Thursday, October 27, 2011

family history

Turns out my uncle raced on the Nürburgring track in Germany in his youth. Even though im sure it bores my dad, once i year i make him take out old family pictures so that he can tell me stories.

Friday, October 21, 2011

adventuring // part two

i got my film developed from when tom & i went out on our unexpected adventure last week. i really want to go back soon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

here & there

she// dress: vintage // shoes: target. him// shirt: secondhand // pants: secondhand // shoes: vans

Tom & I went adventuring around the town yesterday & found a historical building that had been set aside as a museum. we didnt get to go inside & it was a bit odd since people live on the property too. anyways we took out our cameras & shot away.

Friday, October 14, 2011


Tom & i went on an unexpected adventure today. we weren't even planning on spending time together, but at last minute we decided to take an hour and a half drive to somewhere we had only vaguely explored once. we went much further into it today & it was incredible!! i know it is impossible to tell, but that waterfall is actually runoff from the street. crazy stuff. please excuse the out of focus and dark shots. it was getting dark out by the time we finally got there. i cant wait to go back better prepared

Listening to: No Expectations by the Rolling Stones

Friday, October 7, 2011

Currently Reading // Be My Baby by Ronnie Spector

I love the title of the book, "Be My Baby; How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts & Madness or My Life as a Fabulous Ronette." It's so fun! Tom found this book for me while we were at the Goodwill bookstore a few weeks back & i'm so awfully glad he did. Its turning out to be a very entertaining read.

Picture Sources // one //two // three // four //

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chino Airport

Outfit Details: Dress:Vintage // Shoes: Payless // Belt: Forever 21

Papa & I spent the morning touring the Chino airport museum. It was a lovely way to spend the morning & i even found a cat to pet while i was there!

Listening To: Different Drum by Stone Poneys

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


just some lovely little poems i found in an old book a couple days ago. i love that simple letterhead. never thought of putting a letterhead on an index card, but i must say i like it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

im engaged. huzzah!

Outfit Details: Dress: Forever 21// Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens

If i would have known that this was the day tom was going to propose, i would have done my best to cover up that silly bike shorts tan. We spent the day out and about Oak Glen. We got mini pies, apples, apple butter & the most amazing apple cinnamon mini doughnuts. We even got half a dozen for free. if doughnuts tasted like that all the time, i would be a larger person. Anyways, tom & i are getting married! and it shall be soon!

Pictures Taken With Canon AE-1 & 99 cent store film

                 Listening to: Crop Circle Jerk '94 by Megapuss

Saturday, September 17, 2011


I have had this beloved luggage since i was around 12 or 13 years old. I was out at garage sales with my mom when i first laid eyes on it. She loved to travel & had visited russia, oregon, mexico, colorado & spent countless weekends at tom's with me. But sadly, she has experienced zipper failure & it is not treatable. She is survived by her smaller & more compact little sister.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wide Eyes

 This was last fall. I want the weather to be cold.

Listening to: Spanish Bombs by the Clash

Friday, September 9, 2011

a year & a half

its been a year & half since tom & i went on our first date. This picture was taken when the sun started to rise over the desert. i honestly can say that was the greatest day & a half of my life. we had a very long first date...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

World's Largest Paper Cup

Unfortunately, it is not really made of paper.

Listening To: What Do I Get by the Buzzcocks

Monday, September 5, 2011

Inspiration // Stan Getz & Lanvin 1968

screen caps by me

While waiting for tom to get ready a couple days ago, i stumbled upon this video of stan getz performing at a lanvin fashion show in 1968. That first outfit is beyond words. 
This video is full of my favorite things: bossa nova, 1960s fashion & the french.

if you are curious & want to watch yourself, just click here

Listening to: O Pato by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd

Friday, September 2, 2011

Curiosities // Let's Enjoy Poetry

I don't mean to post books & such every friday, but this is just how it is working out. I thrifted this book a while back, and i think its incredible. I love the color scheme & the dots in the background.

Listening To: Vagabond by Wolfmother

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Modern Girls & Old Fashioned Men

This was last summer.

Listening to: Bad Kids by Black Lips

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Outfit Post // Concrete & Clay


Outfit Details: Dress: Forever 21 // Shoes: Payless // Sunglasses: Thrifted

Ive never really understood what this walkway is there for, but it makes for a good picture spot. Got this dress for $9 this past weekend. It made me happy. We finally got around to watching the help. I have to admit it was better than i was expecting. 

Listening to: Return of Django by the Upsetters

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I start my intermediate b&w photography class today. I can't wait to be back in the lab!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Outfit Post // Big River

Outfit Details: Dress: Secondhand // Shoes: Forever 21 // Belt: Estate Sale // Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Tom & I spent the day running errands around the city. We took advantage of the local Borders bookstore closing and bought an exceeding amount of history books. I finally got Chernow's biography on Alexander Hamilton as well as a book on remarkable California pioneer women. Tom also picked up a few i plan on stealing like the last installment of Edmund Morris's Roosevelt biographies and a Churchill biography. We are gluttons for history, i suppose.

Listening to: Big River by Johnny Cash

Friday, August 26, 2011

Curiosities // Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals

 // Scanned by Me
 I had never heard of Ed Emberley before I ran across this book a couple days ago. But now that i know that he exists, i must say I'm impressed. This book was published in 1970 & teaches children how to draw animals based on basic shapes they already know. They progress from simple to elaborate. They are quite beautiful, arent they?

Listening To: At The Zoo by SImon & Garfunkel

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Outfit Post // Heroes & Villians

 Outfit Details: Shirt: Vintage // Shorts: Levis // Shoes: Vans

Tom & I try to go on bike rides every Sunday morning. It sadly doesn't always happen, but im very happy when it does. We ride through the local neighborhoods. I usually spend my time gawking at houses & daydreaming about them. You would be surprised at the things you find while you ride around. We encountered a barn in the middle of a residential neighborhood, which you can somewhat see in the first picture. We also found a house that had a windmill, ferris wheel, and a train in their front yard.

Listening To: Oh! You Pretty Things by David Bowie