Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Hat: Madewell // Sweater: H&M (similar here, here, or here) // Skirt: thrifted vintage (similar here or here)  // Boots: Madewell (here)

I didn't realize how much I was missing patchwork in my life until I thrifted this skirt. I wish I had more photos of it but the girls were going all Lord of the Flies in the background and being a semi-responsible parent that sometimes takes pictures of my outfit for the internet I had to referee.

Back to patchwork, several designers showed it on the runways making it fairly easy to find in stores (SEA New York F/W 2016 comes to mind and that specific dress available for purchase here). I'm wondering if I should add this Topshop blouse to my wardrobe, the only thing holding me back is the fact that there's maaaaybe 8 days of proper summer weather here.

For more quiltish fun peek at Gloria Vanderbilt's bedroom here, scroll through the plethora of patchwork below, or scroll even further for pictorial proof of my children's craziness:

I wasn't kidding.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

It's Easy Being Green

 Free People had their August catalog online the other day (but they don't now for some reason?) and it really inspired me to get out and take photos. I love making pretty pictures but it can be hard to fit hobbies in (as most adults know!). Now if only I could have someone roughly my size come over and let me dress them and make them hike into weird spots and let me photograph them I'd really be set.

Just out of curiosity, do you guys prefer the day-to-day looks? Or more, um, editorial (for lack of a better word) ones?

Hat: Madewell (similar from Rag & Bone here or Lack of Colour here)
Jacket: H&M (here)
Dress: vintage (similar from F21 here or Rag & Bone here)
Boots: Bogs (here)
Earrings: H&M (not online, recently purchased in store. These from H&M are also very pretty)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Summer Roundup

 Jacket (here) // Tee (here) // Jeans (similar here or here) // Boots (here) // Purse (very similar here)

Tee (similar here or here) // Belt // Jeans (similar here or here) // Boots (here, here, or here)

Tank (similar here) // Jeans (similar here)  // Shoes: Adam Tucker (here or here) // Bracelet: Kate Spade (here or here)

Tee: Edith A. Miller (similar here) // Overalls: H&M (similar here or here) // Jacket: H&M (here) // Boots: Bogs (here)

Hat: Tula // Jacket: H&M (here) // Dress: vintage (the most similar vintage dress I could find here or sorta similar from Kate Spade here) // Slides: H&M (similar here or here) // Purse: Madewell (similar here)
Shirt (here) // Belt // Jeans (similar here or here)  // Bag // Shoes (try eBay here! I ordered the black/brown ones as well, then I'll decide which pair to resell. I also had to go up 1/2 size if that helps)
A little this, a little that. It's the end of summer here, so here's my little farewell rendered in the crappy resolution of Snapchat.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Not Fall. . . Yet

Dress: thrifted Gap (almost identical here, similar here or Gap's current version here)// Hat: Madewell (similar from Rag&Bone here, on sale!) // Jacket: Madewell here // Boots: Bogs here or here

I mentioned in a previous post that fall sometimes arrives here in Anchorage at the end of July. We have been experiencing cool temps and rain but I don't think it's autumn. . . yet. You know that smell? Or that chill in the air even on a 70 degree day? I haven't felt it yet. However the weather lately has let me slip into clothing that's more in my wheelhouse.

I've worn this dress a ton of times here and on Instagram. It's thrifted Gap so I've never been able to link to the exact dress but right now Joe Fresh has a dupe. I mean, I'd have a hard time figuring out which one was my original one if they were side-by-side dupe. Just in case you had ever wanted one.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

I Like This Shirt

 After intermittently blogging for six years I still can't think of good titles.

Anyways. Lately getting dressed has been following a pattern: acquire something I really like, wear it three times a week, then tire somewhat of it. It goes into the deeper parts of my closet to be pulled out and paired later with my newest obsession. But this doesn't go for everything I buy. Only the most versatile, the most comfortable, the most washable makes this list. Right now it's this shirt. If you follow me on Instagram you've already seen it a few times.

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Madewell. The fit and quality can be unpredictable but I like the classic/trendy vibe that updates my vintage pieces pretty well. But this shirt is great even after washing (important! I don't have time to be messing with fussy clothes) and the fit it dead on. Order your usual size for the perfect amount of slouch.

Tula hat (here)
Madewell shirt (here)
Madewell purse (sold out :( similar here)
Citzens of Humanity jeans (similar here)
Intentionally _______ shoes (here, here, or here)