November 30, 2013
November 29, 2013
sweater: american eagle pants: old navy scarf: discovery flats: target
I have way more clothes than I actually wear and quite often take way too long to get rid of something in my closet. It isn't until I go a really long time without wearing something that I consider getting rid of it. But then I often talk myself out of it because I have either a dumb sentimental feeling to an item of clothing or I convince myself it will be in style as soon as I drop it off at the thrift store.
This sweater is thankfully one that I didn't follow through with getting rid of even though I haven't worn it in years. After seeing a similar outfit in people magazine I'm glad I kept it, plus it is one of those items that comes with an emotional attachment. My girlfriends from high school used to have an annual Christmas party and secret santa throughout high school, college and a few years after. Sadly we haven't done it in a few years due to everyone living in different places, but this sweater was from my friend Shannon and makes me think about those high school sleepover days when I wear it.
Tell me I'm not alone with the emotional connection to clothing?
November 27, 2013
sweater: kohls t-shirt: old navy belt: H&M jeggings: walmart boots: dsw
November 26, 2013
It's hard to believe that you are four months old already. I have a feeling I'm going to say that every month though. This month has been so fun as you're little personality is coming out more and more. You are such a happy baby and smile a lot! Your big gummy smile and beautiful big eyes are one of my favorite things about you.
You still love the mornings and it's my favorite time of the day with you. We sit on the living room floor, I drink my coffee and we play for about an hour before you take a nap. Most of the time we are on the floor you quickly roll over to your tummy. You finally don't mind being on your stomach for a good amount of time, but you aren't so great at getting back to your back when you're done.
You notice so much now! You love looking at and watching Molly and don't even mind when she licks you. You love looking at things around our house and love playing with all your toys. It's funny to me that you already have an opinion of what things you like to play with and what you don't care for.
This month you got a pretty bad cold. It was so sad. You had a hard time breathing out of your nose and were so stuffy, with a bad cough. We had two incredibly rough nights where we both slept terribly! That started your bad sleeping phase, which you are still in! We are anxiously awaiting for you to grow out of it and go back to being a pretty decent sleeper. You probably find it funny at the different things that I try to attribute your bad sleeping to and all the things that I try to get you to sleep, when it probably just comes down to the fact that you aren't ready to sleep for long stretches and just aren't a great sleeper. (yet, hopefully!).
You take most of your naps in your crib and although I like having some time to get things done myself, I miss those naps on the cough and your snuggles. So once in awhile I hold you while you nap and I hope you keep letting me do it here and there because I love it!
This month we celebrated Halloween and you dressed up as the cutest cow ever! I've never been a fan of Halloween until this year. It's much more fun with a baby, even though you won't remember it. We went to your cousins house to see them all dressed up and then stopped at Uncle Jacob's and Aunt Lauren's on our way home. Next year you'll get to go trick or treating with them!
You're getting really good at taking pictures and most of the time we can get you to smile! I hope you keep cooperating for pictures because I plan to continue to take a ton of them. I still love dressing you every day, which is a good thing because since you drool all the time we go through about four outfits a day. I keep thinking all this drooling will result in some teeth but so far you are teeth free!
November 25, 2013
November 24, 2013
What makes these magazines even better is that I went to Target to get them and when you purchase the December issues of People StyleWatch and InStyle together, you get a $5 gift card to spend at Target. Target, fashion magazines and a gift card? That is three favorite things right there.
I wanted to find a good fall outfit to copy with things I already owned, and loved these two looks from InStyle. I loved the "trip home" outfits and thought with my new blazer I could copy the outfit on the right. I also love the graphic sweaters and own a few of them, like this heart sweater and owl sweatshirt. Good thing they are still considered trendy because I don't plan on stopping wearing them anytime soon!
But my favorite fall inspiration I found was in People StyleWatch. I loved the crochet looking sweater layered over the flannel shirt. I just bought this red flannel shirt from Old Navy and was excited to wear it.
Of course I found my inspiration on their deal page, however I still think their items are a little expensive. My flannel shirt was only $15, and my trusty Walmart jeggings were only $13. I usually get too hot when I wear layered clothes, so even though I love the look I often don't wear it. But because this sweater is short sleeved and lightweight I can handle it!
Here's the look so you can shop for yourself:
And don't forget to head to Target and buy your copies of InStyle and People StyleWatch so you can get some fall fashion inspiration and a $5 Target gift card!
November 23, 2013
One of the neatest things about Rickshaw bags is that they strive to support local businesses and vendors for outside services, like screen printing and embroidery. But instead of driving around transporting supplies, they visit vendors by bicycle.
If I'm being honest I sadly don't do a good job of "being green." I fail to recycle most of our things and I rarely think about ways to help our environment. But if I am being honest, this company and reading these articles inspires me to start trying better. I want to support companies and people like this.
"Sustainability is a journey, not a destination. Once you embrace the fact that sustainable business practices save money, simplify operations, and build brand equity, you will continually seek new ways to embrace them. At the same time, you will be making things better for the environment and for future generations. After all, sustainable business is just good business." Mark Dwight, founder of Rickshaw Bags.