Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

This sweet little pumpkin wishes you a Happy Halloween!

(I had a friend in college whose only reason for wanting a baby was to dress him or her up in a pumpkin outfit. She planned to dress this baby like a pumpkin year round as babies dresses as pumpkins are the best. They really, really are the best, but I think we're going to keep this look Halloween-specific for Thomas!)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Stay-at-home mom maxi

That's me with wet hair in a thrifted maxi-dress. This is my go-to stay-at-home mom wear (Only three weeks left! I feel feelings about this!). Maxi-dresses are just so darn easy, but you still feel really fabulous when wearing them. 

Thomas likes looking at the pattern of this dress. He also likes clutching/pulling my hair these days. I've been thinking very seriously about getting a very serious haircut.... Pretty soon maxis/ wet hair aren't going to be my go-to look as I'll be going back to work. I guess I'll enjoy this while it lasts!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Stony, stripey, awake-y

I am typing with one hand because my other arm has a baby in it. Typing is so much slower this way... but the end result is the same -- a blog entry about my new boots! They are still very tall and very comfortable.

The laces on the back are my favorite part. They are the main reason I bought the boots.

Also a favorite: that giant stone ring from a recent arts festival. So big, So stony! And my dress! So stripey! And now my baby's so awake-y! Entry concluded.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Not dealing

This baby!

He is so cute!

I can't even deal.

I mean, just look at that face!

(Baby's jammies: thrifted. Awesome chair: gifted by Robert's mom, upholstery is definitely circa 1980-something.)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Go boots

New boots have been bought. They are different from my old boots, but are awesome in their own way. They go up to my knee. They go with the season of fall. They make me think "You go, girl" when I look at myself wearing them in the mirror. And go I do.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Style Icon: James Dean

Saying James Dean is a style icon is kind of like saying Marilyn Monroe is a style icon. As in "No duh."

I mean, the dude is more iconic than any other icon. He's James Dean. Just like Marilyn, you don't have to see his movies to know who he is and admire his cool-guy look. (But see his movies. Especially "Rebel Without a Cause." It's a classic for a reason and James Dean is never James Dean-ier than he is in that movie.)

So James Dean is totally the insanely gorgeous boy smoking a cigarette in a leather jacket, but he also has a more laid-back kind of bookish style too. James Dean was a thinker! He was sensitive! He hung out with Elizabeth Taylor and she took naps and he read celebrity magazines.

He looked amazing in sneakers and glasses. He probably would look amazing in anything being that he was James Dean and all.

But, yes, the cigarette/jacket look is probably his best. You're a dreamy one, James Dean. You're definitely a dreamy one.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin patch

 I recently learned that one of the teachers at my school has a family farm with hayrides, horses and a big ol' pumpkin patch, and when I learned this, of course, I knew I had to go visit! I am all about farms, hayrides and pumpkins, and horses are pretty okay too! There were children galore, and they all seemed to be having a stellar, farm-tastic time. Thomas was way on the young end of the spectrum (at three months, there's really no other end of the spectrum for him to be on), and he wasn't that into it. I mean, he's usually pretty happy when he's outside, but the hayride, horses and pumpkins did nothing for him, which is just fine. He's a tiny baby! He'd much rather watch a ceiling fan than a horse at this point in his life. Sometimes, I get a little sad about how fast my baby is growing (seriously, this kid is huge), but then I remind myself of all the fun times we have ahead of us. On the hayride, there was a woman with her 22-year-old son, and they were going to go to a fabulous, trendy restaurant afterwards, and I thought -- yep, Thomas and I (and his daddy) have a very fun future ahead of us (and the present is pretty awesome too).