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vintage outfits
Vintage outfits

Brian’s outfit: vintage- thrifted
Dress: vintage via Shop Whurl (amazing new app for us vintage lovers!)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Brooch: vintage

Last weekend was our anniversary so I thought I’d pop in with a couple of dorky pics of us and an orange from a wedding we went to a couple weeks ago. It was at a science research station in the middle of nowhere. Like really the middle of nowhere- the drive led us in to New Mexico and then back to Arizona. We also pulled into the facility late Friday night with literally no gas in our car- it was so rural that none of the neighboring towns had gas stations (although they we did see open bars… go figure), and luckily the research station sold us a few gallons to make it to a town with gas 50 miles away the next day. City folk here.

If you missed it on Instagram I recently died my hair pink, and I blame the internet because I see so many rad looking pink haired ladies on a daily basis. Unfortunately it only stuck in the parts I have highlights, so next time I’m going to need to get it lightened allover since I’m too scared to mess with at-home bleaching. Everything I read said to bleach it first, but I decided to wing it and hope for the best.

Happy spring, everyone! I know the internet loves fall, but this is seriously my favorite time of year! Also, I feel like I should mention that I’m wearing pale pink tights :)

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Tour de Fat 2014


Tempe New Belgium Tour de Fat

Keeping up with this weeks bicycle theme- and it just wouldn’t be fall on the ol’ blog without a Tour de Fat post. We’ve been going since ’05 (minus one year for a wedding), and it still reigns as my favorite festival. Actually it would be more accurate to say it’s the only festival I will always leave the house for ;)

This year we dressed as a marching band- my friends found these amazing hats at Goodwill last year and have been saving them up for this day. You can check out past years here, here, and here.

Have you ever been to Tour de Fat in your city? What’s your favorite festival?

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Jockey for Position



These photos were taken in between one of the crazy rain storms we’ve had the last couple weeks, hence the moody skies and bright green, fluffy grass that you rarely see at our desert home. We had our wettest day on record and since this city isn’t exactly built for lots of rain, we had flooded freeways, overflowing swimming pools, and cancelled schools.

I’m not complaining- we obviously can use the rain around here, and the cooler temps gave me an opportunity to bust out this horse & jockey print tunic dress from Joules. One handy thing about measuring in at 5’4″ is that a longer tunic can be an official dress, and when I dress has sleeves I like the hem to be on the shorter side. It just feels more balanced for me. I may not be able to reach the top shelf of the cupboards, but the pros and cons even out :)

I’m not one for actual horse races, but I do really dig this preppy spin on a novelty print!


Tunic dress: c/o Joules
Shoes: vintage- Etsy
Bag: vintage- thrifted
Scarf: thrifted
Piano socks: Buffalo Exchange

Joules Horse Print Dress

The winner of the rain boot giveaway was britoct18- congrats!

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Bird feeders…



Oh boy, a blog break spurred by not having a computer is not the best of blog breaks! Some idiot (ahem, me…) spilled iced coffee on my laptop last week, and while being computer-less helped me make progress on some projects, it also caused me to fall waaaay behind on others.

The good news is there was no damage- Apple being the amazing place that they are, sent it out for a full exam just to be safe. It came back with a good bill of health and a bonus tune-up to boot. Only sippy cups from now on (shout out Contigo).

Today I just have some pics from a trip down to Tucson last weekend- we went down for the night to see the amazing Maria Bamford, and stopped to feed the animals at the Ostrich Farm on the way.





And when everyone ends up wearing practically the same outfit, you gotta get a photo, amiright? Wow, how may shades of grey can fit in one pic? A lot.

Well I’m off to catch up on your blogs because I’m waaaaay behind!

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Casual Days


monsoon season

We’re in monsoon season here in Phoenix, which means we get the occasional storm bringing some much welcomed rain, thunder, and lightening to break up the blazing sunny days. It also means haboobs- nothing like a wall of dirt enveloping your entire city- not as cool as the thunderstorms. I highly recommend a Google image search of “Phoenix haboob” to see what I mean.

With the rain comes luscious grass, a rarity in our back yard, and the need for some jumping around in a super casual outfit. And I’m pretty sure that’s the first jumping photo I was ever able to capture with my self-timer, so that’s a win.


TShirt: Burger and Friends
shorts: thrifted (Old Navy)
sunnies: F21
shoes: Minnetonka
scarf: thrifted



My summer has also consisted of eating entire watermelons by myself and a lot of floating around the pool on my pretzel float. There’s a good reason to hate Phoenix summers, but honestly I don’t. I really try to enjoy the perks of each time of year, and being in a freezing cold office all day really helps me appreciate the warm rays.

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