What I Wore: Suspenders

what I wore: blouse & suspenders – vintage from potter’s house, trousers – new york & co, croc heels – gianni bini (also seen here)
I was super into this ensemble until several employees of Forever21 told me they liked my outfit. While I obviously buy from there, I never want to look like the store threw up on me. My general consensus was to take the compliment and move along. Because, I have always found that graciously accepting a compliment is the best way to react. No one wants to hear you mouth off about how terrible you think you look because a) you either mean it or b) you don’t and both are sad.
Sorry…I’ve completely digressed. I’ve included a picture of my beautiful Bird. She turned 2 last week.

Moving & Marrying


As of Friday morning (the same day I woke up at 4am to watch the royal wedding) there was nothing packed in either Robert’s or my house. As of today, we are living in the new house. So… a lot went down over the last few days. There was rain, there was 40 degree weather, there were floods and not everything is complete… BUT! we spent the night there last night! I cannot put into words the relief I feel today as I think about my new home with the guy I love and our little doggies. More to come about decorating and the like…

I hope you had a good weekend!

Images: here & here

Snow Day


We have more snow in Arkansas than I can ever remember – two feet. I’m not sure if it’s record-breaking, but it is definitely hard to get out the door. As much as I love being snowed in, it’s difficult to work from home and I’m wishing I had a partner in crime!


Even my snow-loving puppy was very confused.

I hope you’re having a good day, snowed in or otherwise!

Top two images – We heart it, bottom – my Birdie

Bird is 11 Months: Flashback

Remember when I shared that I had acquired the sweetest puppy, Birdie? Cue the cutie-cute puppy pics…

Little baby!

Meeting her “daddy dog”

Well now baby Birdie is a big girl! 40lbs! She is happy and healthy and still the cutest thing ever (in my opinion anyway).

For Halloween, she was a witchy-woman.

With her brother, Mr. Wiggs

More Birdie here! Sorry…I’m a proud mama.

When Nothing Goes Right

Do you ever have one of those days when nothing is working? Yeah, they are usually Mondays.  Anyway, these things are uplifting me from my melancholy.

Charlize looking super cute and snuggly…

This cake

This adorable outfit/girl working bed head

This cute-as-a-button child

The Man Repeller and her cape…duh

NPR’s 24/7 music channel and of course, this puppy who is all mine



A few things

We are going away for the weekend (another wedding) and then I’ll be in Orlando next week for work. But, here are a few things I’m enjoying:

The NEW June/July Issue of Lonny Mag

This Blog: Bardot in Blue

This song: Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

This bikini:

Birdie Bikini

Happy, happy weekend!

How to dress: Posh Girl Vintage

Posh Girl Vintage If I could buy my entire wardrobe from there, I would.  As it is, I’ve only splurged on one frock - but it was worth it.

Must share. Must share! These are the most gorgeous, stunning, lovely (expensive, slightly, but these dresses are works of art…honestly) drool-worthy dresses. I LOVE a good dress and wear them more often than not, especially in the summer. Please take some time to peruse the girly, frothy, voluptuousness of Posh Girl Vintage. I especially die over their wedding/party dress section!

A few faves:

1950's Black Evening Audrey Dress1950's Navy Blue Strapless Party Dress1960'S Saks Fifth Ave Pinafore Dress1950's Leopard Print Cotton Dress - M1940's Sweet But Sexy Black Dress1940's Strapless Taffeta & Velvet Evening Dress- M/L1950's Blue Taffeta Party Dress1950's Lavender Rhinestone Princess Gown- M1950's Tea Length Bubble Skirt Wedding Dress- S1970's Grecian Style Long Maxi Dress1950's Pink & Black Cadillac Party Dress- M1970's Orange Tiers Dance Dress1960's Cream & Pink Prom Dress1970's Smocked Summer Scarf Dress- M1960's Sheer Chiffon Mini Dress1950's Yellow Bubble Skirt Party /Prom Dress- S1940's Blue Yellow Polka Dot Day Dress1950's Emelia Gray White & Yellow Linen Dress

All images via posh girl vintage

PS: here’s a pic of Birdie – I’m forcing my love of dresses on her!

A Beautiful Bird

I’m so proud of my sweet puppy who continues to grow and learn. It’s honestly hard to believe we almost lost her, she is so full of life. We enjoy her more every day. I had to share some of the latest photos of  “the Bird” as we call her.

Birdie the Beauty

Bird on the bed

Birdie + Wiggles

Birdie snuggles

Birdie and Georgie (her sister)

More about Birdie here, here and here.

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


The snuggle puppy


happy weekend!