A lot of times when I take pictures to post here for What I Wore Wednesday, it’s on a day that I have somewhere to go. I look better on those days and feel a little more picture-worthy. Although I don’t wear a lot of sweats and do generally try to dress well each day (because it makes me feel a little bit better about the fact that I’m covered in sand, food or spit up), I definitely have my days where shorts and a top are the staple – especially when it’s 90+ degrees in Colorado like it has been lately.
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.
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!
My husband and I were lucky enough to get away for 4 glorious days to celebrate his 30th birthday. His vacation spot of choice: Las Vegas. The man loves his craps (so does his lady).
Anyone who has kids probably knows that there is no need for me to preface this by saying “Of course we missed the kids” (because that’s a given), so I’m just going to skip right to… we had so much fun! I adored sleeping in, sitting on the couch as long as I wanted, lounging poolside without having to chase after my ever-wandering daughter, and enjoying my husband without 500 “Mama! Mama!…” interruptions.
Marc Jacobs Spring 2013, source | Jason Wu Spring 2013, source
One of the most wearable trends that popped up on spring 2013 runways was the bold use of black and white. It was usually seen in thick stripes, but it was also used to create graphic patterns like the Jason Wu design above.
Truthfully, I’m not a huge fan of black and white. I feel like a pop of color is always necessary (for me, anyway), and for some reason I’ve always hated black and white stripes, so that was definitely not going to happen.