Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Misty Woods

Free People Hat
Helmut Lang Coat (ebay)
Winter Kate Silk Dress (ebay)
Isabel Marant Boots (ebay)
Anthropologie Bag (Birthday gift)

Look at all of that white stuff on the ground! This past weekend we drove down to Anchorage from Fairbanks, a 350 mile trip. I was a little shocked to see that Healy had hardly any snow, only about a sprinkles worth while Wasilla and Anchorage had about five inches - it's normal for Anchorage to get quite a bit more snowfall that up in the Interior of Alaska but they've had a few really dry years (after a year of record snowfall) and this is the second time we've driven down in the winter and experienced fairly dry roads with no snow coverage.

This was a pull-over stop so everyone could stretch a little, the drive normally is about 6-7 hours, assuming it's not road construction season (aka summer) and we were all ready to run around a little. The kids are really good little road trippers but those stops are really important for the peace in the car. This was such a beautiful little spot by the creek and with the newly fallen snow, Ev was sweet enough to take pictures for me. These came out so pretty even with my damaged lens, he did a really good job!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Free People Hat
Old Navy Coat (2011)
Isabel Marant Entoile Blouse(ebay) and Boots (ebay)
Anthropologie Bag (Birthday gift)
Scarf made by me

Oh man, it was SO cold and windy, I kept grabbing my hat to keep it from flying off. With my luck, it would have blown right into the river, hundreds of feet below. This Old Navy coat is another old favorite that hasn't seen much action lately but it's also one that has made it past many closet clean outs. I love the sharp silhouette and I feel like the little bit darker color helps tame the pattern down. (Izzy has been wanting a leopard printed coat for a while and normally steals this one but the other day I found a Gap one, in fantastic shape, in her size, at Value Village. It's pretty amazing and she was so excited - we actually ended up accidently matching this day in our coats, black jeans and white tops. Not bad, usually the seven year old is more stylish than I!)

Rain On The Leaves

UO Hat
Helmut Lang Jacket (consignment)
AEO Scarf
Winter Kate Dress (ebay)
Anthropologie Bag (birthday gift)
Free People Clogs (ebay)

These pictures are actually from a few weeks ago, back when the leaves were still on the trees, the pond wasn't iced over and no snow! We got our first real snowfall on Thursday, more than a few weeks late. (It's okay, we're all cool with the delay!)

It's no secret that I love embroidery and man, colorful embroidery on a black dress is my kryptonite. As are boots. And leather jackets. And purses. Uuuuuh, I'll just stop there.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Walk On By

Handmade Scarf (by me)
Muubaa Leather Jacket
Rick Owens Lillies Cardigan (ebay)
H&M Tee (thrifted)
J.Brand Marias (consignment)
Jeffrey Campbell Boots (ebay)

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Another Round

Free People Hat
Bebe Leather Jacket (consignment 2013)
Old Navy Maxi
Jeffrey Campbell Boots (2014)
Scarf (Christmas gift)
Anthropologie Bag (birthday gift)

Another day of wearing old favorites, this time it was a maxi from Old Navy that I bought back in 2011 and some Jeffery Campbell boots. Out of these, the Old Navy maxi wins for durability, the boots were a very odd, thin leather that wore away tat he toes after a few wears and looked more like cardboard than anything. (This is a little out of the normal for Jeffrey Campbell boots in my experience, I've been really happy with every pair aside from these. But the reviews said about the same.) This maxi on the other had had a ton of wear in 2011 and then in the early days of the blog but not so much since then. I don't know why, it's one of my favorite colors and has a beautiful drape to it. This just reminds me that I need to keep reaching for the older items in my closet!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

No Recalls Please

 This is my "don't you DARE knock over my tripod again" look to the dog....

Trouve Leather Jacket (ebay)
AEO Embroidered Shirt
Rag and Bone Leather Pants (2013)
Report Leather Boots (thrifted - 2013)
Free People Bag (ebay)

Some old favorites with some new favorites - I've almost always had a pair of red leather pants in my wardrobe (I don't know why) and these Rag and Bone ones are so great. These boots were also an old thrifting score and while I don't wear them a ton now, I need to because I forgot how well the silhouette works with everything. (Haha, I probably have too many boots....) Embroidery was a big deal this year and seeing as it's one of my favorite things, I was really happy to see such a large selection. Trends are funny that way, you might go for a long time before anything really speaks to you and then all at once, everything is awesome and you stock up and then next year you look dated. But who cares, hopefully it's all stuff you love! I know it's that way for me, I love draping, embroidery and velvet, not to mention high rise and I'm always happy when it's on trend. Speaking of which, I am noticing way more low rise jeans in stores now with one or two high rise options. Is High rise going out?!!! Time to panic because this butt cannot be contained by low rise.....
I say this of course when wearing mid-rise pants but hey, there's a world of difference between low and midrise.  specially, it's the difference between not going back to the days of plumber's butt and whale-tales.  Remember those?  That is one of the few things I REALLY don't want to come back.  Pants were so uncomfortable for me during that time because they hardly fit and I HAD to wear belts no matter what.