Hello Moto

Last weekend in between studying, shopping, margaritas & movie dates, I drove out to Angleton, TX about 30 minutes away from where I live, and cheered my dad on at his very first racing competition. Check out all of his amazing results (that’s Rune to you)! I’m so proud of him!

Of course I dressed the part, though I didn’t exactly realize how much until I was dashing out of the house and glanced at myself in the mirror. Moto jacket and moto boots, oh my!

Pappa (as he is affectionately known) didn’t mind one bit – he was just happy to have his eldest daughter take time from her back-breaking medical school schedule and oh-what-is-that-thing-she-does-again-oh-yeah-blogging life and make sure he didn’t break something cheer him on.

My dad has a real job, but racing motorcycles has been his passion for several years now, just like style blogging is mine. He works in finance, I work in medicine. We both have hobbies that are completely polar opposites to our “real lives”. I’d say that makes us twinkies, don’t you?

outfit shots by Lukas Medhus

I wanna go FAST!

Pappa, Pops, Papparazzi (when he gets maniacal with his Nikon), Popster, Old Man, Rooney-Tunes…

Pit boss { Uncle Jim }

Hangin’ out with buddy (and former Houston Astro & All-Star MLB player) Terry Puhl & his lovely wife Jackie

Meanwhile, trying to ignore the fact that Life Flight arrived for a guy whose throttle got stuck a few races before my dad’s (although, woo, Hermann! that’s my hospital!).

Congratulations, Pappa! You did stellar! I see you have sponsors…so if you need any advice on workin’ with ’em….you know who to call. 😉

I can almost hear his eyes rolling.


I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly….and by jelly I mean my so-cute-it’s-painful niece, Arley!

I’d tell you she looks exactly like me when I was her age, but then I couldn’t gush about how cute she is without seeming oddly self-serving. And awkward. So I won’t tell you. Okay?

Hi, precious.

When you aren’t blogging or dreaming up outfits, tell me…what’s your day job?

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  1. 02.25.2011 / 12:17 am

    ok, i LOVE that your dad races a Ducati. best bike around for sure 🙂
    your family sounds amazing!

  2. 02.25.2011 / 10:35 am

    these photos are AMAZING. and your dad is cool. scary hobby but good taste in sponsors ; )

    in my day job i do branding and innovation for beauty companies, and that's why i have a fashion blog (as opposed to beauty, even though i live and breathe it)… as bill cunningham says, when they don't pay you they can't tell you what to do (or something along those lines)… so the blog is very freeing

  3. Lynn Z.
    02.25.2011 / 10:53 am

    Ohmigod Arley is adorable! Those eyes are hypnotizing!

    My day job?

  4. Lynn Z.
    02.25.2011 / 10:55 am

    *sorry…I accidentally hit SUBMIT before I was done!*

    My day job? I'm an Administrative Assistant (aka a glorified secretary) slash Clerkship Coordinator for the Department of Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ.

  5. 02.25.2011 / 10:57 am

    LOVE the photos! How bad ass does your dad look? And your niece is adorable. My 3yo loves to eat jelly too. She tells me no peanut butter, just jelly…I still put in peanut butter.

    You look great mixing a nautical striped shirt with moto jacket and boots. They go great together!


  6. 02.25.2011 / 11:25 am

    OMG – I love everything about this post – family is SO precious. I can't wait until I live closer to mine again (they are all home in CA… I'm in OR…). And, I absolutely, positively, love your effortless outfit. Seriously. My instant response before the photo finished loading was: LOVE.

    As for day job… besides my dreams of taking my jewelry fulltime? Interior Architecture/Design… current jobs include Nike, Nike, and… Nike. My life revolves around their headquarters in Beaverton right now. It's quite exhausting – they never slow down!

    • 02.25.2011 / 4:01 pm

      P.S. because I've been working so hard at my day job, I decided to treat myself to a pair of Frye Carson Pull-on boots in black… just got them and wore them for the first time today… perfection…

  7. 02.25.2011 / 11:55 am

    Just have to say that your photos are LOVELY! And Dad looks like one super cool Dude. I just found your blog, and I know what I'll be doing for the next hour or so…..what a great sense of style you have there girl!

  8. 02.25.2011 / 1:32 pm

    Oh this looks so fun! Formula One racing is coming to Austin soon so I'm excited to have my first race experience when that happens. When I'm not blogging I'm a full time college student and actor. These pics are gorgeous!


  9. 02.25.2011 / 3:11 pm

    Love these pics of you and your dad and niece. You looked so relaxed and happy. And I like the old school raybans.
    Your dad is too cute…you have his smile. And your niece is gorgeous.

    My day job? part-time pre-school teacher and full time mom! 🙂

  10. 02.25.2011 / 4:07 pm

    I love the photos and that your dad is into racing. He must be so proud of you. Supercross is March 12th here in Indianapolis and is a blast! You guys would def love it, the energy is amazing 🙂 My day job is a meeting/travel/event planner for a music company (sounds glamourous but is HARD work!)

  11. 02.25.2011 / 4:43 pm

    I love this! I love getting a peak into who you are and your life. Your niece is angelic! I have twin nephews that I think are the most insanely gorgeous things I've ever seen in my entire life, so I totally feel your love for her! 🙂

    Day job? I'm a managing editor for a magazine.

  12. 02.25.2011 / 5:29 pm

    Such beautiful photos and family! You must be so proud of your dad, and he must be so proud of you.

  13. 02.26.2011 / 12:15 am

    I love this question! It is so interesting to see what other people do – I work retail and I…am looking for a career change (to put it positively hehe).
    LOVE these pictures – they make me miss my family though! My parents are far away in FL!

    xoxo Emily

    • 02.26.2011 / 12:16 am

      LOVE your new logo btw!!

  14. 02.26.2011 / 2:54 am

    That is a great jacket! I'm sure you'll find tons of ways to wear it (if you haven't already… I didn't recall seeing that one before…)

    By day I am a third grade teacher (and by night I blog about fashion, of course!). I love teaching and third grade is a lovely year to spend with kids.

  15. 02.26.2011 / 5:26 am

    love this post! it's nice that you and your dad can relate about having day jobs and also hobbies that are opposite. not a lot of people fulfill their hobby love. and your boots are killer!!!!!



  16. 02.27.2011 / 12:37 am

    i love your boots, and the creme colored jacket! such gorgeous pictures, especially the ones of the baby!

    <3 steffy


  17. 02.27.2011 / 7:44 pm

    How fun!! And what area of medicine are you planning to specialize in?? I work in Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrics and LOVE IT!! Very interesting. I might go back to school to be a PNP in it. Currently I am doing intake.

  18. 02.28.2011 / 3:59 am

    Niice to see the family ! 😀

    Lovely outfit!

  19. 02.28.2011 / 11:16 am

    I'm really loving the stripes with this chic jacket! I just wanted you to know that I made you outfit of the week over at my blog. I made sure to include a link back to your blog so that everyone would know where to find you. Thanks for sharing the pics of your wonderful sense of style!


  20. 03.01.2011 / 12:49 am

    I love your white moto jacket! I recently bought a white one too and I'm loving the contrast from black.

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