2014. these boots. 
anna cardigan by mcginn. madewell tee. union maternity leggings by paige. enzo angiolini boots.
these boots are made for wearin’… especially because i bought them back in the fall. they’re super soft and super cool and i was super afraid of scuffing them up. then i remembered my new year’s promise to be plucky and just went ahead and wore ‘em. no scuffs yet!
michael calls this sweater “the sheep sweater.” he pretty much hates all of my oversized cardigans. i think it’s cute. it also doubles as a blanket so maybe we should call it the counting sheep sweater.
hope you gals are having a good week. it’s almost valentine’s day, and i’m counting down to our valentine dinner of cheeseburgers and french fries.
the look | sweater | similar tee | similar jeans | shoes

2014. these boots. 

anna cardigan by mcginn. madewell tee. union maternity leggings by paige. enzo angiolini boots.

these boots are made for wearin’… especially because i bought them back in the fall. they’re super soft and super cool and i was super afraid of scuffing them up. then i remembered my new year’s promise to be plucky and just went ahead and wore ‘em. no scuffs yet!

michael calls this sweater “the sheep sweater.” he pretty much hates all of my oversized cardigans. i think it’s cute. it also doubles as a blanket so maybe we should call it the counting sheep sweater.

hope you gals are having a good week. it’s almost valentine’s day, and i’m counting down to our valentine dinner of cheeseburgers and french fries.

the look | sweater | similar tee | similar jeans | shoes


2014. spring hints. 
fossil dress. sidewalk wedges by madewell. necklace by jen loves kev.
last week the temperature reached eighty degrees and i rejoiced in a warm weather shirt dress. i happily told michael, “i’m going to wear dresses and skirts to school everyday!” i spoke too soon.
the last few days have been cool, and today is downright cold. the wind is blowing so fiercely that it sounds like someone is fussing with our back door, and the weatherman predicts overnight sleet and snow.
oh, texas. at least you let me wear a dress once this winter.
the look | dress | similar shoes

2014. spring hints. 

fossil dress. sidewalk wedges by madewell. necklace by jen loves kev.

last week the temperature reached eighty degrees and i rejoiced in a warm weather shirt dress. i happily told michael, “i’m going to wear dresses and skirts to school everyday!” i spoke too soon.

the last few days have been cool, and today is downright cold. the wind is blowing so fiercely that it sounds like someone is fussing with our back door, and the weatherman predicts overnight sleet and snow.

oh, texas. at least you let me wear a dress once this winter.

the look | dress | similar shoes


2014. oh, pinyon. 
madewell tee. verdugo leggings by paige. pendleton pinyon stripe scarf. MIA boots.
michael surprised me with the bold scarf for christmas, and upon opening it, i wrapped around my head like a star wars jedi. it’s a giant scarf that doubles as a shawl and triples as a blanket for a shorter person.
sophie and i are home today for the MLK holiday. we’re catching up on laundry, cleaning, blogging, and maybe folding. we won’t get too ahead of ourselves.
the look | similar tee | similar jeans | scarf | similar shoes

2014. oh, pinyon. 

madewell tee. verdugo leggings by paige. pendleton pinyon stripe scarf. MIA boots.

michael surprised me with the bold scarf for christmas, and upon opening it, i wrapped around my head like a star wars jedi. it’s a giant scarf that doubles as a shawl and triples as a blanket for a shorter person.

sophie and i are home today for the MLK holiday. we’re catching up on laundry, cleaning, blogging, and maybe folding. we won’t get too ahead of ourselves.

the look | similar tee | similar jeans | scarf | similar shoes


2014. simple does it. 
thrifted sweater. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. french knot skimmers by madewell. leather tote c/o cuyana.
you know what i’ve been wearing all the time since thanksgiving? this here outfit. i kind of feel like a younger, 1980’s version of myself would wear the same thing to school. i got rid of my other oversized, constantly-worn, thrifted sweater after i found a new (old) friend. if you want a big, cotton, chunky sweater, go thrifting. find one and you’re set for a year or more.
i think most of my outfits are very simple. sometimes simple is all you need. a good pair of shoes is extra. so is a side ponytail.
the look | similar sweater | similar pants | similar shoes | similar bag (pink is sold out)

