Monday, July 4, 2011


Tee: Ann Taylor
Jeans: J Crew
Wedges: Nine West
Bangles: gift from my uncle and aunt
Earrings: Turkey
Sunnies: Puerto Rico

This is the kind of outfit I could only wear while coming off the high of Dress Your Best Week. I think I'll be celebrating my body in a slightly less intentional way this week because I'm feeling so confident and in love with the body I have. And it's weird to think that and type that because I'm not the kind of woman who likes to draw attention to herself (even though I share a lot of stuff with the Internet).

But yeah, I put this on expecting it NOT to work, but it did, and even though I was a little afraid of all the body-hugging pieces, I went with it. And then to top it off, I let my hair do the 1960s-meets-1980s thing it was doing all by itself. Because if I'm going for it, I'm going all out. Go big or go home, baby. That's how we roll in our house.

And these shoes? I love them. They're so old, y'all. I've had them for five or six years - maybe even longer. They remind me of some shoes that my mom wore in her engagement pictures with jeans a lot like these. Honestly, I kind of felt like I was channeling my mom circa 1981 in this outfit.

I wore this to go out on a date day with B. We went to the farmer's market down in the nearest city (15 plantains for $2? Yes, please), then off to the mall for a cheap lunch and some bookstore browsing. Then we wandered through the streets of Alajuela where we did a little thrifting (we scored some amazing pieces) and enjoyed ice cream cones. I love our date days.

Oh, and Happy Fourth, to all of you in the States (and my fellow expats). I'll be celebrating on the beach.


  1. I dont think you can go wrong with jeans and a white tee - and i kinda love those sandals!

  2. You look gorgeous!! I wish I could have hair like that if I grew it out! Mine would be stringy and thin and umm... well, not very pretty at all! lol Your simple red, white and blue outfit is beautiful!

  3. You look totally adorable! I have a dress that makes me feel like I'm channeling my mom, except it goes back to the 60's, not the 80's. Actually, I was channeling my 80's self last week, except 20 years later.
    :) f
    The House in the Clouds

  4. Your hair is fantastic and I like the old shoes!

  5. You look great and your hair is fab!!
    Love your outfit! I wore a very similar outfit on the 6th. :)

  6. You look amazing in these photos. Like a movie star!!
    I'm in love with your 80's hair. I have some red shoes similar to yours. Must find something to wear them with pronto cuz I love them and they're super comfy. Glad I found your blog!


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