Friday, March 24, 2017

Instagram Roundup: Cold And Colder

Coat: H&M (similar here) // Dress: Free People (here - on sale!) // Boots: La Canadienne (here) // Bag: thrifted

I've been wanting to wear nothing but dresses lately but having to pair everything with black tights is so limiting. I did see that white tights are making a comeback but yikes. I'm not normally someone who dismisses something with a "there's no way I could pull that off" but I'm 99% sure I'm going to be watching this trend play out from the sidelines. Watch me eat my words. . .

Coat: Canada Goose (here) // Sweatshirt: Madewell (here) // Turtleneck: J.Crew (here) // Pants: Athleta (here) // Boots: La Canadienne (here)

Just like a lot of you outside Alaska, spring is a rollercoaster of temperatures. Sure,
the fluctuations are probably colder than what a lot of you are experiencing but it still means a variety of layers being pulled on and off during the day. I'm heading to a ski resort in a few days and this outfit will probably be on repeat!

Shirt: Anthropologie (here - more distressed than the anthro website shows) // Pants: Wrangler // Shoes: Prada (summery version here)

A nice dirty mirror picture where you can see the wallpaper of shame behind me. We finally figured out what we want our bedroom to look like so maybe now we'll feel a little more motivated to get going on removing it completely.

Aaaaanyway, I know I already referenced this outfit in the side bar but I wanted to talk about these pants again. Less than $20!  I can't find them online but say you stop into a Walmart for some light bulbs and there they are hanging front and center in the men's department which so happens to be the first thing you see when you walk in. And then you walk over and are amazed at how they seem to be made out of actual fabric, and those actual fabric pieces are connected in a way that don't seem like they'd pull apart. And there's hip pockets that lay flat but can also fit your entire hand! What a whole new world! I'm surprised that I'm shilling for a Walmart product so hard but camo is currently super on trend and these are a great way to get in on it. 

Should I crop them or nah? 

 Sweater: Madewell (here) // Tee: Madewell (here) // Shoes: Chanel (similar here) // Bag: thrifted

I've been seeing bare feet in sandals lately. I commend those people for what must be some superior balancing and slush-jumping skills! My nod to spring is in this basket bag and some ballet flats (which are only worn when there is minimal chances of encountering slush).


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cold Spring

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 Baseball Hat: stolen from Andrew (similar here) // Vest: Penfield (here) // Sweater: Aritzia (here) // Insulated Skirt: The North Face (similar here or here)  // Pants: Athleta (here)  // Boots: Woolrich (in brown here)

We love the Eagle River Nature Center trails. I've had to talk longtime Anchorage residents into visiting because the name makes them picture something entirely different. Like a botanical garden situation. In reality it's a bunch of trails that have an old roadhouse at the trailhead. There are great classes and activities at the actual center so I definitely don't want to discount that but really once you're on the trail it's just like most hikes in the area.

Just to bring it back to style this baseball cap is the only item I've ever been able to borrow from Andrew's closet. He's 6'4" so his clothing on me is less "charmingly oversized" and more "why are you doing that". It is little funny that even with a 9" difference in our heights we have the same head size though. Again, not so much "funny haha" as "I hope this women's hat comes in XL".

Monday, March 20, 2017


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We had so much fun in Talkeetna! We stayed at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, shopped downtown Talkeetna, and ate at Twisted Creek and the Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe (they had a lot of gluten-free dairy-free option and most importantly, they were GOOD). We also cross-country skied at Talkeetna Lakes Park where they had groomed trails on the lake. We were lucky enough to have clear skies the entire time giving us great views of Denali and the Alaska Range.

For a more detailed look at our trip click here.

Shop what I'm wearing here:

To see last years spring break trip to Sheep Mountain Lodge click here.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Well Hey There

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Blouse: Madewell (here or here) // Denim: Mother (here or here) // Bag: Theory (here) // Clogs: thrifted vintage (fun alternative here)

Quick post for a cute outfit that I couldn't photograph well. It's funny how differently I dress depending on how much time I have to spend outside. Getting my phone repaired at the Fifth Avenue Mall (i.e. going from garage to garage)? It's springtime! Going to be spending any amount of time outside? Just kidding, it's still winter!

I've made a few changes to the blog, if you're on a desktop you can see I've added categories to the side bar. I also added an OOTD section. You can click on the large photo if you want for more details but it's easier to click on the thumbnails below. You'll see links along with prices instantly that way. I'm hoping it will be a fun way to share everyday outfits and an easy way to share details from things you might see me wearing in Instagram Stories. 

P.S. New purse! I'll write about it when I've had a chance to use it a little more. 

P.P.S. The camo pants I'm wearing in the latest OOTD are Wranglers brand from the men's section at Walmart. I couldn't link them exactly. They're well-made in a substantial fabric (imagine that) and less than $20! A great way to get in on a big trend without spending a lot. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Potter Marsh

Outfit style Alaska outdoor fashion

Coat: Topshop (in pink here or green here) // Bag: thrifted vintage (Etsy has so many good ones) // Jeans: Madewell (here) // Boots: Sorel (here) // Sunglasses: Madewell (here

I'm trying to come up with activities for spring break that will leave our house and my sanity intact. Doing okay on the first part, still working on the second.