Friday, August 22, 2014

bay area layering






dress: Betsy Johnson resale
scarf: Old Navy
jacket: Old Navy
boots: Seychelle
bird necklace: [un]possible cuts

Bay Area weather, while glorious and totally living up to the hype about California, was crazy. Everyday, even in the dead of summer, it would be cold in the morning. So I would leave the house for work all layered up. As the day progressed, I would shed layers like a flower losing petals. First the scarf would go, tossed over my chair. Then my jacket would be discarded and if I were wearing a heavier base piece like this little Betsy Johnson resale score, my hair would go up in a bun to get it off my neck. Then this process would repeat in reverse as the sun went down. Layers reapplied as the temp dropped with the setting sun. I have no idea what to do with all these layering skills here in Texas.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

dreaming of cooler weather

top: Jcrew clearance
button up (under top): Old Navy sale
skirt: Target resale
wedges: Forver 21
necklace: Premier Jewelry
sweater: resale

In 100 degree weather, I am fantasizing about cooler days that require layers. The grass in always greener. :) 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

This time way back when

This time last year. "crazy folk" See full post here.


This time in 2012. "everything is better on vacation" See full post here.

This time in 2011. "For the love of Jojo" See full post here.



This time 2010...I was not yet blogging. I started in November 2010 :)

Friday, August 15, 2014

in tandem




top: Jcrew clearance
skirt: Jcrew clearance
cardigan: GAP sale
wedges: Mia sale
necklace: Premier Jewelry
sugar skull earrings: [un]possible cuts

After a whirlwind summer that was bonkers even for me, we are in Texas and settling in. Aubsent no longer. Clearly, this photo is from my Castro Valley photo spot and was taken before school got out. Life has been so full, wonderfully so, and I have yet to find a place for blogging in my life. Leaving behind my dance group in the Bay is going to leave a huge gaping hole in my life. I was rehearsing or performing 2-5 nights a week. So maybe now is the time. As life in Texas takes shape, adjustments will have to be made and new routines will form. I am happy to be back while, in tandem, mourning the life I left behind. It's strange to feel two such opposite emotions at the same time. Joy and grief. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

at the Castle




dress: J Crew clearance
shoes: Simply Vera Wang sale
Oakland necklace: [un]possible cuts

This past Spring Break I went to Hearst Castle. In anticipation of moving, I began frantically seeing all of the things in California that I have been wanting to visit but hadn't. Hearst Castle was at the top of this list and luckily my friend, Kyoko, had also been want to see it. It was so beautiful, breathtakingly so. One tour WAS NOT enough. Upon arriving I instantly regretted not booking every tour they offered. Guess I'll just have to make it back one day. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

aries and faeries






dress: Forver21
black thing: vintage
necklace: [un]possible cuts
crown: made by yours truly (inspiration from keiko lynn)
wedges: Mia

Off to celebrate the birth of some awesome Aries friends by dancing the night away! Flower crowns and flowy dresses that catch the wind just so. Swoon.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Aubsent No More




sheer dress: Free People resale
slip: GAP body
flats: Old Navy
cardigan: GAP

Well, the news is officially out and I guess it's time to share it on the blog. Come this summer, I will be absent from Texas no long. After six years in the bay area, I have decided to move home to Texas. It was a hard decision...hell, it's still a hard decision. I have doubts everyday but ultimately, I know that as for long range goals, moving back now is the right decision. Sigh, even as I type it I feel fear and doubt in the pit of my stomach. And ache to think of missing my life and my friends in California.
I'm excited as well. I've missed being close to family and am so excited to live with in driving distance once more. No more lonely Thanksgivings or missed family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations! And Thunderstorms! I have missed Thunderstorms and warm Texas nights and Tex-Mex.
Does this mean I need to change the name of my blog?