Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hats!







Free People Hat (gift)
Silk Scarf, Leather Belt and Herman Kay Coat (thrifted)
Free People Dress
Carlos Boots
Cloebella Bag

I know, me and the hats.  It's getting so it doesn't feel like an outfit unless it's got a hat.

Man, has it been moosey around here lately.  We went for a few weeks of seeng no moose and over the past week there's been three little cows hanging around, we see them at least once everyday.  This whole area around the back fence line was covered with moose tracks.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Change Of Pace








Urban Outfitters Hat
Gap Jacket (thrifted)
Free People Dress (ebay)
Spell Designs Dreamweaver Bag (ebay)
Jeffery Campbell Heels (ebay)

And it's red tights.

Who am I??

I feel like I got pretty stagnate with just wearing black tights all of the time, sure it's the most flattering but it's also pretty boring every time, all off the time.  This is the only pair of colorful tights left in my drawer, I wore them quite a bit a few winters ago and then felt like I just grew out of them.  I'm trying to be a little more interesting though, so red tights it is!  So brave, very style.  

It is interesting to see what I wore a few years ago compare to today, a lot of the stuff I wore then feel pretty juvenile now and my style has changed in a lot of ways.  It kinda makes me worried about buying too nice of items though, what if my style or what I like changes?   I don't think I'll stop like black jeans but hey, it wasn't that long ago I was all about jeans in every color of the rainbow.   Looking back that was because I was influenced by what was popular and it was hard to distinguish between what I really liked and seeing stuff everywhere that made me think I like it.  I'd liked to think I'm past that now and am dressing genuinely how I like but the whole bohemian/western/hipster thing is also pretty popular right now.  What if my mind thinks I like it just because I'm seeing it on others?  It can be hard sometimes to step back and see that. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Holy Slick Roads Batman!





Urban Outfitters Hat
BCBG Coat (consignment)
Winter Kate Kimono (ebay)
Old Navy Long Sleeve Tee
James Jeans (thrifted)
Cleobella Bag
Ecote Boots

The roads have ben pretty awful for the [past two days, we've had such an easy winter with so little ice that it's ben easy going.  It frosted over pretty badly the other night though and it's been scary every time I've ventured out on them.   Going to work I just missed getting hit by a driver who'd lost control on a corner, he started spinning and crossed over into the ditch right in front of me.  I managed to dodge into a driveway but man, it was really scary for a moment.  That same spot just had a double fatality a few weeks ago and it was the same thing, losing control on that corner and spinning across into the other lane.  Luckily the people in the other car were ok, we were almost mostly just terrified but thankful that we'd avoided a collision.  (Man, I'm glad I drive slow, if I'd been going the speed limit there's no way I could have made it into that driveway.)

Slick roads aside, we suppose to finally be getting our winter weather.  It's been so easy this year, it's like having a nice, easy Anchorage winter. (Well, minus Anchorage's ice.  And freezing rain.  And wind storms.  But other than that....)  But it's suppose to dip down to possibly -45 below zero and stay there for a few days.  Its been so warm lately that I'm not ready for the cold!  I feel so weak and unprepared, haha, I haven't gotten acclimated to the cold this winter! Anyways, it's a round about way of saying I'm gonna wear my fun stuff before the cold hits.  Romy over at Hippy At Heart has this same kimono but in white - it's one of her signature items!  A seller on ebay was getting rid of a lot of her Winter Kate items and the bidding was really low on quite a few of them, I ended up getting three items for under $70 which is freakishly good!  This kimono was one of them, usually it goes for around $150-ish on ebay so it was quite the good deal and I think it's one of the most flattering kimonos in my collection. It's so pretty!  This was actually a work outfit, I was just dealing with clients today so I got to dress a little cute. (Although I swapped out the boots for inside moccasins.)  I think I've learned not the cuff my jeans though, it looks so great on those 5'11 glamazons, not so much on short me.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chased Outta Dodge






