This photo-shoot playtime moment happened in the Community Garden right outside of my friend Shirley’s apartment in south Boston. It is so pretty. And apparently, very exclusive. It’s not like a community garden in Dallas where you can just have a plot because it’s Texas and there’s plenty of room here. In Boston, you have to have connections. We don’t, but luckily someone was gardening and they were kind enough to let me pose all over the place.
I bought the dress at a vintage store in LA and the necklace is from Forever 21. This is what I wear when I lean casually against gazebos, a favorite pastime.
That’s not just single-winged eyeliner. No. It’s double-winged. For extra awesomeness.
I did some serious colorblocking this past weekend. (I know, I’m late to the trend. Also that word might be used waaaaay too much.)
The silk top and pink shorts were thrifted and worn together at the suggestion of Elisa. She’s a genius. The earrings were purchased at Canton First Monday Trade Days and the shoes are DSW. The two-headed lizard bracelet is from ShoptheLook.net. How great is it?! I’m obsessed.
I visited friends in Boston and we went to see the Chihuly exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. He’s the guy who makes glass stuff like this:
He wears an eyepatch. Also, I made this face:
Note: that sculpture is not a Chihuly.
Yesterday I went to a DFW fashion blogger gathering at The Shops at Park Lane. It was awesome. That Whole Foods is off the hook. I kind of want to live there. Not in the apartments near there, literally in the Whole Foods.
Elissa & Cris
We played in Ulta and Nordstrom Rack and chowed down at Gordon Biersch and FreshBerry. Bailey’s Prime Plus is beautiful and apparently they have live music and dancing on the weekends! Returning there ASAP. The Aveda Institute took us on a tour and I cannot wait to get the pedicure I scheduled!
Juanette, Elissa again, & Ivonne
Julie, Tina, & Lindsay
I wore a tank top from h&m, a flower headband my mom gave me, vintage gloves, and a thrifted skirt over a crinoline. I try to avoid straying completely in to costume territory when wearing vintage by incorporating more modern elements, like this printed tank and chunky necklace I got from an adorable shop in Portland.
If you don’t have a crinoline, you may not know it yet, but you’re living an incomplete life. They’re ridiculously fun to wear and give vintage clothes amazing shape. I like to wear mine when I dance in front of the mirror in my bedroom. And also in public. They are surprisingly voluminous, so make sure you have the closet space. Or do what I do and stuff it in there and hope for the best.
When I visited my dear friend Alex at law school, she took me to a tapas restaurant called The National where I had the most delicious dessert of my entire life.
It doesn’t photograph that well, but it tastes AMAZING. It’s just a 1/4 of a fresh pineapple, lime sugar, cane syrup, and pomegranate. Alex and I ate it so fast that we almost ordered a second one. I now regret that we restrained ourselves.
Doesn’t she look prettyful? (I did her makeup. I love me some winged eyeliner.) After dinner she took me to a cocktail bar to have fancy drinks. Like this one: