Saturday, April 25, 2015

Waiting On Time




 
Urban Outfitters Hat
American Eagle Outfitters Jacket
Areo Tank
Old Navy High Rise Jeans
Free People Bag (gift)
Birks(consignment)

Look at that, no snow!  We're even starting to see little green starts everywhere, pretty soon green-up should start happening.  I'd try to type more about the endless joy of spring (aside from all the mud) but my keyboard has decided to become the devil and it's taken me over ten minutes just to type this much.   Pretend I said some witty and funny stuff which yeah, would be pretty out of character for me. So instead of wit, have some kitty gifs!


And some pony ones because you know, ponies.....


Friday, April 24, 2015

Stuck In The Proverbial Mud





Free People Hat and Dress
Love Culture Denim Jacket (thrifted)
American Eagle Crop Top
Jeffery Campbell x Free People Clogs (ebay)
Proenza Schouler Bag (consignment) 

Sixty degrees you guys!  And even though the river is in the middle of break up, the sand is totally dry and warm. (We built the first sand castles of the season and I'm pretty sure that's a new record for us.)  I also finally figured out a way to wear this dress during he summer as well, crop tops!  The backless dresses look like they're still a big trend but I'm not totally comfortable showing off my bra that much and if you're not comfortable it shows.  I ended up layering a white crop top under this dress and it totally took care of the not-wanting-to-feel-totally-exposed-and-sorta-appropriate thing.  Because this dress is so strappy the straps from the crop ended up blending in with the whole look and not looking so awkward - sometimes it's a really delicate balance between looking Mormon and being appropriate for everyday situations.(My life isn't glamorous nor trendy enough for me to have places to go where showing off my bra is appropriate. Fairbanks, Alaska just isn't there yet. Or it's probably that I'm not cool nor hip enough.)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

You Had A Bad Day










Free People Hat
Old Navy Scarf, Shirt and High Rise Jeans
Forever21 Jacket (thrifted)
Suede Bag (thrifted)
Doc Martens (gift)

I don't get a ton of wear out of my Docs during the winter but I love them for spring.  By then it's usually warm enough I don't want to wear my Dublins but still muddy and gross enough outside that I don't really want to trash my other boots in the grime.  Enter the Docs!  Man, I'm pretty sure there's nothing I can do to destroy these, I wore them quite a bit last spring at this time and they still look like they're new out of the box, there's not even wear on the treads.  I know a lot of people have said he quality has gone down since some Docs are now being made in China rather than England but when I compare these to the pair got almost *gulp* 15 yeas ago, I don't see a lot of difference. 

You might remember this shirt from almost a year ago, I'd bought it and then ended up not liking I and was going to take it to donate.  I ended up misplacing I in a box of summer clothes and found it the other day.  I'd really been wanting a top similar to this but kept taking myself out of the ones at Old Navy.  I'm so happy I didn't end up getting rid of it, I think at the time I just didn't really understand how I wanted to wear it and wrote the top off as being bad. I'm really bad at doing that, I have fairly good instincts for what I want but it seems like it takes me forever to figure out how to work it in. (Because you know, clothes hard.)

I also feel like  need to proclaim how awesome the Gariner BB Cream that I use is.  I've been having a really bad allergy attack this week and my face/neck is just a mess of hives and huge, raised rashes.  Like, it's bad looking.  The only thing I can stand to put on my skin right now is Corizone and this BB Cream.  I know you aren't suppose to put any products on when you have a breakout like this but it looks so bad that I really can't bear to go out without something on it. (Thy name is vanity)  This BB Cream(the anti acne version) is so flipping amazing I can't say enough nice thing about it, it doesn't burn or dry out my skin and it actually covers the redness and makes me look human.  I'm not paid to say anything about this, it's just a product I really love and right now it makes me feel a lot better about myself.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rollin' Through







Free People Hat
Free People Bag (gift)
Gap Shirt (thrifted)
Anna Sui Dress (ebay)
Jeffery Campbell Boots

It's been blowing so much lately, we had a squall this day that ended up causing some power outages and a tree to fall on someone's roof in town.  We didn't have any problems at our house aside from stuff blowing everywhere, all of our trees are pretty shrimpy and it's take some serious work for any of them to take out our power lines. (So small blessings?)   We're suppose to maybe get some more snow as well, I'm really hoping that doesn't happen!
I've been wearing more maxis than shorter dresses this spring, maxis are just soooo easy to wear that all of my other dresses are hanging in the closet, forgotten. ((Well, at least until it gets really hot.)  It's just had to be a maxi on days like these, no up skirt moments here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Shiney Pants





Love Culture Denim Jacket (thrifted)
Silk Anthropologie Blouse(consignment)
Woven Bag and Leather Belt (thrifted)
Rag and Bone Leather Pants (ebay)
Jeffery Campbell x Free People Clogs (ebay)

I think I need to take this pair of pants in for alterations, they're pretty long and I didn't realize that the length as holding me back from wearing the very often.  They look awkward cuffed but they bunch enough they don't really work with ankle boots which means I end up not wearing them 70% of the year because hey, have you met me? (Ankle boots allll the way.)  They also need to be taken in at the waist but I'm not really brave enough the do the alterations myself. I don't have very much experience hemming leather and I'm sorta worried about screwing it up.
It's pretty strange not to have an outfit post without a hat, I didn't realize how much I was using them as a crutch to avoid the hair situation. It's finally getting long enough that it has decent looking days and I can do things with it now! (Even if that's just ponytails.)  I can't really decided if I want to keep growing it or go back to short hair, pixies are fun because it literally takes no time to dry but.....the grow out period, it is not my favorite thing.

Outside Looking In





Hat (thrifted)
Spell Designs Kimono
PJK Silk Tee (thredup.com)
7FAM Jeans (consignment)
Free People x Jeffery Campbell Clogs (ebay)
Proenza Schoulder Bag (consignment)

I liked the idea of this outfit but looking back at the pictures, it seems a little sloppy.  I think that's partly because the kimono got really wrinkled after a day of driving but it might be the loose tee plus kimono just doesn't work as well on me, I need a little bit of structure in there somewhere.

In other news, I just got bit by the first mosquito of the season!  The only bigger news than that is that the spiders are now out and it's time to gas the house.  When it comes to spiders in the house, bring on the chemicals - last year we did a pretty through bombing and then spraying a few times around the outside and it made a really big difference.  I feel like a loser when I say I'm scared of spiders but sometimes it gets pretty intense to where if I have a prolong exposure to them, I start having mild panic attacks..  I have nightmares and stay awake worrying about brown recluse spiders crawling on me (or worse, the kids) and doing the bug bombs help out a little with that.  I know, just call me whimpy mcwhimp-erson.

Monday, April 20, 2015

No New Tricks For This Old Pony


Ugh, why did I tuck?  I should have just let it be.



Free People Hat
Forever21 Jacket (thrifted)
Old Navy Tee
Paige Jeans (consignment)
Free People Clogs (ebay)
Woven Bag (thrifted)

The chlorine, it burns! At least I have an excuse for squinty faces today, we went to the pool and after the kids managed to unsuccessfully drown me(pretty sure I drank half the pool playing pony) my eyes are killing me because I never wear goggles.  Time to start playing that tiny violin!