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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Digital Dress-Up // Skeletons

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The Skeleton Parade
by Jack Prelutsky

The skeletons are out tonight,
they march about the street,
With bony bodies, bony heads
and bony hands and feet.
Bony bony bony bones
with nothing in between,
Up and down and all around
they march on Halloween.

*MAC Matte Lipstick in Chili

Monday, October 13, 2014

Digital Dress-Up // Furry Coats

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I can't get over how warm that leopard-print coat looks. I honestly don't know how I survive every fall and winter. When the temperature drops below 70 degrees, I whip out my sweaters so fast, my entire closet gets whiplash. (Not sure if that even made sense, but it felt right while I was typing it, so it's staying.)

Last year, I developed a crush on faux-fur coats, and while I didn't buy one then, I'd hoped to own one this year, especially for the winter. Last week, Emeline went with me to Goodwill in search of a "furry" coat, and after trying on a few different ones, she helped me decide on a hip-length black one. I'm really excited about styling it, but I think I'm even more excited about its warmth factor!

I have to say, though, after coming across this leopard-print coat, I think I'm going to have see about looking for one of my own. That thing is hibernation-quality gorgeous.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What I Wore // Goin' to a Rumble

Outfit Details:

Leather jacket // ModCloth (old - similar here)
Strawberry blouse // borrowed from Sammi
High-Rise Rockstar jeans // Old Navy
Dynamic Debut Heel in Noir // ModCloth
Sunglasses // eBay
Lipstick // MAC MAC Red

I felt like breaking out the bad-girl gear over the weekend to commemorate my victory of getting through last week. Josh was sick and working nights; Emeline came down with a nasty cough and a fever and was out of school most of the week; Odette started with a fever on Thursday at school and stayed home with me on Friday while Emeline went back to school; it was nuts.

Since Josh was on night support, he opted to sleep in our extra bed so he didn't disturb the rest of us at the back of the house when the phone calls came rolling in. He tried to catch up on his sleep during the day, but he's not much of a napping man, so I had to all but shove him down the hall for a nap a couple of times during the week. I, on the other hand, don't sleep well when he's not in bed with me, and on top of that, I was up and down with the girls during the night. Needless to say, we were one exhausted duo by the end of the week, and we were grateful for some much needed sleep on Friday night.

On the brighter side, Odette turned three on Friday, and we made a whole mess of Rice Krispie Treats and cupcakes for the occasion. We traveled a couple of hours away to Josh's grandparents' house on Saturday and went to the fair before coming home on Sunday. The girls had their first funnel cake (Odette had looked forward to this all week long), and Emeline rode the ferris wheel for the first time. She's not much of a thrill-seeker, though, so even though she enjoyed it (near the end of the ride), it wasn't her favorite.

Overall, it was a good week. Even though a majority of the household was sick, we got to spend time with each other. But I sure do hope my bad-girl facade scared off the sick germs because I don't want to rumble with them again any time soon.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Weekend Round-Up

- As much as I don't want to admit it, "All About That Bass" is pretty catchy. This jazzy cover featuring Kate Davis is amazing.

- Dear Creatures always puts out amazing pieces, but this dotted sweater from their Autumn 2014 collection is absolutely to die for.

- The Belcher's, ladies and gentlemen.

- One of my favorite footwear brands, Seychelles, has some beautiful styles out right now. My personal favorites are Portrait in Oxblood and Electrify in Red.

- I know I have an odd sense of humor, but this little comic tickles me.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Digital Dress-Up // Fall Kitsch

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Something about kitschy sweaters makes me yearn for cooler weather. Thankfully, it's now officially fall, and it's just about time to whip my kitsch back and forth out of my closet. I look forward to this moment all summer long. In the past (and out of utter defiance of the weather), I've tried wearing my beloved sweaters during the summer, rolling the sleeves up as high as I could to look like a normal person while outdoors in hot weather. Too bad that didn't work out because although I looked put together, my body was cursing me for not making a more practical clothing choice. Since then, I leave my sweaters for the cooler days, and as clothing-makers intended, I enjoy them more that way.

What are you most looking forward to wearing this fall?

* MAC So Chaud