Fashion Blogger in an Empty Field

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Yes, the stereotypical "fashion blogger in the empty field" shot. There are TONS of these empty fields where my husb grew up. That also tells you what kind of town we're in................................and how exciting it is.
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I liked the way I belted my belt. And that's a picture of my face.
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Wearing F21 hat ($4), Gap dress ($8), thrifted belt ($1), and thrifted boots ($4).
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I almost didn't wear these black flat ankle boots I thrifted a while ago. I imagine them with skinnies but it's too hot to wear anything that suffocating. Because I was blessed with short stubby legs, I opted for an above-the-knee dress to make my legs look longer.

Random trip picture of the day:
Baywalk in Manila, Philippines
The sunset really was that pink and beautiful! While we were walking around, a couple of older ladies stopped us and commented on how white we were. They were really friendly and I'm pretty sure one of them had a crush on my BIL.

Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater

Sunday, June 27, 2010
This is not what I wore today. I wore this skirt instead but I was uncomfortable all throughout the day. It is because it is shorter than the last time I wore it. It must have shrunk in the dryer...or maybe because I am an inch taller now...which I am. So this skirt is what I wish I had picked out this morning instead.
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Random trip picture of the day:
Brothers at Intramuros in Manila, Philippines

We should all practice smiling more

Friday, June 25, 2010
We bought ourselves a new camera yesterday because ours is falling apart. It was not my fault. (Yes, it was.) Chase will be practicing his picture-taking skillz and I will practice on my smiling. 
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Random trip picture of the day:
Food cart at Diviosora Market in Manila, Philippines

I try to love my niece more than my laptop.

Thursday, June 24, 2010
My 12-year-old niece complained to me today that I was on the computer too much. Guilty. So in effort to be the cool aunt, this is going to be quick. This outfit was inspired by this J.Crew look. Their catalogs always make my knees buckle. ...or maybe it's the prices.
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Today's also the last day to enter to win a Lime Ricki swimsuit. They're bright, colorful, and oh-so-cute! Plus, they have tummy control bottoms. I mean, seriously?? Where do I sign???
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Wearing secondhand two-tone choker necklace ($5), thrifted Gap shirt ($4), thrifted belt ($1), Shade Clothing skirt ($12), and Ros Hommerson oxfords ($25).
Random trip picture of the day:
Pogs! at Diviosora Market in Manila, Philippines

I think I need more belts and shoes..

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
...or I'm just awesome at remixing. I figure a week is good enough time to wear something again....except for jeans. I can wear the same pair of jeans for a month. Hey, it's not gross. It's efficient. No, wait.. That's gross. What was I talking about again? This heat is getting to me. I'm going swimming. SEEYA.
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Remember my last outfit post? Check out how Kendi made it hers. I love it! Don't you??
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Wearing Ann Taylor Outlet dress ($20), belt (from another dress), and Seychelles mary-janes ($15).

Random trip picture of the day:
Big Buddha in Hong Kong.

I'd rather smirk than smile...and that's a fact.

Sunday, June 20, 2010
If you can't tell, I love this skirt. I want to wear it every day. No, not really. I want to wear it every week to church and every other event that calls for a skirt because you look at it and automatically think I'm cool. Think it. I know you just did!
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I discovered a little trick today. I knew I wanted to wear this necklace Melissa gave me as a good-bye gift but it clashed with my round neckline so I added some ribbon in the back and made it longer. Hurrah for creativity!
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Random trip picture of the day:
The street restaurant we ate in Hong Kong. It was fun to people watch and try steamed frog (NOT).


Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there...especially mine because he had to put up with me for 22 years.

Goal today? Get dressed.

Friday, June 18, 2010
It's been a while since I got dressed in real clothes. But tonight we went to see Toy Story 3 (which I LOVED)  and I didn't think they would let me in the theater if I were naked. Just kidding. I would've at least worn a scarf. 
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Wearing 2the9s tee (courtesy of 2the9s shop), F21 necklace ($8), Aeropostale jeans ($20), and Ros Hommerson oxfords ($25).

Thank you to enSTYLEpedia and Mikaela for the blog award!

Random trip picture of the day:
The subway stations in Hong Kong are always crazy packed but this was the first time we saw someone stuffing in as many people as possible.

Lime Ricki Swimwear Giveaway (CLOSED)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Remember when Lime Ricki Swimwear sponsored this giveaway last month? There were hundreds and hundreds of entries, but unfortunately, only one winner. But, lucky you, Lime Ricki has offered to sponsor another giveaway!!
Lime Ricki Swimwear was started by three sisters (and best friends) who wanted hip and modest swimsuit options. Lime Ricki is all about exposing your personal style while keeping you comfortably covered. From fun and playful, to vintage inspired, Lime Ricki has an variety of styles to help you look and feel comfortable and confident at the pool or beach. Lime Ricki wants to give away one of their fabulous swimsuits to one of you! They've also supplied a discount code for 15% off until June 30th if you enter CLOTHED at check-out.

One lucky reader will win their choice of swimsuit (tankini and any bottom/skirt or a one-piece)!

Each entry must be in a separate comment because I will determine the winner by giving each entry a number and use random.org to select the winning number. Anyone can enter! ...including my international friends!

Mandatory entry:
  • Go to Lime Ricki and tell me which swimsuit you would get if you won. Leave me your email address if you want to win. If you don't do this entry, all of your other entries will be deleted!
Bonus entries:

Giveaway will end on Thursday, June 23rd at midnight PST.
The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email. If not, a new winner will be chosen and contacted.

Update: The winner is Justina.

