Monday, January 31, 2011

Kind of Obsessed

I've been spending way too much time looking at pretty things online lately. I'm getting bored of my wardrobe and trying to dress up more often. Etsy is going to be the death of me. So, without further ado, things I am lusting:

1. Vintage wool skirts! I've seriously been contemplating throwing out all of my jeans. I love tights and skirts/dresses. Found here.

2. A pair of brown suede, beaded Minnetonkas. I'm a sucker for comfortable shoes. Elizabeth at Delightfully Tacky wears them quite well. Actually, I would pretty much wear anything in her closet. Found here.

3. Vintage ponchos + leather belt = perfection. Found here.

4. I originally saw Elsie sporting this starlette crown on A Beautiful Mess and with finally getting bangs a few months ago, I may actually be able to pull this off. Found here.

5. So perhaps you are aware of my obsession with copper. If not, well now you know. Found here.

I'm also really wanting some more dresses and a pair of brown leather oxfords to add to my closet. If money miraculously rained down on me, all of these lovelies would be in that closet. Until then, I'll keep lusting. On the bright side, I'm hopefully going thrifting on Thursday, so perhaps I will find some of these in a more affordable fashion. That's a jobless college student for ya.

And of course, I must leave you with some music. I heard this while taking a walk downtown with Kevin (boy in band with antique house) on Saturday night. Catchy tune!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Heidi Braids


A long time ago, I came across this picture on Flickr and fell in love with the hairstyle. Sadly, my hair was too short (or so I thought) and I'm kind of handicapped when it comes to fixing my hair. The other day it was like a tornado rolled through town or something. Winds were at a bajillion miles per hour and my hair was blowing everywhere. And then I remembered the Heidi braids. I found this tutorial and voila! I've been doing this three days in a row now. Ha. I've also been experimenting with other hairstyles. Yay for de-handicapping myself!

On a side note, I've been eyeing this chair from UO for forever. No one has anywhere to sit when they come over to my place, so I figured this would be perfect. Problem was, shipping was $25. Bah. So yesterday I went to the store, where it was double the online price, but they honored the online price for me! Heck yes. Too bad the online price went down another $10 today. Ugh.
Also, I want to add something to spice it up. A throw? A pillow? Suggestions?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Finding Something that was Lost

photo courtesy of me!


I found a love for photography some years ago, but after feedback that wasn't the greatest and a sense of disappointment in my work, I gave up. I got Photoshop and thought I'd give it another try, but I gave up on trying to figure out how to use that too. I don't know what possessed me to do it, but the other day I decided to sit and learn how to use Photoshop on some pictures I had taken last year. Low and behold, they came out to be what I always had hoped to get out of photography. I guess the point is, don't give up! You could be missing out on something beautiful.

P.S. Found this song yesterday. You can never go wrong with John Mayer. He never fails to impress...well, his music anyways.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Into the Woods

photo courtesy of slykendring


I absolutely love three day weekends. Taking advantage of our lovely day off, the family and I headed to Muir Woods. This amazing redwood forest lies across the bay, north of San Francisco and was declared a national monument by President Teddy Roosevelt himself. I've gone to Muir Woods since I was a few months old, thanks to my once-upon-a-time adventurous parents. It's been a while since I've been there and I almost forgot how majestic the place is. I'll be returning soon, no doubt!
Hope you all had a lovely three day weekend!

P.S. Finally added some blog buttons. They're kind of an awkward size, but I'm working on it. I kind of fail at html.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wrapped Around my Heart

1. Distorted Earth 2. MsRose 3. SpiralsandSpice 4. phoebestreasures

I've never been a big fan of silver and I like gold, but it always seems too fancy. Copper on the other hand, is probably my favorite metal. In Oregon this past summer, I encountered a LOT of copper jewelry and became fascinated with copper wire rings. Stupid me of course didn't bother to buy any and now that's all I want to wear. So here I am on the endless search for the perfect ring. I haven't quite found what I'm looking for and anything remotely close is out of my budget. Those are just some ideas up there. I'm thinking of going to Lowe's, buying some copper wire, and trying to make what I want. In the mean time, I'll keep looking.

Yeah, I love this the most, but since I don't have $800 lying around, copper wire rings it is!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Cliffs of San Francisco

photo courtesy of Ed Bierman


Well, school is in full swing and I've barely had time to blink, but this past weekend I managed to sneak away to one of my favorite places in the world, San Francisco. My sister, mom, and I decided to go for the day before picking my dad up from the airport. Long story short, we got there only with enough time to have dinner. So we went to our family's favorite restaurant, The Cliff House.
This place is truly magnificent. To put it in the least, it's pure California history. Built in 1858, it burned down twice (along with Sutro baths), but managed to survive the great earthquake and fire of 1906. The website has a nice little history summed up in about a minute. Worth watching. My favorite Cliff House, was the Victorian Cliff House, built after the first fire. Oh how I wish I could have seen it. Sadly, it too burned down with Sutro baths. The picture above is from the 1950's, and this is what it looks like today.
Anyways, you'll pay an arm and a leg to eat, but we go every couple of years for nice occasions. (My mom's birthday was last week, so that's ours. And girls night out!) I would love to have my wedding reception there someday, looking over the ocean. Two hours away isn't that bad, right?

Well, off to homework and Scrubs. Reminds me that pre-med will be worth it in the end, when my life has a Dr. Cox in it. Ha. Sorry if that history was a little drab. What can I say? I'm a nerd! Have a lovely (and hopefully warm) week :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Here We Go Again

photo courtesy of Kalamazoo


And so it begins. First day of winter quarter. Let the endless amount of coffee, hair-loss, and late nights commence.

Don't be surprised if I go missing for a while.

P.S. No, my University is not quite that pretty. I also figured the song fitting.