Partea in the Garden

Friday, October 30, 2009

I Remember You Now...

I haven't been around for a while. Some recent inspirations...

All photos from flickr...

Halloween celebrations all weekend! Makeshift librarian costume last night. Some boy gave me his Zorro hat and I confused everyone with my diverse costume. I've got some sequin shorts to throw on for tonight... We'll see how this turns out.

Happy Halloween! Brittany

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Treasures of the World Wide Web

Work has been monotonous lately so I've been scouring the internet (mostly digg and related links) to find the most interesting things happening in the world today.

For the interior designer in you, these fridges are not only functional but also pretty cool looking. I can't say I'm particularly a huge fan of the non-traditional design, I'd prefer a sleek nondescript refrigerator myself, but I can definitely appreciate the genius behind the idea.

I can't say I'm particularly surprised by the lengths people go to make a statement in fashion. This one however, crosses a line I'd dare not touch. My personal verdict is clearly, No, I would not wear clothing made out of condoms.

Stumbled upon this recipe that both excites, and scares me. I guess when you need your fix, 5 minute Chocolate Cake could really hit the spot. Maybe I'll make my boyfriend try it first though... ;)

I'll try to come up with an outfit post soon. I haven't been wearing much more than a construction vest and a hard hat lately...

Love, Brittany

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sail the Ocean Blue

I've been on vacation for the past week. Which you might have picked up on had you been paying attention. 

Documentation in the form of photographs: 

Brandy and Louie, what charmers they were. I need a pit bull now. A baby one. Before it feels the urge to bite off people's hands. 

Bathing suit: Old Navy//Cardigan: Banana Republic\\Shoes: Havaianas Flash (they're actually really cool and different, but its difficult to see)//Hat: borrowed from the Beau. 

Ferry ride from Lewes, DE to Cape May, NJ. 

Note the scrunchie. Love the 90s. In a completely sincere way. And they don't leave a kink in your hair when you remove them. Plus, I forgot to bring any other type of hair fastener with me. Forty pounds of luggage and no hair ties. Figures. 

What I would give to go right back to this moment....

Listening to Coldplay's Life in Technicolor. 
And Israel Kamakawiwo's Somewhere over the Rainbow

I wish I had more photos, but I was busy enjoying the moment and forgot to capture it on film. I can't say I'm too particularly upset about it. Also, blogger is being dumb right now and not letting me upload anything else. 

On the agenda is painting some art for my father. He requests it not be "too effeminate." I told him that didn't make sense. 

Made some cupcakes yesterday, I'll share if you want some, I can't eat them all by myself


Monday, June 29, 2009

White on White

I am too ghostly for summer and Jergens smells like maple syrup. Yum, I'm a waffle. 

Raybans: Vintage (Stolen from Daddy), Blazer: Urban, V: AA, Jeans: Bullhead Denim, Shoes: Enzo Angiolini 

I've had my eye on white jeans lately and when accosted by a saleslady urging me to pick out another pair of jeans I decided to finally take the plunge. 

I'm super nervous about spilling something on them/sitting in something/being greeted by muddy dogs/falling into a tar pit but I'll just have to do my best to keep my whites their whitest. After all, white pants make white legs slightly less transparent. 

Three more work days until VACATION! I'm jumping out of my pasty skin here with anticipation. The Jersey Shore, endearingly referred to as "America's armpit" (among other things), is waiting for my arrival as eagerly I'm sure as I yearn for it. Gray oceans and gray seagulls, sticky air and sticky fingers, pizza, sunscreen, drunken fools, Ahh... Summer. :) 

Most delicious fruit salad I've ever concocted. Strawberries, Blueberries, Pineapple, Kiwi, Grapes, and a little bit of Mango. Godly. And of course my Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte, Extra Hot, No Foam. 

Be Sweet


Friday, June 19, 2009


Peeking shyly through my window, the sun finally arrived this morning. Granted, the weather has yet to become ideal, but when coupled with the fact that yesterday was PAYDAY I'm doing some summer shopping. Inspiration shopping really, as internships don't generally lend themselves to expendable bank accounts.

No less enamored am I with these pieces.

Clockwise from top left: LNA, LaROK, LaROK, Mike & Chris, RayBan, Pencey, Rebecca Minkoff, LNA.

Photos: Shopbop and Free People

Its Friday, Get the Partea Started,

xoxo Brittany

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Never Call Me Ma'am

The sky is a perpetually ominous and gray. It's heartbreaking.
I want the sun and a boat.

These Diesel ads intrigue me. Making light of a real issue. (This is where I announce: "Save the Earth" while flashing peace signs and a garish grin.) I mock myself.

Just started a Hostessing job in addition to my forty hours a week filing papers for bureaucracy. The whole Hooters thing would never have worked out so well for my dignity.

I'm going to shake things up. I'm going to discover Mayan Temples. I don't know what I'm talking about anymore.

Please, If you ever work in customer service, unless a woman is gray-haired and wrinkled, refer to her as "Miss" as opposed to "Ma'am." The latter is slightly insulting to a girl of nineteen. And presumably any woman under the age of seventy.

If I had one superpower it would be Teleportation. That way I could save myself the $500 in airfare to go West.

Love You, Brittany

Monday, June 1, 2009

Farm Girl

Hanes T, Shorts; H&M, Cardi; Old Navy, Vans (I don't think I've worn these in a year) 

My summer internship is excruciatingly boring. Tedious at times, but most often just boring. 
Hence I must find super exciting things to do to make up for the time I spend being an anti-productive engineer. 
Cory and I went on an adventure. Constituted as such because I refused to tell him where we were going... (considering I didn't know myself where I was leading him.)
Notice the John Deere... 

And then we got ice cream... and as a tribute to Sara and her obsession with food photos we captured this lovely shot of me engorging myself. 



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chipmunk Cheeks

Home lends little to productivity. Send me back to school. 

Boots: TJ Max, Leggings: AA, Jacket: Free People

Nothing new, these were taken a little bit ago for a school project. 
I love this jacket despite being called "Peter Pan" every time I wear it.
Wisdom teeth came out Monday. Hence, no current photos. I'm a chipmunk. 
More or Less.