Saturday, November 29, 2014

Daylight's Last Gleam

Urban Outfitters Hat
Eileen Fisher Jacket (thrifted)
BBDakota Dress (consignment)
Cleobella Bag
Jeffery Campbell Boots

It's starting to get dark pretty early now but at least it's only a month to go before the solstice and the days start getting longer.  

Aaaand that's all I got.  It's dark, I can't wait for the snow to melt.  I'm brilliant for living somewhere that it's winter for the majority of the year.  But at least Fairbanks has incredible summers and best, no wind!  Driving back through Healy and Wasilla really reminded me how much I hate the wind, in Healy the wind comes down the mountains so hard that it breaks windows and Wasilla is just...Wasilla.  (I really don't need to say any more than that.)

Friday, November 28, 2014

In The Headlights

Urban Outfitters Hat
Herman Kay Wool Coat (thrifted)
Free People Blouse (consignment)
Rag & Bone Leather Pants (ebay)
Cleobella Bag
Jeffery Campbell Boots

I'm working today but thankfully not in retail!  I've done many years of getting up at 2am to open the stores and with Black Friday bleeding into Thanksgiving, I'm really thankful I don't work retail anymore.   (Instead, I get to clean up after people today!  Still better.)  

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

 Free People Hat and Skirt
Worthington Wool Cape (thrifted)
Spell Designs Kimono
AE Blouse
Leather Belt (thrifted)
Ecote Bag
Jeffery Campbell Boots (ebay)

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans and to the rest of you, Happy Thursday! (Because Happy Thursday is always better than thinking it is $5 pizza Tuesday, getting to the pizza  place and realizing it is Monday and not $5 pizza day.  That totally did not happen to me this last Tuesday.)
I spendt most of last night cooking so I'm looking forward to eating it all today!  It's bad when you know there's cherry pie sitting in the fridge....waiting....
Most of my family and Ev have to work tonight so we're have lunch rather than dinner, hopefully there will be enough time for everyone to work out of their food coma before they have to leave.  I hope everyone enjoys their day and gets to stuff themselves silly. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Memory Lane


Worthington Wool Cape (thrifted)
Free People Hat and Poncho
Spell Designs Fleetwood Dress
Leather Belt (thrifted)
Cleobella Bag
Jeffery Campbell Boots
I know,  I just really wanted to wear this dress again, the lace is so pretty that I can't help it.  The lace is also quite a bit more substantial than most, it's quite thick so I don't have that constant worry of snagging it on something. 
I've got quite a bit of cooking to get to, I'm baking some pies for dinner tomorrow, making green bean, rolls, bread and yams hat are NOT healthy.  I tried one year to make them with no sugar and added carrots in and wow, were my brothers ever disgusted with me!  I think that's the least I've ever seen them eat so now I have to bake the yams with apples, raisins, lots and lots of brown sugar and marshmallows because that's their favorite.    Boys.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Snowball's Chance

Urban Outfitters Hat
Burberry London Coat (thrifted)
Ellen Tracy Silk Blouse (thrifted)
Gap Jeans (thrifted)
Fergie Boots (Christmas Gift)
Cleobella Bag

Yay, we finally got some snow! It's only a few inches but that's better than nothing, considering that the below zero weather is suppose to be coming up soon.   Everyone's been stressing out about their water pipes so this will help a little bit.  Speaking of pipes, I was talking a few days ago about the squirrels and what pests they were becoming.  Well, the past few mornings the water has been running really sluggish and I was starting to worry that the cold had seeped into the ground enough that it was already freezing up the main water pipes.  Ev went under the house just to make sure it wasn't the house pipes freezing(the house is built up stilts which saved our bacon this summer, with the flooding we would have had over a foot of water in the house if we'd been at ground level) and wouldn't you know it, the squirrels had chewed the heat tape wires into compete shreds!  Those little beasts!  I feel no pity for them now, if we hadn't gotten right on it the pipes under the house would have broken and man, copper pipes are expensive.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Greet The Sun

Urban Outfitters Hat
Free People Poncho
Gap Shirt (thrifted)
Rag & Bone Leather Pants (ebay)
Spell Designs Bag (ebay)
Dolce Vita Boots

We're lucky with where our property is located we actually get a few hours of direct sunshine in the winter before it slips back below the horizon.  It makes a huge difference having south facing windows, the little bit of sun in the dead of winter can be really rejuvenating.  Cabin fever is a very real thing, the lack of sunlight can really affect people in the winter and with how north Fairbanks is, that can be very little light indeed.  If you live on the wrong side of a hill, you might not have any direct sunshine for a few months and that twilight can be really depressing after a while. 
It's really important to get outside in the winter, aside from the regular chores, we do snow-shoeing, skiing and hopefully this winter, some ice-skating on the pond.  We going to try to go ice fishing this winter as well, the kids are getting gold enough that it'll be fun for them and it'd be something a little out of the ordinary for us.  Sometimes you just have to make your own adventures!  (Although hopefully not to adventurous - I like very little excitement when it comes to ice.) 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

As A Cold Wind Blows

Urban Outfitters Hat
Spell Designs Kimono
Ellen Tracy Silk Blouse (thrited)
AE Jeans
Cleobella Bag
Jeffery Campbell Boots

Black pants, Kimonos, Fringe, this is a pretty Katie-ish outfit.   So is the refusing to dress like winter is here.  Frostbite is just so fetch, you know?
I know, a Mean Girls reference, how basic!  

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fly Away

Free People Hat
J.Crew Coat (thrifted)
Spell Designs Fleetwood Lace Dress
Ecote Boots
Urban Outfitters x Cleobella Bag

I order this dress almost 6 weeks ago and it jus finally came!  I've been wanting to replace my BBDakota lace dress for a while, the hemline lays a little wonky and it's gotten some snags.  I really love this dress, the sleeve are beautiful and the lace is really thick and heavy duty.  Now I want the blouse as well but I think I'm done buying for a while so it will have to wait.  (It's not really like I need ALL THE THINGS.)
It's been fun to pull this coat out of storage, it's not really a bohemian-ish coat but man, it's cut so beautifully and fits so well that I always feel really good when I wear it.  Red's also one of my
favorite colors to wear and I think it looks a little better now that I've gone from being a redhead back to a brunette.   All the sudden, it's way easier to wear all the colors!