Friday, March 6, 2015

Those Days







Free People Hat (gift)
Jones New York Wool Coat (thrifted)
Silk Scarf (thrifted)
Sear Jacket
Long Sleeve Tee (thrifted)
J.Brand Maria Jeans (ebay)
Ecote Boots
Free People Bag (ebay)

This outfit is pretty plain, I know.  It was just a simple workout - again with the black jeans!  I've been watching on ebay to see if I can find another pair of the Marias (but not in the lux stocking!) for a reasonable price, I've pretty much patched the entire seat section of these but even with the hassle, they're still my favorite pair.  They just fit so nicely, even on days when I feel "eh" they still feel pretty cute which for a "eh" day, is a big deal. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Slippin' Away





Free People Hat and Bag (gifts)
Gap Coat (thrifted)
Free People Slip Dress (ebay)
Leather Belt (thrifted)
American Eagle Outfitters Boots

I thought these tights were black and it wasn't until I got outside that I realize they are in fact, a very, very dark brown.  Not black tights?!  Blasphemy, I tell you!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Down to The River






Free People Hat
Forever 21 Coat (gift)
Free People Blouse and Bag (ebay)
American Eagle Outfitters High Rise Jeans
Boots (thrifted)

A friends daughter was cleaning out her closet so I got a coat and Izzy got a few pairs of boots! (Said friend's daughter has tiny feet)  It's probably terrible that I got a coat from a teenager but I think I remember this one being fairly recent and anyways, who turns down free coats?  No one who live in a cold climate!  This one reminds me a little of a Pendleton one I saw at the thrift store a few months back (except it was a red/orange print and full leangth) but for some crazy reason, I passed up on it and have kicked myself ever since.  The print on this one is fun and while it's not the warmest thing, it's okay for those 30 degree days.   It also turns out that these boots are awesome for tromping around in deeper snow.  No snow down these boots!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Not Bad







Free People Hat (gift)
Vintage Leather Jacket (thrifted)
Free People "Diamonds in the Sky" Dress
Ecote Boots and Bag
American Eagle Belts and Black Tee

The only thing I don't like about this dress is the half slip on the inside, it's not bad during the summer but man, does it ever stick to tights.  I do wish it had a full slip but aside from that, I've been really happy with this dress.  I bought it almost a year ago and it's been doing wonderfully quality wise, all off the stitching has stayed intact which I think it a big deal for any embroidered garment.  I do baby it a little by always hand washing it but I've tried to get better about taking care of my clothes and have started doing that for most of them.  I'm also really happy about how well these boots are doing, I know I've been committing a sin wearing suede in the winter but what am I gonna do, not wear my boots for eight months out of the year?  There's a little wear on the heels and the suede has started rubbing but for how much I paid for them and how much I've worn them, I can't complain.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Fairbanks Tired Iron (River Party!)

This past weekend we went down to the Tired Iron River Party that was being held down on the Chena River.  There was a snow machine race, moose turd bowling with kids and inner tubes, sledding and the Frozen cast wandering around.   It wasn't that cold, around 15 degrees with the snow started coming down pretty good near the afternoon as a prelude to a winter storm. (That ended up not being very terrible, whew!)

I did not do a great job of taking pictures, we mostly having too much fun to pull the camera out!  The square at the center of downtown is so pretty that I did get a few pictures in.




Moose antlers!  We found a nice spot to watch the racers coming in and did a lot of dog watching.  So. Many. Cute. Dogs. 
The Frozen cast was there as well in a partnership with the local food bank, Izzy was so excited to meet them! She'd been talking about this all week and now she's really excited to go to school and tell her friends about meeting Elsa, Anna, Sven, Kristoff and Olaf printed off and hanging up.   One of her classmates was featured in Sunday's paper and Izzy clipped it out to take to her today.  

 It's funny to look at this picture, this summer the river had completely flooded out this part of the lower walkway and now look at it, twenty feet above the ice!
This is my super cute and fashionable outfit.  Note the hat with flower - Alaskan chic right here.  It wasn't very cold but with the wind picking up I ended up layering my wool Fleet St jacket I've had for over 12 years under my Old Navy parka.  My Bogs boots have about bit the dust so until I get another pair I've been wearing my Dublin Barn boots, they have fantastic tread on the bottom for walking on ice and are really comfortable for walking around.  I feel like such a brave person for getting in a picture in public - so brave!  Later on we did some snow machine rides at home and had a early spring bbq at mom and dad's.  It was a pretty awesome weekend after a long week.

 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sundown






 So uninteresting even the dog doesn't want to talk to me....

Free People Hat(gift)
Forever21 jacket (thrifted)
Isabel Marant for H&M Scarf c/o H&M
Express Dress (thrifted)
Ecote Boots
Woven Bag (thrifted)

We ended up getting some really cool mist toward sundown and ended up with a pretty sunset. 
Pretty much all I have to say, expect that Dakota looks really cute.  She need a blue bandna now though, gotta keep up with that color coordinating!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Snow Cat






American Eagle Outfitters Hat and Scarf
Cashmere Sweater (thrifted)
Spell Designs Skirt
Spell Designs Dreamweaver Bag (ebay)
Leather Boots (thrifted)

I just saw Spell Designs released a full length dress(with sleeves!) in this print and it's pretty much my dream dress.  Well, the entire new line is but I think any new dresses will have to wait for summer unless I see it pop up on ebay for super cheap. (Hey, sometimes that happens...)  Right now I'm enjoying the warmth, it's fun to break some stuff out of the closet that had been put away during the cold spell.