Saturday, March 31, 2012

When The Wind Blows

When I lived downtown last year I missed being near the water. My parents live on a small, but very deep (& therefore cold) lake. You can simply look out the slider doors or sit on the deck and take in the breeze off the water. I hope that one day I will be able to live near water as well.

This dress is one I have owned for many many years. I don't know why I don't pull it out more often. Honestly, this is the last time I wore it! I hope this year I bring it out more often.

Photos by Ashley

dress: delias, shoes: kimchi blue, belt: target, clutch: vintage

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Grand RIver

Looking back at photos like these makes me miss living downtown. When we could jump in the car and quickly drive over to the river to feel the breeze coming from the water and watch people wandering around doing the same.

This clutch is probably my favorite vintage find ever. Honestly it's the sort of thing I'm always searching for, the type of thing that keeps me going back for more.

Sometimes I wish my life required me to wear heels more often, but especially now that we live away from the city I find myself in flats all too often. I also wish I found myself wearing my hair up more often. This was a favorite style for last summer. So simple, yet elegant in a way.

Photos by Rob

shirt: target, skirt: f21, heels: seychelles, earrings: icing, clutch: vintage

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blandford Nature Center

I hope you are ready for a photo heavy post! I guess we got carried away, because I have already narrowed it down from the massive amount of pictures we actually took. Sometime the scenery just makes for really great moments.

When Rob & I lived in Grand Rapids this was one of our favorite places to go. It seemed like there were rarely other people around, so we were able to take in the sights and sounds of this magical place uninterrupted. These pictures of course were taken on a small part of the nature center. I mean, there are 143 acres here to explore. Really though, it's lucky that Blandford is here to explore at all. After ownership being transferred from the Grand Rapids Museum to the Grand Rapids Public School to the non-profit Mixed Greens, Blandford has had a uncertain future for much of the time it has been open. We no longer live nearby, but I hope we can make a few trips out there this summer to enjoy it again.

So this skirt is another long one. I'm telling you, I really went for it last summer. All I could think about were long hemlines paired with heels!

This little fella was too cute to resist snapping a few photos of. We almost didn't see him! He blended into his surroundings so well.

Photos by Rob

shirt & sunnies: target, skirt: pins & needles, shoes: loft, purse: vintage

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

When The Sun Shines

I am not a contacts person. I thought I would love the freedom of not wearing glasses, but it turns out that it just irritates me to wear contacts. Perhaps I just try to wear them too long throughout the day, but I have plenty of friends who wear them just as long, if not longer (I'm looking at you Ashley...) with no problems at all. Now that it is getting sunny again around here I feel like it may be time to give them a shot again.

This outfit is a product of the heat. It seems like it can get so hot in the summer here that it's hard to get inspired. These photos were taken last summer, and I have a few good ideas for this summer that while hopefully keep things interesting.

Photos by Rob

shirt& sunnies: target, skirt: kimchi blue, heels: simply vera, owl necklace: uo

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mill Creek Cemetary

This dress is special to me because it was the first thing I ever purchased from anthropologie. I still find myself reserving it for some special occasion (although I'm not entirely sure what would qualify).

It seems to me that I have a small number of pieces in my wardrobe that gain this status of seeming to be too nice to wear. It's just that I don't want to ruin them, because if I did I know I'd be heart-broken. But, what is the joy of having clothing that you can never wear? I suppose I will just have to try and get over these feelings...

Sorry about the photo overload, this just happened to be one of those magical locations where everything just clicked. I ended up liking a lot more photos that I normally do.

dress: anthopologie, flats: f21

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I love velvet, but I am a bit scared of it...
This skirt seemed like a good amount without being over-the-top. Maybe velvet is something you need to ease your way into, like red wine or jalapenos. I'm not sure yet, but I foresee more velvet in my future.

shirt & tights: target, skirt: f21, shoes: loft, necklace: ny&co