February 2, 2010

Of Apples and Moleskins

Cardigan- Vintage, Dress- Vintage, Belt- Vintage, Shoes- Target

When I came in to upload these pictures I was rather expecting something totally different. See I had no time to take photos before I got into work, nor did I have time to eat. So I took about five minutes and ran outside, apple in mouth, snapped three photos and ran back into the office to answer a phone call. To my surprise I actually really liked he way they came out! Considering that I forgot my tripod and had to prop my camera up on an electrical box which is at an awkward height, they actually looked pretty decent (well minus my face in the first one, I'm not sure what's going on there). Surprises like that are always so very nice.

So as you probably gather I kind of just threw this together this morning by grabbing the first dress I saw in my closet. I always forget how much I love wearing this dress until I put it on again and then I wonder why I don't wear it more often. The thing about it is this is one of those dresses that can be styled many ways, and doesn't need a whole lot to accompany it. So if say, you were up really late the night before because you got a bee in your bonnet about the way a song you wrote was written and you just really needed to fix it until 1:30 in the morning, then you can get up and put on this dress and still look presentable at work. Now if only your eyes would stay open.

On another note I finally bought myself a moleskin notebook, two actually, in an effort to organize myself. I'm such a terribly organizer! Seriously! I usually just let everything sit in my head and swirl around with no organizational system! Sometimes I feel like Donald in Mathmagic Land (it's the end of the clip at about 6:00), so I can't believe I've waited this long to get one! They are so perfectly perfect! However I do have one problem with the whole organizing myself thing. See I wrote notes to myself about things I needed to buy and on these notes I wrote down, "2 moleskin notebooks." Well I finally found these notes again and did as they suggested, but I can't honestly remember why I needed two. I know I had a specific reason for both, but I can't remember for the life of me.... Sigh. Clearly I needed these notebooks a long time ago.

How do you keep organized? I need all the help I can get!


  1. you look adorable with that dress on! and yes, the pic turned out really fabulous! do you photoshop your pics? it looks really cool and has that "old-fashion" effect on em.

    about organizing ... i have about 10 different planners. and their beautys. are they used? no. im a collector. ha!

  2. Hi there- I'm a follower of your blog and I LOVE your outfits and dresses!!! Do you have any tips for hunting for good dresses? Where do you usually look - thrift stores or specialty vintage shops?
    I am the worst organizer in the world but I do love those file folder things and stackable shelves!!

  3. Usually (for me anyway) that's a sign the outfit is really cute. :0)

  4. Vivacious- I hope you get this! It's not letting me access your profile, so I hope you check back for a response!

    I usually shop thrift shops. Specialty vintage shops tend to ne a bit out of my price range and frankly their selection of larger sizes is usually very limited. But I love small little thrift shops filled with old ladies and cat parafanelia. They usually have the best selections. My advice is to first off try everything on, no matter what, go through everything! and look for prints/patterns/fabrics you like. That's where I always start. I hope that helps! I've been thinking of doing a post with tips for thrifting, would that be something you'd be interested in?

  5. What a lovely outfit! You look gorgeous ^-^

    (I love your header, btw, such cute expressions!)

    ♥ Aya

  6. Hi Ashley, thanks for your response! :) I did check back!

    I would love to read a post about thrifting tips. I'm finally in an area where there are some decent thrift/vintage shops, but I have trouble finding worthwhile stuff. Especially at Goodwill, which quite frankly the one in this area has let me down!!!

    LOL I love how you describe the thrift shops you like - old ladies and cat paraphernalia ;) Those are the best kind!!!