Thursday, December 8, 2016

Plaid Jacket

 Hat: old (identical here) // Earrings: ancient (identical here or here) // Jacket: thrifted vintage (similar here, here, or here or check Etsy) // Blouse: Zara (here sold out - this one is pretty similar) // Jeans: Levi's (similar here) // Boots: Dries van Noten (similar here or here) // Purse: Chloe (wallet version here) // Scarf: old (similar here or crazy cozy here)

Every time I buy vintage blazers I'm reminded of my giant modern shoulders and waist and apparently nonexistent modern hips. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Plaid Pants Two Ways

Look 1: Coat: old (similar here or here)  // Sweater: H&M (here) // Pants: J.Crew (here) // Shoes: vintage Calvin Klein (cute alternatives here or here) // Bracelet: Kate Spade (here) // Hat: H&M (here)
Look 2: Cardigan : thrifted (similar here) // Sweater: H&M (here) // Pants: J.Crew (here) // Boots: Madewell (here) // Hat: H&M (here)

Alternate title: When Bad Pictures Happen To Good Outfits
Alternate alternate title: From Dock Worker Chic To Grampa Chic

Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Shopping At 5th Avenue Mall

On Wednesday I was lucky enough to get an invite to what is turning into an annual blogger event at the 5th Avenue Mall. This year Crush Wine Bistro & Cellar hosted our drinks and appetizers and it was so good. I'm personally responsible for eating too much of the macaroni and cheese (washed down with champagne) but I heard the crab toast was delicious as well. I've recently become allergic to shellfish so basically I was watching everyone else eat it like a kid with my nose pressed up to the glass. 

 Pandora Jewelry and Bath & Body Works set up some pretty displays because hey, bloggers gonna blog, right?

We then got a tour of Nordstrom's holiday decor and gift-giving ideas. Their kids' section had some really cute toys including indoor snowballs. Indoor snowballs! And I love the home department's Alaska gifts. They are Alaska-centric without running into cheesy territory, a pretty hard balance when it comes to themed home decor.

 Michael Kors always has great shoes and they have gift ideas lined up on the "runways".

 Sierra and Fernanda being goofy in the kissing booth near Santa.

 Lush has gift sets ranging from $13 to $300+. Some of those boxes came up to my knees! While I was there I grabbed a bath bomb for each of the girls' stockings but I'm going to go back to get Andrew a few things for under the tree too.

So if you're cold, bored, need to do some Christmas shopping, or any combination of the three, 5th Avenue Mall is all decorated for the season with lots of fun options. Or maybe you just want to wear your fancy shoes without ruining them - indoor parking! This is my kids' favorite part of downtown. Not the fancy shoe-wearing, the parking garages. Whatever reason, Christmas is less than three short weeks away and I gotta get going and wrap things up (figuratively and literally) here.

I was compensated for my time but not for this post. All opinions and photos are my own. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Painfully Cold Style

 Coat: Canada Goose (here or here) // Sweater: ASOS (here) // Shirt (underneath): Uniqlo (here)  // Jeans: Citizens of Humanity // Boots: Moon Boots (here)

It's 2°F. I mean, I'm not sure what else to say about that. It's still warmer than the predicted high later this week so it could (and will) be worse? We could talk about staying warm. I'm all about passing on cold weather style strategies.

In the above photos I have Uniqlo's "extra warm" shirt and leggings layered with my sweater and jeans. But I just went to Uniqlo's website and saw that they now carry "ultra warm" which I will be buying and reporting to you on. Make myself useful and hopefully nice and toasty. 

Speaking of layers, a few posts ago I admitted to succumbing to Black Friday sales and purchasing a bodysuit from Madewell. You guys, I'm going to buy more (oooh, maybe a henley this time?). It is warm and SO GOOD for layering because it doesn't ride up or bunch under a top or dress. 

And finally, the boots. Moon Boots are the warmest boots I've ever owned. By far. I have other boots that are more than suitable for chilly temps but these stare cold weather down and then beat it up and dance on it's face.  I don't know that I've ever complained about hot feet when it's in the single digits before but I have now. There is definitely a reason they are known for being great apres-ski boots! 

And that's it! For now. . . :)  

Monday, November 28, 2016

Instagram Roundup

Hat: old // Coat: vintage Hudson Bay Company // Blouse: Zara (here) // Pants: H&M (here) // Purse: Madewell (similar from Frye here) // Shoes: Vanessa Bruno (similar here or here

I keep talking about how much pink is finding it's way into my wardrobe but some of it snuck in a while ago. I bought this coat last winter and am so happy I did!

Sweatshirt: vintage (similar here or check Etsy) // Pants: thrifted Ralph Lauren (these Paige corduroys are fun) // Purse: vintage Chanel (similar here) // Shoes: Vanessa Bruno (similar here or here

I mentioned this on Instagram but for some reason the true color of these pants doesn't photograph well. They are PURPLE. If you want to meet a lot of people in your community and don't mind chatting about your pants with total strangers, PURPLE corduroys are the way to go about that.

Hat:H&M (here) // Vest: REI Co-op (here) // Coat: The North Face (here) // Insulated Skirt: The North Face (similar here) // Leggings: Uniqlo HEATTECH (here) // Shoes: Merrell Ice Runners (here)

Cold weather hiking calls for lots of layers and shoes with built-in ice cleats to keep you steady on the compacted snow. 

Sweater: GAP (here) // Shirt: Madewell (here) // Jeans: H&M // Boots: Gucci (cute alternative from Tommy Hilfiger here or Burberry here

Hat: old // Sweater: Aritzia (similar here) // Shirt: vintage // Bracelet: Madewell (here) // Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (here) // Boots: Sorel  (here or here)

Happy Monday!