Outfitting
An Old Friend

An Old Friend

My recent visit to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens was pleasant and refreshing. I always love a good afternoon walk in the garden! In addition to the beautiful weather and scenery, I also enjoyed strolling around in my good-for-most-occasions day dress… an old and beloved friend. This charming floral dress is the most comfortable piece...
A Slow Fall

A Slow Fall

I’m learning that the transition from Summer to Fall is a very slow process here in Texas. Literally! One day and small degree at a time, our temperatures are dropping. But mid-way through September we’ll still hovering around the 90′s! So, as you can imagine, my ever-growing desire to dress in plaid circle skirts, corduroy...
Life as a Freelancer

Life as a Freelancer

My new freelance lifestyle has me coming and going, around the house, about the town, on the computer, behind the camera, and brainstorming up a frenzy! I have all sorts of exciting ideas rolling around in my head and hardly enough time to get them all done. Everyday begins the same… with a looong to-do...
T-Shirt, Jeans, & Bows

T-Shirt, Jeans, & Bows

I’m not a big jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, but there are definitely those days when the appeal of an outfit that is totally simple and completely comfortable trumps all other fashion fancies. As one who works from home, this idea is becoming more and more common. Despite the no-fuss point of a t-shirt...
Old Dress, Old Chair... Old Soul

Old Dress, Old Chair… Old Soul

Since ¬†I first started taking notice of clothing and decor as a young girl, I have been drawn to old things… clothing from a different era, patterns with a sense of heritage, decor telling a piece of history. I thinks it’s kind of odd considering that I am now such a fan of the modern...
Keeping Cool & Staying Fresh

Keeping Cool & Staying Fresh

The heat here in North Texas is unbelievable! Last night it was 108 degrees at 8:00 in the evening… a completely unreasonable temperature, if you ask me! Believe it or not, keeping cool and staying fresh in this heat is more than just using air conditioning. How you dress is a big part of how...
Casual Friday

Casual Friday

For me, Friday everyday is casual… I don’t have much need to get fancied up for work anymore. But that doesn’t keep me from dressing in a way that makes me feel good. I love stripes (especially bold ones), classic worn-in jeans are hands-down the best, this Art-Deco style necklace is an instant statement piece,...
Summer in the South

Summer in the South

Summertime in the South (now the Southwest) evokes very specific emotions and memories, all of which seem to be tied up with relaxing and staying cool. For those of you that live there, you know exactly what I mean! In today’s post, which is less about words and more images, I attempt to capture a...
Color Blast

Color Blast

Maybe it’s the fireworks, maybe it’s my recent focus on neon hues, but this cherry red top is quickly becoming my closet fave. I’ve never been a big fan of the color red, but this shade has just the right amount of orange & yellow to make me crazy about it! Those who know me...
It's Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late

Fashion blues got you down? Let’s face it, sometimes jeans and a cotton shirt are the best a busy girl can muster up! Despite my over-scheduled life, though, I like to step things up a half notch with one fun accessory. Like a cheerful flower… (remember this piece?) Or a vintage scarf… Maybe even statement...

Springtime?

I know my readers in colder climates will be aghast when they read this…but is Spring already over?! A few weeks ago, I took these photographs of a Spring outfit inspired by a Texas country vibe and mostly compiled of pieces acquired from my recent thrift store outing…a light weight sweater, maxi floral skirt, and...

Artist’s Corner

Each week a new list of to-do’s are crossed off my list. Most recently, I have hung curtains, organized more unpacked clutter, and picked-up a fabulous accent chair at you know where (more on that later). While considering this next week’s tasks, I have also committed myself to retrieving the sketchpad and pencil and fine...

Ground Work

Our un-packing progress is slow and tedious so to help me keep my spirits lifted amidst it all, I made a personal goal…to complete at least one area of the house as motivation to continue through the rest. I decided the living room was as good a place to start as any. It makes an...

The Trench…

…is classic and its timeless appeal is undeniable. But let’s not forget how tremendously useful it is, as well! Already, I’ve worn my newly acquired EmersonMade over-coat everyday this past week. It is absolutely perfect for this funny time of the year between bitter cold nights and toasty warm afternoons. (Gotta’ love Texas weather!). In...

On the Grounds

I mentioned comfort dressing yesterday as something I tend towards in cold weather. Well, we have certainly experienced our fair share of cold weather…Fort Worth and Dallas were a sheet of ice almost all last week! Consequently, David and I were house bound for 4 days, which (don’t get me wrong) was an incredible luxury…I...

Jazz It Up!

By now, you are all probably aware of the fact that David and I enjoy supporting the local arts scene and expanding our experiences with music, dance, art and the like. Since our transition from Tennessee to Texas, we have been thrilled to discover a diverse and vibrant arts community in Fort Worth (how lucky...

Winter Berry

Here are a few more snap shots from our trip home to Tennessee for Christmas. The scenery not far from David’s grandparents country home was stunning. A moment outside created the opportunity for admiration and a quick winter photo shoot. Feelin’ a bit like a bright winter berry amidst the dreary snow! Photo Credit: David...

To the Symphony!

Ahhh, Thursday’s! The beginning of my weekend as a retail salesperson! No more free Saturday’s and Sunday’s…for me it’s all about Thursday’s and Friday’s. So, my long anticipated day off consisted of laundry, straightening, bank run, dishes, email replies, and on and on…you get the idea. Catch up work! By the end of it, I...

I’ll Be In My Office

First week of the new job down and I already feel like I’ve been there for months. I work with incredibly helpful and friendly folks and I am learning all sorts of new skills and systems. Up for work early in the morning and home in the evening with the rest of the job-holding world...

Color Chameleon

Hello dear blog-following friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and made the most of every moment…(well almost every moment). I am up bright and early this morning to begin my new job and retail adventure. In my new position, I will be selling finer furniture (and hopefully lots of it) to fellow...

Verde Vision

I have been having the best time with my newly acquired green lens sunglasses. Everywhere I go I view a sea of vibrant green! I found them during my recent trip to Minneapolis at the coolest vintage shop,¬†Tatters. Great prices and gorgeous pieces. If I hadn’t been flying home and on a budget, I could...

Autumn Planning with Polyvore

So, what is the latest buzz about town?…Fall is Right Around the Corner! Retailers and publishers alike have been tempting us with heavy knits, long sleeves, and sassy boots at every angle. But now it is your chance to take on your own Autumn planning. I have long been a fan of Polyvore for blogging...

Texas Update: In the Big City

So, Dallas is fantastic! David and I are having the best time exploring the city and discovering what I’m sure is just the beginning of some very cool things. One such “thing” would, with out a doubt, have to be the NYLO Hotel in Irving (which is not far from where we are staying). It...

Pattern Play

There is nothing quiet like a scavenger hunt at the local thrift store to spark my creative interests. A few weeks ago, I was on such a hunt, and for polka dots in particular, when happened upon only the coolest striped shirt! As a dressing challenge, inspired by this lovely lady, I decided to have...