Friday, February 24, 2017

All the Frills: Awkward Areas

My house is sort of oddly laid out. When you enter it, whether from the front door or the garage, you find yourself in a long, narrow hallway that’s actually a floor unto itself – at one end there’s a staircase leading to the basement and at the other there’s one leading upstairs to the main living area and also to a further staircase leading to the bedrooms on the top floor. Anyways, the entryway level is not really large enough to have any furniture on it, per se, but I also wanted it to not be just a grubby place for shoe storage. So I tried to make it both functional (with shoe racks, shoe storage, and a place for coats) and inviting (with a few decorative items). What I’d really love to do is find a way to fit a narrow shoe bench or something down here…

Weekend Reading 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Winter Vacation

Once a month I have to attend a meeting for work that starts at 6 pm and can run as long as over three hours. Considering that I arrive at the office a bit after 8 am, it makes for a very long day (especially so because the meetings fall on Mondays, basically the last day of the week you want to be working for 12+ hours). I wore this on one such Monday because I desperately wanted to be as comfortable as possible and an oversized sweater kicked up a notch with a truly obnoxious and sparkly statement necklace really checked that box for me.

In other news, as I wrote this I was in British Columbia, where I ran off to the mountains for a few days with a group of friends to ski, ride alpine gondolas, eat delicious resort food, and generally just have a relaxing few days of winter vacation. I gotta say, the break did me good!

leggings: ASOS / sweater: Joe Fresh / boots: Aldo / necklace: Banana Republic

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I've Got 2017 In the Bag

Remember when I mentioned I was going to make 2017 the year I wore more green? Well, look me, actualizing my goals.

And, speaking of actualizing my goals, I received my book proofs a few days ago....which means I'm one final, yet through, edit away from being totally wrapped with this project.

top: BB Dakota / blazer: H&M / pants: RW and Co / necklace: Simons / shoes: Primark / bag: Stella and Dot

Friday, February 17, 2017

All the Frills: Deer, Deer, and More Deer

I am fully aware that I really don’t need anymore deer themed home d├ęcor accessories. And yet I really can’t help myself.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

I Hope Winter Never Ends!

As you can see, we were still mired in all the glory of winter here (it's gotten considerably warmer recently...and I have, of course, shed a few tears). Despite my use of “mired” I was actually pretty happy about it. I love winter, snow, and even cold temperatures. If nothing else it’s a chance for me to wear various winter jackets.

dress: Contemporaine / booties: Primark / jacket: ASOS / sweater: New Look / necklace: Stella and Dot