April 4, 2011

Polka Dots & Mesa Adventures

Morning! This past weekend was such a busy one, but I am happy to be back at the grind of school. In almost a month I graduate with my bachelor's degree in journalism, and in less than a month I turn 23! It's going to be such a busy month, but I'm ready for it (only with Scott by my side, of course-he keeps me grounded during crazy times).

Red cardigan: Target; Morning Hour Dress: c/o Modcloth; Grey polka dot tights: c/o We Love Colors; Black flats: Ruby & Bloom

Shirt: Banana Republic; Jeans: Levi's; Watch: Fossil; Sandals: Birkenstocks

Scott and I took these photos the other day before we left to spend the weekend with my family in Yuma, Ariz. We went to downtown Mesa with plans of just taking photos and heading out for some lunch before class, but right after we parked we noticed the neatest little shop-an antique typewriter sales and repair shop. Scott and I had a great time talking to the owner about vintage typewriters, and geeking out over the amazing pieces he had in his shop. Scott snapped a few photos while we were there, and I will try and share a few of those soon! It was so nice though to find something new and amazing in an area that you thought you knew so well.

Right after we got done chatting at the typewriter store we went over to a local coffee shop to grab some iced coffee. Scott and I have been going to Inside the Bungalow for years and years (more when it was actually Coffee Talk though). The iced coffee that day was fairly good, and I was happy to hear that the beans came from a local AZ roaster!

Not too long ago I received these amazing polka dot tights from We Love Colors. I've been having a hard time figuring out what to style them with, since they are already a statement piece by themselves. I decided to pair them with a neutral dress and colorful cardigan to balance the outfit out. I felt a little bit like Alice from Alice in Wonderful, but in a good way! I also wore this outfit to class and felt really comfy (yet cute) throughout the day.

On another note, can you believe that Phoenix has officially skipped the whole season of spring and has jumped right into summer? Oh my! At least is prepared for all the sandal weather we're going to be having from here until later October!

Lastly, I've been relying on coffee to keep my mind and body going lately (sleep just isn't enough). I pretty much always have an iced coffee in my hand! Even during mini-photoshoots I can't get away, see:

This post seems a little all over the place, but that's just how I've been lately! Spring is such a crazy time of year!

What are you up to today? Do you have any typewriter stores in your town? What's been keeping you going lately?


  1. I have never even heard of a typewriter store, so now I really want to see one!! I LOVE the tights!!!

  2. Happy almost birthday lady! Good luck with school almost ending. That'll be really exciting for you! You and Scott are too cute!

    Today my boy and I are planning a fun little date. But hopefully the rain will stay out of Ohio for a day. You're so lucky the weather is nice in Arizona! A friend and I have been working on opening a vintage shop online so thats what I've been working on constantly. I never thought I'd ever get sick of thrifting! haha but its going well, only 10 more days until opening day!

    have a good one!

  3. I love your outfit so much! It's so pretty! And YAY for graduating soon! You are so inspiring pretty lady!

  4. I'm so in love with those polka dot tights! What a fun little shoot!

    xx Sarah

  5. You definitely remind me of Alice in Wonderland, in a great way! You look so full of whimsy! I've never been to a typewriter store but I always loved playing with my mom's old typewriter when I was little. What a fun day of adventures!


  6. I love this dress with the red cardi. And I really need to invest in a pair of polka dot tights- they make the outfit :)

  7. Good luck with your crazy month, Chelsea! I always love springtime, seems like it brings so many new opportunities. And is it me, or is a red cardigan on everyone's must have list this spring? you look great!

    i wander, i wonder

  8. i loooove this outfit - those tights rock!!!
    as for a typewriter store...never been to one, but im so intrigued that i'd love to go!

  9. Very cute pictures, good luck with spring, it's a crazy time for all of us! =)

  10. As much as I'm not really a fan of hot weather, I'm actually kind of jealous of you guys right now! It's still freezing at night here in Oregon! We have had a bit of sun for a few days, but I could do without scraping my windshield in the mornings before work!