2014. simple does it. 

thrifted sweater. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. french knot skimmers by madewell. leather tote c/o cuyana.

you know what i’ve been wearing all the time since thanksgiving? this here outfit. i kind of feel like a younger, 1980’s version of myself would wear the same thing to school. i got rid of my other oversized, constantly-worn, thrifted sweater after i found a new (old) friend. if you want a big, cotton, chunky sweater, go thrifting. find one and you’re set for a year or more.

i think most of my outfits are very simple. sometimes simple is all you need. a good pair of shoes is extra. so is a side ponytail.

the look | similar sweater | similar pants | similar shoes | similar bag (pink is sold out)


2014. fisherman’s catch. 
sanctuary cardigan. madewell tee and sandals. skyline skinny skinnies by paige.
oh my goodness. the last time i posted an outfit was back in november. we took photos over the weekend, and i could not stop laughing… several (forty) strange frames later, i got my act together.
life has been busy and good. we’re trucking along at school; a good chunk of my kids are reading and writing! i’m up and running again with a new computer, and i have an external hard drive that i back up every sunday. i named it tom gordon in nods to the old red sox pitcher.
hope the new year is treating you well. catch you later mermaids!
the look | sweater | similar tee | similar pants | similar shoes

2014. fisherman’s catch. 

sanctuary cardigan. madewell tee and sandals. skyline skinny skinnies by paige.

oh my goodness. the last time i posted an outfit was back in november. we took photos over the weekend, and i could not stop laughing… several (forty) strange frames later, i got my act together.

life has been busy and good. we’re trucking along at school; a good chunk of my kids are reading and writing! i’m up and running again with a new computer, and i have an external hard drive that i back up every sunday. i named it tom gordon in nods to the old red sox pitcher.

hope the new year is treating you well. catch you later mermaids!

the look | sweater | similar tee | similar pants | similar shoes


2013. game day. madewell pinhole sweater. current/elliott jeans. tory burch belt and reva flats. old navy honeycomb scarf.sundays are game days at our house. my idea of a game day would include scrabble, settlers of catan, and maybe rummy. but michael’s idea of a game means football, specifically the eagles. i don’t pay too much attention to NFL games but i can tell by watching my husband if the eagles have a great or terrible day.on sunday we went to the grocery store, made lunch, and watched TV (mostly michael). i wore my boyfriend jeans that i purchased at an embarrassingly low price ($15) over the summer. i’m very partial to dark denim, but i like these jeans, too. barneys warehouse has the same jeans if you’re interested.michael caught my off-and-on cold, but he’s recovering much more quickly. we turned on the fireplace at night much to sophie’s delight. she loves being cozy! life has been good this week.
the look | similar sweater | jeans | similar flats | scarf

2013. game day.

madewell pinhole sweater. current/elliott jeans. tory burch belt and reva flats. old navy honeycomb scarf.

sundays are game days at our house. my idea of a game day would include scrabble, settlers of catan, and maybe rummy. but michael’s idea of a game means football, specifically the eagles. i don’t pay too much attention to NFL games but i can tell by watching my husband if the eagles have a great or terrible day.

on sunday we went to the grocery store, made lunch, and watched TV (mostly michael). i wore my boyfriend jeans that i purchased at an embarrassingly low price ($15) over the summer. i’m very partial to dark denim, but i like these jeans, too. barneys warehouse has the same jeans if you’re interested.

michael caught my off-and-on cold, but he’s recovering much more quickly. we turned on the fireplace at night much to sophie’s delight. she loves being cozy! life has been good this week.

