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dream dress

9 Feb

dream dress  |  longleggedlady.comSo Monica (of Amatoria) came to visit a couple weeks ago! We had more fun than we were supposed to at a Yelp boat party, cuddled/napped in the park, overate at brunch, and just generally got in to lots of typical SF mischief. My not-so-secret goal is to get her to move out here.

Anyway, she left this gorgeous white dress behind for me. I’m completely in love. It’s super soft, stretchy, and so comfortable. I have a bit of an obsession with simple white dresses (if you haven’t noticed), and this one is my new favorite by far. It’s perfect on it’s own, but would also be a good base for layering in colder weather. Just add tights, a scarf, and a masculine looking jacket.

In other news since I last posted: Enso’s new EP was released! It’s beautiful, of course. You can listen to it here. I’ve been playing it on repeat almost every day on my walk to work- which is saying something, because I heard it about a million times while the boys were writing it (the Enso studio is also my living room).

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party girl

26 Dec

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I have no idea what my plans are for NYE just yet, but at least I’ve got the outfit planned.

Derrick and I ditched Christmas this year, since we’ve already traveled so much for the wedding (and we just booked the honeymoon!!), so we’ve had the time off all to ourselves. Obviously we miss our families, but it’s been so romantic to spend our first real holiday as marrieds with just each other.

The city was completely dead yesterday. We wandered down to Grand Coffee in the Mission and had some whiskey, then we went home, opened a bottle of champagne and made a candlelight dinner. Perfect.

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“winter”

6 Dec

longleggedlady.comFirst off, a belated happy Thanksgiving.

I had every intention of blogging last weekend, because we drove up to Oregon to visit my in-laws (I have in-laws now!), but then we got there and I somehow forgot about blogging because I was too busy eating non-stop, cuddling with their dogs by the fireplace, and gossiping with my sister-in-law. I realize that traditionally, a wife isn’t supposed to like visiting her husband’s family, but I love it. Oh well, I have no problem eschewing tradition.

Another thing I love about visiting Derrick’s family is the drive. I hate the responsibility of owning cars, but I love renting them and going on road trips, especially through Northern California and Oregon. It’s so misty and green and beautiful. And Derrick is the best road trip partner, he never complains about my need to stop every 2 hours to pee. That’s like, half the reason I married him.

Since we had about 18 hours of road trip time, I had a list of things to listen to (aside from music). I can’t read/listen to anything without giving everyone I encounter my opinion on it, so here’s a rundown:

– The Serial podcast. It’s riveting. If you don’t know about it, go google it and get caught up immediately. I’m obsessed now.

– World War Z. It’s one of the best audiobooks on earth. I’ve read the book like 5 times (big fan of both zombies and re-reading things) and I still didn’t get bored listening to it.

– Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. We’re only about a third of the way in, and so far I think it’s… just okay. I was more or less liking everything up until the first sex scene, which writing-wise was a disaster, and plot-wise didn’t seem terribly believable, though I’m willing to give Ken the benefit of the doubt and assume it’ll make sense later.

longleggedlady.comBack to fashion for a minute, since that’s what this blog is supposedly about. I realized this fall that I’m actually a little disappointed about already having the perfect winter coat. I found this one last year, and I still love it, but it’s a little weird to get to “winter” (if you can fall mid-50 degree weather that) and not be on the hunt for outerwear. It’s like I’ve actually begun to build a lasting, adult wardrobe. Scary.
Luckily for me, I still don’t have the perfect leather moto jacket. So there are things left to aspire to.

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I don’t normally blog about food/cooking, but it’s winter and the sun is going down so early that I’ve been spending less time outside in fun clothes, and more time inside, wearing yoga pants and trying new recipes.

Recently, I discovered the magic of turmeric tea (thanks pinterest), and I’m hooked. I’ve been trying to find ways to cut back on caffeine, so instead of drinking coffee or black tea, I’ve switched to this. It’s warm and spicy and allegedly very healthy.

To make it, you just need ginger, a half teaspoon of turmeric, and a little cinnamon and cayenne pepper to taste. Put all those things in a mug, then heat up a cup of coconut milk, pour it in and stir. You can strain out the ginger, but I’m lazy and never bother. The internet recommends sweetening with honey, but I prefer it without. Et voila, the perfect non-caffinated winter drink.

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recovery mode

28 Sep

longleggedlady.comLast week was a rough one for both Derrick and I, so we decided to give ourselves a break and spend the whole weekend dancing, eating and sleeping. It was wonderful and much needed. We took these photos yesterday after a super late brunch and a long, lazy walk around the Mission. This dress is perfect for doing nothing on a 70 degree day.

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le chop

22 Sep

le chop  |  longleggedlady.comYou may or may not be aware of this, but a marriage isn’t actually recognized by law until the bride chops off all her hair after the wedding. So, now it’s official.

On the subject of the wedding/marriage in general, things are wonderful. The wedding was dreamy. I’ll post all the details on that when I get the photos. Derrick and I have been being obnoxious newlyweds since, and we’re planning the honeymoon (ICELAND!) next.

Back to fashion though. Monica sent me this Amatoria dress as a wedding gift and I’ve been holding out for a special occasion to wear it. On Sunday night I had the perfect opportunity: we went to see our [unbelievably brilliant and talented] friend Chadi dance in a festival at the ODC Theater. He was incredible, his beautiful partner was incredible, they completely stole the show.

Like all of Monica’s work, this dress is flawless. It’s lighter than air, and the patterns on the two layers blend so perfectly. We tried our best, but these photos just don’t do it justice. All I can really say is that I feel absurdly chic when I put it on.

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honest woman.

9 Sep

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Photo by The Mullers. More to follow.

lwd + granny panties

26 Jul

LWD  |  longleggedlady.comI found the perfect little white dress, so summer can officially begin now. I got this beauty on sale from Need Supply. It’s a bit sheer and would be great as a beach cover up, but since our beaches are freezing and I rarely go to them, I’ve just been wearing it around the city with black granny panties.

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