Saturday, January 31, 2015

Danger Zone






Hat (thrifted)
Herman Kay Coat and H&M Sweater (thrifted)
7FAMK Jeans (consignment)
Free People Necklace
Free People Bag (gift)
Seychelles Boots

Hey, I finally re-hemmed these pants!  And looking at how the hem dropped along the back, badly.  I really need to improve my sewing game.

Since I feel the shame of my terrible sewing skillz, I'll distract you with a photobomb.  right after this happened, she slammed into the back of my knees and I was down.  The perils of a fashion blogger...
Look at that, so unsuspecting...

Friday, January 30, 2015

So Tough






Hat (thrifted)
J.Crew Coat and Sweater (thrifted)
American Eagle Outfitters High Rise Jeans
Cleobella Bag
Report Leather Boots (thrifted)
 
Wooo, during our winter storm advisory we got a whoppin' ...... 4 inches of snow.
 
Hard core man.
 
Haha, so far we don't even have half of our normal snowfall, everyone's starting to worry that we're going to have a bad forest fire year because the snowpack is so low.  The year before last was pretty awful with quite a few people evacuate along Chena Hotsprings road and then this last year was the exact opposite - we ended up with so few fires that our fire crews were sent out of state to help battle other fires down in the lower 48.   So who knows.....

Thursday, January 29, 2015

That's what I'm Talking About








Wool Cape (thrifted)
Handmade Wool Sweater (thrifted)
Gap Denim Shirt (thrifted)
Free People Skirt
Fleece Lined Leggings
Dublin Leather Boots (gift)
Spell Designs Dreamweaver Bag (ebay)

And here I was thinking I couldn't think of any other ways to wear this skirt.  Rather than wear it with black pants, I wore it with a black skirt and leggings.

Ev was really sweet and took these pictures for me, usually I just use the tripod but man, that's not much fun in the cold.  However, I might need to work on my communication.  I asked for a booty shot, thinking "boots" and he was all
Yeah, it's that kinda blog.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

But They're Cute!

  







Free People Hat and Necklace
Scarf
BCBG Coat (consignment)
LLBean Sweater (thifted)
Current/Elliot Leather Pants (ebay)
Rampage Boots
Pendelton Bag


For as light of a winter as we've been having this year, I sure am working the mittens into a lot of outfits.  It could be that I'm finally sick of freezing my fingers off for pictures or mittens are suddenly super fashionable!

It could happen.  Just look at Sorrels.  They're "eh" winter boots, they get sopping wet in just a little bit of slush, they're not warm enough for anything colder than -25 below and those liners are the biggest pain.  You have to pull them out put them in front of the fire every time you wear them because, aforementioned not being very water resistant, and the liners warp and are awful to shove back in.    I know, I have alllll the feelings about Sorrels.  I wore them for years and years when we lived in Seward and once I discovered Boggs and bunny boots, there was no going back.  (Sorrels are cute, I'll give them that - it's probably the only reason they're considered fashionable winter boots.)  My Boggs boots are finally starting to die, the dog chewed off one of the pull on handle and there's tiny holes, making them not so water proof. (I found that out this summer when we were pumping out the horse paddock.  I was the lucky one who had to anchor down the end of the hose in the paddock and let me tell you, there was quite a few "nuggets" floating around.  It's a good thing I like horses or that might have been gross.)

Anyways, I need to buy new boots.  I've been looking at a few different brands, mostly Muck Boots which re similar to Bogs and Stegers which are ADOREABLE.  The Stegers all of a sudden got quite popular here in Fairbanks and they are just so stinkin' cute I want them.  However, I think I'm just going to buy another pair of Bogs.  They're hands down the best boots I've ever had, somehow my feet stay warm with only one pair of socks in -50 below(even though there's no liners for the boots) they work for every season as I've work them to muck out paddocks in the middle of summer and they are soooo comfortable.  I don't know what it is about Bogs but they just mold to fit your foot, they have fabulous ankle support and the pads are so cushy.  It's like, why mess with perfection?  They may only be "Alaskan" cute but they're more practical than the Stegers.  sigh.
http://www.bogsfootwear.com/shop/womens-farm-garden-boots-shoesBogs -   I have the farm boots and they're perfect, they're about $130 but I've found them at both Fred Meyers and Sportsmens for far cheaper.  

 Steger -  I have no experience with these boots but everyone keeps telling me how awesome these boots are. (And they're cute!)  They're more at $170 and they're not as all weather as the Bogs.
 
*These are not affiliate links, I just like talking about boots. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Deep Freeze











Ice fog over the North Pole Area

Fred Meyer Scarf, Hat and Mitten
Gap Jacket (thrifted)
Anthroplogie Silk Blouse (thrifted)
Banana Republic Cashmere Cardigan (thrifted)
American Eagle Outfitters High Rise Jeans
Dublin Leather Boots (gift)
Spell Designs Dreamweaver Bag (ebay)

I got up yesterday to start the beast so I could run the kids down to the bus stop and glanced outside at the thermometer.  Ooooh, a balmy -48 below zero, how fun!   The worst part is, I was driving down the road and waaay up ahead I could see bus lights gleaming through the thick ice fog.  Huh....it's still early, must be the trick bus...SHIT!  It's the real bus! 
The bus ended up being early for the first time since never !  Almost -50 below and he's early!  So much wrong with the picture. 

The kids ended up making it on the bus and that's the end of my exciting story.  (I know, I really had everyone on the edge of their seats with that one.)  The only thing I can thick of to contribute to that is when I picked up Izzy, no one apparently felt like coats were a "thing."  Her class releases outside, even in the below zero temps and the parent usually hang around outside waiting.  Well, today only a few of us had on light coats, one person had a puffer coat and three grandmas wore open knit cardigans.  Boots were apparently a no-no as everyone had on sneakers.

It had warmed up to only -44 below by that point so I guess it makes sense.    I was so over dressed for the occasion.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hats!







Free People Hat (gift)
Silk Scarf, Leather Belt and Herman Kay Coat (thrifted)
Free People Dress
Carlos Boots
Cloebella Bag

I know, me and the hats.  It's getting so it doesn't feel like an outfit unless it's got a hat.

Man, has it been moosey around here lately.  We went for a few weeks of seeng no moose and over the past week there's been three little cows hanging around, we see them at least once everyday.  This whole area around the back fence line was covered with moose tracks.