Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Blogger's Tale

Urban Outfitters Hat
Scarf (gift)
J.Crew Coat (consignment)
Theory Cashmere Cardigan (consigment)
Winter Kate Dress (ebay)
Anthropologie Bag (gift)
Rag and Bone Boots (ebay)

I thought this cardigan looked a whole lot cuter until I looked at the photos, it looks so awkward now! I promise in real life, it's cuter and not so bulky aound the middle - I think it just got messed up with all of the layering and I was trying to take pictures so fast I didn't get a chance to fix it. (excuses excuses!) I actually have a sort of funny story about that - this road is super cute and with all of the freshly fallen snow, it was just really scenic looking. We pulled over to take pictures really quick and right as we'd taken a few, a truck pulled up behind us and just waited. I got really uncomfortable so we bailed and took off. Well, we were driving back past it this morning and there were two cars pulled over and people taking pictures there - it was actually the same truck and another car and I'm like 90% sure they were taking blog pictures! (Only 90%, last time I asked a girl taking pictures if she was a blogger she got really red and said she was just building her portfolio but seeing as I've used that same excuse, I'm not so sure.) So now....who's the other Fairbanks blogger? I feel pretty sure there must be more out there beside myself, Lousia and High Latitude Style,  I know I've seen others taking pictures with decent cameras and I'm pretty sure it's not for senior photos.

Ok, that story wasn't as funny as it was in my head - I think it was more that I bailed on taking pictures because I got uncomfortable and it was just someone else taking pictures! That must be like karma or something....

Friday, November 27, 2015

And It's Friday Again

Helmut Lang Coat (ebay)
Banana Republic Cashmere Cardigan (thrifted)
Forever21 Dress
American Eagle Belt
Dolce Vita Boots (ebay)
Pendelton Bag (consignment)

Happy Black Friday my fellow Americans! (I dunno, do we say that?) I know I usually complain about Black Friday but I'm trying to be a little more zen this year - I remeber when I worked retail that while I did dislike going to bed at 5 so I could get up at two to head to work, I did always apperciate Black Friday becuase i could count on at least a 14 hour day, that meant a lot of overtime and a nice paycheck which was great for Christmas! And even thought the crowds were always crazy, most people were pretty nice and the time would past quickly. (I don't think Fairbanks really ever gets to the levels the lower 48 does in terms of Black Friday craziness, nott much by way of trampling up here.) I don't think we'll really do any shopping, there's a few stores we'll go to on Small Buiness Saturday but otherwise we've already done a lot of our Christmas shopping. I hope guys all have fun and uh, good luck with parking!

Psst- I also hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Psst again - what a pretty sunrise!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving All


Free People Hat
Kenneth Cole New York Coat (ebay)
Anthropologie Cardigan (consignment)
Isabel Marant E Dress (ebay)
Ecote Bag
Rag and Bone Boots (ebay)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone has safe travels, good food and is in the presence of good company. Take care all.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Red Plaid Bag

Fred Meyer Hat
Old Navy Parka
Anhropologie Sweater (consignment)
Banana Republic Cashmere Sweater (consignment)
James Jeans (thrifted)
UGGs (thrifted)
Pendleton Bag (consignment)

I fell off the blogging wagon for a moment there due to just being busy and sick kids but I'm back on for the time being. I know we always say that times flies by this time of year and wow, how did Christmas and Thanksgiving get here so fast, but I think it's just a combination of everyone being really busy and a lot going on right now. We've been busy with school, snow (it finally snowed a little more, the MatSu valley apparently got over a foot of snow but we were at the tail end and so far have only about six inches that have fallen at our house) and lots of cooking!   

This was a pretty chill outfit, lots of running around and volunteering at the school so lots of comfy layers. I thought at first the bright orange necklace might look a little odd with the red plaid bag but I actually really like how they worked together! I usually save this bag and only use it during the winter - I feel like it would look a little non-seasonal appropriate during the hot summers! I do the same with my summer-ish bags like the white crochet one I bought from Target this year, I used it a ton during the summer but it's SUCH a summer bag that it doesn't look appropriate during the winter.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Urban Outfitters Hat
Fred Meyer Poncho
Helmut Lang Coat (ebay)
Isabel Marant Entoile Blouse (ebay)
Rag and Bone Leather Shorts (ebay)and Boots (ebay)
Free People Bag (ebay)

So instead of my usual black jeans, today I'm wearing black shorts. (Yes in winter but it was 24 degrees today and everyone was out in short sleeves today - heat wave!) This is just a quick post, evidently I couldn't figure out scheduling posts earlier this week and messed up. It's Friday and tomorrow has a winter storm watch so we came into town to do a few fun things and do our grocery shop for Thanksgiving. Happy weekend everyone, have a fun one!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Long Jackets and Short Skirts

American Eagle Outfitters Hat and Scarf
BCBGMaxA Cardigan (thrifted)
Elizabeth and James Top (consignment)
Free People Bag (ebay) and skirt
Rag and Bone Boots (ebay)

I have two similar coats, this Jones New York coat I thrifted last year and then the J.Crew coat I wore earlier this winter. The J.Crew one is pretty decent, it has sharp lines and it works okay for down to 0, after that it's time to break out this coat. It's heavier, 100% wool and has a little bit loose fit so I can layer more under it. It's also down to my knees which I like in the cold, I really dislike wearing a short coat and jeans and then feeling a draft down my backside if I bend over. Brrr! I know long coats are normally recommended if you're short nor straight cut coats if you're curvy but I rather like it and I like the silhouette it creates. (And for some reason it makes me look taller so take that, figure flattery rules!)

I've really been enjoying this AE scarf I bought earlier, I usually buy one scarf every year or so from them because they put out cute ones but I think this is my very favorite.  It's really thick and the width is thick enough that it lays nicely and  don't have to wrap it several times., I don't really care for those infinity scarves that you have to wrap five times around your neck and then about straggle yourself to take back off so this one is perfect.  Also, these boots.  They're pretty much perfection and I wear them every where.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Long And Short Of It

Urban Outfitters Hat
Forever21 Jacket (thrifted)
DKNY Cardigan (thrifted)
Free People Dress (ebay) and Bag (ebay)
Jeffery Campbell Boots (ebay)

I know I talked about long cardigans looking awakward under a shorter coat so I wanted to show a way that they can work! I think as long as the lines of a cardigan echo the jacket's, it can work really well. This DKNY cardigan has a very drapey front (It's techincally a waterfall cardigan) but not a lot of bulk so it lays nicely under the jacket and the drape works with the lines of this jacket, the cardigan is also fairly close in length which helps with the proportions. If this was just a long, straight cardigan, it might be hard to pull off.