Friday, March 15, 2019

All the Frills: Shiny Things Make Everything Better

Late February and early March, when the weather here is still bitterly cold, seem a little bit more bearable when you can be festooned in fake gems – it’s even better when they’re attached to a necklace that you bought in Scotland on one of your best ever trips, so much so that just putting on this necklace makes me happy and wistful and nostalgic (all in perfect proportion).




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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Necklace, Lost and Found

I lost track of this necklace for a few months (Eleanor was playing in one of my dresser drawers and I had some accessories inside and, needless to say, everything got very shuffled around) and was happy to rediscover it the other day. I love adding it to an otherwise all black (well, with a hint of white, in fairness) outside for a dash of neon.


sweater: ModCloth / shirt: Old Navy / leggings: ASOS / necklace: Target

Friday, March 8, 2019

Is It Really Getting Warmer?

Work continues to be mad for me these days but, on the plus side, we’re finally coming out of the extreme cold weather we’ve had for the past few weeks and it was a balmy -17 degrees when these photos were taken. I love this dress for winter – I’m wearing a jacket so it’s not easy to tell but it has long sleeves and a bit of a high neck and is made out of very soft sweater material. It’s perfect for a frigid day.


dress: Simons / jacket: Simons / necklace: Stella and Dot

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Staying Warm

Work continues to be mad for me these days but, on the plus side, we’re finally coming out of the extreme cold weather we’ve had for the past few weeks and it was a balmy -19 degrees when these photos were taken. I love this dress for winter – I’m wearing a jacket so it’s not easy to tell but it has long sleeves and a bit of a high neck and is made out of very soft sweater material. It’s perfect for a frigid day, especially when paired with fleece lined tights, which I own like 4 pairs of.


dress: Simons / jacket: Simons / necklace: Stella and Dot

Friday, March 1, 2019

All the Frills: Keeping My House In Order With a Toddler

I think I’ve done a pretty good job of not letting baby stuff take over my main living space too much (my basement is another story). Of course it’s not some great tragedy to have baby stuff all over the place but I wanted to try to preserve my living room and dining room as “adult” spaces, even while knowing that they had to work on a practical level with the reality of having a toddler (I can't believe she's already a toddler!).

Eleanor’s room is all decked out, of course, for her to play in, and the basement is littered with a lot of bigger toys for her, but we’re all home from work and daycare by about 5:30 pm and bedtime is at 7:30 pm and there are meals to cook and cats to feed in that time so the reality is that we mostly still stay in the main floor space and only hang out in her room and the basement when we have longer stretches of time and no other side jobs we’re trying to get done in that time (just not the case during the work week but feasible on the weekends). I think I’ve done pretty well of not letting toys and everything else take over the space: a high chair that’s about as discreet as I can get, a few dedicated book shelves for toys and kid’s books, larger toys tucked neatly in a corner, a toy chest that fits the aesthetic of the room, and the most adorable chair for a kid ever made (and not pictured but essential is a baby gate to keep her penned in this space so I can be in the kitchen cooking and simultaneously have my eyes on her at all times).





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