February 7, 2011
so proud
my beautiful mother
we have a big family.. and a big table
tiny orchids at home
broken teapot/cup mosaic
sunday tea
san francisco houses
polka dots
I know I'm not one to really talk about clothes or fashion, but the runway event I shot on Friday really changed the way I thought about myself. It's a nice feeling to wake up, look at yourself in the mirror and decide that you don't need makeup. That's not to say that I wear makeup a lot (in fact, I rarely do), but confidence was never the reason why. When I was in eighth grade I bought a polka dot dress from Goodwill that I adored but was too afraid to wear because I was too shy to make any "style statement." I wore it for the first time on Sunday and it felt amazing. I still love that dress (and I'm so glad it still fits!).

Dear dress, thank you. It only took me eight years to finally wear you.

This was such a good weekend. A fashion show with African inspired dresses, my beautiful mother's birthday (with a homemade cake!) and high tea in San Francisco. This weekend was full of everything I love: photos, baking, the library, family, food, sleep, tea and dresses.


  1. Love that family photo..also the shot of your feet on that artsy walkway..

  2. you're too cute. and that food looks amazing...that cake!!

  3. 1. that cake looks delicious!
    2. i also have orchids in my weekend post
    3. i am jealous about your high tea. i have been thinking i want to have a tea party but i am forcing myself to wait until spring
    4. i love anything polka dots

    looks like you had a great weekend!

    stop by and enter the Boots skin care giveaway (so you don't ever have to wear make-up): http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

  4. thank you so much. You're comment made my day.

    PS. you've got quite an eye for photography.

  5. how perfectly lovely. i love goodwill. i'm glad you were finally able to wear that adorable dress!
    i hardly ever wear make up and i haven't for about six years. when i lived in italy for a summer i noticed that many of the women i knew (and loved and looked up to) didn't wear any make up. so i decided i didn't need to.

  6. Glad you had such a good weekend!!!

  7. such a cute dress!! looks like a fabulous weekend :)

  8. You got it right!! Family, food and self love! Wondeful blog, I'll be back...

  9. Great pics! I love those pastel coloured houses :)

  10. Looks like such a beautiful weekend! And the dress is adorable!

  11. what a great weekend! an african fashion show! oh man so cool! happy birthday to your momma and yes she IS beautiful and so are you sweetie! what a great dress to hold on too! you look great in it too!


  12. Sounds like a wonderful weekend, filled with some of my favorites too! Thanks for stopping by, I love your blog. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

  13. YOM, and beautiful photos! you look great :)

  14. Congrats, congrats and congrats - your tale of the dress could have come from my own memories of high school and growing into my skin, and brava on taking it on! It looks adorbs on you. :)

  15. The dress IS cute! I used to be like that in high school too. I was afraid to make a statement because i was shy and didn't want the attention even if it was positive. Now I don't give a crap. I'm WILD.