Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stick in the (rose)mud

I wanted to let you all in on the name of my blog. Growing up, our road used to be complete dirt. Every time after a big rain storm, a humongous puddle would form at the very end of it. As a kid, one of my favorite activities was to put on my bathing suit and literally slosh around in the muddy puddle. I cannot explain why I did this, I guess I just really enjoyed the feeling of the sloshy stuff between my toes. A family friend nicknamed me Rosemud after witnessing said activity. It was obviously a play on rosebud.

Why am I bringing this up now? Because, gosh darn it was it muddy out today! My heels were sinking in with every step I took! Normally, I wouldn't mind too much, but I really do like these Etienne Aigner spectator mary janes and paid pretty good money for them. Eek. I think they survived though.
Orange ya glad I found this sweater tee at Target for $3.50? Just the pop of color I needed on this rainy, gray day! This outfit was really inspired by Ralph Lauren's 2010 F/W Collection(see post on it here)

And of course It started to rain really heavy on me! Hey at least it isn't snow!(also if you squint you can kind of see my deer tattoo on my wrist)

Outfit Details: Blazer, skirt, belt...thrifted, Socks and Sweater...Target, Necklace...H&M, Shoes...Etienne Aigner

Mud, mud, glorious mud.
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.
So follow me follow, down to the hollow
and there let us wallow in glorious mud
-Random song from my childhood entitled The Hippopotamus Song


  1. I love this. You alwyas have such amazing photos :) your hair is my favorite

  2. I remember playing in the mud. Mud is fun. I should try it again sometime. We certainly get enough rain where I live.
    I love your outfit. Must find a skirt like that. And that coat is adorable!

  3. Cute story! And great outfits--- love that pop of color! Beautiful photos too---

  4. That's a great story. I have a bad habit of wearing my favorite shoes in elements they should not have to endure. Hope your heels survived!

  5. I think the story of how you got the nickname is super cute! I really like the socks with skirt look ^.^

  6. I love these photos! They're gorgeous.


  7. love the colour of that tee,


  8. I love that your outfit and the natural setting are so perfectly intertwined in these photos.

    Love your blog; consider me your newest follower.


  9. Love your styling,

    Love your belt and blazer!

    Jess x

  10. Pretty pictures and great clothes!
    And who doesn't love mud :D

  11. I love this color palette with the pop of orange!!

    Such a funny story. I loved jumping in puddles, but mostly so I could wear my rain boots!

    Year after year, RL never fails to inspire me.

    Lulu Letty

  12. You look so good in that top knot. I love the mix of neutral browns and then the BRIGHT BRIGHT red shirt. Lovely!

  13. my goodness! your style is so incredible, and your pictures so wonderful... definitely going to be reading your blog all the time!

    oh, and i also have many fond memories of being covered in mud as a child... (and having to get hosed down before my friend and i could go back inside... haha!)