summer. I know, I know, it's already November. Gosh, time has been slipping away from me. I am half-way through my internships and I feel like I only blinked. Anyway, this is the first batch of photos from our trip with Rob's family.

The lovely house behind me is the one we stayed in for the three days we were there. There was a swimming pool and hot tub! And the kitchen was huge and amazing. The owners are from Chicago and rent it out all year round. They converted over half the house to bedrooms. We stayed in the basement, which had a bedroom and a giant game-room with a bar & a pool table.

There are more photos from the trip, so hopefully those will be up SOON.

This dress did not get enough play last summer. I got it towards the end of summer and simply ran out of nice days to wear it. Oh well, there is always next year ;)

Photos by Rob

Dress: ShopRuche
Flats: UO
Glasses: Mui Mui

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sometimes All You Need is a Little Family Lovin

With my internships taking up the majority of my time it is nice to slow down and enjoy family. Its hard to beat spending time with the people you love and listening to some great music too.

My beautiful sister!

Best. cousin. ever.

It is also extremely nice to see my brother, with him at school in the UP I feel like I only see him a couple times a year. In fact I don't think I will see him again until Christmas. I suppose that gives me something wonderful to look forward to!

Photos by me!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Secret Lake

You know how you have those spots that remain unnamed even though you frequent them throughout the years. This place is simply referred to as 'the secret lake'. Now, I am not entirely sure how secret it is, it sits on state land and there is a dirt road leading to it with a clearing at the end, but for all the times we have been there, we have never seen anyone else. I suppose that it only gives the illusion of being secret, but I rather like it that way.

I found this vintage purse at an antique mall. It was too reasonable and beautiful to pass up.

These pictures were taken the last time we headed out to the secret lake. We had just left an awards banquet and had the afternoon to relax. This is where we chose to do so.

I have to say I really love this dress. I think I wore it more than any other dress I own last year. It was a good length and I love that it is sheer on the top. I also love the effect of the flowers fading.

Photos by Rob

Dress: Kimchi Blue
Cardigan: NY & Co
Shoes: Kimchi Blue
Tights: Target
Scarf: Big Lots (in Indiana)
Purse: Vintage

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A bit quiet, peaceful

After a long week sometime all I want is some quiet. I certainly got it here. This cemetery is actually a very large one near our old house downtown Grand Rapids. We chose the Catholic side (it is actually on both sides of the road) because it seemed a bit spookier and older.

It seems that no matter how excited I get about season changes, even after looking at tons of pictures for inspiration, I can't seem to figure out how to dress. This is an example of a transition outfit I wore a few months ago this spring. I know, I am so far behind in posting! I like how it came together. The weather still required tights in my opinion but not layered (like I do all winter). These seemed perfect; still warm, but not too warm. And living in Michigan makes scarfs essential basically 9 months out of the year ;)

I have finally gotten all the photos on my camera uploaded to my computer from this summer (baby steps people), so soon things should be back in full swing here. I hope..

Photos by Rob

Sweater: Target
Scarf: Target
Tank: Gift from mom
Shorts: NY & Co
Tights: Kohls
Shoes: UO