the look | similar sweater | jeans | similar flats | scarf


2013. good jeans. vermont jacket by paige. beach stripe dress by madewell. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. rebecca minkoff woven bag.remember last week when i was like, hey y’all i got married then i got sick but now i’m ready to blog again? well, i fibbed. i thought i was getting over a cold but it turned into a bad cough. after several days of drinking hot tea, sleeping more, and taking gross medicine, i feel more like myself than i did last monday.and this jean-ius outfit? it’s two weeks old. i wore it a couple days after our wedding to la gloria with michael’s aunt and uncle and their adorable son nico who’s in kindergarten. nico and i danced to “friday i’m in love” at our wedding. how many kids do that? one day i hope i have a little girl or boy who appreciates the cure.
update: i spoke too soon. i’m running a fever. :o(the look | jacket | similar dress | shoes

2013. good jeans.

vermont jacket by paige. beach stripe dress by madewell. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. rebecca minkoff woven bag.

remember last week when i was like, hey y’all i got married then i got sick but now i’m ready to blog again? well, i fibbed. i thought i was getting over a cold but it turned into a bad cough. after several days of drinking hot tea, sleeping more, and taking gross medicine, i feel more like myself than i did last monday.

and this jean-ius outfit? it’s two weeks old. i wore it a couple days after our wedding to la gloria with michael’s aunt and uncle and their adorable son nico who’s in kindergarten. nico and i danced to “friday i’m in love” at our wedding. how many kids do that? one day i hope i have a little girl or boy who appreciates the cure.

update: i spoke too soon. i’m running a fever. :o(

the look | jacket | similar dress | shoes


2013. knots and dots. silk dotty dress and sidewalk wedges by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf (worn as belt). leather tote c/o cuyana.hello! long time, no post. life has been keeping me on my toes lately as we countdown to the wedding and i prepare progress reports for my class. i feel like i start the week off strong (blog wise) and then get sidetracked by wednesday. plus, it’s been raining a lot! that makes our yard and deer happy.to make up for my sartorial absence, you’ll get an outfit post today instead of food. the pastel belt is an old vera scarf that i knotted in the middle and tied in the back (similar to how you’d tie it around your head). it added a little something sweet to a beloved dress. i wore everything on saturday while shopping for gifts for my best friend and maid of honor.is it too much to hope that i have the same great hair on our big day?the look | similar dress | similar shoes | bag

2013. knots and dots.

silk dotty dress and sidewalk wedges by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf (worn as belt). leather tote c/o cuyana.

hello! long time, no post. life has been keeping me on my toes lately as we countdown to the wedding and i prepare progress reports for my class. i feel like i start the week off strong (blog wise) and then get sidetracked by wednesday. plus, it’s been raining a lot! that makes our yard and deer happy.

to make up for my sartorial absence, you’ll get an outfit post today instead of food. the pastel belt is an old vera scarf that i knotted in the middle and tied in the back (similar to how you’d tie it around your head). it added a little something sweet to a beloved dress. i wore everything on saturday while shopping for gifts for my best friend and maid of honor.

is it too much to hope that i have the same great hair on our big day?

the look | similar dress | similar shoes | bag


2013. sweatshirt revival. sweatshirt dress by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf. leather tote c/o cuyana. MIA boots.if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have noticed that i love sweatshirts. i wear them with skirts, shorts, and jeans. they’re as classic to me as a plain white tee. my two favorite sweatshirts are a grey one from target and a navy one from j.crew.as much as i enjoy comfy knits, i was initially on the fence about this dress. i liked the length and fit, but i wasn’t sure if it would look as cute on me as it looks on kendi or dotty.then i tried it on and thought why didn’t i buy it sooner? it’s a sweatshirt. it’s a dress. it’s a sweatshirt dress. i’ll wear it until it falls apart.
p.s. you’re right! my scarf has little tin soldiers on it. :o)the look | dress | bag | boots

