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Love this list from Stevie Dance of Russh. Sometimes it’s nice to make lists of favorite things to remind yourself how much is fun and interesting in your life.

“BALENCIAGA AVIATOR SHEARLING JACKET, SOPHIA COPPOLA FOR LOUIS VUITTON, MY NIKON FM2 CAMERA, ED RUSCHA, ALEXANDER WANG LEATHER CORSET SHORTS, PIERCINGS, JOSH GOOT WORN LAISSEZ FAIRE, ANN DEMEULEMEESTER TAN BUCKLE STRAP SANDALS, BARE BACKS, JAPANESE SANDALWOOD INCENSE, BALENCIAGA SILK STRIPED SANDALS, NOT WEARING A BRA, VINTAGE LEVI’S FROM THE 1950′S, MANIFESTING, SUN ON FACE, THE VASELINES, OLD 6 BUCK ARMY BAGS, LISTENING TO THE COMPLETE SUN CITY RECORDS VOL. 1 – 4, WEARING EVERYTHING INSIDE OUT (ESPECIALLY CHLOE SILK BLOUSES AND ISABEL MARANT JACKETS), BECK CIRCA ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE, GIVING EVERYONE A NICKNAME, JOAN DIDION, MY A TEAM, ANYTHING SUEDE, DRINKING SAKE, DANCING, MY DANIEL JOHNSTON LOVENHOUSEN PAINTING, MY JOB, RUSSH OF COURSE AND SAYING, “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE” AND ACTUALLY MEANING IT.” – Stevie Dance

My turn…inspired by Stevie Dance:

“THRIFT STORE FINDS, COCA-COLA, RADIOHEAD, HAVING A HAT COLLECTION, SARONGS AS HEADGEAR, FRESH CUT FLOWERS, LIME GREEN PRADA WALLET, COCKTAIL PARTIES, CARNIVAL HOPPING, SOAP, DRESSES THAT TRANSFORM WHEN BELTED, LOCAL NATIVES, RIVER FLOATING, APRONS/COOKING, CUPCAKES, STROLLS, POOLSIDE ADVENTURES, EXPOSED BACKS, DANGLY EARRINGS, DETACHABLE COLLARS, HAND-HOLDING, NEW ORLEANS FOOD/CULTURE/BRASS BANDS, SIPPING CHAMPAGNE, BEING SURROUNDED BY BESTS, SUNNING, ANYTHING LUCITE, PLATFORMS, LAZING, ART APPRECIATION, FRESH RAW SALMON AND OF COURSE THE WEEKEND” – Payton Rosenzweig

Sun-drenched weekend

Plans fell through/changed and I couldn’t be happier. In a mere 5 hours I will be settling into a four day sun-drenched weekend. I am thrilled to be at home with my bests, my beau and my puppies for 4 days that have a glittering forecast of mid-eighties and plenty of sun.

I’m banking on sitting by the pool, taking the Bird to the farmer’s market, cruising around the lake, staying out and sleeping in, walking in the park and possibly getting my dance on!

san mateo: may 22 + 23

san mateo: may 22 + 23

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The snuggle puppy

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happy weekend!

How to dress: Vintage

Who doesn’t love an amazing vintage find? You know it’s one of a kind, and that holds a lot of the appeal. I love to go to thrift shops and vintage boutiques but I’ve recently noticed that there is a wealth of fun/affordable/lovely vintage online. Perusing is almost as fun as trying on!

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Chic and you shall find

Mod Cloth

SWAK DressGrape Expectations DressVictory Garden DressValerie June Dress

SATC Inspiration: You don’t have to dress like the same girl everyday

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I’m getting giddy about seeing SATC 2 tomorrow, even though I’ve read some less-than-flattering reviews and I must admit that I’m not QUITE as excited as I was for the first movie. But I love it for the fashion as much as I love it for the girls. And I know the movie won’t disappoint in that arena.

This may seem redundant because I know every girl feels this way. But I’m inspired by many Carrie Bradshaw looks. One of the things I love most about the character is how she dressed for any occasion. She also often dressed with a theme, but always in a chic vs. a campy way. While she almost always looked fabulous, we also saw her dress down which makes her all the more real. More faves…

I loved everything about this outfit and I mentioned how much I love her flower brooch here.

