August 2013 archive

Stripes on the Cliffs

Over the weekend, I went camping on the Oregon coast with Eric and his family. We woke up early Saturday morning to drive to Newport and it was so overcast and foggy all day which made the drive both a little eerie and totally gorgeous. Eric and I spent the afternoon exploring the beach near our campground. We climbed all over the rocks (though Eric was much more capable and fearless than I was) and found all sorts of tiny fish, crabs, starfish, sea anemone and jelly fish. After gorging ourselves on calamari and chips for dinner, we headed out to explore the coastline for spots to take pictures. We randomly stumbled upon this spot with gorgeous cliffs and waves breaking over the rocks. Eric took a ton of amazing pictures and we explored rock arches, caves, and blow holes. Days like this make me so grateful to live where I do. 
Since we were going to be in the car most of the morning and then hanging out at a campground, I definitely wanted to dress pretty casually. I made the mistake the first summer Eric and I were dating of wearing a dress to drive eight hours to Idaho for a weekend of camping, much to Eric’s chagrin, and I definitely won’t be making that mistake again. So it was a comfy sweater, jean shorts, and flat sandals for me. These denim shorts are my absolute favorites – I’ve had them for years and they get a ton of use every single summer. I really need to find a couple more pairs so that I don’t wear them out too badly. I picked up this red striped sweater at Nordstrom Rack last summer for about $5 (it’s a size XL!) and I’m so glad I did because it slouches just the right amount and looks so cute with denim shorts and strappy sandals.

( Sweater: Nordstrom Rack / Shorts: American Eagle / Sandals: Payless / Sunglasses: c/o Nordstrom B.P. ) 

On a complete sidenote, I am so excited to meet all of you who found my blog through my post on Selective Potential. I seriously have not stopped smiling since last Thursday as I’ve been reading through all of your sweet comments! I’m trying to visit all of your blogs and respond to every comment and I’ve really enjoyed finding a bunch of new blogs to follow. So thank you all so much for stopping by and reading my blog! I am feeling the love!

Guest Posting on Selective Potential

I am so excited to be guest posting on Tieka’s blog, Selective Potential, today! Tieka was one of the very first style bloggers I found way back when and her blog was the reason I decided to start my own. When she asked for guest blogger submissions on her blog a few weeks ago, I knew I had to give it a shot, but I honestly did not expect to be picked. My heart was racing so fast when I got her email! I had so much fun working on my “Adventure in Style” post so make sure to head over to her blog to find out more about Portland’s wacky doughnut shop and my handmade doughnut dress!

A Dose of Pink and Navy

I love this sweet little peasant top so much. When I bought it, I couldn’t wait to pair it with my navy paper-bag waist shorts, even if I was a little indecisive about whether I should tuck my top in all the way or not. This is the sort of top I can remember being drawn to at certain points during my childhood and teen-hood so I love that it’s timeless, ageless, and will come back in style again and again. I’d love to hear your opinion – do you like the top better tucked all the way in or not?

On Tuesday, my family and I went to a Train concert which was so much fun. I love Train and I’ve been to see them with my parents quite a few times now. Train was the first of my parents’ music that I actually liked as a kid. I think my parents started listening to them when I was about five and I remember begging my mom to play certain songs in the car (mainly the “butterfly song,” also known as “Get to Me”). I always love going to Train concerts because the music spans all the way from my childhood to songs that are popular now. My favorite part of the concert was when Pat Monahan covered Macklemore’s song “Can’t Hold Us” and I got to shock my dad by belting out every word and dancing along to it (the dancing part is a pretty big deal for this rhythmicly-challenged soul). They also had Gavin DeGraw and The Script opening for them which was super fun as well. I love going to concerts, I just wish I could go to more of them!

( Top, shorts: Forever 21 / Shoes: American Eagle )

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