Friday, September 30, 2011

Our Doubts are Traitors

Today I'm reminded that you cannot accomplish anything without first attempting. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wish I was Here Wednesday

On the water
or up in the air 
or in the trees 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ode to the Rain

Just a little ode in honor of the first real rain in Portland this Fall
and a reminder to myself about why I named my blog "Dancing in the Rain."

Friday, September 16, 2011

My Fall Favorites

Just wanted to say THANKS to all my favorite bloggers for being a part of my guest series! 
I hope everyone enjoyed it!

Check out my fall favorites this season!
I'm loving the Navajo influence <3
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paislea's Fall Favorites

Please welcome Paislea from Allisterbee, one of my favorite blogs, to the guest post series:

i do have to admit that i am so excited for fall. and now that we're a few weeks into september, the warm weather is dwindling down. some of my favorite fall things include: pumpkins, turning leaves and warm jackets. but i do have to admit that my most favorite part of fall are the huge, comfy, wool socks that i get to pull out of the back of my sock drawer.

at home in sweat pants and pajamas, or out on the town under knee high boots and dresses- i love love love cozy socks. i love how socks are becoming more "appropriate" to wear over tights and under boots so the little tops of them poke out. i love curling up on the couch with little shorts, a oversized sweater, a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and huge wool socks to keep my toes warm!!

you can find some really cute socks to wear for fall with your boots at a few different locations. i have listed a few below!
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so whether you wear your socks in the comfort of your own home, or out in public as an adorable part of your wardrobe, wear them proud!!








Thanks so much for sharing with us Paislea! You always have such great and creative ideas! 
Be sure to check out her blog! It's full of unique fashion ideas and so much more!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jen's Fall Favorites

Please welcome Jen from Life Spelled JEN to the guest post series:
hello all. happy wednesday. i'm jen, from life spelled jen, guest posting today for the lovely kendra. my blog is full of what inspires me and the things i love which are mostly fashion, food and fun. and thanks to kendra,  today i am going to be sharing a bit of that with all of you.

this december i will be graduating with my mba and hopefully i will make it out of my last semester of graduate school alive because the fall trends are looking quite adorable. as a private school girl raised in pleated uniforms, the beautiful pleats that will be making an appearance this fall make me nostalgic for days when i was younger and considerably more care free. when you mix them in with the warm fall colors my heart just melts. i really cannot wait until fall is in full swing. you better believe i will be wearing booties, suede, cable knit sweater and pleats daily. 

i am also very excited that this will be my second holiday season living on my own and since i have a bigger budget than last year i have already started decorating. i plan to have pumpkins and fall leaves [which i will have to buy in a store because down in miami leaves don't change color] with cinnamon and acorns decorating my apartment. i have put together a little inspiration board to keep me going while i try to survive a nine to five job, school and well life in general.

i hope you enjoyed a peek into what will be inspiring me this fall. make sure to stop by
life spelled jen and enjoy the rest of your week!

Thanks so much Jen for playing along! Be sure to check out her blog! It's filled with great  fashion forward ideas and inspirations

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Colleen's Fall Favorites

I would like to welcome the lovely Colleen from the Dashing Pearl to the Guest post series:
Hi Dancing Readers! I am Colleen from Dashing Pearl, and the lovely Kendra asked me to post on what trends I am looking forward to this fall. 
September is my FAVORITE month of all, so I was very excited to post on this.
I seem to gravitate towards autumn apparel the most all year round.
Something about scarves, peacoats, oversized handbags, and boots just sound perfect
to me. I am also a sucker for the colors that come out this time of year.
All the reds, yellows, greens, and oranges of the leaves
turning make my heart smile. I have always dreamt of a September wedding for this reason alone.
And comfort food seems at it's peak when the weather turns slightly
colder, like hot chocolate or grilled cheese and tomato soup.
I also might be heading to New York in mid October so for that,
I am dying to see the city and the park in all it's fall glory. 

Thanks for having me here, please stop by and visit

Thanks so much for sharing with us Colleen! 
Be sure to visit her blog where she shares everything and anything beautiful in her life! P.S. She is a talented photographer so be sure to check out some of her work at her blog too!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Guest Post from Lauren at Lauren's Thoughts

Please welcome Lauren from Lauren's Thoughts to the guest post series:
I absolutely cannot believe that it is September already. While I am still trying to hold onto the fringes of summer and starting to dread the deadness of winter, I am forcing myself to get excited and inspired by fall.

Here are a few of my favorite things about fall:

1. Cider Mills. There's something so fun about heading up to a cider mill to pick apples or pumpkins. Soon enough we can also head through corn mazes and haunted houses. Just thinking about donuts and caramel apples and cider is enough to make me drool.

2. Sweaters. As much as I love bathing suits and shorts, it is nice to get back into cozy sweaters and scarves. Right now I'm obsessed with this sweater from American Eagle (so much that I bought two last time I was there!). Perfect for fall and according to Glamour, a touch of lace is a new fall 2011 trend!
AE Off-Shoulder Lace Inset
Thanks so much Lauren for offering your thoughts! Be sure to check out her blog
It's overflowing with great advice, life lessons, and inspiration all compiled from Lauren's experiences.   

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Guest Post Series! Get Excited!

This is a special week everyone! 
This week I am featuring a few of my favorite bloggers! I asked each blogger to write about their favorite Fall trends and inspiration for this year. I can't wait to see how they answered! Check out my blog Monday to get Lauren's thoughts!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Catching Dreams

Obsessing over....Dream Catchers.

They emanate a sense of whimsicality and magic that I love and give me a sense of carefree and protection. Not to mention they make a great accessory for your bedroom or your wardrobe.

If you need some protection from those nasty nightmares and don't have a dream catcher on hand, no worries, Lulu has a great tutorial that takes you step by step through making your own unique catcher: Lulu's Dream Catcher How to

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Orange you glad?

Obsessing Over...ORANGE

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Put a cork in it

After a wonderful weekend of wine tasting, gorging myself with delicious foods, and visiting with my fantastic family in Walla Walla, WA I can truly see why so many people love Walla Walla and all it has to offer. It may not be the biggest city, or the most well known, but what it lacks in status and size, it more than makes up for in wine, eats, treats, and good hearted, fun loving people (not to mention the beautiful landscapes of rolling hills, farmland, and vineyards.   

My Dad and I recently road tripped east, just as a father/daughter duo, to get in some R&R time. It was a wonderful weekend, and needless to say, I came home with quite a few bottles of wine 
(Thanks Dad!). 

Now, home in Portland, and blissfully drinking away the contents of my newly amassed collection of wine, I am wondering what to do with the left over bottles and corks...

I've found a few creative ideas online. 
Which do you like the best? 

And don't worry, I have PLENTY of corks (All of the vineyards I visited graciously gave me there used corks.) 

*Disclaimer: Ok, I know I've been using a lot of collages lately, but I'm a little obsessed. I found this awesome photo editing site called Picture2Life. It's the best free photo editor I've found, so naturally I'm excited.
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