April 18, 2009

on a few good things...

a thrifty dress.

a few good things:

  1. Finding an adorable dress at a thrift store. I rarely find anything I like (for a reasonable price) when I go thrifting with Jay. However, this little gem stood out to me right away and I completely fell in love with it. It is made of the softest cotton, and pretty much the most comfortable dress in all of humanity. It makes me feel like I should eat some hummus and sing some Indigo Girls' songs and perhaps make a head wreath out of wildflowers and wear it all day long.
  2. Discovering that I'm able to attend what is quite possibly going to be the greatest Vegas trip in history. I get to meet so many of my "online friends" in real life, and am absolutely giddy with excitement! It is still over a month away, but I'm already anticipating the shenanigans that will soon begin.
  3. Getting started with wedding planning for one of my best friends. Also? I'm the maid of honor. Yessss. She is seriously going to have the most beautiful wedding ever - she is so creative and has such an eye for design. And you should see the bridesmaid dresses she chose. They're from J. Crew. Navy blue. Classic cut. I'm definitely a fan.
  4. Going on our first bike-ride-to-the-beach of the year. Granted, I am apparently horribly out of shape. Granted, on the way back I had a few moments where I literally wanted to cry out of sheer exhaustion. Granted, Jay felt the need to point out how many small children flew past us on their bikes. Granted, I haven't been able to sit my bum on a hard surface without wincing in pain for the last 48 hours. But, really? It was worth it.
  5. A surprisingly busy weekend at work. Oh, and this is the one weekend out of the year where we get to wear t-shirts to work. Probably the greatest thing ever. I'm really fighting the temptation to have a sacrificial burning of my nylons, but I know that I'll probably need them on Monday.
  6. Extra money, due to BlogHer ads and my etsy shop.
  7. Reading The Geography of Bliss, by Eric Weiner. One of the greatest books ever! Seriously, I can't put it down. (Which is good, because it's due back at the library today.)
  8. The freckles that make their annual appearance around this time of the year. And I'm not just talking face freckles. I also get them on all my joints. Someone once mocked me when I said that, and I realized that perhaps it isn't the most normal thing in the world. "Oh, freckles? I have them on all my joints. Don't you?" Freckles always appear on my knuckles, elbows, and knees every Spring and Summer. It's fun. It's like a tan, but not.
  9. Feeling happy. And thankful.
  10. Guacamole. What else is there to say, really? I could eat it every single day. Perhaps I shall.

39 comments :

  1. So excited you will be going to Vegas! Can't wait to meet you :)

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  2. Ooo! great thrift find!!! i love it, seriously. also, you would make the most darling hippie ever. just sayin' :D
    You guys are going to have a BLAST in Vegas! I can't wait hear about all the adventures!
    and guacamole...yeah, there really is nothing that needs to be said except OMGYUM.

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  3. You look great! And I love your blog.

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  4. wedding planning with your BFF and dresses from j crew?! amazing and im fully jealous of her good taste in bridesmaid attire.

    and um. las vegas in... 47 days. (yes, i completely just looked on the calendar and counted days. i'm THAT excited to hang out with you.)

    xoxo

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  5. I love the dress, & you look so tiny in it! :)

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  6. I love guacamole. I too could it eat it for just about every meal. . .yum!

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  7. I love the dress and thrift stores! Good deal. :)Lisa

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  8. That dress is super cute, what a find! I wish I was going to Vegas too.... and guacamole is so good, I eat it almost every other day..
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  9. Awesome dress! Can't believe it's a thrift store find!

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  10. i generally have pretty bad luck thrifting, but that dress is really cute. nice find! i ordered my bridesmaid dresses from j crew last week--chocolate brown. they have so many cute styles that flatter everyone.

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  11. I love everything in this post...except that I can't come to Vegas with everyone!

    You're adorable.

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  12. a headwreath of wildflowers, laying in the grass on a sunny day and giving the peace sign to random people is my HIPPIE DREAM.

    guacomolé, words cannot express my gratitude for the fact that this stuff exists.

    vegas sounds like it will be blast! i am already anticipating the sure-to-be amazing pictures.

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  13. That dress is so cute! Also shoulder freckles are my favourite kind of freckles.

