Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wherein I'm Not Sure About Athleisure

Primark Tie-Sleeve Tee | F21 Button-Up Skirt | Nike Frees | Rayban Aviators | Primark Pendant

New England is having a real hard time trying to decide if it wants to continue playing summer or actually initiate fall. Each morning you can either wake up to stuffiness and humidity or frost. It's fun and so good for my sinuses.

I tried a thing here, with the sneakers. I'm not sure I feel okay about it. I've tried to dabble in the athletic sneakers for a casual look before and I just can't seem to get it right. Granted this day involved hauling an 83rd percentile weighted baby up and down our third floor walk-up several times and losing keys and finding keys and doing basement-located laundry. Generally things that are easier done in sneakers (I mean the day would have been near impossible with my normal, non-supportive footwear). But still, as for a 'look' it needs tweaking. Though, hey whatever! I tried a thing! You'll never know if you don't try! 

Also, am I supposed to refer to them as 'trainers'? Clearly this is my comfort zone, people.

Monday, October 16, 2017

October Baby

We tried to plop the child down the other night for some autumny portraits because he was wearing orange and it seems like a thing we should be doing more often. Of course he was far more interested in picking up bits of tree debris and checking out how they tasted. He probably could have cleaned off the entire rug if we let him. The kid loves all food, even when it's really more like "food".

I would like to also officially announce that we survived his first cold! Seven months in ain't too shabby, especially considering all of shopping cart handles we've licked along the way. Of course James and I bore the brunt of it, as Casper apparently has an affinity for sneezing directly into his parents' mouths. He's already so good at sharing.

He's also giving us a major case of the Where's My Baby, Who Is This Tiny Adult?? For within the last 30 days he's begun crawling, babbling like crazy (we're very close to "Dada" much to this "Mama's" chagrin), eating much more solidy-type food (I am crazy good at early childhood development vernacular) and now: standing. Standing in the crib, standing using his larger toys, standing on you, crawling over you to stand on the cat. All of it. I feel like this entire month has been packed with the most development yet and his days as a "baby" are quickly coming to an end. They say to soak in every moment of it and that it all goes by so fast, and this month so far has really driven that point home.

Oh and also, if you have a wee one in your life, please do them a favor and get them these hilarious track pants and this awesome badger sweatshirt that I truly wish was adult-sized.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Well Hello Again

This is a very large picture of my face, in case you’ve forgotten it and do not have the ability to scroll down and see my face of TWO YEARS ago (also, “you” are probably just my dad, but that’s cool – I’m going to carry on like there’s a general you out there). This was taken as procrastination during our fourth move in four years. That’s some crappy math.

Anyway to play a little catch-up: my hair is different, my life is different. I opened a small restaurant, moved wayyy into the mountains for a year, had a baby, got married, let my roots grow out, moved back toward civilization (if you can call the general NH area “civilization”). Important things not necessarily in that order, but that’s the gist of it. Over the last month I’ve actually had a modicum of free time and have been itching to write words + take pictures of things. I have a feeling this place will skew more toward the lifestyle posts of the ol’ days of blogging yore, but I can’t say I won’t talk a little style here and there. After all, if you don’t get all gussied up for the internet, you don’t get gussied up at all.

I am also sort of sarcastic. I’m not sure if that’s something you remember.

So ‘Hi, little blog! Nice to be back!’

Monday, November 23, 2015

Leopard Life

If I ever wind up in a situation where someone has a gun to my head and inexplicably is demanding I choose one print for the rest of my life, I would tell them that the gun is a little much. I mean, duh, it would obviously be leopard print, my one true love. Seriously, please see exhibit A, B, C, DE (yeah, I dug into the archives for that last one). On a regular basis I actively have to restrain myself from purchasing items in the print and thoroughly plan on aging into my ever-growing collection. I expect by the time I'm in my 70s I'll own nothing but leopard and will be sadly disappointed if I'm known as anything other than 'The Leopard Lady'.  #goals

For now I will try to remain respectable about it.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Field Jacket + Leather Leggings

Madewell Outbound Jacket (similar here & here) / Splendid striped top / Glamorous faux leather leggings / F21 studded boots (similar here) / Nordstrom reversible tote / F21 Necklace

I've begun rotating all of my cold weather favorites back into my wardrobe. I've probably waxed poetic about many of these items before, especially these old boots. I've always told myself if I ever struck it truly rich and could afford to just drop ungodly amounts of money on a pair of boots, I'd replace these with the real deal Chloe version. However, I feel like those couldn't take the beating these trusty boots have over the years. Without even realizing it, I paired them with my go-to field jacket and favorite faux leather leggings. Throw on the tote that carries absolutely everything and a comfy striped shirt and you basically have my cold weather staples in a nutshell. A little texture, some stripes, a jacket to cut the newly present bitter wind and my beater boots. Boom.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Over-sized Cable Knit Sweater + White Denim

Dreamers by Debut cable knit sweater / Zara jeans (old, similar here) / F21 crossbody bag (similar here & here) / Qupid zipper booties

It's interesting that I seem to only wear my white jeans after Labor Day. There's just something about pairing them with boots and sweaters that feels so fresh. This particular sweater is the stuff of dreams. It's quite over-sized which will make it perfect for adding another layer come the frigid winter. Also, how can you pass up a good cable knit pattern? It's basically impossible.

Good luck with your Monday. I hope you all survive!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fall Warmth

Uniqlo Turtleneck / Express Button Front Skirt / Vince Camuto Karita Boots (similar here & here) / Clare V Leopard Clutch

It's been unexpectedly warm here and I've been trying to take advantage of it as best I can. 70s in November? You won't hear me complaining! It's the ever-elusive skirt and sweater/turtleneck/long-sleeve weather. A combination I don't get to trot out all that often since I moved away from Los Angeles. I also broke out my over-the-knee boots for the season. I'm still beyond positive that in my particular New Hampshire town it's just me and that one girl I saw at the movie theater once that own a pair, but I can't be bothered to care. Like it or not NH residents, they keep me warm and help me look taller. I'm keeping them and you can give me all the side-eye you want!
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