A huge warning there are going to be lots of pictures in today's post. That is because I am catching up on 2 days and I wore 3 outfits in those 2 days. This is my 'Winter White' combo which I wore yesterday (Monday). The inspiration came from:
Although Iwas not happy with how the leggings looked. They just don't look right. I needed something a bit less clingy. Pants would have been better or more loose fitting leggings (if there is such thing). Or may be if I had thicker legs. So, love all thelayers on top but not happy about my bottom.
This is one of those looks where I actually went and bought/collected these items for the look. So these are all bought this season and all from Forever 21. I will obviously wear them in other combo's though.
The base layer is this oatmeal color babydoll top. It will be a great layering piece in many more outfits to come. It is also super soft, tissue thin and very comfy. The sequin tank top is a great piece to add a bit of bling to any outfit. I already wore this on our big night out.
These super cool earings were my recent purchase from Thread show. Love the wings. They look great on.
But I think the most versatile item in this whole combo has to be what I call my 'cream chunky cardigan', I will wear this again and again over many many outfits. It is very comfy. And looks very cool when I close the front as well.
Very casual as you can see. Wore this outfit this morning. My best friend would call this somewhat of a 'bag lady' look and this time I might agree. But I was so sleep deprived (see below why) and this was one of the very very few items in my list that included ugg boots. I love wearing my ugg boots when I am tired. The pop of colors also cheer me up. Notice it is not sunny but I am wearing sunglasses? To hide the bags under my eyes.
Added this feather headband last minute when I realized no styling was going to fix my hair. I bought this couple years ago at another thread show. Thought I would wear it to my cousins wedding but decided not to last minute. Have never worn it until today. My kids kept asking if that was a bird on my head! :)
And this adorable bottle cap necklace is a purchase from 'December Nights' event we went to over the weekend. The artist said it can be an owl or a penguin when you turn it. I have a thing for owls so had to buy it. Looks so cool I think over this neon animal print tee.
Loving this outfit. First of all it is very simple. Just a sweater, skirt and boots. Takes the same amount of time as putting on sweats, sweatshirt and sneakers. Might be even less since the boots are slip ons.
I feel so powerful in these boots. And they are sooo warm. However, they do make a BIG statement so there are very few events/places I can wear them to. Therefore they were perfect to wear it to my dad's to trim his tree! :)
These adorable earings are also a recent Thread Show purchase. They are made out of recycled old records! She had many different styles (arrows, stars and other hearts). I was drawn to these cause of the blue chain. They just pop!
This sweater is couple years old. I like the ruffle hem. This skirt however is super old. I must have got it during college. I have worn it so much and would never get rid of it cause even though it is super mini it is just so versatile and always in style. I even wore it to visit a native village by boat in the Amazon region! I fit right in with them. :)
Ruffle hem sweater - Victoria's Secret Catalog
B/W mini skirt - do not remember and don't recognize the brand
Tigh high boots - Charlotte Russe
Earings - Thread Show
So, that is it. No more outfits...
ACTIVITIES: I have been driving myself insane trying to finish my snapfish projects of photo calendars and albums and other things as gifts. They take forever to create. I do love makng them but it is so time consuming and I had this great offer that was going to expire so I had to rush to finish as much as I can and order. Have been going to bed past 1 AM for 3 nights in a row and a about to collapse. Dealing with a toddler and preschooler all day when short on sleep does not make a good combination. To not repeat this next year I decided I am going to start all thse projects early in the year and add at the end of each month. That should make it a lot easier to handle. I still have to make our own annual album but that will have to wait. I am getting excited for our upcoming no kid trip to Vegas this weekend. It is only for one night but should be a lot of fun. We are going with 2 other couples. I got my nails done (thanks to my Dad babysitting) and colored my hair today. And even spent a few moments todays plotting some outfits so feel less stressed now.
Here are some photos from yesterday and today. I take these cause the kids insist on them while I am doing my photo shoot and I think it is so cute. This is the ONLY time they actually pose for the camera (kind of)!