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  14. that dress is to die for!!! i wish i had your figure! i went to target and tried on a strapless to the knees summer thing, and the cinch in the middle exaggerated my whole fat midsection. it was horrible. but i still loved the dress. i might go get it. heck, if i feel good in it, why should it matter to anyone else?
    either way, your blog is amazing.
    i need to get a blogspot so that i can attend these fabulous blog parties of yours! i would love to meet you!
    and ps: weddings are great.
    and i love the j.crew wedding line.

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  15. I can't believe you're coming to vegas! This is going to be the best meet up probably ever.

    Congrats on being a maid of honor - Looks like you're going to have shenanigans on a couple of fronts!

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  16. I'm reading Geography of Bliss for the 2nd time. Its so amazing. Especially the Iceland chapter- that's probably my favorite!

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  17. That's awesome about Vegas! I am definitely excited about meeting you!

    I used a J Crew wedding line dress as my reception gown, and I loved it! Their bridesmaids' dresses are too cute.

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  18. You are going to Vegas? WHEN?

    I'll be out there in June. My baby sister is turning 21 & it's the gift from the parents to each of us. They send us to Vegas for a week to get the 21 party under our belts!

    (Mine was a while back, but I'm still going with her!)

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  19. You're cheerful and happy most of the times. I love it! You make me smile even in my worst days, wishcake.:) Thank you.

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  20. That dress looks awesome! You have so many great things to look foward to.

    Vegas is the best! I have only been once, but living on the other side of the world makes it a bit hard. :)

    I hope you have a great weekend there

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  21. I was blog surfing and ran across your blog. You make me laugh and smile. I even hit the previous entry button a few times while my sweet girl was sleeping. I had a huge rubbermaid of journals! I've been writing since i was 8! :) Thanks for being so fresh and real! :)

    xo!

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  22. awesome -- i love that dress it looks really good for a thrift shop! :) sometimes they have really awesome finds.

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  23. I love the dress! Looks very cute on you!

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  24. Could you be any cuter???!!! I think not....love the dress...as always, love your blog...

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  25. I got my BlogHer check this week too. Maybe I'll have to go get thrifting too especially if there are really dresses this cute out there.

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  26. Fabulous find! I never seem to find things either. You know it's always good to reflect on things and see what is good in your life. I love reading yours. Such blessing.
    Have fun in Vegas! And everything else =)

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  27. That dress is uhmazing. I love it. Looks like something I would like. Thrifting and bargain shopping are my favorite hobbies.

    My husband makes the best guacamole, seriously, he made it the night he proposed to me. And I said yes because I was so busy stuffing my face... I had thought he said "do you want more guacamole"

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  28. I love thrifting! :) Cute dress! And another vacation?! GAH. I'm totally jealous.

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  29. Oh wait, a vacation in VEGAS with bloggy friends? Grrrrrrr.

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  30. Guacamole should be it's own food group... I can eat it by the spoonful.

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  31. aww yay you should definitely come to vegas!! i cannot wait for that trip! :)

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  32. Ooh, that dress is absolutely adorable! I love when you can walk out of a thrift store not only with good deals but with something you LOVE!

    And please tell us you'll post photos of those bridesmaids dresses! Sounds wonderful!

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  33. Hi! I really enjoyed reading your blog! What is blogher?? Thanks for sharing your aweosme find!
    Krystal

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  34. I could eat guac every day, too. Oh, summer, how I love thee.

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  35. Perhaps I need to read that book you listed in #7. I'm in the need of a good read. And I read that book Love the One You're With. It was a nice and easy read. AND I just watched that Diane Lane/Richard Gere movie you're netflixing.
    Sooo many coincidences. Ha! I'm being silly...

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  36. That dress is so adorable! Does it fulfill your hippie needs? :)

    Imagine me squealing this next sentence: I'm so excited for Vegas!!!!

    And confession: I go to Chipotle all the time just for the guacamole. and get this: my husband used to work there, made their guacamole all the time, remembers how to make it and WE HAVE NEVER HAD HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE IN OUR HOME. Seriously. Contemplating divorce for fraud. I thought I was marrying a guacamole machine and this has not come to fruition.

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