Free People Hat
Old Navy Parka
Wool Cardigan (thrifted)
Winter Kate Silk Blouse (ebay)
American Eagle High Rise
Free People Bag (gift)
Jeffery Campbell Fringe Boots (ebay)

Wearing all of the favorite things today.  I love this bag so much, Ev did a really good job picking it out - it's just the right size for everyday usage and with it being made of canvas, it's pretty hardy!  I don't feel like I need to baby it as much as my Spell Designs Dreamweaver bag, I'm always worried all of the beads will fall off if I set it down too hard.  I don't worry about that with my Cleobella beaded bag though, it seems studier so this bag and the Cleo end up being my most used ones. (Aside from the PS tote because that thing is awesome for hauling around the laptop!)

Anyways, let's play a game!  How may moose can you spot?

It's trick question, there's only two pictured but a third one jump out from behind us while we were taking pictures!  This area has been moose city for the past week, every time we drive by there's at least two of them hanging out. 
Aww, just look at those ears!  Moose are so cute and delicious tasting, if they wouldn't trample me I'd love to snuggle one.  It'd be like the ultimate pony hug.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chilly Afternoon Sun





Free People Hat
Dollhouse Coat (thrifted)
JCrew Men' Cashmere Sweater (gift)
James Jeans (thrifed)
Report Leather Boots (thrifted)
Free People Bag (gift)

Aside from the fact that I obviously need to shave the pills off, this sweater has been pretty fantastic.  I've had a few JCrew cashmere sweaters and was not impressed with the quality, even taking care washing them didn't prevent them from falling apart in less than a year.  This sweater however, I think it could possibly survive a nuclear holocaust, That's how rough I've been on it!  I usually wear it as a work sweater or when I'm working outside because cashmere is SO warm, especially with a long sleeve underneath. (It also doesn't itch like wool, I love how warm wool is but man, it drives me up the wall with the itchiness.)  The cashmere on the men's is at least three times thicker than the womens' version and it's pilled a little, no holes!  It's sort of sad that the men's are such higher qualitly, you'd think that companies would know women like nice stuff that doesn't fall apart just as much as dudes.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Typically Alaskan






Free People Hat
Silk Scarf and Leather Jacket (thrifted)
Joie Silk Blouse (thrifted)
AE Skirt
Ecote Bag
Leather Boots(thrifted)

Not much going on, just showing off the woodshed.  It's magnificent in all of it's slap-dash Alaskan glory - reused plywood, typical plastic roofing, blue tarp, there's probably even some duct tape in there somewhere.  These boards on the shed are actually from a job my father-in-law worked on years ago, he recognized hem and the stamps the last time Ev's family came up for a visit.  It's a small world.

Yeah, it's actually a pretty sad looking woodshed, at some point we're going to tear it down and rebuild it but right now our plates are pretty full.  At least the squirrels seems to think it's a pretty classy joint.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Still Running Against The Wind





Free People Hat (gift)
Columbia Leather Jacket (gift)
Gap shit(thifte)
AE Top and High Rise Jeans
Rampage Boots
Silver and Jasper/Pearl Pendant (thrifted)
Cleobella Bag

I've had tis jacket for quite a while now.  It was a gift many years ago from my family, at the time I was working almost 500 miles away from them and I was pretty homesick.  This was in a care package they sent me for my birthday and every time I wear it, it reminds me of how much it meant to me that my family was thinking of me. (My brothers actually helped picked out this jacket!)  I wore it every day that summer and for many years after that, it's still a regular for me during the fall and winter.  It's really thick, tough leather and it's great for the wind and when the temps drop, I just layer it under my down coat.   
I think sometimes it's hard to buy items that will "last forever" because one nothing last literally forever and two, things go out of date.  Even a classic like a trench coat will have little details that dates it, with this jacket the collar and cut dates it to 2003-04 but in spite of that, it's still something I'll keep wearing.  It's special and hey, I haven't manage to break it yet!   However that is something I'm trying to think about with any new purchases, hopefully by buying items that are a little crazy, like this hat and bag, they won't be too dated looking here in a while.