Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Please read the above "Sup" with a distinct masculine bravado and, might I add, it also helps to imagine I'm grimacing and giving a head nod as I say it.  And of course, it is not so much a question as a salutation.  Hence the period in lieu of a question mark.

Anyway, it's been a while.  I suck.

I blame the heat... well the heat and how unbelievably busy I've been.  Between work and research and studying for the PhD qualifying exam (i.e. THE hardest test I will ever take in my life. Period.) I have kind of shut down on extraneous activities.  If I have free time I chill, hard.  But I missed blogging.

It's strange now because it is so ungodly bright that I really have no homogeneously shady spot in my backyard to take pictures.  If I'm fully returning to bloggin', Imma hafta figure this sun thing out.

Dress: Urban Outfitters (Cope)
Bag: Lucky Brand
Shoes: Nicole
Necklaces: one is from an Indian Reservation at the Utah/Arizona border and I made the other two
Bracelets: I got one in Venice Beach and the other I made
Sunglasses: Forever 21 

How was everyone's 4th of July?  Back to that whole "shutting down completely" thing I mentioned above, that's totally how my long weekend went... it was nothing but pool parties and going out to the bars and relaxing with Bahb.

Speaking of Bahb... please see my Bahb-let below.  I made it! Seriously, the best investment of my life had to be this bag of alphabet beads.  I now have bracelets that read... Ahem...

and of course, BAHB

I also made Bahb a bracelet that says RAZ (a Raz-let, if you will) and gave Bahb's roommate a rainbow colored bracelet that says BAHB. 

Anyway, a thousand apologies for sucking at blogging.  I have missed you guys and I especially thank Dimi for her understated, yet genius, suggestion to just blog when I feel like it... 

Seriously, that's such a great idea, it felt like a responsibility for a while there and there is really no point in that.  This should be an enjoyable outlet, not a chore.  So blogging when I feel like it is then!

How has everyone's summers been?!  

Have great days anyone who sees this!


  1. I remember my candidacy exams. I hated every minute of it. Good luck!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  2. um, hear hear on the blogging when you feel like it (but not too rarely, y'hear?) and wow, that is the cutest little sundress. I love how serious the fabric looks, but then it's soft and casual dreamy. nice.

    I remember those letter beads- funny how they've never changed over the years!

  3. I'm so glad I helped!! You know at the beginning I had the same problem! I was amazed by people who have an organized blog and especially those who post everyday and use regular theme posts (you know... like read me Mondays or Dress up Thursdays or whatever...). Like a normal blogger I'd love it if I had amazing statistics and views and 5 million followers! I was talking about it with a friend blogger and she suggested I should get organized and do the theme thing and post on specific days e.t.c. My immediate response to that was: "If I had a blog like that I'd feel like I'm writing it for my mom to check or my teacher.... I'm not 5 anymore". And it's true!! I would feel like somebody is stalking me in a way! I'm more relaxed now and I don't feel stressed. My blog friends are amazing and supportive of my spontaneous character - so all is good!! I'm glad you sticked around - The blogosphere needs you! Kisses :)

  4. Cute cute dress and loving the wedges!!

  5. we missed you!=) i like it " and of course BAHB"... i think i feel like going to be sucked too here soon but I try to keep up with that's okay sweetie=)


    Blog when you want. I'll just be that much more stoked when I finally see a new post. I've been slowing down on the posts a little too. It may not look like it, but my last 5 posts of old pics took like no time at all to make, and I often make a bunch of posts at once and schedule them to come out a few days apart. Then I don't have to blog for like a week or two.

    Blogging easily starts to feel like an obligation. You have followers and people who read your stuff and you start to think it matters. I try to tell myself it doesn't matter, it's just for fun, and mostly I do it because I'm a narcissist.

    I love your Bahb bracelet and I must make one that says "Bill." Beel? See you around, and look for a letter!

  7. You're allowed to be absent for however long you want, lady. (: Also, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and your crazy-hard exams!

  8. Really nice blog youve got. enjoyed reading it. keep in touch okay.

    following u now.

    silvia @

  9. you look amazing in that dress Alex!! glad you are back

  10. I completely agree on the blogging when you feel like it. I just came off a month hiatus myself and I can't say I didn't enjoy it. It's nice to just get away sometimes.

    Summer's been waaaay too hot so far so instead of going out and enjoying my summer like I initially planned to, I've been staying inside, chilling in AC, watching tv shows and movies on end! Lol

    Best of luck with your studies btw!

  11. Hi Alex!

    Long time no see my friend, sorry I haven't popped by for a while. I just wanted to let you know that I'm still on the web, albeit in a slightly altered form and purpose...

    Pop by to say hi and all will become clear!

    Your fellow short-haired blogger,
    Claire x

  12. OMG, i missed you, Alex! i hope you're doing well and not too overwhelmed. hope you and Bahb are enjoying your summer. mine's been busy but good! love the dress and wedges and that red bag is fab!


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