Sunday, May 15, 2011

Checking-in (a Re-post)

So, for whatever reason, Blogger looks like its coughed back up most of the posts it ate a few days back, but it didn't replace ours. So, for the sake of posterity, we're re-posting our last post. And hopefully, I'll have a new post for you soon. Thanks for your patience, everyone!


Hi, everyone! How are you all doing? I feel like I've been away for a while - work has been requiring quite a lot of travel lately (lots and lots of driving to do fieldwork), and the husband just started a new job this week. I'm...tired, haha. And I apologize for my spotty attendance here, lately. I've been running on emergency reserves lately (yes, it's been like that), so there's been nothing left for the blog. Spring is always a high intensity period for education research - lots of end of the year data collection going on as well as grant-writing.

Summer will be here soon, right? Soon. Until then, *deep breath*.

I drove out to Orange County today for work and stopped by Kathryn's office on my return trip, to drop off a (very belated) birthday gift. While I was there, we decided to snap our OOTDs together. It's a two-for-one!

Kathryn's wearing:
Dress: Refined Corduroy Dress (similar here and here)
Belt: Oh Hello Friend belt (similar here and here)
Boots: Kachiri Boots, Target
Necklace: Oh Hello Friend Pocketwatch Necklace

Carol's wearing:
Dress: Southward Stop Dress
Sweater: Mossimo Boyfriend Cardigan, Target 
Belt: Mossimo Studded Leather Belt, Target (similar here and here)
Shoes: Rensselaer T-Straps, Miss Albright (similar here and here)
Necklace: Umbrella Necklace, Miss November Studio

Sanrio Wonder Twins powers, activate! 
(Kathryn wearing a My Melody ring, me wearing a Chococat ring)

I'm going to aim for getting my hair out of a pony tail tomorrow. I'm not a morning person, so am always running behind. That, in combination with my poor hair grooming skills, means that once I find out I can get my hair into a ponytail (no matter how ridiculously short and silly it might look) I'll often wear my hair that way, six out of seven days, just because it's a quick and convenient way to style it. I have found the best way to prevent myself from falling into the ponytail rut is to keep my hair too short to fit into one.

But I don't know...I've been wearing my hair pretty short for a couple years now, and may be ready to grow it out again. What does everyone think? Should I keep it short and bobbed - or short and not-bobbed? Or should I let it grow out? 

These are the things that keep me up at night. I know, I know. It's a heavy burden to bear. I do my best. (Note to self: get some sleep before writing up my next post...)


  1. But this pony tail is really cute and you look so girly, but in you look so girly in your previous hair style,too,  so... It is really hard decision :)

  2. I went and picked up a stopwatch necklace from ohhellofriend cuz after seeing it on you. I can't wait to get it!

  3. Kitty twin power. Activate! I think we'll get into the swing of Blogger soon. For now I know I feel just a bit all kilter. I mean off kilter. *lol* Cute dresses, ladies :)

  4. You both look so pretty in your anthro dresses! I love the rings too!

  5. I love it when you girls get together. So cute. And Carol, I personally like it when you wear your hair in a pony tail. It shows off your pretty face :) 

  6. LisaofConfessionsofaCCGalMay 16, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Since I've seen you in a short hair, I'm curious to see you grow it out. I think you'd look good either way. *Knuckles* back at-cha. Kitty Power!

  7. Ooh, grow it out.  It's easier to chop it off at a later point.  At least that's what I tell myself!