Thursday, September 29, 2011

vertical stripes.

I'm absolutely in love with vertical stripes--all stripes actually--but especially vertical stripes.
They are a bit more sophisticated and edgy, which I like.
Especially in black and white.

Get the Look:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

copy cat: cutoffs & cardigans.

 Sweater: Thrifted, Neckalce: f21, Watch: Target, Bracelets: Gifted, Shorts: cutoff jeans, Shoes: Kohls, Purse:Thrifted, Sunnies: Jessica Simpson

If this were a "Who Wore it Best?" article in People Magazine, I'm pretty sure the girl in the first photo would win. Did I really even stand a chance against those mile-long legs of hers?
Probs not.

I still loved wearing this outfit since I'm running out of time to wear shorts! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Look for Less: Kim Kardashian

Why is it that celebrities wear to travel what I would wear when I go to church? 
I guess with the paparazzi they have to look good at all times.
Like Kim's look?
I already did the shopping for you...

Pants: $49.50
Bag: $40
Shoes: $70
Sunnies: $3
Necklace: $29
Blazer: $27.80
Lipstick: $6.50

Have a fabulous day!
I'm currently driving south on I-5 all the way to San D.!
Maybe I'll see myself a Kardashian along the way ; )

Monday, September 26, 2011

the day it rained.

Sunnies: Jessica Simpson, Earrings: Bird Crap via Etsy, Blazer: Thrifted, Tee: f21, Shorts: Old Navy, Purse: Vintage Louis Vuitton, Shoes: A'Gaci

We had the morning off yesterday, which, working at a church that meets SIX times during the weekend, practically means vacation for us : )

We took Gunner on a walk since he hasn't been getting much exercise lately and it started to rain really hard so we started running home. 
Gunner hates getting wet and was shaking all over, mid run! He's so funny.
Then we all huddled under the roof on the front porch while we dug around for the keys.

We spent the rest of the day snuggled up on the couch watching movies and eating popcorn and bacon.

I've missed these cozy rainy days.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


We have finally made some obvious progress on our curb appeal. 
We spent all day, Thursday, painting the body gray....[nightmare].... and on Saturday we painted some of the trim and all of the shutters.

Here is what the house looked like when we moved in/up until three days ago...

We never did figure out what the colors were before... Ian thought it was white. I thought it was a faded light light greenish color. 

 notice Gunner standing in the doorway : )

We bought five gallons of light gray paint and when we finally went to apply it, there was no difference.
It was the exact same color.
We ran back to the paint store and they mixed in some black to make it a little darker. 
About half way through the day we realized five gallons (recommended by the paint guy) was NOT going to be enough for two coats.
I called the paint store to get more and they were out of our color, so they called a different location and told them about our special order (Misty Gray + black) and I drove out to get it.

We start painting the right half of the front of the house and it was literally four shades lighter than the rest of the house. 
Maybe it's just because it was wet? 
Were our eyes playing tricks on us?
I called my [now] friend Aaron at Miller Paint.
When he picked up the phone I said "Hi Aaron, it's Sarah. The girl with the Misty Gray issues."
I told him the new paint looked a lot lighter and he placed a call to the other location.
Five minutes before closing, he told me they mixed 8 oz. too few of black.....
I ran back to my local store and they fixed it.

Here is what the house looks like now.

Friday, September 23, 2011



Every year there seems to be a shade of pink in the Fall color palette.
Last year it was honeysuckle.
This year it's fuchsia. 
I must say, I have been buying more pink lately, mostly because Ian loves when I wear it.
And because it's so girly.
And I like being girly.
And because it's in stores.
And I guess that means Ian's not the only one that likes it...

Get the Look:

The ways I wore it: 

Do you wear pink/purple/fuchsia?
That's thing about color trends... they can be flattering on everyone. The trick is just to find the right shade for your skin tone and your attitude : )

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

the turtle story.

(Senior Pic worthy?)
Top:vintage, Shorts:f21, Bracelets+Rings:Gifted, Shoes:Target

In my last post, I briefly mentioned something about me rescuing a turtle. 
Well the truth is, it wasn't all me. Actually, now that I think about it, the only thing I "helped" with was dramatic support.

