Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fleece Lining

I know most of us have our eyes on spring but I just had to sing the praises of a fleece-lined sweater, and I said on Instagram I'd round up a few available in stores since mine is thrifted. It was another find at the Value Village President's Day sale and I've worn it constantly. It has the look of a sweater with the comfort of polar fleece, and the warmth of both. LOVE IT. It's gone hiking and out to dinner with equal ease. OK, I'm done writing my ode - here's a few for sale:

I know some of those are men's but I'm 90% sure mine is too. It doesn't matter. FLEECE. SWEATER. HEAVEN.

Here's a few others that I couldn't get on the widget but are definitely worth checking out:

This women's space-dye one with fur poms is really cute here.
I like the native-inspired pattern on this one.
The pattern on this one is good too.
This sweater has feminine Scandinavian look in red.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Roundup: Normal

This was my "responsible" mom look. I know that ripped jeans don't normally say "take me seriously" but this is Alaska, trust me. I was also in a very bad mood, can you tell? :)

Coat: ancient Espirit
Sweater: Sandro (similar here)
Jeans: ASOS
Heels: thrifted (similar here or here)
Scarf: eBay

Confession time: I have amassed a large collection of coats since moving here. It got even larger after the 50% Presidents Day sale at Value Village. It's a good thing I can wear them 11-12 months out of the year.

Coat: thrifted vintage (similar here, here, or here)
Shirt: Free People (similar here or here)
Belt: thrifted
Jeans: Free People (here or here)
Boots: Enzo Angiolini

I think I've worn this outfit before, the newest piece is 3 years old but I think it resembles this runway look from Chloe (only winterfied)

Blouse: H&M
Pants: Joie
Boots: Sam Edelman

Linking to Pinterest reminds me. . .you know how Pinterest has started recommending pins? It does a pretty good job of showing me interesting architecture and travel pins that I haven't seen before but I have seriously given Pinterest the wrong impression, fashion-wise. The style being recommended is so off the mark that it's laughable. I really don't like when it's obvious that the bloggers are all dressed up with nowhere to go but the photoshoot. I guess I might like it if it's very editorial, but if it's all this-season J.Crew and Nordstrom? Get off my board. :)

Hat: Target (here)
Trench: H&M
Scarf: thrifted
Top: Target
Pants: H&M (here)
Boots: La Canadienne (here)

I was pretty happy that it was freezing in New York for Fashion Week this year because it provides me with much cold-weather inspiration. It's pretty mild here but if it gets cold again I'm ready with some fresh ideas!

Sweater: thrifted (similar here, here, or here)
Jeans: H&M (here)
Shoes: thrifted (similar here or here)
Watch: Target (similar here)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Roundup: Eclectic

This was my Valentine's Day outfit. Certainly not very traditional but I still felt festive.

Tunic: thrifted (similar here or here)
Pants: H&M (here)
Shoes: thrifted (similar here, here, or here)
Purse: vintage (similar here or here)

This was the day after I went hiking with the girls. I carried Kit in her pack, something I wasn't sure I was strong enough for anymore. Well, I partially climbed up a mountain successfully with her on my back but goodness my hips were sore the next day! So I wore something really easy, kind of Rachel Comey-esqe outfit to run to the store. Well, I didn't run. Hobbled.

Dress: thrifted (similar here or here)
Jeans: Paige (similar here or here)
Shoes: MIA (very similar here)

I seem to dress my best when I embrace my inner tomboy and put a feminine spin on it. I like that it can span a lot of different kinds of looks and I've found my "uniform" without boring myself. It does involve a LOT of jeans, though. :)

Hat: Nike, thrifted
Coat: thrifted (similar here)
Jeans: H&M (here)
Boots: random (similar here, here, or of course Hunter's here)

Two photos in one post where I'm actually looking at the camera! I normally look away because I like it to be more about the clothes than me or my face. Sometimes it's nice to connect though. :)

Hat: Target (similar here or here)
Sweater: thrifted (similar here or here)
Jeans: Mother Denim (here or here)
Clogs: Tory Burch (similar here or here)

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Most of my friends assume I have a gigantic closet and are somewhat disappointed when they see it. I share a standard-sized closet with my husband. I get 2 dresser drawers. Now, I swap things out seasonally so I'm not trying to claim that I don't have a lot of clothing it just doesn't seem to be nearly the quantity that people expect. I think it's because I can buy a random sweater at the thrift store and find a belt that matches it in my closet. I don't have a ton but there's a large variety!

Cashmere sweater: thrifted (similar here, here, or here)
Belt: thrifted (similar here, here, or here)
Jeans: ASOS (here)
Shoes: Converse (similar here or here)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Roundup: Minis

Getting into the Valentine's Day spirit!

Shirt: Free People (similar here or here)
Tank: ASOS (similar here)
Necklace: thrifted
Jeans: H&M (here)
Boots: La Canadienne (here)

Winterizing a romper part two.

Romper: H&M (here)
Parka: JCrew (similar here or here)
Purse: vintage (similar here)
Boots: H&M (similar here)

I wore this again yesterday except with white Converse sneakers. It was far too cold for anything but boots but luckily my toes survived.
Sweater: thrifted (similar here, here, or here)
Jeans: H&M (here)
Boots: Tecnica Moon Boots (in a different color here)