Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world." Buddha (563 BC-483 BC)

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So I am a few days behind...Oh well, such is life.
I wore this to Church on Sunday morning. I love the silhouette of this dress. I felt so ladylike in it.

Dress: thrifted...$1
Shoes: Target....$8
Clutch: thrifted...$2
Belt: Target...$10
Church on Sunday morning

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Friday, August 27, 2010

"Friendships that have stood the test of time and chance are surely best, Brows may wrinkle, hair grow gray, Friendship never knows decay." (Unknown)

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Not to much to report today... wore this fun little number to a coffee house date today. My oldest daughter had her first X-country meet of the season also. I love being in the bleachers cheering for my kids! I know I am definitely going to be THAT mom...sorry kids...can't help it.

 Giant foam finger..I NEED ONE!

Dress: blogger shop...Femme Rationale
Shoes: Target
Hat: Target
Necklace: Target

Coffee shop outing.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

"We were born to succeed, not to fail." Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

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Thanksgiving was incredibly delicious the other night. I think I have decided that Thanksgiving definitely needs to be celebrated more than once a year. I'm thinking more like every three months. I mean why not...right? The meal is top-notch and in all honesty we as humans have ALOT to be thankful for. Why shouldn't we dedicate more than one day a year to gather those who are most important in your life, sit back, gorge yourself on embarrassing amounts of incredibly comforting food, and reflect on what we have to be thankful for?

My outfit today was crazy comfortable...who needs a waistband the day after Thanksgiving?  I hiked up my maxi skirt, belted it with my thrifted obnoxiously red shirt and said Voila! I played with some of the filters for these pics, i really love how they turned out. The only problem is that I rounded the corners and now it look kinda dumb with the squared off black outlines. I tried to fix it but can't. Oh well lesson learned for next time. When scouting a pic location I spotted a mama moose and two babies, I was hoping they'd stick around to be my background but I spooked them and they ran...

Have a glorious day everyone!

Skress: Target
Button up: Thrifted...$1
Sunnies: borrowed from daughter

Thrifting and errands with my grandma and mom, back to parents house for lunch, sat and chatted the last hours with my grandparents, and then a milk and bread run to Target.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"You can't expect to meet the challenges of today with yesterday's tools and expect to be in business tomorrow."

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Summer has finally decided to make an appearance here in the great north. We have surpassed records of daily consecutive precipitation here this summer. I think we topped out at 32 days! Don't quote me on that though, It was not a fun fact I wanted to remember. The sun is in full force today and I had to take advantage of it in this sweet little romper. I have decided that I feel best in my clothes when I break "the rules". Today I am wearing black and brown and the cut on this romper is ridiculously unflattering, my tush looks about 20 lbs larger than usual and I could be hiding a baby in my belly...I'm definitely not....but I could be if I wanted to though. Anywhoo, I love, love, love it all the same. I have recently been asked what my "personal style" is. This at the time was a tough question for me, and has evoked quite a bit of thought over the past few days and I have come to the conclusion that I am still figuring it out. Thanks to blogging I have found a whole new set of "rules" as in there really aren't any so I'm just having fun with it!

Clutch: HOBO.....ebay
Romper: Target....clearance
Cardigan: Banana Republic.....ebay
Shoes: Thrifted
Sunnies: Target
Necklace: Cookie Lee
Bracelet: handmade by my daughter...it's a friendship bracelet and I never take it off!

Monthly Costco (large big box, bulk warehouse food/grocery store) stock up, an appointment in town, lunch with the husband, back out to Wasilla for another appointment, and then time to begin picking up kids from school, drop them off at Nana's and then home to do some chores, and back over to the parents house for Thanksgiving in August....MMMMMM!
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant." Socrates (BC 469-BC 399)

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When I look at the pictures I feel as I am looking at comfort clothes, kind of like comfort food but clothes....you get the picture. On any particular day if I don't have the time or energy to put into my daily wear this or some variation of this is what you'll get. I have seen other bloggers refer to an outfit as their "go-to" I guess mine is just sort of an idea...a generalized version of jeans and a sweater will do for me. How about you? What is your go-to?

While out running the last minute school shopping my daughter and I stopped into Famous Footwear. We perused the racks looking for A: a decent pair of running shoes and B: a pair of black flats, both for her. While cruising the clearance racks I spotted a plain pair of black pointed toe pumps for $5! A wardrobe staple ...HELLO! I looked around and also saw the 25% off clearance sign AND the Buy One get One 1/2 Off sign. As if my stroke of luck could get any better in the shoe shopping department? My daughter could only find one of the two items we were shopping for! So long story short....Black pumps...$1.82 including tax! 
Sweater: vintage...thrifted
Shoes: thrifted
Jeans: Seven for all Mankind
Scarf: Target

Relaxing morning at home, a few last minute errands for back to school items for eldest daughter, over to her 6th grade middle school orientation (boo-hoo-hoo..tear) and then over to the parents house for dinner with the visiting grandparents.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Knowledge always demands increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but will afterwards always propagate itself." Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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Can I be frank with you guys....?
Ok Thanks.


This was one of those days that I was inspired by a look and then as if something came over me I just added a few odds and ends that absolutely in theory do not go but in the end I ended up staring at myself giddily in the mirror loving what I saw more and more each moment....right down to the crazy spiky hair. Tell me this also happens to all of you....ok maybe I'm just crazy. This eclectic crazy mix of patterns, fabrics, and styles even, felt exactly right.  I am this person, I am a crazy mix of all types of things. I love my life and I love living it each day.

The original inspiration came from this new to me blog I stumbled upon about a week ago, Becky is adorable and has a great sense of style. Check her out over at Restless Cookie. Seriously...what would you expect with a fantastic name like that! I fell in love with her lip gloss today... Gimme that!

Slacks: J Crew
Tee: J- Crew
Cardigan: thrifted...nabbed this beauty while thrifting with Gran this past week!
Necklace: Target
Shoes: Steve Madden....gifted

A few errands around town early, then over to the parents house for a friends birthday dinner.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends." Chinese Proverb

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Today's outfit is a total copycat of the incredibly stylish LeQuaintrelle. In all fairness I did leave her a comment letting her know this was going to happen and we can't forget about the old sentiment, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I saw this look and gasped, It just looked so comfy yet pulled together! I was right, it was crazy comfortable and I felt feminine and flowy all day long.

I would also like to pause for a second and give a little shout out to my bag. This baby is an oldie but goody. Jeremy bought this for me on Mothers Day years ago and I love it just the same today. I kind of feel like these (I have a small brown hobo also) were the "classic" coach bag. They are in season and very practical and stylish year after year. Don't get me wrong I love some of the large Coach totes and would give my left arm...ok maybe just my baby toe (hey it's still a body part, and anyways I am quite partial to my baby toe) to have one, but these are the no frills kinda classics that will still be in rotation 10 years from now.

Tunic: Target....clearance
Jeans: Seven for all Mankind...consignment shop
Shoes: Frye.....ebay
Necklace: Cookie Lee
Bag: Coach...Gifted from Jeremy

After Church wear, lounging around the house, a dinner date with Jeremy, and then around town to meander through the stores and kill time...we bought a DVD player,  and then home again to watch a movie in our new DVD.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results." James Allen (1864-1912)

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Not much to report on the homefront today... Pretty laid back weekend, full week ahead! Kiddos start school this week...Ugh.

Dress: Banana Republic
Shoes: Thrifted
Hat: Gifted from family....Target
Necklace: Cookie Lee

Sunday morning service at church, then over to visit my grandparents for a bit.

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