Thursday, October 6, 2011



Dress: Columbia
Tank: local boutique
Sweater: Woman Within
Shoes: Off the Beaten Track

I just started taking a photography class at the local branch of the University of New Mexico. I've been wanting to take a photography class for what feels like forever. I had some friends back in high school that went to a different school and they got to take an amazing class, complete with darkroom training. I was so jealous! The first time I tried to take a photo class was in college; however, I went to a tiny liberal arts college and no one but art majors ever managed to get in. After that, I have tried at various times to take a class, either while I was in grad school or at local community colleges, but it never worked out (mostly because I forgot to check the schedules until halfway through the semester). However, I think it must have been fate because this class is shaping up to be really inspirational. The instructor is a quite talented landscape photographer and we have already covered the basics like ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, and delved into some photoshop. Hopefully, my pictures will be improving around here soon! Especially if I can remember to head out to take pictures before it gets too dark!





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Thursday, September 22, 2011

June in Idaho

Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho

Sorry for the radio silence around here, folks. At work, I've been out in "the field" (as we geologists like to call it) almost every day, working some long hours. All that there is time for in my life these days is sleeping, eating, and taking Petey on walks (mostly because he gives me that face if I don't). Next week promises to be more reasonable, work-wise, so hopefully I'll be back to my irregularly scheduled posting!

For now, I'll leave with two photos I took in Idaho back in June. I spent an awesome ten days in both Idaho and Wyoming, visiting with friends and enjoying some outrageous scenery. If you scrutinize the lower right-hand corner of the photo below, you'll discover the real reason that we all went to Idaho. Rafting!

Payette River, Idaho


Thursday, September 8, 2011



Dress: Vintage Swirl Wrap Dress (etsy)
Shoes: Kork-Ease
Bracelet: Gift

I am SO EXCITED about my new-to-me Swirl dress. Seriously, I've been looking for one for a long time and when this one popped up on Etsy, I knew that it had to be mine. The pattern is so amazing! I love the colors! It looks perfect with my new Kork-Ease's! I could go on and on, but instead I think I will just wear it until it falls to pieces. Have ya'll found anything exciting recently? Isn't it just the best when you find something you have had on your wish list for what seems like forever?









Sunday, September 4, 2011



Cape: Free People
Skirt: Woman Within
Tank: Target
Shoes: Clark's
Belt: Thrifted
Bracelets: Market in Mexico, gift, Made in Jackson Hole

This morning felt like the first true day of fall, right on time for Labor Day here in the U.S. Although its been getting pretty cool at night for a while now, today it was still 56 degrees F at noon, windy, and cloudy. Exciting stuff! I can't wait for boots and cozy sweaters and ski season. So, it seemed like the appropriate time to post photos of my new cape. I wore this a couple of weeks ago to dinner and let me tell you, it was more than a little warm for the weather. However, I think it will make another, more seasonally appropriate appearance this afternoon. This cape is a totally new type of sweater for me and I have absolutely no idea how to wear it. I'll guess I have to try it with everything and see what works!

I hope that those of you in the U.S. have a great holiday tomorrow and don't have to work. Any exciting plans? We're hoping to have a lawn games tournament, complete with croquet, bocce ball, and badminton!












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?