Thursday, August 14, 2014

Live Music - Jenny Lewis (part II)

Continuing on with the Jenny Lewis concert videos, I present three more gems in all their shaky glory:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Live Music - Jenny Lewis (part I)

Guess who actually left the house last night and went on what could possibly be labeled as a date? This gal.

The husband and I made the arduous (ok, like 40 minutes) trek north to Salt Lake City to see the always glorious Jenny Lewis live at The Depot. The husband wasn't super keen on going with (my poor metalhead husband), but this was the third time I was able to see Miss Lewis do her thing (I saw Rilo Kiley in 2003 and Jenny & Johnny in 2010) and she did not disappoint.

I braved the crowd and spent the concert in (what essentially equates to) the second row and it was totally worth the beer spilled on my shoes, sore feet, and invasion of my personal space bubble. I'm old (28), so this was the first time in years that I got that close to the stage -- I'm usually happy to relax on the balcony -- but like I said, totally worth it.

The setlist was great with a wide variety of songs pulled from all of her solo records and a few Rilo Kiley goodies thrown in for good measure.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Wishlist - Pinup Girl Clothing

Pinup Girl Clothing Wishlist

Pinup Girl Clothing is typically a bit out of my reach cost wise, so I have to plan my purchases carefully. I always have a number of pieces sitting on my wishlist waiting for just the right sale and/or just the right amount of room in my budget.

Although more expensive than my typical clothing, each piece is wonderfully made (in America) with loads of beautiful fabric, and I've never been disappointed with a purchase. Plus, how can you not get behind a company run by a bunch of badass women?

At the moment there are quite a lot more pieces on my wishlist, but I narrowed it down to just five:

1. The Havana dress because the colors are gorgeous and I love the simplicity of throwing on a dress that can be worn to work, the store, a bbq... just about anywhere.

2. The Heidi dress in leopard print because it's the perfect leopard print for this picky gal.

3. The Italian landscape print Jenny because I've yet to see a single woman wear this and not look drop dead gorgeous.

4. The Jenny skirt in black because it's the perfect voluminous black skirt that could be worn with, like, 75% of the tops in my closet.

5. The Snow White print Jenny dress, just because. I wasn't sold on the print at first because I'm not a huge Snow White fan to begin with, but seeing it on a number of lovely ladies has changed my mind. It's much more vibrant and can be paired with loads of different colored cardigans (which is what it's all about). And come on, art by Stephanie Buscema? That's hard to say no to.
Stephanie Buscema
Stephanie Buscema

Are you a Pinup Girl Clothing fan? What are your favorite pieces?

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Backyard Camping

A few weeks ago we decided to give backyard camping a go.

What the frak were we thinking??

The husband and I both grew up camping, but had only been once since we started dating in 2008 (we received a lot of lovely camping gear for our wedding, but had been sitting in storage since that one and only use). We've toyed around with the idea of going for a few years now, but have always put it off: "I'm pregnant, I don't want to camp. Maybe after the kid's born", "I don't want to camp with a newborn, let's wait until he's a little older", "I don't want to camp with  a toddler!"

Soooo on a whim we decided to bring our camping gear back to the house and have a wee little camp-out in the backyard for one evening. To say that the kid was excited would be an understatement.

And even though the photos don't show it, I was actually right in the middle of all of it, I swear.

Backyard Camping Backyard Camping Backyard Camping Backyard Camping Backyard Camping

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Vanity - Summer Is Rubbish

Let's all acknowledge that it's ridiculously terribly hot as of late, shall we? And if you're in Utah like me, it's been humid as well, which means we've all been in misery. 80 degrees in my house with the swamp cooler on full blast and the fan going? That's just cruel (cruel summer).

So now that we've gotten that out of the way, it's safe to assume that you won't judge me when I tell you that besides when I'm at work or out running errands, I haven't been wearing makeup or doing my hair, or lets be honest, wearing a bra. My face always looks a bit sunburned (even though I stay out of the sun), makeup melts right off, curls fall, hair frizzes and is somehow greasy at the same time, and sweat stains are never attractive. Obviously I don't tolerate the heat very well at all, so you'll understand why I put little to no effort into my "look" 6 out of 7 days a week during the summer.

Since looking nice isn't really happening these days, I'm obviously going to photograph the crap out of things on the rare occasion I exert some effort, so bear with me, eh?

Vanity Vanity

Monday, July 28, 2014

Insta Recap

Instagram Recap
1.Playing around with pin curl styling  /  2. The Veronica Mars movie!  /  3. Filling in my eyebrows & foam rollers  /  4. I swear they love me  /  5. Big rolls  /  6. Vintage(ish) patterns  /  7. The monkey helped me do my lipstick  /  8. Hooray for Lowes!  /  9. Flamingo love  /  10. 1940's pattern  /  11. Oh hey red!  /  12. Family date night

Instagram Recap
1.My little photobomber  /  2. Strawberries  /  3. Vintage gingham dress  /  4. More patterns /  5. I love this little monkey  /  6. Marriage  /  7. Practicing brushing out pincurls  /  8. Utah state capitol  /  9. Matador skirt  /  10. UVU Autism conference  11. Grandpa & Monkey  /  12. Signed book by David Finch

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