"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): July 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Giraffes and doilies

Monday... worn to meet my new summer school kids then hang out with my special needs buddy. Later Nate came over and we went for a midnight swim in my pool (ok, actually it was only 10:30pm)
7-30-12 Giraffes
Giraffe scarf - thrifted vintage
Dress - thrifted vintage (no tags)
Sandals - Sketchers

Somehow I have two vintage scarves with giraffes on them... they are my favorite animal so I guess I'll allow it.
giraffe scarf

And today... more summer school, more hanging out with my special needs buddy. Mondays and Tuesdays are really loooong days. 
7-31-12 All American
Tank - little boys Fruit of the Loom
Belt - thrifted
Skirt - thrifted, doilies added by me
Sandals - thrifted Candies

vintage doily detail

Monday, July 30, 2012

Weddings are my life

Friday night Nate and I hung out with a few friends. Our friends, Mel and Jake, are getting married this Saturday so we hung out with Mel for her final weekend "of freedom." It's a stupid expression, I know.

Speaking of stupid expressions, we apparently enjoy making stupid faces in all our photos... or at least I do.
me and natenate and i

Then on Saturday night, another wedding for the photo booth... this one was fun because I ran into one of my favorite members from the golf club where I worked for nine years! He's in his 80s and I didn't think I'd ever see him again! He immediately recognized me and came over to talk to me and gave me a hug. His family didn't know he already knew me and was watching him talk to me. They came over later and were like, "We were watching grandpa and thought, 'Wow, he's really chatting up the photo booth girl!'  and then he hugged you and we were like, 'Wow, now he's getting handsy with the photo booth girl.'" It was really neat to see him again!

7-28-12 Photo booth style files (43)

Dress - vintage via Hilho Studio
Watch - Michael Kors
Sandals - Target

I also made some pickles because the garden is full of waaaaaaaaay too many cucumbers...
garden pickles

And a bunch of the tiny tomatoes are finally getting ripe...
Otherwise, I spent most of the weekend balls-deep in the Olympics. I get mildly obsessed with them every time. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Dip dye

Today was the final day of the first session of summer school. The kids and I ground wheat into flour with a wheat mill. Then we used the flour to make our own homemade pasta. We had the sauce made from our farmer's market veggies yesterday. We also had a salad made of lettuce we grew ourselves. It was sad saying goodbye to them even though the class was only 3 weeks long! 

A couple weeks ago I found a Target brand empire-waist maternity dress that was way too big for me and well, I'm not pregnant. But it was $1 at the thrift store, which is a good deal just for the fabric! So I turned it into this skirt (which took all of 15 mins)!
7-27-12 Dip dye

Blouse - Cynthia Rowley
Bangles - thrifted, garage sales, flea markets, etc
Skirt - DIY
Loafers - Liz Claiborne

Last night Nate and I went to Broadway Pizza (which was my favorite pizza to begin with) and now they have the best topping on Earth... jalapeno bacon. Wrap your mind around that. So delicious. Then we went to see the River Rats waterski show. It's free every Thursday night at 7pm and right across the street from the pizza place (the NE location on Broadway).

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River Rats

The idea of waterskiing in the Mississippi River is pretty unappealing to me, but my friend Meghan has been in the show for years and they always look like they're having so much fun!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Couch print pants

Today... worn to take my summer school kids to the farmer's market again. Tomorrow is the last day of this session and we're making fresh pasta sauce to eat tomorrow. A homeless guy approached me when I was with the kids and said, "Hey! I know you! Your last name is Flintstone, right?" I said no and he said, "You aren't Pebbles? You look just like her!" The kids thought this was the funniest thing on Earth, which was cute. Hmm, I have been compared to Wilma Flintstone before... people feel the need to tell me all the time that I look like someone famous, which I don't think is true. I've heard Amy Adams (um, just cause she sometimes dyes her hair red, doesn't mean I look like her), Carol Burnett (I don't look like her, but I do love her), Scarlett Johanson (I think that's more because my deep, raspy voice is similar to hers - though my voice is mostly compared to Kathleen Turner), Bernadette Peters (very flattering as she is insanely gorgeous), Jenny Lewis (ok, mayyyybe) and some girl from American Horror Story who some drunk girls at a wedding couldn't stop talking about but also couldn't remember her name. Sorry, but no, I just look like me and I'm okay with that. 