Picture this:

Me driving out of the business complex where our office is.
Sun shining.
Cheesy Christian music playing softly in the background.
About 300 feet away, I notice the car in front of me pull over, stop, reverse, and stop again.
I think to myself, "I'll just go around him."
I approach.
Man gets out of car.
I stop.
Man walks to the side of the street I was going to use as my escape route.
I realize I'm gonna be there for a while.
Man tip-toes to dark lump of something on the side of the street I was going to use as my escape route.
I squint my eyes.
The "lump" opens his gummy pink mouth and starts hissing at the man.
I realize it's a large turtle. 
I'm talking the size of a dinner plate.
Man approaches my window.
I roll it down and say, "turtle!"
He tells me OOS Animal Rescue is on it's way but he wanted to get him out of the road because someone ran the poor turtle over.
I say "awww" and get out.
Man opens his trunk and grabs some sort of metal kabobber.
He pokes the turtle and I keep my distance.
(Arms crossed and everything).
He hisses and I jump back.
Turtle doesn't move.
I walk up closer and notice a huge crack down the right side of his shell.
I say "Oh my gosh." and cringe in concern.
Man digs around his trunk some more.
Man #2 pulls up behind me. 
I offer a towel to the first man and before I can get it out he's already dragging the turtle off the street by the tail.
I tell Man #2 what's going on while I watch Man #1 drop the turtle once.
Man #2 seems excited and gets out of his car as if to see a brawl.
Man #1 successfully crosses the turtle to the other side.
I get in my car.
I give him a thumb's up and he looks up in the trees.
I think "no..."
He looks confused and says "Huh?"
I say "Good work!"
He gets in his car and all three of us drive out.

Poor little big turtle guy. He wasn't there when I came back twenty min later so I took that as a good sign. The animal rescue people must've picked him up!

Monday, September 19, 2011

obsessed with copper.

I've been so drawn to copper lately. Just bought some pots and pans and have been hunting for a inexpensive version of this light:

What are you loving?

frills for you.

Blouse: Thrifted, Belt:Thrifted, Shorts:f21, Shoes:Madden Girl

I'm still recovering from my "Belly, Butt, and Thighs" class as well as assisting a turtle rescue....
I can barely move. Why must every little motion hurt? Muscles I didn't even know I had are throbbing in places I didn't know I worked. 
I can only imagine what tomorrow morning will feel like.

I added a new tab at the top of the blog called "Frills for You", there just may be two items there that are for sales. If you are interested in either of them or have any questions, let me know!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

painting the house.

Ian and I originally wanted a mid-century modern house, and even though the house we bought now is somewhat retro, the architectural details make it feel a little more like a cottage. 
We've finally bought all the paint for the exterior and plan to paint next week.

Can you guess what colors we chose?

I'l give  you a hint:

(not sure where these came from since they were saved on my comp. if you want the creds lemme know). 

I couldn't find a picture of exactly what we plan to do since I originally saw it in a vision (makes me sound crazy but ser ser) and then just googled "gray house white trim charcoal shutters turquoise door". We'll add our own image to google when we're done with this place.

Until then, we are painting our bedroom. Hopefully we'll be done with that by tonight!

Awkward & Awesome.

Been a while since I participated in this. But it seems it's been a while since I've done anything on the blog realm. Enjoy my sessy pictures:

Waving fresh air into my face in effort to avoid nasty dead cat fumes... 

This was also before we figured out what the mysterious odor was...

Gunner loves getting in the pictures...

Prob yelling at Gunner.

How does my husband manage to get such flattering shots of me?! 

P.S. To all who were concerned about the dead cat's status, we immediately told our neighbors and they didn't seem too worried. We did watch their two dogs drag it off to the other side of the yard though. Kinda sad, but I really don't like cats. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

hair day.

Shirt + Necklaces: f21, Leggings:Target, Shoes: Urban Original, Sunnies: Jessica Simpson, Purse: Thrifted.

Have you noticed my change of hair color? 
It's been all dark since before Africa and I'm kinda loving it.
My hair was just feeling so sloppy before. And damaged. And since I figured that if the rest of me was going to feel sloppy the whole time I was in Africa, I might as well do something to help myself.
I actually see a tad bit of ombre left in there.

