Monday, October 27, 2014

No one told me grief feels like fear

Today marks 6 months since my Dad died, I guess all of this Day of the Dead has my heart aching a little bit.  On Friday as I was driving to Cristi's to hang out I just started balling, I had done that same drive so many times meeting my Dad for his doctors appointments, now he's gone forever.  I have to thank all of you wonderful folks who left me comments when I was caring for him, I re-read those yesterday and they made me feel so much better.  Misery sure loves company and you are great company!
Despite a bit of melancholy I had a wonderful weekend.
 All of my family lives in San Diego so my friends here have become family.  I don't know what I would do without them.  Cristi and I went to Red Light on Friday and I am wearing a romper with matching jacket that I got.  Pretty amazing huh!

Portland has more strip clubs than any other state in the USA.  I have never been inside of one, I need to change that!
 I wore tons of cute stuff last week but had no time for outfit shots, so here are some lazy glimpses.




 Work break:)



 Found a German cuckoo clock for $3.
 Getting ready for halloween!
 I got a sweet hair cut and I hope to have my hair dyed in about a month.  I gotta let it fade a bit.

 I picked up this hair wrap in Seattle, I love it!
 Here is Ash is all her gray glory.
 Here is my 27inch iMac from 2010, Chris is putting in a new solid state drive in.  I am also teaching myself HTML and CSS.  I want to learn a new skill because I have a pretty cool idea and I need to learn it to build it.
It feels good to have something besides work to put my own energy into.  I hope you are all doing well.  Any plans for Halloween?

Monday, October 20, 2014

She doesn't design clothes, she designs dreams!

I think October might just be my favorite month, it's the beginning of what I lovingly refer to as the fuck off months.  The thrift shops are filled with all sorts of vintage delights that most around here will only dare wear on Halloween, but not me, that's everyday wear I say!  Check out these recent finds!  This bag was all of $4.
Crazy handmade top $3
 on the back.
 Sweet lil poncho $1!
 Adorable old print.
I also have to share what is probably the coolest thing that has ever happened to me.  I am not a girl that is into designer fashion BUT there is ONE designer who has captured my heart, her name is Susanne Bisovsky!  I adore her so very much that I emailed her to let her know, well she replied back, can you believe it?  That was about 6 months ago and she just had a show in Vienna and I emailed her to tell her how beautiful her stuff looked and she blew me away by asking for my address to send me a few things!  Can you believe that?!?!?!?!?

 Two pairs of gorgeous thigh highs, a scarf and a rose pin.  I about died!  Not only is she an amazing designer she has a heart embroidered out of gold.  
 I am putting together something very special to send her.
I hope one day I can visit her salon in Vienna and try on some of her beautiful clothes.  In other news I have been busy with all sorts of fun stuff.  Here are some pictures of what I've been up too.  I said good bye to my folks after what I can say was our best visit yet!
 Our fancy dinner out at the VQ.  Duck prosciutto, it was weird.
 Yummy salad with hazel nuts and goat cheese.
 My salmon crusted in black sesame.
 Chris's mighty fried chicken and biscuit, I should have got that!
I went to the Pumpkin patch with my niece and nephew!

 Jack called me his crazy Auntie and my heart melted.
 What's so crazy?


 I checked out the Davis Graveyard and it was pretty cool!  It's a family home and they put up 80 tombstones in their front yard, all those are made of foam!

 Went to the Apple Festival with Cristi!


Got a little tipsy this weekend.
Rocked my Kiss Me Kitty Day of the Dead leggings!

I got a hair cut.  I am working on getting a whole new color but first my pink has to fade.  Is that even possible?
Here is the inspiration for my new colors, what do you think?
 I made a delicious simple apple crumble last night!


Oh and  I saw The Book of Life yesterday and it was probably the most beautiful animated film I have ever seen in my life!  The story was meh but the visual aspect was mind blowing!  Ok sorry to throw so much at you, I hope you are all enjoying October so far!