Friday, February 17, 2017

All Right Now








UO Hat
All Saint Jacket
Marni Cashmere Sweater (consignment)
Target Maxi Dress (thrifted)
AEO Bag
Rag and Bone Boots (ebay)
outfit is a mix of what magazines like to call "high and low" with the Target dress, American Eagle bag and UO hat and then the Rag and Bone boots and Marni sweater on the high end.  The big joke I suppose is that the American Eagle bag was the most expensive item of all, everything else was a really lucky find for $30.  (Ebaaay man, if you wait, it's amazing what you can find for cheap.  But it takes a lot of waiting.)  This target maxi was a thrifting find and while  can't say I'm nuts about Target at all (or maybe it's just that the Wasilla Target is a sleeping pill intensified and every other Target is amaz balls) but I do really like this dress.  It's simple, washable and is a great layering piece.  Nice! 

Still talking about those "high low" articles, I always end up laughing when the low item the person in question is wearing is from Zara or Topshop - I'm pretty sure I couldn't afford to shop full price at either of those stores!  I'm a probably not their targeted audience however, I won't buy at Old Navy full price and it was nuts going into stores in Anchorage and realizing that I kept thinking "hmmm, I bet I could find this on ebay for $10 in a few months, rather than the $150 they want now!"  

Normally Rag and bone boots are very comfortable for my feet, they seem to work for my foot shape and are really the only brand I look for now.  However, when these came I was a little worried because they hurt so much!  They rubbed the skin off all my toes, even with socks and were just little foot torture chambers.  After a week of wearing, they did end up breaking in and I'm relived they did but after not having to break in any of my R&B boots, I was really nervous.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Comfort









Moose tracks in the evening light.

Fred Meyer Cap, gloves and scarf
Fake Leather Jacket (thrifted, no label)
Banana Republic Cashmere Sweater (thrifted)
Joe's Jeans (thrifted)
Rag and Bone Boots (ebay)
Free People Bag (ebay)

This sweater is probably the best sweater that ever sweatered and it's on older, thrifted Banana Republic one. Why is it so great?

It is the most amazing cashmere sweater I've ever felt.

No kidding, it is so thick, amost like an old school merino wool sweater but it's also insanely soft and with the high turtleneck and the longer length, it's comfort city around here. The cashmere however blows my mind, I've never felt cashmere like this, even on far, far more expensive sweaters. It is REALLY thick. And very sturdy feeling. And 100% cashmere. I just don't even understand it and I wish I could find more of these sweaters because it's my favorite thing ever.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Yet Again







UO Hat
Fake Leather Jacket (thrifted, no label)
Sweater (consignment)
AEO High Rise Jeans (thrifted)
Acne "Donna" Boots (ebay)

I know, I've been wearing this jacket quite a bit lately. It's really easy just to throw on and best of all, the arms are roomy enough for my thicker sweaters to fit underneath. All about the comfort here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day

 
 









Urban Outfitters Hat
Fake Leather Jacket (thrifted, no label)
Isabel Marant Enoile Top (ebay)
Mango Skirt (thrifted)
Rag and Bone Boots (ebay)
Free People Bag (ebay)

My husband's and I's 10th anniversary is today but because it's a fairly busy week, we celebrated it a little early and headed out to Chena Hot Springs - a hot springs resort about 60 miles out of Fairbanks. The owner uses geo-thermal energy to power his hotel, restaurant and various buildings which is pretty cool. It's a fairly popular destination for travelers and it is really hard to beat socking out in the pool in below zero temps with the snow falling and sticking to your face while the steams obscures people even a few feat away. In short hand, it's basically paradise and if you ever get the chance to visit Fairbanks, it's one of the few things you really should do. It's only $15 per person for a day pass to the pools and we enjoyed lunch out there at the restaurant before hand. It's one of our favorite actives that the Fairbanks has to offer and it's always fun to get out there by ourselves.

Happy Anniversary honey, you are one special, awesome dude and I love you. (not just because you can fix my car, the plumbing, the furnace and basically everything!) He was really sweet and took these photos for me which with how awful I am about taking photos in public, really says a lot. After I realized that for once I blended in with all of the other people also taking photos, it wasn't so bad.



Monday, February 13, 2017

By The Evening's Sun Last Light








AEO Hat
Free People Bag (ebay) and Lace Dress (ebay)
Muubaa Jacket
Rick Owens Lilies Sweater (ebay)
Michael Michael Kors Suede Boots (consignment)

Trying to break out of my all-black mode for at least a day, it sure is an easy default for me and yet I always really enjoy wearing my colorful stuff. This outfit was inspired by a woman at the grocery store, she was super tall and wearing an ombre lace skirt (white to pink) and these great brown leather flat boots. It was an amazing outfit and looked so good on her that it inspired me to break out my lace dress. I winterized it with a thick jersey dress as a slip and a warm sweater on top but I won't lie, it was only 4 degrees when these pictures were took so it would not be a super cold day outfit! Above zero usually feels like a heat wave during the winter so I get quite a bit out of my leather jackets during those times - anything like a parka and I ended up really overheating.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Rebel (not really)








Urban Outfitters Hat
Helmut Lang Coat (ebay) and Tank (ebay)
Eileen Fisher Sweater (ebay)
Aqua Leather Pants (thrifted)
Rag and Bone Boots (ebay)
Leather Bag (2013, consignment)
Whew, few days, no blog. I keep meaning to stay caught up on this but life just stays busy. 

This pairing of my HL long tank with the cropped sweater over it is one of my favorite pairings and I use it quite a bit, so much so that I might be going into a rut with the whole cropped sweater over a longer shirt. It's pretty easy and I really like how the proportions work on me. I'm 5'2 and while I don't think any proportions are "off limits" due to my height (no matter what the advice columns  may say!) I do like this particular look. I'm also really fond of high waist maxi skirts and cropped tops with a hip length coat which is another look I think works really nicely on petites. I don't know why maxis are considered a no-go for short people, it makes zero sense to me and are my very favorites, I like the little extra bit of visual height they provide.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

As The Snow Falls

 



 

 





UO Hat
Helmut Lang Coat (ebay) over Fake Leather Jacket (thrifted - no label)
Isabel Marant Entoile Dress (ebay)
Jeffrey Campbell Boots (ebay)
AEO Bag
I really like how a heavier, flat boot looks with dresses and when a (fake) leather jacket is thrown into the mix, it's even better. It's still a little bit chilly so I wore this heavier coat over for extra warmth. The coat is a bit oversized but hopefully it looks intentionally so, big coats over dresses are another thing that's really caught my eye lately and as a bonus, it lets me layer quite a bit underneath.