Friday, February 27, 2015

Oh the wisdom of Dr. Seuss



"Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!" -- Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Remix - Blue maxi dress


This maxi-dress isn't a neutral shapeshifter. It's pretty much always a big ol' swath of blue patterned cloth, and that blue patterned cloth is fabulous


I love the color and the pattern so much. I can't even remember when I first bought it, but I know I thrifted it back when I was a small-town reporter. It's adorable on its own, but I love it the most paired with blue. Blue on blue! That's some monochrome I can get behind!


A magenta-flowered cardigan and baby bump also work with it well. And flip flops! Well, it's a maxi-dress. Maxi-dresses were made to be worn with flip flops. 


It also looks great with a baby! I feel like the looks don't change dramatically when pairing the maxi-dress with different things (including adorable, tiny people!), but that's fine and dandy. It is always a fabulously-patterned, blue-on-blue dress that's the perfect length and ridiculously comfortable. All hail the maxi dress!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Style Icon: Diane Keaton



I love all eras of Diane Keaton -- especially her Woody Allen movies -- but I'm focusing on modern-day Diane Keaton because she still has it and maybe even has more of whatever "it" is than she used to. Seriously. The lady is fabulous. 


Sexiest lady in a suit ever. Work it, Diane. Work it.


And she can combine feminine elements with her menswear. Great skirt. Great shoes. Great hats. (Oh your hats, Diane!) Great gloves. Diane Keaton is always all covered up and yet still such a knockout/bombshell/babe in an "Aw shucks, who me?" kind of way. 


Yes, you, Diane! You're a babe! And you played beer pong with Jimmy Fallon and flirted shamelessly. 


Seriously. Shameless, that flirting. That is why you are my hero. Diane Keaton: Beer pong player. Style Icon.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Loving It

Lately I've been loving...


1. Thomas swinging in a baby swing.
2. Watching "Foyle's War" on Netflix. It's a mystery show set in England during World War II and is very, very British and fabulous.
3. Speaking of mysteries, I'm reading my students "The Westing Game," and that is a darn good mystery. I highly suggest reading it even if you're a full-on grown up!
4. Hot tea. Because of it being cold and because of my having a cold.
5. Sunshine in the snow -- what a cutie pie.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Snow Day!


We had our first snow day! Really, it was more of an ice day, but we'll take what we can get!


I know some people are 8-feet deep in snow, and this probably looks comical to them, but, hey, we're enjoying it! It's Thomas's first snowy experience, and he seemed pretty into it.


I was pretty into his awesome thrifted (by my parents -- where do you think I get it from?) red snow fleece hooded romper situation. How cute is that kid? Snow gnome!


Snow days are not free to teachers. We lose work days and eventually spring break days if there are enough, but whatever. I needed a day off! The three of us have been sharing a cold (I'm resigned to the fact that we're all just going to have colds all winter. As long as we don't get another flu-type situation, it's going to be okay!), and I was happy to get some rest!


I wore those boots because they have really great tread. You don't want to trip on the ice when you're holding a sweet and precious baby! Happy ice day to all!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Style Icon: Lady Mary Crawley


Lady Mary Crawley: Girl can sure ride a horse.


She also does an excellent job wearing hats.


Seriously. She's really, really good at wearing hats.


Like, so good at it. (She's good at wearing pearls too. And little white gloves. Oh, Lady Mary Crawley, you are so very proper and feminine.)


The details of all her outfits KILL me. You can watch this show just for the fashion.


She can be so cranky and cutting, but she always looks so amazing while saying rather biting things. I admit to being behind on my watching. I binge on it on Netflix and then don't watch it until another season shows up. I do sort of keep up with it via the Internet and spoil everything for myself. I don't know why. I can't help it. The twists! The turns! I want to know what's up! While I might know some major plot points, the fashion still stays a pleasant surprise!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!


I think Valentine's Day is pretty stupid, but cherishing your love is not! When I worked in an office, I felt like there was a weird competitive vibe about who got flowers and how big they were and blah blah blah, which is so lame.

Since getting with Robert (Yep. I decided "getting with" was the best way to describe the beginning of my relationship with the man I married/had a baby with/will adore forever.), we started an awesome tradition of not going out and not buying flowers/jewelry/whatever and instead buying art. Art is the best! This tradition has turned us into official art collectors, which is awesome.

Anyway, this year we bought this rooster, and he is an amazing rooster. ("You're getting the chicken? I'm so glad someone is buying the chicken!" the guy who checked us out said.)


We too were glad to buy the chicken. Happy Valentine's Day!