As the dust settles

29 Jun

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Daily outfit and style tips, wearing green and white dress, ochre elastic belt, gold tights, platform sandals


This is the blogging equivalent of dine-and-dash, it’s more like blog-and-dash. It’s been a busy week since our return. While most of my life is back to normal, I’m still struggling to get all the loose ends tied, blogging and regular exercise being the two primary things of importance that are crying out for my attention.

It was Fil’s birthday yesterday.

I’m using that as my excuse this week. We had a lovely dinner at his favorite restaurant in San Francisco, Prospect, followed by a cocktail at Bourbon and Branch. Then we called it a night, it was only Tuesday after all.


Daily outfit and style tip, wearing short black dress, black tights, black boots


I went from demure to 80′s rocker chick for the occasion. I couldn’t help but pose next to the first layer of new curtains I put up right in front of the wall I painted last weekend. Nesting ahoy! Also, it was raining outside. Not just drizzling or misting, pouring rain!

See you later!

{ deets: }

Garden dress/H&M, ochre elastic belt/Anthropologie, gold sparkly tights/Urban Outfitters, platform sandals/Urban Outfitters, aqua bangle/picked up in Costa Brava, geometric black dress/H&M, black tights/unknown, black slouchy boots/Nordstrom’s, sparkly infinity scarf/gifted, necklace/gifted.


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  1. Mode Plus

    June 29, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    It seems like 24 hours in a day isn’t enough, right? I’m wanting to do a gazilion things at a time: reading blogs, doing outfit posts, redoing my living room, have a life. Pff, maybe I should start want gazilion ing less and enjoying more. Love the garden dress.


    June 30, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Take things easy…
    I love the 80s and you absolutely ROCK the look.

  3. Pam @over50feeling40

    June 30, 2011 at 3:20 am

    I love the dress in the first photo!! Gorgeous! Why don’t you sign up on my site for the accessory swap I am hosting…they are lots of fun and a great way to get to know another blogger really well….I think you would like it and thank you so much for your sweet comments earlier in the week!!

  4. Rebekah

    June 30, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I love your hair in these pictures! So pretty! I also like the dichotomy of sweet and demure vs. sexy rocker chick.

  5. Gracey at Fashion For Giants

    June 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I love both looks, but you look totally badass in that second pose. And for that, I salute you!

    Happy Birthday, Fil!

  6. ofelia

    June 30, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    The first look is romantic and ultra-femenine and the second is 80′s nostalgia rock and roll chick!

  7. Dusk

    July 1, 2011 at 12:42 am

    I found my way here via Beautifully Invisible’s ‘Real Woman’ post… your answer resonated most with me because that’s how I feel too.
    …too often, a woman indentifying herself as a “real woman” then has an opinion on what and who isn’t a “real woman”. That to me immediately makes her less than a humanitarian.

    And I love that you can rock and roll both looks! You look fabulous and phwoar! what a body!!

  8. Fashnlvr

    July 1, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Both of these dresses look great on you! I love the “watercolor” print of the first and the geometrics of the second.

  9. Terri

    July 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Yowza, that going out dress is a beaut!

  10. For Those About To Shop

    July 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    That top one is exactly what I was looking for today. I need a nice modest feminine floral dress. Not easy to find. You look truly fantastic in both of these disparate looks (NOT desparate: different from one another !)

  11. Jodi

    July 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    WOW both looks are beautiful. I almost bought that dress in the first photo and didnt. now I kick myself!! I love it with that wide belt (of course!!) and talk about hotstuff in the 2nd photo.. rawr!

    hope all is well. .I havent been by for awhile.. training is taking up all my time and I havent been dressing up and posting!! LOL xoxo J