Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Well, I had some fabulous photos all ready to post for all you lovelies, but I ended up spending the better part of the evening giving the old blog a face-lift! I think its looks much classier now, but I still have a long way to go. Figuring all this stuff out is hard! Anyways, pop over and give it a look if you are so inclined.

Next on the list... Discus commenting.


Sunday, August 28, 2011



Shirt: Thrifted
Tank: Target
Jeans: Target
Shoes: Clarks
Bracelet: MADE in Jackson

Last Wednesday, as I was getting dressed for work, I thought I would try to fit in a little more around the office. After all, nothing says geologist like jeans and plaid shirt, right? It's what all the guys wear! Joking aside, I was just looking for something comfy and casual and figured it wouldn't hurt to try to look more like a geologist and less like a personal style blogger for the day. It is the geology that pays the bills, as it turns out! Of course, I couldn't resist adding a little blogger touch as soon as I got out of the office- because, no, of course I didn't prance around the office with my shirt tied up like I was headed to the beach! I don't think that would fly, even in my super casual office environment!

Also, I got these super comfy Clark's sandals while I was in Texas a few weeks ago and I have been wearing the crap out of them. Its a good thing I decided to go with the practical pair of shoes during that shopping expedition (I found a totally cute but not very practical for my lifestyle pair that I forced myself to leave behind). They are doing construction at our office and we have to take a hiking trail to get to our office from the parking lot. Only in New Mexico!










Tuesday, August 23, 2011



Shirt: Free People (new!)
Cardigan: Banana Republic (gift)
Jeans: Woman Within
Shoes: Off the Beaten Track

Sorry for that little break I took from blogging! Just when I was getting back into the swing of things, I headed off on a few long-weekend vacations. All that traveling pretty much rendered me totally incapable of looking cute or taking photos. Never fear, there aren't any other vacations on the horizon and I did manage to go on a bit of a shopping spree while visiting my parents, so expect to see some exciting new items around here! Actually, who am I kidding? Even my old stuff counts as new if I haven't blogged it yet, right?

So, I hope ya'll like my new shirt! The ruffles and trim at the bottom hem seemed a little girly for my taste, but the high quality and the 50% off price tag meant that I just couldn't pass this one up. Maybe it will help me push my style boundaries? What do you think, any styling suggestions that don't involve my old standby of a cardigan?














Tuesday, August 9, 2011



Dress: Ross
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Birkenstock

One of my co-workers got married a couple of weeks (ok, maybe months at this point) ago. I actually had my whole outfit planned out weeks in advance because I have to take advantage of every opportunity I get to dress up here in the extremely casually and outdoors-ily styled northern New Mexico. Mind you, I was still planning to be over dressed, but its all relative, right? There was just one problem, I didn't have a pair of shoes that I thought would work. This was obviously before the purchase of these babies, which are clearly perfect for every occasion. See, further justification for their purchase! But, I digress.

I was running some errands in Santa Fe (the closest city of any consequence) and decided I would just pop into Ross and see if they had any deals on shoes. Well, I should know myself well enough by now to know that I can't ever just pop into Ross to look at shoes. A visit to Ross that does not include a full perusal of the dress section would practically be criminal! Well, I emerged at least an hour (if not two) later, with this dress, another dress, and a pair of shoes. Because this dress was so shiny and new, I just had to wear it to the wedding, eschewing the previously plotted outfit! Fortunately, another co-worker is getting married in a few weeks, so that outfit should get its time in the sun!

I didn't manage to snap any photos of this dress at the wedding, so I set out on Monday to re-photograph the dress. I swapped out my shoes for something a bit more practical for rambling about in the woods, and I like how much more casual it made the outfit. Now, instead of considering these re-photos, I'm going to consider them pre-photos. I must wear this again as soon as humanly possible (which means sometime I am not going to work, as I just don't think I can convince anyone that this insane print is office appropriate).










Monday, August 8, 2011



Dress: Made by me
Belt: Etsy (came with vintage dress)
Sweater: Woman Within
Leggings: Kohl's
Shoes: Target

Last Thursday, I went in search of some new scenery. We have a ton of beautiful locations in my town, but a lot of the best views are on someone's property or right next to a road that is next to a steep cliff. We have a lot of cliffs around here. I don't know about ya'll, but I'm not so into posing it out right by the road. I'm fairly certain that I look totally ridiculous while attempting to take my photos (as evidenced by the out-takes), and I'm not quite ready to explain to the world why I think personal style blogging is so awesome. I'm sure ya'll all know how I feel. However, the locations for my last three posts are all within 15 minutes of my house. I know that if I keep seeking them out, there will be plenty more for me to find. When I found this spot, I was even rewarded by a rainbow! Doesn't get much better than that after a long day spent in the office. The desert is a truly spectacular place.









Thursday, August 4, 2011



Dress: Boutique in Santa Fe
Sweater: Columbia Sportswear
Shoes: Nine West
Sunglasses: Oakley via

Ya'll, I seriously can't stop with the neutrals! What's wrong with me? A simple click through my archives will quickly prove that I'm not typically a neutrals kind of gal. Maybe I'm getting more boring in my old age? Although I'm currently loving beige and white, I think (both you and) I might get a bit bored, so let's hope it's a passing phase! I promise to punch it up next post with some bold colors.

I thought the (non-) colors in this outfit would look perfect with some aspen trees, so I had to seek some out for these photos. I love their white bark and the beautiful color and shape of their leaves. I think they are my favorite tree (though I am also partial to maples), which is perfect, because this is definitely becoming one of my favorite dresses. I'm hoping to take better advantage of the beautiful surroundings that I get to enjoy every day here in northern New Mexico and share them with ya'll in my outfit photos. Check back tomorrow for some of the best scenery I've posed with yet, including a rainbow!