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Love, Love, Loved this outfit. This is the day Carrie meets Berger and she’s wearing a chic frock, fitted jacket and sky-high wedges.

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I totes try to re-create this look. I have a crisp white blazer (thrifted) that I pair with a ratty old mickey mouse tee (gift from an old beau).

Love it when Carrie channels Jackie-O while she is dating the politician (she says, “found some vintage Halston”). It’s fun to dress for a part. You don’t have to dress like the same girl everyday.

She’s adventurous…swinging for her column, and she’s dressed to work-out. There’s no place for heels on a trapeze.

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I love this. Sometimes, no matter how great you look, the wind can literally or metaphorically blow your skirt up.

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Why not wear a white sun-dress/parasol combo for strolling outside in the sun?

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Here are some more fun galleries to peruse:

14 Reasons you might be Carrie

InStyle Carrie Bradshaw moments

How to dress: Music Festival

So Wakarusa is coming up in less than 10 days and we don’t even have our tent/sleeping bags/anything together. That will all come…I’m hoping, but most importantly, what does one wear to a music festival. The good thing about a hippy-dippy-trippy music fest is that it is exactly that! Free-flowing moo-moos + hat, sunglasses and piles of necklaces = totally acceptable. Here are some pics from last year.

It looks like I wore little dresses, headbands, sunglasses, flippy-floppies, earrings and my handy-dandy fanny-pack. I plan on utilizing what worked last year and incorporating a few affordable new things I will use all summer.

Flowy, Flattering Dresses

1 Gingham Tube Dress 2 Mustard Floral Dress 3 Vintage Floral Dress 4  Orange knit dress All happen to be from Forever21

Headgear

Rope headbandCrepe headband In the field Fedora

Fun swimsuits

1 Ruffled swimsuit 2 Boyfriend’s swim trunks with 3 Bandeau topPretty Posy bikini

Ear Candy

1 Leaf earrings 2 Lacquer Earrings 3 Clam dangle earrings (already have)

On the feets

Dawgs Women's 3 Strap Sandal in Peacock / White

1 Gold ankle strap sandals 2 Panther Chain Sandals 3 three strap sandal

Float trip update

We didn’t tip once! R & I did surprisingly well under pressure/high water on the Mulberry this weekend (mentioned here). Not surprising to most who know him as the picture you see when you look up “patient” in the dictionary. It was a fabulous time had by all and although my suspicion that I am not ready for swimsuit-season was confirmed, I’m so pleased it’s summer.

The whole group at Bucksnort. Note my flame shorts…

Birdie and Wiggs bonding Sunday night when we got back

A little happy

Online shopping can induce such a HIGH! Especially when you find sales, special finds or free shipping…Although it always takes so freaking long and you want it now! I ordered these little baubles from Urban Outfitters almost two weeks ago and I got a delivery confirmation that that are at my door! I can’t wait to see them when I get home and somehow incorporate them into my float-trip-weekend-wear. PS: my total was under $60!

UO Lace CollarKnot StudsRhinestone and Turquoise Stackable RingsBeaded Trim HeadwrapFaceted Tear Drop Bead Necklace

Goin’ Floatin’

This weekend I’m off for my first float trip of 2010. It has the makings of an epic weekend so far. 10 of my best friends, a fully-functional cabin in rural Arkansas on the Mulberry river. The forecast is calling for 90 degrees and sun. Needless to say we’re pretty pumped. Here are a few glimpses of what has happened in the past…

So what does one bring on a float trip? Allow me to illuminate my packing list:

Koozie necklace, sunglasses with flame croakies, bikini, flip-flops, rain boots, plenty of alcoholic bevs, sunscreen, bug spray and these beauties…

Happy weekend!

Stationery Porn: MaeMae Paperie

If you know me, you know I love letters, cards and all things paper. If you don’t know me, it doesn’t matter because you’re sure to drool over these custom stationery creations anyway. Thanks to Elements of Style for introducing me to MaeMae Paperie. Take a look and thank me later.

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Favorite? I think so:

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Second Fave:

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Megan Gonzalez, the creator of this stationery is so talented (obvi) and she has an adorable blog and that makes me want to be friends with her/stalk her/take out a loan to buy her services for an event I’m not even having. Just take a look at her inspiration board…yep that’s her & her hubby in the picture labelled 8. It’s like creativity just pours out of this girl! You go!