Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Functional Fall

From top to bottom: H&M top, Topshop necklace, Essie nail polish in "No More Film," 

September is almost here, and with that comes the requisite back-to-school shopping. Even though I haven't been a "student" in any kind of capacity for years, I still do my part for the U.S. economy by hitting the stores with my wish list. You're welcome, America.

Fall is by far my favorite time of year, and when it comes to embracing a new season's fashion, I am drawn to color more than patterns or silhouettes.  I love this season's new take on army green, a more muted, mossy hue (Pantone's fall report calls it Deep Lichen Green). Paired with a couple of leathery chocolate brown accessories (again, Pantone calls this color Carafe) and a pop of deep purple (Pantone lingo: Acai), it's a subtle take on a very current palette.

What are you planning to pick up while you shop for fall? And, can I borrow it?

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Evening Hikes

About a month after we got married, Andy and I discovered some trails around our neighborhood, and we began taking Gadget out to explore with us. We've continued the ritual, and now I take the dog out at least once or twice a week for a hike... Actually, there's no way that what the two of us do can be classified as a hike. A "hike" implies that I'm wearing an anorak and boots and carrying a water pack on my back, but I'm actually repurposing my road running shoes, and I forget my Dasani bottle most of the time. A "hike" also implies that I can identify different types of plants and tree bark, but all I really do is dodge cobwebs and try not to step on lizards.

Luckily, the dog doesn't seem to mind his mediocre guide.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Why "The Luckiest"?

Welcome to the blog! I'm Jenn, and that tall guy next to me is Andy. We got married in February and are livin' life in Austin, Texas, home of live music and breakfast tacos, two things we don't get to enjoy enough. This blog is our little space on the interwebs where we can share what we're up to with anyone who wants to know (hi, Mom).

Like all great couples, we met at a bar. I was wearing high-waisted jeans (awkward), and Andy was eight days in to growing a beard (way awkward), but miraculously we still found one another attractive. Three and a half years later, we got engaged on a football field, where we thought we were alone but in fact were not (a story for another time...). And at our wedding reception 10 months following, the first song we danced to was "The Luckiest" by Ben Folds. 

"... And where was I before the day that I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday. And I know that I am the luckiest."

We're definitely not perfect, but as long as we have each other, we are The Luckiest. :) See you soon!