Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Throwback


Yeah, this is definitely not what I'm wearing today. These photos were taken in summer, I just wanted a chance to post this week. It's way too cold and I am still way too sick to look like that. :)

Our whole family has come down with some nasty cold/flu virus so we've had to cancel our Thanksgiving plans. Now it will just be a small dinner here at home which I'm still looking forward to. Hopefully I'll be able to taste by then. I love Thanksgiving and it's focus on family and being thankful and I wish those of you that celebrate a very great day!

Shirt: H&M (I kinda want to go dig it's crumply softness out of the storage bin it's in now, it looks so comfy! There's a similar one here)
Pants: H&M (here or here)
Shoes: Target (similar here)
Watch: Target (similar here or here)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Roundup: Oversized

 Sweater: Free People (here or here) | Necklace: vintage (similar here) | Jeans: BDG (here) | Boots: Enzo Angiolini
 
Confession: I feel pretty shitty today. So I was pretty proud that I managed to look even this put together. All of my skinny blue jeans gave out at the same time (seriously, why is my wardrobe ditching me?!) so I'm wearing these boyfriend jeans a lot. Flattering? I dunno, and frankly don't care. COMFORT.
 

Sweatshirt: thrifted (similar here, or here) | Shirt: Free People (similar here) | Jeans: 3x1 (here or here) | Loafers: thrifted Bass (similar here or here) | Cuff: Madewell
 
I mentioned on Instagram that this outfit started with the loafers that are accommodating my broken toe (did I break it doing something interesting? No, I did not. I tripped on an Olivia the Pig book. Womp womp). The outfit ended up being very 1992. Also, I'm weirdly pleased that the design on this sweatshirt is embroidered. It's fancy.
 
Hat: Target | Sweater: vintage (similar here or here) | Shirt: Target (similar here, here, or here) | Jeans: H&M (here)| Shoes: thrifted (similar here or here)
 
This outfit was popular (for me) on Instagram. It's a little more pulled-together than usual. It's nice to feel like I have my act together once in a while.
 
 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Black Sweater and Simple Style


So three photos is more than enough for such a simple outfit but I just couldn't leave this one out:
 

It's my "just got caught" face.

We took the kids on a 12-mile hike this weekend and we're still recovering. Actually, I should say Andrew and I are still recovering. The girls were fine the second they got food. Ah, youth. I'm so sore that comfort and simplicity were the only style requirements today. I used to shy away from black since I wore it exclusively from ages 12-17 (no other color suits a sad, angsty teen better) but as I get older I've found that it can lend a little sophistication to an otherwise boring outfit. It can also serve as a nice blank slate for my crazier pieces (*cough*giantfurhat*cough). No more depressed teenager, just good wardrobe choices.

Hat: Gap (similar here or here)
Bra: Free People (here or here)
Sweater: Free People (here)
Jeans: BDG (here)
Boots: La Canadienne (here or in suede here)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Festive Friday


As an avid thrifter and eBayer with an inclination towards sparkle and fancy, I've accumulated more dressy clothes than occasions to wear them. Talk about a first world problem! Anyway, I have the radio dial set to Christmas music and all the neighbors have put up their lights and I felt like I could get away with a little red velvet skirt. I tried making it a little more "everyday" with a beanie, graphic tee, and a men's digital watch. Maybe I'll try this every Friday - get the velvet, sparkles, and satin all out of the closet and into real life. At least until January 1st when it might start to look a little weird. Heh.

Tee: H&M (similar here)
Watch: Target (similar here)
Skirt: Isabel Marant (similar here)
Boots: H&M (here)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hot Date


A hot playdate to be exact. We met some friends for a playdate at a place that likes to crank the heat up. Way up. This time we were all prepared with short-sleeve tees and light layers. The kids still had rosy cheeks but at least we didn't have full on meltdowns like the first time we went!

Hat: Gap via Instagram shop @stylish_treasures (similar here, here, or here)
Jacket: thrifted (similar {maybe exact} here or here)
Necklace: thrifted (similar here, here, or here)
Tee: Madewell (here or here)
Pants: thrifted (similar here or a splurge here)
Boots: Enzo Angiolini