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Style Recipes: Indecisive Weather

November 19, 2012

Filed Under : STYLE

Dress: Madewell (last worn here), Sweater: Topshop, Boots: Madewell

When my hair is desperate for a cut and the weather can’t decide if it wants be 75 degrees or 55 degrees, I put on my favorite polka dot dress and throw on an oversized sweater.  You can’t use your Jedi mind tricks on me, weather!  Speaking of Jedi mind tricks, I saw “Book of Mormon” this weekend and there was a cameo by Yoda.  I don’t consider myself a nerdy person but that really made my day.  JK, I’M REALLY NERDY.  Plus, the musical itself was so good!!

So back to the weather.  I don’t fully understand it.  25 years of living in Southern California and I still DON’T GET IT.  Because of my constant befuddlement, I over prepare by wearing things for both cold and hot weather simultaneously.  Chunky sweaters, short dresses, leather boots.  Take THAT, November.  The pale legs are staying out for as long as possible.

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That one time I went on a 2 month blogging hiatus

October 22, 2012

Filed Under : MY LIFE - STYLE

Guys!!  It’s been so long.  My “week long” break from the blog has turned into a two month sabbatical and I’m not happy about it one bit.  I’ve really missed rambling about random things.  Like for example, A.) I went to a really fun book signing the other day that I could have mentioned; B.) I’ve been getting CSA boxes on the regular and I made a new kale salad that I wanted to share; and C.) I’ve been spending all my money on polka dots.  Item C is not really a new thing per se, but I thought I’d just reiterate the point.

Let me tell you what happened.  First, my good friend and very talented graphic designer, Ann-Marie Morris, redesigned my blog and I LOVE IT SO MUCH.  Obsessed!  She is amazing!!  But then I handed over her beautiful design to a programmer and that’s when things got weird.  I really hope you didn’t check the blog in that awkward stage it was in for a solid 4 weeks.  Anyway, cut to today and there are still some major kinks and font issues but it will all get sorted out eventually.  In the meantime, if you see anything extra weird, will you let me know?  Appresh.

By the way, so excited to be back – I have so many things to share and discuss.  Thank you for sticking by me while I took a little blog vacation.  There were a few days in there where I almost threw in the towel.  But let’s be honest, I love talking about random stuff TOO MUCH to quit.  So here I am, with a blog facelift and a few more polka dots in my closet.

*wearing this Madewell dress, but more on that later!

**Photo by Ann-Marie Morris