Friday, August 29, 2014

Every Road Has It's End

Free People Hat
Joie Silk  Blouse (thrifted)
Leather Obi Belt (thrifted)
American Eagle Outfitters Jeans
Carlos Boots
Lucky Leather Bag (gift)

I just discovered that I really like tunics.  I always thought that being short meant tunics would just look really silly on me and help make me look even shorter.  Apparently it's the other way around or at least it seems to work as long as I use a belt.  (Short person syndrome or something like that.)   I'm going to take the kids to see Guardians of The Galaxy today, which can I just laugh my head off for a moment over that being made into a movie?  If you'd told me ten years ago that someone was going to turn that comic into a popular movie, I would have thought you were a crazy person.  Disney is really having a heyday with Marvel, now on top of a billion Avengers movies, now they can do GOTG crossovers with X-Men and revive that whole story arc!  Dude, they can milk at least another five movies out of this, there's so many 80s stories arcs they've yet to capitalize off of.   

Thursday, August 28, 2014

On The Way

Free People Hat and Bag (gift)
BCBGeneration Coat (consignment)
Anthro Blouse (swap wit a friend)
JBrand Waxed Jeans
Leather Boots (thrifted)

You're all going to be really sick of this hat.  It's pretty much my most favoritest of all favorite things.  This blouse is pretty new to my closet, a friend is going back to work after being a SAHM for the past five years and rather than go shopping, we just did a clothing swap.  I had a bunch of JCrew/BR silk blouses, skirts and dresses that aren't really my style anymore and she loves Anthro so it worked out pretty awesome for both of us.  
I think I'm going to get rid of these pants and upgrade them.  They've completely lost their shape and after a half hour of wear, they bag out and pretty much fall off.  The material's gotten really thin and they just don't look that good any more.   (Ugh on my AE black pants as well, the material is really thin so you literally see every bump.  No thanks!)  Because black pants are such a staple in my wardrobe I think I'll try to find another nice pair like my Sevens, there really is a difference in the material between them and the AEs and they've held up a lot better.  I've been researching a good pair and I think I'm going to try to find a pair of the JBrand Marias on ebay, I don't want to pay full retail when I can find them for a fourth of the price elsewhere.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Every Cowboy Has His Day

Free People Hat
Vintage Leather Jacket (thrifted)
Aeropstale Tank
Banana Republic Cashmere Cardigan (not pictured - thrifted)
American Eagle Outfitters Jeans
Lucky Leather Bag (gift)
Jeffery Campbell Boots

When I drove to work the hills were shrouded in mist.  It'd mostly burnt off by the time I got off work and went to take pictures but it still looked beautiful and gave the whole area a really nostalgic feel.  It's nice living in the valley during the winter and not having to worry about slippery hills but I miss the mountains quite a bit once I get out of the flatlands. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Burn Like Fire

Free People Hat, Kimono and Des
American Eagle Outfitters Bag
MIA2 Sandals
Belt (thrifted)

I am not really for all of this fall stuff - the trees are turning colors, kids are in school, it's getting colder at night and there's frost on the windshields in the morning.  I harvested the rest of our rhubarb and raspberries yesterday, our rhubarb plants last year were pretty pathetic but they've been great this year, I've gotten three cutting out of them where last year I got one. (And they were pretty sad little stalks to boot.)  It was the same with the raspberries though, last year they were tiny and had worms in them and this year they huge and were thankfully lacking in the worms. (Yuk, that's all I can say.)  I need to get out to pick blueberries sometime this week, last year we picked a five gallon bucket of them and after freezing them, they lasted maybe a month before we ate them all.  What can I say, blueberry pancakes are the bomb.  I would like to get two five gallon buckets this year but we're pressed for time right now with a lot of projects to finish up before the snow flies.

Ugh, snow.

Spirit In The Sky

Free People Hat
American Eagle Outfitters Tee and Pants
Valentina Leather Bag (thrifted)
Icings Necklaces
Steve Madden Leather Wedges

Hurray for comfy pants!  They're basically just pj pants but I like pants that make me look tall. (Probably because I have to wear at least a four inch heel to make these work.)  

Monday, August 25, 2014

Give Up The Ghost

Free People Hat and Skirt
American Eagle Outfitters Jacket and Top
Salvatore Ferragamo Bag (thrifted)
Rag and Bone Harrow Boots (ebay)
Necklace (thrifted)

That was an unexpected break!   This past week our Vic decided to die and after messing around and trying everything, Ev and I ended up replacing the fuel pump.   That was more of a pain than e thought, ours is an older model so trying to find youtube videos was almost impossible to find for reference.   We did get it (after a few mishaps and three days later) but we didn't get the seal on the fuel pump all the way and when I filled up the tank in town, gas started leaking everywhere!  I called my dad, almost in tears, terrified the car was going to blow up if I started it. (It turns out it's actually really hard to blow up a car.)  I managed to get it home, pretty positive the whole way I was going to blow it up, and we had to drop the fuel tank all over again and start from scratch.  the next day one of the belly straps for the tank broke while I was driving again and we had to go to the junk yard to find a new one.   
So, after car fun, I was getting ready to go to town and finally put up a post and.....the computer died. My hands, they are cursed!    Nothing I could do would bring it back to life and when I took in to our awesome computer repair people (Pssst- Geek City for Fairbanks peeps - these guys are great, they're fast, have great customer service, don't make fun of you for lack of computer knowledge and are really reasonable with their prices.) they said it wasn't worth fixing.  I'd had that little laptop for almost seven years and by this point, there's not even hardly parts for it.   
I was pretty bummed out and I didn't really want to shell out money for a new computer but Ev surprised me the next day with one.  It was super sweet of him. (He got pie out of the deal - peach and rhubarb which might possibly beat cherry pie for yumminess.)  In-between all of this work was crazy, the kids started school and Izzy flooded out the bathroom and the two bedrooms.   It's been a week but I know how to change out a fuel pump now.  And that dads probably know everything in the world because my dad had to endure way too many phone calls as we kept calling him, trying to trouble shoot car problems.
If you made it through that word vomit, yay and cookies for everyone!
I'm sorry, I don't actually have cookies.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Time Keeps On Slippin

Hat (thrifted)
Lookbook Kimono (gift from my sister)
American Eagle Outfitters Tank, Belt and Bag
Old Navy Shorts
Curfew Sandals

It's almost school time!  The kids head off tomorrow for their first day, Gunnar's going into first grand and Izzy's starting Kindergarten.   I know, I feel old now, they're getting all grown up.    Their school is pretty small which is wonderful, everyone already know Izzy just from seeing her and me picking up Gunnar everyday and it makes her feel pretty comfortable about the whole thing.

Man, I just am not ready for them to be so big already!  We had such a fun summer doing stuff, they're at the age where it's a lot easier to get out and go do things and they're so excited about everything that it gets me excited as well.  It's fun to see the world through a kids eyes again, you just sorta forget about how cool everything can be.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Somewhere With You

Free People Hat
American Eagle Outfitters Tee
Anthro skirt (swap with a friend)
Coach Leather Bag (thrifted)
Jeffery Campbell Heels
Thrifted Jewelry

Sometimes you find something and you go "wow, this is so me!"  This hat is one of those things, last year I tried to diy a black hat with a sliver band because I loved how sharp Jeremy Irons' hat looked in Appaloosa.  I try not to but I have a really strong leaning style-wise towards the whole Man From Snowy River/Western stuff but it's hard to take style cues from that without it looking like a full on costume.  (Because um, I would totally do that and I have in the past.)  This hat is an awesome bridge between that and looking like a sorta normal person.