Thursday, October 29, 2009

TRACY'S POST: new layout!

 new layout (:
Kelly and I were sick of all the black!

So, on to Halloween.
Kelly and I drove an hour in order to shop at the closest Forever XXI,
and while she bought a black dress to be a flapper girl for this weekend,
I saw this aviatrix-inspired jacket and decided,

Go ahead, Tracy. Be a long-haired Amelia Earhart.

KELLY'S POST: "Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo. I do believe it, I do believe it's true" Simon & Garfunkel

Found these photos from the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield Illinois.  Looks like the animals there and really into Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes, Well that's one way to lose these walking blues" Paul Simon

Fun purple tights! 

What I'm Wearing: 
Tights: Target
Shoes: Payless
Skirt: Target
Shirt: Thrifted
Belt: Target

Sunday, October 25, 2009

KELLY'S POST:" There's a big, A big hard sun, Beating on the big people, In a big hard world" Eddie Vedder

For these pictures I was looking directly into the setting sun.  We moved to a different place a little later but the pictures looked to dark.  So, in conclusion, we'll just have to deal with the horrible sqinty faces I'm making as I got blinded by the sun.  Ahh, the things we do for blogging.

 What I'm Wearing:
Tights: Target
Boots: Minnetonka Moccasins
Dress: Target
Vest: Urban Outfitters
Long Sleeve Shirt: Target
Scarf: Urban Outfitters

Friday, October 23, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "Tempermental yogis bakin merryweather pie" Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

In a last minute attempt to make the basement look somewhat cool, when it got too dark out to take pictures, I took the sheet off my bed and pinned it to the wall.  Still working on a more permanent solution in the basement for shoots.  Anyway, surprisingly enough I got this skirt at Macy's over the summer (when Macy's appeared to have gone mad for the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, they had totally packed the store with hippie gear), and it is sooooo comfortable.  I would wear it everyday if I could.

What I'm Wearing:
Sweater: Target
Boots: Vintage
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Macy's

TRACY'S POST: No, that is not the same skirt from my last post.

These past few days have been really warm, and even though I've worn this skirt x10000 times already, I just can't pass up the good weather and wear something drawl like jeans. Notice how my unruly hair is beyond ridiculous?! It's getting cut, today!

Red cardigan: target
skirt: Charlotte Russe
tights (accurate coloring in the pic, btw): merona (I love these things!)
shoes: bought these brand spanking new for $6.99 (!)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

TRACY'S POST: "...home is wherever I'm with you"

This is what I wore while Kelly and I were in Columbus: here, I was doing my damnedest to stay warm and keep my hair in check. Not the easiest thing to do, mind.

Blue shirt: Gabriel Brothers
skirt: Charlotte Russe
extra thick tights: merona (target)
shoes: payless

Anyone know of any good, thick, black tights? I hear DKNY is the best.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "thoughts arrive like butterflies" Pearl Jam

This was my attempt at grunge.  I feel like there is a very fine line between looking grunge and looking homeless....or maybe no line at all :)

What I'm Wearing:
Boots: Minnetonka Moccasins
Tights: Target
Skirt: Was my mom's
Tank Top: Macy's
Sweater: Kohl's
Scarf: Gap
Hat: Target

Trip to Ligonier, PA for Fort Days

The weekend before last, I made the excursion out with my boyfriend, Paul, to his home in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in order to enjoy the annual Fort Days [festival] that takes place in the quaint little town. His buddies from his architecture classes also tagged along, so it was great fun hanging out with them and then meeting Paul's Ligonier friends.

saturday was the fort days parade; it was packed, even though it was raining and cold! You can't see them well, but there was a division of historically-accurate clothed soldiers. The second picture is us leaving the first day -- the sun finally came out!

On our second day, the sun was out and it was above freezing temperatures. The pagoda was my favorite part of the entire town, which exemplified it's brick motif and traditional styling.

I was on a hunt to find eighteenth-century-dressed folk, who had been running around in all colors and sizes. There is one particularly morose example in the second picture -- the first is of Paul, patiently posing in front of the gorgeous Catholic Church with his hot (but in actuality, very cold) cider.

The yellow-clad girl looked at me strangely after my phone made it's picture-taking sound. And Paul had to endure a history lesson from the older woman so I could get a picture of her.

The best picture, however, is right here: I kid you not. Chocolate covered bacon.

Paul drove through the backroads of Ligonier (avoiding the hysteria of Ford Days) so that we could stop at Pittsburgh for a little sight seeing. Ligonier is absolutely gorgeous; I took a million pictures of the scenery.

A picture of downtown Pittsburgh. The second picture is of CMU, with some gorgeous building (name/location unknown). The sun and clouds make it all so picturesque.

This one here, similarly, was just a part of the general campus ambience that was admired as we made our way to the Cathedral of Learning. That's the Cathedral's common room -- how cool is that?! They call it a common room. tee hee.

Just some art hanging out in a closed atrium. Why can't kent have that?! oh, and the second picture is Paul with a huge dinosaur -- except I totally had to zoom in and snap a picture of him hitting his head against the dinosaur's cement chest.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

TRACY'S POST: back from columbus :)

This was taken ages ago, but I had a sudden flurry of homework assignments and exams to deal with, and thus, these sweet pictures were put on the back burner.

[The] blazer [you always see me wearing]: Urban Outfitters, thrifted
Awesome plaid scarf: Forever XXI
White shirt + pink tanktop
Skinnies: Express
Boots: etsy

I've only got one pair of high rise (ish) jeans.  Low-rise jeans cut into my hips, and mid-rise drive me nuts. What do you guys like: low rise, high rise? And does anyone know where to find a decent pair of high rise pants?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

KELLY'S POST: "Oh what I'd give for a moment or two, Under the bridges of Paris with you" Dean Martin

These photos were taken under a graffiti clad bridge downtown.  This coat is one of my favorite thrift store finds, bought for a whopping $5.00!

What I'm Wearing:
Tank top: Dillard's
Jeans: Alloy
Coat: Thrifted
Belt: Target
Shoes: Payless

TRACY'S POST: Don't look into the graffiti too closely. Please.

It's been unseasonably cold in Cleveland this year (surprise! Ohio weather has surprised me, yet again!), to the point where even this cold-weather-friendly outfit was a bit too scanty. I'm off to my Columbus home this weekend to pick up my winter wardrobe -- and guess who's going with me?!

Baret: Aldo
Scarf: Thrifted
Pink tanktop
Military jacket: H&M
Skinnies: BDG (Urban Outfitters)