I found these girl's size 16 Lands End pants at a thrift store. They were too big, floor length, and flares. A few snips and seams later, and I've got my very own one of a kind cropped couch-print pants for $3!

7-26-12 Couch pants
Necklace - my mom got it for me at a garage sale
Tank - Old Navy
Pants - thrifted Land's End (altered by me)
Sandals - thrifted DeeGow Boutique

Necklace and tank detailpants detail

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

White out

Today... worn to teach the kids about just a few of the over 4,000 types of beans available! We made hummus and red lentil dahl. Woo!
7-25-12 White out
Necklaces - smaller one is thrifted, larger one my mom found at a garage sale
Dress - c/o Sugarlips
Belt - thrifted
Sandals - thrifted Nine West

necklaces detail

Last night Nate and I went to see Moonrise Kingdom. He's had a gift card to a movie theater from his boss forever and we were waiting until there was something we actually wanted to see. It was super cute and visually stunning (duh, it's Wes Anderson.) It also made me wanna dig out my vintage boy scout shirts (and hopefully I can once it stops being 95 degrees and insanely humid.)
8-21-09 The last boy scout?1-20-10 Den mother

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

In the dell

We took the summer school kids to a local produce farm today... I wasn't sure what to wear. It stormed and poured all night long, so we knew the farm was going to be muddy. But it was also supposed to be 90 degrees and humid today, but with more scattered rain showers. I'm not real big on hats, but I figured a hot/rainy day at a farm required some sort of head covering. Sooooooo, I went with this and brought a rain coat and it was perfect! We all got a bit muddy but it was fun!
7-24-12 In the dell
Hat - some tourist shop in FL about 10 years ago
Oxford - thrifted Koret of California
Skirt - American Apparel
Shoes - Target

Also, I wanted to move into the garlic barn... look at this entire wall of drying, stinky, deliciousness. Mmm.
garlic barn

Monday, July 23, 2012

Huge plaster animals

Saturday... worked another wedding for the photo booth, where I got recognized by a reader in a cute scalloped dress (hi Stacy!), and I never know what to say when it happens!
7-21-12 Photo booth style files (42)
Dress - Trashy Diva
Wedges - nicole by Nicole Miller

Sunday Nate and I went to Gooney Golf. Confession: I LOVE mini-golf courses, the cheesier the better. This one was AWESOME. Huge random animals, lots of moving parts where you had to get the timing just right. Amazing, even though it was a billion degrees and way too sunny.

Today... we learned about herbs and spices in summer school, then I hung out with my special needs buddy and made him dinner.
7-23-12 Herbal refreshment
Necklace - thrifted vintage
Blouse - thrifted little boys Cherokee
Bracelet - thrifted vintage
Skirt - thrifted The Limited
Sandals - thrifted Candie's

This necklace isn't quite as big as the Gooney Golf animals, but it's still amazingly huge.
thrifted elephant necklace

Friday, July 20, 2012

We'll all be brave

Today... worn to teach summer school and be really proud that all the kids tried Tamarind and Lychees today (well except the two students who are observing Ramadan who brought them home to try later tonight)! I was a really picky eater as a kid so I think it's awesome that they are willing to try so many new and foreign things!

