Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Like A Rainbow In The Dark

 I was actually paying attention in this, just before the timer snapped I almost fell flat on my butt. Yay ice for authentic poses?
Free People Hat (gift)
Leather Jacket (thrifted)
Free People Top (part of a set)
Old Navy Jeans
Jeffery Campbell Boots (ebay)
Spell Designs Dreamweaver bag (ebay)

More black pants and more dirt patches.  But hey, the pussy willows are coming out!  (I have no idea why that's a good thing, maybe spring is coming?)
The work schedules have been insane lately, unfortunately it's been bad enough that I had to stop going to Roller Derby practice for a while.  Hopefully things will lighten up, the April and February rush seems to be over so I'd really like to get back at some point.  Skating has been so much fun, I'm looking forward to this summer when we can take the kids riding on the bike path and I can do some outside skating. (Probably not with the dog though, she'd kill me.)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Into The Setting Sun

Free People Hat (gift)
Talbots Trench (consignment)
Land's End Shirt (thrifted)
Rag & Bone Jeans (ebay)
Carlos Boots
Ecote Bag

I don't really get a ton of usage out of this coat, it's pretty thin so it really only works for 50 degrees and up.  However, it sorta of feels like my "grown up" coat so it's nice to have to wear to work and school stuff and just sort of blend in with everyone.   I'm trying to get more wear out of my normal clothes though and wear them with my off duty clothes.  I'm a dork either way so might as well embrace it.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Sorry, cute dog pictures are mandatory. 

Free People Hat (gift)
Forever 21 Jacket (thrifted)
Top (thrifted)
Spell Designs Skirt
Boots and Suede Bag (thrifted)

It's 55 degrees and you know what that means?

No, not nudist weather in Fairbanks. It's about the only time a nudist would survive up here however, pretty soon those tiny vampires will be waking up and ready to drink us dry.  (Mosquitos guys, everyone know we only get real vampires during the winter up here.  Apparently Barrow is infested with them.)

Friday, March 27, 2015

No Hat?

French Connection Jacket
Old Navy Tank
Kut from the Cloth Jeans (consignment)
B. Makowsky Leather Bag (consignment)
Seychelles Boots

So.  Bright.   I really need to get a air of sunglasses and even more so, not lose them inside of a day. The sun reflecting off the sun is just killing my eyes lately and it's miserable for driving. (But again, my own fault. I should be enough of an adult not to lose my glasses all the time.)
Anyways, flares!  I took a bag of clothes to the consignment shop and came back with these jeans and wooooow, are they nice.  Kut from the Cloth must use a fit model with a similar body to mine because these actually fit perfectly, right off the rack and that's a rare thing.  I really like J.Brand and rag & bone but it's hit and miss with some of their styles. I hat to wear some higher shoes with these but I don't even care, they're that comfy.  (They're actually not that bad, my two pairs of Seychelles boots are awesome to wear all day, even with a four inch heel.  I can run in these things!)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Warmer Days

Urban Outfitters Hat
Forever21 Coat (gift)
Old Navy Long Sleeve
American Eagle Jeans
MIA Leather Boots (ebay)
Leather Bag (thrifted)

Not much today, it's been so warm lately that all of the snow's melted off the highways and bare ground is starting to peeking through.  It's wonderful to see spring but at the same time, I REALLY need to rake.  As soon as the snow starts melting the whole yard just look like garbage, mud, mud, mud everywhere with a side order of dirty old grass.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On The Horizon

Free People Hat
Winter Kate Kimono (ebay)
Old Navy Dress
Leather Belt (thrifted)
Ecote Bag
Seychelles Boots

It's fun to start wearing normal clothes again!  I still need a light coat in the morning but by afternoon the sun's warmed everything up enough that the coat is almost too much.   I'm still holding off on the sandal although I've seen quite a few people around town wearing them already.  Apparently I'm a wimp who doesn't like snow in between my toes.  This probably means I need to turn in my Alaskan badge or something....

Monday, March 23, 2015

Old Man Winter

Free People Hat (gift)
Blouse (thrifted)
Old Navy Scarf
Leather Belt (thrifted)
J.Brand Jeans (gift)
Ecote Boots and Bag

Sorry, it's hard to resist cute dog pictures.  Dakota is such a goober, I think she does those photo bomb poses on purpose. (At least she hasn't taken out the tripod and camera yet with the crazy spazzing she does!) 
We're trying to finish up the rest of our wood cutting before the snow melts and he trail gets boggy, we'd like to have at least 6 cords ready for next winter and with ho easy the pst two winters have been, I have a feeling next year we'll really need the wood. Of course, it's be great to have three easy winters I a row but I know that'd just be setting us up for the all time worst winter ever with the temps plunging to -100.   Winter's evil that way.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Somewhere Sunny And 75


Urban Outfitters Hat
Spell Designs Kimono and Shorts
Woven Bag (thrifted)
Old Navy Long Sleeve
Ecote Boos
Well, it's actually sunny and 55 but hey, that sun feels pretty good!   Tis was a day off outfit, I suppose I think I'm heading off to a music festival or something but I'm really excited about summer and having a little fun with outfits.  I'm also trying to step up my work wardrobe, I'd been wearing the same two airs of pants and three shirts to work this past winter but the last two weeks I've been trying to actually ya know, dress cute.  My boss's sister even said that I'd been looking nice the past few weeks so that makes me worried about how I was looking before!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Grey And Dreary

Hat (thrfted)
Winter Kate Jacket (ebay)
J.Crew Silk Blouse (thrifted)
Gap Jeans (thrifted)
Cleobella Ba
Ecote Boots

This jacket is one o te three Winter Kate items I found a wile back on ebay for super cheap, I ended up buying this jacket, the kimono and the pink vest version of this jacket.  If the seller's had more of variety of sizes ad not just extra smalls, I would have probably gotten some dresses, everything was so cheap!  I haven't seen very many good deals since then, ebay is always such a waiting game. (Romy at Hippy at Heart has this same jacket and does an amazing job styling it, it looks so cute with shorts in the summer!)

I need to get a leather sewing needle, the strap on this bag came off right after I took pictures.  I haven't ben as careful as I should be with this bag but luckily it's a pretty easy fix.  Just a good reminder to be way more careful in the future and not just throw it on the chair.