Wednesday, March 7, 2012
"My heart's in the highlands, my heart is not here." - Robert Burns
A little while ago I went to visit my family and friends in Scotland. I really do miss living in Edinburgh sometimes. It was strange to go back there and feel that I knew it so well on one hand and have my experience there be totally alien on the other. It was so nice to get to see my university friends and explore the city. These are some photos of Edinburgh and a few of the surrounding countryside. I would love to go for a walk in the fields right now!
If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
Saturday, January 28, 2012
"She's a summer love for spring, fall and winter." - Grateful Dead, "Sugar Magnolia"
I can't help but be jealous of everyone in the lovely antipodes, especially when I see pretty summer posts on Lost in the Haze and K is for Kani. Those girls have summer style if I ever saw it! It makes me wish it was summer here...since we haven't really been getting much snow I want winter to be over so summer can hurry up and get here! I can't wait to ride my bike along the lake, or wake up super early to go wakeboarding when the water is smooth and glassy, or just sit by the beach with a good book. Doesn't that sound just perfect right now? What are you missing most about summer?
I'm still praying for snow of course, I wouldn't mind skiing a little bit before winter's over, but in terms of clothes...well all I really want to wear is hot pants and mini skirts! These photos are from my favorite hiking spot behind my old house. What a beautiful place to hike that was. I took these in October and it was still warm enough to wear shorts and sandals.
I'm off to go watch my friends' funk band play. I love their shows, all of my friends always come and we tear it up on the dance floor! What's your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?
Sandals: Sanuk; Shorts: Topshop; Blouse: TJ Maxx; Backpack: Thrifted
Friday, January 20, 2012
Channeling Stevie Nicks! This outfit was so much fun to wear. I kind of felt like I was floating about all day with my skirt billowing behind me. These photos are thanks to Isla again. Both days that I came into the city we drank lots of coffee, talked about clothes and blogs, did some light thrifting and a lot of photo taking. I love that girl...our dads are best friends, and somehow we always end up in the same place. We didn't even know we were going to the same university until we ran into each other in the library and discovered we were living three houses away from each other! How crazy is that? I think there are some people the universe just wants you to have in your life, and I'm so lucky that she's one of those people for me!
We also got to hang out with the beautiful Annalise and her cutie pie doggy. It's so nice to go back to San Francisco and get to meet up so many lovely people. That place rocks my socks!
Btw you guys! I got that job I was hoping for! So I get to stay in Tahoe. It's like a real live year round job so I won't have to scramble around for seasonal jobs anymore. I am so happy/excited/relieved!
Boots: Kelsi Dagger; Skirt: Gift from my lovely sister; Tee: Ross; Cardigan: Thrifted Levi's; Necklace: Handmade by my talented friend Ashley; Hat: H & M
Here's a funny little P.S: That awkward moment when you decide to climb on the back of a UPS truck to take photos and it drives away...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
"San Francisco itself is art, above all literary art. Every block is a short story, every hill a novel. Every home a poem, every dweller within immortal. That is the whole truth." - William Saroyan
It is hard not to think about how magical San Francisco is every time I visit this place. I spent a lovely day drinking coffee, thrifting, and photo taking with the beautiful and talented Isla. She took all of these photos which explains why they look so wonderful! I couldn't choose, so this post is a bit of a photo overload, sorry!
I drove down from Tahoe this morning guzzling excessive amounts of chai on the way. My good friend Caleb fixed my truck for me; I am so thankful for him! He spent six hours outside in the 20 degree weather loosening the nuts on the master cylinder(at one point I had to do an emergency hitch hike to get WD40), bleeding the brakes, and replacing the master cylinder. I feel like I'm constantly reminded what wonderful friends I have.
Life is still in a general state of upheaval; I have been applying for jobs all over the place, including San Francisco, so I'm here for interviews and to catch up with old friends again. I'm hoping something turns up soon!
Boots: Thrifted; Skirt, Top, Coat: Borrowed from Isla's closet and her shop; Bolo: Vintage
Sunday, January 15, 2012
So...I debated forever about whether I should share this on my blog or not because I'm sure not many of you are skiers. But, this is pretty much my life. It's so flippin' hilarious. The "Broooooo!" montage is probably my favorite thing ever. Or maybe "Where's my phone?" I have eight pockets in my jacket so that happens to me pretty much all the time. That's right, skiers are all huge dorkfaces, but we love it! Plus, it is snowing right now!!! The moment we've all been waiting for has arrived, so I feel the need to celebrate by posting silly ski videos on my blog!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Here are some more photos from my new favorite walking spot! This time I took a different trail than the one Rach and I took earlier. You can really see the burned trees in this photo. They are sort of ghostly, right?
I am losing my voice and have been guzzling insane amounts of Throat Coat tea and Kombucha to cure myself. I figured a nice long walk bundled up in my cozy BB Dakota coat would do me some good. I'm addicted to this coat...I wear it all the time. It is so warm and the hood is the best, it makes me feel like I should be wandering the frozen tundra somewhere.
My truck has been broken down for the past week and I have been missing it so much. Hitchhiking everywhere is getting a little old! One of the things I love about Tahoe is that it is safe enough to hitchhike. I always wish that it was safe enough to hitchhike across the U.S. ala On The Road. What an amazing adventure that would be! Do any of you hitchhike?
Boots: Thrifted, J.Crew; Jeans: Uniqlo; Jacket: BB Dakota; Shirt: UO; Backpack: Thrifted, Vintage