grrfeisty: September 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ready for the cold??

I don't need to be too prepared for colder weather....since I'm in south Texas and all. BUT. I updated my Goodsie shop with some winter wear! And some vintage inspired pins & jewelry.
Check it out, yo! :)

Friday, September 28, 2012


Have I mentioned how much I love my new Iphone? No, not the 5...4S. :)

Check out my the post I made about my friend's wedding. THAT CAKE. *drool*

A while back I decided to accept my large hair. Some weeks are worse than others. What do you use to minimize the frizz?
Oh, and do you have some cool socks? Where do you buy them?
I've been loving Hansel from Basel. :)

The top photo is my Langford Market dress that I posted about here.
Below is my favorite Stitchfix dress, paired with Shoemint and my current favorite Urban Outfitters sweater. [click photo for larger version]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY [officially] to my mom. :)

 There's been a lot of sickness going around! Allergies and whatnot. I woke up with a sore throat a few times, but have been able to fight it off somehow.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What I Wore...twice.

What I am Wearing:
Levi's jeans to work with my new black top by BB Dakota via Stitchfix. And my favorite shoesies! By Geox.
Later that night I changed into some comfy shorts and Shoemint wedges.

The school year is in full swing. Things are getting pretty stressful and time consuming...but by maintaining my extra-curriculars, I am staying sane. Meetings, paperwork, meetings, paperwork, blah blah blah.
For the time being I've got one less roller derby practice each week. I am using those free hours [about 4 total: 1h commute, 2h practice, 1h commute] to train via Crossfit and spend some time with my family and Daniel.

Pictured above are my current favorite earrings. :) I purchased them from The Impeccable Pig at the Houston Blogger Symposium. So beautiful! I recently visited their store in Rice Village and will be returning soon.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Rookie Season Like a Boss

My first season as a member of Houston Roller Derby is officially over.
Things went pretty well this year. Two amazing teams and lots [and lots] of learning along the way.
My home team, the Bayou City Bosses, finally pulled it together for a couple sweet wins. As time passed I felt like a member of a new family [cheese!].
And being a member of the Knockouts [our B travel team] was an exhilarating experience as well. :)

Physically, I have upped my endurance and balance. I barely played at the start of the season, then one team decided that a jammer I should be, and put me in that spotlight. I am so grateful for that opportunity to prove myself It went a long way. I became more confident and put so much more effort into my game.
I won't bother you with the mental changes I have experienced, but it's been a pretty amazing journey.

A big thank you to my league mates for giving me a spot in which I grew as an athlete, as well as a person.


Thanks to Steve Beard for the photo. :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Someone Else's Wedding

I wanted to title this post something wedding related, but since too many folks tend to inquire about any foreseeable wedding bells in my future, I wanted to be clear. :)

This past weekend a very dear friend of mine tied the knot. Everything was beautiful. I took a million and one photos. Here are the highlights.


Something that was really cool? The engagement photos I took of the happy couple were plastered all over the place. <3 br="br" nbsp="nbsp">
 That cake *totally* tasted like coffee! It's pretty much how Zach and I bonded back in college. He's obsessed. And I was a supplier.

Shoes: Shoemint
Necklace [if you can see it...]: The Impeccable Pig
Cardy: Gift

Daniel's suit: JoS. A. Bank

 See?? Obsession. It was awesome.


p.s. don't ask me when. :)

Friday, September 21, 2012


Usually I'd share what I did last weekend as well as this week, but I already did that! Here and here. :)
So enjoy the bits of this lovely week.

 In which I confess my addiction to Stitchfix...
 And Langford Market...
Rainy Monday. And I broke in my new earrings from The Impeccable Pig. So fancy lookin'!

 I decided to keep my Crossfit membership. I really enjoy the workouts. They are relatively quick and extremely effective. My arms still hurt! The Bosses won their bout last Saturday, too. It was pretty rad. <3 p="p">

Open House was this week! So I popped into Daniel's classroom. He looked so fine. ;-)

Open house days are especially long because getting home between work and the event can be pretty difficult. So I gave the pups some extra time in the sun during lunch.

Speaking of extra time in the sun. I've been off campus the past couple days at a training session [during our breaks I step outside to warm up in the sun...]. There was a pretty sweet map of Texas hanging near the entrance. That plus a sweet photo editing app led to this piece of "iphone art."
I call it, "Texas, the world."
Why are we so proud? haha

Got any weekend plans?
One of my dear friends from college is getting married! I expect beautiful photographs all over my instragram this weekend. Check 'em out!


p.s. congrats to MISS ROSE for winning the Dish with Swish giveaway!!