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Life Lately May 31, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — patchesofsunshine @ 7:47 pm

I’m cooking up some waffles for lunch, for the husband and myself… thought I’d share some random pictures from the past week. Not oufits, just life.

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Words May 29, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — patchesofsunshine @ 4:44 pm

I had to clean up a dead rat from my porch this morning.  We’re talking a head, tail, blood and two organs. GROSS.  Thank you, my kitty, thank you…






Inspiration [rolled denim + hot pink] May 28, 2009

Filed under: Inspiration — patchesofsunshine @ 7:19 pm

So, I’ve learned that living here my dog MUST be on flea medicine all the time. He was on it for four months but I recently ran out and forgot to buy more… well, he got fleas and he got them bad. I gave him a flea bath yesterday but found another flea on him today, so I gave him a second bath.  I read that putting aloe vera on the bites really helps with the itching… so I basically had to rub that onto his balls.  Awkward!  He has so many bites though, poor guy.  Hopefully tonight I can get him back on the medicine… it’s just the basic ointment you put alone their spine once a month but it was working great.  My cat seems to be unaffected, luckily.  I just feel so bad for my dog. I mean, it’s my fault!

In other words, I’m still loving this cuffed denim look

as well as HOT pink clothing


What I Wore [basics] May 23, 2009

Filed under: What I Wore — patchesofsunshine @ 9:40 pm

Last night I got drunk at a little party on base.  Being a military wife is so interesting… I never would have known so much about what people who are in the military are really like, understood what words like NCO mean, been able to live in California or felt the pure happiness that comes from seeing your husband after being apart for months at a time. It’s really hard to explain to anyone who hasn’t experienced it, which can be frustrating… and as HARD as it is I kind of can’t help but love it.  It’s just too bad that the military gets such a bad rep or that people have all sorts of assumptions about those enlisted.

Tonight I’m going to Hennesseys Tavern to watch the UFC fight with my husband and another Marine.  I’m still hungover from last night but I don’t know if I can resist happy hour…

This outfit is from last week or something. I think I had it on for about an hour before I went outside and realized that it was actually pretty hot out.  Never trust the clouds in Southern California… it always seem to be warm out no matter what the sky looks like!

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(top gift, skirt Target, socks, flats Charlotte Russe)


New at Forever 21 May 22, 2009

Filed under: Label,Shop for Less,Wishlist — patchesofsunshine @ 6:27 pm

I make so many collages online.  I make collages on paper too.  It’s a stress-reliever for me, somehow.

My new arrivals Forever 21 picks:


(floral tops, acid wash tank, white skinnies, statement necklace, leaf earrings, flower headband, skinny belt, studded sandals, distressed jeans and a cutout dress)

And have you checked out their new line Love 21? Here are my picks…


Jeffrey Cambell May 21, 2009

Filed under: Label,Wishlist — patchesofsunshine @ 3:53 pm

I’m a really bad commentor when it comes to this blog. I think every single person on my blogroll is completely worth reading and I feel bad that I don’t always comment.  I’m going to work on that!  Thank you soo much to those people who do comment me, it really means so much to me.   It’s crazy how many amazing bloggers there are out there!
I’m not someone who has a large shoe wardrobe but I sure wish I did!  My most expensive pair of shoes are my runners, haha, so obviously it’s not something I’ve been putting money towards.  Anyway, I bring this up because I’ve realized recently how much I love Jeffrey Campbell shoes.  Not just love them but could actually own them seeing as they’re not insanely expensive.  Here are a few of my favourites all with heels under 2″ because that’s what I like! (and that’s quite hard to find)



What I Wore [pirate shirt] May 20, 2009

Filed under: What I Wore — patchesofsunshine @ 6:24 pm

Yes, I’m eating a sandwich in these pictures. Roast beef. Delicious.

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(shorts DIY, tights Ebay, blazer Bryans, tshirt I forget)

I love the sunshine but it’s nice when it gets a bit cooler now and then so you can throw on a few layers.  Growing up further North, I’m used to being able to wear layers more often!