How darling is this house? I couldn't pass up the photo op. It's located just down the street from Artifaktori. Nicolle just returned from her vacation yesterday so I met up with her after she closed the store and we took a stroll around Davis. I've always been entranced by the color of this house. I used to walk by it all the time when I lived in this neighborhood, and I'd muse about how if I lived there I'd wear teal or mint all the time, which I already sort of do.
Alas, I don't live in a brightly painted house. But that doesn't make my new Somerville abode any less exciting. For the last two weeks, I've been eagerly unpacking boxes, acquiring furniture, and fashioning storage solutions for me and Matt's shared closet. Meanwhile Joppa and Matt have been cooking up delicious meals, lifting heavy stuff, and showing me how to make coffee.Today I found us a sweet 1950s refashioned sewing machine table turned tv stand from Toni & Ana's. It should go nicely with the amazing green and gold victorian couch we nabbed from Craigslist.
In the midst of attempting to condense my wardrobe and share a closet with my patient and understanding boyfriend, I came across this gorgeous 50s dress at Buffalo Exchange in Davis. Let's be real, show me a dress with a metal zipper, a full skirt, and a fun print for under $20 and I melt like a ice cream sundae and fork over my hello kitty debit card.
This matching hat also hails from the racks at Buffalo. Willpower: 0 Buffalo: 1.
You might have noticed my hair seems to have magically gained pigment and straightness. Actually, I made a much overdo visit to my hairstylist, Lisa from Profiles, who is an absolute expert on both color alchemy and styling unruly, curly hair. Seriously, that woman can work a blowdryer like a magic wand.
In other news, I've also been busy reading, studying, and writing papers for summer classes, which would probably be a lot less bearable if I wasn't taking a class on adolescent development. My first assignment is a reflection on my own teenage years, as in I'm writing a paper for a class about what it was like to be me from age 14-18. How awesome is that?
Looking back on my adolescence, I realize that so much of the slightly offbeat, creative person I am today started to emerge in my teen years. It was then that I started listening to ("sad bastard music" like) the Smiths and Belle & Sebastian, wearing homemade band shirts with plaid skirts, and dying my hair incessantly. Granted, I think I've made some important revisions to my taste in fashion and music, but the crux of it is that adolescence is such a period of self discovery. And I couldn't be more excited about teaching kids who are in the process of figuring out who they are.
Afterall, I'm 23 and I'm definitely still figuring out who I am, working out the kinks, and trying to be better everyday. I wish someone had told me back then that it's okay to be a work in progress...because essentially, we all are.
50s Pleated Day Dress with Teal Pattern ~ Buffalo Exchange
Teal Cinch Belt ~ Goodwill
Teal Straw Hat ~ Buffalo Exhange
Pale Mint Heels ~ Goodwill
60s Pearl Flower Earrings ~ Bananas
Photograpy: Nicolle Saylor
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