Friday, September 30, 2011

Fashion Friday

Themes! couple weeks ago, it was Pendleton Round-up week. I wasn't there, but to show my support for a town I love, I wore my Pendleton whiskey shirt and cowgirl boots.
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Add fun cowgirl belt and go!
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The next week was homecoming week for my hometown and one of my BFFs wrote to me mid-week and challenged me to participate in the remaining Spirit Week outfits. In great anticipation of Nerd Day, I accepted! Little did I know that first up was Toga Day. This is hard when you are going to work, but no one else is aware that you are taking part in a costume party 3 states away. So I opted for a Grecian style outfit and think I came pretty darn close. (I did bring a wrap to wear to meetings so I didn't rock the bare shoulders)
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I even had fancy piled hair and braids!
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and of course the last day was Blue and Gold Day, the colors of our Mighty Warriors. I would have worn my old cheerleading outfit to work if I had it, and just gone for it. I have to find a way to get that back...  Also, Judd, I'm in for the whole week next year!
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PS: you can tell by the random sombrero and party balloons that our little cube area is the cool place to be :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The latest from Tease and Tone!

"Hey Shan, love your legwarmers!"
"Thanks, I've had them since 6th grade... in 86"
Amanda: "Should I tell you that's the year I was born?"

Monday, September 26, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fashion Friday

This is one of the simplest outfits, but oh so perfect! I was comfy all day, but looked like a million bucks. This tank dress from Target is a perfect work dress for spring, summer, and fall. (also, hello, pockets!) Simply accessorize for the season and go! I will wear this with a scarf and boots and tights and be just as adorable in a month but while it's warm, I threw on my heels and a headband and was ready to go. I like to imagine that I am going to hop in this cute little car and drive off to happy hour.
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While I love the dress, the best part of this outfit are those shoes.
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yep, you saw that right.  Zoom on in.
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OK, the VERY best part of this outfit is the total price.
Dress: $29.99
Headband: $3.80
Awesome, adorable, super comfy, in-my-size at the resale store Coach shoes: $30 (OMG!)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

As hard as it is to get up at 5:30 to run...

it's totally worth it. I ran around the reservoir this morning under starry skies and yesterday, this was my walk to the bus stop.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

If only we got to keep our costumes...

Every once in a while, I get inspired for a flashdance back to the old days of my youth and I go through my albums and scan pictures. I recently had one of those moments and so I think I'll craft a few posts dedicated to them. I mean, come on, how awesome is this?
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Have you ever seen so many glorious side-ponies?
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We were awesome.
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Monday, September 19, 2011

nothing. perfect.

After finding ourselves completely exhausted by the end of the week, we spent the weekend taking it easy.  We slept in on Saturday and walked to coffee.  John took a nap while I ran a couple errands.  We bussed downtown with simple goals: John wanted a hoodie, I wanted to replace my wine glass that I had broken the night before.  After a couple hours of shopping, we hunted down some espresso-tinis before heading home to don our sweats and with the windows open to let the smell of raindrops mix with the fall candles, cook a simple dinner and have a bottle of wine with a movie.  I love my husband and this little life of ours.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fashion Friday

I don't know if it's the process of mentally changing seasons or if I'm fighting off a cold or something, but all week I've been battling being too cold or too hot and all I want to do is climb into my giant sweats, sip a soup bowl-sized latte, and read a book. (PS: I subbed the latte for wine last night and did that. It was divine!) Since I really don't have any business-casual sweats, I've been wearing jeans most of the week. I have had these forever, and although it's pretty uncharacteristically cutesy for me, I kid of love the hearts on these pockets.
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I matched the tank with one of the colors on the pockets and layered the navy tee,and then tied it all together with these wonderful drab green and brown slip-on heels that I have had for a eons.  They only have a 2  1/2 inch heel so while it wasn't the same as kickin' it in my tennies, they were easy to wear all day and helped dress up my comfy-casual outfit.
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PS: I feel like I look white-white already! What happened to my tan from 2 short weeks ago?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sunkissed.

So glad I stopped to take these shots on a beautiful early morning last week.
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Corn Maze!

One of the things we love to do every year is go out to Sauvie Island to make our way through the Corn Maze! The magic trick is to get there before the masses come out to pick their pumpkins. This year, it was a happy accident that we were out on the bike on Sauvie Island when we realized that the Maze was already open!
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and, we're off!
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Everything was so fresh and beautiful.
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We had the place basically to ourselves to we took advantage of all of the fun photo opps. ..without worrying about scaring anyone's kids.
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whoa, creepy!
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It's beautiful looking out above the maze..
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and zooming in..
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Afterward, we went through the barn of farm animals because really, you can't miss this.
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Such a fun day.
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Friday, September 9, 2011

Fashion Friday

I pulled this dress out a couple weeks ago to go meet up with John for happy hour and he really liked it.  This means it has been on a bit of a rotation since then.  I have altered the look each time by wearing different accessories and carrying a different purse.  I wore it Friday night in Pendleton, the perfect excuse to add the hat and rock it one more time before the official no-white-after-Labor Day cut off.

I bought this dress a few years ago because it has a beautiful fit and is made if strong, non-wrinkle fabric.  Case in point, it was in my suitcase all weekend and I came home and simply hung it up.  It came to an awkward length right below my knees, but a simple round with the scissors made it perfect!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sunrise

On vacation, I can't wait to wake up with the sun, grab my camera and head out for a jog to explore...
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Wish I would have brought the SLR..

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The lost motorcycle keys...

We were excited to spend Labor Day fishing with John's folks. Like last year, the weather was gorgeous and we were planning to ride the motorcycle to Pendleton, hit the town, and then join the 'rents on Saturday morning. On Thursday night, we packed up the saddlebags and John left to fill the bike up so that we could zoom out of town as soon as the work day allowed. I was in my room putting my bandana on when he hollered up "Shan, I can't find my keys." This usually is because he "man-looks" (looking where you expect something to be and if it is not there, surely it has been hidden or lost and never to return again). I typically come down and find said item in three minutes, often by looking one foot away from where he was looking. Not this time. We tore the house apart trying to find those keys. After two hours (i'm not kidding) we were super frustrated. John called in to work to let them know he was too angry to come in and I called in to let me boss know that I wasn't able to leave my house for fear of John burning it down. We gave one more round of searching and then John called it off. We had a replacement key for the bike, but not for the saddlebag brackets (that which hold the bags to the bike). We called around and found a couple leads on locksmiths who could create our new key and went to have coffee while we waited for them to open. We both got our work done before heading off to the locksmith's. After dropping off our bag, John decided that it must have been an omen and we decided to rent a car and go that way. Once that decision was made, everything was smooth sailing for the rest of the weekend. We had a blast in Pendleton and spent the rest of the weekend in the boat. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket We drank a couple beers. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Cap'n John... Photobucket We went to a different part of the river for Day 2 and caught about a hundred small fish. Photobucket We counted trains. Photobucket I love this picture. Photobucket Photobucket
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