What I'm wearing to a BBQ in five minutes

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Eep! I'm supposed to be out the door right now but I wanted to do a quick post of what I'm wearing tonight. Lately, Chase and I have been busy with yard work, digging trenches, and enjoying the pool. I think it's safe to say then it's probably a good thing that I haven't posted in the past few days. It's hard to look cute when you're dirty and sweaty.
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Wearing J.Crew Outlet tee (gift from my mom), thrifted skirt ($3), belt (from one of my dresses), and Seychelles mary-janes ($15).

Random trip picture of the day:
Food vendor in Hong Kong. Soooo delicious even if the only food I recognized was hot dogs.

2nd Saturday

Sunday, June 13, 2010
Yesterday we went downtown to Sac-town for 2nd Saturday. It was so fun! There were bands everywhere, fashion shows, fun activities for the kid in you, and tons of people. We even spotted two "famous" Sacramentoans (is that right?!?) - Sacramento Kings NBA player #13 (yeah, that's how much I care about sports) and UFC fighter __ Faber (I didn't catch his first name).
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I knew we'd walk a lot, it'd be hot, and that there was the possibility of big gusty winds, which immediately eliminated skirts and dresses for me so I went with some skinnies and my most comfortable sandals. Even though my hat could have been blown away, I took the chance and wore it. Most of my jewelry is packed away so it was the only accessory I could think of!

And as I promised..
One of the many Hong Kong street markets. So fun!

All I need now is a beach cruiser...

Friday, June 11, 2010
I feel California-y today even though I still carry a Utah driver's license (not for long). Now if I can only convince someone to buy me a new bike...
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Wearing F21 hat ($4), Hanes tee (free), secondhand BDG jeans ($17), and Wal-Mart sandals ($10).

I bought a new hat once I got back from the Philippines. I gave mine to a little Filipino girl on the street. I really liked it and was sad I wouldn't be able to find another one but thanks to mass-producing stores, we'll never run out of anything. Thanks, Forever 21!

I have a lot of pictures from the trip still and thought I'd include one in the outfit posts for those who were interested. If not, you still have my outfit deets!
Backpacking and LOST in Hong Kong. We couldn't find our hostel!

In the Wrong Decade

Wednesday, June 09, 2010
I'm not too knowledgeable in decades and what was popular then but I do know that wide legs were the jazz in the 70s. (Just kidding. I didn't know that. I had to confirm it with my MIL.) I definitely felt as though I went back in time in this quaint little town my husb grew up in and my wide leg jeans. Actually, it always feels like I've gone back in time whenever I'm here....every time.
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Denim on Denim

Tuesday, June 08, 2010
I was a little skeptical about blue denim together but now I know if done right (like me, obvi) it's awesome. This was inspired by Erin....because she's awesome.
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So no bruises today but I still feel like I just had a nose job... Like my face needed to be any flatter!
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Wearing thrifted Gap shirt ($4), secondhand BDG jeans ($17), and Old Navy wedges ($15).

Black...but no blue or purple

Monday, June 07, 2010
Guess what? In the middle of the night I had to go to the bathroom and while I was walking through the dark hallway trying to find the doorknob with my outstretched arms, I ran into the door frame. Who knew you could hit your face so hard?? No bruises yet but I'm expecting some purple and blue tomorrow because I feel like I've been in a cage fight.
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Wearing Shade Clothing shirt (free with gift card), bib necklace (won from Ela's giveaway), J Brand jeans ($158), and flats from the Philippines ($7).

 Oh, and thanks to Emma Clark for the blog award!

Where's the Boat?

Sunday, June 06, 2010
My second package came from Annie of Little Ocean Annie. She sent me two tops - one which I'm wearing here. She heard my forlorn plea and offered to send me a few things because they were moving and it really proved to me that she really is genuine and sweet as anyone can see from her blog. Thanks so much, Annie!!!!! The best part of this outfit is that it cost me $12 - thanks to Annie.
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I gotta go swimming now. My niece has been begging me throughout these pictures, which explains my smiley mood here!!
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Wearing secondhand Old Navy shirt (from Annie), thrifted belt ($2), thrifted skirt hemmed by me ($3), and secondhand wedges ($7).

A Little Edgy and a Little Nice

Saturday, June 05, 2010
We got back at 1 this morning with horrible neck cramps and ready for a clean bed and a real shower after 48 hours of traveling and layovers - ugh. It's great to finally be back and not have to be on an airplane any time soon. After 10 flights for one vaca, I think I'm good for a couple of years..
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I had a couple lovely packages waiting for me when I got back. This jacket was one of 'em! I personally wouldn't have picked it out if I saw it on a hanger just because I'm a wimp like that.. But I'm definitely glad to have such an edgy piece in my closet now! What do you think? I already know I'm going to wear this thing to rags!!!
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Fall 2010 RTW, My Modest Picks: V

Thursday, June 03, 2010
Hopefully by the time you read this, Chaser-babe and I will have safely arrived in SFO. And hopefully I won't have lost my last bits of fashion sense while wearing the same things for three weeks!!!

Sorry....had to pass on all the "U" designers! 

It is a new modern take on the classic white and black combo!

Vivienne Tam
Such an amazing coat!!!

Vivienne Westwood Red Label
Love it all except for those orange booties. Eeek!


Click here for the full list of Fall 2010 RTW, My Modest Picks.

Fall 2010 RTW, My Modest Picks: T

Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Silk jumpsuit with a tuxedo blazer? Only MKA could pull that off.

Tibi
Talk about flowy goodness!

Todd Lynn
Love the jacket. Want the jacket.

Tommy Hilfiger
Loving the pops of orange! (I only picked one of the many orangey outfits from this collection.)

Tory Burch
I'm all for the shimmer and glimmerrr this fall!

Tracy Reese
Love the bigbig scarves! And the clothes too, I guess..Well, of course! I love the coral-like print of that dress!


Click here for the full list of Fall 2010 RTW, My Modest Picks.