Dec 31, 2011

Year in Review

Just a little visual review of my year of posts. Although I didn't always post consistently, I have really enjoyed having this humble blog. I feel like it is a space to genuinely be me and to stretch myself in new ways. Thank you to those of you who have joined me on the hunt. 2011 was truly amazing and I can't wait to see what 2012 will bring!

Bobby completed 3 triathlons and a 5k!
In September we went camping in Big Sur
In July we celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary
As Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol for Halloween
Palm Springs for Boost Conference in May
Hiking at Daley Ranch in March
We went to Beaver Creek, CO in January
Sissy's surprise birthday in April
Lots more style posts in 2011

Dec 26, 2011

Style Post: Sassy

Outfit Notes
Denim Shirt by Splendid
Bustier from my Momma! (She got it on Melrose in the 80s)
Denim by Rich & Skinny
Belt by Forever 21
Shoes by Payless
Scarf by Alexander McQueen
Necklace by Relics
Earrings by Leah
Sunnies by Raybans
I wore this to work and one of my sweet co-workers said, "You sure look sassy today!" Thus the post title. It must be my haircut but now I'm always looking for ways to "tough" up my outfit. Today it was a black bustier and skull scarf. Must be my good girl roots. Although I am in no way a tough and wild girl, it sure is fun trying to dress like one!

Dec 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Although our Christmas card was a bit different it is the same picture. This is what I wanted to have, but I need photoshop. You hear that Santa?

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you enjoy it to the fullest with friends & family.



Dec 21, 2011

Style Post: Urban Jungle

I have writers block. I had a very clever cheeky line, but then Hubs read it and started laughing. Not in the good way either. So then I told him I HAD writers block and I didn't know what to write for this post. He asked me, "How do you feel about your outfit?" I replied, "I feel tough." Spikey new haircut, studded harness booties, and faux leopard coat to soften it up. Enough said. Thanks Bobby. ;-)

Outfit Notes
Leopard Coat by Trouve
Gray Thermal by Mossimo (Target)
Black Cargos by Mossimo (Target)
Studded Harness Booties by Dolce Vita
Earrings by Relics
Necklaces by Leah

Dec 19, 2011

Style Post: KISS

Maybe its the change in seasons or maybe recovery from the summers floral bohemian styles, but I have been dressing very simply lately. Inspired by another blog, Tomboy Style, I rediscovered my men's Marc Jacobs cashmere sweater. Paired with cuffed faux leather shorts and chunky heals my conversion was complete. Just remember KISS, keep it simple sweetie! ;-)

Outfit Notes
Sweater by Marc Jacobs (mens)
Faux Leather Shorts by William Rast for Target
Tights by Target
Shoes by Missoni for Target
Sunnies by Free People
Handbag by Alexander Wang, gift
Earrings by Leah, gift
Necklaces by Mary Louise, gifts

Dec 15, 2011

A Mod Christmas

My tastes have morphed over the years from traditional contemporary to a hybrid of modern/vintage/mid-century. I'm ready for a Christmas decor makeover and Pinterest is full of inspiration. Here are a few of the latest illuminations. You can follow me on Pinterest here!

Photo Credit: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Dec 12, 2011

New Style Post: Inspired

Finally, another style post! Due to my Husband's schedule I have not had a photographer lately for any outfit pictures. I asked him if he would be willing to get up a little early on some days to take my pics and he agreed! Three cheers for Hubby being a trooper!

Anyways, one of my favorite blogs, Ascot Friday, had a post on tonal dressing and I had to attempt a copy. Here is my version of it. Laura's style is simply inspiring and her blog is a daily must read. Thanks for the inspiration Laura!

Outfit Notes
Sweater by Free People, gift
Skirt by Forever 21
Boots by The Frye Company, gift
Sunnies by Raybans, gift
Bracelets by Leah, Gorjana

Nov 23, 2011

Design Challenged

So I picked out a Christmas card design for Bobby and I back in October. Early I know, but I didn't want to be stressed come the holidays. When I went to order and pay for them, I realized I was spending almost $100 on Christmas cards! That is NOT in the Klein budget. So I went on the hunt for cheaper Christmas cards with great design. I scoured Walmart, Target, Vistaprint, & Shutterfly. Each has some great designs for a photo card but none that I love and are in the price range. In a perfect world I would order our cards from Tiny Prints, they have the coolest designs, but sadly I cannot spend the big bucks. So all of this is to say I am attempting to make/design our own Christmas card this year. I may still end up ordering from Walmart, but it is worth a try in the search for great design. Here are a few of my inspirations:


Nov 21, 2011

Wedding Planning

Got your attention? Ok good. A couple of weekends ago Hubs and I got invited to head to Julian with our  favorite engaged couple Brett & Cara. Julian is the cutest little mountain town about 30-40 minutes from Escondido where Bobby and I grew up and Brett & Cara are getting married there in January. We left early Sunday morning and headed to the Pine Hills Lodge for brunch where the blessed event will take place. We had a great time exploring the grounds and making plans. Afterwards we headed to the Julian Hard Cider for some tasting. We ended the day at the Julian Pie Company for a slice and cinnamon ice cream. All in all a great day!
I loved the rustic details!

