I’m of the mindset that you can strut your style in any setting, and in that way I’ve been a big fan of wearing polka dots to work.
(Excuse the goofy pose! This is what happens when Kyle takes my pictures and tells me to look “jaunty”) I’m not sure when polka dots became my thing, but in this instance, black and silvery polka dots are most definitely my jam.
And hot curlers in the morning make me feel like a fancy housewife from the 50’s while I’m getting ready in the morning! And makes for curls that last all day.
…and when you take a selfie and forget to flip your camera back around, then later go to take a picture of your pup from above, you end up with something terrifying like this:
My boss gave me this little guy so we can throw them at each other when we’re wearing headphones. To get each other’s attention. It’s fun.
Here are some links for you today:
- Found out about 100daysofhappy from A Beautiful Mess, and I love the idea! One simple step each day and you’re starting to realizing how grateful you are for your life.
- With how much I’ve been taking photos of the pooch, these tips for photographing your dog couldn’t have come at a better time.
- Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest is at it again over at A Beautiful Mess, this time with a clean and simple plant stand tutorial.
- Have you ever noticed the larger the company, the larger the propensity for bureaucracy*? Seth Godin has wise things to say about this, like always.
- Gretchen Jones is at Pendleton, back in Portland, and on the Portland Mercury site lookin’ fly. Kind of wish I had her life.
- Speaking of creatives with style, these 5 sewing tutorials have me wishing I had time to bust out my old machine.
- Not only is EastSideBride hilarious for anyone planning a wedding, she’s a genuine creative and talented ladypants who GETS the creative ennui that hits everyone searching for their passion.
- This campaign seems to be getting around the blogs these days, and I happen to be proud to have been called “bossy” my whole life- it means I take charge, am a natural leader, and can get things done! An excerpt:
When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.
*I had the hardest time spelling that word for some reason, and one of my mis-spelled and typoed attempts was “bureaucrazy”, which I think is sort of better anyway.
I love the shapes and minty colors of what is arguably the prettiest of Portland’s bridges. Plus, look at the buggy!
…and Osa rocked her new purple collar:
(Purple is your color, girl!)
…and I ate sherbet from a tiny mug, with a tiny spoon:
(Who is that giant woman!!?!)
…and Osa spent a good amount of time outside.
(Such a majestic creature.)
Now here we are today, defrosting our cars and drying out our sneakers from yesterday’s downpour. Yep, it’s spring 🙂
The creative to do list: where left brain and right brain thinking intersect.
(Post-it notes are particularly satisfying because you can crumple up the task and throw it in the recycle bin when you’re done. Unless you’re me. Then you miss the bin entirely and make a mini mess.)
Here’s an outfit post! It’s been a while since my last one, mostly because I’ve been too busy and uninspired to make myself much more than just passably decent to look at.
Today, I looked in my closet and paired a sweater with some jeans in a way I wouldn’t have thought to before! I like the mix of textures, patterns and neutral colors. It was also dressy enough for work, but comfortable like staying in my PJ’s all day.
An oversized stripey sweater is becoming a wardrobe staple.
Loose knit sweater details.
A little crazy, but still subtle- patterned jeans.
Wood bead necklace with leather boots (and an inquisitive pup)
I love finding new combinations in my own closet- it’s a little like shopping but without having to spend the money.