Thursday, December 31, 2009

snow days

The day after Christmas I flew to Utah for a funeral. It was a quick trip, but I did have one morning to spend sledding with my cousins and a horse named Lincoln.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

shop update

I had three hours to kill at the airport in Seattle, but it was about time for an update anyway. So, oh joy, I give you the tan + blue collection:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

yesterday today tomorrow

Christmas is coming, but first we have to have my birthday. I have a wish all worked out, but it won't work to tell you what it is.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

most wonderful time

Remember when I wasn't feeling it?
That's old news now.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

tra la la

Yesterday. Yesterday was great. In the morning I took A to the zoo with some friends. In the afternoon we went swimming. And in the evening we ate some really great pizza and watched a couple classic Christmas movies to get us in the mood. I think it's working.

[photo(s) 3 by R. Moncur]

Monday, December 14, 2009

be a winner

I've had some luck lately. That is to say, I've won a few things online. A looooooong time ago, I won a little package from Leah. Leah is great. She really is. She's got moxie.  When I won, I had to take a pledge, and it went something like this:

i __________, promise in good faith, to pass on some love of my own. i will get a small flat rate box from the post office and fill it with my own goodies and pass it along to someone in my own giveaway/contest/whathaveyou. and i will ask them to pass their love on as well, and so on and so on. i will also come back to this post and let leah know when i am doing this so she can follow along.

Since I like to keep my promises, this is it. The giveaway post. I'm filling a box with a lot of little bits. Thrifted and handmade bits. Here's the best part - I won't finish filling it until you win. That way, I can pick out something special just for you. (Whoever you are.) Please do enter by leaving a comment. Please. Then, when you win (on December 18), do a dance. Once that's out of your system, take the oath. Then pay it forward.

p.s. I took this photo from Leah's original post because I think it's the best thing ever.  Thanks, Leah!

update: The winner is Andrea. Yay!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

shop update

latest and greatest:
top row:
vintage brown leather ankle boots
swingy white and bright skirt
woven leather wedge sandals

bottom row:
candy stripe cropped tank top
brown suede braided harness boots
blue swingy & sultry dress

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Looky, looky. An outfit of mine is featured in the Global Fashion section of the latest issue of N.E.E.T. Magazine, and I think that's great!

Thanks, N.E.E.T.!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


The Skiers (c.1907)
I'm having a bit of trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I'm not sure if it's because I'm still reeling from the three months away or if it has more to do with the eighty degree weather we've been experiencing enjoying. Either way, I hope it kicks in soon because if there's anything I hate, it's missing out on good tidings. What sorts of things do you do to get in the mood?

[very fine photo found here]

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

book club

It's book club night -- my favorite night of the month.  I'm looking forward to tonight's food and friends. 

"...for there is no quality in this world that is not 
what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in 
itself. If you flatter yourself that you are all over 
comfortable, and have been so a long time, then 
you cannot be said to be comfortable anymore."
-Herman Melville, Moby Dick

shop update

Finally getting down to business - here's the latest:
top row:
vintage green lace up pumps
tan woven leather oxfords
dark brown woven leather granny boots
bottom row:
vintage black & silver harness boots
vintage tan fold over boots
posh red leather woven loafers

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

did i mention's nice to be home?

I'm still a little under the weather and a little overwhelmed by all the unopened mail, but my bed is softer than what the hotels had and it's nice to be warm again.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

something new

I couldn't stand seeing that ivy first thing anymore so you get some feet and a little moss instead.

The light parade is tonight. Last year I found a spot right in front of the men selling hot malasadas -- going to try for that again.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

heart home

Well, I almost made it out of Utah without getting sick...but not quite. Hawaii and home are just fourteen hours from here, and now that the end is drawing nigh, it can't come fast enough.

By the way, how are we not traveling via teleportation these days? It's 2009 for crying out loud.