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
Friday, January 13, 2012
The title of this post is a quote from one of my favorite books; The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac. I had lost my copy of it and was lucky enough to get one in my stocking from Santa this year!
This is my view every day. Sometimes I just can't believe how lucky I am! It's crazy how living in the city most of the time you don't even think about sunsets or stars, or what phase the moon is in. In Tahoe it's right in front of my face every second, and I couldn't be more thankful. I am such a Pisces and being near water has always given me peace. I'm glad that this dock is a three minute walk down the street from my house!
I wish I had been able to take better photos of the sunset and my outfit. I tinkered with my settings a lot but still couldn't get it quite right. I would love to take a photography class! Has anyone taken any good online photography classes that they would recommend?
I did a tiny spot of thrifting over the weekend (I shouldn't have, I have no money!) and found all of these perfect additions to my wardrobe. I have been living in the cardigan ever since I bought it, it's so warm!
Furry Boots: Thrifted, J.Crew; Dress: Thrifted, F21; Woven Belt: Thrifted, Vintage; Cardigan: Thrifted, Levis; Brooch: Xmas Present, Vintage
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I thought you guys might enjoy this funny photo of my dad from back in the day. I think he may have been one of the original hipsters! He and my godfather, Isla's dad, went on many adventures in Africa together. I definitely wish I was in Africa at this moment, how wonderful would that be?
P.S. If you haven't already, go check out Isla's blog, A Fine Day For Sailing. It is fab!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Well, I jumped on Zoe's bolomania train. Once you start you just can't stop! I have another bolo that goes with this which is an awesome beaded aztec thing, but I love the way this eagle keeps everything classy. I got it at a vintage store on Brick Lane in London. Easily my favorite area, if I ever move back to the UK that is where I would love to live! The store was really funny, it had lots of western stuff like cowboy boots and big belt buckles. I went all the way across the pond and ended up buying stuff that reminded me of California!
I love this skirt to bits (quite literally, it is falling to pieces) but I think it has almost gotten to the point of indecency! There is a hole in the back that just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and one day working at the rafting company I wore this and ended up getting way more tips than usual. Well, I turned around and realized why...I may as well have just been wearing my bikini bottoms and skipped the skirt!
Do any of you have clothes like this that you love and just don't want to get rid of?
Boots, Shirt, Sweater, Bolo: Thrifted/Vintage; Skirt: Topshop