Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Shells and Sunburns

So, I'm really sunburned. Look:

Normally, I wouldn't bitch because, well, when you get sunburn you've probably asked for it. But for perhaps the first time ever, I didn't do this on purpose. A long weekend of winding through street fairs and playing catch in the park did this to me. We also got dressed up and went to a lot dinners. I wore my favorite dress [pre-sunburn]:

...which the BF bought for me last Christmas.

I made baked goods to celebrate the BF's new part-time job: adjunct professor at a college in the city! (I'm no Modern Marie, I know...)

He's still grinding away at the 9-5, and this gig is only two days a week, but how cool, right? I'm already planning a killer outfit to show those freshman girls not to get any ideas...

Right now, though, I'm listening to the Frightened Rabbits (good if you like angsty UK rock with a dash of pop) and ready to get down to this blogging business.
Even though I don't live near the beach anymore, I still have an appreciation for the things it can offer, like pretty little (or big) shells...

Shell Ring by Mesi Jilly, $285

Vintage Dictionary Shell Necklace by Cupboard Scraps, $18.95

White Mother-of-Pearl Bracelet (at Brooks Brothers!), $89

Scallop Earrings by Tomoko Igarashi, $285

Speaking of shell jewelry, did anyone else read about this necklace made of shells from 100,000 years ago?


ambika said...

Youch! That dress is awfully pretty, though.

pistols at dawn said...

That burn looks atrocious. That's what you get for going outside like a sucker.

miss vintage love said...

Oh wow, those cupcakes look incredible!!!
I want one!

WendyB said...

That dress is gorgeous! You look hot. And with the sunburn, you literally look hot.

atelier said...

I love your dress! you look great! I am sorry about the sunburn, it's so annoying! here is raining all the time, we don't even have the chance to get a bit tanned! :(!
those chocolate cupcakes look delicious!

The Clothes Horse said...

That dress is gorgeous. Good luck on the burn...I know how that goes. And I REALLY NEED that first shell ring.

Anonymous said...

if you put tonsand tons of aloe vera on your burned parts of skin then it will heal super quick and also become a tan

enc said...

I hope your burn goes away soon. It looks really painful.

The cupcakes look good.

The dress looks great!

You and the dress—fantastic!

The Seeker said...

youch, that must be hurting, I hope you'll get better soon.
I love your dress it's stooning, and the cakes look so yummy.
Makes me desire for one.


Fashion Tidbits said...

lovely dress! i know you'll make those freshmans burn with envy! :P

riz said...

I SO have to get that dictionary shell necklace! :)


Alya said...

Ooh i know how it feels.. sunburns suck.. Moisturize like mad! It reduces peeling..

Love your look in the dress :)

evianchannel said...

That dress is gorgeous, your BF has wonderful taste! I found a patterned dress like yours on shopgoldyn.com and I'm in love with it. Oh, and sorry about your sunburn - always remember the SPF!

LML said...

ugh i hate getting sunburn - not fun at all! and this is sunburn season at its best - so im sure ill get another unintentional one :(

those cupcakes are sooo cute! i love those sprinkles - yummy :)

pammish said...

yummy cuppie cakes!! :)
im jealous of ur dress!!

Anonymous said...

Aloe Vera is used as a common treatment for sunburns. Not only it soothes the skin, it may also assist in the healing process. Apply to the affected areas as needed. Although the gel extracted directly from an aloe Vera plant works best.