Schoolgirl

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Schoolgirl
Schoolgirl
Yesterday while I was at CVS, I came to the realization that school starts in a little over a month for me.  Which was kind of a sobering thought, to say the least.  It seems as though all the stores put out their back-to-school supplies approximately one week after school gets out for the summer (which i can never understand, anyway.  who wants to go back-to-school shopping in the middle of summer??).  So in spirit of all that, here's a schoolgirl-inspired look for ya!  The blue crop top felt a little too open for me to not wear anything under it, so I layered a white peter pan collar blouse underneath it and somehow a schoolgirl look evolved from that.  Oh and these sunglasses?  They're stolen from my dad.  I love wearing them because they make me look cooler than I actually am... ha.
Schoolgirl
Schoolgirl
Schoolgirl
Schoolgirl
blue crop top is american apparel, peter pan collar blouse is from urban outfitters, skirt is american apparel, shoes are from urban outfitters, socks are from target, and sunglasses are ray ban.

Bright Young Things

Monday, July 30, 2012
Bright Young Things
Bright Young Things
Beautiful film photography by Wendy Bevan for Italian Marie Claire. Mildly reminiscent of The Great Gatsby, no?

In other news, I was talking to someone today about The Great Gatsby and they said, "What's that?"  I am completely and utterly speechless.

Speaking of completely and utterly, it would also be completely and utterly cool if I looked that glamorous while playing the piano.  Just sayin'.

(found via esther from the sticks)

Style Icons

Style Icons
I love the style icon series by Emma Block.  I want the Audrey Hepburn one for my room!  Which one is your style icon? 

Done!!

Done!
A few of you have asked that I post more about my running, so here it goes!  If you follow me on Twitter, you know that yesterday my dad, mom, and I ran the SF marathon (only the half marathon though, not the full marathon; we're not that hardcore... yet!).  I'm super proud of my dad... this was his first half marathon and he did amazing!  He said he's 90% sure he's going to do it again next year!
Done!This was the 5th half marathon my mom and I have run (the first one being two years ago).  My mom set a PR (personal record) for herself, and I placed 3rd in my age division out of 53.  It's an incredible feeling to run alongside so many people from all over the world.  It's also incredibly cool to be able to run right in the middle of the streets of San Francisco, since all the roads are blocked off for runners.  I mean, come on, when else are you going to be able to do that??

The best part about running any race is the next day you can do absolutely positively nothing and not feel guilty about it!  Needless to say, today is a complete and utter personal day, full of reading (i'm currently reading the secret life of bees) and watching the Olympics with my family.

(first, fourth, and fifth photos from the sf marathon, second and third from my instagram feed)

House snaps

Friday, July 27, 2012
House snaps
House snaps
House snaps
House snaps
Just some snapshots around the house.  I have a propensity for taking random pictures around the house throughout the day.  Not all is lost, though, because I can share it with you guys, right?  See, the benefits of blogging are endless!

July is flying by much too fast for my liking... this weekend, the fam and I are running the SF half marathon.  It's my dad's first half marathon, so it should be a mixture of nervousness/excitement.

Also, my new blog layout is coming along quite nicely!  If all goes according to schedule, it should launch late August.  I've been in contact with some very lovely folks and it looks like we're going to have some regular columns/contributors here on the blog!  I'm so excited!!  Don't forget to shoot me an email if you have any suggestions :)

Viola Cangi

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Viola Cangi
Viola Cangi
Viola Cangi
Viola Cangi
Viola Cangi
These travel photos by Viola Cangi are killing me with their prettiness.  I mean, come on.  A wall of hanging flower pots?  Doesn't get much better than that, folks.

Pola this and pola that

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Polaroids
I've been playing more with my Polaroid camera as of late... I took a bunch of pictures last week and the week before that, but unfortunately I had my camera on the wrong setting and most of the pictures came out super overexposed :/  For now, here are some from the batch that didn't get messed up.  I get a kick out of the fourth one.  Of all the places for the film to have a random imperfection, it had to be right over my face.  Ha.  But it does look kinda cool in an abstract way, I suppose!

Sewing skills

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sewing skills
Sewing skills
Sewing skills
Sewing skills
This girl seriously takes DIY to the next level.  Just check out this adorable 1950's swimsuit she made!  Major skills.  I must admit, I'm a little envious.

Table prints

Monday, July 23, 2012
Table prints
Lately I've been inspired by these table prints from 5ft inf.  I love the little trinkets and she has the prettiest compositions.  People collect the most interesting things...

Little pretties

Little pretties
Little pretties
Little pretties 
How are you spending your Monday morning?  I've been spending mine looking at pretty videos like this and this.  Also, here's a little video my friend Emma took of me to supplement a photo shoot we did last month, if you're so inclined...

A fruit picking we will go

Friday, July 20, 2012
A fruit picking we will go
As I mentioned on Wednesday, the fam I went fruit picking last weekend at Tachella Family Farms.  Peach picking, to be exact.  The weather was perfect... not too hot, not too cold.  Just right.  Perfect summer weather.  It seems like July is flying by much too quick for my liking (already august soon!) and I'm sad to see the summer going by so fast.  Poo.  But it makes me cherish days like these all the more.
A fruit picking we will go
A fruit picking we will go
A fruit picking we will go
A fruit picking we will go
A fruit picking we will go
A fruit picking we will go
A fruit picking we will go
A fruit picking we will go

Sponsor in August

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Welcome to Pleasantville

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Welcome to Pleasantville
Welcome to Pleasantville
Welcome to Pleasantville
Welcome to Pleasantville
Welcome to Pleasantville
Oh lordy, how I adore everything about this editorial by Nick Scott for Madison Australia.  It has such a great retro California vibe going on... Brady Bunch, anyone?  Sometimes I wish people dressed up like this everyday!

Buttercup

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Buttercup Buttercup Buttercup Buttercup I got this dreamy delight of a bag from Audrey Grace a few weeks ago and I don't really think it's left my shoulder since. Now you wouldn't expect yellow to match with a lot of things, but I've found that it's just the pop of color I need to accent my outfits. Plus the bag is HUGE, so I can throw in a bunch of stuff and run out the door, no problem. Buttercup Buttercup Buttercup Buttercup PS. Totally have Build Me Up Buttercup stuck in my head now after writing this post :)

sweater is urban outfitters, shirt is vintage, trousers are american apparel, shoes are vintage, yellow orla kiely handbag is c/o audrey grace, belt is vintage

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