March 3, 2011

Vine Wall

The other day I was feeling a casual vibe and found myself gravitating toward vintage shirt that was once my mom's. Scott and I were spending the afternoon in Phoenix, and I thought it would be nice to pair it with my signature denim skinny jeans, and Minnetonka moccasins.

Vintage blouse: my mom's in the 70's or 80's; Jeans: Levi's; Moccasins: Minnetonkas

This top was in a pile of pretty vintage pieces that once belonged to my mom, and I instantly felt a connection to the lilac color and the embroidery detail on the top half.

Down the street from my school in downtown Phoenix is this lovely building that houses an art community. The front side is made of brick and metal, and the right side is completely covered in vines. To me, this wall just seems picture esque and I couldn't help but want to take photos next to it.

This week has been super busy with school. Spring break is in just a few shorts weeks (really!?) and my teachers have decided that we should start midterms early. So far I've had a 10 page English Lit. paper, a "Super Quiz" in my Business and Future of Journalism class, and also have a book report and magazine article that are in the works. I will be happy when things calm down here a bit.

The weather has been nice and I'm digging all the warm sun on my face moments happening lately.

What has been making you happy lately?


  1. you've worn those mocassins before right? if so, i think ive love them more and more each time. that is also one very cool wall.

    what makes me happy lately? the sunshine that the south has been getting - love!

  2. awesome wall & awesome hair, so pretty!

  3. I love this so much!! This wall is so pretty and so is your moms old blouse (she seriously has the best collection of vintage clothing!) Good luck with all your school assignments! YAY Spring break!! :)

  4. I'm so ready for spring break! I love the flowers stitched on the blouse! I've been buying a lot of lilac shirts for spring so it's nice to see you wearing pale colors too! That's such a neat building.

  5. Oh my gosh, my teachers are going midterm-crazy too. I can't wait for spring break in a few weeks. At least you have gorgeous vintage clothes to cheer you up! :)

  6. Such a cute outfit! I love that blouse.

  7. Your outfit is adorable and that wall is AWESOME! I've been pretty happy lately because I was able to make it out to LA last weekend to see my boyfriend's band perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall. It melted my heart. :)

  8. Chelsea, good luck with school, you can do this!!
    also your mother's shirt is beautiful and your hair... your hair is INCREDIBLE.
    I beyond love it.

  9. this blouse is so lovely, chelsea. what a fantastic color! i'm jealous of your warm weather. we have been extra chilly lately and i don't like it!

    i wander, i wonder

  10. Nicole- Thanks girl!

    Ilene- I have! They're one of my favorite pairs of shoes!

    Little- Thanks darling!

    Kate- Thank you Kate<3

    Kuleigh- Yay for spring colors!

    Michelle- awwh haha thanks darling!

    Megan- Thank you!

    Claggie- Thank you! PS What an amazing moment! I am so happy for you!

    Kara- Thank you darling! <333

    Sylvia- Thanks Sylvia! Hope you get some warmer weather soon!