Random Wednesday

05 Feb 2014 Permalink

black and white with an army jacket

black and white with an army jacket

black and white with an army jacket

For the record, I don’t always mean to look so ticked off in my outfit pictures.  Let’s blame this pout on the 20 degree temps or the strange old man who pulled up next to me as pictures were being taken.

Alright.  I’m done complaining.

Here’s a bunch of stuff that I’ve been up to…you know, to keep my mind off of the temps…and weird men…

Troy from Thriftanista in the City interviewed me (blush) for her 10 Questions for a Thriftanista series!  If you’re wondering why I thrift and how much of my closet is actually thrifted, you’ll have to click here to find out.  And if you’re local, Troy is putting together a party bus to take us thrifting!  (Woot woot!)  I’ve already gotten my ticket.  You can get yours here.

One cool thing about being the beauty contributor for Sassy Moms in the City, is that I get to try out loads of beauty products.  With winter killing my skin, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect lotion.  Well, the hunt has ended and AmLactin is my catch.  No joke, this brand has beaten out all others that I’ve tried.  You can find them at Target.  But, if you hurry up, you can still enter to win a basket filled with $75 worth of AmLactin goodies.  Head over here for a quick and easy entry.

And one last thing I’ll leave you with…

Wearing this diy necklace had me realizing that I haven’t done anything myself recently.  So, I actually made something over the weekend…something I really like.  I’ll be sharing on Friday.  See you then!

sweater – Bevello // jacket – Loft // pants – thrifted

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Casual Winter Outfit | Bold Sweater and Jeans

27 Dec 2013 Permalink

Casual Winter Outfit | Bold Sweater and Jeans

Casual Winter Outfit | Bold Sweater and Jeans

This is my typical casual look for winter – especially for days when we explore the museums!  During my preblogging days though, my “casual” consisted of jeans, sweatshirts, and gym shoes.

After I had my first kid – once my body found its way back – I didn’t want to wear my old clothes anymore.  Being pregnant wasn’t fun for me.  My body wasn’t mine.  It just felt so weird.

So after the whole thing, I really had an appreciation for my body –  flaws and all.  I made a conscious decision to pay attention to what I wore and how I presented myself.

One of the first steps I took was with my tops and shoes.  T-shirts and sweatshirts got traded for blouses and sweaters, while my shoes were upgraded to ballet flats and wedges.

I’ve come to realize that when I put effort into how I look, it makes me happy.  And when mommy is happy, everyone is happy.

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Cozy Glam

11 Dec 2013 Permalink

winter outfit. cozy glam.

winter outfit. cozy glam.

winter outfit. cozy glam.

My jeans and sweaters have had their work cut out for them recently.  I’m in such a cozy funk…but I’m loving it.  Especially with fabulous vintage accessories like this bag and these earrings.  It’s amazing how a little sparkle can really brighten up the day!

jeans – H&M men’s // sweater, bag, earrings – thrifted // booties – Franco Sarto

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