Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ix-nay on the beach parties tonight










Blazer: American Eagle Outfitters (thrifted)
Denim shirt: Land's End (thrifted)
Leather Skirt: Michael Kors (thrifted)
Tights: Fred Meyer
Booties: DV by Dolce Vita
Handbag: Coach (thrifted)
Scarf: Fred Meyer

I'm trying to be creative with my outfits this winter, but I feel like I keep falling into the rut of tights/blazer/dress/skirt.  Maybe I wear way too many nature-inspire colors?   At least if I wore some neon colors it would be a lot easier to find me in the snow.  

The Tsunami warnings have been going off all night long, there was a 7.7 earthquake over in British Columbia a few hours ago.  Obviously, Fairbanks is in no danger of a tsunami unless we're talking 2012 sized ones, but after years of living in Seward, those warning still make me a bit edgy and nervous. 

 Seward is a little town along the coast and every day at noon the Tsunami siren would go off.  In 1964 a 9.2 earthquake struck, setting off a tsunami that destroyed much of Seward and several coastal communities.   My dad remembers being just a little boy and watching all of the bookcases falling over in the house but being a few miles up the road he didn't experience the tsunami.  When I was little my godparents would tell me about running up Mt. Marathon and watching the waves coming in, seeing the dock pilings being torn up like twigs and the huge fireballs that went up as the gas station was crushed.  It's always very sobering to see the warnings, especially after seeing the tsunami that hit Japan and the 2005 tsunami, you just never want to see that level of horror and destruction again.

So to everyone along the Alaskan and British Columbian coast right now, take care.  

17 comments:

  1. Same thing here in Hawaii - we packed our car with the bare essentials, drove to higher ground, and sat in the car for two hours. Not exactly the kind of fun I had planned for Saturday night ...

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    1. I was reading about that, its sounded like you guys had quite the night over there, I'm really happy/relived that it ended up be so light. Hawaii has quite the history of getting hit by tsunamis. Glad to hear that you're doing alright now.

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  2. I am in love with your combination jacket is awesome :-D

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  3. What is going on with Mother Nature? We have a severe Hurricane warning here on the East coast. We are only a couple blocks from the water and our basement ALWAYS floods so I am bracing myself right now. Also hoping we don't lose power but they are predicting outages for at least 10 days post-storm here. Wish us all luck that we make it through! There's already major gusts out there and I see how destructive falling trees can be.

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    1. Yeah, it seems like it's been a crazy few years with the weather, but this storm heading towards you guys over on the east coast sounds terrifying! Take care of yourself, hopefully it doesn't end up being as bad as it looks like it will be. Good luck dear, I'm crossing my fingers for you!

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  4. NO.WAY. You did NOT thrift a gorgeous designer leather skirt. (clap, clap) I constantly scan thrift stores for these but most of the ones I find are a 00 or 0, or smell like smoke. I will send some good weather vibes your way if you send some in the East coast's direction too!

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    1. Oh, it was a crazy good thrifting trip, I think one of the rich ladies in town was cleaning out here whole wardrobe, I found Michael Kors, D&G, DVF, Marc Jacobs, it was crazy! (Heheh, and she wasn't a 00, lucky for me!) Its always depressing to find really nice stuff at the thrift shop and then realize that it's so small. At least with larger sized items you can usually tailor them down. And don't get me started on the cigarette smoke! Ugh, it's impossible to get out of clothes.
      But yeah, lots and lots of good vibes towards the east coast right now.

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  5. That metallic skirt and denim top just goes well together! Great outfit dear!

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  6. mother nature can be beutiful and horrible at the same time. that is why there should be huge respect from us to her. sure - it can be unfair, but we are unfair to nature all the time.

    I like your natural colours and your outfit. I think neons will be against your "nature" :)

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    1. Yeah, bad weather is just a way of life. We like to complain about it, but unless it's crazy awful like the big tsunamis, earthquakes or the storms, it's not that bad. (Well, I suppose I'm generalizing there, droughts really stuck and impact everyone. I guess I'm just talking about the cold weather we complain about every year.)
      But thank you! I'm just not much of a neon color kind of gal. :)

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    2. Whoops, apparently I can't spell. I meant that the droughts can suck, not struck! (It is a bummer when they strike though.)

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  7. I love the leather and tweed combo! And the color from the burgundy tights is so fall :) I wear a lot of blazers in the fall and winter too. The only other time is if I wear a surplus jacket or a jean jacket.

    I hope you stay safe Katie! The tsunami sounds very scary, especially the one that happened in 1964. And there are so many big storms happening right now :(

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    1. Hah, I've been looking to see what your cold weather looks were, I'm in desperate need of some inspiration! It's hard to go wrong with those blazers though. :)

      We weren't in too much danger up here in Fairbanks, we're right in the middle of Alaska with a couple of mountain ranges in between us and the coast, but Alaska has so much coast line that we all get nervous with those earthquakes. The 1964 quake was really awful, it damaged a huge amount of Alaska, my older relatives remember seeing the land rolling up to four feet in the air. We 7.9 one up here in 2002 that surprised all of us, I was teaching a riding lesson at the time and thought I was getting dizzy until I realized the pony was almost flat on the ground with his legs splayed out!
      http://www.greatdreams.com/alaska.htm
      this has a few pictures of the road being torn up, but it was a easy one in that no one was hurt. We didn't feel the British Columbia quake last night, but it was a slip and slide kind so it was a little bit gentler in terms of creating a tsunami. And yeah, that Perfect storm one over on the east coast right now just sounds like it's going to be awful, I'm really crossing my fingers for everyone! Weather, blah!

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  8. That sounds scary, stay safe!!

    I love your leather skirt and it was such a good find! I love Michael Kors!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooooh, I know, if I could afford it, Michael Kors would be my favorite designer to buy from. I love the clean lines to most of his clothing lines, that man makes a mean dress.

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  9. I think this is one of my favorite outfits of yours!

    And, you know, I never really thought about tsunamis and Alaska but, heck, it has a coastline so of course that would be an issue! Glad that it wasn't as bad as expected.

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  10. I like your winter outfit!Even in these extreme conditions you remain feminine and stylish!Love the wilderness around you!

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