2013. sweatshirt revival.

sweatshirt dress by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf. leather tote c/o cuyana. MIA boots.

if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have noticed that i love sweatshirts. i wear them with skirts, shorts, and jeans. they’re as classic to me as a plain white tee. my two favorite sweatshirts are a grey one from target and a navy one from j.crew.

as much as i enjoy comfy knits, i was initially on the fence about this dress. i liked the length and fit, but i wasn’t sure if it would look as cute on me as it looks on kendi or dotty.

then i tried it on and thought why didn’t i buy it sooner? it’s a sweatshirt. it’s a dress. it’s a sweatshirt dress. i’ll wear it until it falls apart.

p.s. you’re right! my scarf has little tin soldiers on it. :o)

the look | dress | bag | boots


2013. long summer. silk dotty dress by madewell. vintage belt. rebecca minkoff doll boots.thanks to everyone who left a kind comment about wearing dresses and boots—  you get an encore post! i wore this on sunday to the grocery store with M. it isn’t the best outfit (i ended up removing the belt) but i love sophie’s face. she looks bored. so bored.if you’re coming to texas style council this weekend, i guarantee you won’t be as bored as a pug. we have an incredible line-up of classes, and i look forward to seeing old faces and making new friends. i’ll be at the registration table. stop by and say hey!the look | similar dress | similar boots

2013. long summer.

silk dotty dress by madewell. vintage belt. rebecca minkoff doll boots.

thanks to everyone who left a kind comment about wearing dresses and boots—  you get an encore post! i wore this on sunday to the grocery store with M. it isn’t the best outfit (i ended up removing the belt) but i love sophie’s face. she looks bored. so bored.

if you’re coming to texas style council this weekend, i guarantee you won’t be as bored as a pug. we have an incredible line-up of classes, and i look forward to seeing old faces and making new friends. i’ll be at the registration table. stop by and say hey!

the look | similar dress | similar boots


2013. dress boots. beach stripe dress and parisienne storyteller scarf by madewell. MIA boots.a few months ago i would have talked myself out of wearing boots with a dress. in autumn and winter, i pair ankle booties with jeans with no qualms. forcing them to be friendly with a frock is a different story. i could share many excuses: i’m too old. i’m not skinny enough. i have knobby knees. bruises and mosquito bites speckle my legs. ankle boots look funny. depending on my mood, i might agree or disagree with all of those things.but as i get older, brave days outnumber timid ones. this summer on my brave days i’ve been wearing boots with dresses, knobby knees and all. i like these soft suede boots so much that i ordered another pair for stomping around at school. i think my kiddos would get a kick out of them.so today’s lesson is simple: forget the lady in the mirror and listen to the lady in your heart. she matters more anyway.the look | similar dress | similar scarf | boots

2013. dress boots.

beach stripe dress and parisienne storyteller scarf by madewell. MIA boots.

a few months ago i would have talked myself out of wearing boots with a dress. in autumn and winter, i pair ankle booties with jeans with no qualms. forcing them to be friendly with a frock is a different story. i could share many excuses: i’m too old. i’m not skinny enough. i have knobby knees. bruises and mosquito bites speckle my legs. ankle boots look funny. depending on my mood, i might agree or disagree with all of those things.

but as i get older, brave days outnumber timid ones. this summer on my brave days i’ve been wearing boots with dresses, knobby knees and all. i like these soft suede boots so much that i ordered another pair for stomping around at school. i think my kiddos would get a kick out of them.

so today’s lesson is simple: forget the lady in the mirror and listen to the lady in your heart. she matters more anyway.

