Friday, February 25, 2011

dash of fridayness

grandma sweater: thrifted (similar)
grandma blouse: thrifted
young person's belt: old navy (similar)
dress underneath: pins and needles
gray tights: kohl's
boots: chinese laundry (exactly)

early class, group meeting, and studio.  
all while enjoying the wonderful lightness of freshly layered hairs.
why did i wait so long to fix up my last (terrible) haircut?



and fbff is doing blog awards this week:
1. Creative Juices - most creative: vanessa of snappy and savvy
serious color done seriously well.

2. The Real Deal - authenticity: lyddie of chic on the cheap
i feel like i can hear her talking in her posts.  like an awesome voice-over.

3. Spark Notes - most helpful: danie of no guilt fashion
total sweetheart.  with matching mini-sweetheart daughter.

4. Newbie - best blogger less than a year old: alessandra of mood modes
remixing queen.  great taste in music.  has an an awesome varsity cardigan.  and she started her blog two months before i did.  

5. Can You Hear Me Now - most connected: liz of lizzypunch
amazing commenter.  also amazing at accessorizing. 

6. If I had a Hammer - best DIY: kiera of a pretty penny
she's been re-styling up a storm lately.

7. Tribe Leader - blogger who leads others and brings bloggers together: suze of miss vinyl ahoy
first blogger i met in real life.  therefore winner.  and her pattern mixing will knock your socks off.

8. Practically Perfect - most fashionable: shen of shen dove style
this girl is so elegant that i imagine that she has a british accent. 

9. Paint by Numbers - best beauty blogger: mae of there after-ish
she makes makeup tutorial videos.  and her makeup truly does look that good in person.

10. Renaissance Woman - best all-around blogger, fashion, beauty, lifestyle: hillary of by hillary
she's big into cupcakes.  and takes her photos in library stacks.  and has an adorable kitten.  and yeah, i heart her blog. 


  1. Love your outfit, and your photos are fantastic! Your descriptions of each nomination are so cute. Great choices!!

  2. I am so jealous you are already on 26!! I agree with most of your noms, there are a few new blogs I need to check out I see!

  3. Yes, yes, yes. I especially love Alessandra and Shen!

    The Auspicious Life

  4. First of all, thanks for the shout out! I appreciate it!
    Secondly, I totally named Lyddie as most authentic, too! And I couldn't quite describe what quality it was about her blog that reads as so "real" but you've just absolutely hit the nail-on-the-head. It's like watching a smart, funny tv show with voice over narration by a clever heroine.

  5. I love the new hair and I can't to check out those bloggers you mentioned!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  6. Awww, thanks, Dorothy! Way cool!!

    Your layering is genius.

    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

  7. I love that you nominated a list of bloggers that break the mold and are different than a lot of the other lists I've been seeing this morning. - Katy

  8. Thank you thank you! I feel like I don't accessorize enough, but thanks for the compliment :) I can't wait to check out these other great ladies :)

  9. Love the boots and the belted sweater. I also agree about Lyddie. She seems so genuine and natural.

  10. thanks for following! I really like 20SB :)

  11. Oh my goodness, dash of happiness! So truly flattered that you nominated me. Thank you.

    So funny you mentioned that varsity cardigan of mine when I swoon over your cardis every time you wear one! Like today, so pretty!

  12. Thanks for the award lady! What a complement, I really appreciate it : )

    It would be so awesome if I had a British accent in real life, but in real life, but unfortunately I don't : /

  13. I love your outfit and the style of your blog!

  14. you are welcome! i really enjoy your outfits and how you translate trends to make them part of your style.
    one of my childhood friends used to talk in a fake british accent when she was a kid and then she ended up marrying a british guy last year.

  15. thanks! i was a little wary of participating, but then i decided it could be a neat way to bring some attention to some of my favorite blogs!

  16. yes! she's totally the clever heroine...probably some sort of detective!

  17. Aww, thanks for the nomination! I will now have to check out these other ladies who I hadn't heard of.