Sunday, July 26, 2015

Roman Holiday.

Contrary to my post title, I am not in Rome. 

Sorry to dissapoint, my friends. Granted, I wouldn't mind being there, but in all honesty, I'm having quite the vacation home here in Alaska. The weather has been top, I've had lots to keep myself occupied, and I'm simply happy to be home. 

That being said, today's outfit inspiration reminded me of the classic Audrey Hepburn film. You've got your vintage dress (more 1960's than 50's, but who's bothered?), and then the wicked Roman gladiator sandals. And I'm on holiday! Holiday at home. 

Today, I joined the girls at the consignment store to do some "working." Coming home with ten items to try on counts as "working", does it not?


Here are some of the goodies people bring into the shop...

And who says Alaskans don't have a sense of style?




Mom and Alyeska.. You can see the shop keeps them on their toes.


I came back later to check on Alyeska and I saw that she had her face in Iron Man. Closest she'll ever come, I'm afraid..


Roman Holiday, indeed!




No wonder my sister nicknames me "Wide Load"...












What I wore: vintage blue and green earrings (used), black TOM FORD sunnies (used), vintage blue and green 1960's dress (used), vintage magazine clutch (used), and tan MIA gladiator sandals (Nordstrom Rack). 

Later in the evening, I decided that since it was such a beautiful day, I should like to hang out in the backyard. It's funny how we're watching Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco on tv and they talk about the incredible view, but I'm telling you, this is the best view. Skyscrapers and panoramics of the city can't beat the famous Kenai River, home of the King Salmon!


I even took Fudge in the basket with me as we went down the stairs to the river..


What a view. 


The story with Fudge, for her story needs to be explained. So we've been letting her play out in the garden the past few summers (no longer in the wide open lawn due to the high intensity of eagles flying overhead), and we've noticed that Fudge likes to eat grass. This grass, in particular below. And we've noticed that as a result of this grass consumption, she leaves "squirts" in the house. Lots of dirty little squirts. Because of this, she doesn't go out as often. But today is a special day, and I thought it best to treat her. 



I even let her roam free, the vicious Fudge..


And get this! Two hours later, we're sitting down to dinner, and I look over at the basket and find her plopped inside, ready for another romp in the woods!


Later (and this is like nine o'clock), I took another trip down the stairs to the river. I couldn't get enough of the view. 


Just chilling in the backyard here!




Thursday, July 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday- Beautiful Day for a Wedding.

If there is one trend I can detect amoungst young people here in my hometown, it's marriage or babies. 

And I'm over here cuddling with Mr. Bear by myself on a Friday night, still trying to decide if I want a caramel latte or a vanilla latte! Marriage and babies just seem like such a foreign thought to me at this point in my life.

Anyhow, last week, we were asked to attend a wedding of some dear friends of ours. I don't know them altogether terribly personally, but I do know the parents, and I was game for a wedding. Food, champagne, Homer.. what could be better!

Wedding deets. Oh yeah, and I settled on simply getting a caramel vanilla latte. Solves the problem of picking just one flavor. 


Truly, they couldn't have picked a more beautiful day for a wedding!


Now whilst I don't have any pictures of the bride and groom, I do have plenty of Mom, Dad, and myself. Hopefully you'll get a chuckle.



We couldn't get over this incredible view! And the matching of my dress. That always tends to happen. 



These wedding crashers are getting pretty saucy..







Let's just take a moment to appreciate Shelby's epic cake pops.


Dad looking spiffy in his Ted Baker and cake pop accessory. 


I have also decided to use cake pops for my bouquet at my wedding. Dear future husband, just so you're aware!



The wedding toast- not your traditional bread and butter. 




It's always best to laugh at a wedding, even if the occasion is your dad trying to look like Hulk by stepping into the green lights in the dance room. 


Sweet things. 


Love is for the way you look at me (and taste in my mouth). 


Father & Daughter dance. 


Mom and Dad getting their dance on!




...It's no wonder whom I got my skills from.

One last look before we left...








What I wore: jewled J CREW earring (major sale), black TOM FORD sunnies (used),  white MOTH sweater (used), floral CLOVER CANYON dress (used), vintage bracelets (used), KATE SPADE Brighton treats purse (Nordstrom Rack), and lime green pointy heels (used).