Friday, January 6, 2017

Another Run

Free People Hat (old) and Free People Bag (ebay)
Fred Meyer Scarf
'DKNY Pure Sweater (thrifted)
J.Brand Jeans (ebay)
Rag and Bone Boots (ebay)

Another work outfit on a day when I really didn't need to wear a sweater, it was way too warm for that business!  I tried to up my sweater game this past year and for the most part, found some really nice sweaters at the thrift store.  This one is a 100% wool, isn't scratchy and has a really great high neck and shoulder seams with slight bell sleeves.  It's pretty fabulous and I like the way it drapes but I think I need to put it aside for when the temps drop again or I'm going to end up with heat stroke.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

20 Years Apart

Fred Meyer Cap and Gloves
Cashmere Scarf (thrifted)
Filson Wool Coat (Vintage early 90s, a Christmas gift from my parents)
Rick Owens Lilies Cardigan (ebay)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Silk Top (Christmas gift)
American Eagle Pants
Rag and Bone Boots (ebay)
Coach Bag (thrifted - gift)

These were just a few shots taken very quickly of my outfit - there's not much light going on in the middle of the day and with work I haven't really had a chance to take pictures.  This coat was a gift from my parents, my dad had bought it for my mom in the early 90s in Seward Alaska from a store called Brown 'n Hawkins, an outdoor/work-wear store that had been owned by four generations for the past 100 years until it was sold this past year.  My dad went in looking for this very specific hunter green and had it special ordered.  In a funny twist, almost 20 years later I looked at every work-wear store in town trying to find the same hunter green in a vest for my husband and ended up also having to special order it.  It was pretty funny to see my husband open up his present with a hunter green Filson vest and then to open up to this coat at my parents!  (And yes, we look all cute and matching.) 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Back In Black


UO Hat
Scarf (made by me)
Helmut Lang Coat (ebay) and Dress (ebay)
Eileen Fisher Cropped Sweater (ebay)
Rag and Bone Boots (Christmas gift, ebay)
Balenciaga Bag (birthday gift, ebay)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Night Visitor

UO Hat
Fred Meyer Scarf
All Saints Leather (ebay)
Free People Dress
Anthropologie Bag (birthday gift)
Rag and Bone Boots (Christmas gift)

Night photos are my favorite to take but they are really tricky, especially with a lens that is a little wonky.
I normally wear this dress during the summer but with some warmer temps for the new year, I ended up pulling it out just wearing it under my leather jacket.  It actually felt pretty warm but after acclimating to the below zero temps, anything about feels really toasty.  I am trying really hard not to wear my Christmas boots everyday but I lobe them so much, the burgundy is really easy to pair with other colors and I love how it works with all black outfits.  (also, close to the most comfortable pair of heeled boots I've ever had.)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Fred Meyer Cap and Gloves
Scarf (made myself)
Urban Outfitters Cardigan Coat (thrifted)
MaxMara Cashmere Sweater (consignment)
Rag and Bone Jeans (ebay) and Boots (Christmas present)
Coach Bag (thrifted - gift)

Well if that isn't a wintery and scenic picture. Nothing like a snow covered chicken coop! (We go hardcore with our chicken coops in Alaska, electricity and insulation oh my.) This cardigan is another old thrifting find and surprisingly warm, more than enough for the above zero temps right now. Layered over a cashmere sweater and I once again am dying of heat stroke - almost a month of -20F plus temps and I forget what above zero feels like. I am so loving my Christmas boots, they are a very dark burgundy and while the color doesn't show up great in pictures, it's beautiful in real life. I'm finding that they are a great alternative to my regular black boots and I've been getting just as much wear outfit them. Also, for having such a high heel these are crazy easy and comfortable to walk in, they fit my stride really well which is sometimes difficult to do with higher heels.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hello 2017

Fred Meyer Cap
Woolrich Parka (thrifted)
Zara Sweater (thrifted)
American Eagle Jeans
Coach Bag (thrifted - gift)
Rag and Bone Boots (ebay)

Not starting 2017 out in an exciting way, it's just back to work for me and a sort of boring outfit post for you guys. It's actually to warm for sweater, it was 32 degrees yesterday with 40F in the hills and I felt like I was going to melt into a pile of slush. Too warm for me, that's for sure, I feel like zero is about the perfect temp during the winter, it's cold enough everything stays frozen and you don't over heat too much when you're out doing stuff. (Yaaaay, firewood.....) But my car finally stop saying I was an asshole in the mornings for starting it so hey, I'll take it.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Last One For The Road

Fred Meyer Cap
J.Crew Coat (thrifted)
Isabel Marant Dress (ebay last winter)
Helmut Lang Jacket (consignment)
H&M Belt c/o H&M (2013)
Coach Bag ( gift- thrifted)
Rag and Bone Boots (Christmas gift)

I took a few days away from the blog, mostly on accident but also partly due to being busy with work/not having time or light for pictures/ and a fun little snow storm. We received between 15-19 inches (although I think it was more, the new snow was almost over my knees at our house) on Thursday and the roads were quite a messy with the high winds that blew up afterwards. My route to work consisted of me having to break trail through a super deep snow drift zone for a mile long stretch and I've never been so happy that my Explorer is a hearty little snow beast. (Although it's hard to beat an 1998 Expedition for a snow beast, you just can't get those stuck!) Roads around us are just now being plowed but I cannot complain, we were lucky enough not to lose power and now there's plenty of snow to insulate the water line/septic tank when the deep cold comes around. Hurray!

I hope everyone is having a fun New Year's Eve, we are rather boring and are just doing some fun fireworks for the kids, watching some movies and making some finger food for dinner. (Made of 98% organic fingers!) This outfit is from Christmas Day, I finally wore this beautiful Isabel Marant dress I bought last winter for really cheap - the neckline is gorgeous and the tiered skirt has a nice shape to it for being such light fabric. This coat is an old thrifting find and I always forget about how much I love the red, it looks so striking during the winter. These boots were my Christmas present and something I'd wanted for the past four years but had thought for a long time wouldn't suit me. One of the biggest things short people are told is "wear ankle boots with a dip or very low shaft or your legs will look stumpy!" Many ankle boots later, I will say that advice is utter garbage and higher shafts are better for short people. (That's what she said!) I think they give a better line to the legs and also work a lot better with a variety of silhouettes on the bottom.

Happy New's Year's everyone, see you in 2017!