Saturday, January 16, 2016

Slow Saturday

The light filters in through the blind-slatted windows.
I finally opened them.
And stripped the sheets.

From the percussive pitter-patter I hear outside I gather that the clouds finally decided to drop a little weight. And I'm even more glad I made my rounds to the University Farmers Market earlier than later.

Sitting on the couch in my lounge clothes - and by "lounge clothes" I mean clothing acceptable for outdoor wear but are really glorified pajamas - I sip my tea with my laptop exactly where it should be. On my lap.

My eyes resembling the blinds, go back and forth between the various web pages I have pulled up on my computer and Pride and Prejudice that plays on the TV. The five-hour version.

This is what I do when I'm sick...
Sip tea, browse online, and watch shows I've seen a dozen times. And I'm not exaggerating. At least a dozen. I could recite this entire mini series by heart.

I know it's been a long time since I've written.
I'll save you the apologies and excuses because by now you've read them all.

Many posts are a brewin' like the tea in my hand. But, well, they're not quite ready to be "sipped," as it were.

So for now I'll leave you with photos from the past couple months as well as some of the pretty things I've been searching to brighten this slow Saturday.

Best pal since kindergarten's baby dedicated. Whoa.

Thanksgiving brussel sprouts above & dinner dates at DERU Market.

My baby brother's composition for Price Suddarth's Signature, premiered in November by Pacific Northwest Ballet

O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree & Pretty presents all tied up with string -ish

A New Nutcracker. My husband, parents, siblings & niece came to see me return to the stage after knee surgery this summer. Thankful for a sis who's a professional photographer!

New do for a New Year!

Positano, IT. Perfection.
Below are Kayak & Air BnB - been using these apps a lot lately.

Corfu, Greece. A place we will one day visit just not sure when.

Some screen shots of a rental in Santorini I'm dreaming of for this summer -"dreaming" being the operative word.

Click on the photos to go to their links. And a special thanks to my sister-in-law Kelsey Cappelletti of Kelsey Jo Photography for the beautiful photos backstage during Balanchine's The Nutcracker. To visit her website click on her photos above. She's incredibly talented!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Mad over the Madding Crowd

This movie.
Yeah I need to just buy it already. It's gotten to that point.
Like I think this past week I've watched it at least once a day... sometimes twice. I've already paid for half of it in Redbox rental fees. But I seriously can't help myself.

I'm completely and utterly obsessed Far From the Madding Crowd.
ALL of it.

The music. The setting. The characters. The story. I'll go in to that in a second post - don't want you to O.D. on it just yet.

But oh the clothes!
With fall already here, I'm almost excited to exchange my flip-flops for boots and my tank tops for oversized nubby sweaters.
The costume designer for this film was/is a genius! The colors, textures, and natural fibers she used to outfit the cast are in a word, yummy. If clothes can be described as yummy...?
Even Matthias Schoenaerts, who plays the strong and meek Gabriel Oak, has an enviable wardrobe. Makes me want to pull out Ryan's big vintage Pendleton sweater and pair it with some jeans & a huge scarf.

Below I've included some potential current day outfits, curtesy of Anthropologie, J-Crew and a few of my favorite Etsy finds, inspired by this gorgeous film.
And if you haven't seen this film yet, take a look at the trailer posted below and see if you're not inspired too! More to come I promise!

*You can find the link to each sartorial item by clicking their image. 
**All other productions stills from Far From the Madding Crowd were found via Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts' fan sites, linked here by clicking their names.