Monthly Archives: July 2016

Engagement

7.20.16 Right now I’m trying to concentrate on the keyboard and not the newest sparkly, faceted addition to my left hand, but my goodness is it proving a difficult feat! Yesterday, July 20th, marked the 2 year anniversary of when Ted and I began dating, and our first day as an engaged couple! I am so completely over the moon. The entire day was an amazing out of body experience that I wish I could relive over, and over. I was lucky enough to have a good friend taking pictures of us during the proposal, so…

Golden Feathers in My Hair

I’d say I do a fair amount of things pretty well. I can swim like a fish, I make a mean batch of pancakes, and I’m no stranger to the stage. Hairstyling however, was never my forte. I can’t braid to save my life, and my ponytail skills are severely lacking. I’ve had long hair for about 15 years, though and I’m always looking for things to do with my mane. One of my go to hairstyles is a messy bun. It’s sort of fool proof because if…

Fool Proof Steps for a Productive Day

Usually I wake up in one of two modes. The first is this ravenous need to pop right out of bed and conquer the world before 2 o’ clock. The other mood is mostly characterized by blinking a couple times to clear my vision, noting the time on the clock, shrugging my shoulders, and concluding that 3 more hours of sleep couldn’t kill me. I have noticed I’m a much happier human being when I’m somewhere in the middle, but leaning more toward the productive end of the spectrum. I’ve developed…

OTS Striped Top

“OTS” had no meaning to me whatsoever before this spring and summer when it sort of infiltrated fashion slang and shorthand overnight. “OTS” is an abbreviation for “off the shoulder”, a silhouette and style of clothing which pretty much immediately stole my heart the way Harrison Ford did when I was a wide-eyed child watching him as Indiana Jones for the first time. There is just something about an off the shoulder top that is not only super cool and comfy, but also very flattering. I think I feel my most confident in…

Summer Sweater

“Summer sweater” sounds like some sort of oxymoron, but I assure you it’s totally a thing! Or, at least it is in my wardrobe. Allow me to explain. A “summer sweater” is a lighter sweater, sometimes backless, like in this particular case, that is perfect for those summer nights that cool off, and bring those amazing aromatic breezes and fireflies and you know, the stuff by which poetry is inspired. That’s a summer sweater. Express happens to make some of the best summer sweaters, and some are sexy! I know, “sexy…