Well, between prepping and painting the house today, I'm getting my haircut. Just a trim and some little layers.

It's Fall now, right? Naturally, that means it's time for a new look. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

little booties.

Tank: Can't remember, Scarf: Thrifted, Jeans: f21, Shoes: AGACI, Lipstick: Revlon #725 "Love that Red".

I've kind of been on a shopping kick lately. Maybe it's because Fall is approaching?
Either way, my most repetitive purchase has been booties. 
I'm obsessed, but I'm pretty convinced that I won't have to purchase any other shoes this season since I just bought them all at once. Ha. 
Literally, three pairs what?!

Also, I just posted another blog on Me & My House.

Monday, September 12, 2011

we got a dog!

You read right peoples, after many weeks of pet sitting and photo shoots on frills, Gunner is officially ours! It feels so good to have this four-legged addition in our family and in our home. I love when I get to work and find little white furs on my shirt… yes, I am that obsessed with him.

So here is the story.

Gunner (the dog) was our friend Tony’s dog. Last Thanksgiving Tony went to Haiti with Ian for a week and I got to watch Gunner. I guess that was when Gunner and I really started getting attached to each other since I was lonely and missing my honey, and Gunner not knowing where the heck he was/who he was with. Since that week, Ian and I would “pet sit” Gunner on our day off just for the fun of it, not because Tony was gone or anything. Kind of strange, I know.

>>FF >> to Thursday, August 25, 2011.

Tony texts me asking if I am still up for pet sitting Gunner September 1-11 and I reply with a “Def! Counting down the days!”

Tony says: “Hahaha. Cool. I’m out of town this weekend for a wedding. You wanna take him and just keep him? Like forever. Long term trial : )”

I say: “OH MY GOSH. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. YES!!! I was about to take a nap but now I won’t be able to sleep…I am so excited right now : ) : )”

We went and picked Gunner up that night. And his leash. And his dishes. And his food. And his bed. And his outdoor cushion. Just as Tony had instructed. And now Gunner lives with us! I think he likes it just as much as we do : )  

So, here is what Gunner has been up to here at his new home:

Eating sour apples from the tree in the backyard:

When he's not eating the apples, he plays with them:

We thought he had fleas because he was itching a lot, so we started fresh with a flea bath and a new bed:

He's been in the car with us a lot, which means trying anything to get comfortable in the cramped backseat:

Actually, the new bed is so comfy that he doesn't mind resting his head on the coffee table: 

He went to the beach with us this weekend and got sand in his nose:

And he got in the water, but he didn't really like it:

Other than that he's been busy looking cute:

And smiling : ):

I think he likes it here.

And we love having him.

the dead cat on the other side of the fence.

Lipstick: Revlon #677 "Siren", Top: H&M, Watch:Target, Jeans:f21, Shoes:Target

I felt like I was on America's Next Top Model when Ian was taking these pictures of me, remembering scenes where a model would complain about how cold the water was/how her makeup keeps getting in her eyes. 

I wasn't complaining about any of those things though. No, I was complaining about how stinky it was where I was standing. See:

I didn't know what it was (well, I thought it was Gunner's poo because he always poos in that same spot), but I just wanted to get out of there really fast.

The next day, I'm sitting at the table eating lunch and admiring our beautifully unkempt backyard when I see Gunner digging under the fence--right where I was posing the day before...
Before I go out and yell at him, I stand up to get a closer look.

Now he's tugging...really hard.

I run out and whisper a scream (because the cable guy is in our living room and I don't want to freak him out. I could tell he was already having a rough day...)

But as I run over to pull Gunner away, I take a step back because...

that smell!

Ugh. It was like I ran into a wall of stench.

I keep my feet at a distance, but I lean in as far as I can go without falling over to investigate what could possibly be hiding on the other side of the fence. 

I see nothing. I hear nothing. But I still smell something.
I tip toe up a little closer and see a fat ball of black fur. 
I run away literally ugly crying minus the tears.

Ian finally goes out to get a closer look and discovers the odorous black furry thing is the neighbors dead cat. And Gunner had been playing tug-o-war with it against the neighbor dogs.