Saturday, February 28, 2015

Snow Cat

American Eagle Outfitters Hat and Scarf
Cashmere Sweater (thrifted)
Spell Designs Skirt
Spell Designs Dreamweaver Bag (ebay)
Leather Boots (thrifted)

I just saw Spell Designs released a full length dress(with sleeves!) in this print and it's pretty much my dream dress.  Well, the entire new line is but I think any new dresses will have to wait for summer unless I see it pop up on ebay for super cheap. (Hey, sometimes that happens...)  Right now I'm enjoying the warmth, it's fun to break some stuff out of the closet that had been put away during the cold spell.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Working On It

Free People Hat (gift)
Old Navy Parka Cashmere Blend Cardigan (thrifted)
AG Tee (consignment)
American Eagle High Rise Jeans
Seychelles Boots
Pendleton Bag (thrifted)

What, an actual work outfit?   This never happens...

Like I said earlier, I really love this tee partly because it doesn't gape open when I lean over so I've been wearing it to work pretty often, usually with a cardigan over it.  (Because I'm boring like that.)  My work wardrobe is pretty small, mostly because I hate to ruin anything I really love but it also has to be decent enough to greet guests.  That's pretty much my dress code, I could show up to work in slippers and leggings if I wanted...not that I don't, as awesome as slippers are.  I rote this pair of jeans out with my other Gap pair and then wear a few different tops with a cardigan.  It makes getting ready easy but man, I'd be depressed if that was the extend of my wardrobe, there's not a lot of fun items in that!

Thursday, February 26, 2015


American Eagle Outfitters Hat, Scarf and Jacket
AG Striped Shirt (consignment)
J.Brand Maria Jeans (ebay)
Ecote Boots
Spell Designs Dreamweaver Bag (ebay)

This was a pretty simple look that I really liked.  And hey, another striped shirt!  To be fair, I think this was finally the simple tee I've been looking for, it has a really nice drape to it, isn't transparent and has a more open neckline but the draping of the shirt keep the neckline from gaping open if I lean forward.  I paid only a few dollars for it at the consignment store but I like it enough that I think I'm going to try to hunt down some more of these tees, but in different colors.  When you find a tee that you really like that doesn't fall apart after the first washing, you buy a couple of them.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Night Shift

Free People Hat and Bag (gift)
Sheinside coat (gift)
Free People Dress (thrifted)
Boots and Leather Belt (thrifted)

See, it's so warm I can wear this coat again?  (Seriously, it must not get that cold in China because all of the coats I've seen from the Chinese retail sites are thin.  This one is more like a light jacket and unfortunately, it's not big enough I can wear a thick sweater under it.)
Ev recently changed jobs and it's been pretty wonderful.  He's been working night shifts for the past five years (I've never said anything about this because it seemed like a security risk) but now he's on days and it's awesome.  No more staggered dinner, or staying up until 11 to say bye, everyone gets up together in the morning and gets to have breakfast.  It seems like a really silly thing but it really feels wonderful and like a treat to have everyone on the same schedule.

*And yes, I realize the irony of naming this post "night shift" and here I am in a short dress and over-the-knee-boots.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tropical Down

Urban Outfitters Hat
Leather Jacket (thrifted)
Free People Slip Dress (ebay)
Cashmere Sweater (thrifted)
Boots (thrifted)
Urban Outfitters x Cleobella Bag

We had a pretty major warm up over the past few days, Sunday freezing rain fell and the roads ended up being bad enough school was canceled on Monday.  Since then it's been almost 40 degrees every day and everything is melting like crazy!  It's nice to get a little break from the cold but after looking at the extended forecast, it looks like we're out of the woods as far as -50 and such. (So in other words, warm stuff!  Woot!)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

In The Zone

Urban Outfitters Hat
Jones New York Wool and Leather Coat (thrifted)
Winter Kate Blouse (ebay)
Rag & Bone Jeans (ebay)
Free People Bag (gift)
Ecote Boots

More photo bombing but it's hard to say no to those cuties.  We had parent/teacher conferences this week and just to being a mushy-gushy mom for a moment, I'm pretty proud of those two muffins.  Izzy's been having a really great first year of school and has been working so hard in her class, she's such a sweetheart and is really caring bout everyone in her class.   Gunnar has also done so well this year, he started the year off a little apprehensive and un-sure of himself.  He was so shy at the start of the year and had a lot of difficulty with testing but we've been working hard at home, got him into a tutoring program and his teacher does such a good job working with him that he tested at the top of his class the last time around and got honors on his report card.  I know, it's only first grade but it was a really big jump from the beginning of the year and it's been so wonderful to see his confidence grow - he's doing so good with his math and reading!  I'm really proud of both of them!
Okay, mommy talk over, I promise.   Here's the Winter Kate blouse again, it's really turned into a favorite in my closet and I'm really happy with how well the embroidery has been holding up, no pulling at all!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Unwanted Guests

American Eagle Outfitters Hat and High Rise Jeans
Leather Jacket (thrifted)
Scarf (gift)
Embroidered Blouse (thrifted)
Free People Bag (ebay)
Ecote boots

There's been three young cow moose hanging around the past few days, I came out yesterday to start e car and one was right next to the porch while the other two inspected aforementioned car.  Dakota has been loosing her mind over them, all she wants to do is chase and harass them so it's made letting her outside a pain.   Everyone has to pay close attention when outside, while the moose hanging around seem pretty chill, it's not much fun getting charge and stomped.  It figures that they all disappear during hunting season but the rest of the year you can't get rid of them.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Matchy Matchy

Free People Hat
Knit Sweater (thrifted)
Winter Kate Shorts (ebay)
Boots (thrifted)
Ecote Bag

I told the dog that if she wants to keep photo bombing me, she need to color coordinate or something. (Actually if she's just not stand in the middle with her backside to the camera, tail held high.  She seems to think this is a dog fetish blog or something....) But now she's go a little bandana because what is cuter than a dog in a bandana?
Answer: dog in a princess dress and tiara.  Izzy loves dressing up Dakota and Dakota's such a sweet girl she lets Izzy put all sorts of outfits on her. There's a collection of pictures in the phone of her in different hats that Izzy took. (along with many, many feet selfies - Izzy really likes taking pictures of her own feet.)