Tuesday, March 30, 2010

There Was Sun

Yet another sunny day outfit! This dress has a funny story behind it. It's a copy of a Topshop dress which I loved so much that I wore it out until the zip broke and there were holes all over it. My lovely sister offered to bring in to Vietnam with her, and she got two more made. One which has a very similar print to the original, and this one which has a lovely vintage flower print. This dress is one of my comfy outfits that I wear when I am having a bad wardrobe day and can't think of anything funky to wear. Lots of people are into jeans and t-shirts when they are having a bad wardrobe day, but I love dresses. I find them so much more comfortable than jeans and they are a whole outfit in one, so you don't have to worry about matching colors and styles.
Dress: Gift
Shoes: H and M

Monday, March 29, 2010

Everything's Coming Up Roses

The spring weather we were having last week was so beautiful. Soon the wall behind me in these pictures will be absolutely covered with blooming climbing roses. I just planted lettuce seeds and the little sprouts have started poking their heads out of the ground. I only hope that this windy weather we've been having today doesn't scare them off.
I took these pictures last week on a beautifully sunny day. I've had the shorts forever but the belt they come with doesn't fit my waist right so I don't wear them very often. It was an exciting moment when I remembered that I had this belt languishing in a suitcase in my closet. I think the parrot brooch that I put on the front of the shorts makes the whole outfit look a little bit more unusual, and it pulls all of the other bright colors in the belt and scarf together.

Scarf: Topshop
Shirt: Lucky Jeans
Belt and Parrot Brooch: Thrifted
Shorts: French Connection
Shoes: UO

Thursday, March 11, 2010

he had kissed her coat lapel

"Franny was among the first of the girls to get off the train, from a car at the far, northern end of the platform. Lane spotted her immediately, and despite whatever it was he was trying to do with his face, his arm that shot up into the air was the whole truth. Franny saw it, and him, and waved extravagantly back. She was wearing a sheared-raccoon coat, and Lane, walking toward her quickly but with a slow face, reasoned to himself, with suppressed excitement, that he was the only one on the platform who really knew Franny's coat. He remembered that once, in a borrowed car, after kissing Franny for a half hour or so, he had kissed her coat lapel, as though it were a perfectly desirable, organic extension of the person herself." - J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
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