the look | similar dress | similar scarf | boots


2013. beach stripes. beach stripe dress by madewell. kaysa clogs by loeffler randall. rebecca minkoff baby belle bag. i don’t say this often, but look at my hair! i didn’t do anything out of the ordinary; i washed it, dried it, and curled it as usual. friday just happened to be my big, bad hair day. by bad, i mean good.i bought the dress during madewell’s 40% off mega sale a few weeks ago and it quickly became one of my summer favorites. it’s been uncomfortably hot (hence fewer outfit photos) but cool clothing makes a difference.hope your week is off to a pleasant start!the look | dress | shoes

2013. beach stripes.

beach stripe dress by madewell. kaysa clogs by loeffler randall. rebecca minkoff baby belle bag.

i don’t say this often, but look at my hair! i didn’t do anything out of the ordinary; i washed it, dried it, and curled it as usual. friday just happened to be my big, bad hair day. by bad, i mean good.

i bought the dress during madewell’s 40% off mega sale a few weeks ago and it quickly became one of my summer favorites. it’s been uncomfortably hot (hence fewer outfit photos) but cool clothing makes a difference.

hope your week is off to a pleasant start!

the look | dress | shoes


2013. happy camper. swing tee and boardwalk sandals by madewell. corey lynn calter skirt. pendleton canyonville tote.i’ll keep this outfit spiel short and sweet as i’m assembling my students’ yearbooks and preparing their grades. school is almost over in texas, and summer means happy days with sunshine and sophie.i’ve worn the skirt several times to school (and to HGS's pop-up shop); it's finally making a blog debut. it has embroidered dots and hidden pockets. i could wear it everyday but the other polka dots in my closet wouldn't appreciate it. hear you me, dots are trouble.the look | tee | similar skirt | sandals | similar bag

2013. happy camper.

swing tee and boardwalk sandals by madewell. corey lynn calter skirt. pendleton canyonville tote.

i’ll keep this outfit spiel short and sweet as i’m assembling my students’ yearbooks and preparing their grades. school is almost over in texas, and summer means happy days with sunshine and sophie.

i’ve worn the skirt several times to school (and to HGS's pop-up shop); it's finally making a blog debut. it has embroidered dots and hidden pockets. i could wear it everyday but the other polka dots in my closet wouldn't appreciate it. hear you me, dots are trouble.

the look | tee | similar skirt | sandals | similar bag


2013. sweet rose.
vermont jacket by paige. silk waterflower dress by madewell. gloria wedges by bed stu.
i’ve had this outfit on my mind since doodling it for our texas style council mixer at madewell in march. it came out of my head and into reality when i got the dress on sale in april.
one of my friends from college joked that i’d wear a jean jacket with my wedding dress. if it’s cold that day, i just might.
the look | similar jacket | dress | similar sandals

2013. sweet rose.

vermont jacket by paige. silk waterflower dress by madewell. gloria wedges by bed stu.

i’ve had this outfit on my mind since doodling it for our texas style council mixer at madewell in march. it came out of my head and into reality when i got the dress on sale in april.

one of my friends from college joked that i’d wear a jean jacket with my wedding dress. if it’s cold that day, i just might.

the look | similar jacket | dress | similar sandals


2013. neon signs. linen studio sweater by madewell. zara shorts. kaysa clogs by loeffler randall.the first day i wore this sweater, michael said, “wow, that’s a pink sweater.” i said, “a pink i-hate-it sweater or a pink i-like-it sweater?” he replied, “i like it.” two weeks ago i styled it to school with a polka dot skirt, and last sunday i wore it to lowe’s. school, gardening stores, and cheeseburger places… that’s how i roll.the look | sweater | similar shorts | shoes

2013. neon signs.

linen studio sweater by madewell. zara shorts. kaysa clogs by loeffler randall.

the first day i wore this sweater, michael said, “wow, that’s a pink sweater.” i said, “a pink i-hate-it sweater or a pink i-like-it sweater?” he replied, “i like it.” two weeks ago i styled it to school with a polka dot skirt, and last sunday i wore it to lowe’s. school, gardening stores, and cheeseburger places… that’s how i roll.

the look | sweater | similar shorts | shoes