Sunday, October 31, 2010

What I Wore-Take Two

This week has almost made a liar out of me. Nonetheless, here's what I wore weekending it. Last weekend that is. A two hour drive with a best friend and a promise of a black berry milk shake at the end of it make for a giddy Elizabeth. I was Christmas Eve little girl kind of excited and the weekend didn't disappoint. Lazying, Laughing, Talking, Eating, Visiting, it was that kind of good. Best friend weekends are well, the best.

outfit one: cardigan and shirt: j crew, jeans: the loft, shoes: old navy, necklace: vintage via my granjanie, bag: liz claiborne i love my bag, i'm naming my bag, i think he's male yes I know he's quite the metro)

outfit two: blazer: gap, shirt: old navy, jeans: j crew, necklace :vintage via my granjanie
(shoes: gift from India, where sizes are guesses and lefts and rights are not. they are an experiment in modern day foot binding, my big toes were screaming for a divorce)

outfit three: this is simply to show you the best friend. She truly is the best, the end

Monday, October 25, 2010

Three Hundred and Twenty Nine...

305. For orange roses washed in the sun

306. For leaves on the ground walking to the mailbox
307. For the reflection of autumn leaves and sun on the water
308. For gorgeous drives in the country
309. For dairy cows happily eating in pastures
310. For rows of uniform trees in orchards
311. For the brillant setting sun out in the country
312. For a sunset accompanying the last leg of the journey
313. For being served tea on a Sunday afternoon

314. For baby clothes for a $4 bargain

315. For simple craft projects

316. For baked goods and treats to give away

317. For sugar cubes
318. For rich desserts and rich conversation
319. For playing dress up
320. For fellowship
321. For warm, welcoming hospitality
322. For apple tart
323. For good hugs
324. For the golden setting sun on the neighbors brilliant orange tree
325. For walks among the changing leaves
326. For a friend's praise
327. For dinner and a movie at the end of the day
328. For happy daises in recycled glass jars

329. For a God who gives

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What I Wore

I arrived into the world at noon, clearly even as a wee babe, I had my priorities in order. I'm a sleeper, I enjoy my sleep. This only proves detrimental every live long morning. Weekly, I tell myself I'll plan my outfits ahead, Ha. Weekly I do a mad dash throw on clothes pre-five minutes to take off. Lately, I've been snubbing my wardrobe. I think the stink eye has much a do with my mayday mornings.

This is an attempt to document my fashion choices and to motivate better dressing through a weekly, "what I wore" feature. This is a one outfit a week endeavor, my vanity cannot stand up to daily documentation. I enjoy a good fashion blog and I gotta hand it to um, it's a a lot of work. Self photography ain't easy, for me no photography is. This could potentially not be hacked, nonetheless here you go, my first installment...In which I attempt to balance out vanity with apples. I only regret I did not immortalize my corn dog with a photo opt.

Blouse: Gap, Jeans: J Crew, Purse: DSW (subject of much shunning due to her "size") Boots: Vintage via an antique store. (i put in new inserts, lysoled them, and may or may not have laid hands on them to nix any heebie jeebie germs)

*There is an actual, factual, fantastical What I Wore blog, clearly making this a non-original thought. Go forth and be cute or at least dream about it....

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Oh, Baby.....

She is having a baby, any day now.

She has a baby, cuter than pie.

She wants a baby, something fierce. (She should also fix her hair and work out her scrawny brawny arms)

Since she can't have baby, she gets by on a little help from her friends.

She is so thankful for her friends and their babies, and for friends who help throw sweet soirees for little pink buntings.

We had a tea party baby shower for our sweet baby girl, Claire.

It rained buckets so the pictures are inadequate, for it was the sweetest little shin dig. Everyone was kind and happy and there were babies and really precious mamas. And chocolate cake, what more can you ask for?

Except maybe some gifts for our girl.

I copy cated the talent of Ashley Ann and made the girl a bag and little fruit of the womb onesies. Claire's mama updated her facebook status with progress of the little sweet pea, "traci's baby is the size of a grape..."

 The onesies will grow with the girl.

Claire baby, we had fun getting ready for you. Please come meet us soon and be good to your mommy on the way here. We love you.

304. for babies

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall-A-la-la-Live for Today...

Fall and I are getting along swimmingly. It is much in part to his flirting with summer, they've heated things back up into the 80's. God bless his heart. I'm standing by the man though, I honored him in my choice of ice cream, just call us pumpkin. When he dipped into the nightly 40's and daily low 70's I tempered my whinning with tea. I'm changing my name to something British. I had to bust out the British accent last week when I went a little crazy upon finding the tea's on sale. Four boxes isn't too much, when comes lunch time and you realize you've gulped down six cups. My co-workers think I have kidney disease.

Farmer's market Saturday sorta had me contemplating decorating for fall, sorta. If it happens I refuse for it to look overly fall-esque. Spring would be jealous. Speaking of the fall folige decor what in sams name are the warty pumpkins about? I had to refrain from belting out, "Excuse me Sir, your pumpkin has warts, you paid for that?" Fall weirdo's! Sorry I'll shut up if you give me s'mores.

Pondering starting a What I Wore feature on here, my vanity wants an outlet. We'll see.

For now, I'll mind my manners and count up some thankful fors...

285. for hot tea
286. for warm robes
287. for farmer markets on saturdays
288. for warm soup
289. for biscuits and jam
290. for the feeling right before turning off the light and closing your eyes
291. for fresh flowers
292. for candy corn
293. for my mama's apple cake, wow mama good!
294. for my sister's homemade granola
295. for a dollar hard back copy of the giving tree
296. for matinee's on Sundays
297. for baby girl clothes
298. for chili
299. for old friends
300. for a nearby house's blowup fall decor
301. for toasted marshmallows
302. for abundant and pretty goldenrod along the roads
303. for God's beautiful creation