Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What I wore today: 05/21/2014 (Ginger and Clover)

Ginger and Clover Outfit: Modcloth cream lace "Grace Yourself Dress", Free People lace "Daisy Lane Ankle Socks", Free People open leather Jeffrey Campbell "Cast and Crew Ankle Boots"

So, I'm a ginger now! I decided to do something new with my hair, and I love the way it eventually turned out, but it was quite a nightmare getting here with a few missteps along the way. 

First, my stylist dyed my hair a dark oxblood color. Then, trying to correct it, she dyed it bright orange. I gave up on her, bought some brown dye and applied that on top of the orange to bring it down into the realm of realism.

I really like the way it looks. Unfortunately, since it's a Frankenstein's monster of a color, I doubt I'll be able to find a way to dye my roots to match when they come in, so I'll probably have to go back to brown pretty soon. 

Oh well, I'm just trying to enjoy it while it lasts. 

I've worn these boots about 5 days a week since I bought them last November. A few months ago, I bought these lace socks, and decided they are PERFECT with the boots so I bought two more pairs. When I love something, I really love it. 

Ginger and Clover Outfit: Modcloth cream lace "Grace Yourself Dress", Free People lace "Daisy Lane Ankle Socks", Free People open leather Jeffrey Campbell "Cast and Crew Ankle Boots"
Ginger and Clover Outfit: Modcloth cream lace "Grace Yourself Dress", Free People lace "Daisy Lane Ankle Socks", Free People open leather Jeffrey Campbell "Cast and Crew Ankle Boots"
Ginger and Clover Outfit: Modcloth cream lace "Grace Yourself Dress", Free People lace "Daisy Lane Ankle Socks", Free People open leather Jeffrey Campbell "Cast and Crew Ankle Boots"
Ginger and Clover Outfit: Modcloth cream lace "Grace Yourself Dress", Free People lace "Daisy Lane Ankle Socks", Free People open leather Jeffrey Campbell "Cast and Crew Ankle Boots"
Ginger and Clover Outfit: Modcloth cream lace "Grace Yourself Dress", Free People lace "Daisy Lane Ankle Socks", Free People open leather Jeffrey Campbell "Cast and Crew Ankle Boots"
Ginger and Clover Outfit: Modcloth cream lace "Grace Yourself Dress", Free People lace "Daisy Lane Ankle Socks", Free People open leather Jeffrey Campbell "Cast and Crew Ankle Boots"

Cream lace "Grace Yourself Dress" - Modcloth
Lace "Daisy Lane Ankle Socks" - Free People
Jeffrey Campbell open leather "Cast & Crew Ankle Boots" - Free People

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Our Trip to Williamsburg (In Instagrams)

This. Hat.

Last weekend, Ryan and I took a road trip to Williamsburg, VA. It was a blast, exactly the kind of vacation we love to take: spontaneous, full of surprises, lots of walking, nerdy adventures, fresh seafood. 

Road trip time
Turns out muskets are awesome.
Cute!
We love 7-Eleven! #midwestproblems
Jamestowne: come for the history, stay for the baby fox.
The fort on Jamestowne Island
Checking out the canons
Ryan getting a shot of the battlements
The battlements at Yorktown
The time has come, the walrus said...
So many good hats
Starting the day off right - #yum
The govenor's palace
Pocahontas
Loving all the colonial architecture here


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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

April Ins and Outs: What I Bought and Read This Month



April In/Out

April was a month of varying obsessions for me. The books I read seemed to come in pairs as each lead me to the next.



Oddly, Mary Roach's Gulp, an exploration of the digestive tract, put me in the mood to read about the extreme foodie-ism Dana Goodyear covers in Anything That Moves.



The Dinner, a story of parents dealing with the horror of their son's violence reminded me to read We Need to Talk About Kevin, which has been on my TBR list since I became obsessed with psychopathy after reading The Psychopath Test a couple years ago.



On a lighter note, Sarah Vowell's Hawaiian history, Unfamiliar Fishes put in in the mood to tackle another novel that has long been on my list, The Descendants.




While I was at it, I read Sideways which, like The Descendants, was a movie I enjoyed so much I thought I should give the book a go. This is the reverse order of how I prefer to enjoy film adaptations, but it works almost as well. I went ahead and rented the movie We Need to Talk About Kevin as well as the movie version of Never Let Me Go, both of which I'd been putting off seeing until reading the books.



Never Let Me Go was my book club book last month, and I think I enjoyed it more than anyone else in our group, though not so much as I expected to, given all the raving I've heard from friends who've read it and various voices around the bookternet.



Of the books I acquired last month, I've only starting The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Sex Criminals. So far I'm enjoying both quite a lot.