Friday, May 14, 2010

Ming Garden, a Mini Garden, and Outfits of the End of the Week

Hi friends! We made it to the end of the week. Whew! Is anyone else as exhausted as I am? I'm sure we all feel a little battered and bruised. 

Well, one of my simple pleasures in life is my tiny garden that I started when I first moved in with Chris after we got married. I felt this inexplicable longing for something--maybe post-traumatic stress from the wedding? Maybe growing pains? Just a general malaise. Blah.
Well, starting a garden from seed and tending to it everyday seemed to nurture my soul. I can't say enough about it--even though I have the brown thumb of death, these flowers and tomatoes seem to grow. DESPITE my best efforts!
It's a wonderful exercise to feel at peace with yourself, to be outdoors, to let go of your stress. 'Course, my favorite part is being able to eat from my own plants--as a city girl, I find that AMAZING. I water these suckers everyday--and in a few weeks, I EAT what I just added water to. 

Okay, well with that in mind, here I am in my little garden (i.e. 3 plants and an orchid--no joke) with my Ming Garden top, which I methodically sale-stalked and sale-pounced and sale-killed. Btw, it was delicious!

Nalynne made the astute observation that I don't usually have a lot of purses with me. So here we are, with some of my faves:

OOTD, Friday:
Cardi: Ann Taylor, this season
Top: Ming Garden, Anthro, recent sale
Jeans: Vintage
Necklace: F21
Purse: Vintage (2005?) Tod's, Thailand Special

OOTD Thursday:
Cardi: H & M, recent (3 days ago)
Big Ol' Flower Clip: H & M (circa '09)
Knit top: F21
Cords: Matchstick Cords, JCrew, recent
Boots: Franco Sarto
Purse: Lucky Penny, Anthro (circa '09)
Necklace: H & M
Earrings: Anthro

Anyone else out there have any favorite bags? I can't say enough about this last Lucky Penny purse. I HEART THIS PURSE.


  1. Your garden is adorable and great work on keeping it looking beautiful. A couple of summers ago my friend and I got a plot of land at a community garden and grew tomatoes, basil, eggplant,zucchini, squash, lettuce...peppers all sorts! It was just amazing like you stated, to see the growth from seed to full plant, and then on my plate!
    Great top that you stalked/killed on sale!! I love its bright print on you.

  2. dea! that's amazing!! wow, i totally need to branch (ha!) out to other veggies. anything that is difficult to kill/good to eat? :)