February 4, 2013

Sideways House

The Sirrine House is a place that I've visited before on this little blog of mine. Being the oldest home in the city, it has a special kind of charm that can only come with age. Built in 1896, this tiny, brick home has a slight slant to it, not so much that you feel like you're walking sideways when you step onto its wrap around patio, but just enough so that its evident in any picture you might take. The slight slant in every one of these pictures drove me a bit crazy when we were taking them on fairly warm day in Mesa, but I've come to realize that the cockeyed view of the home is just how it will be, and has been for over 100 years now (and that's kind of amazing!). From now on I have a feeling that I'll be referring to this sweet home as the Sideways house instead of the Sirrine house. I hope Joel Sirrine won't mind!

If you've been reading my blog for awhile (or even if you're a new reader), you may have noticed my obsessions with bangles. These simple circles are always my go-to accessory, and my collection has grown quite a bit since purchasing my favorite blue, vintage enamel bracelet in Portland a handful of years ago. The top, cream colored bangle I'm wearing here is the newest edition to my collection - it's the June solid bangle from Stowe Street. Along with the cream, I also have this bangle in ultramarine and I've been loving mixing the two together, and with my other bangles as well. In all honesty, I am SO, SO impressed with the quality of these bangles (they're giving my Kate Spade bangles a run for their money - seriously!). They feel solid, sturdy, and are just classic - just what I'm always looking for in a good bangle! Right now Stowe Street is giving Tea Talk readers 15% off their purchase with the code teatalk15, and these June solid bangles are also on sale right now. Don't miss out on these gems!

Cardigan: Target
Lipstick: Peony c/o Radiant Cosmetic
Tshirt: Madewell
June solid bangle in cream: c/o Stowe Street
Skirt: Last Chance
Leggings: Nordstroms Rack
Gabby booties: c/o Blowfish Shoes

I'm off for another busy day of class and running around town. I'm also hoping to pick up the new Local Natives album, Hummingbird, and the new Tegan & Sara album as well!

What are you up to today, friends? Have you picked up either of those albums yet? Thoughts?
-Chelsea xo


  1. I bought both of those albums last week and am DYING over them. Tegan & Sara are from my hometown, and Local Natives are one of my favs!

    Also, a question for you. Does Lola sell their beans by the bag? My mama is headed to Phoenix this week, and I was hoping they do so that she can pick some up for me.

  2. I like your ring. I noticed you and Scott were both wearing rings on your left hands?

  3. Hi Liz! Thank you! Yes, Scott and I both wear promise rings on our left hands! :]

  4. Hi Samantha! Just replied to your comment on your blog! XO

  5. I need to get the Local Natives album asap. Their last one was so good! And I love your skirt, such a pretty floral!


  6. You must be 'a spring', the pink suits your coloring so well, you are just lovely! :)

    Have a fabulous week!

  7. Aww, thank you for the reply Chelsea! You and Scott are a beautiful couple!

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