Friday, December 19, 2014

A Winter's Eve (Pretty Much)






Hat (thrifted)
AE Scarf and Bag
Sheinside Coat (gift)
Free People Dress
Carlos Boots

In full disclosure, I shoveled out this stupid path around the pond just so I won't have the same problem I did last winter, three feet of sow and nowhere to take pictures that wasn't blinding winter snow. (Now, now there are TREES.  Much difference.)  However, the kids have started hooking Dakota up to their sled and have been making he run around the track, pulling them on the sled.   It's brilliant because now I don't have to do it!  (As anyone with kids will tell you, they'll give you a day to quite pulling them and usually you're half dead by the end of it.)  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Shady And A Tempered Dame






Urban Outfitters Hat
MicaelMichaelKors Faux Fur Scarf (consignment - came with cape)
BCBG Coat (cosigment)
Leather Belt (thrifted)
Winter Kate Silk Dress (thrifted)
Seychelles Boots
Free People Necklace
Ecote Bag

I think I'm starting to find a winter look I really like, this coat layered over mxi dresses.  It's probably a little overly dramatic for everyday but hey, it's fun to wear!   This dress was really difficult for me to wear(style) last winter, the silk is really delicate and pretty thin and the dress felt really difficult to layer.  I think I've rounded out my wardrobe better this year however, all the accessories I bought this summer were ones that really fit into my style - so no neon fishnet bags or hats! (I say that because it's the silliest thing I can think of but it's probably out there....somewhere.)   Anyways, I feel better about my wardrobe going into winter this year, it seems like it's a little more cohesive and fun to wear than the winters past.
Obviously, I over think things.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

No Winter Blues






Urban Outfitters Hat
American Eagle Outfitters Cardigan
Spell Designs Playsuit
Ecote Bag
Rag & Bone "Harrow" Boots (ebay)

Just in case I haven't rubbed it in enough, we're having a freakishly warm winter so far up here, it's been just completely fantastic!  Everyone's walking around in light jackets and just really enjoying being outside and not being a popsicle.  As a style blogger, I can't really complain, it's been pretty easy for going out and taking pictures and I haven't had to be really bundled up yet.  (And yet, I've been such a lazy blogger.) 
I hope everyone's having a really nice week leading up to Christmas, we've been busy with school festivities and all the fun stuff leading up to Christmas, I think the kids are really looking forward to Christmas break!  Christmas is such a fun time when you're little and you kinda lose it a little as you get older but it's been really fun trying to make it exciting for Izzy and Gunnar.  We've been making different Christmas tree decorations every night while watching Christmas movies and this weekend we're going to take them out to the Santa Clauses house in North Pole to see Santa.   It should be pretty fun!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Short Problems





Urban Outfitters Hat
Dolce & Gabbana Dress (thrifted)
Leather Belt and Coat (thrifted)
Cleobella Bag
Ecote Boots

This dress is still one of my best thrifting find, it's such a beautiful dress that it's stayed through all of the closet clean out even though I haven't worn it very often.  I think part of the problem is the length, I'm pretty short and this length always feels awkward to me.   I love the midi look however and height-flattery be damned, I'm gonna wear it!  (So brave, much shorty angst.)
Unfortunately this leather jacket is really starting to show it's age, I think it may be on it's last legs. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Black Sheep






Hat (thrifted)
BCBG Coat (consignment)
Banana Repbulic Cashmere Cardigan (thrifted)
Old Navy Dress
J.Crew Belt (consigement)
Leather Boots (gift)
Isabel Marant for H&M Scarf c/o H&M
Cleobella Bag

This is one of m favorite outfits - it just felt very me. (If that even makes sense.)  This dress is also one of those rare finds at Old Navy, you can't tell because it's covered up but it's actually cut beautifully, I think it's one of the most flattering dresses in my closet.   It's also really easy to style but I think black dresses have a reputation for that. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cold Hard Wind




Urban Outfitters Hat
Calvin Klein Cashmere/Wool Coat (thrifted)
Ellen Tracy Silk Blouse (thrfted)
AE Skirt
Spell Designs Bag (ebay)
Ecote Boots

Well, these are some boring photos!  The light was fading and the wind was really whipping through, so I was not feeling too artsy.  I did however like this outfit so boring pictures it is.  I can't really complain though, our winter so far has actually been pretty amazing with staying warm, even the principle at he school keeps remarking about it in the weekly newsletter. (So ya know, it's not just me that's obsessed with the warmth!)   Gunnar's school concert was today, he was such a cute up on stage singing his little heart out.  The kids are really excited about Christmas this year, they went out with Ev and cut down a little tree and we decorate it the other night, we're going to make a t of cookies this weekend and wrap them up as presents for the neighbors.  Ev wanted o make sure we don't give away ALL the cookie though, he was a little concerned about them all disappearing with him getting any!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Darkness On The Horizon





Urban Outfitters Hat
Herman Kay Wool Coat (thrifted)
Banana Republic Cashmere Cardigan (thrifted and a real work horse, it's slim enough I wear it as a second layer all the time)
Elizabeth ad James Silk Dress (ebay)
Rampage Boots
Cleobella Bag

Hmm..black, black, black with a little green and red.  So predictable.


But hey, fringe!  For some reason, fringe is really fun, it goes SWOOSH.