7-20-12 We'll all be brave
Necklace - thrifted
Tank - Old Navy
Skirt - thrifted Ralph Lauren
Sandals - Old Navy

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Watercolor plaid and "Red"

Yesterday... worn to teach summer school (insects and pollination!) and then sketch out some new designs for onesies!
7-18-12 Watercolor plaid
Scarf - thrifted vintage
Oxford - thrifted vintage Tom Boy of California
Skirt - American Apparel
Sandals - Sketchers

Today... worn to walk my summer school kids to a farmer's market, which was quite an adventure. We were there to see how many different fruits, veggies, nuts, and spices we could identify that required pollination. The kids did great but they also choked and coughed at all the smokers about how gross it is (awesome!), told a homeless man that "there are way more and sadder homeless people in India, where I'm from," and laughed their asses off when a farmer called me "Red." All in all, it was a good day though. We bought some local honey and fruits to add to plain yogurt and granola to make a "Pollination Parfait."
7-19-12 Red
Necklace - thrifted
Tank - Rubbish
Skirt - vintage via Pangs
Sandals - thrifted Nine West

banglesnecklace, skirt detail

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kale and bears

Monday... worn to teach summer school, run errands with my special needs buddy (his favorite thing to do, really), pick my mom up from the Greyhound station and take her to my sister's place, and feed my nephew Henrik some pureed veggies for dinner (adorable, hilarious, and messy!)
7-16-12 My new old baseball shirt
Twins shirt - thrifted vintage
Jean shorts - thrifted Chip & Pepper
Sandals - thrifted Dr. Scholl's

Tuesday... worn to teach summer school (replanting kale!), take Daniel to the zoo (and spend waaaaay too long in the polar bear area as it's air conditioned), then watch baseball with Nate.
7-17-12 Kale and bears
Dress - vintage via Santoki Vintage
Shoes - Dezario

And here's my special needs buddy Daniel giving his biggest smile in front of the flamingos and doing his best seal impression at the zoo today...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Moving and weddings

Friday night I worked a wedding for the photo booth...
7-13-12 Photo booth style files (40)
Necklaces - thrifted, garage sales
Tube top - Target
Skirt - Alexander McQueen
Shoes - Unlisted by Kenneth Cole

Saturday during the day, I unloaded two moving pods that belong to my friends Megan and John... Nate helped and it took us about 3 hours in 95 degree weather. It was exhausting but I'm glad we got it done, and without killing each other.

Aaaand then Saturday night, I worked another wedding...
7-14-12 Photo booth style files (41)
Dress - thrifted  A.J. Bari
Belt - thrifted
Wedges - Steven by Steve Madden

The back (from last time I wore it, I forgot to take a back shot this time.)
7-9-11 (back)

Sunday Nate and I weeded the garden, watched the Twins, and watched a movie. It was nice to have one lazy day off after such a busy week!

Friday, July 13, 2012


Worn to make homemade pickles with my summer school kids! And to hang out with a locksmith and some moving pods. My best friend Megan is moving back from San Fransisco (yay!) but she and her husband are in Asia for a month (boo!) so I have to help with all the moving stufffff. It's a lot of work! But I'm expecting a pimp gift from their trip! Plus I love them, so I'll do whatever they ask!
7-13-12 Pickled
Necklace - inherited from my Great-Gma B.
Dress - thrifted Target sample
Button belt - DIY
Sandals - Reaction by Kenneth Cole

I wore this necklace today because I always call it "the pickle necklace."
Great-Grandma's necklace

Button belt

Ugh, I'm going to go deal with the moving pods then I've gotta photo booth a wedding wayyyy out in Stillwater. Byyyyyyyyye kids!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Seeing spots

Worn to take 19 third graders on a city bus to a local co-op for our field trip today... I naively thought it would be "fun," but I was wrong. Dead wrong. Ok, no one died... except my spirit. I kid, I kid. It was stressful, but still fun.
Blouse - Polo Ralph Lauren (inherited from aunt)
Skirt - thrifted vintage aileen (came in a set with this shirt for $6 total!)
Wedges - nicole by Nicole Miller

Aaaand what's new in my etsy world... finally got my Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox shirts done for both men and women... yay! Paul is on the front and Babe is on the back!

And lots more vintage (click on the photo to go to the etsy page.) And yep, finally found a vintage dress form at an estate sale (yay!) and every time I come back into the living room, it scares the crap outta me. Every. Damn. Time.


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