Outfit Notes
Sunnies by Rayban, gift
Jewelry by LEAH, Gorjana, and misc, gifts
Handbag by Balenciaga, gift
Tank by LaMade via Rebel
Denim by DL1961, gifted from showroom

Nov 17, 2011

Happy Breaking Dawn Day!!

Yes, I will be one of the many annoying people seeing Breaking Dawn Part 1 tonight (tomorrow if you want to get technical) at MIDNIGHT!! My Momma, Tina, Tiffany, Courtney, and I will be the ones in matching bedazzled tee shirts.

Waiting in line for New Moon, 11.19.09
From the left: Ashley, me, Tina, Momma, and Tiffy
(Courtney was too young at the time)

Nov 14, 2011

I want these

Size 9 please and thank you.
Shop for them here.

Nov 3, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me

Photo Credit
So I never have any problem making a birthday/Christmas wish list. But this year I am really working on being less selfish and more grateful for all the blessings in my life. With that said, instead of the list of wants here is a list of things I'm grateful for.

  1. My Husband. Not only does he work hard to provide for me, he is constantly working to become the best version of himself. How could a wife not be grateful for that?
  2. My Parents. I have the BEST. PARENTS. EVER. PERIOD. They have given me so many valuable life lessons on love, marriage, God, and life in general. I would be nothing without them.
  3. My Sister. She is one of my favorite people (or is it person?) to hang out with. She is always completely honest with me. She knows all my faults and mistakes and still loves me. 
  4. My In-laws. I'm blessed to have married into such a wonderful, generous, and spiritually strong family.
  5. My Siblings-in-law. Nothing better than having extended family that you love hanging out with. Each of them has supported me in amazing ways and I know I can depend on them for anything.
  6. My Grandparents. As I grow older I have made more of an effort to keep in touch and spend time with them. It has been time well spent learning what they have to offer by way of wisdom and knowledge. 
  7. My Job. Thankful for a job? YES! I'm grateful to not only be working but to working at a place that is professional and allows me to be creative. 
  8. A place to live. This seems obvious, but I'm grateful for our tiny little beach studio. Sometimes I wish for a bigger space, but them I realize that I might never get to live this close to the beach again. So every time I feel like it is too small, I go walk for a walk on the beach.
  9. Living in America. For all its faults, the USA is a great place to live. Every time I listen to the radio or see an article online about what is going on in the world I am thankful to live in a country founded on Freedom and Christianity.
  10. My God. I don't thank Him enough for all that He has done for me. I'm constantly amazed how He continues to work in my life on a daily basis whether it be through prayer, music, or those praying for me, God is truly awesome.
I could come up with plenty more, but decided 10 was a good round number for this. Now I'm off to celebrate, 28 here I come!

Oct 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Inspiration and Photo Credit 
Have a happy and safe Halloween!
Love, Andy & Edie

Oct 27, 2011

Brother Michael Turns 30

A couple of Fridays ago, my dear brother-in-law Michael turned 30! Us Klein Kids were so excited to help him celebrate. We met at his place in Monrovia and then headed to old town Pasadena for a little dinner, wine, and jazz at Redwhite+bluezzz. A good time was had by all and our dear Michael got to celebrate this milestone birthday. The only hitch? 30 candles on the cake turned into a forest fire! Luckily, Brother Michael blew them out right away. I think this might be the last time we do a candle for each year for him. ;-)

Oct 20, 2011

Inspiration: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Photo Credit
My sister and I have a shared love of all things Audrey Hepburn. We loved her movies growing up: Sabrina, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, but the clear favorite was always Breakfast at Tiffany's. Well, joy of joys it is finally on Netflix!! I spent most of yesterday enjoying this fine film and was so inspired. You can turn to Miss Holly Golightly for everything!

Interior? Keep it simple with a pop of color.
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Sunday outfit? Keep is casual and add a scarf.
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Party time? Good friends, music, and a classic bar cart! (Check out Society Social for the bar cart perfected.)
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More outfit inspiration? The classic trench. I love Target's version, chic and cheap.
Photo Credit
Also, head over to The Silver Screen Affair and meet Emily. She has the most darling and inspiring blog where I found most of these photos.

Oct 17, 2011

Forks Over Knives

Alrighty. We are doing it. Going whole foods, plant based. Basically vegan with a fancy name. I grew up vegetarian so I don't think it will be too hard, but I will miss many dairy products. Cheese and eggs will be the most difficult. I love breakfast food and I love pizza. But Hubs and I recently watched the movie Forks Over Knives and decided to make a change. Check it out. I recently purchased two cookbooks to help us figure this out. I will keep you guys updated. Wish us luck!

Oct 13, 2011

A Week of Instagram

I have fallen in LOVE with the Instagram app on my iPhone. So many infinite options and I feel like a better photographer than I really am. My brain is always processing how I can document daily life with this wonderful little app. I thought I would share a weeks worth of Instagram images. Enjoy!