Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hanging Out In the Dugout

Two nights ago was baseball great Derek Jeter's last home game ever.  Now, I don't really follow the sport anymore, but there was a time when my brothers and I were huge fans.  We each had our own baseball card collections, loved going to The Dugout baseball card store, and Dad even took us to a few baseball card shows.  The three of us each had our favorite players: Taylor's was Mark McGwire, Andrew's was Derek Jeter, and mine was Alex Rodriguez.  In honor of Jeter's last game, I broke out the old collection books and flipped through.

We spent many hours organizing them to no end, trading amongst each other, and putting them in order from most to least favorite.  We each had a special way to display our favorite players' cards.  Taylor put his in individual cases, Andrew had a smaller book of pages, and I had mine in the front of my big book.

And in the back of mine, I had a special section called the Funny Pages, housing cards where the player was making a funny face, or in the middle of a weird body contortion.  Oh man, we had some good times, and it was fun to flip through them again, remembering certain cards and players.  Andrew and Taylor, next time you're in town, we should break them out again and have a trading session, just like old times.

(photos by e.hunt)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Alluring Rose and Antique Gold

Feeling a bit vintage-y today, even though I'm not wearing anything that qualifies in that category.  I think it's the textures.  A creamy lace dress embodies that old fashion vibe, while the cowboy boots add a little rustic simplicity.

(photos by e.hunt)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Welcome to Starbucks, What Can I Get For You Today?

I accepted a job as a Starbucks barista yesterday!  In a few weeks, I'll be able to whip up any kind of venti grande mocha java chip latte frappacino that you want.

(photo collected from starbuckssirenart)

When the Sun Was Young

I went to one of my favorite Kirkwood places today: the Community Garden.  It is in full bloom right now, with little watermelon gourd things laying around, gold and red flowers interspersed throughout, and some big leafy stalks sprouting upwards.  My outfit fits right in with the early fall theme, with little ankle boots and socks, my Italian flea market skirt, and a nautically striped shirt, tucked in and belted.

(photos by e.hunt)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Excitedly Echoed In These Rooms

I found a few really great room inspirations on Pinterest this morning.  The mixing of patterns in the first one is delightfully underwhelming, and the colorful garland hanging from the ceiling completes the whimsical vibe.

This one is a bit more eclectic, looking like it was pieced together from finds at the flea market or thrift store.  I love the lights draped around the mirror.

And here's one that's a perfect blank slate.  Lots of sunlight, most likely some good wall space in the non-pictured sides of the room, cool architectual elements in the windows and vaulted ceilings, and a nice, neutral color to spice up with furniture and artwork.

(photos collected from anthropologie, casachaucha, and lightbox-ny)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Patience Is Not the Ability to Wait, But How You Act While You're Waiting

Once I am making some money again (I have a second interview with Starbucks on Monday, so we'll see if that works out) there are a few things I'd like to acquire to fill out my fall wardrobe for the year.

First, a full-on Winter coat.  My recent re-watching of the show with the greatest winter looks ever, Gossip Girl, reaffirmed my need for an actual coat.  A leather motorcycle or bomber jacket would be great too.

Second, olive green jeans.  They would work perfectly with my mainly black, grey, and navy wardrobe.

Third, more sweaters.  I have a feeling I will be going to Goodwill a lot this year to fill out my sweater collection at a low cost.

And an optional fourth, more boots!  I can't get enough of the ankle boot, and would love to have a couple more options on my shoe shelf.  A good pair of bad weather boots is the priority though.

(photos collected from pinterest, celebstyle, victorialannom, seamsforadesire, vanillaextract, azita66, stylemotivation, classygirlswearpearls, rachelsayumi, whatoliviadid, and api.shopstyle)

Friday, September 19, 2014