Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Roundup: 50 Degrees

Goodness, you guys. I've been really sucky at regular posting and now I'm coming at you with 6 outfits.

I purchased this giant, vintage cardigan about 2 weeks ago and I've worn it almost every day since. Sometimes as part of an outfit (like above) but mostly as a big, cozy hug over my jammies or regular clothes during the major cold snap we had last week.

Cardigan: vintage (other hooded oversized cardigans here, or here)
Tee: Zara (similar here)
Black Pants: H&M (here)
Belt: ASOS (similar here or here)
Jeans: H&M (here)
Boots: La Canadienne (here)

Cold. So cold. I know it's super annoying to bitch about weather on an outfit blog but SERIOUSLY. It was in the negatives all week. And that's not including windchill.

Coat: thrifted (similar here)
Sweater: H&M (similar here)
Skirt: Forever 21 (similar here)
Boots: H&M (similar here)
Beret: eBay

This is a grandma dress. I knew I'd have to be on top of my make-up game if I was going to pull this one off. I had originally pictured it with my white Converse sneakers (picturing a cute, casual look like this) but I had again had the problem of looking like I had joined a cult. Seriously, what's my malfunction?!

Dress: thrifted (similar here - join me.)
Boots: H&M (similar here)

How do you feel about paperbag waists? I love them! I'm aware that because of my high waist they give me a three-foot-long butt but I don't have to look at it and unless you live in Anchorage, you don't either. :)

Shirt: Zara (similar here or here)
Pants: Zara (similar here)
Shoes: thrifted (similar here, here, or here)

If I've scared you off from paperbag waists, check out these ladies wearing them well: here, here, and here. Also, a much higher fashion authority than me has declared them cool again: Isabel Marant.

Spring! Or spring-like weather! I'm not sure yet! Also, green eyeshadow for St. Patrick's Day.

Jacket: thrifted (similar here)
Scarf: gift from a friend (similar here)
Tee: Madewell (here or here)
Jeans: Free People (here)
Shoes: Converse One Star (similar here)

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Roundup: The Return

I've been a little absent from blogging because I've had a relapse of the antibiotic side effects. I've been forcing myself to get dressed every day and have been posting to Instagram (since it only takes a few seconds) but getting a blog post up has been a little harder. The funny thing? Wearing heels helps take some of the pressure off of the painful ligaments and tendons in my ankles. Pretty sure that's not usually how it works. :)

This was my second outfit of the day (see below). It's a little weird but I think it works. We've been having some very mild weather here. So mild that the official Iditarod starting line had to be relocated to Fairbanks and the organizers had to truck snow into Anchorage for the ceremonial start! Things like that are kind of disappointing, wearing some of my favorite heels in March is not.

Jacket: thrifted (similar here)
Overalls: American Eagle (similar here or here)
Shoes: vintage Calvin Klein (similar here)

It's the return of the revival tent! This was what I really wanted to wear but the wind had other ideas. Of course, everyone commenting on Instagram had much more common sense than I and suggested I wear shorts or pants underneath. Duh. Next time.

Dress: vintage (sorry, I couldn't find anything like it. Shirt dresses? Yes? Shirt dresses 6 ft wide? No.)
Wrap belt: ASOS (similar here or here)
Boots: H&M (similar here)

A very casual look, like most days. I think it's time for a haircut. Some more layers to free the waves! I always think I'm going to like a blunter cut but forget that I then really have to do something with it besides comb it in the morning. At least wavy hair can look purposefully messy.

Cardigan: Target
Top: Forever 21 (here)
Jeans: ASOS (here)
Clogs: Tory Burch (similar here)

This was my 80's Parisienne look. These pants are huuuuuge but fitted at the waist. I really like them and can't wait to wear them this summer.

Coat: vintage (similar here or here)
Top: Zara
Pants: By Malene Birger (similar here or here)
Boots: H&M (similar here)

Another casual outfit. We had a playdate at McDonalds again and they have a giant wall of windows AND crank the heat up. You have to dress very lightly or risk getting hot and cranky. It's still worth it though. When it's super duper cold, or during break up, you need to find as many indoor play places to take your kids as possible. Or you will all go nuts.

Tee: Madewell (here, here, or here)
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (here)
Coat: thrifted
Clogs: Tory Burch  (similar here)

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)