Monday, June 25, 2012

A red skirt and Benjamin Franklin ruffles

Top: Anthro, forever ago (similar); Skirt: Anthro (similar);
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell via Last Chance

It's been quite the eventful weekend. We drove back to AZ to gather some more belongings to bring to our new apartment. On Saturday, I had my last day at Anthro - quite bittersweet. I'm transferring to an Anthro in the LA area, and I'm a little nervous. I'm actually really nervous about moving to Los Angeles in general. What if I don't fit in? What if nobody likes me? What if people are mean??? I really try to downplay my anxiety in my head most of the time... but when I start to think about it... it scares me, a lot. 

Later that day, I went over to my friend, Bethany's house. She's been teaching me how to sew, and we just finished up sewing a sweet pair of grandma pants. No, really. They're mustard, floral-printed, and high-waisted. Definitely grandma pants. I will miss sewing with her. Hopefully I can figure it out on my own in LA. That night, we ate homemade chicken and waffles with her and her husband, Blake. HOLY COW, that is the most heavenly combination of food in existence. I just really like fried chicken... and waffles. So naturally, I was in love.

I wore this outfit to church. I rediscovered this top in a box in my garage of clothes I apparently didn't want at the time. I purchased it years and years ago, on sale. It makes me feel a little bit like Benjamin Franklin, which in case you didn't know, is definitely a good thing.

PS I've got a giveaway happening for a $50 gift card to Panache


  1. Aw!  I know just how you feel.  We moved a lot as a kid and it was always really nerve wracking but it always ended up all right.  if you can make it in a different country, I am sure you will do just fine in Cali!  Wishing you all the best m'dear! 

    I still need to figure out how to sew as well and I cannot WAIT to see your "granny" pants!

  2. I don't know what it is like to uproot that majorly, but I have the sneaking suspicion that success (and challenges) will follow you wherever you go. You are adorable, you have a direction, and you have an awesome support group of two (and the thousands of us online...). (:

  3. that top is oh so fabulous! i love when i rediscover clothes that i thought i wouldn't like. you are rockin' that red skirt!
    and don't worry girl! LA is such a big city with all walks of life. i'm sure you will fit in. i had a friend move out there recently and it's definitely a tough love kind of town but she still loves it anyway! you will just love it!
    xo TJ

  4. You look so cute in this outfit.  Love it.  And moving is so scary!  I am moving to Arizona in a month and I am feeling just as nervous as you are.  Good luck with your move.

  5. If you love fried chicken and waffles then you'll love Roscoe's! I think there are two in LA? LA definitely has its pros and cons. I don't know if it feels like a big city exactly. Don't get me wrong it's big, just very spread out. I think LA also has a reputation of being image conscious, but there's such a diversity I'm sure you'll find cools folks and cool spots! I live in the San Francisco area, so my main complaint about LA is traffic and the heat. But I don't think you'll have a problem with the heat haha.

  6. Oh, I love rediscovering clothes I have forgotten about! It's like finding money in a pair of jeans you haven't worn in ages ....
    Kel x
    PS I'm flying out to Japan tomorrow & reading through some of your past posts!

  7. such a cute skirt! i love the pop of red paired with that white top, kristine! 

  8. So glad to see you are settling well in L.A!  Sorry I missed your last day at our Anthro but I know the new ladies in L.A will be so nice to you!  Good luck there, you are going to have a blast and will definitely learn much there is to know about sewing ;)

  9. The red and white make such a striking's simple, but the details of your blouse and those darling shoes really make it a stunner.  I love the sleeves!


  10. i totally understand that feeling being as i just moved myself, but like anything in life new challenges bring on new experiences and big risks will reap big rewards! i know you will fit in just fine! oh and fried chicken and waffles absolutely is the best thing ever...i've actually been on a fried chicken kick lately....


  11. Ooh! You lucky girl! I'm infinitely jealous. Can't wait to see some photos from your adventures!

  12. Oh, I'm sad I didn't get to see you before I left! I was only there in the morning for less than 2 hours so I figured I wouldn't see anyone :\ Good luck on your move to NC!!

  13. Oh I'm excited to try out Roscoe's then! And yeah, the traffic is TERRIBLE - in Phoenix we have such wide freeways and even the traffic during rush hour isn't that bad. I'll have to get used to that! And haha, yeah the heat is no issue for me! I actually get cold in 75 degree weather :\ Oh, Arizona!

  14. Such a pretty outfit! I've always had a weakness for red and white together.
    Good luck with settling down in L.A.! I hope your anxieties don't come true; usually, people are much nicer than I expect. So hopefully people love you and you make wonderful new friends!

  15. I love this skirt -- it looks awesome with those shoes. 

    Good luck with moving to LA :) 

  16. Such a cute outfit! and great photography :) Hope your move went smoothly and that you'll adapt quickly to LA! Me too, I'm moving to NYC soon, and I'm getting scared!


  17. Christin CarbienerJune 28, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Love your outfit. And your apt. looks adorable. I've only been to LA twice, but I loved it both times. The people are nice and the architecture and weather are fabulous. I am so excited for you!!

  18. I love this outfit. It is adorable. Plus, Benjamin Franklin rocked, so you win!

  19. How adorable Kristine! I'm pretty sure Mr Franklin, no matter how great a thinker, never looked  that cute.


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