Sunday, May 15, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

What an appropriate title this is. I believe it rained here in southwest Ohio twenty days in the month of April and we broke the record for rainfall. I am so sick of mud I can't stand it. We've continued to have quite a bit of rain in May but I'm hopeful that won't continue as I love the month of May and am looking forward to getting my tomato plants and some marigolds and impatiens in the ground.

I wanted to participate in the FLORAL challenge for EBEW aka Everybody Every Wear on May 10th but stuff happened and I wasn't able to, so I decided just to take some outfit photos in what I had planned and post them to my blog anyway. I shamefully used our little dog Viggo to increase the cute factor and get more attention that way haha. What can I say wherever we take the little guy he's like a chic magnet.

I just adore the floral pattern and colors in this dress and it gave me an opportunity to wear my new Swedish Hasbeens that I got for 50% percent off at Modcoth during the secret shopper sale a few weeks ago. AND it also gave me the opportunity to show off my winter skin in a whiter shade of pale ;=P Yeah we need to get the boat put in and start enjoying the sun -- if Mother Nature makes up her mind and decides that Spring or Summer - whichever - is here to stay awhile.  Please forgive my messy bun I didn't have time to do anything exciting with my hair.

My darling photographically challenged husband, Rick, took these photos. It continues to be a bit aggravating coaching him from afar and trying to pose at same time but I do believe he's starting to understand my camera and heavy zoom lens and he's getting better at holding it steady and waiting for it to focus before he takes the shot. One of these days I'll be able to afford the $300-500 tripod I need and I'll be able to do it myself. In the meantime he's doing okay at it and I should avail myself of the help because he'll get tired and disinterested soon and then I'll be on my own.

Dress - ModCloth
Swedish Hasbeen shoes - ModCloth (50% off)
Earrings - Kohl's
Bracelets and Necklace - Aunt Charlcia's jewelry box
Sunnies - gas station

Thanks for reading <3. I don't post daily but hopefully soon I'll be able to post more often than once every two week lol. It just is what it is .. I have a lot of responsibilities that take priority over play time ;=P

-Kelley xoxo

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Walk In The Park

I decided to knock off two tasks at once and do an outfit post at same time as a photo op with a special dog who was in visiting for a couple of weeks. The locale for our photo shoot was a gorgeous nature preserve called Charleston Falls and the star of the production was the lovely Savannah, a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren out of my dog breeding program. Savannah is loved and owned by a dear friend Tracy in Montana AND Savannah is Tracy's working partner, a certified Search and Rescue dog. Yes, she has actually been on several searches looking for lost or missing people. Savannah flew to Ohio to be bred to our handsome Czech import male Matti. Her puppies are already spoken for and will be going to working and competitive dog sports homes to do agility, herding, dockdiving and other dog sports as well as SAR work for a couple of them. Anyway, my sweet and funny young friend Claire of Like Spinning Plates has given me a hard time about not posting What I Wore photos, so here you go my dear ... me doing a mile hike with one of my Tervuren in a dress and heels lol PLUS a vigorous game of tug and fetch with Miss Savannah Banana. Amazingly my Jeffrey Campbell shoes did not disappoint as this was their maiden voyage and my feet were not sore anywhere after literally hiking up and down some steep trails. Hot damn I'm impressed. Please note I am showing off my 'Rogue' ala X-Men gray streaks in front. Look long and hard they may not be there much longer lol. My mother will be so happy it really bothers her that I don't cover up my gray ;=D Mothers, gotta love em.

Throw the stick already
The little man, Viggo
Savannah and me

Let's play
Tug or Fetch, either way she's happy

Love these JC shoes 

Savannah on a park bench with my Kaboodle tote

Dress, Tights, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Cardigan - Modcoth
Jewelry - my mom and late Aunt Charlcia's jewerly box, gifted to me by mom
Belt - from my old clothes and accessories circa late 80s or early 90s

Hopefully it won't take me so long to do another outfit post. The hard part is working out the technical aspects as I don't have a tripod or remote shutter release and my hubbs Rick leaves a lot to be desired in the photography department lol. Getting the above photos with me trying to coach him was a wee bit stressful. Thanks to anyone out there who is reading this and following me. Even if I'm just talking out loud to myself it's okay as I'm having fun ;=P

-Kel xoxo