Thursday, June 28, 2012

Through the meadow tank + Pastiche

Through the Meadow tank by Floreat:  Anthropologie, summer 2010
Pencil skirt in pastiche:  J.Crew, summer 2010
Pink pumps:  Bandolino
Today was the hottest day of the year so far in Cincinnati, with temperatures reaching near 100 degrees.  Yikes!  I knew I needed to stick with cool cotton and light colors.  Again, I've owned these two items for two years and never put them together!  I really liked the outcome!  I kept cool yet still looked somewhat professional.  I looked at the tag of this pencil skirt and it must have been before J.Crew started calling all their pencil skirts "No. 2"  because it doesn't say that inside like my more recent ones do.  Remember how everyone was insane for this print?  I still think it's really pretty.  This skirt is quite big on me now as I bought it when I was only a few months postpartum but it was nice to have a looser skirt on for a hot day, and I don't think it looks too bad in the pictures.

I don't know about you, but when I'm pressed for time and/or the weather is hot, the first item on the chopping block is the time alloted to do my hair.  Up it goes!  Kasmira has some really cool updo ideas on her blog here that filled me with envy, as I hold zero talent braiding, bunning, or twisting my hair.  No, my "updo" is the ponytail loop, a la Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy.  Kasmira, you have motivated me to get more ambitious with the updos!  It's probably a good thing I'm a boy mom, as I'd be hopeless with little girls' hair.

Thanks for visiting! 


  1. Thanks for the shout-out! I practice new 'dos at home until I'm good enough to take them out in public. I bet you'd be great with a little practice.

  2. I have very long, straight hair (to my waist, although I'm only 5'2") that is pulled back 95% of the time. I go through updo "phases" where I hit on one that works and then wear it every single day. Recently I've been obsessed with French, Dutch, and fishtail braids. I still love the simple hair-tie bun where you do a ponytail and don't pull the last loop through, then wrap around that short loop and secure the end under the elastic--it actually works on my super-slippery hair!

    But Kasmira has inspired me to pull out some hair sticks from an earlier updo phase. Here's one that I learned from an online tutorial ( and obsessed over for a few months. I just tried it out again and it's still ridiculously secure (and doesn't require super-long hair, I have to wrap mine twice).

  3. Sock bun = so easy and it looks like a fancy chignon. Here's the tutorial I learned from:

    I've also seen the hair donut I use instead of the sock at H&M in several different hair colors, if you don't want to cut up a sock.