I think I can officially say that winter has hit Colorado. After a gorgeous 66-degree day on Monday, the temperature has dropped to 14 degrees today and we’ve got a good 5-6″ of snow on the ground. I took these photos yesterday just as the wind started to pick up and the temperature started to plummet. It was suddenly quite cold, which is why I look like I’m a bit uncomfortable and why I eventually put my coat on. Anyway… back to the outfit.
I’m a strong believer that everyone should have a little black dress that they can fall back on in their closet at all times. I’ve had this dress for probably 4 1/2 years. Even I am surprised that it’s been that long, but I remember because I bought it early in my pregnancy with my first child. It worked well when my belly began expanding since it’s got a high waistline that sits above the bump, but as you can see, it also works when you don’t have a baby bump.
I have a problem. When I get obsessed with something, I can’t get it out of my head… and that’s kind of what’s happening with me and Nordic sweater leggings right now. Snowflakes, reindeer, Nordic, fair isle; call it what you will. I am obsessed.
The weather is finally cooling off here and so I’m starting to transition my wardrobe from summer into fall. The easiest way to do this I find is with sweaters and tights, which pair nicely with summer dresses. And of course I bust out the boots – lots and lots of boots.
Holidays have suddenly become so much more exciting now that we are living semi-small town life. Our neighboring town of Louisville had a great Labor Day parade that had me nostalgic for my childhood, growing up in a small farm town in Michigan. Every year as a child, we would gather on our town’s Main Street and watch the Farmer’s Festival parade. I remember old cars, tractors, and candy – lots of candy.
Every once in a while, I become obsessed with a particular style and feel like all would be right with the world if I could change my wardrobe to reflect it. What do you want from me? I am woman. I like clothes.
For example, while in the throngs of watching “Friday Night Lights,” I decided that I needed to wear cowboy boots and dresses every day à la Tami Taylor. I tried for a while, but cute Texan in California is kind of hard to pull off. And my feet sweat a lot in those boots on 90 degree days…
This is so not me; I rarely buy shoes. I would rather spend my money on clothes, and that’s how it usually happens. But in an effort to put together the perfect outfit for our upcoming family photos, I purchased these little ladies. And, um, I love them.
Hello, friends! After a long, busy weekend of traveling, I am finally home and have gotten a spare moment to write. Our trip to Colorado was tiring, but I feel so excited and content with our upcoming move. We found some areas we really love and are hoping to find available housing there in the coming months; at which point we will pack up and take off!